Movies like Ambushed 1998

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Ambushed
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, small town, reluctant partners, special agents, witnessing a crime, crime, legal investigation, vigilantism, interracial relations, xenophobia, police, murder, police corruption, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, society, on the run, false accusation, frame up, small town life, chases and races, legal ...
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, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, crime, murder and rivalry mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Ambushed: Gang in Blue (1996), Mistrial (1996), A Time to Die (1991), Dead Silence (1997), Rage and Honor (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.2
 339
Gang in Blue
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, gang, urban ghetto, crime, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, police corruption, racism, urban ghetto life, police, corruption, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.8
 496
Mistrial
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, hostages, crime, hotshot lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, death row, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   81%
    User:   71%
 
 4.6
 210
A Time to Die
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, protagonist as suspect, on the run, crime, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, deadly, photographer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   76%
 
 6.3
 782
Dead Silence
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, hostages, bus, crime, murderous pair, school, one man army, betrayal, crime gone awry, mind game, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   52%
 
 5.3
 612
Rage and Honor
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drugs/alcohol, gang, strong sexual content, crime, witnessing a crime, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
 5.0
 389
The Sweeper
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, police shootout, vigilante, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   60%
 
 6.2
 2K
Off Limits
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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, vietnam war, murder, investigation, crime, prostitution, police investigation, violence, military, undercover, partners against crime, murder mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
 6.8
 748
The Bodyguards
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The film shows the difficulties of an honest, imperiled judge and his bodyguard of four men, trying to clean up a Sicilian town. Corrupt local politicians, working hand-in-hand with the Mafia, will stop at nothing to prevent exposure of their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, fighting the system, politics, dedicated lawyer, gangsters, assassination, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, legal action, legal investigation, on the run, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   52%
 
 5.8
 1K
Hong Kong 97
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, assassination, chase, false accusation, hitman, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: asia, china, england, hong kong, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   60%
 
 5.8
 607
Back to Back
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rock, bank, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, buddies, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hostages, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
 5.1
 762
Scar City
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, nightclub, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, kiss, police, love interest, assassination ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   46%
 
 6.1
 3K
Dead Bang
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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, chase, murder, investigation, police corruption, fbi, police, violence, master criminal, partners against crime, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, colorado, usa, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
 3.9
 833
Betrayal
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, on the road, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, assassination attempt, on the run, chase, crime gone awry, track down, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 6.2
 2K
Run
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, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: chase, gangsters, crime, on the run, on the road, criminal heroes, organized crime, corruption, car chase, criminal's revenge, first contact, family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   38%
 
 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
The Organization
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, murder, army investigation, drug dealing, fighting crime, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   47%
 
 5.6
 3K
Live Wire
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, politics, government agency, master criminal, partners against crime, protagonist as suspect, bomb, extramarital affair, senator, explosive, terrorist, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
Northville Cemetery Massacre
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, gang, juvenile delinquency, crime, violence spree, chaos and mayhem, crimes, deadly, blood, police, revenge, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 70s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   45%
 
 5.7
 628
Renegade Force
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An FBI Agent (Michael Rooker) and a female cop (Diane DiLascio) join forces to stop renegade cops who are offing the bad guys. Robert Patrick is the leader of the renegades and Louis Mandylor is a reluctant young cop that is brought into the hit ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, special agents, gory, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, vigilantism, police corruption, hotshot hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
 5.3
 2K
Indian
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, prison, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, terrorism, against the rules, bollywood, vigilantism, political corruption, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   42%
 
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 2K
Shool
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Police Inspector Samar Pratap Singh is transferred to Motihari, in the Indian state of Bihar, along with his wife, Manjari and a daughter. He is honest and diligent and these attributes sets him up against his superior - the District Superintendent ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, vigilantism, injustice, fighting the system, deadly, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
Illegal in Blue
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: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, criminal's revenge, taxi, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, crime, witnessing a crime, dangerous attraction, murder, police corruption, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 5.7
 636
Framed
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: New York detective Mike Santini (Rob Lowe) is enjoying a holiday with his family when he spots Eddie Meyers (Sam Neill) a fugitive from justice who might be the key witness in a high profile case involving money laundering. Santini plays a major ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, special agents, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, chase, mind game, frame up, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Three the Hard Way
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, interracial relations, racism, crimes, rivalry, crime, society, genocide, assassination, vigilantism, injustice, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, washington d.c., chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
 4.1
 930
Hot Boyz
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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, courtroom drama, frame up, false accusation, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
Extreme Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term for the division and they will stop at nothing to get the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, police station, crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, against the rules, fighting crime, murder, police corruption, vigilantism, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 5.4
 457
Double Tap
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, drugs/alcohol, government agency, crime, special agents, track down, vigilantism, working undercover, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Out of Bounds
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, chase, murder, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, crime, chases and races, urban, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, heroin ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, los angeles, new orleans, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   36%
 
Moonshine Highway
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, against the rules, fighting crime, on the run, police corruption, working undercover, tough heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 3.9
 337
Butter
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, urban, crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, city life, musician's life, chase, murder, on the run, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
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