Movies like To Live and Die in L.A.

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To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
 7.3
 34K
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: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, stylized, intense, rough, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, revenge, secret service, murder, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, law enforcement, gangsters, hitman, organized crime, undercover, loss of friend, investigation, redemption, police officer, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry, violence, spy, police, car, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to To Live and Die in L.A.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about gun, crimes, murder, police investigation, gunfight, vengeance and violence mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like To Live and Die in L.A.: Black Rain (1989), Thief (1981), Heat (1995), Collateral (2004), The French Connection (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, exciting, neo noir, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, yakuza, gangsters, culture clash, police, gang war, police investigation, fish out of water, gunfight, chase, crimes, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, osaka japan, asia, los angeles ...
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 7.4
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Thief (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank is an expert professional safecracker, specialized in high-profile diamond heists. He plans to use his ill-gotten income to retire from crime and build a nice life for himself complete with a home, wife and kids. To accelerate the process, he ...
Style: atmospheric, noir, cerebral, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, thief, safecracker, mafia, character study, bank robbery, betrayal, car salesman, crimes, vengeance, home invasion ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, new jersey, usa, illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 643K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the ...
Style: tense, neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gunfight, robbery, crimes, bank robbery, master criminal, group of criminals, police detective, thief, loner, gangsters, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 396K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, hostage, crimes, organized crime, killings, sociopath, assassin, taxi, merciless, murder witness, murderer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heroin, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, drug smuggling, drug dealer, smuggling, investigation, police, corruption, car ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, marseille, brooklyn new york city, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 69K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, car, violence, police investigation, burglary, police procedural, investigation, gangsters, police, street racing, hotel ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, prison, murder, redemption, undercover, vengeance, crimes, organized crime, investigation, working undercover, master criminal, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 22K
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, harsh, intense, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, police brutality, crimes, corruption, police officer, police, investigation, rookie, partners, fighting the system, crime and punishment ...
Time: 20th century, year 1992, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: neo noir, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, crimes, police investigation, investigation, police, mystery, gangsters, conspiracy, betrayal, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 20K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, crimes, undercover, police investigation, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, undercover cop, tough law enforcer, police, chase ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, london, california, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 8K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, desert, murder, fbi, mistaken identity, investigation, undercover, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, sheriff ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, car chase, chase, car, fbi, revenge, law enforcement, vengeance, brutality, murder, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: suspense, buddy movie, intense, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, police investigation, chase, rescue, buddy cop, kidnapping, brutality, car, partners, track down, female on male rape, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 19K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, martial arts, investigation, murder, undercover cop, serial killer, surveillance, undercover, police investigation, brutality, deception, prisoner ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 17K
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, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, rivalry, police investigation, crimes, betrayal, police corruption, organized crime, investigation, violence, police, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, rescue, one man army, chase, missing person, martial arts, police investigation, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, escapades, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 34K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, mafia, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir, intense ...
Plot: internal affairs, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, manipulation, corrupt cop, psychopath, vengeance, corruption, police, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, scam, police investigation, crimes, murder, police, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, corruption, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 15K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, tense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, serial killer, stalking, chase, obsession, crimes, murder, female protagonist, police investigation, police, life philosophy, runaway ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcoholic, investigation, private detective, murder, track down, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, crimes, mystery, police corruption, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 10K
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, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, police corruption, justice, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, violent, murder, machismo, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, hong kong, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 19K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, surreal, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, prison, organized crime, crimes, betrayal, undercover agent, vengeance, revenge, mafia, violence, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.1
 4K
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: neo noir, feel good, funny, bloody, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, fbi, gangsters, murder, chase, crimes, investigation, police corruption, gunfight, violence, white supremacy, hate crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, colorado, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 9K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, police, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, snitch, rivalry, swamp, informant, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, southern usa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 48K
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: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, drug cartel, crimes, revenge, justice, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, corruption, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspense, intense, serious, rough, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, buddy cop, police corruption, gangsters, heist, vengeance, crimes, native american, violence, revenge, car chase, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, philadelphia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty. But also an ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, rough, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, justice, vengeance, chase, police investigation, bounty hunter, master criminal, undercover, against the odds, race against time, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.8
 30K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: suspense, intense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, murder, revenge, vengeance, chase, corruption, corrupt official, coma, aikido, intrigue, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, year 1983, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 91K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: surprise ending, intense, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, hitman, martial arts, mafia, fbi, presumed dead, crimes, tough law enforcer, betrayal, guilt, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%