Movies like Sweeney!

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Sweeney! (1977)
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Sweeney! (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The film followed the adventures of DI Regan and DS Carter as they became embroiled in a deadly political scandal. One of the leading members of the government, Charles Baker (Ian Bannen) is about to secure a huge deal with OPEC stabilising the world oil market and boosting Britain's position within it. Baker is the rising star of government, regarded a future prime minister, who is closely controlled by his urbane, manipulative American press secretary Elliot McQueen (Barry Foster). When Regan investigates the mysterious death of a prostitute as a favour to one of his informants, he becomes aware that Baker and McQueen might be involved. A spate of killings follow - which sees Regan take on both the criminals and the hierarchy of the Metropolitan Police and British security services. The outcome of the film was similar to that of the Profumo affair, through with a typical Sweeney bittersweet ending.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, politics, police, espionage, crimes, crime, manipulations, political intrigue, political conspiracy, manipulation, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, state affairs, uncover truth, international crisis, bittersweet, female nudity, frame up, shooting, sergeant
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe

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Most similar movies to Sweeney!

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, deadly, police investigation and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sweeney!: Sweeney 2 (1978), In the Shadow (2012), The Sweeney (1974), The Commander (2003), The Innocent Sleep (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sweeney 2 (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The plot is set on a group of bank robbers, who are both violent and successful, strangely getting away each time with an amount around the £60,000 mark, and often leaving behind cash in excess of this sum. The robbers are willing to kill their own ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, private detective, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, master criminal, gang, tough law enforcer, crime, police investigation, dishonesty, bank ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, scotland, london, europe, malta
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95%
In the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. When he is called off the case, he continues on his own. The ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, fighting the system, police detective, law enforcement, political unrest, dishonesty, political intrigue, political conspiracy, crimes, incompetent police, crime ...
Time: 50s, 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, prague, czech republic, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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The Sweeney (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Sweeney is a 1970s British television police drama focusing on two members of the Flying Squad, a branch of the Metropolitan Police specialising in tackling armed robbery and violent crime in London. The programme's title derives from ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: realism, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, rivalry, crimes, crime, partners, law enforcement, graphic violence, dirty cop, car chase, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 459
The Commander (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Commander Clare Blake has risen to the top of her profession in the male-dominated Metropolitan Police Service and is now the head of the serious crimes unit. Some years previously she arrested James Lampton for murder. He was subsequently sentenced ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, who done it, manipulation, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Innocent Sleep (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Inspired by the 1982 Roberto Calvi Affair in which an Italian banker was found hanging from a bridge across the River Thames, the story follows Alan, a man from Northern England who is homeless after the loss of his wife and job. One night while ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: chase, murder, police, witness, reporter, uncover truth, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, life is a bitch, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: london, europe, england, tower bridge london
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33%
 7.0
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The Offence (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: manhunt, police investigation, fighting the system, police detective, murder, police brutality, interrogation, mental breakdown, child molester, dishonesty, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Resurrection Man (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into ...
Style: disturbing, serious, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, journalism, investigation, master criminal, uncover truth, brutality, journalist, protestant, violent, dark hero ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, california
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30%
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The Criminal (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jasper Rawlins, a none-too-successful musician, finds himself chatting with a beautiful woman at his neighborhood bar. She goes home with him, direct and frank in answer to his nervousness. During the night, someone breaks into his flat and cuts her ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, faked death, conspiracy, murder, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, deadly, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Hidden Agenda (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In Ireland, American lawyer Ingrid Jessner and her activist partner, Paul Sullivan, struggle to uncover atrocities committed by the British government against the Northern Irish during the "Troubles." But when Sullivan is assassinated in ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, investigation, conspiracy, terrorism, torture, parade, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, deadly, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: legal, frame up, investigation, false accusation, uncover truth, lovers reunited, police investigation, testimony, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, danger, political corruption, frame up, political conspiracy, crimes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, crime investigation, superior, crimes, law enforcement, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, murder, gangsters, spy, political intrigue, professor, danger, intrigue, politics, dishonesty, investigation, justice ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, journalism, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, deadly, media, law enforcement, uncover truth, minister, female nudity, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Blood (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: island, investigation, murder, police, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, secret, suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Thorne: Scaredycat (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: D.I. Tom Thorne's latest case puts him on the hunt for not one, but two serial killers, who seem to be working together, yet killing separately.
Style: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: crimes, murder, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, murderous pair, fighting crime, strangulation, crime, psychopath
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: terrorism, bomb, police investigation, police detective, political conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, state affairs, politics, crime ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: milan italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Sweeney (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the '70s UK TV show, The Sweeney is an action-packed British police thriller from the director of Football Factory. Jack Regan (Ray Winstone), a hardened cop who doesn’t play by the rules, is confronted with a criminal from his past. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police brutality, partners against crime, crimes, partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police corruption, machismo, jail, husband wife relationship, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 6.0
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Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, revenge, war hero, political corruption, political unrest, ira, repression, heroes, journalism, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, ireland, england, europe, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 2K
Lassiter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scotland Yard and the FBI force a thief and his girlfriend to steal Nazi diamonds from a German countess.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, criminal heroes, law enforcement, undercover, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, chases and races, adventure, espionage, chase, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison leads to a hidden political scandal.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, suspenseful
Plot: murder, conspiracy, uncover truth, suburbs, who done it, police detective, deadly, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Hidden (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: When a mysterious lawyer Gina Hawkes turns up asking Harry to find a missing alibi witness for her client he agrees to take on the job but is unwittingly drawn into investigating the death of his brother 20 years ago. Harry quickly finds himself ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, conspiracy, lawyer, who to trust, lawyers and clients, legal, investigation, political conspiracy, politics, murder, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, religions or cults, culture clash, life is a bitch, deadly, husband wife relationship, investigation, death, politics, murder, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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What the Eye Doesn't See (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Peru
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Through out six different and yet parallel stories that take place during the corrupted goverment during the 90s in Peru, Lombardi tells the moral decomposition that ran through all classes and generations of the peruvian society.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: politics, crimes, state affairs, society, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, political unrest, deadly, government, manipulation, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, betrayal, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, vengeance, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Illustrious Corpses (1976)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A detective (inspector Rogas) is assigned to investigate the mysterious murders of some Supreme Court judges. During the investigation he discovers a complot that involves the Italian Communist Party. (IMDb)
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, murder, police investigation, politics, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, mystery, deadly, political conspiracy, uncover truth, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Half Moon Street (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort Service, where she has more control over men and money than she ...
Style: serious, realistic, political thriller, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: intrigue, politics, escort service, escort, romance, espionage, political intrigue, dishonesty, infidelity, uncover truth, prostitute, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, middle east, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
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Moses Jones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Police investigate a mutilated body found in the Thames which appears to be the product of a witchcraft killing.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, uncover truth, police detective, murder, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, partners, mutilated body, partners against crime, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.8
 5K
Informer (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Raza, a young second-generation British-Pakistani man from London is coerced by Gabe, a counterterrorism officer, into informing.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: snitch, undercover, infiltration, police informant, police, counter terrorism, uncover truth, threat, danger, police investigation, terrorism, politics ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%