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, border patrol, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, partners against crime, confined, police corruption, danger, master criminal, criminal heroes, deadly, undercover, tough law enforcer, hostage, government agent, mercenary, swat team, crimes, heroes, hostages, crime, pets, working undercover ...
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, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, gunfight, rivalry, gun, violence, murder and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Shepherd: Death Warrant (1990), Death Toll (2008), Ticker (2001), Exit Wounds (2001), Sinners and Saints (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 17K
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, investigation, martial arts, prisoner, serial killer, undercover, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 2.3
 443
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, track down, police corruption, danger, law enforcement, deadly, partners, master criminal, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.6
 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, save the day, master criminal, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, crimes, tough law enforcer, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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, serious, realistic ...
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 ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, danger, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, death of son, revenge, violence, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 3K
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: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, working undercover, crimes, gang, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 17K
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, hostage, undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, master criminal, danger, working undercover, fighting crime, hostages, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 8K
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, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, male female relationship, gang war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, beijing china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.0
 109K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, mole, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dangerous attraction, working undercover, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, havana cuba, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, daring rescue, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, basic training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, small town, police corruption, gang, master warrior, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crimes, crime, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, violence, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, law enforcement, danger, crimes, deadly, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.7
 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, prison, secret agents, gangsters, working undercover, one man army, gang, tough heroes, crimes, danger, confined, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, chase, gangsters, betrayal, tough law enforcer, chases and races, confined, deadly, heroes, criminal heroes, police investigation, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 445
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, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, betrayal, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, deadly, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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, exciting, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chase, martial arts, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, drug dealing, chases and races, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 32K
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorist, terrorism, hockey, ransom, race against time, heroes, one man army, stadium, vice president, explosive, firefighter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, soldier, rescue, heroes, undercover, gunfight, drug cartel, one man army, daring rescue, babies and infants, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, miami, south america
⇓ 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, partners, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, workplace situations, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, child in peril, kidnapping, crime, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, organized crime, father son relationship, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, one man army, save the day, gang, danger, crimes, rivalry, deadly, gory, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, romania, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, hostages, chase, partners against crime, hostage, criminal heroes, fighting crime, rivalry, car chase, heist, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, police detective, tough heroes, danger, confined, deadly, hopes, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gang, gangsters, rescue, chase, master criminal, urban, track down, city life, against the odds, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, hong kong, asia, usa, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 30K
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, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, deadly, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, partners, investigation, working undercover, deadly, criminal heroes, partners against crime, police corruption, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.9
 784
Heroic Duo (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tough cop Ken Li (Cheng) is at the top of his game, but he's going to need some help to solve a grisly crime that the offender, a respected police officer, doesn't even remember committing. He seeks out Jack Lai (Lai), a former ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, hypnosis, crimes, police investigation, undercover, dishonesty, frame up, haunted by the past, memory loss, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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