Movies like The Shepherd

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The Shepherd (2008)
 5.6
 6K
The Shepherd (2008)
Original name: The Shepherd: Border Patrol
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, mercenary, border patrol, government agent, swat team, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, partners against crime, confined, police corruption, danger, master criminal, criminal heroes, deadly, undercover, tough law enforcer, hostage, corrupt cop, gunfight, one man army, small town, surveillance, illegal immigration ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, usa, latin america, new orleans

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Most similar movies to The Shepherd

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about gun, crimes, violence, murder, gunfight, rivalry and pistol mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Shepherd: Death Warrant (1990), S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011), Exit Wounds (2001), Ticker (2001), Death Toll (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 18K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, prison, murder, investigation, undercover, prisoner, surveillance, serial killer, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officer, Lt. Paul Cutler, is sent to train the Detroit S.W.A.T. team on new anti-terrorism and homeland security techniques. Cutler has a hard time settling into his assignment as he locks horns with his new captain and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, swat, fighting crime, law enforcement, daring rescue, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, hitman, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 32K
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.5
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, daring rescue, master criminal, save the day, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, police corruption, track down, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners against crime, partners, danger, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, partners, danger, undercover, dishonesty, tough cop, serial murder, death of son, revenge, violence, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, mercenary, lawyer, ex convict, violence, crimes, partners, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 4.5
 6K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, small town, police corruption, gang, master warrior, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crime, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 15K
Half Past Dead (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, prison, martial arts, secret agents, gangsters, working undercover, one man army, gang, tough heroes, save the day, danger, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 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, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, crimes, partners against crime, working undercover, uncover truth, vigilantism, investigation, loss of partner, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, ex special forces, one man army, save the day, deadly, gang, rivalry, danger, crimes, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, bucharest, eastern europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, soldier, undercover, heroes, hostage, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america, rio de janeiro, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, neo noir, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, undercover, vengeance, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, chases and races, drug dealing, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Deadly Impact (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deadly Impact follows hard-nosed cop Thomas Armstrong (Flanery) whose life was shattered when he became the helpless target of a mastermind murderer. Returning home after a much-needed break, Armstrong joins the FBI to seek revenge and help track ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, undercover, hostage, psychopath, vengeance, tough heroes, hitman, danger, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, child in peril, kidnapping, daring rescue, crime, crimes, missing child, organized crime, father son relationship, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police detective, tough heroes, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 33K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, ice hockey, terrorist, terrorism, ransom, stadium, one man army, danger, heroes, race against time, hockey, vice president ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.7
 450
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, master criminal, confined, law enforcement, betrayal, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, rivalry, fighting the system, tough law enforcer, partners, workplace situations, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, gangsters, hostage, working undercover, police corruption, violence spree, graphic violence, low lives, hitman, gory, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, gang, rescue, chase, law enforcement, urban, working undercover, against the odds, track down, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, china, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Enemies Closer (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After a major shipment of drugs goes missing on the US-Canadian border, forest ranger and former Navy SEAL Henry is plunged into survival mode when the drug cartel forces him to help retrieve the downed package. Trapped in the wilderness with no ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, reluctant partners, partners, in the woods, survival, violence, rivalry, danger, illegal drugs, betrayal, drug smuggling, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 116K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, warrior, organized crime, gangsters, undercover, hand to hand combat, violence, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 40K
Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: parkour, undercover cop, race against time, undercover, ghetto, martial arts, gunfight, crimes, master criminal, gang, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: detroit, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 32K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 8K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slavery, sex slave, human trafficking, martial arts, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, rivalry, master criminal, police investigation, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, usa, asia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%