Movies like Borderline

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Borderline (1980)
 6.0
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Borderline (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers committed the crime.
Style: rough, serious, biting, suspense, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, murder, immigrants, human trafficking, border patrol, illegal immigration, crimes, vengeance, gang, friendship, heroes, drug dealing, partners, interracial relations, chase, on the run, fugitives, vigilantism, society, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, buddies, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico

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Most similar movies to Borderline

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder and dishonesty mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Borderline: Breakout (1975), Doing Hard Time (2004), Last Man Standing (1995), Consignment (2007), Border Lost (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, rescue, adventure, prison life, captivity, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
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95%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, vengeance, criminal heroes, prison life, prison, law enforcement, life is a bitch, confined, redemption, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Last Man Standing (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A gang of bank robbers, led by the ultra-violent Snake Underwood, pull off a daring mid-day heist that leaves dozens of burning police cars and scores of innocent victims in its wake. Heading the investigation into the gang is the equally violent ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, betrayal, partners against crime, police investigation, gang, partners, rivalry, crimes, criminal's revenge, master criminal, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Family of Cops III: Under Suspicion (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Police Inspector Paul Fein (Bronson) copes with family troubles while also dealing with the possibility of advancement to police chief. Meanwhile, his son (Joe Penny)) is investigating the murder of a banker.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, car chase, crime, aging, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dishonesty, fighting crime, partners, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.1
 253
Border Lost (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Over five thousand people illegally cross the border each day. There are areas where crime is at its highest, where criminals prey upon these defenseless groups. An elite task force is put together with high expectations of solving this problem that ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigration, danger, partners against crime, partners, heroes, government agency, escapades, immigrants, daring rescue, deadly, desert, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 829
The Base (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Major Murphy, a US Army Investigator, has received a new assignment. Sgt. Gammon is suspected of dealing cocaine from his base, and Murphy must gather enough evidence to shut down Gammon and his entire operation. Along with his partner, Lt. Andrews, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, drug dealing, u.s. army, fistfight, hand to hand combat, chases and races, law enforcement, vigilantism, working undercover, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 469
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police shootout, vigilante, police officer, crimes, working undercover, police detective, partners, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.4
 161
Jackals (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.
Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, crime, chases and races, rivalry, small town life, small town, desert, police corruption, murder, witnessing a crime, crimes, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hitman, vigilantism, chase, heroes, assassination, good versus evil, martial arts, revolver, torture, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Over the next 72 days, Detective Woo will push his skills to the limits and his team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for an elusive criminal. Woo takes the law into his own hands as the hunt becomes personal, and as his target may get ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, partners, deadly, undercover, danger, track down, rivalry, working undercover, criminal's revenge, gang, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 154
On the Edge (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, tough heroes, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, partners against crime, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 169
Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, vengeance, family life, betrayal, law enforcement, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 424
True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, siblings relations, family relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 1.9
 175
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, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, police corruption, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Gunfighter's Pledge (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After killing former sheriff Matt Austin's wife and son for revenge, a quest begins. An escaped prisoner shows that he remembers who sent him to do time in jail so long ago. In a small town saloon Austin's mission to locate his ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, vengeance, heroes, crimes, police corruption, chases and races, deadly, criminal heroes, dishonesty, law enforcement, old west ...
Time: 19th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, death of family, police, revenge, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
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The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, deadly, violence spree, confined, murder, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, haunted by the past, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, criminal heroes, friendship, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police investigation, master criminal, redemption, battles, police corruption, dishonesty, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, political corruption, vietnam veteran, one man army, crimes, on the run, deadly, heroes, crime, law enforcement, chases and races, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Organization (1971)
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, murder, police officer, fighting crime, rebellion, investigation, society, reluctant partners, army investigation, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Leather Jackets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia, a girl who gets around, finally lands her dream man in Mickey. However, Mickey's friend Dobbs spoils their nuptial plans when the thugs of a Vietnamese gangster that he has robbed, come looking for him. In order to save Dobbs, Mickey ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, gang, gangsters, vengeance, on the run, drug dealing, heist, friendship, crimes, rivalry, crime, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 686
Back to Back (1996)
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heroes, gangsters, martial arts, crime, gang, reluctant partners, buddies, hostages, on the run, police investigation, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, undercover, tough heroes, injustice, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, crime gone awry, fall in love, moral dilemma, police corruption, vengeance, criminal heroes, crimes, vigilantism, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, adventure, undercover, danger, deadly, introspection, politics, track down, law enforcement, race against time, drug traffic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 962
Ring of Death (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the inside, there are no rules. See what happens when Prison Officials Profit from Illegal fights.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, frame up, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge, police investigation, criminal heroes, track down, undercover, ex cop, tough guy, working undercover, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Guns for San Sebastian (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: France, Italy, Mexico, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Leon Alastray is an outlaw who has been given sanctuary by Father John, whom he then escorts to the village of San Sebastian. The village is deserted, with its cowardly residents hiding in the hills from Indians, who regularly attack the village and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, criminal, gunfight, outlaw, criminal heroes, hidden identity, clergy, leadership, crimes, dishonesty, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: 18th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 711
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, save the day, law enforcement, master criminal, crimes, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, deadly, partners, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%