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Code 8 (2019)
 6.1
 32K
Code 8 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Lincoln City, some inhabitants have extraordinary abilities. Most live below the poverty line, under the close surveillance of a heavily militarized police force. Connor, a construction worker with powers, involves with a criminal gang to help his ailing mother. (Based on the short film “Code 8,” 2016.)
Style: captivating, futuristic, tense, enigmatic, surprise ending, psychotronic
Plot: distopia, drug lord, super strength, fight, violence, danger, telekinesis, healer, teenage life, society, drug cartel, crimes, supernatural, injustice, life is a bitch, heist, teenager, survival, family, crime, escapades, culture clash, government agency, super powers, telepathy ...
Time: future

Most similar movies to Code 8

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about death, held at gunpoint, violence, murder, shot to death, shot in the chest and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Code 8: The Darkest Minds (2018), Project Power (2020), I Am Wrath (2016), Black and Blue (2019), The Asian Connection (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, mind control, love and romance, escape, good versus evil, superhuman powers, danger, friendship, teenager, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 59K
Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: sinister, psychotronic, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: super strength, power, police officer, invisibility, pills, strength, male nudity, bullet, dream, superhero, school, drugs ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: new orleans, mississippi river, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, danger, brutality, dark hero, sociopath, paranoia, street shootout, hairdresser, corrupt politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 15K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, african american, drug dealer, gunfight, murder, blood, policewoman, police, rookie, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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, tense, exciting, touching ...
Plot: drug lord, bank robber, vengeance, street shootout, car chase, murder, violence, organized crime, foot chase, police shootout, attempted murder, accidental killing ...
Place: bangkok thailand, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 282
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, gangsters, undercover, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, dishonesty, chases and races, against the odds, police corruption ...
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: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, rivals, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime boss, criminal, danger, police, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Last Days of American Crime (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to crime and terrorism, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal that will make it impossible for anyone to knowingly break the law.
Style: twists and turns, unusual plot structure, moody, confusing, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind control, burglar, criminal, mafia, father son relationship, brutality, violence, bank robber, gunfight, money, distant future, odd ...
Time: near future
Place: detroit, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Precious Cargo (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a botched heist, Eddie a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: heist, crime boss, diamond, betrayal, danger, thief, assassination attempt, heist gone wrong, organized crime, gunfight, gang, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 17K
The Informer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
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, rough, psychological ...
Plot: prison, organized crime, violence, undercover, danger, murder, police, brutality, ex convict, prison gang, dishonesty, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 6K
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, entertaining, captivating, exciting, psychotronic ...
Plot: danger, survival, messenger, crime boss, bomb, chase, gunfight, witnessing a crime, crimes, deadly, crime, female agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, tower bridge london, washington d.c., new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 62K
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, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: vigilante, father daughter relationship, criminal, vigilantism, police, death of wife, dark hero, betrayal, justice, danger, moral dilemma, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 11K
Point Blank (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse is forced to spring a wounded murder suspect from the hospital when the man’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade.
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, brutal, remake of french film ...
Plot: ambulance, pregnant woman, police, hospital, gang, corruption, gunfight, blood, investigation, captivity, african american protagonist, weapons ...
Time: 2010s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 103K
Triple Frontier (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, greed, drug lord, crimes, ex soldier, friendship, danger, violence, murder, 15 year old, escapades, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, peru, andes mountains ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, danger, heroes, rescue, martial arts, hitman, police investigation, crimes, partners, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 5K
Recoil (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, gangster, murder, organized crime, gangsters, violence, death of wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s, year 2009 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 8K
Miss Bala (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, emotional, intense ...
Plot: mob boss, beauty queen, danger, drug cartel, corruption, female spy, fight, sex slave, drug lord, organized crime, sniper, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, los angeles, tijuana mexico, san diego california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, police, brutality, violence, heroin, coma, redemption, pregnancy, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 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, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, urban ghetto, rise and fall ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: brutality, murder, danger, sociopath, anti hero, gangsters, anti heroes, chase, fbi agent, tough guy, killer, ex special forces ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: exciting, tense, captivating, 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 ⇓
33%
 7.2
 66K
District B13 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, harsh, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, parkour, martial arts, bomb, violence, undercover cop, betrayal, race against time, escapades, heroic mission, social problems, fight ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2010, near future
Place: paris france, france, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 90K
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: surprise ending, suspense, disturbing, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police brutality, car chase, tough guy, police, chase, investigation, deception, brutality, violence, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 51K
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: surprise ending, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, law enforcement, hostages, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 227K
Chappie (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, humorous, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robot, artificial intelligence, technology gone awry, technology, cyberpunk, a.i., androids, cyborgs, gangsters, gangster, heist, brutality ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, near future
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 194K
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 traffic, drug dealer, drug dealing, profanity, fighting crime, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 59K
Blood Father (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 16-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, tense, road movie ...
Plot: gunfight, father daughter relationship, ex convict, drug dealer, revenge, parent child relationship, redemption, rescue, teenage girl, gangsters, survival, road trip ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: california, new mexico, santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 14K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, rocket launcher, punk, revenge, crime, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 9K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, deadly, betrayal, organized crime, drug traffic, drug trafficking, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1972, 70s, year 1992
Place: ohio, cleveland ohio, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%