Movies like Badge of the Assassin

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Badge of the Assassin (1985)
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Badge of the Assassin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Three black revolutionaries gun down two New York City police officers. The subsequent investigation puts a white assistant DA and a black police detective on the trail of the killers that leads from New York to San Francisco and down to New Orleans.
Plot: police officer, police, murder, murder investigation, racism, nypd, cop killer, police investigation, black cop, buddy cop, assistant district attorney
Place: new york, san francisco, new orleans

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Most similar movies to Badge of the Assassin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, police, racism, life is a bitch, courtroom and court mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Badge of the Assassin: 37 (2016), Xian's Finest (2000), Los invitados (1987), Blood Done Sign My Name (2010), Fast-Walking (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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37 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On a March night in 1964, 37 neighbors in Queens, New York, witness the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. None of them takes action or calls the police. 37 tells the story of a few of these people and what led up to the night when they unexplainably ...
Plot: woman, murder, rape, loss of innocence, indifference, racism, apathy, witness, female director
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95%
Xian's Finest (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Wu, a veteran police officer in Xian, is demoted to work in a community policing center after he accidentally injures a hostage during a rescue mission. At first the new job appears to be simple and straightforward, but Wu and his family gradually ...
Plot: chinese, piano, suicide attempt, murder, police chase, anonymous letter, rape, hostage, murder investigation, police station, false accusation, cop killer ...
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90%
Los invitados (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A murder is committed in a small village of Andalusia.
Plot: murder, mafia, plantation, marijuana, drugs
Place: andalusia
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83%
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of attractive cop Laurencia Bembenek, who, in 1982, was sentenced to prison for killing her husband's ex-wife in Milwaukee, WI.
Style: factual, touching, stylized, talky, psychological
Plot: serial killer, policewoman, murder, model, female killer, police, husband wife relationship, uncover truth, revenge, murderer, murder investigation, police detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
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75%
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Blood Done Sign My Name (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A drama based on the true story in which a black Vietnam-era veteran is allegedly murdered by a local white businessman who is later exonerated. The plot focuses on the role of a local high school teacher and the civil unrest that followed the ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, murder, social differences, discrimination, social decay, introspection, injustice, society, life is a bitch, crimes, small town life, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
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71%
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Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dirty corrections officer gets involved in a murder plot involving one of the inmates.
Style: political, suspense, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Plot: prison, woman with a gun, murder, revolutionary, security guard, corrupt, escape, stoners, militant, confined, crimes, unlikely partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
If Looks Could Kill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The true story of John Hawkins as featured on America's Most Wanted.
Plot: serial killer, murder, gay, con artists, insurance fraud, true crime, male homosexuality, homosexual, scam, bisexual, insurance, homosexuality
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60%
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Timepiece (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted the crime in self defense. All the while, ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: racism, christmas, faith, self defense, family relations, murder, family life, false accusation, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
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58%
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Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: About the 1989 murders of Carolco Entertainment chairman, Jose Menendez, and his wife, Kitty, who were killed by their sons, Lyle and Erik, in Beverly Hills, allegedly for a multimillion-dollar inheritance.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: courtroom, murder, family problems, family relations, siblings relations, courtroom drama, parents and children, dysfunctional family, crimes, legal, life is a bitch, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa
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56%
Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of Drew Peterson, who is charged with the death of his third wife after the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: missing person, murder, police officer, murder suspect, crimes, couple relations, disappearance, husband wife relationship, funeral, lifetime, missing wife, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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53%
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: disturbing, captivating, serious, thought provoking, erotic ...
Plot: museum, art, lawsuit, courtroom, jury, politics, courtroom drama, fighting the system, against the rules, rebelliousness, sexual abuse, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, 80s
Place: usa, ohio, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
P.K. and the Kid (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: P.K. runs away from home because her step-father keeps on harassing her sexually and her mother is ignoring the problem. She hides in the loading space of Kid Kane's pickup, who's on the way to the world championships in arm-wrestling. ...
Plot: attempted rape, runaway, teenage girl, stepfather, arm wrestling, rape, child abuse
Place: san francisco
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51%
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Hotel (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of the clock-like movements of a giant, big city New Orleans hotel. The ambitious yet loyal manager, wrestles with the round-the-clock drama of its guests. A brazen sneak thief, who nightly relieves the guests of their property, is ...
Plot: hotel, racism, blackmail, thief, elevator, royal court, accident, luxury hotel, hostile takeover, hit and run, mistress, business ethics ...
Time: 60s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Bus Is Coming (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young black soldier returns home to Los Angeles from combat in Vietnam to find out that his brother had been killed by a gang of racist cops. Angered, he joins a black nationalist group to take his revenge.
Plot: vietnam war, cemetery, priest, fire brigade, blind man, funeral, police station, death of brother, police officer, small town, loan shark, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
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49%
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Ragtime (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
Style: sexy, clever, intense, suspense, talky ...
Audience: kids
Plot: racism, racial injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), fighting the system, jazz, female nudity, murder, friendship, anarchist, racial slur, piano, pianist ...
Time: victorian era, 1930s, 20th century, 1910s, 90s ...
Place: london, harlem, new york, usa, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Letter (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a Malaysian planter kills an employee of her husband one night, but her motive begins to appear not entirely truthful.
Plot: blackmail, murder, infidelity, deception, marriage, court
Place: malaysia
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48%
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Jasper, Texas (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1998, three white men in the small town of Jasper, Texas, chained a black man to the back of their pickup truck and dragged him to his death. This film relates that story and how it affected all of the residents of the town, both black and white.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing
Plot: african american, racism, small town, investigation, fighting the system, social differences, social decay, society, crimes, life is a bitch, human spirit, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 90s
Place: austin texas, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, courtroom drama, death sentence, police officer killed, moral ambiguity, morality, manipulation, brutality, courtroom, haunted by the past, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
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45%
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Delta Heat (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An L.A. cop investigates the death of his partner in the swamps of Louisiana. Enlisting the help of an ex-cop who lost his hand to an alligator many years before.
Style: suspense, neo noir
Plot: buddy cop, swamp, police, serial killer, gunfight, cat, police shootout, police officer, action violence, ex cop, murder, violence ...
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
My Son Is Innocent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media ...
Plot: rape, falsely accused, imprisonment, courtroom, police investigation, false accusation, police interrogation, mistaken identity, police station
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43%
A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: self defense, murder, police investigation, lawyer, serial killer, manipulation, crimes of passion, couples, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, law enforcement, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Vendetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on a true tale of power, corruption and murder, Christopher Walken stars in the story of the largest lynching in American history...
Style: captivating, bleak, rough, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: courtroom drama, mafia, lynching, italian mafia, gangsters, immigrants, courtroom, injustice, righting the wronged, state affairs, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Life Is Beautiful (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A politically neutral man is arrested and tortured in prerevolutionary Lisbon, and forced to make, and act on, a political commitment. …
Style: political
Plot: murder, police, killer, politics, crimes
Place: italy, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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American Son (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Time passes and tension mounts in a Florida police station as an estranged interracial couple awaits news of their missing teenage son.
Style: suspenseful, heartbreaking, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: african american woman, african american, 18 year old, mother son relationship, police, racial injustice, discrimination, divorced parents, racial discrimination, ex husband, murder, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The life of an aging black slave, Tom, and the people he interacts with.
Plot: slavery, black
Time: victorian era
Place: louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sus (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Election Night 1979: Margaret Thatcher is about to come into power. A young black man is held on suspicion of murdering his pregnant wife. Officers Karn and Wilby, racist to the core and high on the prospect of a Conservative Party victory, try to ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, racism, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, injustice, law enforcement, society, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, police brutality, interrogation ...
Time: 70s, year 1979
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, false accusation, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, dishonesty, crimes, legal, dedicated lawyer, court ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
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38%
Mayflower Madam (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the wealthy and affluent. From Sydney's rise to become a ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, escort, bankruptcy, socialite, double life, sex scandal, vandalism, restaurant, police, shopping, scandal ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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37%
Shooting Heroin (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small town community comes together to eradicate the heroin epidemic from its midst by whatever means necessary.
Style: exciting, disturbing
Plot: police, violence, revenge, murder, sibling relationship, police officer, conflict, crimes, suspect, child in peril, murder investigation, young adult ...
Place: south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Fight for Justice: The Nancy Conn Story (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: True life drama about a working mum (Henner) whose life is put back in jeopardy when the man who was convicted of stalking her (Savant) and killing her cousin comes up for parole.
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, psychopath, evil man
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%