Movies like Simple Justice

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Simple Justice (1989)
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Simple Justice (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an unknown assailant viciously murders the participants in a bank robbery and murder case, it could be a case of vigilante justice - that is, if the two cases are connected. That's for the police to decide - and it's a puzzle that becomes more mysterious with each new clue.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, heist, vengeance, riddles and clues, crime, murder, danger, bank, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, vigilante, garbage, extreme violence, bank robbery, killing a pet
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Simple Justice

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, murder and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Simple Justice: Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995), Breaking Point (1976), Jack Falls (2011), High Voltage (1997), The Ministers (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, law enforcement, deadly, fugitives, dishonesty, woman in danger, crime, witnessing a crime, danger, rivalry, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
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95%
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Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, rebellion, blind ambition, legal, gangsters, law enforcement, gang, dishonesty, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, philadelphia
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91%
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Jack Falls (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam.
Style: serious, tense, neo noir, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, assassination attempt, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, police corruption, law enforcement, crime boss, deadly, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.4
 539
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, rivalry, law enforcement, bank, good versus evil, crime gone awry, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, strong violent content, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.3
 328
Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, uncover truth, fighting the system, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, crimes, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.7
 61
Chance (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a daring robbery of a jewelery store, the thieves accidentally let their loot fall into the unsuspecting hands of repo man and secret alcoholic Zach. When the crime lord behind the heist learns of the whereabouts of his diamonds, he instructs ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: robbery, police shootout, track down, criminal heroes, partners, dishonesty, gang, heist, store, vengeance, alcohol abuse, police detective ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.1
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Cold Front (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An American cop teams up with a Royal Canadian Mounted Policeman and together they uncover a plot to hide international terrorists in Vancouver.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: terrorism, kgb, police officer, dishonesty, danger, chases and races, deadly, crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, korea, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Guilty as Charged (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rod Steiger stars as a vigilante who with the aid of his helper, Isaac Hayes, captures men whom he considers evil and executes them in his homemade electric chair.
Style: rough, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: electric chair, murder, vigilantism, kidnapping, vigilante, parole officer, life is a bitch, heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.9
 392
Dad Savage (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, heist, godparent, stash ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly, vengeance, life is a bitch, rivalry, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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 ⇓
59%
 2.9
 145
Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, law enforcement, danger, intrigue, special agents, deadly, chases and races, dishonesty, vengeance, revenge, kidnapping, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, police corruption, battle zone, murder, vengeance, law enforcement, crime, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 170
Ladies Night (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Insurance investigators track a serial killer who seduces women with access to big bucks, convinces them to embezzle, then kills them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, danger, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, deadly, psychopath, police investigation, rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 102
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.5
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Jump Out Boys (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in post hurricane New Orleans. A brutal Mexican drug lord (Armando LeDuc) busts out of jail to retrieve the $15 million that his girlfriend is hiding. But detective Raymond (Kris Kristofferson) and McCoy (Sheldon Robbins) will try their best to ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, chaos, hitman, vengeance, danger, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, manhunt, murder, violence, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A gambler, a Texas ranger and an FBI agent are investigating a series of vigilante murders.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, gang, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, manhunt, law enforcement, injustice, murder, friendship, old west, vengeance, false accusation ...
Time: 19th century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$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, police detective, vengeance, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gory, deadly, partners against crime, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Varg Veum - The Consorts of Death (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Varg Veum investigates the murder of a married couple; prime suspect is the stepson, but Veum does not think he is guilty. Not even when he confesses.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, uncover truth, private detective, murder, investigation, mystery, race against time, crimes, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, dishonesty, crimes, on the run, crime, fighting crime, chase, law enforcement, manipulations, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Dark Justice (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dark Justice is an American crime drama about a judge that turns into a vigilante by night in order to bring to justice high-level offenders that use technicalities to "escape" the legal system. The role of Judge Nicholas Marshall was ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: vigilante, judge, legal action, vigilantism, innocence lost, vengeance, crimes, against the rules, rivalry, legal, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Down the Drain (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A dishonest lawyer devises a scheme to rob a bank by recruiting criminals he has represented to do the job for him. When the robbery is completed, he learns that the "loot" from the vault is in fact a microchip containing top-secret ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, storage unit, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, crimes, crime gone awry, farce, heist, betrayal, rivalry, disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Spanish Judges (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A con-artist hires two low-lifes to cover him during a deal, ending with three criminals, two dueling pistols, and one night they'll never forget
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, mystery, mind game, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, rivalry, criminal's revenge, betrayal, mentally challenged ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 793
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.2
 161
Triple Threat (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Ex-assassin, Dina Lo Bianca, receives an offer she cannot refuse, thrusting her back into the world of hired guns, espionage and surveillance. With the help of her young sexy protégé and Dina's new straight-laced love interest, the femme ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, murder, undercover, femme fatale, secret agents, mysterious character, rivalry, deadly, danger, crimes, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 423
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, gang, racism, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance, crimes, starting over, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, moral dilemma, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Black Godfather (1974)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The heroes in The Black Godfather are members of an African-American criminal organization. Like Brando in The Godfather, they're not averse to robbery and murder, but they do draw the line at narcotics. When the Mafia infiltrates the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, partners against crime, gangsters, criminal's revenge, society, going straight, crime, crimes, graphic violence, hitman, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story (1996)
Genre: Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A husband and wife and their youngest son are murdered in this true story. Their two other sons are left to cope with their loss, but the local sherrif begins to suspect that one of the brothers committed the crime, and must convince the other to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, crime, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, deadly, siblings relations, small town life, small town, dishonesty, family relations, matricide ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%