Movies like Shaft 2000

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Shaft (2000)
 6.0
 77K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence will get him acquitted -- especially since he's paid a drug kingpin to kill the witness.
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crimes, police investigation, revenge, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, police corruption, drug dealer, fighting crime, dishonesty, violence, racism, heroes, police detective, african american, black people, cocaine, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california

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Most similar movies to Shaft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, gunfight, gun, violence, revenge and betrayal mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Shaft: Gangster Squad (2013), Safe (2012), Romeo Must Die (2000), A Man Apart (2003), The Corruptor (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 214K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: exciting, rough, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, crimes, corruption, mafia, tough law enforcer, police brutality, fighting crime, power struggle, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 110K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, chase, protector, gunfight, on the run, one man army, organized crime, bodyguard, tough heroes, tough guy, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, north america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 52K
Shaft (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, exciting, colourful ...
Plot: drug lord, dark humor, gunfight, investigation, father son relationship, death of friend, computer cracker, fbi, grandfather, cybercrime, african american, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 2010s, 2000s, 80s, year 2014 ...
Place: new york, harlem, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 70K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang war, gangsters, hip hop, murder, prison escape, vengeance, investigation, true love, love and romance, track down, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 47K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 19K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, lone hero, crimes, gangsters, rescue, police, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.0
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, gang war, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 35K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, aikido, crimes, master criminal, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 110K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, treason, rogue agent, witness protection, gunfight, witness, woman in danger, on the run, deception, corporate crime, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1996, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, california, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, mercenary, hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, ex convict, lawyer, partners, crimes, vigilantism, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.8
 72K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, resistance, tough heroes, prosecution ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, private detective, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crimes, police investigation, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 9K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship, drug lord ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, working undercover, vigilantism, partners against crime, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, loss of partner, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, investigation, partners, working undercover, criminal heroes, partners against crime, police corruption, conspiracy, murder, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 113K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, violence, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, tough law enforcer, undercover cop, corruption, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.9
 122K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, mission, fight, police corruption, undercover, fighting crime, swat team, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 141K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, swat team, revenge, death of son, gang war, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, siege, police corruption, criminal's revenge, survival, police station, crimes, master criminal, unlikely partners, violence, death, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 12K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, justice, vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, gangsters, death of brother, brother brother relationship, complex characters, one against many ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 20K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, crimes, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, chase, police, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, replacement ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 44K
Sudden Impact (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: serious, tense, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, chase, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, female killer, against the rules, police detective, law enforcement, justice, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.4
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, vengeance, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, hitman, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Direct Action (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, tough law enforcer, partners, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace situations, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 34K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, lone wolves, murder, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brutality, brother brother relationship, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 11K
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, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, betrayal, drug traffic, organized crime, racial slur, drug addiction, working undercover, investigation ...
Time: 90s, year 1972, year 1992, 70s
Place: los angeles, cleveland ohio, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%