Movies like Street Kings

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Street Kings (2008)
 6.8
 102K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense, intense, exciting, twist ending, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns, neo noir, lone hero, ghetto, captain, widower, police funeral, gunfight, justice, moral ambiguity, vigilantism, crime, crimes, struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

Most similar movies to Street Kings

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about crimes, violence, corruption, gunfight, crime, police corruption and police investigation mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Street Kings: Training Day (2001), Brooklyn's Finest (2009), Dark Blue (2002), Triple 9 (2016), Sabotage (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 353K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, african american, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, gunfight, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, partners, fighting the system, testimony, rookie, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 61K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, bag of money, crime, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 55K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, brutality, police investigation, crime scene, gory, crimes, tough law enforcer, danger, deadly, dishonesty, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, diary, cia, danger, warrior, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 92K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, drug lord, law enforcement, police corruption, torture, slum, drug traffic, squad, crime, poverty, character change, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 209K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, friendship, fighting crime, police sergeant, shooting, danger, crime, policewoman, responsibility, crimes, investigation, evidence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 42K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, danger, tough heroes, crime, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, los angeles, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: twists and turns, bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, vigilantism, urban, undercover, cop as target, partners against crime, law enforcer killer, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, brutality, violence, survival, police station, danger, master criminal, law enforcement, crimes, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 194K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, mob boss, organized crime, corruption, mafia, police brutality, crimes, fighting crime, partners, squad, law enforcement, power struggle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 121K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gunfight, testimony, race against time, convict, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, characters in danger, dishonesty, drinking problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, gangsters, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan, crimes, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, vengeance, police investigation, anti heroes, crimes, tough law enforcer, track down, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 94K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, track down, gunfight, mafia, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crime, racism, gory, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 131K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, against the rules, psychopath, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, ransom, police, investigation, gunfight, police brutality, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 65K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, revenge, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, crime, dishonesty, society, urban, tough heroes, urban ghetto, r&b, crimes, violence spree, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 37K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, child abuse, violence, police detective, drug dealing, beating, drug overdose, drug addict, police shootout, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 15K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, rivalry, police corruption, police investigation, crime, betrayal, promotion, snitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 30K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, dishonesty, master criminal, fighting the system, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, gangsters, reluctant partners, partners against crime, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, chases and races, partners against crime, police corruption, deadly, partners, law enforcement, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
 3K
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, police corruption, society, police detective, racism, deadly, law enforcement, partners, master criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, twists and turns, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police corruption, conspiracy, assassin, police detective, criminal, crime, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, organized crime, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 79K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 93K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, tough heroes, ex convict, policewoman, corruption, crime, law enforcement, prisoner, revenge, hitman, millionaire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, revenge, danger, master criminal, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners, hostages, police, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%