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St. Ives (1976)
 6.3
 2K
St. Ives (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dabbler-in-crime and his assistant hire an ex-police reporter to recover some stolen papers.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, heroes, chase, murder, gunfight, swimming pool, elevator shaft, crimes, heist, investigation, betrayal, crime, journalism, on the run, political conspiracy, frame up, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, mind game, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, law enforcement, gunfight, crime, chase and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like St. Ives: Murphy's Law (1986), The Evil That Men Do (1984), Messenger of Death (1988), The Mighty Quinn (1989), Moving Target (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
 5K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, deadly, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Breach of Faith: A Family of Cops II (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The family of cops is back, this time dealing with the murder of a priest tied in with the Russian Mafia, who proceed to try to draw the family off the case.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gangsters, church, hitman, police detective, mafia, crime, danger, clergy, reluctant partners, graphic violence, family life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hitman, vigilantism, chase, assassination, good versus evil, heroes, martial arts, serial killer, vigilante, revolver ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, murder, aging, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, fighting crime, drug dealing, crime, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Messenger of Death (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody. Journalist ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, newspaper reporter, mormon, gory, righting the wronged, tough heroes, who done it, siblings relations, uncover truth, couple relations, vengeance, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, usa, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, frame up, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, new jersey, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 333
Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, heroes, fugitives, on the run, chases and races, gangsters, track down, pregnancy, murder, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 647
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: investigation, serial killer, mystery, mind game, deadly, who done it, murder, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crime, crimes, police investigation, master criminal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Stone Killer (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, hitman, murder, brainwashing, war veteran, maverick cop, mafia, tough cop, handcuffed together, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, asia, vietnam, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Two-Minute Warning (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT commander Sergeant Button (John Cassavetes), learn of the plot and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, disaster movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, psychopath, swat, race against time, danger, hostage, terrorism, stadium, gambling, murder, hitman, leadership ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 7K
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, talky, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, organized crime, one man army, neo noir, vengeance, rivalry, danger, gangsters, vigilante, violence, bullying, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, murder, rescue, investigation, neo noir, missing person, cons and scams, heist, bank, partners against crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 5K
McQ (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
Style: serious, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police corruption, fighting crime, uncover truth, crimes, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation, betrayal, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, neo noir, tough law enforcer, fighting crime ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
End of the Game (1975)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Hans Baerlach is a Swiss police detective who has dedicated much of his career to pursuing powerful and allegedly murderous businessman Richard Gastmann. Though Baerlach's partner meets his demise while investigating Gastmann, his replacement, ...
Style: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: murder, terminal illness, bridge, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, idealism, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry, mind game, crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, europe, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, investigation, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, los angeles, usa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, chinatown, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, investigation, murder, revenge, psychopath, deadly, crimes, university, heist, police corruption, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.9
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, murder, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, race against time, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 ⇓
36%
 6.3
 42K
Rising Sun (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
Style: serious, suspense, intense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, fish out of water, police, party, crimes, crime, mystery, partners, corruption, society, surveillance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, japan, united states, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, investigation, car, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, crimes, crime, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, murder, police officer, army investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, crimes, police detective, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 42K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, murder mystery, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, police investigation, mystery, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, doctor patient relationship, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 60K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, police investigation, street racing, burglary, against the rules, gunfight, chase, witness protection, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 5K
Army of One (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escape, on the run, frame up, police corruption, police investigation, criminal heroes, revenge, tough law enforcer, manhunt, partners, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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 ⇓
33%
The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, deadly, danger, rivalry, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime, serial killer, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%