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: car chase, vigilante, police officer, police shootout, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, special agents, gang, partners, self discovery, chase, murder, vigilantism, danger, society, fighting crime, chases and races, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, police detective ...
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, deadly, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, murder and chases and races mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Sweeper: Last Man Standing (1995), Zero Tolerance (1994), Scar City (1998), Relentless 3 (1993), The Last of the Finest (1990). 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, rivalry, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, gang, crime, chase, chases and races, criminal heroes, partners, murder ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 5.3
 551
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, vigilantism, crime, criminal's revenge, hostages, crimes, special agents, master criminal, law enforcement, fighting crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.1
 844
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, danger, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police officer, kiss, love interest, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.0
 422
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, chase, rivalry, crimes, crime, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, beretta, police shootout, drug dealer, political corruption, partners, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, gangsters, police officer, partners, army investigation, deadly, rebellion, police investigation, investigation, crime, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, investigation, good versus evil, rivalry, profanity, police detective, murder, survival, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, tough law enforcer, vengeance, working undercover, partners against crime, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement, gang, track down, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, society, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, murder, car chase, urban ghetto, hotshot hero, vengeance, chases and races, hip hop, gangsters, drug dealing, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 955
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: chase, on the run, dishonesty, crime, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge, police investigation, police corruption, kidnapping, on the road, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 760
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, gangsters, gang, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, special agents, danger, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, year 2007, 2000s
Place: dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
 648
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: vengeance, vigilante, tough law enforcer, chases and races, lone wolves, danger, law enforcement, heroes, obsessive quest, deadly, crimes, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, gangsters, taxi driver, rivalry, crimes, crime, deadly, police investigation, manhunt, vigilantism, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
44%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police officer, master criminal, rivalry, journalism, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, deadly, crime, lone wolves, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.1
 405
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, undercover, one man army, vengeance, terrorism, law enforcement, deadly, special agents, race against time, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: cartel, computer, on the run, betrayal, criminal's revenge, investigation, master criminal, drug dealing, partners, chases and races, secret agents, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 466
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, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, family relations, siblings relations, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, brother brother relationship, false accusation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 456
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: murder, street gang, undercover, police corruption, track down, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners against crime, partners, danger, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, car chase, chase, urban setting, police officer, gunfight, mafia, injury, police, corruption, hitman, politics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, polish, crimes, drug dealing, master criminal, fighting crime, society, police corruption, working undercover, workplace situations, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, prison, life is a bitch, law enforcement, confined, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 146
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, chases and races, undercover, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, rivalry, crime, fighting crime, police detective, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, gang, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, deadly, police corruption, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ 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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, gang, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.5
 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, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female agent, special agents, partners, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, danger, survival, escapades, crimes, earthquake, mother daughter relationship, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 671
Ambushed (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, police, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, society, crime, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 7K
Stone Cold (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth) is a tough, loner cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation that entails infiltrating "The Brotherhood" - a powerful Mississippi biker gang linked ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, undercover, fbi, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, investigation, gang, tough heroes, working undercover, vigilantism, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, alabama, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%