Movies like Shaitan

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Shaitan (2011)
 7.2
 8K
Shaitan (2011)
Original name: शैतान
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, kidnapping, police corruption, ransom, police chief, chief of police, crimes, life is a bitch, on the run, law enforcement, buddies, bribery, fake kidnapping, group of friends, police investigation, suicide attempt, cocaine, media circus, hit and run, father daughter relationship, crime, alcohol abuse, violence spree, step parent, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, mumbai india

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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, crime, law enforcement, gangsters, police, police corruption and dishonesty mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Shaitan: Apaharan (2005), Masculine (2014), Sleepless Night (2011), 56 So Far (2004), Consignment (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 4K
Apaharan (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: politics, gangsters, bribery, moral dilemma, introspection, human nature, police corruption, ransom, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 12K
Masculine (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Meet Shivani Shivaji Roy, Senior Inspector, Crime Branch, Mumbai Police, as she sets out to confront the mastermind behind the child trafficking mafia, which makes the mistake of kidnapping and smuggling a teenage girl who is like a daughter to her. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: danger, law enforcement, chase, police investigation, tough law enforcer, crimes, track down, female protagonist, female detective, sexual content, strong female presence, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Sleepless Night (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Vincent is a crooked cop whose drug heist goes wrong when he is stabbed and the criminals he is robbing discover his identity. Vincent escapes with a huge bag of cocaine, but discovers his loot belongs to a powerful mob boss who kidnaps ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, kidnapping, cop as target, crime gone awry, law enforcement, family in danger, chase, crimes, drug dealing, crime, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 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 ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Protect Protect (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Kaakha Kaakha is a 2003 Tamil crime thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. The film released to highly positive reviews in August 2003 and went on to become the first Biggest Blockbuster in Suriya's career, and was considered a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, vengeance, corrupt law enforcer, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, danger, criminal heroes, organized crime, murder, ransom, police officer, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.8
 16K
Gangaajal (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, police station, stabbed in the stomach, law enforcement, fighting crime, police brutality, vigilantism, honest law enforcer, police corruption, criminal's revenge, rivalry, bribery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Aan: Men at Work (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Crime is at its highest peak in Mumbai with it split in three ways. Walia has one-third, Manik Rao has one-third and Roshni has a third of the Mumbai territory. The crime rate rises with more smuggling, trading and illegal activities soaring.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, toilet humor
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, cop as target, law enforcement, fighting crime, rivalry, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, master criminal, bollywood, society, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
61%
 4.3
 428
Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, secret agents, police investigation, undercover, terrorism, partners against crime, race against time, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, usa, los angeles, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 1K
Distortion (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: When his girlfriend is kidnapped, a drug-addicted ex-cop must overcome his demons and face the sobering task of tracking her down before it's too late. His story dismissed by the police, he's left with no choice but to rely on his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, law enforcement, missing person, crimes, obsessive quest, drugs, murder, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.7
 2K
Shakti (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, drug dealing, hotshot hero, chase, chases and races, crime, criminal heroes, buddies, crimes, ransom, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
La Linea - The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, deadly, mentally unstable, law enforcement, criminal heroes, unlikely couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 1K
Shooters (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gilly comes out of prison after serving a six year stretch and decides that he will now turn his life around and go straight. But when he returns to his South London home and visits his old colleague J, in hope of obtaining his share of the proceeds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, going straight, addiction, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, gangsters, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, drug dealing, drug abuse, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.1
 612
Blackmail (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Inspector Abhay Rathod is a honest and diligent Police Inspector employed with Bombay Police. He was assigned the case of racketeer and criminal don, Shekhar Mohan. Abhay successfully entraps and arrests him, and has him sentenced to a long jail ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, criminal, police, law enforcement, tough heroes, friendship, parents and children, family relations, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.8
 1K
I Witness (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, police corruption, murder, deadly, crimes, partners against crime, confined, investigation, uncover truth, life is a bitch, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 3K
The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, police officer, car chase, drug abuse, fighting crime, crimes, chases and races, hotshot hero, gangsters, lone wolves, injustice, drug lord ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
 11K
Violent Cop (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Detective Azuma is a Dirty-Harry style rogue cop who often uses violence and unethical methods to get results.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, vengeance, police, police detective, kidnapping, anti heroes, anti hero, drug dealer, police officer, police investigation, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.1
 16K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, gang, rivalry, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, uninhibited rivalry, tough law enforcer, blind ambition, spouse in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 3K
Shakedown (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, lawyer and renegade undercover cop join forces to clear him. But when their investigation leads them into a maze of greed and corruption, they learn that in a town where everything is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, legal action, buddies, drug dealing, working undercover, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, danger, police station, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 2K
Indian (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vigilantism, frame up, partners against crime, confined, dishonesty, danger, deadly, bollywood, political corruption, idealism, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 20K
Ugly (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, track down, parents and children, couple relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
 4.3
 858
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, police investigation, police corruption, on the road, kidnapping, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
 1K
'R Xmas (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealer, christmas, criminal heroes, going straight, life is a bitch, interracial relations, friendship, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, car chase, crime, aging, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, fighting crime, partners, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 1K
Diamond 13 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium, Luxembourg
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cop goes up against his lifelong friend, who has become one of the city's biggest drug traffickers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, buddies, graphic violence, crime, profanity, police corruption, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 3K
Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gang, drug dealer, murder, violence, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%