Movies like The Blue Knight

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The Blue Knight (1973)
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The Blue Knight (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.
Plot: lapd, police officer, prostitute, drug dealer, adoption, patrol, retirement, murder, ex cop, social problem, police station, runaway child, mistaken identity, police car, street
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Blue Knight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about police officer, murder, police, crimes, corruption, law enforcement and prostitute mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Blue Knight: The New Centurions (1972), Pale Blue Balloons (2008), 8 Million Ways to Die (1986), Overkill (1987), Crown Vic (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The New Centurions (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An idealistic rookie cop joins the LAPD to make ends meet while finishing law school, and is indoctrinated by a seasoned veteran. As time goes on, he loses his ambitions and family as police work becomes his entire life.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, lapd, rookie, society, golden years, fighting crime, dishonesty, partners, police investigation, prostitute, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Laid-back private eye Jim Rockford and his brown Pontiac Firebird become embroiled in another case when he runs across an old flame, blind book editor Megan. Her no-good playboy cousin Patrick is involved with the Russian Mob, which puts ...
Plot: trailer, mafia, blindness, private investigator, attempted murder, recording studio, lapd, truck, cousin cousin relationship, birthday party, beach, children ...
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Pale Blue Balloons (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Dave is a bad cop fighting a deadly heroin addiction while working a case deep inside the mafia. After killing numerous drug dealers and even undercover police officers for the mob, he is kept from his money for trivial reasons. As his drug problem ...
Plot: drug addiction, police officer, bad cop, shot in the stomach, drug dealer, m 16, crime epic, heroin, mafia, corrupt cop, gunfight, urban setting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, prostitute, murder, alcoholic, redemption, police corruption, crimes, going straight, rehabilitation, mystery, crime, downfall ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 3.6
 167
Overkill (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Tokyo cop is sent to Los Angeles to help an LAPD detective break up a yakuza ring operating in the city.
Plot: yakuza, police detective, revenge, undercover cop, extortion, murder, lapd, bandit, group of criminals
Place: los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 6K
Crown Vic (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One memorable night in the life of veteran patrol officer Ray Mandel and his trainee, ambitious rookie cop Nick Holland in the LAPD's Olympic Division. With two cop killers on the loose and hunting for more targets, Mandel and Holland must ...
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, tense, brutal
Plot: rookie, latinos, police officer, friendship, fighting crime, partners, surveillance, investigation, evidence, crimes, danger, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jim Rockford, is framed for the murder of another rival detective with whom Jim was seen having an argument.
Plot: police department, stealing a car, stolen car, private detective, death of father, murder, cemetery, cuckoo clock, cia, fbi
Place: malibu california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
American Rampage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: cult film
Plot: female nudity, policewoman, tough cop, gunfight, car chase, police officer killed, police officer, lapd, cartel, police, girls with guns, female police officer ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Detective Jim Rockford works to uncover facts of the death of a wealthy socialite whose two grown children are accused of murdering her. Complicating matters are Rockford's omnipresent "friend" Angel, and Rockford's ex-wife Kit, ...
Plot: private detective, basement, private investigator, lawyer, attorney, murder, bandit, baseball player, police, rolls royce, movie star, fake suicide ...
Place: los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Alone in the Neon Jungle (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A by the book female police officer is assigned to the most corrupt precinct in Pittsburgh and told to get it cleaned up.
Plot: corrupt cop, dirty cop, female police officer, drug dealer, explosion, policewoman, police station, dead cop, female protagonist, police officer, police captain, burglary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 356
Flashfire (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police detective Jack Flinder is already in trouble with the rest of his force for imprisoning a corrupt partner, but now he has a new problem to deal with. Another officer has been murdered in a hotel room, where he was with a prostitute named ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police corruption, prostitute, arson, tough law enforcer, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 207
Devlin (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A troubled cop is framed in the murder of his brother-in-law, whose father is a political boss.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police officer, revenge, corrupt cop, vomiting, wedding, explosion, alcoholics anonymous, underwater scene, corruption, briefs, gunfight, paraplegic ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The fourth of eight "Rockford Files" reunion TV movies.
Plot: deathbed, buddhist temple, godfather, street musician, jail, book, mafia, murder, alias, hitman, gun shot, arrest ...
Place: los angeles, malibu california, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killing cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, police detective, obsession, crime, law enforcement, legal, deadly, crimes, psycho, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Extreme Justice (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police corruption, vigilantism, police station, undercover, against the rules, journalism, society, investigation, partners against crime, reluctant partners, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Super Cops (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".
Style: suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, academy, graphic violence, crimes, fighting crime, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, sexual content, urban, drug dealer, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct, which lands him in the hospital, hounded by a beautiful reporter, and out of favor with the entire Police Deapartment. ...
Plot: gun shot, kimono, buddhism, beach, fictional biography, dirty cop, beard, gun shooting, pickup truck, trailer, newspaper, strip club ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 65K
Harsh Times (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, mad, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, drinking alcohol, drinking, corruption, crime, crimes, friends, violence, drugs, friend, marijuana, job seeking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, mexico, latin america, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Contract on Cherry Street (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A policeman devises an unorthodox plan for bringing criminals to justice after his partner is brutally gunned down.
Plot: nypd, conspiracy, walkie talkie, assassination, car theft, shoot out, gunfight, police officer, criminal syndicate, chop shop, murder, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, chase, betrayal, prostitute, on the run, manhunt, life is a bitch, opposites attract, vengeance, siblings relations, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, mexico, south central los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Detective (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, electric chair, sex addict, police corruption, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, legal, police investigation, law enforcement, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 6K
Temper (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Daya, a corrupt police officer, is transferred to Vizag and becomes involved with Walter Vasu, a local crook. When Walter kidnaps Daya's girlfriend, Daya goes to war with Water's criminal empire.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, psychological
Plot: corruption, corrupt official, dirty cop, gangsters, mistaken identity, murder, chase, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police officer, bullying, corrupt cop, anti hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Out of Bounds (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, airport, police, bus, hollywood sign, fish out of water, heroin, teenage life, city life, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, los angeles, venice beach california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.9
 4K
One Good Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, emotional, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: adoption, justice, undercover, orphan, drug dealer, law enforcement, family relations, murder, partner, crime, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Intrusive Behavior (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Years after the institutionalizing and abandoning of their mentally unstable daughter, the Kilpatrick family becomes victim to mental instabilities of their own as their past comes back to haunt them.
Plot: police officer, insanity, fear, evil, court, death, tire iron, rape, blood, murder, investigation, craziness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Guns & Lipstick (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female private investigator's latest client turns up murdered, and she is thrust into a deadly underworld of bi-sexual strippers, a Chinese Godfather with a taste for young girls and the hunt for one very elusive gem.
Plot: private detective, prostitute, strip club, crime lord, stripper, villainess, crime boss, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbianism, murder, bartender, female detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 2.6
 5K
Mitchell (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough-guy cop (Joe Don Baker) pursues two drug runners (Martin Balsam, John Saxon) across the city to bust a large syndicate. Very much an anti-hero, Mitchell often ignores the orders of his superiors and demonstrates disdain for by-the-book ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, chase, crime, crimes, car chase, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, fall in love, heist, haunted by the past, city life ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Let Sleeping Cops Lie (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of a group of right-wing cops have begun carrying out vigilante justice on drug dealers and other crime figures who might otherwise avoid punishment for their misdeeds. Police inspector Grindel (Delon) understands the ...
Plot: drug dealer, shot in the head, police corruption, flamethrower, police officer, betrayal, death squad, death, violence, police, murder, corruption ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 17K
Ricochet (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, false accusation, frame up, murder, law enforcement, friendship, investigation, haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonesty, career ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 237K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gang war, street gang, policewoman, fighting crime, gunfight, friendship, urban ghetto, police sergeant, police officer, rookie, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2011, 70s
Place: los angeles, south central los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%