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A.C.A.B. (2012)
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A.C.A.B. (2012)
Original name: ACAB : All Cops Are Bastards
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A look at the controversial riot cops unit, told through the stories of three veteran cops and a young recruit.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police, violence, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, society, law enforcement, teaching the ways of the world, demonstration, vigilantism, group of friends, rookie, slum, hoodlum, partners, crime, graphic violence, urban, chaos and mayhem, chaos, disorder, partners against crime, superior officer, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, police, tough law enforcer, graphic violence and rivalry mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like A.C.A.B.: Elite Squad (2007), G.B.H. (2017), Freelancers (2012), Gangaajal (2003), The Badge (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, police brutality, drug lord, police corruption, squad, law enforcement, slum, drug traffic, crimes, crime, leader, team ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 70s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, berlin germany
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100%
 4.8
 524
G.B.H. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Damien, a London copper has a past he's trying to forget. Before joining the force he ran with a football firm, getting involved in tear-ups up and down the country. Now he's on the other side of the law and faces a tough decision, side ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fighting crime, haunted by the past, chaos, moral dilemma, political unrest, hopes, society, going straight, chaos and mayhem, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.7
 10K
Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, partners against crime, uncover truth, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, law enforcement, police corruption, betrayal, dishonesty, crime, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.8
 16K
Gangaajal (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, police station, stabbed in the stomach, law enforcement, fighting crime, police brutality, vigilantism, honest law enforcer, police corruption, criminal's revenge, rivalry, bribery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, undercover, fighting crime, crimes, crime, heist, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, master criminal, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 14
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, dishonesty, police corruption, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 5K
Unit 7 (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Angel, a young intelligent and kind, aims to be a police inspector. Rafael instead is an expeditious, forceful and arrogant policeman. Meanwhile, Miguel and Mateo are part of Group 7, a group of rogue cops ready to do anything to achieve their ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police brutality, crime, crimes, bad cop, fall in love, strong violent content, urban, drug addict, earring ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 19K
The Sweeney (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the '70s UK TV show, The Sweeney is an action-packed British police thriller from the director of Football Factory. Jack Regan (Ray Winstone), a hardened cop who doesn’t play by the rules, is confronted with a criminal from his past. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police brutality, partners against crime, partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, murder, machismo, arrest, jail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, law enforcement, fighting crime, rivalry, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, master criminal, bollywood, society, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.9
 1K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, vengeance, fighting crime, loss of partner, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, crime, police officer killed, police chase, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, gang, working undercover, crimes, crime, loss of partner, car chase, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 4K
The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, police station, police corruption, law enforcement, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, social decay, irony of fate, justice, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Singham Returns (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Singham Returns is an Indian action film directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Reliance Entertainment. The sequel to the 2011 film Singham, actor Ajay Devgn reprises his role from the previous film, as well as co-producing the project, while ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bollywood, heroes, tough law enforcer, gangsters, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, one man army, fighting crime, law enforcement, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, chases and races, rivalry, danger, serial killer, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, deadly, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tactical Unit - Comrades in Arms (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two tactical unit leaders are forced to put aside their differences to help catch a group of robbers.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: on the run, rivalry, law enforcement, partners, master criminal, crimes, police investigation, gang, tough law enforcer, heist, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 2K
Indian (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vigilantism, frame up, partners against crime, confined, dishonesty, danger, deadly, bollywood, political corruption, idealism, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 1K
NYC 22 (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: NYC 22 is an American police procedural drama which ran on CBS from April 15 to August 11, 2012. The series was a mid-season replacement for CSI: Miami. On May 13, 2012, both series were canceled by CBS.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: rookie, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, police, state trooper, society, danger, streetwise, honest law enforcer, supportive coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.9
 184
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, friendship, police, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Kings of Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: The Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress and changes in leadership take place over 25 years, from the 1970s into the ...
Style: serious, stylized, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, rivalry, partners, leadership, law enforcement, ransom, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.4
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, corruption, tough law enforcer, female police officer, politician, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 2K
The Unjust (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A series of murders holds the nation in its sway and the longer the police fail to catch the murderer, the more the public begins to panic. Choi, a highly successful investigator whose methods have always held him back from promotion, senses that ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police detective, frame up, dishonesty, intrigue, deadly, police corruption, crimes, legal, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Romania, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit.
Style: thought provoking, tense, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police brutality, globalization, political unrest, rebelliousness, fighting the system, violence spree, violence, demonstration, police, political protest, bullying, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2001
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.7
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, crimes, danger, fighting crime, deadly, law enforcement, police detective, mafia, murder, uninhibited rivalry, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, antwerp, albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 3K
Mea Culpa (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Franck and Simon are both good cops. They work as partners. But their lives take a tailspin when Simon, driving drunk, causes a tragic car wreck. A few years later, out of the police, he is forced to take matters into his own hands when his family ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, partners, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, graphic violence, life turned upside down, witnessing a crime, car accident, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.9
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Ambushed (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, tough law enforcer, crimes, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.8
 209
Duke (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Duke is a modern day telling of a classic western film. Dare and Roost are brothers who have been raised in a reformatory, taught to survive and conditioned to trust no one. They have moved to West Los Angeles, where Dare moonlights himself as a ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: fighting crime, police investigation, vigilante, vigilantism, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, family relations, police detective, siblings relations, urban, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.2
 198
The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, fighting crime, undercover, deadly, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, partners, witnessing a crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 390
Turning Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Laughing (MICHAEL TSE) is formally a police undercover. However due to a drug trafficking case, Inspector Pan (FELIX WONG) is hot on his trails. Before Laughing becomes a police undercover, he works under triad leader Yi (ANTHONY WONG). Yi treats ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: car chase, working undercover, rivalry, hidden identity, fighting crime, espionage, police investigation, secret agents, dishonesty, gang, master criminal, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Breaking News (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an ambulatory TV news unit live broadcasts the embarrassing defeat of a police battalion by five bank robbers in a ballistic showdown, the credibility of the police force drops to a nadir. While on a separate investigation in a run-down ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: media, chase, hostage, police, tough law enforcer, on the run, police investigation, siege, law enforcement, master criminal, hostages, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%