Movies like Ambushed 1998

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Ambushed (1998)
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Ambushed (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ambushed. Three of them shot dead, including Deputy Lawrence, and his black partner Jerry Robinson is accused of the murders.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police, xenophobia, crimes, special agents, partners, crime, legal investigation, interracial relations, on the run, police corruption, frame up, legal, murder, vigilantism, society, small town life, chases and races, who done it, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, small town, deadly, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime and rivalry mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ambushed: A Time to Die (1991), Gang in Blue (1996), Mistrial (1996), Midnight Witness (1993), Hot Boyz (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, frame up, photographer, on the run, vengeance, witnessing a crime, crimes, wrongfully committed, protagonist as suspect, heroes ...
Time: 90s
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95%
 5.1
 342
Gang in Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: disturbing, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police corruption, corruption, police, investigation, urban ghetto, police investigation, police detective, vigilantism, siblings relations, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.8
 525
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, deadly, police corruption, legal, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, legal action, dishonesty, heroes, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, chases and races, crime, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, police corruption, on the run, chase, law enforcement, misfit, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.2
 951
Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, murder, social decay, police investigation, police corruption, false accusation, crime, life is a bitch, gang, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, racism, vietnam war, revenge, life is a bitch, heroes, social decay, deadly, crimes, interracial relations, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.3
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Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, deadly, strong sexual content, frame up, gang, rivalry, drug dealing, fighting crime, dishonesty, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.0
 401
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, vigilante, police shootout, working undercover, crimes, danger, self discovery, murder, chase, rivalry, gang, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.0
 344
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, city life, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, false accusation, on the run, chase, drug abuse, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.1
 766
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kiss, love interest, police, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, deadly, partners, police investigation, danger, police corruption, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Illegal in Blue (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A cop taking personal leave after he witnesses money stolen from the police property room becomes involved with a beautiful singer who may have killed her husband.
Style: sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fall in love, police corruption, who done it, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, femme fatale, police investigation, dishonesty, crimes, workplace situations, witnessing a crime, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 2K
Run (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: on the run, chase, gambling, police corruption, gangsters, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives, chases and races, captivity, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: usa, boston, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Plot: chases and races, mystery, witnessing a crime, crime, danger, woman in danger, legal, on the run, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Color of Justice (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four young black men kill a white woman, the D.A. is very cautious in how to proceed...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, law enforcement, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, dedicated lawyer, crime, politics, legal, courtroom, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 2K
Off Limits (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: McGriff and Albaby are probably doing the worst law enforcement job in the world - they are plain clothes U.S. military policemen on duty in war-time Saigon. However, their job becomes even harder when they start investigating the serial killings of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, serial killer, murder, vietnam war, prostitution, violence, racism, helicopter, investigation, police investigation, crime, military ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
 562
Blind Faith (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: in 1957 an African-American criminal lawyer (Courtney B. Vance) defends his nephew, who faces the death penalty for murdering a white boy. Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Garland Whitt and Lonette McKee costar in this drama of racial and social ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: murder, interracial relations, dedicated lawyer, injustice, rebellion, society, courtroom drama, law enforcement, racism, investigation, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
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Dead Silence (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murderous pair, crime, special agents, crimes, fugitives, confined, missing person, bus, betrayal, hijacking, chases and races, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.1
 1K
The Klansman (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: small town, racism, false accusation, teenage life, deadly, small town life, social decay, dishonesty, social relations, discrimination, injustice, rally ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.3
 272
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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, chase, hunted, criminal heroes, crime, chases and races, confined, crimes, righting the wronged, life is a bitch, wrongfully committed, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.8
 152
The Assault (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female cop protects a dead drug dealer's wife from mob assassins.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: policewoman killing, injustice, crimes, witnessing a crime, chases and races, life is a bitch, crime, on the run, false accusation, danger, woman in danger, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 3K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, special agents, crimes, partners against crime, interracial relations, racism ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Last Man Standing (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, criminal's revenge, partners, dishonesty, fighting crime, master criminal, track down, martial arts, police investigation, deadly, betrayal, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Ricochet (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, law enforcement, frame up, investigation, murder, false accusation, friendship, criminal's revenge, haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 4.3
 293
Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bounty hunter, dishonesty, gangsters, heroes, criminal's revenge, track down, on the run, murder, deadly, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, danger, dishonesty, partners, deadly, rivalry, vigilantism, police detective, serial killer, investigation, law enforcement, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: gang, murder, urban, society, introspection, starting over, crime gone awry, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance, rivalry, racism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
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Jackals (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.
Style: talky, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigrant, smuggling, deadly, law enforcement, society, police corruption, desert, small town, murder, heroes, small town life, immigrants ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Line of Duty: Manhunt in the Dakotas (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: From the "In the Line of Duty" made-for-television movie series, Manhunt in the Dakotas (also known as 'The Twilight Murders') is based on the true story of cop-killer/white supremacist Gordon Kahl.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: racism, crimes, crime, chases and races, special agents, murder, manhunt, rivalry, government agency, track down, danger, law enforcement ...
Place: south dakota, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Moonshine Highway (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The plans of a moonshine runner trying to make a better life by becoming a stock car racer go awry when the local sheriff is determined to kill the driver over an affair with his wife.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, working undercover, crimes, chases and races, against the rules, couple relations, rebellion, estrangement, police corruption, on the run, fighting crime, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, uncover truth, track down, betrayal, small town, crimes, dishonesty, police shootout, memory loss, chases and races, police officer, police officer shot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%