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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:drugs,  madness,  justice,  humiliation,  blackmail,  brutality,  conspiracy,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  love
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:hispanic,  baby,  policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:mentor protege relationship,  search warrant,  narcotics,  lapd,  justifiable homicide,  police training,  on the job training,  rooftop escape,  crack cocaine,  gang member,  reading newspaper,  street gang,  smoking marijuana,  training,  armed robbery,  police brutality,  false hero,  helicopter landing pad,  drug money,  los angeles california,  hidden money,  stolen money,  pistol whip,  attempted rape,  threatened with a knife,  police misconduct,  los angeles police department,  firing two guns simultaneously,  pushed through a window,  driving under the influence,  medal of valor,  reference to rodney king,  angel dust,  butane lighter,  three wise men,  cop on the edge,  salvadoran,  first day at work,  gun held to one's head,  police protagonist,  low rider,  hit in the throat,  crack head,  drug enforcement,  traffic cop,  violent cop,  playing poker,  pcp,  viciousness,  narc,  lesbian slur,  shot in the butt,  choke hold,  thrown through a windshield,  warrant,  dui,  pitbull,  pension,  peanut butter,  lowrider,  bad cop,  checkers,  housing project,  nursing,  protege,  howling,  falling off a roof,  rocking chair,  cityscape,  corrupt police,  shot through a door,  hip hop music,  main character shot,  black cop,  freeway,  talking about sex,  implied sex,  rookie,  dirty cop,  anecdote,  unsubtitled foreign language,  badge,  volkswagen,  n word,  coincidence,  pipe,  russian mafia,  urban decay,  stoned,  stakeout,  korean,  wallet,  breast feeding,  villain played by lead actor,  cartoon on tv,  cannabis,  coffee shop,  main character dies,  spitting,  shot multiple times,  pigeon,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  wedding ring,  balcony,  one day,  ghetto,  card playing,  frame up,  police corruption,  mentor,  hit in the crotch,  shovel,  kicking,  burglary,  spanish,  bloody nose,  murder of a police officer,  drug dealing,  homicide,  parking garage,  rapist,  shot in the stomach,  scandal,  chainsaw,  chess,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  profanity,  murderer,  storytelling,  liar,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  van,  child in peril,  gambling,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  california,  police car,  gang,  wine,  newspaper,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  lie,  vomiting,  shooting,  secret,  kissing,  gunfight,  bus,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  teenage girl,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  two word title,  sex scene,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight,  gun,  police

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:humiliation,  brutality,  robbery,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  love
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  los angeles california,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  n word,  urban decay,  korean,  ghetto,  drug dealing,  homicide,  parking garage,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  drug addict,  racial slur,  child in peril,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  california,  gang,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police,  fight,  gun

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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:blackmail,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:rookie,  crack cocaine,  gang member,  police brutality,  threatened with a knife,  housing project,  black cop,  badge,  russian mafia,  urban decay,  bulletproof vest,  ghetto,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  van,  child in peril,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police car,  gang,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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:robbery,  deception,  drugs
Characters:policeman
Story:street gang,  los angeles california,  los angeles police department,  lapd,  spanish,  corrupt cop,  liar,  drug dealer,  police car,  gay slur,  drug use,  marijuana,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  lie,  shooting,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  gun,  murder,  police,  blood,  death,  violence,  fight

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:gang,  crack cocaine,  police brutality,  cocaine,  threatened with a knife,  crack head,  main character shot,  black cop,  urban decay,  villain played by lead actor,  main character dies,  bulletproof vest,  ghetto,  drug dealing,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder,  gun,  death

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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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. This is why The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001).

Themes:blackmail,  brutality,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:detective,  boy
Story:los angeles california,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  body landing on a car,  frame up,  bloody nose,  murder of a police officer,  parking garage,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  profanity,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  gambling,  cocaine,  gay slur,  f word,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  fight,  blood,  gun,  death,  murder,  police,  violence

Street Kings (2008)
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:robbery
Characters:detective
Story:los angeles california,  los angeles police department,  reference to rodney king,  corrupt police,  black cop,  lapd,  dirty cop,  n word,  korean,  cartoon on tv,  ghetto,  police corruption,  die hard scenario,  police officer killed,  california,  gang,  f word,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  two word title,  death,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  gun

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  n word,  urban decay,  body landing on a car,  ghetto,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  machine gun,  black comedy,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  death,  murder,  violence,  police,  fight

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The Salton Sea (2002) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
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:blackmail,  robbery,  deception
Story:los angeles california,  narcotics,  shot through a door,  lapd,  stakeout,  pigeon,  bulletproof vest,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  corrupt cop,  drug addict,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  california,  gay slur,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Takers (2010)
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,  deception,  betrayal
Story:armed robbery,  police brutality,  los angeles california,  corrupt police,  shot through a door,  main character shot,  lapd,  russian mafia,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  murder of a police officer,  parking garage,  shot in the stomach,  corrupt cop,  drug addict,  cigar smoking,  drug dealer,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

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. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001). (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  corrupt police,  main character shot,  bulletproof vest,  one day,  police corruption,  shot in the stomach,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  f word,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  fight,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

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Cop Out (2010)
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. (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  robbery,  deception,  money,  drugs
Locations:bicycle,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:police brutality,  thrown through a windshield,  black cop,  unsubtitled foreign language,  stakeout,  burglary,  parking garage,  die hard scenario,  racial slur,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  gang,  wine,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  husband wife relationship,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

15 Minutes (2001) is one of the best movies like Training Day (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:justice,  robbery,  betrayal,  money,  love
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective,  boy
Story:police brutality,  pistol whip,  threatened with a knife,  badge,  wallet,  murder of a police officer,  homicide,  rapist,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  cigar smoking,  ambulance,  f word,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  rape,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence,  fight

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:baby
Story:pistol whip,  shot through a door,  unsubtitled foreign language,  bulletproof vest,  shot in the stomach,  shot in the arm,  police officer killed,  interracial relationship,  ambulance,  police car,  gay slur,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  blood,  fight,  gun,  death,  violence,  murder

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Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:madness,  humiliation,  brutality,  conspiracy,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:cityscape,  implied sex,  urban decay,  frame up,  mentor,  bloody nose,  rapist,  shot in the stomach,  police officer killed,  cigar smoking,  gambling,  ambulance,  police car,  gay slur,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  teenage girl,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  death,  blood,  fight,  gun,  murder,  violence

Attack The Block (2011)
Action, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Attack The Block (2011)

Attack the Block follows an unlucky young woman and and a gang of tough inner-city kids who make an unlikely alliance to try to defend their turf against an invasion of savage alien creatures, turning a South London apartment complex into a war-zone. This is why Attack The Block (2011) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:bicycle
Story:gang member,  street gang,  threatened with a knife,  housing project,  one day,  parking garage,  die hard scenario,  profanity,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  gang,  f word,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  independent film,  death,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

Blade Runner 2049 (2017) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal,  love
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:los angeles california,  threatened with a knife,  cityscape,  lapd,  main character dies,  chainsaw,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  police officer killed,  california,  police car,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  sex scene,  police,  fight,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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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.

Themes:deception,  betrayal
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  threatened with a knife,  black cop,  rookie,  badge,  body landing on a car,  one day,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  racial slur,  ambulance,  police car,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  african american,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  fight,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

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:justice,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs
Characters:detective
Story:pistol whip,  attempted rape,  threatened with a knife,  urban decay,  cannabis,  shot multiple times,  shot in the stomach,  chess,  shot in the arm,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  gang,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  two word title,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

Banlieue 13 (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:conspiracy,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:rooftop
Story:police brutality,  threatened with a knife,  corrupt police,  shot through a door,  urban decay,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  ghetto,  murder of a police officer,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  gambling,  drug dealer,  police car,  gang,  gay slur,  drug use,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  death,  murder,  police,  violence,  fight

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The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
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? This is why The Departed (2006) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001). (Read More)

Themes:humiliation,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  love
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:police training,  street gang,  warrant,  housing project,  protege,  main character shot,  unsubtitled foreign language,  badge,  main character dies,  wedding ring,  police corruption,  mentor,  kicking,  bloody nose,  corrupt cop,  liar,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  van,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police car,  gay slur,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  fight,  gun,  murder,  violence,  death

Out Of The Furnace (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Out Of The Furnace (2013)

Russell and his younger brother Rodney live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother becomes involved with one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast - a mistake that will cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Characters:policeman
Story:urban decay,  shot multiple times,  card playing,  kicking,  bloody nose,  drug addict,  drug dealer,  police car,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  lie,  vomiting,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  tattoo,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  gun,  fight,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder,  death

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  money
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:baby,  boy
Story:street gang,  police brutality,  los angeles california,  low rider,  lowrider,  hip hop music,  black cop,  n word,  urban decay,  shot multiple times,  ghetto,  drug dealing,  homicide,  storytelling,  drug addict,  racial slur,  child in peril,  drug dealer,  police car,  gang,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shooting,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  teenage girl,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  african american,  violence,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  gun

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Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (1976)

Police ambush and kill several gang members in Los Angeles. Gang members make a pact of blood to strike back at police, and conduct a siege on the police station which is almost abandoned and due to be closed. Staff of the closing precinct and the criminals being held there while in transit must work together to fight off the attacking gang members. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Characters:policeman
Story:gang,  street gang,  police brutality,  los angeles california,  pistol whip,  shot through a door,  black cop,  bulletproof vest,  one day,  ghetto,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  police officer killed,  police car,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  police,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  independent film,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

Patriots Day (2016) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  deception
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:bulletproof vest,  police officer killed,  van,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police car,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder,  gun,  fight

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? This is why Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  love
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:baby
Story:gang member,  hidden money,  pistol whip,  body landing on a car,  parking garage,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  van,  police car,  gang,  wine,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  watching tv,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  police,  gun,  murder,  death,  violence,  blood

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Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  wheelchair
Story:police brutality,  pistol whip,  thrown through a windshield,  shot through a door,  freeway,  shot multiple times,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  wedding ring,  one day,  police corruption,  parking garage,  rapist,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  van,  cocaine,  police car,  gay slur,  f word,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  murder,  death,  blood,  fight,  police,  gun,  violence

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  brutality,  robbery,  deception,  money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:armed robbery,  threatened with a knife,  russian mafia,  wedding ring,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  chess,  corrupt cop,  die hard scenario,  f word,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  african american,  bare chested male,  two word title,  blood,  fight,  death,  violence,  murder

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  attempted rape,  threatened with a knife,  thrown through a windshield,  rookie,  body landing on a car,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  parking garage,  shot in the stomach,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  police officer killed,  cigar smoking,  drug dealer,  gang,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  fight,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  murder

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Don't Say A Word (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Don't Say A Word (2001)

A group of thieves steal a rare gem, but in the process, two of the men double cross the leader of the thieving group, Patrick, and take off with the precious stone. Ten years later, prominent psychiatrist Nathan Conrad is invited to examine a disturbed young woman named Elisabeth. Patrick immediately kidnaps Nathan's daughter, forcing Nathan to attempt to get Elisabeth to reveal a secret number which will ultimately lead Patrick to the whereabouts of the precious gem that has eluded him. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:detective
Story:armed robbery,  threatened with a knife,  shovel,  parking garage,  shot in the arm,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  van,  child in peril,  ambulance,  police car,  gang,  f word,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  secret,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  blood,  murder,  fight,  police,  violence,  death

The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Crime, Horror

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. This is why The Devil's Rejects (2005) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001). (Read More)

Themes:madness,  humiliation,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal
Characters:baby,  policeman
Story:police brutality,  pistol whip,  attempted rape,  threatened with a knife,  bulletproof vest,  one day,  hit in the crotch,  murder of a police officer,  rapist,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  murderer,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  child in peril,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  violence,  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)

Themes:brutality,  drugs
Locations:rooftop
Characters:baby
Story:police brutality,  narc,  badge,  stakeout,  murder of a police officer,  drug dealing,  corrupt cop,  drug addict,  racial slur,  child in peril,  marijuana,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  blood,  police,  murder,  death

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The Negotiator (1998) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Negotiator (1998)

In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Characters:policeman
Story:police brutality,  pension,  black cop,  bulletproof vest,  frame up,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  die hard scenario,  police officer killed,  f word,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  title spoken by character,  murder,  husband wife relationship,  death,  police,  violence,  gun

The Guest (2014)
Mystery, Thriller

The Guest (2014)

Themes:blackmail,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:restaurant
Story:villain played by lead actor,  bloody nose,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  gay slur,  f word,  marijuana,  car crash,  psychopath,  beer,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  sex scene,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

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:robbery,  money,  drugs
Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:armed robbery,  los angeles california,  drug enforcement,  narc,  narcotics,  black cop,  badge,  stakeout,  kicking,  drug dealing,  storytelling,  racial slur,  california,  gay slur,  drug use,  marijuana,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  investigation,  police officer,  black comedy,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  party,  cigarette smoking,  independent film,  fight,  blood,  death,  gun,  murder,  violence,  police

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Cop Land (1997)
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. This is why Cop Land (1997) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001). (Read More)

Themes:justice,  brutality,  conspiracy
Locations:rooftop
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:police brutality,  investigation,  falling off a roof,  black cop,  dirty cop,  badge,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  shot in the stomach,  corrupt cop,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  cocaine,  ambulance,  police car,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  lie,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  title spoken by character,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  independent film,  two word title,  blood,  gun,  murder,  death,  violence

Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  conspiracy,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Story:police brutality,  los angeles california,  corrupt police,  lapd,  dirty cop,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  rapist,  corrupt cop,  murderer,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  interracial relationship,  handcuffs,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  vomiting,  rape,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  two word title,  fight,  death,  police,  blood,  violence

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:deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs,  love
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:cannabis,  kicking,  bloody nose,  murder of a police officer,  drug dealing,  shot in the stomach,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  liar,  drug addict,  van,  drug dealer,  police car,  drug use,  f word,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  lie,  shooting,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  teenage girl,  pistol,  chase,  knife,  title spoken by character,  african american,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  police,  murder,  fight,  violence,  gun,  blood

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Animal Kingdom (2010)
Crime, Drama

Animal Kingdom (2010)

Despite being no saint herself, Julia Cody has shielded her seventeen year old son, Joshua "J" Cody, from her Melbourne-based criminal relatives who they have not seen in years. After Julia dies in front of J's eyes from a self-inflicted heroin overdose, J, who is slightly detached from life, feels he has no choice but to contact his maternal grandmother, Janine "Smurf" Cody, the family matriarch, for a place to live. Smurf rules the family with a borderline incestuous love over her three sons, the quietly menacing Andrew "Pope" Cody, the hyperactive Craig Cody, and the barely of age Darren Cody. Pope and his best friend, Barry "Baz" Brown, are armed robbers, with Darren their up and coming apprentice, while Craig is a mid level drug dealer. Melbourne's Armed Robbery Squad is after specifically Pope, who is hiding out. But when the standoff between the Codys and the Armed Robbery Squad is brought up a notch, an all out war ensues, with some casualties and J caught in the middle. The only grounding in J's life is his girlfriend, Nicky Henry. With those casualties comes an investigation by Homicide Detective Senior Sergeant Nathan Leckie, who knows the Codys are involved in some of those deaths. As Leckie tries to get J on his side, J has to figure out how best to get himself out from the middle, where he trusts neither side. J also wants to figure out how to exact what he considers justice in an all around bad situation. (Read More)

Themes:madness,  justice,  brutality,  robbery,  betrayal,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:armed robbery,  stakeout,  bulletproof vest,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  homicide,  corrupt cop,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police car,  drug use,  f word,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  car crash,  psychopath,  watching tv,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  teenage girl,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  two word title,  murder,  death,  violence,  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. (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:armed robbery,  stolen money,  pistol whip,  gun held to one's head,  warrant,  stakeout,  shot multiple times,  murder of a police officer,  profanity,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  gambling,  police car,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  black comedy,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  tattoo,  title spoken by character,  cigarette smoking,  father son relationship,  independent film,  bare chested male,  sex scene,  death,  gun,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police

Gomorra (2008) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Crime, Drama

Gomorra (2008)

"Gomorra" is a contemporary Neapolitan mob drama that exposes Italy's criminal underbelly by telling five stories of individuals who think they can make their own compact with Camorra, the area's Mafia. This is why Gomorra (2008) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001).

Themes:brutality,  robbery,  deception,  betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:rooftop
Characters:baby,  policeman,  boy
Story:armed robbery,  gun held to one's head,  card playing,  drug dealing,  homicide,  child in peril,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  drug use,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  shooting,  watching tv,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  death,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence,  gun

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L.a. Confidential (1997)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

L.a. Confidential (1997)

1950's Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  blackmail,  conspiracy
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective,  boy
Story:police brutality,  los angeles california,  police protagonist,  lapd,  cartoon on tv,  coffee shop,  frame up,  police corruption,  drug dealing,  parking garage,  scandal,  corrupt cop,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  gang,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  secret,  gunfight,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  police,  murder,  violence,  death,  fight

Sabotage (2014)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Sabotage (2014)

An elite DEA team raids the safe house of a drug cartel and hide $10 million in the plumbing. When they go back to retrieve the money it is not there. The team is under investigation for the missing $10 million. Then after a couple months the investigation is lifted. The team trains together again and then celebrates at a strip club. Then one of the team is murdered. He wakes up in his RV on railroad tracks. Then a second team member is nailed to the ceiling. The third team member is gunned down at his remote cabin. There is a female City of Atlanta investigator in charge of the murders. After investigating the cartel angle, the twisted truth comes to light. (Read More)

Themes:money,  brutality,  deception,  betrayal
Story:pistol whip,  investigation,  shot through a door,  main character dies,  shot multiple times,  bulletproof vest,  frame up,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  parking garage,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  drug addict,  training,  cigar smoking,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  f word,  car crash,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  murder,  death,  blood,  violence

End Of Watch (2012)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

End Of Watch (2012)

In South Central Los Angeles, street cops Brian and Mike are partners - balls-out cowboys patrolling the streets as Latino gangs are in a power struggle with Blacks. Brian and Mike get lucky a couple of times, making big drug and human-trafficking busts, so a Mexican cartel orders their deaths. We meet Mike's pregnant wife (whom he married out of high school) and watch Brian's search for a soul mate. There are internal squabbles within the ranks of the LAPD and lots of squad-car conversation. Can the lads escape the cartel's murderous reach? (Read More)

Themes:brutality,  drugs,  love
Story:lapd,  gang member,  street gang,  los angeles california,  los angeles police department,  medal of valor,  lowrider,  homicide,  profanity,  van,  child in peril,  police car,  gang,  shooting,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  police,  fight,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder,  blood

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American Psycho (2000) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:madness,  blackmail,  brutality,  deception,  money,  drugs
Locations:restaurant
Characters:policeman,  detective
Story:cityscape,  villain played by lead actor,  rapist,  chainsaw,  murderer,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  cigar smoking,  cocaine,  ambulance,  police car,  wine,  gay slur,  drug use,  f word,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  watching tv,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  rape,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  party,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  independent film,  two word title,  sex scene,  violence,  blood,  police,  gun,  death,  murder

Southland Tales (2006)
Comedy, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales is an ensemble piece set in the futuristic landscape of Los Angeles on July 4, 2008, as it stands on the brink of social, economic and environmental disaster. Boxer Santaros is an action star who's stricken with amnesia. His life intertwines with Krysta Now, an adult film star developing her own reality television project, and Ronald Taverner, a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy. This is why Southland Tales (2006) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001). (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  brutality,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal,  drugs
Characters:policeman,  boy
Story:police brutality,  los angeles california,  police officer,  corrupt police,  n word,  bulletproof vest,  police corruption,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  drug addict,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  california,  police car,  drug use,  f word,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  beer,  vomiting,  shooting,  gunfight,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  knife,  tattoo,  party,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  husband wife relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  two word title,  murder,  gun,  death,  fight,  blood,  violence

We Own The Night (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

We Own The Night (2007)

Brooklyn, 1988. Crime is rife, especially drugs and drug violence. A Russian thug is building his heroin trade, while everyone laughs at the cops. Brothers have chosen different paths: Joe has followed his father Bert into New York's Finest; he's a rising star. Bobby, who uses his mother's maiden name, manages a club. Bobby too is on the rise: he has a new girlfriend and a green-light to develop a Manhattan club. Joe and Bert ask him to help with intelligence gathering; he declines. Then, Joe raids Bobby's club to arrest the Russian. From there, things spiral out of control: the Russian puts out a hit on Joe, personal losses mount, and Bobby's loyalties face the test. (Read More)

Themes:betrayal,  money,  drugs
Locations:wheelchair,  restaurant
Characters:policeman
Story:police training,  russian mafia,  urban decay,  stakeout,  card playing,  murder of a police officer,  van,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police car,  drug use,  f word,  marijuana,  car crash,  shooting,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  party,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  police,  violence,  death,  gun,  blood,  murder

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Magnum Force (1973)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Magnum Force (1973)

San Francisco Police Inspector 'Dirty' Harry Callahan and his new partner, Early Smith have been temporarily reassigned from Homicide to Stakeout Duty. You Meanwhile, those of the city's criminals who manage to avoid punishment by the courts are nevertheless being killed by unknown assassins. Callahan begins to investigate the murders despite orders from his superior officer, Lieutenant Briggs. A man has to know his limitations... (Read More)

Themes:justice,  conspiracy,  robbery,  betrayal,  drugs
Locations:rooftop
Characters:detective
Story:stakeout,  homicide,  rooftop escape,  armed robbery,  police brutality,  pistol whip,  cop on the edge,  shot through a door,  black cop,  badge,  n word,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  police corruption,  murder of a police officer,  parking garage,  corrupt cop,  murderer,  police officer killed,  racial slur,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  gang,  gay slur,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  bus,  watching tv,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  party,  african american,  murder,  police,  gun,  husband wife relationship,  two word title,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

Broken City (2013) is one of the best movies like Training Day (2001)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:blackmail,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal,  love
Locations:restaurant
Characters:detective
Story:police brutality,  unsubtitled foreign language,  urban decay,  ghetto,  frame up,  rapist,  interracial relationship,  police car,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  black comedy,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  title spoken by character,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  bare chested male,  independent film,  two word title,  police,  fight,  murder,  violence,  death

Black Mass (2015)
Biography, Crime, Drama, History

Black Mass (2015)

Based on a true story of James "Whitey" Bulger, an Irish Mob godfather and FBI informant who had a "secret trading" deal with his brother, William "Billy" Bulger, a state senator and a Boston public figure, and John Connolly, an FBI agent. They planned to take down the Italian mob and mafia in Boston, which went awry and things turned massively violent. When the credence for each other began fading out, drug dealing, murders, and extortion started to rise, and forced the FBI's Boston office to confirm that Whitey Bulger was one of the most notorious criminals in US history and also one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List criminals. (Read More)

Themes:justice,  brutality,  conspiracy,  deception,  betrayal
Locations:restaurant
Story:threatened with a knife,  urban decay,  villain played by lead actor,  shot multiple times,  bulletproof vest,  bloody nose,  drug dealing,  parking garage,  corrupt cop,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  murderer,  drug addict,  racial slur,  gambling,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  gang,  newspaper,  gay slur,  f word,  handcuffs,  car crash,  psychopath,  held at gunpoint,  secret,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  neo noir,  beating,  pistol,  knife,  cigarette smoking,  husband wife relationship,  father son relationship,  independent film,  two word title,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

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