Movies like Sunset Heat

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Sunset Heat (1992)
 4.6
 394
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, crimes, heist, drug abuse, drug dealing, betrayal, partners, crime, life is a bitch, chase, on the run, working undercover, frame up, chases and races, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, deadly, witnessing a crime ...
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 suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, rivalry and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama 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.
 5.5
 862
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 89
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.4
 793
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.2
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, going straight ...
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, serious, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.8
 831
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 ⇓
59%
 7.2
 52
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, rivalry, hitman, criminal's revenge, gangsters, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crimes, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, prostitute, female police officer, policewoman, drug dealer, vice squad, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 1.9
 175
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, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, drug dealing, life is a bitch, deadly, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 835
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, witnessing a crime, crime, crimes, introspection, working undercover, dishonesty, deadly, danger, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami, new york, florida
⇓ 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: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, stripper, family relations, siblings relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 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, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, dishonesty, criminal heroes, misfit partners, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, on the run, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 409
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, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: infidelity, police corruption, crimes, vengeance, gangsters, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, deadly, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 7K
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, haunted by the past, fbi, mind game, drug addict, crimes, crime, dishonesty, love triangle, working undercover, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer, cartel, partners, on the run, betrayal, criminal's revenge, investigation, master criminal, chases and races, secret agents, crime, hitman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 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, gangsters, life is a bitch, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, addiction, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, exciting, rough ...
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 ⇓
41%
 6.3
 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, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.5
 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, murder, hitman, drug dealing, undercover, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 504
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, rivalry, tough law enforcer, crime, criminal's revenge, hostages, crimes, special agents, master criminal, law enforcement, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
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, heist, crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, robbery, chase, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, new mexico, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, police investigation, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, false accusation, social decay, murder, police corruption, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 1K
Busting (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss.
Style: rough, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, rivalry, buddies, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, amateur detective, master criminal, undercover, partners, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: rivalry, amateur detective, reluctant partners, blind ambition, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, partners against crime, partners, gangsters, crime, criminal's revenge, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 5K
Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, murder, working undercover, police corruption, police officer killed, police officer shot in the head ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, cuba, latin america
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, master criminal, confined, criminal heroes, danger, chase, hidden identity, undercover, manhunt, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 10K
One False Move (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crimes, police investigation, crime, criminal heroes, law enforcement, siblings relations, dishonesty, chases and races, on the run, femme fatale, murder ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, arkansas, texas, usa, louisiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%