Movies like 21 Bridges

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21 Bridges (2019)
 6.6
 29K
21 Bridges (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
Style: surprise ending, bleak, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, captivating, suspense
Plot: police officer killed, manhunt, hostage, corrupt cop, murder investigation, conspiracy, police corruption, police, criminal, police officer, police detective, fear, courage, police brutality, police raid, chase, paranoia, murder, tragic past, violence, subway, neo noir, gunfight, nypd, one night ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to 21 Bridges

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about escape, death, blood, murder, betrayal, pistol and gunfight mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like 21 Bridges: Sleepless (2017), The Accountant (2016), Bastille Day (2016), Patriots Day (2016), Black and Blue (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 28K
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, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, police corruption, undercover cop, robbery, rescue, police detective, father son relationship, brutality, race against time, criminal, corruption ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 250K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, accountant, mathematics, organized crime, sniper, money laundering, hitman, criminal, investigation, gunfight, federal agent ...
Time: 80s, 2000s, year 2006, year 2010, year 1989
Place: new york, illinois, new hampshire, germany, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 34K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: pickpocket, terrorism, bomb, cia, surveillance, espionage, investigation, thief, criminal, rogue agent, gunfight, on the run ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 84K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: intense, suspense, tense, factual, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, chief of police, police chief, manhunt, gunfight, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, islam, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: year 2013, 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 11K
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, tense, slang, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: danger, criminal gang, police corruption, drug dealer, murder, african american, gunfight, blood, policewoman, rookie, police, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: violence, revenge, murder, police corruption, brutality, danger, dark hero, sociopath, street shootout, paranoia, hairdresser, corrupt politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 63K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, violence, betrayal, crimes, crime, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: danger, brutality, murder, sociopath, anti hero, gangsters, anti heroes, tough guy, chase, fbi agent, killer, ex special forces ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 264
Maximum Force (1992)
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, undercover, police detective, chase, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crimes, good versus evil, police corruption, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
All Things To All Men (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, cons and scams, law enforcement, rivals, dishonesty, life is a bitch, criminal, crime boss, danger, police, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.0
 85K
Den of Thieves (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, disturbing, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, car chase, police brutality, tough guy, police, chase, investigation, brutality, violence, deception, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, revenge, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, hostages, rivalry, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: drug lord, bank robber, vengeance, street shootout, murder, car chase, arms dealer, violence, death, police shootout, attempted murder, accidental killing ...
Place: bangkok thailand, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, woman in danger, danger, life turned upside down, survival, ransom, wanted, confined, unlikely partners, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.9
 83K
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 ⇓
34%
 5.1
 4K
The Courier (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier ...
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: danger, survival, gunfight, chase, bomb, crime boss, messenger, crimes, crime, deadly, police, trap ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, washington d.c., london, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: survival, chase, violence, police, murder, police chase, foot chase, self mutilation, spy, husband wife relationship, martial arts, one against many ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 50K
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: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, tragic 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 ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 99K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, murder, manhunt, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 59K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, reboot, surprise ending ...
Plot: vigilante, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, death of wife, police, dark hero, moral dilemma, murder investigation, danger, justice, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, new york, united states, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 2K
Line of Duty (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Penny is a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief's 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks, whose live-streaming ...
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, suspense, buddy comedy
Plot: undercover, wedding ring, newsroom, tragic event, beard, police officer stabbed, alley, newscaster, blogger, helicopter pilot, telescope, baseball cap ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 9K
First Kill (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A police chief tries to solve a kidnapping that involves a bank robber holding a young boy hostage.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, danger, rescue, fight, betrayal, conspiracy, fear, murder, police corruption, brutality, money, chief of police ...
Place: ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 563
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: serious, bleak, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, kidnapping, laboratory, chase, danger, confined, chaos, disorder, deadly, missing person, battles ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
 6K
SuperFly (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: money, nightclub, arrest, gambling, corruption, police, driving, sex, deception, betrayal, drinking, cocaine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: atlanta georgia, montenegro, miami, mexico, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 50K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
 2K
Operator (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela, and her estranged husband Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, captivating, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, hostage, haunted by the past, chaos, criminal, manipulation, danger, redemption, betrayal, violence, survival ...
Time: quarry
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 34K
Stuber (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits an Uber driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they encounter the city's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: taxi driver, police officer, investigation, murder, father daughter relationship, driver, danger, friendship, partners, drug lord, crimes, sniper ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1990, year 1983, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 635
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, martial arts, police detective, gang, gangsters, teenage life, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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