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Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
 5.5
 5K
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After saving a Black Panther from some racist cops, a black male prostitute goes on the run from "the man" with the help of the ghetto community and some disillusioned Hells Angels.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic, controversial, avant garde, cult film
Plot: racism, betrayal, chase, police corruption, prostitute, on the run, manhunt, vengeance, life is a bitch, opposites attract, crimes, gang, politics, law enforcement, siblings relations, sex with a minor, interracial relations, murder, black panthers, black panther party, ghetto, fighting the system, fugitives, society, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, usa, latin america, mexico, california, south central los angeles

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Most similar movies to Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly and violence mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song: Jackson County Jail (1976), Hot Boyz (2000), The Exterminator (1980), Vice Squad (1982), Fighting Back (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: road movie, tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, escape, prison, injustice, on the road, police corruption, chase, car theft, hitchhiker, roadblock, cross country trip, psychotic ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
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95%
 4.2
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Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, crimes, crime, police investigation, life is a bitch, false accusation, social decay, murder, police corruption, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, fighting the system, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 2K
Vice Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An unlikely Hollywood hooker helps a detective set a trap for a mutilator pimp.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: prostitute, hollywood, pimp, family relations, working undercover, sexual abuse, society, law enforcement, single parent, dishonesty, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 6.1
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Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, racism, interracial relations, store, law enforcement, deadly, criminal heroes, terrorism, city life, urban, death wish ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police corruption, gangsters, society, crime, downfall, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, gang, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1972, year 1965 ...
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.5
 418
Gang in Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, racism, investigation, police, corruption, gang, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, rivalry, crimes, society, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, prison life, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, moral dilemma, introspection, police corruption, starting over, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, crime gone awry, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 1K
Bucktown (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duke Johnson visits a small Southern town, intent on burying his brother. After the funeral, he learns that he must stay for 60 days, for the estate to be processed. A few locals convince Duke to reopen his late brother's nightclub, and soon ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, betrayal, bar, police corruption, interracial relations, small town, racism, brother, redneck, injustice, estate, righting the wronged ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 950
Caught Up (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, chase, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, frame up, heist, femme fatale, crime gone awry, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, confined, vampire, crimes, danger, deadly, society, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, ghetto, violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 415
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: downfall, soldier, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, gangsters, life is a bitch, gang, law enforcement, homecoming, drug dealing, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.7
 26K
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, exciting, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: police, gang, gangsters, police brutality, crime, crimes, partners, gang war, ghetto, gunfight, chase, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.1
 4K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, crimes, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Never Die Alone (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, redemption, murder, interracial relations, gangsters, crime boss, rise and fall, journalism, criminal heroes, ghetto, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.6
 22K
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, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, fighting the system, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, testimony, crime and punishment, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1992, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, stripper, family relations, siblings relations, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ⇓
47%
 4.4
 833
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 16K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, one night, crime gone awry, chases and races, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
True Confessions (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute
Style: neo noir, talky, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, priest, brother brother relationship, brothel, lapd, catholic priest, political corruption, crime, crimes, police corruption, redemption ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Final Comedown (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Black revolutionaries take action in the white suburbs.
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revolution, racism, interracial relations, crimes, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, betrayal, rebellion, suburbs ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
43%
New Jersey Drive (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Jersey Drive is a 1995 film about black youths in Newark, New Jersey, the unofficial "car theft capital of the world". Their favorite pastime is that of everybody in their neighborhood: stealing cars and joyriding. The trouble starts ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, brutality, murder, police, crimes, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, teenage life, vengeance, drug dealing, deadly, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, martial arts, gangsters, danger, car chase, death in the family, track down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, special agents, hitman, pimp, chase, police, prostitute, murder, undercover, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%