Movies like Against the Law 1997

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Against the Law (1997)
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Against the Law (1997)
Original name: Against The Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trigger-happy outlaw goes on the run and a burned out, disillusioned cop gives chase. They end up head-to-head in a Los Angeles shoot out.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police officer, crimes, heroes, drug dealing, partners, crime, journalism, alcohol abuse, track down, working undercover, chases and races, master criminal, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, folk hero, deadly, lone wolves, rivalry, undercover, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, beach, gunfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Against the Law

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, chases and races, crime, deadly and police investigation mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Against the Law: Face of Terror (2004), Death Toll (2008), Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001), Money Crush (1996), Scar City (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 428
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
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100%
 2.3
 438
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, police corruption, track down, police investigation, partners, danger, fighting crime, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Harold Robbins' Body Parts (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Ty's pal J.J. frames him in a murder and cocaine theft in Hong Kong in 1992. Ty's wife Rachel may be in on the con, so, when Ty gets early release from prison as a gesture of good will from the city's new Mainland government, he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, on the run, track down, vengeance, cons and scams, drug dealing, criminal heroes, rivalry, betrayal, criminal's revenge, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, hong kong, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.5
 318
Money Crush (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Flush with $3 million in counterfeit bills, a pair of small-time criminals hope to make the big time by trading it in for a cool million in authentic cash. However, when the trade goes awry, three men end up murdered- one a cop with a vengeful ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, murder, good versus evil, tough law enforcer, deadly, vengeance, gangsters, partners, heist, rivalry, criminal's revenge, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 805
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, police officer, love interest, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 469
The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police shootout, vigilante, police officer, crimes, working undercover, police detective, partners, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 6K
The Shepherd (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, border patrol, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, confined, deadly, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, partners, investigation, working undercover, deadly, partners against crime, criminal heroes, police corruption, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 6.4
 18K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, undercover, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, danger, master criminal, working undercover, hostages, fighting crime, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 8K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.3
 2K
Cutaway (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The successful undercover agent Victor Cooper is assigned for his ninth mission: to find how the loadings of drug is being brought to Miami. He suspects that the drug is coming through the air and joins a team of sky diving, under the leadership of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parachuting, danger, drug dealing, secret agents, crimes, master criminal, tough law enforcer, espionage, ambition, track down, terrorism, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
53%
 5.3
 3K
Gunmen (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drug baron Peter Loomis (Patrick Stewart) has his $400 million dollar drug fortune stolen in South America. Loomis sends Armor O'Malley (Denis Leary), a ruthless killer to find his money. Cole Parker (Mario Van Peebles), a DEA Agent is on a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, adventure, master criminal, rivalry, gangsters, undercover, buddies, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.1
 577
Armed Response (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car accident, murder, yakuza, shotgun, bartender, criminal's revenge, partners, heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
49%
 5.1
 779
Mission Park (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Four friends from the rough side of town grow apart when two are consumed by a life of crime, and the other two become FBI agents sent deep undercover - to bring down those childhood friends.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, crimes, working undercover, drug dealing, ambition, undercover, police officer, danger, friendship, crime, criminal heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.6
 390
Sunset Heat (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former drug-dealer photojournalist (Michael Paré) returns to Los Angeles and helps friends terrorized by his ex-partner (Dennis Hopper).
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: journalism, hitman, motorcycle, beach, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, deadly, betrayal, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, partners, danger, undercover, dishonesty, tough cop, serial murder, death of son, revenge, violence, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 859
Double Tap (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leslie Cheung plays Rick Pang, an IPSC champion who is also a gun expert who modifies his pistols to perfect his technique known as 'double tap', placing two shots in the same exact spot. In the 1996 IPSC Hong Kong shooting competition, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hitman, track down, vengeance, master criminal, danger, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 499
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, rivalry, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, hostages, confined, criminal heroes, crime, good versus evil, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
 306
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, amateur detective, rivalry, chase, danger, mind game, race against time, crime, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Walker investigates a murder connected with a missing government weapon. In addition, he tries to track down a teen on the run from a crime syndicate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, chase, police detective, partners against crime, undercover, crime, police investigation, track down, tough heroes, danger, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, chase, gangsters, betrayal, crime, master criminal, hostages, danger, deadly, undercover, heroes, social misfits ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Killers Edge (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cop teams up with an FBI agent to track down a counterfeiter.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, counterfeiter, fbi, battle zone, friendship, betrayal, confined, special agents, rivalry, dishonesty, forgery, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 650
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mystery, mind game, deadly, murder, track down, who done it, master criminal, partners against crime, terminal illness, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 1.9
 175
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, police corruption, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Dead On: Relentless II (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: police corruption, serial killer, crimes, partners against crime, danger, reluctant partners, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, conspiracy, estrangement, espionage ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
 380
Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, working undercover, crimes, gang, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, police detective, vengeance, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gory, deadly, partners against crime, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%