Movies like End of Watch

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End of Watch (2012)
 7.6
 214K
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: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, brutal, intense, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, friendship, policewoman, fighting crime, police sergeant, shooting, danger, police investigation, latinos, street gang, crime, crimes, responsibility, gang war, investigation, evidence, death, arrest, secrets, surveillance, mafia, friends, heroic, partners, pride and honor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california

Most similar movies to End of Watch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about crime, violence, violent, crimes, runaway, murder and brutality mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like End of Watch: Southland (2009), The Accountant (2016), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), Training Day (2001), Dark Blue (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.4
 24K
Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, rookie, police detective, lapd, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, peril, morality, partners against crime, swat, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 237K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, tense, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, accountant, organized crime, sniper, mathematics, survival, hitman, money laundering, criminal, informant, federal agent ...
Time: year 2010, year 1989, year 2006, 2000s
Place: germany, washington d.c., new hampshire, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, survival, police station, danger, brutality, siege, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 361K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, police brutality, gunfight, african american, marijuana, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.6
 20K
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, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, partners, rookie, testimony, crime and punishment, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 56K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, gory, crimes, deadly, tough law enforcer, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 61K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: tense, serious, intense, exciting, bleak ...
Plot: unemployment, drinking, corruption, friend, mexican, crime, mad, violence, drugs, marijuana, robbery, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, latin america, usa, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, police brutality, car chase, informant, partnership, neo noir, frenchman, smuggling, mafia, traffic jam, french ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, marseille, manhattan new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.1
 93K
Elite Squad (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Brazil, USA, Argentina
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police brutality, police corruption, law enforcement, squad, drug traffic, poverty, slum, crime, fighting crime, recruit, social decay ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 103K
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: twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 43K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, crime, danger, tough heroes, drug cartel, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 197K
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 ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, corruption, mafia, police brutality, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners, squad ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 94K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, corruption, crime, tough heroes, law enforcement, prisoner, hitman, millionaire, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 29K
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, captivating, tense, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, hip hop, chase, gang, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, gangsters, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 23K
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, serious, exciting, psychological, rough ...
Plot: gang, police brutality, police, gangsters, crime, gang war, partners, crimes, gunfight, chase, mexican american, ghetto ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, venice beach california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, police, brutality, convict, danger, crimes, child killer, confinement indoors, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, working undercover, crimes, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crime, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, chinatown, crime, gangsters, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.7
 11K
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, policewoman, serial killer, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, deadly, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, usa, asia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, car chase, murder, undercover, loss of friend, vengeance, police investigation, track down, anti heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 49K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, crimes, fan, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 112K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, smuggling, robbery, crime, lone hero, danger, betrayal, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 95K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police investigation, track down, pedophile, mafia, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crime, racism, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, gunfight, friendship, african american, crime, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 16K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, tough law enforcer, crime, danger, master criminal, fighting crime, crimes, working undercover, hostages, police investigation, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, track down, loss of partner, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.1
 536K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: bleak, suspenseful, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, torture, brutality, vigilantism, revenge, child abduction, maze ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.2
 81K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, loneliness, violence, investigation, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, loss of friend, incompetent police, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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