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Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, stylized, realistic, entertaining, intense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, gangsters, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, fighting crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, partners against crime, partners, boxing, police brutality, unconventional method, squad, power struggle, organized crime, mafia, corruption, police detective, police chief, gangster, violence ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949, 1940s, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Most similar movies to Gangster Squad

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crime, murder, chase, violence, crimes, brutality and gunfight mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Gangster Squad: Mulholland Falls (1996), American Gangster (2007), Year of the Dragon (1985), The French Connection (1971), Renegades (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: 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, celebrity, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Gangster (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroin, drug lord, rise and fall, police corruption, organized crime, smuggling, mafia, mob boss, drug traffic, criminal heroes, ambition ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1970 ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, new jersey, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Year of the Dragon (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, chinese mafia, crime, racism, gang war, gangsters, police detective, lone wolves, strong sexual content, urban, tough law enforcer, chinatown ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police brutality, drug dealer, police investigation, crime, heroin, traffic jam, smuggling, sniper, drug lord, mafia, french ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: marseille, usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.1
 41K
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, organized crime, corpse, machismo, vigilantism, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, crime, repayment, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.3
 7K
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, drug lord, undercover cop, murder, gangsters, undercover, crime, betrayal, vengeance, partners against crime, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, bangkok thailand, china, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
 22K
Colors (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A confident young cop is shown the ropes by a veteran partner in the dangerous gang-controlled barrios of Los Angeles, where the gang culture is enforced by the colors the members wear.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: gang, police brutality, ghetto, mexican american, police, crime, gangsters, colleague, gang member, crimes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, venice beach california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 27K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, gang, drug dealer, drug dealing, chase, crime, police investigation, vengeance, betrayal, undercover, drug lord, megalomaniac ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, murder, car chase, crime, police investigation, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.2
 503K
Heat (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, heist, robbery, crimes, tough law enforcer, one last job, thief, group of criminals, police detective, cat and mouse, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, prohibition, organized crime, mafia, partners against crime, tough cop, tax evasion, white suit, rooftop chase, baseball bat, crime, accountant ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 ⇓
56%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, working undercover, mafia, undercover, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crimes, police, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 220
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 4K
Walking Tall (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, sheriff, revenge, violence, death, christmas tree, police corruption, corruption, gambling, martial arts, wrestler ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: suspense, cynical, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, urban ghetto, crimes, dishonesty, urban, law enforcement, society, fighting crime, obsessive quest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, past, homicide detective, secret agent, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, car chase, murder, crime, police investigation, undercover, sniper, loss of friend, vengeance, tough law enforcer, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 205K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: sincere, talky, realistic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, friendship, latinos, gang war, policewoman, police sergeant, gunfight, crime, danger, arrest, shooting, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 582
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, teenage life, police detective, crime, crimes, law enforcement, urban, rivalry, against the odds, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 58K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, ghetto, russian mafia, cocaine, bag of money, assault rifle, strip club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, chase, master criminal, investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, special agents, tough law enforcer, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 19K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, neo noir, irish, gangsters, crime, undercover, drugs/alcohol, reunion, urban, undercover agent, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 64K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, revenge, corruption, crime, police brutality, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 19K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, vigilante, mafia, superhero, fighting crime, revenge, police investigation, crimes, vigilantism, undercover, police officer, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 279K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, righting the wronged, corruption, tough heroes, lone hero, vigilantism, heroes, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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