Movies like Out on Bail

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Out on Bail (1989)
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Out on Bail (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Tennessee sheriff and lawyer want a jailed drifter to assassinate a mayoral candidate.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, sheriff, crimes, injustice, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, diner, state affairs, corruption, drifter, bail
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Out on Bail

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty and life is a bitch mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Out on Bail: Dog Watch (1997), The Kill Reflex (1989), Marked Man (1996), Slow Burn (2000), Marked for Murder (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: police corruption, police detective, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, dishonesty, deadly, bagpipes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, battle zone, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, gangsters, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.3
 279
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, crimes, confined, dishonesty, life is a bitch, on the run, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.0
 436
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, reluctant partners, crimes, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, female detective, serial killer, deadly, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, video cassette, agent, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, crime, deadly, dishonesty, government conspiracy, tv station ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.3
 361
Butter (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, musician's life, deadly, dishonesty, on the run, life is a bitch, law enforcement, city life, drug abuse, false accusation, urban, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Rape of Richard Beck (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The tables turn for cynical police officer Richard Beck (Richard Crenna) when he's viciously attacked by two homicidal crooks. Having never been empathetic toward the victims he's dealt with on a daily basis, Beck must now confront the ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rape, law enforcement, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, murder, danger, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Third Wave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, organized crime, police detective, gangsters, crimes, danger, investigation, deadly, dishonesty, woman in danger, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.5
 223
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, injustice, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, mother son relationship, murder, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, working undercover, uncover truth, vigilantism, crimes, partners against crime, investigation, cop as target, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police corruption, chase, dishonesty, on the run, crime, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, deadly, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, working undercover, police corruption, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.1
 219
Pimp Bullies (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five suspects holding a piece of the truth behind an unsolved crime.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, crimes, revenge, sex scene, drugs/alcohol, crime, prostitute, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 5K
The Traveler (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a dark Christmas Eve in a small town, the lone Sheriffs on the night shift encounter a mysterious man who goes by the name of Mr. Nobody. As the night progresses, the Sheriffs discover that this isn't just a nobody, but a vengeful killer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: mind game, mysterious character, police detective, vengeance, murder, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, small town, police station, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Man from Majorca (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Stockholm, on St. Lucy's feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: car chase, chase, murder, secret police, post office, investigation, robbery, corruption, society, crimes, secret agents, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 1K
Rancid (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. Hayson tries to right old wrongs and get his life back on track. However, life has other plans, and he realizes that the past is best laid to rest or it might haunt you ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, danger, deadly, couples, introspection, suspicion of murder, false accusation, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, high school reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 391
Dad Savage (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, godparent, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, heist, dishonesty, stash ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Johan Falk: Spelets regler (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been two years since John Falk and Frank Wagner broke their cooperation and Frank started working undercover with the police. Frank's search for Kevin crosses Johan's investigation and opens up a new collaboration between them - ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, danger, graphic violence, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime investigation, police procedural, drug smuggling, murder, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 7.0
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Anger (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Three friends from Delhi go missing in a small village - Jhanjhar, in Bihar. It's 2 months and there is no clue about their disappearance. The media and students movement demand action from the authorities. It's then that the government ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: police corruption, state affairs, police investigation, injustice, political corruption, uncover truth, partners against crime, deadly, society, partners, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 236
The Suspect (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Louis Koo plays an assassin who wants to go straight after getting out of prison, so he turns down a job from his former employer Simon Yam to kill a politician. Yam carries out the hit himself and manages to frame Koo for the crime, who then must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, friendship, politics, investigation, going straight, dishonesty, fugitives, crime, crimes, deadly, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Dangerously Close (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebel without a cause or a clue at an elite but uptight college discovers some of his classmates have formed an even more elite clique more or less hell-bent on ridding the school, and quite possibly American society, of what they deem to be its ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fascism, murder, high school, punk, crimes, state affairs, vigilantism, teenage life, high school life, school, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 648
Bloody Tie (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In this uncompromising vision of the gritty Korean underworld, a crystal meth dealer with a tragic past is forced to team up with a renegade cop to take down a powerful crime lord. Reminiscent of the Hong Kong action films of the 80’s but full of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, snitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, drug abuse, dealer, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hunt and Play (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Raghavan (Kamal Haasan) is an honest cop in Tamil Nadu. His wife Kayalvizhi (Kamalinee Mukerji) dies in a violent incident. Raghavan is deputized to investigate the murder of Rani, the daughter of his colleague Arokiya Raj (Prakash Raj) in a remote ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crimes, deadly, police station, who done it, murder, rape and murder, devious, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.9
 2K
Johan Falk 5 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johan Falk and his colleagues at the GSI go after sex traffickers importing young women from the East and forcing them into prostitution.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: murder, police, human trafficking, trafficking, law enforcement, danger, crimes, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, criminal, surveillance, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
No Rest for the Wicked (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Madrid, the beginning of the century. One day, the police inspector Santos Trinidad coming home very drunk, is involved in a triple murder. But there is a witness who managed to escape and that could incriminate him. Santos undertakes an ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, violence, terrorism, death, secret past, neo noir ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Johan Falk: Alla råns moder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: GSI second in command, Sophie Nordh, flips gangster leader Seth Rydell and convinces him to infiltrate a rogue military group. For the first time GSI Chief Patrick Agrell realizes that he is using a ruthless psychopath as an infiltrator. Can Seth be ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: heist, graphic violence, tough law enforcer, danger, crimes, law enforcement, robbery, ex soldier, police procedural, murder, shooting, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 684
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, sexual abuse, murder, who done it, chases and races, girl in bra and panties, premarital sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, hitman, undercover, tough law enforcer, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%