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The Bodyguards (1993)
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The Bodyguards (1993)
Original name: La scorta
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their rackets.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, assassination, gangsters, crimes, heroes, fighting the system, legal action, crime, legal investigation, rebellion, on the run, political conspiracy, police corruption, assassination attempt, legal, society, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, life turned upside down, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, crime, murder and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Bodyguards: Excellent Cadavers (1999), Shakedown (1988), Ignition (2001), Shadow Conspiracy (1997), A Time to Die (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Excellent Cadavers (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact based story about the political battle that was waged against the Mafia in Sicily during the late 1980's and early 1990's. Chazz Palminteri plays Giovanni Falcone, a crusading prosecutor who tried to use money trails as a way to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: cosa nostra, politics, investigation, fighting crime, legal investigation, crimes, dishonesty, journalism, rivalry, legal, society, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 3K
Shakedown (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, lawyer and renegade undercover cop join forces to clear him. But when their investigation leads them into a maze of greed and corruption, they learn that in a town where everything is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, legal action, police investigation, fighting the system, crimes, buddies, working undercover, cons and scams, drug dealing, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 965
Ignition (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A web of intrigue and conspiracy lies beneath the euphoria as the U.S. is about to put a man on the moon for the first time in over thirty years
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, manhunt, fighting the system, life turned upside down, assassination, special agents, deadly, political conspiracy, police corruption, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, assassination attempt, crimes, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 4.4
 240
A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, frame up, custody, murder, photographer, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, life is a bitch, on the run, heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 617
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, hotshot lawyer, legal investigation, law enforcement, crimes, false accusation, murder, injustice, deadly, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Rabbit on the Moon (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Though around them a criminal world seethes, Julie and Antonio are a young and loving couple with a new baby and a solid, white-collar sense of stability. But when a loose social connection suddenly ties them to a major political assassination, the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: assassination, political corruption, assassination attempt, uncover truth, life turned upside down, fighting the system, life is a bitch, politics, political conspiracy, frame up, deadly, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico city, mexico, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Aan: Men at Work (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Crime is at its highest peak in Mumbai with it split in three ways. Walia has one-third, Manik Rao has one-third and Roshni has a third of the Mumbai territory. The crime rate rises with more smuggling, trading and illegal activities soaring.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, toilet humor
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, cop as target, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, master criminal, dishonesty, rivalry, bollywood, society, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, crimes, society, dishonesty, state affairs, political unrest, political corruption, murder, deadly, government, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, murder, police officer, army investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, crimes, police detective, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
24 Hours in London (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: London gangster Christian has a plan to kill off the opposition, but things get messy when a witness survives.
Style: rough, suspenseful, stylized, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, murder, police, criminal's revenge, police investigation, witnessing a crime, fighting crime, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.0
 437
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, female detective, deadly, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.2
 114
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: neo noir, fighting the system, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, danger, rebellion, life is a bitch, government agency, dishonesty, society, assassination ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, fish out of water, tough heroes, culture clash, disorder, criminal heroes, dishonesty, organized crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, paris france, venice beach california, california, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, courtroom drama, gang, rise to the top, society, murder, life is a bitch, police detective, idealism, undercover, police investigation, criminal heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
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Pigs (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, polish, drug dealing, crimes, partners, chases and races, deadly, workplace situations, police corruption, working undercover, society ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.0
 2K
The Deal (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: wall street, politics, evil corporation, oil industry, board meeting, legal investigation, fighting the system, rivalry, political intrigue, uncover truth, betrayal, society ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 2K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, corrupt law enforcer, assassination, danger, honest law enforcer, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 375
Salvation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A young law student finds his strongly held ideals clashing with the work he has to undertake, leading to a crisis of confidence in this 2001 Bollywood feature from director Ashok Mehta.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, rebellion, life is a bitch, crimes, legal, rivalry, society, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Listening (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Estranged by the degree of corporate influence within the largest U.S. listening station in the world, an aging NSA officer defects and mounts a clandestine counter-listening station high in the Italian alps.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, rivalry, on the run, secret agents, espionage, danger, rebellion, dishonesty, government agency, undercover, fighting the system, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, investigation, murder, revenge, psychopath, deadly, crimes, university, heist, police corruption, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
I as in Icarus (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film's plot is based on the Kennedy assassination and subsequent investigation. The film begins with the assassination of President Marc Jarry, who is about to be inaugurated for a second six-year term of office. Henri Volney, state ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, political ...
Plot: political conspiracy, assassination, conspiracy, kennedy assassination, investigation, government corruption, crimes, witnessing a crime, political corruption, uncover truth, dedicated lawyer, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 665
Framed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: New York detective Mike Santini (Rob Lowe) is enjoying a holiday with his family when he spots Eddie Meyers (Sam Neill) a fugitive from justice who might be the key witness in a high profile case involving money laundering. Santini plays a major ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, undercover, mind game, special agents, police corruption, frame up, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, crime, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, murder, aging, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, fighting crime, drug dealing, crime, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, assassination, prison, revenge, fighting the system, against the rules, government agency, on the run, chases and races, tough heroes, secret agents, treason ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, politics, bank, mafia, uncover truth, gangsters, crimes, manipulations, clergy ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, london, palermo italy, new york, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, crime, murder, political corruption, politics, crimes, fighting the system, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, investigation, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, on the run, gangsters, crimes, heroes, tough heroes, dishonesty, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, false accusation, legal, uncover truth, lovers reunited, testimony, police investigation, life is a bitch, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.4
 5K
The Sicilian (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Egocentric bandit Salvatore Guiliano fights the Church, the Mafia, and the landed gentry while leading a populist movement for Sicilian independence.
Style: serious, realistic, intense, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, sicilian, gunfight, crimes, leadership, ambition, political unrest, society, dishonesty, politics, class differences, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: sicily, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%