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The Heroin Busters (1977)
 6.7
 481
The Heroin Busters (1977)
Original name: La via della droga
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up to the back teeth with the local police force's incompetence, his only hope is to rely on one of his own men, Fabio (Fabio Testi), an officer so deep undercover that no-one but Hamilton knows who he really is. Even as Fabio gains the trust of cartel leader Gianni (John Loffredo), however, the dealers are edging ever closer to the truth, and when his cover is blown, the hunter becomes the hunted as Fabio finds himself alone in a desperate fight to survive.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interpol, undercover, crimes, special agents, drug dealing, partners, crime, chase, fighting crime, chases and races, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, ego clash, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, lesbian, violence, female nudity, neo noir, heroin, gunfight, drug smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, hong kong

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crime, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, chase and tough law enforcer mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like The Heroin Busters: Nighthawks (1981), Century of the Dragon (1999), The Tough Ones (1976), The Organization (1971), Blood in the Streets (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 15K
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, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, hostages, working undercover, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Century of the Dragon (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rookie policeman Shing (Louis Koo) grapples with right and wrong in this action-packed story about Hong Kong gangsters. Assigned to go undercover, Shing is so successful in playing the part of a gang member that he becomes right-hand man to gang ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, unlikely partners, special agents, undercover, danger, moral dilemma, right hand man, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.0
 881
The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chase, chases and races, tough law enforcer, vengeance, injustice, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, rivalry, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, tough heroes, vigilantism, police detective, police investigation, working undercover, tough law enforcer, army investigation, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Blood in the Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An Italian prison official's wife is kidnapped, and the kidnappers demand that a notorious prisoner be released in order for the man to get his wife back. He gets the man released - but then kidnaps him himself, in order to ensure that the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, kidnapping, danger, chase, murder, blackmail, rescue, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
 2K
Firestorm (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam, armed with high-powered weapons, pulls off another smooth and violent armored car heist in broad daylight in a crowded street. Whoever tries to get in their way, they will show no mercy. This ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gain trust, chases and races, honest law enforcer, tough law enforcer, crime, working undercover, against the rules, heist, police investigation, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 2.7
 422
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, partners, track down, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover, partners against crime, reluctant partners, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Against the Law (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trigger-happy outlaw goes on the run and a burned out, disillusioned cop gives chase. They end up head-to-head in a Los Angeles shoot out.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcohol abuse, rivalry, undercover, drug dealing, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Walker investigates a murder connected with a missing government weapon. In addition, he tries to track down a teen on the run from a crime syndicate.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, chase, undercover, partners against crime, police detective, police investigation, tough heroes, law enforcement, track down, rivalry, danger, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, betrayal, gang, police investigation, hitman, heist, drug dealing, danger, tough law enforcer, crime, violence spree, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, semiautomatic pistol, street, gang war, violence, deadly, swat, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, fighting crime, loss of partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 1K
Contraband (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cigarette smugglers in Naples run into problems with cocaine operations being set up by a rival smuggler. Full of violence, including a women's face being burned off with a blow torch and a graphic rape scene.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, chase, sadist, violence, mafia, gangsters, leadership, deadly, gory, law enforcement, track down, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Invisible Target (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three cops team up to bring down a criminal gang of seven, who have their own hidden agenda.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, gangsters, crime, partners against crime, crimes, criminal heroes, hostages, chases and races, car chase, vigilantism, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is probably the best example of a 70's Italian crime movie, though not the "best" movie of the genre (does that make sense?). It has, besides Saxon, an entirely Italian cast but most of them are pretty recognizable regulars in ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: fire extinguisher, sniper rifle, violence, crime, tough law enforcer, against the rules, crimes, car chase, chase, rivalry, tough heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 1K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, vengeance, fighting crime, loss of partner, police detective, crime, law enforcement, police officer killed, police chase, rivalry, chase, godparent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 936
The Big Racket (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
Plot: revenge, suicide, fight, racketeer, crooked lawyer, beretta, police interrogation, riot police, robbery gone awry, police officer shot in the chest, mexican standoff, shot multiple times ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 996
Street Law (1974)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, revenge, rebellion, bulldozer, car chase, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, heist, vigilantism, society ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Long Arm of the Law (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An ultra-violent and ultra-gritty tale of desperate Chinese would-be jewel thieves hoping to make a quick, effortless score in Hong Kong. Naturally, things go afoul, and the gang must hide out until the heat dies down, besmirched with the blood of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: unlikely partners, gangsters, dishonesty, track down, master criminal, partners, law enforcement, danger, crime gone awry, heist, rivalry, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, parents and children, working undercover, partners against crime, crime, tough law enforcer, gangsters, secret agents, hostages, chases and races, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 27K
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: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, fbi, vengeance, gang, crimes, working undercover, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, partners against crime, tough heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 294
Under Cover (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop goes undercover in a South Carolina high school. With the help of a local narcotics officer, he investigates the drug ring responsible for another cop's death.
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south carolina, baltimore, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, vengeance, crime, police investigation, criminal heroes, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, harlem, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Italian Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, pimp, mafia, crime, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, chases and races, on the run, sleazy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Hunter Will Get You (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: L'Alpagueur is a free-lance spy from the French secret agency. He's put on the investigation about L'epervier, a serial-killer who employs young boys to help him robbing banks before killing them.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, bounty hunter, serial killer, heist, crime, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, master criminal, police detective, tough heroes, working undercover, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
French Connection II (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: "Popeye" Doyle travels to Marsailles to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler that eluded him in New York.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, drug addiction, heroin, drug smuggling, addiction, undercover, partners against crime, working undercover, life is a bitch, crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, seaport, marseille, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Syndicate Sadists (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, death in the family, heroes, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, one man army, vigilantism, investigation, tough heroes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 65K
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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, revenge, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 2K
The Burglars (1971)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In Athens a collection of emeralds is successfully stolen by a team of robbers, led by safe-cracker Azad. Things go smoothly until they miss the ship by which they planned their escape; a police chief pursues Azad while he waits for the next ship to ...
Style: exciting, cynical, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, burglar, drive away, crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: greece, france, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, gang, police detective, heist, police investigation, rivalry, chase, fighting crime, track down, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, reluctant partners, blind ambition, city life, witnessing a crime, chases and races, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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