Movies like The Raid 2014

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The Raid (2014)
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The Raid (2014)
Original name: Alemão: Os Dois Lados do Complexo
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Five undercover cops at Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro's most dangerous areas, have their covers blown by drug dealers. Arrested, they wait execution or to be rescued by police forces that would risk expose a larger operation.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense, tense, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: slum, working undercover, fighting crime, drug dealing, danger, undercover, crimes, society, law enforcement, race against time, urban ghetto, trapped, rivalry, behind enemy lines, crime, life is a bitch, graphic violence, violence spree, chases and races, deadly, drug traffic, brazilian
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, graphic violence, crime and chases and races mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Raid: Road of No Return (2009), Cartel War (2010), The Stool Pigeon (2010), If Nothing Else Works Out (2008), Colour of the Truth (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, danger, adventure, undercover, politics, deadly, introspection, race against time, track down, law enforcement, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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95%
 3.9
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Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, male female relationship, friendship, murder, police, war on drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian, a vicious gangster ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, undercover, danger, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty, fighting crime, gangsters, estrangement, police detective, graphic violence, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, injustice, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, society, drug dealing, prostitute, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, danger, snitch, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, undercover, police shootout, spy, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, crimes, danger, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, mafia, murder, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, antwerp, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.4
 257
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crimes, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, profanity, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 463
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 ⇓
51%
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 5.3
 755
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, law enforcement, race against time, partners, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, crimes, master criminal, disorder, rivalry, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, gang, working undercover, crime, crimes, car chase, loss of partner, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 4K
Aurangzeb (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Gurgaon is the most modern boom-town of "India Shining", the new frontier to be conquered by those who understand real estate. This city rose from a small town to a boom town satellite city in just fifteen years. However, the law and order ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, fighting crime, law enforcement, organized crime, presumed dead, lookalikes, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, confined, forced into action, race against time, murder, kidnapping, heroes, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, criminal's revenge, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, police, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, danger, deadly, assassination attempt, heroes, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, juvenile delinquency, friendship, urban ghetto life, friends, society, crimes, teenage life, youth, power relations, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 284
UC: Undercover (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: UC: Undercover is an action-thriller television series that focuses on the secret lives and private demons of an elite Justice Department crime-fighting unit that confronts the country’s deadliest, most untouchable lawbreakers by going undercover ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, undercover agent, deadly, crimes, rivalry, undercover, partners, police detective, murder, uninhibited rivalry, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 439
My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, danger, fighting crime, uncover truth, rivalry, murder, crimes, hitman, couple relations, race against time, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 786
Poongsan (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Poongsan has the unenviable - and death-defying - job of delivering messages across the North and South Korean border to separated families. When South Korean government agents ask him to smuggle in In-ok, the lover of a high-ranking North Korean ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: romance, espionage, fall in love, rescue, rivalry, on the run, danger, undercover, life is a bitch, government agency, chases and races, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Forbidden to Forbid (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three young Brazilian try to help a terminally ill woman who lives in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. Their youthful idealism is shattered with the cruel reality of police brutality.
Style: realistic, serious, social, psychological, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, life is a bitch, friends, friendship, urban ghetto life, society, intern, hopes, family relations, love, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, danger, doctors and patients, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Stryker (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film follows a 14-year-old arsonist in Winnipeg who becomes involved in a turf war between the Indian Posse and the Asian Bomb Squad (a now defunct Filipino gang). He is known only as Stryker, a slang term for a prospective gang member.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, tense, bleak
Plot: gang, teenage life, juvenile delinquency, youth, life is a bitch, danger, rivalry, crimes, coming of age, society, urban ghetto life, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Colombian Connection (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The year is 1976 and it is a dangerous year in the Straits of Yucatan. The man is Jack Hooks, a former cop set up by his corrupt partner and sent to jail for a drug crime he didn't commit. After being yanked out of prison with an early release ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: fighting crime, crimes, frame up, working undercover, rivalry, confined, undercover, drug dealing, prison, society, law enforcement, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century, 70s
Place: cuba, mexico, latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, race against time, undercover, adventure, terrorism, heroic mission, danger, chases and races, escapades, confined, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Easy Money III: Life Deluxe (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 127 min.
Story: JW now lives in exile and is more than ever determined to find out what happened to his missing sister Camilla. Every trace leads him to the world of organized crime in Stockholm. Jorge is about to do his last score - the largest robbery in Swedish ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, robbery, criminal, revenge, murder, crimes, danger, working undercover, missing person, criminal heroes, the underworld, mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.9
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Ambushed (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, tough law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.1
 24K
Kaththi (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Kathiresan aka Kaththi, a criminal, escapes from the Kolkata prison and comes to Chennai, where he comes across his doppelganger Jeevanandham, fighting for his life after being shot at by unknown men. Kathir decides to pass off as Jeeva and make ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crimes, chase, bollywood, gangsters, village, save the day, corporation, danger, graphic violence, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Go with Peace Jamil (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Arabic tale that takes place in Scandinavia. About ancient religious hatred, about love, punishment, guilt and redemption, about being responsible for one's own actions and refusing a path of violence. Jamil stands in the middle. He is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: chase, introspection, social relations, crimes, society, rivalry, gangsters, chases and races, deadly, danger, on the run, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 254
Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit viewed Man his father as an enemy. As an adult, he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fighting crime, police investigation, rivalry, betrayal, gangsters, partners, undercover, partners against crime, fall in love, working undercover, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 2.4
 2K
Moscow Heat (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a U.S. policeman is killed by black market weapons dealers, his partner, Rudy (Robert Madrid), and the murdered cop's father, ex-British Intelligence agent Roger Chambers (Michael York), head to Moscow to find the killers. The two begin ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, odd couple, investigation, undercover, danger, partners, working undercover, tough heroes, master criminal, police investigation, deadly, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%