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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, romantic, sexy, suspense, exciting, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, jewish, rabbi, violence, police, exploitation, police investigation, crime, investigation, culture clash, crimes, clergy, religions or cults, partners, interracial relations, adoption, fall in love, working undercover, police corruption, social differences, anti semitism, society, who done it, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, new jersey, san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, police investigation, murder, law enforcement, police corruption and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like A Stranger Among Us: Mulholland Falls (1996), Someone to Watch Over Me (1987), No Mercy (1986), One Good Cop (1991), The Organization (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, political corruption, investigation, police, neo noir, police investigation, crime, mystery, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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95%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: murder, marriage, police detective, neo noir, socialite, romance, urban, woman in danger, love and romance, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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No Mercy (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, vengeance, swamp, hitman, revenge, vigilante, violence, neo-noir, crime, investigation, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: undercover, adoption, justice, murder, orphan, law enforcement, ethics, drug dealer, partner, desperation, vengeance, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, investigation, against the odds, society, law enforcement, drug dealing, gangsters, master criminal, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, dishonesty, society, law enforcement, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.8
 34K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, tense, sexy, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, suspect, police detective, femme fatale, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 78K
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, suspense, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, police corruption, witnessing a crime, track down, cop as target, forbidden love, fish out of water, police detective, amish, murder, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, brutality, police detective, bail bondsman, frame up, buddy, surgeon, stripper, crime, police investigation, gangsters, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.9
 76
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners against crime, mystery, society, law enforcement, police investigation, heist, police detective, police station, police corruption, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
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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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, chinatown, crime, gangsters, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: gloomy, sincere, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, crimes, superior officer, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, hanging, partners, workplace, police station ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 669
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, crime, gang, dishonesty, fall in love, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: realistic, serious, twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, vigilantism, law enforcer killer, dishonesty, loss of partner, partners, working undercover, uncover truth, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 3K
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, drug dealing, undercover, hitman, police, drug abuse, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly, master criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 5K
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, suspenseful, rough, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, police investigation, ghetto, drug dealing, adaptation, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 11K
The Big Easy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: sexy, clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, police investigation, romance, crime, crimes, r&b, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, seaport, usa, louisiana, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police shootout, drug dealer, beretta, dishonesty, deadly, fighting crime, heist, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, society, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, evil man, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, police investigation, addiction, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, police corruption, crimes, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, special agents, racism, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crimes, tough law enforcer, heist, police investigation, gang, fighting crime, dishonesty, partners, fighting the system, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, gang, murder, police, troubled teen, juvenile delinquency, crime, vengeance, police investigation, police corruption, deadly, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ 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, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, car chase, murder, undercover, loss of friend, sniper, crime, vengeance, police investigation, obsessive quest, track down, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Report to the Commissioner (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police corruption, workplace, police investigation, crime, cop as target, workplace situations, crimes, working undercover, deadly, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: tense, realistic, clever, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: anti semitism, murder, terrorism, jewish american, police investigation, investigation, crime, vengeance, life is a bitch, golden years, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Eyewitness (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may ...
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, tense, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, espionage, opposites attract, reporter, janitor, mystery, love affair, dishonesty, couples, fall in love, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
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Hoodlum (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running "the numbers". When, Madam Queen, the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem, is arrested. Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson takes over the business and must ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, violence, murder, blood, dutch, crime, dishonesty, rivalry, society, psychopath, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, illinois, harlem, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Prince of the City (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 167 min.
Story: New York City detective Daniel Ciello agrees to help the United States Department of Justice help eliminate corruption in the police department, as long as he will not have to turn in any close friends. In doing so, Ciello uncovers a conspiracy ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, rough, captivating ...
Plot: police corruption, corruption, police, friendship, bribery, police detective, testimony, district attorney, crime, redemption, betrayal, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, virginia, washington d.c., new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, track down, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Witness to the Mob (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul Castellano, saw him rise to under-boss in the Gambino ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gang, courtroom drama, police corruption, legal, gangsters, leadership, dishonesty, deadly, society, law enforcement, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%