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Crash (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Crash (2004)

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people's lives intertwine as they deal with the tense race relations that belie life in the city. Among the players are: the Caucasian district attorney, who uses race as a political card; his Caucasian wife, who, having recently been carjacked by two black men, believes that her stereotypical views of non-whites is justified and cannot be considered racism; the two black carjackers who use their race both to their advantage and as an excuse; partnered Caucasian police constables, one who is a racist and uses his authority to harass non-whites, and the other who hates his partner because of those racist views, but who may have the same underlying values in his subconscious; a black film director and his black wife, who believes her husband doesn't support their black background enough, especially in light of an incident with the racist white cop; partnered police detectives and sometimes lovers, one Hispanic female and the other black male, the latter who is dealing with a drugged out mother that feels he isn't concerned enough about taking care of family; an East Asian man who is run over but who is hiding some valuable cargo in the back of his van; a Persian store owner, who feels he isn't getting satisfaction from American society when his store is robbed time and time again; and a Hispanic locksmith, who just wants to keep his family, especially his young daughter, safe in a seemingly unsafe world. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  hope,  humiliation,  redemption,  tragedy,  depression,  theft,  corruption,  racism,  anger,  robbery,  fear,  christmas,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:latino,  waitress,  thief,  policeman,  detective,  girl
Story:topless woman,  car theft,  locksmith,  insurance adjuster,  insurance company,  police harassment,  district attorney,  blank bullet,  sexual harassment,  racist,  partner,  car fire,  racial prejudice,  cop,  corrupt cop,  burbank california,  university of california los angeles,  santa monica california,  fairy tale,  illegal immigrant,  grand theft auto,  moral corruption,  political corruption,  accidental shooting,  police corruption,  abusive policeman,  rear ending a car,  burning a car,  blow job in a car,  trapped in a car,  oral sex in a car,  stolen car,  car chase,  los angeles california,  police detective,  set on fire,  hit by a car,  fire extinguisher,  exploding car,  police car,  christmas tree,  car crash,  interracial marriage,  topless female nudity,  dysfunctional marriage,  car accident,  los angeles police department,  gun shop,  reference to eldridge cleaver,  reference to saint christopher,  reference to the black panthers,  reference to huey newton,  reference to bobby seale,  urinary tract infection,  telephone call from mother,  sex interrupted by telephone,  reckless endangerment,  phone call from mother,  persian american,  black american slur,  los angeles kings,  african american slur,  television director,  crane shot,  reference to rodney king,  country western music,  arab slur,  bird's eye shot,  homeboy,  jive,  body search,  fender bender,  arab american,  24 hours,  human smuggling,  cultural conflict,  moral choice,  racial profiling,  gang banger,  starbucks,  police sergeant,  narc,  prostate,  patrolman,  door lock,  reference to saddam hussein,  quote,  crisis of conscience,  hispanic american,  automobile accident,  groceries,  social problem,  moviemaking,  chop shop,  el salvador,  illegal alien,  korean american,  equestrian,  ensemble film,  mercedes,  puerto rico,  bigot,  reputation,  social injustice,  dignity,  racial discrimination,  chinese american,  lapd,  puerto rican,  trunk,  racial tension,  hiding under a bed,  traffic accident,  inner city,  breast,  knitting,  dumpster,  groping,  carjacking,  scene of the crime,  n word,  insurance,  coincidence,  kindness,  self defense,  clinic,  idealism,  intolerance,  sex slave,  abuse of power,  subtitles,  street gang,  firearm,  multiple storyline,  stereotype,  mexican american,  hit and run,  latina,  interrupted sex,  harassment,  fireman,  reckless driving,  firefighter,  loss of brother,  voodoo,  snowing,  one day,  evidence,  convenience store,  plot twist,  dark humor,  nipple,  loss of son,  irony,  confrontation,  fairy,  rap music,  grocery store,  murder of a police officer,  social commentary,  buddhist,  morality,  embarrassment,  black humor,  compassion,  press conference,  flatulence,  country music,  vandalism,  race relations,  slavery,  injury,  falling down stairs,  bullet,  black american,  hate,  class differences,  death of son,  graffiti,  death of brother,  suspicion,  witness,  drug addiction,  storytelling,  fbi,  key,  drug addict,  asian american,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  child in peril,  hip hop,  nonlinear timeline,  immigrant,  toilet,  diner,  woman,  topless,  california,  flashlight,  criminal,  bathroom,  cafe,  dead body,  urban setting,  shooting,  sex in bed,  bus,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  nipples,  african american,  fingering,  interracial sex,  cigarette smoking,  police,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  one word title,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  blood,  nudity,  gun

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  anger,  robbery,  fear,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  detective
Story:car fire,  corrupt cop,  police corruption,  police detective,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  interracial marriage,  topless female nudity,  car accident,  police sergeant,  hispanic american,  carjacking,  abuse of power,  loss of brother,  firefighter,  evidence,  convenience store,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  falling down stairs,  death of brother,  suspicion,  fbi,  drug addict,  asian american,  child in peril,  flashlight,  criminal,  urban setting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare breasts,  blood,  death,  murder

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Harsh Times (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harsh Times (2005)

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  corruption,  anger,  robbery
Locations:mexico
Characters:latino,  thief,  policeman
Story:corrupt cop,  illegal immigrant,  los angeles california,  police car,  los angeles police department,  lapd,  street gang,  reckless driving,  convenience store,  grocery store,  black american,  fbi,  dead body,  urban setting,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Pineapple Express (2008)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Pineapple Express (2008)

Lazy court-process clerk and stoner Dale Denton has only one reason to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver: to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. But when Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord, he panics and dumps his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale now has another reason to visit Saul: to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him--and it is. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that they're not suffering from weed-fueled paranoia: incredibly, the bad guys really are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both. All aboard the Pineapple Express. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  anger,  fear
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:car theft,  corrupt cop,  accidental shooting,  car chase,  hit by a car,  fire extinguisher,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  dumpster,  hit and run,  reckless driving,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  black humor,  cop,  death of son,  death of brother,  witness,  drug addict,  gunshot,  toilet,  flashlight,  bathroom,  dead body,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  blood,  murder,  gun,  death

Street Kings (2008) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Street Kings (2008)

LAPD detective Tom Ludlow is a ruthlessly efficient, unorthodox undercover cop. Captain Jack Wander always covers for Tom, as do even his somewhat jealous colleagues. After technically excessive violence against a vicious Korean gang during the liberation of a kidnapped kid sex slave, Tom becomes the target of IA's hotshot, captain James Biggs, who feels passed over after Wander's promotion to chief. Tom's corrupt, disloyal ex-patrol partner Terrence Washington sides with IA but is killed during a shop robbery in Tom's presence. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  corruption,  robbery
Characters:detective
Story:police harassment,  racial prejudice,  police corruption,  los angeles california,  car accident,  los angeles police department,  reference to rodney king,  crisis of conscience,  social injustice,  lapd,  n word,  sex slave,  abuse of power,  partner,  cop,  california,  dead body,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  pistol,  gun,  police,  murder,  blood,  death

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Blue Streak (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... This is why Blue Streak (1999) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery
Locations:mexico,  restaurant
Characters:thief,  detective,  policeman
Story:car chase,  los angeles california,  police detective,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  los angeles police department,  lapd,  scene of the crime,  reckless driving,  evidence,  convenience store,  irony,  cop,  bullet,  fbi,  flashlight,  criminal,  bus,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death,  murder

Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:hope,  humiliation,  anger,  robbery,  fear,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:los angeles california,  police detective,  chop shop,  inner city,  carjacking,  n word,  convenience store,  hate,  drug addict,  child in peril,  california,  flashlight,  criminal,  urban setting,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  death,  police,  gun,  blood,  murder

Training Day (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Training Day (2001)

In Los Angeles, a city where streets are overrun by drug dealers, those who have sworn to uphold the law are breaking them to clean up the streets. Denzel Washington plays L.A.P.D. detective Alonzo Harris, a veteran narcotics officer whose methods of enforcing the law are questionable, if not corrupt. 'Training Day' follows Harris as he trains rookie Jake Hoyt over a 24-hour period. Ethical dilemmas arise for Hoyt as well as the audience as questions present themselves as to whether or not Harris' methodology for ridding the streets of South Central Los Angeles of drugs is right or wrong. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  robbery
Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:24 hours,  lapd,  corrupt cop,  police corruption,  los angeles california,  police car,  car crash,  los angeles police department,  reference to rodney king,  narc,  reputation,  n word,  coincidence,  street gang,  one day,  evidence,  murder of a police officer,  storytelling,  drug addict,  child in peril,  california,  shooting,  bus,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  blood,  gun,  police

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21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  redemption,  tragedy,  anger,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:policeman
Story:car theft,  hit by a car,  police car,  car accident,  clinic,  multiple storyline,  hit and run,  evidence,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  nonlinear timeline,  toilet,  diner,  bathroom,  cafe,  shooting,  sex in bed,  corpse,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  tattoo,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  gun

16 Blocks (2006)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

16 Blocks (2006)

Jack Mosley, a burnt-out detective, is assigned the unenviable task of transporting a fast-talking convict from jail to a courthouse 16 blocks away. However, along the way he learns that the man is supposed to testify against Mosley's colleagues, and the entire NYPD wants him dead. Mosley must choose between loyalty to his colleagues and protecting the witness, and never has such a short distance seemed so long... (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  depression
Characters:detective,  policeman,  girl
Story:corrupt cop,  police corruption,  police detective,  hit by a car,  car crash,  car accident,  chinese american,  scene of the crime,  snowing,  one day,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  black american,  witness,  child in peril,  dead body,  shooting,  bus,  corpse,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  african american,  gun,  murder,  blood,  police,  death

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. This is why Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:tragedy,  anger,  fear
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:car chase,  police detective,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  police sergeant,  carjacking,  firefighter,  convenience store,  press conference,  death of brother,  fbi,  diner,  flashlight,  urban setting,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  gun,  police,  murder,  blood

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Four Brothers (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Four Brothers (2005)

Four adopted brothers come to avenge their mother's death in what appears to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boys' investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local hoodlum. Two cops who are trying to solve the case may also not be what they seem. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  robbery,  marriage
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Story:political corruption,  police corruption,  car chase,  police detective,  fire extinguisher,  car crash,  car accident,  insurance,  loss of brother,  convenience store,  grocery store,  death of brother,  toilet,  woman,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  interracial sex,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  death,  murder,  police

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:corruption,  revenge
Characters:detective,  girl
Story:political corruption,  car chase,  los angeles california,  police detective,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  car crash,  topless female nudity,  dysfunctional marriage,  car accident,  harassment,  firefighter,  murder of a police officer,  cop,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  child in peril,  shooting,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  bare breasts,  police,  gun,  murder,  blood,  death

15 Minutes (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

15 Minutes (2001)

When Eastern European criminals Oleg and Emil come to New York City to pick up their share of a heist score, Oleg steals a video camera and starts filming their activities, both legal and illegal. When they learn how the American media circus can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and make them rich, they target media-savvy NYPD Homicide Detective Eddie Flemming and media-naive FDNY Fire Marshal Jordy Warsaw, the cops investigating their murder and torching of their former criminal partner, filming everything to sell to the local tabloid TV show "Top Story." (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  fear,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective
Story:illegal immigrant,  car chase,  police detective,  fire extinguisher,  fireman,  firefighter,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  witness,  immigrant,  criminal,  cafe,  dead body,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  death,  blood

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The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Story:corrupt cop,  los angeles california,  police detective,  hit by a car,  car crash,  lapd,  district attorney,  murder of a police officer,  grocery store,  falling down stairs,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  nonlinear timeline,  california,  bathroom,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood

Hell Or High Water (2016)
Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western

Hell Or High Water (2016)

In Texas, after the death of his mother, the unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard is losing his ranch to the Texas Midlands Bank. Toby is divorced from his wife who lives with their two sons. When his brother Tanner Howard is released from the prison, they team up to rob agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise money to pay the loan so that Toby may leave the real estate to his sons. Meanwhile the Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton who is near retirement and his Indian descendant partner Alberto Parker try to anticipate the next move of the thieves. This is why Hell Or High Water (2016) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  racism,  robbery,  fear,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  detective
Story:car chase,  police detective,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  loss of brother,  racist,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  social commentary,  country music,  graffiti,  death of brother,  gunshot,  diner,  flashlight,  criminal,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  gun,  death,  police,  murder,  blood

Machete (2010) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Machete (2010)

The highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he's about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he's been set up. He barely survives the sniper's bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his brother Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren't you! (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  racism,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  hospital
Story:corrupt cop,  witness,  illegal immigrant,  political corruption,  police corruption,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  car crash,  rescue,  topless female nudity,  car accident,  chop shop,  carjacking,  racist,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  social commentary,  black humor,  press conference,  bullet,  death of brother,  drug addict,  immigrant,  woman,  topless,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  nipples,  interracial sex,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  bare breasts,  police,  murder,  gun,  nudity,  blood

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Live By Night (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Live By Night (2016)

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. In a time when ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, illegal booze, and guns, battle for control, no one-neither family nor friend, enemy nor lover-can be trusted. Beyond money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems most likely for men like Joe: an early death. But until that day, he and his friends are determined to live life to the hilt. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  theft,  corruption,  racism,  anger,  robbery,  fear,  revenge
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:thief,  policeman,  girl
Story:car fire,  corrupt cop,  police corruption,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  interracial marriage,  car accident,  n word,  racist,  social commentary,  race relations,  cop,  falling down stairs,  drug addict,  nonlinear timeline,  immigrant,  diner,  criminal,  cafe,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  death,  murder,  police,  blood

Narc (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Narc (2002)

An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly under the scrutiny of internal affairs. They follow leads, informants turn up dead, Nick's wife is unhappy he's back on the street, Henry's protective of the dead cop's wife. Nick reads and re-reads the case file, broods, watches Oak's heavy-handed style, sometimes joining in. The brass want to close out the case, Nick and Henry stay on it, and bits of evidence point them to an auto body shop. What actually happened; will Nick ever know? (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Story:corrupt cop,  police detective,  narc,  chop shop,  evidence,  murder of a police officer,  morality,  cop,  bullet,  graffiti,  drug addiction,  drug addict,  child in peril,  diner,  woman,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  blood,  death,  murder,  police

Insomnia (2002)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Insomnia (2002)

Sent from the city to investigate the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, a police detective (Pacino) accidentally shoots his own partner while trying to apprehend a suspect. Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is given an unexpected alibi, but this "solution" only multiplies the emotional complexity and guilt over his partner's death. He's also still got a murder to solve, in addition to the blackmail and framing of an innocent bystander being orchestrated by the man they were chasing. There's also a local detective (Swank) who is conducting her own personal investigation... of his partner's death. Will it all come crashing down on him? (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  tragedy,  robbery
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:detective,  policeman,  girl
Story:accidental shooting,  police detective,  los angeles police department,  lapd,  scene of the crime,  evidence,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  morality,  bullet,  storytelling,  fbi,  latex gloves,  diner,  dead body,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  police,  mother daughter relationship,  death,  gun,  blood,  nudity

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Bullet To The Head (2012) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. This is why Bullet To The Head (2012) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  revenge
Characters:detective
Story:corrupt cop,  police corruption,  police detective,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  korean american,  murder of a police officer,  cop,  bullet,  latex gloves,  nonlinear timeline,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Rose Cooper is an uptight and by-the-book cop whose name has become a verb synonymous with screw-ups, and she's found a chance to redeem herself. She has been assigned to protect a federal witness, Daniella Riva, the vivacious and outgoing widow of a drug boss. As the two polar opposites race through Texas, they find themselves pursues by everyone from crooked cops to murderous gunmen. However, their greatest obstacle to making this out alive may be themselves as they learn that Cooper has now been considered a fugitive fleeing with Danielle. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  anger
Characters:detective
Story:corrupt cop,  police corruption,  car chase,  police detective,  police car,  dysfunctional marriage,  embarrassment,  black humor,  cop,  witness,  woman,  criminal,  shooting,  bus,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  chase,  tattoo,  husband wife relationship,  death,  police,  gun,  murder

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Sunshine Cleaning (2008)

A family. Rose and Norah, in Albuquerque, lost their mother when they were young. Rose is responsible - a housecleaner, raising her seven-year-old son Oscar. She's also having an affair with Mac, a married cop, her high-school sweetheart. Norah can't hold a job. Their dad, Joe, is quirky. When Oscar is expelled for odd behavior, Rose wants to earn enough to send him to private school. Mac suggests she clean up after crime scenes, suicides, and deaths that go undiscovered for awhile. Rose enlists Norah, and Sunshine Cleaners is born. Norah bonds with the dead, Rose finds out that it's a regulated business, and complications arise. Can a family marked by tragedy sort things out? (Read More)

Themes:tragedy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  policeman
Story:police detective,  fire extinguisher,  car accident,  gun shop,  fireman,  grocery store,  embarrassment,  cop,  storytelling,  key,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  diner,  woman,  flashlight,  dead body,  shooting,  shotgun,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  death,  murder,  police,  blood

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Nothing To Lose (1997)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Nothing To Lose (1997)

When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (Lawrence) tries to take his money at gunpoint, but instead sets a wild ride from California to Arizona. The two eventually become reluctant friends. Discussing robbery techniques, they decide to get back at the boss by robbing an office safe containing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Life is further complicated by another pair of robbers who chase the first two for infringing on their territory. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  thief
Story:car chase,  los angeles california,  car crash,  car accident,  carjacking,  reckless driving,  convenience store,  rap music,  race relations,  class differences,  diner,  california,  flashlight,  criminal,  shotgun,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:thief
Story:corrupt cop,  car chase,  los angeles california,  police detective,  hit by a car,  car crash,  lapd,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  falling down stairs,  drug addict,  flashlight,  urban setting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  death,  police,  murder,  blood

Nurse Betty (2000)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. This is why Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  tragedy,  theft,  robbery
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  thief,  policeman
Story:car theft,  los angeles california,  police car,  car accident,  trunk,  scene of the crime,  race relations,  witness,  gunshot,  diner,  woman,  cafe,  shooting,  shot in the chest,  car,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  death,  murder,  nudity,  blood,  police,  gun

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Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Themes:anger,  robbery,  fear,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress,  thief
Story:car fire,  corrupt cop,  car chase,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  carjacking,  firearm,  reckless driving,  bullet,  asian american,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  diner,  flashlight,  criminal,  cafe,  urban setting,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  death,  blood,  murder,  gun,  police

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  corruption,  fear,  christmas,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:girl,  detective
Story:car fire,  burbank california,  woman,  car chase,  los angeles california,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  police car,  christmas tree,  car crash,  topless female nudity,  car accident,  district attorney,  social commentary,  cop,  falling down stairs,  suspicion,  witness,  child in peril,  toilet,  diner,  california,  urban setting,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  bare breasts,  murder,  death,  police,  nudity,  blood

The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  corruption,  racism,  anger,  robbery
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:racial prejudice,  corrupt cop,  police corruption,  criminal,  police detective,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  police sergeant,  chinese american,  street gang,  firefighter,  evidence,  convenience store,  dark humor,  black humor,  cop,  black american,  graffiti,  witness,  fbi,  drug addict,  diner,  cafe,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  cell phone,  fire,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder

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Taking Lives (2004)
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking Lives (2004)

The film starts in the early 1980s. Young Martin Asher took a bus for Canada. He meets another teen on the bus Matt Soulsby. When the bus broke they decided to rent a car and drive to Seattle. On the road the car gets a flat tire, and Matt starts changing the tire Martin comments on how he and Matt are about the same height and he quickly pushes Matt in the way of an oncoming truck causing a huge accident where Matt and the driver both die. He took Matt's guitar and left singing like Matt did. Twenty years later, an FBI profiler, Illeana Scott comes to Canada to help hunting down a serial killer Martin Asher who killed multiple men and lived by their identities. Martin's mother claims that she saw Martin in Quebec city and she tells the police that Martin is evil. The police also has an eyewitness James Costa who saw Asher kill his last victim... (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  fear,  revenge
Locations:snow,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:fbi,  car chase,  police detective,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  hiding under a bed,  scene of the crime,  murder of a police officer,  death of son,  witness,  drug addict,  flashlight,  criminal,  bus,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  nipples,  cigarette smoking,  police,  mother son relationship,  death,  blood,  murder

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself. This is why Nocturnal Animals (2016) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  redemption,  anger,  robbery,  fear,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:car theft,  car chase,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police car,  car accident,  child in peril,  nonlinear timeline,  toilet,  diner,  woman,  criminal,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  police,  murder,  death,  gun,  nudity,  blood

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

Bonnie And Clyde (1967)

1934. Young adults Bonnie Parker, a waitress, and Clyde Barrow, a criminal just released from prison, are immediately attracted to what the other represents for their life when they meet by chance in West Dallas, Texas. Bonnie is fascinated with Clyde's criminal past, and his matter-of-factness and bravado in talking about it. Clyde sees in Bonnie someone sympatico to his goals in life. Although attracted to each other physically, a sexual relationship between the two has a few obstacles to happen. Regardless, they decide to join forces to embark on a life of crime, holding up whatever establishments, primarily banks, to make money and to have fun. They don't plan on hurting anyone physically or killing anyone despite wielding loaded guns. They amass a small gang of willing accomplices, including C.W. Moss, a mechanic to fix whatever cars they steal which is important especially for their getaways, and Buck Barrow, one of Clyde's older brothers. The only reluctant tag-along is Buck's nervous wife, Blanche Barrow, a preacher's daughter. The gang's life changes after the first fatal shot is fired. Following, their willingness to shoot to kill increases to protect themselves and their livelihood. Their notoriety precedes them, so much so that no matter what one's opinion is of them, most want to have some association to the Barrow gang, to help them, to be spoken in the same breath as them, or to capture and or kill them. Of the many people they encounter in their crime spree, the one who may have the most profound effect on their lives is Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who is looking for a little retribution. (Read More)

Themes:depression,  humiliation,  theft,  robbery,  fear,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:waitress,  thief,  policeman
Story:car theft,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  groceries,  firearm,  reckless driving,  loss of brother,  convenience store,  murder of a police officer,  grocery store,  black american,  death of brother,  storytelling,  gunshot,  diner,  woman,  flashlight,  criminal,  cafe,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car,  telephone call,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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American History X (1998) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Crime, Drama

American History X (1998)

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did. (Read More)

Themes:prejudice,  humiliation,  racism,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Story:racial prejudice,  los angeles california,  reference to rodney king,  korean american,  racial discrimination,  racial tension,  n word,  mexican american,  interrupted sex,  fireman,  loss of brother,  racist,  grocery store,  morality,  race relations,  bullet,  hate,  death of brother,  gunshot,  bathroom,  shooting,  shot in the chest,  car,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  bare breasts,  murder,  nudity,  blood,  gun,  death

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:car chase,  car crash,  hiding under a bed,  harassment,  firefighter,  death of son,  death of brother,  suspicion,  diner,  flashlight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  explosion,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  bare breasts,  sex scene,  murder,  blood,  death

The Black Dahlia (2006)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise to the police force. They succeed and are promoted to homicide detectives, working together. Bucky becomes a close friend of Lee and his girlfriend Kay Lake, forming a triangle of love. When the corpse of the aspirant actress 'Elizabeth Short (I)' is found mutilated, Lee becomes obsessed to solve the case called by the press Black Dahlia. Meanwhile, Bucky's investigation leads him to a Madeleine Linscott, the daughter of a powerful and wealthy constructor that resembles the Black Dahlia. In an environment of corruption and lies, Bucky discloses hidden truths. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  redemption,  robbery
Characters:thief
Story:car fire,  police corruption,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police car,  topless female nudity,  dysfunctional marriage,  bird's eye shot,  bigot,  racial discrimination,  partner,  black american,  class differences,  diner,  woman,  flashlight,  criminal,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  pistol,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  father daughter relationship,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare breasts,  death,  blood,  murder,  nudity

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Xxx (2002)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:redemption
Locations:snow,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:car theft,  blank bullet,  corrupt cop,  car chase,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  death of brother,  fbi,  gunshot,  diner,  california,  dead body,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  one word title,  death,  murder,  police,  gun,  blood

Short Cuts (1993) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Comedy, Drama

Short Cuts (1993)

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation a group of Los Angeles lives intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. Whilst they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, they also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away, even on a fishing trip. (Read More)

Themes:redemption,  marriage
Locations:hospital
Characters:waitress,  policeman
Story:los angeles california,  hit by a car,  dysfunctional marriage,  car accident,  patrolman,  coincidence,  multiple storyline,  hit and run,  harassment,  vandalism,  death of son,  california,  dead body,  urban setting,  sex in bed,  corpse,  telephone call,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  death,  blood,  murder,  police

Heat (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Heat (1995)

Hunters and their prey--Neil and his professional criminal crew hunt to score big money targets (banks, vaults, armored cars) and are, in turn, hunted by Lt. Vincent Hanna and his team of cops in the Robbery/Homicide police division. A botched job puts Hanna onto their trail while they regroup and try to put together one last big 'retirement' score. Neil and Vincent are similar in many ways, including their troubled personal lives. At a crucial moment in his life, Neil disobeys the dictum taught to him long ago by his criminal mentor--'Never have anything in your life that you can't walk out on in thirty seconds flat, if you spot the heat coming around the corner'--as he falls in love. Thus the stage is set for the suspenseful ending.... (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  theft,  anger,  marriage,  revenge
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:detective,  thief,  policeman
Story:car fire,  criminal,  los angeles california,  police detective,  car accident,  lapd,  confrontation,  bullet,  latex gloves,  gunshot,  child in peril,  diner,  california,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  one word title,  murder,  death,  police,  gun,  blood

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Harry Brown (2009)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Harry Brown (2009)

In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:fear,  revenge
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:oral sex in a car,  police detective,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  police sergeant,  self defense,  sex slave,  harassment,  evidence,  partner,  social commentary,  press conference,  graffiti,  drug addict,  criminal,  urban setting,  shooting,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  gun

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:detective,  waitress,  policeman
Story:corrupt cop,  police corruption,  car chase,  police detective,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  car crash,  car accident,  partner,  social commentary,  cop,  suspicion,  fbi,  diner,  criminal,  shooting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  car,  corpse,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  one word title,  murder,  death,  police,  blood

Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. This is why Cop Out (2010) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  robbery
Locations:restaurant
Characters:thief,  policeman,  detective
Story:car theft,  partner,  car chase,  police detective,  hit by a car,  car crash,  car accident,  scene of the crime,  cop,  falling down stairs,  death of brother,  diner,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  cell phone,  brother brother relationship,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  blood

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The Limey (1999)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Limey (1999)

An ex-con, fresh out of prison, goes to L.A. to try to learn who murdered his daughter. However, he quickly finds that he is completely out of place with no understanding of the culture he finds. His investigations are helped by another ex-con. Together they learn that his daughter had been having an affair with a record producer, who is presently having an affair with another young woman. An aging actress, who also knew his daughter, forces him to look at his own failures as a father. The movie does focus on the drama of the situation and the inter-relationships of the characters and seldom slips into an action piece. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  robbery,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Characters:latino,  thief,  policeman
Story:car chase,  los angeles california,  car accident,  narc,  fireman,  evidence,  grocery store,  storytelling,  gunshot,  nonlinear timeline,  woman,  california,  criminal,  cafe,  dead body,  shooting,  police officer,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  independent film,  gun,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:fear,  revenge
Locations:snow
Characters:detective
Story:corrupt cop,  police corruption,  police detective,  set on fire,  car accident,  one day,  suspicion,  drug addict,  woman,  criminal,  urban setting,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  police,  murder

John Q (2002)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Q (2002)

John Quincy Archibald's son Michael collapses while playing baseball as a result of heart failure. John rushes Michael to a hospital emergency room where he is informed that Michael's only hope is a transplant. Unfortunately, John's insurance won't cover his son's transplant. Out of options, John Q. takes the emergency room staff and patients hostage until hospital doctors agree to do the transplant. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  robbery,  marriage
Locations:hospital
Story:insurance company,  police car,  car accident,  mercedes,  insurance,  latina,  reckless driving,  firefighter,  morality,  shooting,  bus,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  telephone call,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  family relationships,  gun,  death,  blood,  police

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Cop Land (1997) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:corruption,  fear,  marriage
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:corrupt cop,  accidental shooting,  police corruption,  car chase,  police detective,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  firefighter,  convenience store,  murder of a police officer,  press conference,  cop,  black american,  suspicion,  drug addict,  diner,  flashlight,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  one word title,  murder,  blood,  gun,  death

Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004). (Read More)

Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Story:corrupt cop,  car chase,  police detective,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  car accident,  carjacking,  one day,  cop,  falling down stairs,  flashlight,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

Logan (2017)
Action, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Logan (2017)

In 2029 the mutant population has shrunken significantly and the X-Men have disbanded. Logan, whose power to self-heal is dwindling, has surrendered himself to alcohol and now earns a living as a chauffeur. He takes care of the ailing old Professor X whom he keeps hidden away. One day, a female stranger asks Logan to drive a girl named Laura to the Canadian border. At first he refuses, but the Professor has been waiting for a long time for her to appear. Laura possesses an extraordinary fighting prowess and is in many ways like Wolverine. She is pursued by sinister figures working for a powerful corporation; this is because her DNA contains the secret that connects her to Logan. A relentless pursuit begins - In this third cinematic outing featuring the Marvel comic book character Wolverine we see the superheroes beset by everyday problems. They are aging, ailing and struggling to survive financially. A decrepit Logan is forced to ask himself if he can or even wants to put his remaining powers to good use. It would appear that in the near-future, the times in which they were able put the world to rights with razor sharp claws and telepathic powers are now over. (Read More)

Themes:hope,  redemption,  tragedy,  corruption,  anger,  fear,  revenge
Locations:mexico,  hospital
Characters:girl
Story:topless woman,  car chase,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car crash,  topless female nudity,  car accident,  convenience store,  nipple,  social commentary,  bullet,  drug addict,  child in peril,  topless,  flashlight,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  nipples,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  father son relationship,  one word title,  bare breasts,  nudity,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood,  death

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Near Dark (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller

Near Dark (1987)

A mid-western farm boy reluctantly becomes a member of the undead when a girl he meets turns out to be part of a band of southern vampires who roam the highways in stolen cars. Part of his initiation includes a bloody assault on a hick bar.

Themes:redemption,  fear,  revenge
Characters:waitress,  thief,  girl
Story:car fire,  car chase,  hit by a car,  exploding car,  police car,  car accident,  crisis of conscience,  murder of a police officer,  country music,  bullet,  witness,  child in peril,  diner,  flashlight,  criminal,  bus,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  corpse,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  father son relationship,  family relationships,  independent film,  police,  blood,  murder,  death,  gun

Self/less (2015) is one of the best movies like Crash (2004)
Action, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Self/less (2015)

An extremely wealthy man, dying from cancer, undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man. But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Themes:redemption,  fear,  revenge
Locations:restaurant
Story:car fire,  car chase,  exploding car,  car crash,  interracial marriage,  car accident,  social commentary,  bullet,  class differences,  toilet,  diner,  flashlight,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  corpse,  cell phone,  fire,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  explosion,  mother daughter relationship,  father daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  mother son relationship,  independent film,  murder,  death

Inherent Vice (2014)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance

Inherent Vice (2014)

During the psychedelic 60s and 70s Larry "Doc" Sportello is surprised by his former girlfriend and her plot for her billionaire boyfriend, his wife, and her boyfriend. A plan for kidnapping gets shaken up by the oddball characters entangled in this groovy kidnapping romp based upon the novel by Thomas Pynchon. (Read More)

Themes:theft,  fear,  revenge
Characters:waitress,  thief,  policeman,  detective
Story:police corruption,  los angeles california,  police car,  los angeles police department,  reference to the black panthers,  lapd,  scene of the crime,  district attorney,  harassment,  reckless driving,  evidence,  irony,  partner,  black american,  suspicion,  witness,  fbi,  asian american,  woman,  california,  flashlight,  cafe,  dead body,  shooting,  shot in the chest,  telephone call,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  mother daughter relationship,  husband wife relationship,  mother son relationship,  sex scene,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death

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