Movies like A Stranger Among Us

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A Stranger Among Us (1992)
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A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Detective Emily Eden is a tough New York City cop forced to go undercover to solve a puzzling murder. Her search for the truth takes her into a secret world of unwritten law and unspoken power, a world where the only way out is deeper in!
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, neo noir, melancholic, romantic, sexy, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, police, crimes, mystery, who done it, police corruption, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, fish out of water, partners against crime, cons and scams, rabbi, policewoman, female protagonist, police detective, exploitation, dealer, brutality, unlikely friendships, conspiracy theory, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco

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Most similar movies to A Stranger Among Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, murder, police corruption and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Stranger Among Us: Witness (1985), Mulholland Falls (1996), Homicide: The Movie (2000), The Glass Shield (1994), Brass (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Witness (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A sheltered Amish child is the sole witness of a brutal murder in a restroom at a Philadelphia train station, and he must be protected. The assignment falls to a taciturn detective who goes undercover in a Pennsylvania Dutch community. On the farm, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: amish, forbidden love, crime, police corruption, witnessing a crime, cop as target, fish out of water, police detective, murder, police investigation, crimes, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, workplace, partners against crime, law enforcement, crime, crimes, deadly, partners, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.1
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Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, mystery, crime, heist, police corruption, police station, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, crime, gang, undercover, crimes, heist, police investigation, dishonesty, partners, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.2
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True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, tough law enforcer, investigation, mind game, police corruption, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, fall in love, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, socialite, romance, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.9
 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, crimes, undercover, police investigation, police corruption, hitman, police detective, partners against crime, heroes, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: justice, adoption, undercover, orphan, drug dealer, murder, family relations, law enforcement, partner, crime, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, police corruption, working undercover, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
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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: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, gangsters, police officer, partners, army investigation, deadly, rebellion, police investigation, investigation, crime, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, anti heroes, secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 860
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, dishonesty, partners against crime, deadly, crime gone awry, law enforcement, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
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Gang Related (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stripper, murder, brutality, frame up, police detective, bail bondsman, surgeon, buddy, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 7K
No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, chase, crimes, crime, fighting crime, danger, neo-noir, pursuit, crime boss, death of partner, swamp ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 39K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, danger, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, crimes, gang, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, police ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 16
The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, crime, badge, corruption, police
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, deadly, murder investigation, small town, crime, mystery, police officer, shot point blank ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, car chase, chase, urban setting, police officer, gunfight, mafia, injury, police, corruption, hitman, politics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
PTU: Police Tactical Unit (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Over the course of one night, a team of cops frantically search for their colleague's missing gun.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, goofy hero, rivalry, investigation, partners against crime, gang, police detective, murder, track down, master criminal, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Illegal in Blue (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cop taking personal leave after he witnesses money stolen from the police property room becomes involved with a beautiful singer who may have killed her husband.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, police corruption, who done it, uncover truth, fall in love, police investigation, femme fatale, false accusation, murder, workplace situations, police detective, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 717
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: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, mind game, police investigation, police corruption, frame up, special agents, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, crime, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.0
 186
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, society, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 2.4
 456
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: 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 ⇓
33%
 4.7
 256
The Hard Truth (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A suspended cop and his girlfriend blackmail an electronics expert into helping them break into the safe of the girlfriend's boss, a corrupt city councilman who's on the local mob's payroll.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, femme fatale, vengeance, police corruption, manipulation, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulations, redemption, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%