Movies like Cagney & Lacey: The Return

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Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994)
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Cagney & Lacey: The Return (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1994. Cagney, now a Lieutenant, re-teams with Lacey, who has left the force, to search for a cache of missing firearms.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, partners, buddies, police, female detective, crime
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Cagney & Lacey: The Return

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police, murder, deadly, dishonesty and partners mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Cagney & Lacey: The Return: The Badge (2015), Turn of Faith (2002), Cagney & Lacey (1981), Kojak: Ariana (1989), Brass (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Badge (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The only difference between a cop and a criminal is The Badge. Detective Vince McKinley and his partner Martin Goulet have to solve the biggest case of their careers: a series of evidence have been stolen from their own precinct. Through out the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, police corruption, graphic violence, police, corruption, badge
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
 5.3
 103
Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, betrayal, crimes, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, partners, strip club, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Cagney & Lacey (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are teamed up as NYPD police detectives. Their opposing personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) mesh to make this one of the great crime-fighting duos of all time.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, female detective, strong female presence, price of justice, partners, tough law enforcer, police investigation, drug dealing, legal action, society, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.3
 163
Kojak: Ariana (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: One of Kojak's old enemies uses Ariana, a young Greek girl, as bait to trap the legendary New York detective. Meanwhile, Kojak finds himself a brash young associate.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, witty ...
Plot: riddles and clues, who done it, police investigation, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, city, police, murder, criminal, urban
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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 6.0
 100
Brass (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Chief of Detectives of the New York Police Department, is a tough cop who has worked his way up the ladder from being on a beat.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, society, crimes, golden years, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Jesse Stone: No Remorse (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, crimes, murder investigation, mystery, small town, police officer, hit and run, chief of police, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Public Morals (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the early 1960's in New York City's Public Morals Division, where cops walk the line between morality and criminality as the temptations that come from dealing with all kinds of vice can get the better of them.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, moral dilemma, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, temptation, gangsters, human
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Jack Reed: One of Our Own (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jack Reed investigates a young woman whom he and his wife take into their household when she turns out to be targeted by unknown assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, law enforcement, woman in danger, runaway, police, corruption, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.7
 673
Grand Pardon (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Le clan Bettoun : Raymond (le patriarche), Maurice (le fils), Jacky (le neveu), Roland (le neveu), Albert (le cousin de Raymond), Pépé (l'ami de Raymond), Samy (le garde du corps) sont un clan familial de caïds pieds-Noirs juifs du crime ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: law enforcement, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, family life, interracial relations, family business, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, police detective, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes, rivalry, life is a bitch, vengeance, murder, gays and lesbians, society, legal, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, police station, police detective, investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Incident in an Alley (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A policeman is accused of manslaughtering a 14 year old boy, but is acquitted of all charges. Still, he feels a lot of guilt and begins to doubt if he really is innocent after all. A stolen clarinet gives him a lead in his desperate hunt for the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police officer, teenage life, heist, redemption, crimes, law enforcement, legal investigation, death of child, murder trial, robbery, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Murder 1, Dancer 0 (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private eye Joe Dancer finds himself framed for manslaughter while trying to uncover a Hollywood scandal that could ruin a studio and destroy a top star's career.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, hollywood, murder, manipulation, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, chase, on the run, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Out-of-Sync (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A DJ and ex-con is forced to work with the police in an undercover drug sting targeting his boss.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: drug dealing, gambling, police, hip hop, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, cons and scams, false accusation, fall in love, love triangle, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, uncover truth, reporter, serial killer, mystery, geek, crime scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
This Thing of Ours (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Using the Internet and global satellites, a group of gangsters pull off the biggest bank heist in the Mafia's history.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, master criminal, bank, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, partners, betrayal, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Cisco Pike (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cisco is an ex-rock star who has become a drug dealer. A corrupt cop blackmails Cisco to sell marijuana for him. Cisco has one weekend to sell it to his friends.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, marijuana, pimp, heroin addict, crimes, police investigation, police corruption, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
She Knows Too Much (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In this comedy-drama set in Washington, D.C., an ex-burglar and a dumbbell detective must team up to solve several puzzling murders.
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, rough, suspenseful
Plot: dishonesty, partners against crime, crimes, rivalry, partners, law enforcement, misfit partners, investigation, mystery, private detective, goofy hero, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Extreme Vengeance (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After ten years in prison, vicious crime boss Mario Blanco is out for revenge. Revenge against the cop that put him away. Revenge at any cost! But David, the officer that sent Blanco to jail has been in hiding since quitting the force after exposing ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: chase, gangsters, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, car chase, vengeance, female nudity, attempted rape, police, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, false accusation, mystery, murder, crimes, law enforcement, quitting job, small town, police officer, gymnasium, rapist, passed out drunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new england, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hack (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hack is a television series that aired on the American CBS television network from 2002 to 2004. The series centers on the fictional life of a former police officer, Polish-American Mike Olshansky, who left the force after being charged with ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: vigilante, taxi driver, law enforcement, crimes, ex law enforcer, taxi, protective male, disgraced, ex-cop, dirty cop, ex cop, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, righting the wronged, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, law enforcement, parents and children, police, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Duke (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Duke is a modern day telling of a classic western film. Dare and Roost are brothers who have been raised in a reformatory, taught to survive and conditioned to trust no one. They have moved to West Los Angeles, where Dare moonlights himself as a ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious
Plot: police investigation, fighting crime, vigilantism, vigilante, law enforcement, crimes, family relations, tough law enforcer, police detective, siblings relations, urban
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, heist, law enforcement, life is a bitch, coma, cold case, small town, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, crimes, fighting crime, gang, working undercover, partners, police investigation, dishonesty, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Shield and the Sword (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: During a patrol, Julie and Simon, two police constables, injure a wealthy man who pointlessly killed their partner. This wealthy man in question turns out to be the son of a politician. This is why the two police constables are accused of brutality ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: investigation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, drugs, police, chase, politician, duty, criminal, patrol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 130
Blood Ties (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An innocent American engineer is blackmailed by gangsters into a plot to assassinate his cousin, who is a judge in Sicily fighting the Mafia.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: gangsters, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rescue, crimes, mafia, drugs, hitman, deadly, danger
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 287
Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: tense, mind bending, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: policewoman, police detective, pregnancy, gambling, murder, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, partners, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Harvest of Fire (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: amish, culture clash, arson, rescue, fbi, investigation, crimes, fish out of water, unlikely partners, partners, special agents, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%