Movies like Vice Squad

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Vice Squad (1982)
 6.4
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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, crimes, investigation, family relations, betrayal, sexual abuse, crime, life is a bitch, hollywood, working undercover, murder, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, single parent, deadly, criminal's revenge, martial arts, violence, female nudity, sex scene, psychopath, prostitution, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to Vice Squad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, deadly and prostitute mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Vice Squad: Coldfire (1990), Impulse (1990), Walking the Edge (1985), Ricochet (1991), Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 116
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: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police, gangsters, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, addiction, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug abuse, deadly, female nudity, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 1K
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, psychological, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, prostitute, female police officer, drug dealer, policewoman, vice squad, woman in danger, drug abuse, police corruption, addiction, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, psychopath, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger, murder, deadly, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.1
 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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, frame up, investigation, law enforcement, murder, false accusation, friendship, criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealing, life is a bitch, vengeance, sexual abuse, gang, prostitute, vigilantism, rivalry, society, moral dilemma, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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: sexual, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prison, prostitute, racism, sadism, lesbian sex, women in prison, captivity, sexploitation, juvenile delinquency, injustice, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, police detective, murder, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, chaos and mayhem, drug dealing, undercover, hip hop, police corruption, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, lapd, fighting crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, city life, crime, golden years, crimes, partners, idealism ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, warehouse, psychopath, vengeance, missing person, deadly, dishonesty, leadership, crimes, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, track down, loss of partner, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 807
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, frame up, femme fatale, rivalry, heist, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, prostitute, violence, murder, rape, strangulation, sexual abuse, crimes, hidden identity, mind game, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, working undercover, crime, crimes, parents and children, police corruption, addiction, gang, going straight, law enforcement, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, frame up, partners, crimes, cons and scams, crime, chases and races, criminal heroes, drug dealing, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, usa, asia, the philippines, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, betrayal, neo noir, dishonesty, couples, investigation, deadly, family relations, crimes, parents and children, crime, dealing with death ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: investigation, murder, prostitute, alcoholic, obsession, track down, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, downfall, going straight, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 2K
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: prostitute, journalism, pimp, media satire, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, media, frame up, society, make believe ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, police corruption, society, police detective, racism, deadly, law enforcement, partners, master criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, crime, betrayal, rivalry, tough heroes, dishonesty, organized crime, criminal, security ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 2K
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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, interracial relations, life is a bitch, gangsters, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, partners, criminal heroes, crimes, urban ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: erotic, sexy, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, prostitute, femme fatale, woman in danger, crimes, dangerous attraction, mystery, crime, protagonist as suspect, manipulations, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, law enforcement, prostitute, white slavery, transvestism, robbery, scam, martial arts, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: counterfeiter, fbi, rivalry, friendship, undercover, battle zone, crimes, chases and races, crime, betrayal, tough heroes, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense
Plot: prostitute, kidnapping, hitman, vengeance, deadly, single parent, crime, crimes, rivalry, female assassin, sex, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, police, undercover, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, drug dealing, delivery, gem, latinos ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 7K
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, hitman, danger, snitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 306
Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: police corruption, police detective, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, murder, crime, crimes, life is a bitch, kicked in the crotch, amazing grace hymn ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 2K
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: realistic, serious, road movie, psychotronic
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, vigilante, teenager, high school, exploitation, murder, deadly, law enforcement, hollywood, vengeance, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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