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The Nark (1982)
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The Nark (1982)
Original name: La balance
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A Paris police detective (Richard Berry) plays rough with a prostitute (Nathalie Baye) and her pimp/lover (Philippe LĂ©otard), whom he wants as an informant.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, gangsters, crimes, gang, drug dealing, crime, good versus evil, working undercover, police corruption, society, fighting crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation, criminal heroes, rivalry, undercover, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, sex, dog, lesbian ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, new york, brazil

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Most similar movies to The Nark

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, police, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, police corruption and murder mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Nark: Police (1985), Beyond the Law (1993), Pigs (1992), Snitch'd (2003), Monument Ave. (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Police (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Mangin, a police inspector in Paris, leans hard on informants to get evidence on three Tunisian brothers who traffic in drugs. He arrests one, Simon, and his girl-friend Noria. Simon's brothers go to their lawyer. He springs Noria, who promptly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strip search, police investigation, prostitute, drug dealer, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, drug dealing, opposites attract, legal, crime, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Beyond the Law (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dan Saxon is an undercover cop who infiltrates a biker gang to nail the scum behind a drug-smuggling operation. In order to maintain the trust of the gang's leader, he must commit ever more dangerous and heinous crimes. Just how far ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, special agents, undercover, police corruption, working undercover, gang, drug dealing, dishonesty, police investigation, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona
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 7.7
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Pigs (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In good old days Franz Maurer and his partners from secret police used to live like kings. Now, they all must adapt to new post-communist environment where they are scorned and losing all the privileges. Some, like Franz, are like ordinary police ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, friendship, polish, crimes, drug dealing, master criminal, fighting crime, society, police corruption, working undercover, workplace situations, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 2.1
 193
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, gangsters, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, gang, criminal heroes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, society, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, tense, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, crime, vengeance, gang, investigation, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, europe, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.2
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State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crimes, crime, working undercover, undercover agent, organized crime, reunion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
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Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, gangsters, heist, murder, prison, robbery, mind game, track down, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
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L.627 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Lulu is a tough streetwise narcotics cop who, like a Frank Serpico or a Dirty Harry Callahan, doesn't play by the rules or kowtow to his weak and/or corrupt superiors. Lulu thrives in this violent world, where sheer guts can overcome his ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, prostitute, bureaucracy, addiction, chaos and mayhem, social decay, police corruption, price of justice, down on your luck, legal action, rebellion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Underworld U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A bitter young man sets out to get back at the gangsters who murdered his father.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, testimony, prison, vengeance, haunted by the past, crimes, dishonesty, manhunt, parents and children, deadly, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Impulse (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Impulse is a 1990 thriller film about a female police officer who works undercover as a prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, prostitute, vice squad, policewoman, drug dealer, female police officer, drug dealing, police investigation, deadly, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Hyena (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Good policing doesn't necessarily mean doing everything by the book. But as the business of crime in London turns to favour the Albanians and Turks, how does a "good" policeman survive?
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, drug dealer, gang, murder, crimes, drug dealing, gangsters, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, law enforcement, bad cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Dirty (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two gangbangers-turned-cops try and cover up a scandal within the LAPD.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, guilt, internal affairs, investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, murder, police corruption, working undercover, police officer killed, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Samuel Fuller's Street of No Return (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renowned director Samuel Fuller's final film stars Keith Carradine as a former pop music star whose career was cut short after his throat was slit for dating a gangster's girlfriend. Carradine roams the country as a vagrant, until the day ...
Style: neo noir, rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, false accusation, vengeance, drifter, crimes, danger, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, law enforcement, on the run, life is a bitch, femme fatale ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
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: captivating, realistic, serious, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, crimes, crime, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Force (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A vengeful drug-dealer/gangster targets and terrorizes an entire police unit and their families.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting crime, law enforcement, romance, tough heroes, love affair, crimes, tough law enforcer, rivalry, murder, good versus evil, brother brother relationship, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 1K
Busting (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: LA cops Gould and Blake get in over their heads when they don't heed orders from above and go after a big crime boss.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crimes, buddies, partners against crime, undercover, master criminal, gays and lesbians, tough law enforcer, amateur detective, dishonesty, police corruption, addiction ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.5
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The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: captivating, twist ending, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, mole, police, working undercover, undercover cop, crime, mind game, undercover, organized crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, china, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, heroin, law enforcement, gangsters, nightclub, crime, crimes, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, parent child relationship, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Stone Cold (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth) is a tough, loner cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation that entails infiltrating "The Brotherhood" - a powerful Mississippi biker gang linked ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, undercover, fbi, drug dealing, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, investigation, gang, working undercover, vigilantism, tough heroes, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new orleans, alabama, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 6K
Burnt Money (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Set in Argentina in 1965, the story follows the tumultuous relationship between two men who became lovers and ultimately ruthless bank robbers in a notoriously famous footnote in the annals of crime history. After a large-scale hold-up that turns ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, intense, touching ...
Plot: gay, betrayal, heist, couples, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, gays and lesbians, deadly, gay erotica, chase, couple relations ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 90s, year 1965, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, buenos aires argentina, brazil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Kunisada's Yakuza leader and father figure is brutally murdered, he and his best friend go on a two-man mission to avenge his death, killing other Yakuza leaders leading to a final confrontation by the old man's killers..
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, gangsters, betrayal, police investigation, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, vengeance, lone wolves, gang, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 17K
36th Precinct (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Film takes place in Paris, where two cops are competing for the vacant seat of chief of police while in the middle of a search for a gang of violent thieves. The movie is directed by Olivier Marchal, a former police officer who spent 12 years ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gang, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, police corruption, crime, betrayal, workplace intrigue, ambition, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.3
 6K
In Too Deep (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A fearless cop is taking on a ruthless crimelord. He knew the risks. He just didn't know how far he would have to go.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, working undercover, police detective, gang, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, drug dealing, ghetto, adaptation, police ...
Time: 90s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 3K
The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, police officer, car chase, drug abuse, crimes, fighting crime, lone wolves, gangsters, hotshot hero, chases and races, injustice, drug lord ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 19K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, crime, undercover agent, law enforcement, partners against crime, master criminal, political corruption, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 74
Flick (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Jack Flinter is skating on thin ice. Known to his friends as "Flick", he is drifting through life, dealing a bit of hash, drinking and screwing around. His girlfriend Alice has had enough. His friend and business partner Des is strung out, ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: drug dealing, going straight, juvenile delinquency, addiction, police corruption, drug abuse, society, crimes, life is a bitch, organized crime, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 24K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: neo noir, tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, police investigation, sniper, nightclub, escape, pimp, police, prison, thief, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Tequila Sunrise (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In a seaside California town, best friends Mac and Nick are on opposite sides of the law. Mac is a former drug dealer trying to clean up his act, while Nick is a high-profile detective trying to take down a Mexican drug lord named Carlos. Soon ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, drug dealer, restaurant, crimes, crime, romance, drug dealing, law enforcement, cons and scams, best friend, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%