Movies like Detroit

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Detroit (2017)
 7.3
 46K
Detroit (2017)
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: suspense, surprise ending, tense, rough, factual, suspenseful, disturbing, based on true events
Plot: racism, murder, police brutality, police violence, friendship, death, injustice, justice, rebellion, chaos, rescue, tragic event, racial tension, ghetto, brutality, ethnic slur, betrayal, danger, arrest, undercover cop, police detective, foot chase, black american, church, fire ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1943, year 1967, year 1969
Place: detroit, michigan

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Most similar movies to Detroit

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, tense and rough films with plots about violence, murder, police, police officer, brutality, blood and chase mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Detroit: Dark Blue (2002), Good Time (2017), Black and Blue (2019), I Am Wrath (2016), Widows (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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Dark Blue (2002)
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, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime and punishment, testimony, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.4
 78K
Good Time (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, underground film ...
Plot: on the run, loneliness, brother, bank robber, prison, violence, wheelchair, stolen money, one night, brother brother relationship, teenage sex, game playing ...
Time: year 2016
Place: manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 13K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, slang, tense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: danger, criminal gang, police corruption, murder, african american, drug dealer, gunfight, blood, policewoman, rookie, police, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.4
 13K
I Am Wrath (2016)
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: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, violence, murder, police corruption, brutality, danger, dark hero, sociopath, street shootout, paranoia, corrupt politician, hairdresser ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.9
 82K
Widows (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Chicago, amidst a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: violence, domestic violence, murder of husband, criminal, brutality, pursuit, female criminal, girl gang, danger, debt, murder, widow ...
Time: 2010s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.4
 51K
Live by Night (2016)
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: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prohibition, organized crime, betrayal, revenge, gangster, gangsters, love, mafia, chase, alcohol, friendship, criminal ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s
Place: florida, boston, miami, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
 84K
Cop Land (1997)
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, profanity, deadly, working undercover, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 7.2
 18K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: racism, lawyer, injustice, court, racial segregation, investigation, racial issues, courtroom, rape accusation, doubt, courthouse, trial ...
Time: 1940s, year 1954, year 1967
Place: grand central station manhattan new york city, new york, connecticut, mississippi, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Mississippi Burning (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Two FBI agents investigating the murder of civil rights workers during the 60s seek to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small Southern town where segregation divides black and white. The younger agent trained in FBI school runs up against the ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, murder, sheriff, small town, racial slur, police brutality, civil rights, police, african american, police investigation, violence, discrimination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, united states, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
10 to Midnight (1983)
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, realistic, rough, serious, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, sex maniac, murder, danger, psychopath, violence, stalking, killer, police, vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 27K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1983, year 1990
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, police, violence, brutality, heroin, kidnapping, redemption, coma, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 14K
The Informer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In New York, former convict Pete Koslow, related to the Polish mafia, must deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and the twisted ambitions of two federal agents, as he tries to survive and protect the lives of his loved ones…
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prison, organized crime, violence, undercover, danger, brutality, police, murder, ex convict, dishonesty, life is a bitch, disorder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: 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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 31K
New Jack City (1991)
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: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, drug dealing, friendship, betrayal, crime, crimes, addiction, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.4
 24K
White Boy Rick (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, suspense, rough
Plot: informant, drug traffic, fbi, drug trafficking, father son relationship, juvenile delinquent, war on drugs, arms dealing, buddies, culture clash, 15 year old, drinking ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 2014, year 2017, year 1984 ...
Place: detroit, michigan, las vegas, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Menace II Society (1993)
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: tense, bleak, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, african american, gunfight, friendship, crime, hip hop, coming of age, police brutality, graduation, social decay, overdose, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 7.6
 193K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, addiction, marijuana, drug cartel, drug abuse, organized crime, drug dealer, drug traffic, drug dealing, profanity, fighting crime, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, washington d.c., ohio, latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
We Own the Night (2007)
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: captivating, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, car chase, party, law enforcement, heroin, gangsters, nightclub, crime, crimes, mafia, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, human nature, death wish, rivalry, buddies, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.5
 1.2M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: tense, captivating, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, crimes, neo noir, working undercover, police, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, taiwan, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Czech Republic
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Der Baader Meinhof Komplex depicts the political turmoil in the period from 1967 to the bloody "Deutschen Herbst" in 1977. The movie approaches the events based on Stefan Aust's standard work on Die Rote Armee Fraktion (RAF). The ...
Style: intellectual, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, revolution, politics, robbery, anti war, political unrest, judge, journalist, trial, police brutality, german, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1976, year 1974 ...
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, jordan, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, crimes, lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.6
 29K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, police corruption, undercover cop, robbery, rescue, police detective, race against time, father son relationship, brutality, betrayal, criminal ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 7K
The Dinner (2017)
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, enigmatic, cynical, suspenseful, rough
Plot: stepmother stepson relationship, father son relationship, teenager, violence, brother brother relationship, politician, husband wife relationship, anger, flashback, restaurant, arson, telephone call ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 83K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, loneliness, gang, violence, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, deadly, loss of friend, incompetent police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 14K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, fighting the system, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 121K
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Boyz n the Hood is the popular and successful film and social criticism from John Singleton about the conditions in South Central Los Angeles where teenagers are involved in gun fights and drug dealing on a daily basis.
Style: realistic, tense, gloomy, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, juvenile delinquency, african american, gang, poverty, coming of age, friendship, crimes, street gang, party, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, south central los angeles, cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%