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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police, xenophobia, small town, reluctant partners, special agents, crime, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, vigilantism, interracial relations, 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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Most similar movies to Ambushed

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, murder and dishonesty mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Ambushed: A Time to Die (1991), Gang in Blue (1996), Mistrial (1996), Brotherhood of Death (1976), The Sweeper (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.6
 210
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, photographer, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, crime, parole, vengeance, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.2
 339
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, corruption, investigation, police corruption, racism, urban, gang, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.8
 496
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, hostages, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, death row, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vietnam war, racism, revenge, vietnam veteran, crimes, rivalry, society, vengeance, interracial relations, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 5.0
 389
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, police shootout, car chase, crimes, working undercover, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 3.9
 337
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, urban, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, city life, musician's life, chase, on the run, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.3
 612
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, drugs/alcohol, gang, witnessing a crime, crime, strong sexual content, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, injustice, crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, chase, on the run, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.3
 782
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: serious, rough, 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 ⇓
50%
 5.1
 762
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, kiss, love interest, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, police corruption, deadly, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: witnessing a crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, crime, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, chase, on the run, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: on the run, chase, gambling, police corruption, crime, gangsters, on the road, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, college, fugitives, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: boston, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, serial killer, prostitution, violence, murder, helicopter, racism, vietnam war, crime, investigation, partners against crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.3
 128
Back to Even (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When an expert counterfeiter finds himself in debt to a dangerous bookie and on the run from the mob, he races to clear his name and settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: urban, crimes, dishonesty, crime, city life, betrayal, forgery, on the run, friendship, chases and races, friends, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 270
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, hunted, chase, prison, on the run, death row, crime, false accusation, frame up, prison life, wrongfully committed, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.6
 619
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, femme fatale, chase, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: murder, dedicated lawyer, hotshot lawyer, crime, racism, courtroom drama, dishonesty, law enforcement, courtroom, legal action, legal investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.7
 146
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, murder, crimes, home invasion, deadly, crime, law enforcement, fighting the system, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, investigation, on the run ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 5.3
 170
Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, gang, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, missing person, tough heroes, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
 286
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, gangsters, on the run, frame up, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A military career man, distraught over the murder of his daughter and the subsequent release of her killer who is protected by 'diplomatic immunity,' resigns from the service to pursue the psychopath. No one will help him - and no one can ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, jungle, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, good versus evil, heroes, law enforcement, nude photo shoot ...
Time: 90s
Place: paraguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: good versus evil, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, serial killer, investigation, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Underground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A cop must stop the killings of rap stars. But, he gets in too deep after his partner is killed.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hip hop, urban ghetto, murder, crime, protection, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, gangsters, hotshot hero, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: serious, rough, 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 ⇓
38%
 4.1
 930
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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, frame up, racism, crime, gang, urban ghetto, gangsters, urban, partners against crime, drug dealing, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: racism, special agents, manhunt, track down, crime, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, government agency, murder, crimes, rivalry ...
Place: north dakota, south dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, partners against crime, assassination, false accusation, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: china, hong kong, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 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: serious, disturbing, realistic, sincere, suspenseful ...
Plot: small town, false accusation, racism, legal action, vengeance, vigilantism, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, police corruption, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 55
Quiet Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to terrorists. Whalen has all the help that he can afford. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vietnam veteran, terrorism, political corruption, vengeance, crime, murder, corrupt politician, political intrigue, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 391
Fighting Back (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's a hard crime story about a Philadelphia shop owner who has enough of the criminals' violences and ravages. He organizes a patrol of civil people. It all starts to go wrong because his team's actions are taken as racial ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: store, vigilantism, racism, interracial relations, crime, deadly, urban, society, terrorism, vengeance, criminal heroes, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%