Movies like Gator

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Gator (1976)
 5.8
 4K
Gator (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose custody of his 9-year-old daughter unless he helps bring down local crime lord Bama McCall. McKlusky enlists the help of reporter Aggie Maybank and a few local eccentrics to bring down McCall's empire.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, nostalgic, intense, cult film, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: motorboat, espionage, sawed off shotgun, sex on the beach, crimes, heroes, politics, crime, graphic violence, working undercover, political corruption, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, lone wolves, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, righting the wronged, tough heroes, ex convict, chase, violence, cat, theft ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, united states, new jersey, new york

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Most similar movies to Gator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, dishonesty and undercover mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Gator: White Lightning (1973), Sharky's Machine (1981), A Small Town in Texas (1976), Report to the Commissioner (1975), Shaft's Big Score! (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
White Lightning (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, moonshine, rivalry, crime, undercover, police investigation, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Small Town in Texas (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A crooked sheriff in a small Southern town frames an ex-convict in a drug bust and takes his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, frame up, vengeance, sheriff, crime, dishonesty, crimes, criminal's revenge, police corruption, small town, chases and races, confined ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Report to the Commissioner (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Police officer Patty Butler, alias "Chicklet," is the live-in girlfriend of Thomas 'Stick' Henderson to gather evidence. Detective Bo Lockley is instructed to try to find her, not knowing she's also a cop.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, dishonesty, society, crime, workplace, deadly, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, private detective, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 2K
Fuzz (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, survival, blackmail, law enforcement, undercover, crime, heist, buddies, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, deadly, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 270
The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, martial arts, gangsters, gunfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, fistfight, crimes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 4.6
 542
Raven (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Martin Grant has been hiding for years to escape his past as a ruthless mercenary in the elite force Raven Team. He's recently been engaged and are trying to forget the nightmares of murder and betrayal. Martin was convinced, that he could ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, lone wolves, soldier, heroes, criminal heroes, danger, tough heroes, working undercover, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.2
 436
The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, one man army, heroes, showdown, karate, gunfight, abduction, crimes, fighting crime, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, drug dealer, police shootout, beretta, political corruption, partners, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, heroes, murder, friends, crime, rivalry, contests and competitions, vengeance, haunted by the past, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Underground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A cop must stop the killings of rap stars. But, he gets in too deep after his partner is killed.
Style: tense, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, chases and races, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, law enforcement, gangsters, chase, hotshot hero, partners, drug dealing, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Shaft in Africa (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective John Shaft travels incognito to Ethiopia, then France, to bust a human trafficking ring.
Style: feel good, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, circumcision, nudity (full frontal - brief), espionage, crimes, danger, chases and races, secret agents, dishonesty, graphic violence, kidnapping, fish out of water ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, ethiopia, paris france, france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 229
The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, undercover, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, crime, deadly, police investigation, partners, life is a bitch, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 2K
Heat (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, vengeance, tough heroes, crime, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, vietnam war veteran, bully, tied up, suicide ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Beyond the Trophy (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two rival gangs in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, led by Gino (Robert Miano) and Cole (Michael Madsen), are vying for control. Danny (Michael Masini), an LAPD undercover police detective, goes deep into gangland to infiltrate one gang to bring down both.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, love triangle, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, crimes, gang, dishonesty, rivalry, gangsters, working undercover, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car thief, car chase, chase, police, police investigation, heist, race against time, perfect crime, master criminal, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 2K
Stick (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ernest (Stick) Stickley just out of prison agrees to help a friend deliver a package. It's a setup and his friend is killed. Stick is going to find out why!
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, murder, gangsters, betrayal, revenge, rivalry, crime, crimes, police detective, best friends, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, master criminal, chases and races, crime, undercover, criminal heroes, anti hero ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.5
 9K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, chases and races, rescue, chase, danger, crime boss, crimes, partners, race against time, on the run, train crash ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, car chase, urban setting, police, corruption, hitman, injury, gunfight, police officer, mafia, inventions and discoveries ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, lone hero, chases and races, government agency, fighting the system, on the run, tough heroes, treason, secret agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, investigation, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, topless dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.9
 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 ⇓
20%
 6.4
 20K
Blue Thunder (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, chase, conspiracy, murder, vietnam veteran, helicopter pilot, prototype, crimes, terrorism, dishonesty, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 998
Detroit 9000 (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a fundraiser for a black politician is robbed, Detroit police put two detectives, one white and one black, on the case, who try to work together under boiling political pressure.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interracial relations, prostitution, hitman, murder, police, police corruption, urban, working undercover, heist, city life, rebellion, gang ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.3
 574
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, vigilantism, crime, criminal's revenge, hostages, crimes, special agents, master criminal, law enforcement, fighting crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti heroes, anti hero, secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, rivalry, undercover, danger, dishonesty, hitman, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%