Movies like Deadly Stranger

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Deadly Stranger (1988)
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Deadly Stranger (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An undercover cop infiltrates an illegal labor racket on a remote, Texas/Mexican border farm. After falling for the farm owner's mistress, the two discover the tables have been turned and they are the hunted.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: farm, labor, undercover, adventure, crimes, misfit, crime, life is a bitch, labor union, working undercover, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, immigrants, workplace situations, nudity (full frontal - brief), border, extortion, police officer
Time: 80s
Place: texas, mexico

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Most similar movies to Deadly Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, murder, crime and undercover mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Action genres. Some movies like Deadly Stranger: Freeway (1988), Deadly Breed (1989), Chameleon (1995), Slipping Into Darkness (1988), Thunder Point (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, danger, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, chases and races, chase, amateur detective, crimes, manhunt, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.7
 79
Deadly Breed (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The flames of racism burn hot as a murderous band of skinheads wreak havoc on the Los Angeles landscape and only one man can put an end to their explosive evil. Stars Blake Bahner, William Smith, Addison Randall.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parole officer, warden, deadly, life is a bitch, crimes, opposites attract, confined, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, chases and races, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.2
 413
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, dishonesty, chases and races, law enforcement, dealing with death, drug dealing, good versus evil, government agency, special agents, graphic violence, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Slipping Into Darkness (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three spoiled college girls are held responsible for a handicapped boys death.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), train, murder, gang, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, disorder, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 5.0
 224
Thunder Point (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Former IRA agent Sean Dillon comes to the rescue when a woman discovers a briefcase containing plans that could destroy all of Europe. Dillon's assignment is to protect her until the plans can be properly destroyed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: espionage, bathtub, ira, world war two, save the day, undercover, adventure, unlikely partners, state affairs, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.3
 429
Standoff (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The FBI and Texas police make ready to storm the headquarters of a heavily armed sect of religious fanatics. But the operation goes horribly wrong and a couple of agents seek protection at an abandoned farm. But they are not the only ones there.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: farm, siege, escapades, deadly, government agency, adventure, danger, society, religions or cults, survival, terrorism, fanatic ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 267
Dirty Work (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bad City is the tangled story of three men's lives: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, prostitute, police investigation, police detective, gangsters, reluctant partners, gambling, danger, deadly, serial killer, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.7
 179
Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: police corruption, law enforcement, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, legends and myths, police detective, crime, shoot out, drugs, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 4.7
 666
Blowback (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, religions or cults, psychopath, violence spree, undercover, danger, special agents, crimes, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 332
Blindside (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Harvey Keitel plays Penfield Gruber, a once great scientist, reduced to managing a sleazy hotel. Gruber monitors the daily comings and goings of his tenants, mainly for his own interest, until underworld figures ask him to spy on a suspected ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, espionage, scientist, hotel, drug dealing, dishonesty, intrigue, rivalry, profanity, voyeurism, obsession, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Last Seen at Angkor (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Singapore
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jeremy Oden returns to Cambodia four years after his fiance disappeared from the streets.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, kidnapping, crimes, private detective, immigrants, prostitute, amateur detective, deadly, drug abuse, addiction, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cambodia, thailand, laos, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
The Harvest Project (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of the black market human organ trade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: moral dilemma, against the rules, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, terminal illness, black market, transplant, organ donation, organ, organ harvesting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.6
 913
Avenger (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his own daughter was killed in Panama in 1994, former CIA agent Calvin Dexter became a private 'specialist' in cases which wouldn't reach justice trough the regular legal channels. Two years later he accepts to find Richard ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: manhunt, undercover, special agents, race against time, working undercover, track down, save the day, rivalry, government agency, state affairs, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., former yugoslavia, latin america, bosnia, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 162
Twin Sisters (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman flies from Los Angeles to Montreal to investigate the supposed death of her identical twin. What she finds out could get her killed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: twins, murder, manipulations, crime, prostitute, law enforcement, crimes, estrangement, strong sexual content, danger, amateur detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, los angeles, montreal quebec, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.9
 320
The Pass (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman with a compulsive gambling problem which has led to his wife leaving him, travels to Reno, Nevada for some gambling therapy which takes a turn when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, gambling, hitchhiking, police corruption, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, addiction, down on your luck, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
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The Heavy (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Sibling rivalry turned into betrayal between two brothers. One a prime candidate for Prime Minister, the other a henchman for a successful, yet shady businessman. Presented with an opportunity to take revenge against his brother, our anti-hero must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, dishonesty, sibling rivalry, violence, family relations, siblings relations, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, drug dealing, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, clever, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, police detective, who to trust, political unrest, fighting the system, politics, law enforcement, crimes, society, rebellion, fight for supremacy ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 291
Border Cop (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Frank Cooper, a senior immigration police, remains a daily struggle against mafias operating between Mexico and the United States. Although it has a good standing with the poorest of Mexican towns near the border. Two are Leina and Benny, a couple ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: immigrants, tough law enforcer, crimes, misfit, adventure, law enforcement, society, life is a bitch, human trafficking, gunfight, dope, night ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.5
 5K
Fatal Affair (2020)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ellie tries to mend her marriage with her husband Marcus after a brief encounter with an old friend, David, only to find that David is more dangerous and unstable than she'd realized.
Style: exciting, intense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: marriage, mother daughter relationship, police officer, police officer killed, killed in police car, police investigation, crimes, brutality, working undercover, family, justice, gunfight ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, undercover, danger, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crimes, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), phone sex ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 532
Breaking Point (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A retired police detective reluctantly returns to action to stop a serial killer dubbed "The Surgeon".
Style: sexual, suspenseful, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, danger, deadly, mind game, law enforcement, crime, death of killer, dancer, bow tie ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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P.I. Private Investigations (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young architect finds himself being stalked by a gang of criminals who believe he knows something that could expose their activities.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stalking, journalism, private detective, police corruption, danger, crime, crimes, law enforcement, media, dishonesty, undercover, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Palermo Connection (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In his hotel, he meets Il Principe, a Sicilian prince who has ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wedding, society, gangsters, crime, law enforcement, state affairs, dishonesty, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), rebellion, crimes, campaign ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: sicily, new york, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Who's Got the Black Box? (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The widow of a murdered undercover NATO officer in Greece is the prime suspect in his killing. She finds herself embroiled in a bigger conspiracy about the sabotage of U.S. radar installations while trying to prove her innocence.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, whistleblower, snitch, disorder, state affairs, dishonesty, undercover, frame up, obsession, working undercover, false accusation ...
Time: 60s
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 555
State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: political thriller, law enforcement, deadly, undercover, investigation, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, police detective, hitman, political corruption, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The House on Carroll Street (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, undercover, idealism, dishonesty, special agents, law enforcement, state affairs, political thriller, mccarthyism, old woman, secrets ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
Place: new york, usa, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
American Roulette (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Carlos Quintas, the democratically-elected president of an unnamed South American country, has been deposed by a military coup. He is in London, the head of a government in exile, rallying international support. He is also a poet of talent and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: danger, politics, chases and races, rebellion, on the run, assassination attempt, deadly, head of state, heroes, espionage, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 1K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned turn.
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: racism, crimes, police investigation, false arrest, law enforcement, society, dishonesty, small town, murder, death, disorder, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%