Movies like Bad Lieutenant

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Bad Lieutenant
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, harsh, suspenseful, brutal, dark, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, rape, crime, corruption, violence, drug addiction, drinking, drug abuse, addiction, police, heroin, gambling, police corruption, drugs, police investigation, catholicism, neo noir, against the rules, baseball, brutality, going straight, religion, sexualized violence, depression, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Reservoir Dogs
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 8.3
Heat
Crime, Drama, Thriller
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170 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Bad Lieutenant

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about violence, crime, dialogue, crimes, brutality, violent and gangsters mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bad Lieutenant: Clockers (1995), Mean Streets (1973), Monument Ave. (1998), City of Industry (1997), Ms .45 (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Clockers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug lord Rodney Little. When a night manager at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer. Det. Rocco Klein ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, drugs, mentor, violence, brutality, parents and children, organized crime, urban, hip hop, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, california
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 7.4
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Mean Streets
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, redemption, friendship, mafia, organized crime, gangster, violence, neo noir, catholicism, rock ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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Monument Ave.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, murder, working class, vengeance, drugs, irish, criminal's revenge, life philosophy, gang, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey
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System:   81%
    User:   71%
 
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City of Industry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   84%
 
 6.8
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Ms .45
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, serious, rough ...
Plot: revenge, rape, vigilantism, crime, vengeance, gory, sexual abuse, vigilante, murder, violence, strong sexual content, sexualized violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
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Cop Land
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corruption, crime, small town, police, murder, violence, mafia, fbi, justice, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, california, texas ...
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System:   70%
    User:   64%
 
Brooklyn's Finest
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, bleak, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, betrayal, violence, guilt, murder, redemption, police brutality, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
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System:   67%
    User:   70%
 
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: surreal, dark humor, stylized, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, police corruption, crime, drug abuse, corruption, redemption, police investigation, drugs, drug addiction, heroin, against the rules, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
 6.5
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Q & A
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A young district attorney seeking to prove a case against a corrupt police detective encounters a former lover and her new protector, a crime boss who refuse to help him.
Style: talky, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, investigation, murder, corruption, dedicated lawyer, district attorney, police investigation, gangster, lawyer, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   52%
 
Another Day in Paradise
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends ...
Style: talky, realistic, tense, serious, cynical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: crime, violence, drug abuse, addiction, murder, drugs, brutality, drug addiction, drinking, heroin, crime gone awry, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
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System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
 7.6
 6K
Blue Collar
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, three auto assembly line workers hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters.
Style: clever, realistic, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Plot: working class, crime, fighting the system, crime gone awry, drinking, vengeance, corruption, twists & turns, greed, factory, crimes, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   71%
 
Fort Apache the Bronx
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really seems like an outpost in enemy's country. ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police, crime, police corruption, police investigation, police station, violence, addiction, drug addiction, drugs, gang, hospital ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, new jersey, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   50%
 
 7.6
 182K
Traffic
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: realistic, clever, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, police corruption, corruption, heroin, surveillance, marijuana, organized crime, drugs, drug addiction, politics, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa, california, ohio ...
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System:   59%
    User:   68%
 
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Fresh
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: crime, chess, coming of age, revenge, childhood, death, drugs, drug addiction, violence, father son relationship, drug dealing, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   57%
 
Johnny Handsome
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, betrayal, vengeance, gangsters, heist, murder, revenge, violence, criminal heroes, hitman, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
 7.4
 30K
Pusher
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, rough, harsh ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, heroin, gangsters, drugs, violence, prostitution, realism, drugs/alcohol, criminal heroes, drug addiction, violent ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: denmark, europe, california, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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System:   51%
    User:   44%
 
Across 110th Street
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: bleak, cynical, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, police, police investigation, violence, brutality, police corruption, murder, robbery, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
 6.6
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Dark Blue
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police investigation, police, violence, neo noir, murder, investigation, interracial relations, police brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey
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System:   50%
    User:   47%
 
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Menace II Society
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: realistic, bleak, stylized, rough, serious ...
Plot: crime, hip hop, coming of age, friendship, violence, drugs, brutality, gangster, gunfight, revenge, vengeance, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   44%
 
 6.0
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Empire
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, betrayal, vengeance, revenge, violence, greed, money, drugs, corruption, hip hop, gangster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   43%
 
 7.7
 344K
Training Day
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, mentor, mafia, police, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, storytelling, betrayal, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
Internal Affairs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, manipulation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
King of New York
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, violence, gangster, mafia, organized crime, drugs, brutality, redemption, neo noir, gunfight, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   53%
 
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Playing God
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, gangster, criminal's revenge, hospital, corruption, betrayal, violence, murder, drug addiction, drug dealing, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
 5.8
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Rampart
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own survival.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, brutality, police, drugs/alcohol, corruption, police investigation, character study, crimes, relationships, adultery, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
We Own the Night
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: gloomy, serious, suspense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, organized crime, mafia, police, russian, drugs, revenge, dysfunctional family, car chase, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   41%
 
 6.4
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Phoenix
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Gambling fever -- along with a brutal bookie -- leads three crooked cops into a double-dealing scheme that lands them in hot water way over their heads.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, gambling, crime gone awry, heist, addiction, betrayal, neo noir, murder, tough law enforcer, rock, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new jersey, california, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   41%
 
 6.6
 8K
The Funeral
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story concerns the funeral of one of three brothers in a family of gangsters that lived in New York in 1930s. Details of the past of the brothers and their families are shown through a series of flashbacks.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crime, violence, vengeance, murder, gangster, mob, insanity, gratuitous violence, parents and children, brothers ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   40%
    User:   37%
 

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 6.6
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Wonderland
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, serious, intense ...
Plot: murder, crime, police investigation, violence, vengeance, addiction, investigation, drugs, drug addiction, brutality, revenge, drinking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pasadena california
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System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: tense, bleak, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: crime gone awry, crime, greed, dysfunctional family, robbery, divorce, death, violence, betrayal, heist, adultery, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brazil, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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