Movies like The Son of No One

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The Son of No One (2011)
 5.1
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The Son of No One (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A rookie cop is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring back bad memories and old secrets that begin to threaten his career and break up his family.
Style: tense, bleak, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crimes, haunted by the past, crime, law enforcement, murder, mental institution, husband wife relationship, housing project, apartment complex, graphic violence, dishonesty, profanity, dog, journalist, gun, sick child, corrupt cop, junkie, father daughter relationship, gay slur, post september 11 2001, letter, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, crime, murder, dishonesty, deadly and police detective mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Son of No One: Officer Down (2013), Zulu (2013), Boy Wonder (2010), Streets of Blood (2009), Freelancers (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, haunted by the past, vengeance, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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95%
 6.7
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Zulu (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, racism, gang war, crimes, crime, law enforcement, society, police detective, atrocity, partners, graphic violence, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
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100%
 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, violence, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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100%
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: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, working undercover, police corruption, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 4.7
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Freelancers (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops. His new boss, Sarcone, will see if he has what it takes to be rogue through many trials and tribulations of loyalty, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, partners against crime, uncover truth, vigilantism, teaching the ways of the world, law enforcement, police corruption, betrayal, dishonesty, crime, partners, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
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Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police corruption, police detective, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, dishonesty, deadly, bagpipes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, working undercover, uncover truth, vigilantism, crimes, partners against crime, investigation, cop as target, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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51%
 4.9
 639
Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, uncover truth, redemption, strong violent content, legal, unlikely partners, legal investigation, partners, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, corruption, police, undercover cop, police detective, desperation, robbery, undercover, rookie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 4K
The Major (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a cold winter’s day Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he’s driving too fast and runs down a boy on a passage walk, who ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, police station, police corruption, law enforcement, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, social decay, irony of fate, justice, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.8
 8K
56 So Far (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Sadhu Agashe, a police officer in Mumbai, makes a name for himself by killing criminals in sting operations instead of locking them up in prison. The film follows his method of working, gives an insight into the Mumbai Police Crime Branch, and ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, dirty cop, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, treatment, cons and scams, police department ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
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Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, law enforcement, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, police officer, tough heroes, police, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.5
 19K
Blood Ties (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, family problems, family reunited, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, honest law enforcer, police detective, drugs/alcohol, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.4
 223
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 85K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, crime, vigilantism, mind game, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, deadly, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, tough heroes, crimes, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, organized crime, criminal's revenge, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crime, crimes, betrayal, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, united states, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Confession of Pain (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A detective helps a friend investigate the mysterious death of his father.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly, police detective, partners against crime, dishonesty, investigation, partners, corrupt law enforcer, private detective, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), cop as target, society, fighting crime, crime, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
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The Traveler (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a dark Christmas Eve in a small town, the lone Sheriffs on the night shift encounter a mysterious man who goes by the name of Mr. Nobody. As the night progresses, the Sheriffs discover that this isn't just a nobody, but a vengeful killer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: mind game, mysterious character, police detective, vengeance, murder, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, small town, police station, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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38%
 1.9
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Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, police corruption, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.5
 3K
Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners, dishonesty, partners against crime, police detective, law enforcer killer, police station, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 3K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, betrayal, tough heroes, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, police detective, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, profanity, deadly, law enforcement, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
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13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, serious, psychological ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, drug overdose, police detective, revolver, crimes, life is a bitch, fish out of water, social decay, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, delaware, grand central station manhattan new york city, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, legal action, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 387
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious
Plot: soldier, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance, downfall, murder, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, gang, crimes, police investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, crimes, gangsters, danger, on the run, rivalry, special agents, police corruption, vengeance, law enforcement, cons and scams, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 423
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, investigation, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%