Movies like Vice Squad

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Vice Squad (1982)
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Vice Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An unlikely Hollywood hooker helps a detective set a trap for a mutilator pimp.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crime, single parent, investigation, hollywood, murder, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, family relations, criminal's revenge, betrayal, sexual abuse, working undercover, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, misogynist, martial arts, violence, female nudity, sex scene, psychopath, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Vice Squad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, murder, dishonesty and prostitute mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Vice Squad: Coldfire (1990), Impulse (1990), Walking the Edge (1985), Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989), Ricochet (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Coldfire (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The "Coldfire" is a lethal new designer-drug with destructive capabilities. Its origins are unknown...and its effects are irreversible. This drug promises the "ultimate high." However, what does the user acquire instead? The ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: police, addiction, crime, drug abuse, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, female nudity, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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95%
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vice squad, policewoman, drug dealer, female police officer, bar, prostitute, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealing, fighting crime, vigilantism, rape, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, partners against crime, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 15K
Ricochet (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, murder, law enforcement, investigation, false accusation, frame up, friendship, criminal's revenge, career, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.9
 2K
Chained Heat (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after drink driving and killing a man. The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where the other female inmates are sadistic crack-selling ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prison, lesbian sex, women in prison, sadism, captivity, prostitute, racism, crime, sexploitation, prison life, confined ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The New Centurions (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.
Style: bleak, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police station, police corruption, crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, urban, partners, society, golden years, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.4
 227
L.A. Bounty (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mayor candidate Mike Rhodes is kidnapped in his own home outside of Los Angeles by unknown, masked terrorists. His wife Kelly barely survives the attempted murder on her, and is able to identify one of the kidnappers. She's placed on the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, warehouse, crime, missing person, ex-cop, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, leadership ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, crime, hip hop, police corruption, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, chaos and mayhem, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Street Smart (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A New York journalist lies when his fake story about a pimp describes a real pimp up for murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: prostitute, pimp, journalism, crime, urban, protagonist as suspect, journalist, racism, court case, uncover truth, media satire, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Story of a Latino Godfather (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo resolves to learn how to prosper in the drug world, and his new ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, gang, gangsters, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, going straight, addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prostitute, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, betrayal, drug dealing, cons and scams, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia, california, the philippines, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Journal of a Contract Killer (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephanie Komack was a high-class hooker and assassin for the Italian Mob. Now working in London as a waitress, and a single mother to her seven year old daughter, the Mob track Stephanie down and persuade her to do one last job. The hit goes wrong ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Plot: hitman, prostitute, kidnapping, crime, crimes, deadly, single parent, vengeance, rivalry, flashback, death, journal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Killers Edge (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cop teams up with an FBI agent to track down a counterfeiter.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: counterfeiter, fbi, special agents, vengeance, crime, vietnam veteran, battle zone, urban, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Mack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Goldie returns from five years at the state pen and winds up king of the pimping game. Trouble comes in the form of two corrupt white cops and a crime lord who wants him to return to the small time.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, crime, criminal's revenge, rise and fall, starting over, urban ghetto, police corruption, urban, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcoholic, murder, prostitute, investigation, partners against crime, crime, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, mystery, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Angel (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: 15 year-old Molly is top of her high school class. But nobody suspects that the model pupil earns her money at night: as a prostitute on Sunset Blvd. The well-organized separation of her two lives is shattered when two of her friends are slain by a ...
Style: serious, realistic, road movie, psychotronic
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, vigilante, teenager, high school, exploitation, murder, hollywood, killer, money, student, target ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, prostitute, special unit ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, psychological
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, murder, dealing with death, investigation, college, crime, parents and children, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, white slavery, transvestism, robbery, scam, martial arts, police investigation, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, murder, escape, investigation, crime, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, jamaican, nightclub, chase, crime, neo noir, criminal's revenge, unlikely criminals, bank, crime gone awry, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Hillside Strangler (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kenneth Bianchi is a security guard whose attempts to become a police officer are repeatedly thwarted. He moves to California to live with his cousin Angelo and dates a string of women, becoming increasingly preoccupied with sex. Eventually the ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, sex, violence, rape, strangulation, murder, psychopath, murderous pair, crime, gory, pimp ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, chase, master criminal, investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, police investigation, special agents, tough law enforcer, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
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Armed Response (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, yakuza, shotgun, bartender, criminal's revenge, martial arts, crime, gangsters, revenge, chinatown, grenade, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, crimes, criminal heroes, going straight, starting over, ambition, hopes, family relations, lifestyle, mafia
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Out of Bounds (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, airport, police, bus, heroin, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, crime, smuggling, car set on fire, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, los angeles, new orleans, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.1
 667
Dead Sexy (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A female detective gets involved with a murder suspect in a series of serial killings.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, femme fatale, murder, prostitute, woman in danger, crime, protagonist as suspect, sex, witnessing a crime, mystery, manipulations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, deadly, battle zone, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, assassination, investigation, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Stone Cold Dead (1979)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sergeant Boyd's police search to find a sniper who has been shooting hookers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, serial killer, crime, crimes, stalker, deadly, law enforcement, gangsters, working undercover, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%