Movies like Sunset Heat

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Sunset Heat (1992)
 4.5
 447
Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, hitman, motorcycle, beach, gangsters, heist, betrayal, crimes, undercover, life is a bitch, chase, frame up, rivalry, drug dealing, working undercover, law enforcement, false accusation, on the run, police investigation, partners, witnessing a crime, drug abuse, dishonesty, going straight, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Sunset Heat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sunset Heat: Caught Up (1998), Consignment (2007), Ready 2 Die (2014), Hard Luck (2006), Monument Ave. (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.4
 977
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, life is a bitch, femme fatale, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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95%
 6.0
 99
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, going straight, on the run, starting over, police investigation, gang, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.0
 840
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, dishonesty, heist, criminal's revenge, on the run, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, hitman, psychopath, car chase, drug abuse, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, drug dealing, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 899
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, partners, police investigation, working undercover, drug abuse, crime gone awry, partners against crime, undercover, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 62
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, addiction, law enforcement, going straight, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 1K
Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, drug dealer, policewoman, vice squad, witnessing a crime, partners against crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 2.0
 197
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 941
In the Shadows (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a stunt man dies in Miami, his uncle, a New York mob boss, sends a hit man to tail the stunt coordinator, whom the boss wants dead. The hit man, Eric O'Bryne, gets close to his mark's daughter, and through her he asks her dad to teach ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, witnessing a crime, undercover, crimes, working undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, crime gone awry, introspection, rivalry, stuntman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, florida, new york, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, betrayal, revenge, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, family relations, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, criminal heroes, partners, on the run, misfit partners, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 643
Cement (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What's the bond between partners, between brothers, and between spouses? In L.A., Bill Holt handcuffs Sean Rickhart inside a rebar frame for a freeway pillar at a construction site; Bill's going to bury Sean in quick-drying cement. Guided ...
Style: neo noir, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crimes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, police investigation, life is a bitch, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 442
Double Bang (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An honest cop enters the dark world of murder and corruption.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, special agents, investigation, hidden identity, murder, master criminal, dishonesty, police corruption, fighting crime, law enforcement, vengeance, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 8K
Playing God (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, haunted by the past, fbi, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, working undercover, love triangle, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, tough heroes, loss of partner, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, drug dealing, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, drug abuse, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.2
 9K
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, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship, drug lord ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Breach of Trust (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For opposite reasons, an undercover federal agent and a small time hood join forces to take on a union of drug lords and dirty cops.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cartel, computer, rivalry, master criminal, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, gangsters, criminal's revenge, partners, police investigation, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 4K
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, undercover, drug dealing, murder, hitman, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, master criminal, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker gang, murder, special agents, undercover, gang, police investigation, dishonesty, drug dealing, working undercover, police corruption, hidden identity, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: exciting, cynical, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, mafia, organized crime, yakuza, undercover agent, martial arts, hitman, tough heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 1K
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Raymond Lembecke (Vincent Gallo) is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago (Rod Steiger). (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, on the road, prison, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, heist, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 590
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, vigilantism, master criminal, track down, gangsters, criminal heroes, one man army, crimes, lone wolves, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: graphic violence, hitman, police corruption, city life, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, master criminal, crimes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, murder, vengeance, gambling, interracial relations, room service ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, money laundering, criminal heroes, master criminal, confined, manhunt, law enforcement, hidden identity, undercover, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 2K
29 Palms (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a bag filled with money goes missing from a casino, the Hitman (Chris O'Donnell) must retrieve it. While he tracks the stash down, the bag changes hands numerous times, finding its way to the Drifter (Jeremy Davies) and the Waitress ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, romantic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, desert, conspiracy, casino, criminal's revenge, on the run, unlikely criminals, rivalry, gangsters, crime gone awry, bounty hunter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%