Movies like Rush 1991

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Rush (1991)
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Rush (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Undercover cop Jim Raynor (Jason Patric) is a seasoned veteran. His partner, Kristen Cates (Jennifer Jason Leigh), is lacking in experience, but he thinks she's tough enough to work his next case with him: a deep cover assignment to bring down the notoriously hard-to-capture drug lord Gaines (Gregg Allman). While their relationship turns romantic during the assignment, they also turn into junkies, and will have to battle their own addictions if they want to bring down Gaines once and for all.
Style: realistic, neo noir, tense, light, atmospheric, thought provoking, clever, feel good, unusual plot structure, emotional ...
Plot: addiction, undercover cop, drugs, drug addiction, heroin, paranoia, drug abuse, cocaine, drug addict, crimes, small town, police investigation, spy, junkie, police, violence, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief), redneck, gangsters, killer, depression, hospital, undercover agent, justice ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, montana, houston texas, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, gangsters, drugs, murder, corruption, mentor and dialogue mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Rush: Fatal Beauty (1987), Narc (2002), One False Move (1992), Wonderland (2003), New Jack City (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fatal Beauty (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, gang, drug abuse, undercover cop, violence, gunfight, drugs, adaptation, vengeance, redemption, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
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95%
 7.1
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Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, police, drugs, murder, police corruption, police investigation, investigation, drug overdose, dark humor, police officer, crimes, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.1
 12K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, gunfight, justice, corruption, gangsters, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, siblings relations, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, texas, arkansas, california, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.5
 22K
Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, dark, tense, rough ...
Plot: murder, heroin, police investigation, junkie, crimes, addiction, violence, drug addiction, drugs, serial killer, drug addict, porn star ...
Time: 80s, year 1981, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, pasadena california, california, usa, sacramento california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: suspense, intense, harsh, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, hip hop, crimes, urban ghetto, organized crime, chase, betrayal, ghetto, gang war, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
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Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA ...
Style: sexy, neo noir, twists and turns, visually appealing, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, dirty cop, corruption, hip hop, murder, brutality, lawyer, stripper, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, buddy cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 430K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, neo noir, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, african american, lone hero, corrupt cop, gang member, gunfight, gang, drug dealer, rookie, mentor, police, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, murder, vengeance, gangsters, gang, police investigation, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, connecticut, massachusetts, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Colors (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.
Style: realistic, psychological, exciting, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: gang, police, gangsters, crimes, ghetto, chase, gunfight, gang war, partners, violence, buddy cop, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, mafia, police, revenge, fight, chase, gangsters, police officer, hitman, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 207K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, suspense, realistic, political, tense ...
Plot: drug lord, drug cartel, drug addiction, organized crime, addiction, drug dealer, war on drugs, drug abuse, drug traffic, drugs, gangsters, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, california, texas, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: road movie, sexy, tense, talky, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: addiction, junkie, drugs, crimes, drug addiction, murder, drug abuse, heist, drug addict, brutality, violence, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 180K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, intense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, drug lord, betrayal, greed, murder, drug dealing, cocaine, heist, flirting, violence, drug addiction ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, amsterdam, netherlands, zurich switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
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The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, bleak, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, vengeance, death of wife, crimes, drug addiction, drug lord, violence, methamphetamine, drugs, gangsters, double life, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: harsh, stylized, suspense, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, police, crimes, mafia, hitman, police officer, multiple storylines, nightclub, law enforcement, heroin, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heroin, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, drug smuggling, drug dealer, smuggling, investigation, police, corruption, car ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, marseille, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, criminal heroes, rise and fall, journalism, vengeance, dishonesty, society, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 66K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: tense, bleak, intense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, violence, drugs, addiction, gangsters, transformation, redemption, depression, culture clash, mental illness, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, new jersey, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Good Thief (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, Ireland, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A compulsive gambler plans the heist of his life - a priceless collection of art from the world-class Casino Riviera in Monte Carlo.
Style: exciting, serious, humorous, suspenseful, noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, heist, gambling, betrayal, drug addiction, robbery, one last job, criminal, forgery, character study, painting, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: monte carlo, french riviera, france, europe, bosnia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
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Miami Blues (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Fred gets out of prison, he decides to start over in Miami, where he starts a violent one-man crime wave. He soon meets up with amiable college student Susie. Opposing Fred is Sgt Hoke Moseley, a cop who is getting a bit old for the job, ...
Style: neo noir, harsh, twists and turns, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, crimes, psychopath, brutality, hitman, character study, undercover cop, police detective, loneliness, police corruption, thief, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
French Connection II (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: "Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug addiction, heroin, organized crime, gangsters, car, drug traffic, intoxication, french police, injection, captivity, revenge, police raid ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 4K
One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, emotional, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: crimes, father daughter relationship, justice, orphan, adoption, drug dealer, police investigation, partner, murder, family relations, law enforcement, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon ...
Style: exciting, sexy, suspense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, surveillance, betrayal, drug dealer, crimes, romance, organized crime, friendship, corruption, crime boss, best friend, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.9
 225K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: cocaine, mafia, organized crime, gangsters, lovers on the run, gunfight, crimes, drug dealing, romance, drugs, husband wife relationship, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: intense, talky, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, robbery, on the road, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, on the run, crimes, prison, heist, organized crime, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 8K
Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: psychological, intense, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, gangsters, drug addiction, murder, betrayal, haunted by the past, undercover, heist, mind game, dishonesty, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, prison, murder, redemption, undercover, vengeance, crimes, organized crime, investigation, working undercover, master criminal, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, friendship, dark humor, junkie, drug addict, redemption, coming of age, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 374
Under Cover (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop goes undercover in a South Carolina high school. With the help of a local narcotics officer, he investigates the drug ring responsible for another cop's death.
Style: neo noir, exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, undercover, high school, police detective, partners against crime, rivalry, crimes, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, south carolina, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 12K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, undercover, crimes, brutality, murder, drug addiction, racial slur, undercover cop, drugs, corruption, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1972, year 1992
Place: california, los angeles, cleveland ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%