Movies like Shakedown

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Shakedown (1988)
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Shakedown (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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 for sale, anything can happen.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, legal action, fighting the system, police investigation, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, working undercover, law enforcement, buddies, dishonesty, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, bad cop, police officer, renegade, chase, rebellion, legal, society, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Shakedown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, police corruption and partners against crime mostly in Crime, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Shakedown: Fatal Beauty (1987), The Corruptor (1999), Vice (2008), Pigs (1992), The Bodyguards (1993). 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, undercover, drug dealing, murder, hitman, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, master criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
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100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 4.8
 899
Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, partners, police investigation, working undercover, drug abuse, crime gone awry, partners against crime, undercover, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.6
 5K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, gang, working undercover, workplace situations, police corruption, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, partners against crime, fighting the system, gangsters, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 891
The Bodyguards (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 96 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 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, politics, legal action, dishonesty, legal, crimes, state affairs, heroes, fighting the system, rebellion, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: sicily, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.0
 197
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, police corruption, drug dealer, police shootout, drug dealing, fighting crime, undercover, against the rules, rebellion, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, gangsters, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, master criminal, reluctant partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, heist, police officer, police detective, tough heroes, investigation, undercover, fighting crime, chase, rebellion, partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 99
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, redemption, gang, investigation, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 2K
Fuzz (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, survival, partners against crime, blackmail, law enforcement, undercover, heist, buddies, partners, dishonesty, rapist ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, corrupt cop, crimes, rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, strip club, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 423
Stiletto Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two undercover police officers must try to prevent a multi-million dollar nuclear arms deal among several mob factions.
Style: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, working undercover, police investigation, undercover, fighting crime, police detective, police corruption, master criminal, rivalry, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 782
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: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.0
 879
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police, police officer, love interest, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 2.3
 501
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, murder, undercover, police corruption, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, master criminal, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 500
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, law enforcement, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, police investigation, female detective, dishonesty, serial killer, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.9
 237
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: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: righting the wronged, injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), witnessing a crime, dishonesty, crimes, tough law enforcer, rivalry, life is a bitch, fighting crime, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.0
 442
Double Bang (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An honest cop enters the dark world of murder and corruption.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, special agents, investigation, hidden identity, murder, master criminal, dishonesty, police corruption, fighting crime, law enforcement, vengeance, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 1K
Divergence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A cop, a lawyer, and an assassin cross paths after the murder of a federal witness and the kidnapping of a famous pop star.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, undercover, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters, partners, partners against crime, heroes, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 1K
Exiled (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A Law & Order TV movie centered on the character Mike Logan.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, police investigation, legal investigation, fighting crime, crimes, prostitute, tough law enforcer, starting over, partners against crime, partners, reluctant partners, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, false accusation, heist, casino ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, partners, police detective, vengeance, partners against crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal heroes, gang, police investigation, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, crimes, fighting the system, on the run, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, false accusation, frame up, dishonesty, law enforcement, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 368
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: exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, graphic violence, police detective, working undercover, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), partners against crime, rivalry, crimes, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, south carolina, southern usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 648
The Coverup (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Personal injury attorney Stuart Pepper faces the challenge of his young career when he takes on a controversial case of wrongful death in small town Iowa. Kevin Thacker's body was found in the alley outside the Marshalltown Police Department ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: mystery, legal, corruption, investigation, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal action, life is a bitch, small town life, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 6K
Q & A (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, district attorney, murder, police brutality, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, crime boss, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, puerto rico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%