Movies like McQ

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McQ (1974)
 6.3
 5K
McQ (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, captivating, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, police corruption, fighting crime, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, investigation, heist, drug dealing, betrayal, car chase, tough cop, police lieutenant, vengeance, fighting the system, partners, against the rules, working undercover, society, dishonesty, aging, lone wolves, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, seattle, plymouth, seattle washington

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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 violence, gunfight, murder, gun, police detective, chase and police mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like McQ: The Negotiator (1998), Brannigan (1975), Above the Law (1988), Spenser Confidential (2020), Chaos (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
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The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, innocence ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 6K
Brannigan (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, rough, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, culture clash, on the run, fish out of water, police officer, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, rebellion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, chicago illinois, scotland yard, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 31K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone hero, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, aikido, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, working undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.
Style: buddy movie, realistic, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, police, tough guy, ex-cop, martial arts, fbi, corruption, investigation, friendship, drug smuggling, fbi agent ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 54K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, bank robbery, investigation, hostage, heist, police investigation, gangsters, crimes, robbery, dirty cop, law enforcement, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 9K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, heroes, rescue, police chase, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, heist, police officer, investigation, undercover, fighting crime, chase, rebellion, partners, tough law enforcer, society ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 35K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, aikido, working undercover, crimes, master criminal, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 76K
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, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crimes, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 212K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: exciting, rough, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mob boss, organized crime, tough law enforcer, police detective, crimes, corruption, mafia, police brutality, fighting crime, squad, power struggle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1930s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, track down, special agents, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.5
 352
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prostitute, gangsters, chase, undercover, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, against the odds, working undercover, police corruption, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, car chase, chase, police officer, hitman, gunfight, police, mafia, corruption, urban setting, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, suspenseful, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, private detective, graphic violence, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crimes, police investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: harlem, usa, new york, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 5K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, criminal's revenge, femme fatale, life is a bitch, vigilantism, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, crimes, aikido, family, against the odds, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, special agents, drug dealing, chase, hitman, pimp, police, prostitute, murder, graphic violence, strong female presence, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 60K
Magnum Force (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, machismo, loss of friend, robbery, police investigation, investigation, notoriety, police detective, civil rights, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 71K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, violence, organized crime, bag of money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: escape, manhunt, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, betrayal, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, framed for murder, death sentence, convict, home invasion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 10K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, police, brutality, violence, pregnancy, redemption, kidnapping, heroin, coma ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, working undercover, crimes, gang, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, graphic violence, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 16K
The Driver (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Driver specializes in driving getaway cars for robberies. His exceptional talent has prevented him from being caught yet. After another successful flight from the police a self-assured detective makes it his primary goal to catch the Driver. He ...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, one last job, police detective, on the run, gambling, witness, crimes, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, neo noir, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, police brutality, drug dealing, investigation, gangsters, informant, frenchman, partnership, french, mafia, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, marseille, usa, brooklyn new york city, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Direct Action (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, tough law enforcer, partners, rivalry, fighting the system, workplace situations, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%