Movies like The Sweeper

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The Sweeper (1996)
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The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those associated with them.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, crimes, working undercover, police officer, home invasion, police shootout, car chase, special agents, gang, murder, master criminal, chase, vigilantism, self discovery, vengeance, rivalry, society, law enforcement, fighting crime, police investigation, partners, police detective, criminal heroes, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to The Sweeper

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, chases and races, murder and tough law enforcer mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Sweeper: Last Man Standing (1995), Breach of Trust (1995), Zero Tolerance (1994), Scar City (1998), The Organization (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Last Man Standing (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, bank, murder, friendship, vengeance, martial arts, partners against crime, gang, chase, police investigation, partners, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
100%
 5.3
 601
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: suspense, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, vigilantism, graphic violence, hostage, tough heroes, hitman, master criminal, track down, gangsters, criminal heroes, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.0
 882
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, undercover, partners against crime, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, police corruption, dishonesty, murder, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: neo noir, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, police officer, gangsters, murder, heist, police detective, tough heroes, investigation, undercover, fighting crime, chase, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, drug dealer, police shootout, conspiracy, police corruption, illegal drugs, drug dealing, fighting crime, undercover, against the rules, rebellion, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.0
 454
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: realistic, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, investigation, mind game, chase, crimes, witnessing a crime, stalking, amateur detective, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, police detective, police corruption, murder, vigilantism, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Over the next 72 days, Detective Woo will push his skills to the limits and his team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for an elusive criminal. Woo takes the law into his own hands as the hunt becomes personal, and as his target may get ...
Style: stylized, neo noir, allegory, visually appealing, affectionate ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, police, gangsters, police detective, manhunt, bomb, sword fight, hallucination, brutality, mentor, runaway ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, south korea, seoul, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 2.0
 199
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 ⇓
54%
The Underground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A cop must stop the killings of rap stars. But, he gets in too deep after his partner is killed.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, rap star, performer's life, partners, hip hop, drug dealing, investigation, vengeance, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, murder, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 1K
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, parody
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, dishonesty, police investigation, crimes, criminal's revenge, hitman, tough heroes, law enforcement, master criminal, criminal heroes, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 832
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: tense, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ex cop, psychopath, investigation, femme fatale, rivalry, crimes, police detective, vengeance, revenge, police, police officer ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, heist, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, gang, retiring, vigilantism, small town, vengeance, law enforcement, starting over, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, year 2007, 2000s
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 708
The Gladiator (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges.
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilante, terror, empire, killer, failed pilot, auto mechanic, vengeance, revenge, duel, heroes, fugitives, track down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 443
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, special agents, investigation, hidden identity, working undercover, fighting crime, murder, master criminal, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: auto mechanic, taxi driver, woman with a gun, teenager, gangsters, vengeance, murder, hitman, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Against the Law (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trigger-happy outlaw goes on the run and a burned out, disillusioned cop gives chase. They end up head-to-head in a Los Angeles shoot out.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police officer, cop killer, tough cop, duel, reporter, beach, showdown, master criminal, journalism, rivalry, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.1
 408
Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, save the day, undercover, master criminal, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, crimes, race against time, vengeance, fbi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 506
True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship, woman with a gun ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.3
 501
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: street gang, murder, undercover, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, master criminal, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, murder, police, mafia, corruption, police officer, hitman, gunfight, nypd, urban setting, chase, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, partners, redemption, gang, investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, going straight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.6
 5K
Pigs (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, gang, friendship, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, partners against crime, fighting the system, gangsters, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, criminal heroes, prison life, vigilantism, vengeance, confined, law enforcement, life is a bitch, dishonesty, police investigation, redemption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 158
Sword of Honor (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Officer Johnny Lee sets out to avenge his partner's mysterious death. With the help of his partner's sister and an ancient sword, Lee becomes a one man deadly strike force. Stars Steven Vincent Leigh, Sophia Crawford.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police detective, rivalry, fighting crime, law enforcement, heroes, undercover, crimes, murder, heist, vengeance, japanese history ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, coitus, female nudity, criminal heroes, gang, dishonesty, gangsters, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.6
 1K
Epicenter (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Epicenter concerns brassy, beautiful Amanda Foster, a down-on-her-luck Los Angeles detective who's been assigned to protect a mobster-turned-State's-Witness, Nick Constantine, from the mob. On the night of the assignment, the city is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, partners, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, disaster, escapades, survival, crimes, female agent, earthquake, mother daughter relationship, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 453
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, law enforcement, track down, who done it, vigilantism, murder, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%