Movies like Beyond the Law 1968

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Beyond the Law (1968)
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Beyond the Law (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Takes place over the course of one feverish night in a Manhattan police precinct and neighboring bar.
Style: cinema verite
Plot: police, criminal, cult, mayor, interrogation, police station, improv, husband wife relationship, police officer, abandoned, police lieutenant, irish american
Place: new york, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and clever films with plots about police, police officer, murder, husband wife relationship, crimes, violence and sex mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beyond the Law: Wild 90 (1968), Maidstone (1970), Law and Disorder (1974), Trouble on the Corner (1997), The Choirboys (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wild 90 (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Norman Mailer’s first feature filmmaking effort stars the director and his two longtime collaborators Buzz Farbar and Mickey Knox as a trio of gangsters holed up in a ramshackle New York apartment, drinking, braying, and fighting.
Style: cinema verite
Plot: cult, mafia, police, warehouse, improv, bandit, hiding place, mafioso
Place: new york
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95%
 5.0
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Maidstone (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Over a booze-fueled, increasingly hectic five-day shoot in East Hampton, Norman Mailer and his cast and crew spontaneously unloaded onto film the lurid and loony chronicle of U.S. presidential candidate and filmmaker Norman T. Kingsley debating and ...
Style: cinema verite
Plot: flashback, sexism, actor, civil rights, blood, male prostitute, british, politician, tv host, mccarthyism, male female relationship, mallet ...
Place: new york
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78%
Law and Disorder (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In crime ridden New York of the seventies two cops has had enough. They decide to take justice into their own hands. Things turn exciting and humorous. No hoodlum goes safe.
Style: surprise ending, tragicomedy, tragic ending
Plot: anti-hero, squad, bickering couple, horny wife, hairdresser, black american, restaurant, taxi driver, daydreamer, diner, assault, car theft ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, lower east side manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Trouble on the Corner (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Jeff Steward, a psychologist, takes good care of his patients mostly living in the same apartment. One day a piece of the bathroom ceiling collapses so he can watch the woman living in the upper apartment taking a bath. This causes total disorder of ...
Plot: neo noir, neo-noir, neighbor, rooftop, homosexual, therapy, dying, therapist, chess, sex maniac, heavy smoker, female impersonator ...
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Choirboys (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A group of Los Angeles cops decide to take off some of the pressures of their jobs by engaging in various forms of after-hours debauchery.
Style: realistic, semi serious, dark humor, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dominatrix, police station, police, society, prank, partners, crimes, buddies, dishonesty, profanity, friends, retiring ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 2K
Born to Win (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The film follows Jay Jay, a former hair dresser who has become a drug addict. He lives his new life by doing deals for Vivian from time to time. One day he meets Parm, a free-spirited girl. The two fall in love. Jay Jay's drug habit grows, and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: junkie, life is a bitch, drug dealing, love and romance, chase, crimes, couples, addiction, couple relations, drug abuse, beach, male friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 4K
Noise (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man who is being driven crazy by the noise in New York City decides to take vigilante action against it.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: vandalism, vigilante, vigilantism, society, fighting the system, rivalry, losing-it hero, love and romance, satire, heroic mission, city life, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Zack Homer takes over managing the barbershop after Joe is killed for trying to rip off his "investor", Mr. Lovejoy. All Zack wants to do is run a traditional barbershop giving traditional haircuts, but modern styles have passed him by and ...
Audience: student film
Plot: murder, social worker, death of partner, photographer, jehovah's witness, partner, barbershop, black american, husband wife relationship, african american, brooklyn new york city, death
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Very Missing Person (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-schoolteacher is asked by the police to help locate a missing heiress.
Plot: heiress, amateur detective, missing person, amateur sleuth, school teacher, police
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, alcohol abuse, police chief, chief of police, memory loss, investigation, crimes, drug abuse, mind game, manipulations, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 42
Vice (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Details the trial of a young Texas "erotic dancer" on charges of lurid behavior and indecent exposure and the various witnesses who testify both for and against her.
Plot: cross examination, police, prosecutor, police officer, secret police, courtroom, bad cop
Place: houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Myra (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A trans sex worker in the Spanish barrio finds herself in an unwanted love triangle with a notorious gang leader while two drug organizations battle for supremacy suddenly finds herself tangled in a world of chaos and deceit.
Plot: lgbt, drug lord, violence, kidnapping, standoff, cartel, interrogation, fight, typewriter, arrest, mexican border, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sweet Killing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Canada, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A business man decides to kill his wife but the plan sets off a chain of weird events that cause his life to become a living hell.
Style: suspense
Plot: crime scene, bank, marriage, burglar, alibi, husband murders wife, husband wife relationship, death, sex, police, investigation, police officer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Arrest the Restless (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two juveniles get mixed up in a street gang, resulting in the murder of a rival gang leader. A crooked cop pins the murder on the boy, but a detective who knows the truth risks his career to help the kid out.
Plot: rivals, murder, street gang, rival, police officer, police, gang, sergeant
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 4K
Turk 182! (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After New York City firefighter Terry Lynch is unable to receive any compensation for an injury incurred during the off-duty rescue of a young girl, he grows suicidal. Furious, his brother Jimmy attempts to have Mayor Tyler intervene, but the ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, exciting, political
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, firefighter, graffiti, bridge, subway, mayor, race against time, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, society, underdog, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Traffic Department (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Seven policemen, seven deadly sins, a murder case, secrets and the filth of everyday police work: Traffic Department transports the viewer into the darkest Warsaw streets.
Plot: police, interrogation, politics, mafia, bribery, adultery, police car, crying, money, death, priest, pubic hair ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Police Story: Confessions of a Lady Cop (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 14 year police veteran, looking to make it to retirement, experiences the highs and lows of police work as a police woman in a male-dominated metropolitan police department.
Plot: police, policewoman, pressure, risk, infidelity, duty, officer, criminal, undercover, badge, legal, dangerous
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Die Musterknaben (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: police officer, colleague, moustache, leather jacket, cologne, observation, hip hop, team, police, corruption, arrogance, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 5.2
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Mad Dog Coll (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: New York City is torn apart by an all-out mafia war. With brother Peter at his side, Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll blasts his way from streetfighter to kingpin in the dangerous world of organized crime.
Plot: organized crime, gangster, gangsters, irish american, irish
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, gloomy, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, police, rebellion, prostitute, hostage, police protagonist, police corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Little Virtuous (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ferdinand, a young photographer, meets Claire, a supposed cover girl, in a cafe. Although he is instantly attracted towards her, Ferdinand soon learns that she is a professional thief, working for a thug named Brady.
Plot: photographer, love triangle, husband wife relationship, love interest, police, female thief, abusive husband, arrested, swashbuckler, jailed
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 123K
Identity Thief (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Style: humorous, funny, idiotic, absurd, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nothing goes right, road trip, identity, thief, crime, crimes, escapades, dishonesty, cons and scams, pretense, dumb, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, miami, colorado, florida, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Survivors (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: unemployment, survival, gangsters, hitman, mountain, gas station, robbery, survivalist, friendship, heist, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: vermont, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Harlem Nights (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: "Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any ...
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, rivalry, friends, gangsters, interracial relations, bully, police, crimes, crime, corruption, cons and scams, urban ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s, 80s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Money for Nothing (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When unemployed dockworker Joey Coyle finds $1.2 million that fell off of an armored car, he decides to do the logical thing: take the money and run. After all, he says, finders keepers. He turns to his ex-girlfriend Monica, who works in an ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, intense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, crime, heist, friends, disorder, dishonesty, nothing goes right, money, friendship, unemployment, police, chase ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Brooklyn South (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Brooklyn South is an American ensemble police drama series that aired on CBS for only one season during the 1997–98 television season. The series was co-created by Steven Bochco, Bill Clark, David Milch and William M. Finkelstein. Bochco is the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police station, police, law enforcement, partners against crime, life is a bitch, fighting crime, crimes, tough heroes, police detective, police investigation, criminal heroes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 237
Night Shift (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on a novel by Hugo Boris, Night Shift focuses on three Parisian police officers charged with driving a stranger back to the border. However, Virginie (Efira) realizes their prisoner will most likely be killed upon return to his country and so ...
Plot: police, immigrants, airport, police station, fear, police officer, immigration officer, illegal immigration, illegal immigrant, airplane, policewoman, violent husband ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
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Flawless (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.
Style: talky, humorous, sentimental, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay slur, friendship, loneliness, physical therapy, female impersonator, stroke, tango, disability, culture clash, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife pair of retired cult deprogrammers experience marital strife when their past catches up with them.
Plot: cult, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, retirement, coming out of retirement
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Double Whammy (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ray Pluto has many problems. He is satirized in the tabloids as the "loser cop." His partner is starting to seem suspiciously attracted to him. A pair of screenwriters across the hall keep bugging him for help. The superintendent of his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: violence, crimes, murder, crime, couple relations, police detective, investigation, hitman, power relations, deadly, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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