Movies like Detroit

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 7.4
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Detroit
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A police raid in Detroit in 1967 results in one of the largest citizens' uprisings in the history of the United States.
Style: based on true events, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: racism, police violence, police brutality, murder, church choir, church, beating, fire, riot, african american, police, racial slur, violence, fear, trial, motel, singing, blood on face, breasts, disobeying orders, police radio, audio flashback, social decay, racial segregation, gospel ...
Time: 1960s, year 1967, year 1969, year 1943
Place: detroit, michigan

Most similar movies to Detroit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about violence, brutality, corruption, murder, chase, death and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Detroit: The Hurt Locker (2008), Triple 9 (2016), Patriots Day (2016), We Own the Night (2007), Cop Land (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.6
 378K
The Hurt Locker
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, iraq war, military, violence, gulf war, death, desert, soldier, courage, gunfight, sniper, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.3
 57K
Triple 9
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, intense ...
Plot: heist, police corruption, crime, bank robbery, violence, murder, betrayal, crime gone awry, police, corruption, organized crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, boston, los angeles, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   89%
 
 7.4
 69K
Patriots Day
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: suspense, intense, dramatic, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, surveillance, gunfight, courage, islam, tragedy, police, chase, investigation, fbi, brutality, hostage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   70%
 
We Own the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, police, russian, drugs, revenge, dysfunctional family, car chase, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 6.9
 77K
Cop Land
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, small town, police, murder, violence, mafia, fbi, justice, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   43%
 
 4.5
 6K
The Dinner
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: classroom, crying woman, selfishness, taxi, computer, memory, cemetery, reading a book, cruelty, hate, homelessness, underage drinking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   39%
 
 5.3
 10K
I Am Wrath
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, revenge, violence, corrupt politician, police corruption, gun action, social decay, black leather jacket, national guard, shot in the face, billiards, postcard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
 6.4
 44K
Live by Night
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: emotional, melancholic, bloody, brutal, sad ...
Plot: betrayal, prohibition, organized crime, revenge, mafia, gangster, chase, death, vengeance, violence, gangsters, car chase ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: boston, florida, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   32%
 
 6.4
 180K
Pain & Gain
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, greed, stupidity, murder, drugs/alcohol, unlikely criminals, torture, crime gone awry, chase, money, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1994, 1990s, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, new jersey, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   35%
 
 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, tense, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, mole, crime, gangsters, mafia, police, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, corruption, police corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   42%
 
 7.6
 170K
Sleepers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.
Style: disturbing, gloomy, serious, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: crime, sexual abuse, child abuse, courtroom drama, vengeance, friendship, childhood, lawyer, court, rape, torture, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, new york yankees, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
Menace II Society
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   38%
 
The Place Beyond the Pines
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: bank robbery, crime, corruption, motorcycle, destiny, haunted by the past, parenthood, police corruption, death, police, father son relationship, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
 6.6
 27K
New Jack City
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, crime, gangsters, chase, addiction, drugs, undercover cop, gangster, mafia, gunfight, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, california, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
10 to Midnight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the real-life Richard Speck murders, amoral, nearly psychotic killer Warren Stacey (Gene Davis) is a serial killer who has murdered a number of women; he stabs them while they are naked to minimize leaving any physical evidence. Police ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, vigilantism, vengeance, murder, violence, male nudity, brutality, investigation, lawyer, chase, revenge, slasher ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
 7.0
 4K
Walking Tall
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, vigilante, sheriff, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
Escobar: Paradise Lost
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Spain, Belgium, Panama
Duration: 120 min.
Story: For Pablo Escobar family is everything. When young surfer Nick falls for Escobar's niece, Maria, he finds his life on the line when he's pulled into the dangerous world of the family business.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: drugs/alcohol, crime, gangsters, life turned upside down, fall in love, crimes, drug dealing, innocence lost, murder, surfer, love and romance, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
In the Valley of Elah
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, dramatic, clever ...
Plot: investigation, innocence lost, war, military, guilt, torture, iraq war, murder, storytelling, death, patriotism, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, usa, middle east, new mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   32%
 
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 6.8
 54K
The Brave One
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, crime, vigilante, police investigation, radio, revenge, murder, death, brutality, unlikely criminals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   33%
 
Zero Dark Thirty
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, military, cia, obsession, assassination, torture, violence, surveillance, investigation, 9/11, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: middle east, pakistan, iraq, paris france, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
 6.2
 70K
Broken City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
 6.6
 19K
Dark Blue
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, bleak, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police investigation, police, violence, neo noir, murder, investigation, interracial relations, police brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   30%
 
 7.2
 61K
Strange Days
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a ...
Style: futuristic, serious, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, cyberpunk, virtual reality, violence, rape, police, crime, pornography, voyeurism, police corruption, conspiracy, memory ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
Out of the Furnace
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, revenge, vengeance, crime, justice, prison, working class, family, brutality, guilt, violence, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: new jersey, pennsylvania, usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   35%
 
 7.3
 45K
Good Time
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick out of jail.
Style: brutal, dark humor
Plot: on the run, hospital, wheelchair, violence, prison, amusement park, bank robber, security guard, brother, acid, one night, bank robbery ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   25%
 
 7.1
 84K
Runaway Jury
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Style: suspense, clever, tense, surprise ending, stylized ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, corruption, surveillance, manipulation, conspiracy, justice, chase, court, revenge, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, indiana, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, urban, crime, daring rescue, kidnapping, missing child, danger, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, shot in the forehead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   23%
 
 6.5
 35K
Imperium
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Nate Foster, a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as ...
Style: tense, intense, suspense, suspenseful, interesting ...
Plot: fbi, terrorism, violence, racism, fascism, conspiracy, politics, skinhead, genocide, investigation, paranoia, prejudice ...
Time: year 1969
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
 7.8
 392K
Crash
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: racism, prejudice, redemption, police corruption, morality, storytelling, corruption, tragedy, immigrants, depression, plot twist, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, puerto rico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
 4.5
 220
Maximum Force
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, prostitute, chase, gangsters, renegade, against the odds, police corruption, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   30%
 
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