Movies like To Live and Die in L.A.

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To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
 7.3
 30K
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir, stylized, intense, suspense, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, anti heroes, secret service, murder, loss of friend, undercover, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer, master criminal, law enforcement, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry, car chase, revenge, sniper, forgery, hitman, organized crime, redemption, investigation, crime, neo-noir ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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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 suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, police investigation, murder, violence, gangsters, gun and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like To Live and Die in L.A.: Black Rain (1989), Nighthawks (1981), Miami Vice (2006), Boiling Point (1993), The Rookie (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 51K
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, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, police, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, crime, track down, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
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100%
 6.4
 18K
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: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, master criminal, danger, working undercover, hostages, fighting crime, chase ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 112K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police investigation, drug dealing, undercover, undercover cop, mole, police detective, crimes, crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, geneva switzerland, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
69%
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 5.9
 26K
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: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hostage, police investigation, partners, danger, track down, hostages, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, neo noir, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, drug smuggling, police brutality, drug dealing, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, informant, partnership, frenchman, french ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, marseille, washington d.c., brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 27K
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: neo noir, stylized, tense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: safecracker, heist, betrayal, one last job, storage unit, car salesman, convict, safe, thief, car dealer, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 32K
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century, year 1985
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.0
 7K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, murder, undercover, crimes, crime, investigation, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, small town ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 63K
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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, police investigation, street racing, burglary, against the rules, gunfight, chase, witness protection, political corruption, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 19K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, gangsters, anti heroes, anti hero, left to die, crimes, crime, tough heroes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: tense, serious, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crime, crimes, on the run, car, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
50%
 5.7
 13K
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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, stalking, obsession, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 3K
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, crimes, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: investigation, prostitute, murder, alcoholic, redemption, police corruption, crimes, going straight, rehabilitation, mystery, crime, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 17K
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: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, crime, undercover agent, law enforcement, partners against crime, master criminal, political corruption, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 46K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, bounty hunter, vengeance, one man army, chase, master criminal, undercover, against the odds, track down, tough heroes, dishonesty, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, prison life, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.8
 8K
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, investigation, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, snitch, deadly, danger, rivalry, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 18K
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, prison, murder, investigation, undercover, prisoner, surveillance, serial killer, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 87K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, martial arts, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 28K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1990, year 1983, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 10K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 21K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%