10 best movies like End of Watch (2012)

Movies similar to End of Watch (2012): Bright, Green Book, Summer of 84, The Purity of Vengeance, Keep an Eye Out, Dark Figure of Crime, Hot Dog, Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, All the Money in the World, Good Time.

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Bright (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:12
CharactersOrcs, Wizards, Partners, Elves
PlotMagic
StyleLight

In an alternate present-day where magical creatures live among us, two L.A. cops become embroiled in a prophesied turf battle.

Green Book (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
Duration02:10
CharactersDrivers, Friends, Musicians, Police
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleOscars, Fascinating, Light

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

Summer of 84 (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:56
CharactersKillers, Friends, Neighbors
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA

Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.

The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
Duration01:54
CharactersDetectives, Police
PlotInvestigation

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018. A frightening discovery is made in an old apartment. The subsequent investigation of Department Q members leads them to an infamous institution for girls that was suddenly closed in the early sixties.

Keep an Eye Out (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy
Duration01:19
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation

Police officers at a station must solve a murder case.

Dark Figure of Crime (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
Duration01:37
CharactersDetectives, Criminals, Police
PlotMystery, Investigation
PlaceKorea

Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.

Hot Dog (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.5)
Genreaction, comedy
CountryGermany
Duration02:25
CharactersPartners, Police
PlotAbduction, Skirmishes
StyleExciting, Action

A pair of Tactical Units Police Officers from different walks of life come together to rescue an ambassador's daughter.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, detective
Duration01:45
CharactersDetectives, Mafia, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Superpowers, Supernatural, Adventure

Power users around the world are suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene. At a request from Ango Sakaguchi, the Armed Detective Agency head out to investigate Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, a power user who calls himself "collector," and a man suspected of being tied to the incident.

All the Money in the World (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA, Italy, United Kingdom
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Police, Detectives, Mothers, Billionaires
PlotLove, Abduction, Investigation, Blackmail
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Good Time (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersPolice, Brothers, Friends
PlotRobbery, Chase
PlaceHospitals, USA, Prison

After a heist goes awry, a bank robber spends a night trying to free his brother from Riker's Island prison.

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The Hatton Garden Job (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:10
CharactersMafia, Scammers, Police, Friends
PlotRobbery, Blackmail
PlaceEngland

In April 2015, the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Company, an underground safe deposit facility in London's Hatton Garden area, was burgled by 4 elderly men. With the stolen property having a value of up to £200 million, the incident has been called the "largest burglary in English history".

Ghost in the Shell (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, India, Hong Kong, China
Duration02:13
CharactersHackers, Police, Doctors, Androids
PlotConspiracies, Artificial Intelligence, Consciousness, Investigation, Chase, Technology
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk

In the near future, Major is the first of her kind: a human saved from a terrible crash, then cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.

The Warning (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:46
CharactersPolice, Mathematicians
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Curses

Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know.

CHiPS (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
CharactersGangsters
PlotRacing
PlaceUSA

The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersJews, Police
PlotInvestigation, Sects, Weapon
StyleOscars, Makes me think

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Ryde (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:08
CharactersManiacs, Killers, Police
PlotDeath, Fear
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

Technology brings us closer. Or perhaps it brings strangers, a little too close. But how much can you really trust someone? With a new ride share service, you never know who will be getting in a car with. Or if you'll ever get out.

Love, Antosha (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Duration02:13
CharactersFriends, Actors, Directors, Mothers
PlotDeath, Art
PlaceRussia, Los Angeles, USA

From a prolific career in film and television, Anton Yelchin left an indelible legacy as an actor. Through his journals and other writings, his photography, the original music he wrote, and interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues, this film looks not just at Anton's impressive career, but at a broader portrait of the man.

The Kitchen (2019)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, drama
Duration02:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotMoney, Weapon, Power
PlacePrison, New York, USA
StyleDisturbing

After a group of Irish mobsters in Hell's Kitchen are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place—and do as good of a job, if not better.

A Dark Place (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrethriller, detective
CharactersJanitors, Autistic
PlotMissing people, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleMakes me think, Depressive

When a young boy turns up dead in a sleepy Pennsylvania town, a local sanitation truck driver, Donald, plays detective, embarking on a precarious and obsessive investigation to prove the boy was murdered.

Beneath The Leaves (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrethriller
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation
StyleDisturbing, Heavy

Four small-town boys are kidnapped by James Whitley, a warm-eyed psychopath. His grotesque pursuit to reunite orphaned children with their deceased birth parents is halted when the boys escape and he is arrested. Fifteen years later Whitley flees during a prison fire and decides to see his mission through. Detective Larson, once Whitley's prior victim, is removed from the case due to impartiality leaving his partner, and lover, Detective Shotwell to solve the case. Fueled by rage and a chance of redemption, Detective Larson chases the steadfast psychopath on his own only to fall back into the same trap he once escaped as a child.

Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage (2019)
Mark2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
Duration01:10
CharactersPolice, Dogs
PlotInvestigation, Weapon
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Heavy

On the run from a dogged internal affairs agent, a corrupt cop reluctantly teams up with a defiant teen to unravel a conspiracy -- before it's too late.

In the Shadow of the Moon (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Time travel
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas "Locke" Lockhart, hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer whose crimes defy scientific explanation. When the killer mysteriously resurfaces nine years later, Locke's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity.

The Irishman (2019)
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia, Hired assassins
PlotWar, Death
TimeNew Year

Pennsylvania, 1956. Frank Sheeran, a war veteran of Irish origin who works as a truck driver, accidentally meets mobster Russell Bufalino. Once Frank becomes his trusted man, Bufalino sends him to Chicago with the task of helping Jimmy Hoffa, a powerful union leader related to organized crime, with whom Frank will maintain a close friendship for nearly twenty years.

Unstoppable (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
Duration01:07
CharactersGangsters, Tough guys, Mafia, Criminals
PlotAbduction

Dong-Chul and Ji-Soo are a happily married couple. One day, Dong-Chul comes home to find his house in disarray and his wife is missing.

Bent (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersDetectives, Police, Models
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison

On his latest private investigation, a shamed former cop connects a murder case to a government conspiracy involving rogue agents from a top spy agency.

Low Tide (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
Duration02:06
CharactersTeens, Brothers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Money, Relationship, Fidelity
PlaceUSA
StyleDisturbing, Action

Alan, Red, and Smitty spend high summer on the Jersey Shore roving the boardwalk and getting into trouble. But the discovery of good old fashioned treasure sets the friends on an escalating course of suspicion and violence in this atmospheric thriller.

The Laundromat (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
Duration01:47
PlotInvestigation, Political
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass larger fortunes.

Mary (2019)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.4)
Genrehorror
Duration02:10
CharactersPolice, Family
PlotMystery, Obsession, Investigation
PlaceUSA
StyleAtmospheric

A struggling family buys an old ship at auction with high hopes of starting a charter business, only to discover her horrifying secrets on the isolated open waters.

Undone (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genrefantasy, drama
Duration02:11
CharactersFamily, Friends, Girlfriends, Fathers
PlotLove, Loneliness, Time travel, Investigation
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleExciting

After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.

Training Day (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration04:03
CharactersKillers, Friends, Detectives, Fathers
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLos Angeles

Fifteen years after the events of the feature film, Kyle Craig is assigned to go undercover in an elite squad of the LAPD as Detective Frank Rourke’s trainee to spy on him and report on his off-book methods. As Frank starts teaching his principled trainee the way of the streets, they form an uneasy alliance that will change the course of both their lives irrevocably.

Arsenal (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:01
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Brothers, Friends, Fathers
PlotFight, Skirmishes, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA

After the deadbeat brother of a businessman is assumed to be in on his own kidnapping, his sibling must take action to rescue him.

Stray (2019)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime
Duration01:41
CharactersPolice
PlotInvestigation, Superpowers

An orphaned teenager forms an unlikely friendship with a detective. Together they investigate her mother's murder, and uncover the supernatural force that proves to be a threat to her family.

The Accountant (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersPolice, Family, Brothers, Friends, Autistic, Hired assassins
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceOffice, USA

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

Zootopia (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Scientists, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Fight, Chase, Adventure, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleDisney, For children, For a cozy evening, Popular

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Sully (2016)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersPilots
PlotDisasters, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, New York, USA

On 15 January 2009, the world witnessed the 'Miracle on the Hudson' when Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and career.

Nocturnal Animals (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersFamily
PlotLove, Cancer, Art
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband – a man she left 20 years earlier – asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.

Frequency (2016)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersPolice, Friends, Mothers, Fathers
PlotTime travel, Investigation, Fate
PlaceUSA
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Disturbing

Detective Raimy Sullivan is stunned when a voice suddenly crackles through her father’s old, long-broken ham radio – it’s Frank Sullivan, somehow transmitting over the airwaves and through the decades from 1996. Separated by twenty years, father and daughter have reunited on a frequency only they can hear, but can they rewrite the story of their lives without risking everyone they love?

Café Society (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Jews
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceNew York, Los Angeles, USA, Night Clubs, Beach, Party

The story of a young man who arrives in Hollywood during the 1930s hoping to work in the film industry, falls in love, and finds himself swept up in the vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age.

Killing Fields (2016)
Genredocumentary, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersPolice, Detectives
PlotMystery, Investigation

True-crime thriller that follows a team of homicide detectives as they open an 18-year-old cold case that occurred in one of America's notorious body-dumping grounds, the Louisiana swamplands.

Kidnap (2017)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersPolice, Mothers
PlotInvestigation, Chase
PlaceUSA

A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Finding Mother (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 7.9)
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryKyrgyzstan
Duration01:58
CharactersFamily, Friends, Orphans
PlotLove, Adoption
PlaceLos Angeles, USA

A precocious orphan from Central Asia comes to America to find his long lost mother. Along the way he befriends a down on his luck small time hustler, and together they set in motion a daring scheme to solve all their problems. However, things don't go according to plan.

The Snare (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersFamily, Architects
PlotJealousy, Divorce, Love, Investigation, Missing people
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Action

Three friends head to the seafront for a drunken weekend, only to be imprisoned on the top floor of their holiday apartment by a malevolent paranormal force.

Ingrid Goes West (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersFriends, Girlfriends, Dogs, Artists
PlotLove, Internet, Holidays, Social Media, Obsession
PlaceParty, Los Angeles, USA

Ingrid becomes obsessed with a social network star named Taylor Sloane who seemingly has a perfect life. But when Ingrid decides to drop everything and move west to be Taylor's friend, her behaviour turns unsettling and dangerous.

Going in Style (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPolice, Friends
PlotLoneliness, Bank robbery, Money
PlaceNew York, USA

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Fabricated City (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:33
CharactersPolice, Heroes, Losers
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceKorea

In real life, Kwon Yoo is unemployed, but in the virtual game world he is the best leader. Kwon Yoo is then framed for a murder. With the help of hacker Yeo-Wool, he tries to uncover the truth behind the murder case.

Snatch (2017)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Mafia
PlotChase, Skirmishes, Boxing
PlaceEngland, London, Office, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending

A group of up-and-coming hustlers stumble upon a truckload of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.

24 Hours to Live (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Africa, China, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotRevenge, Death, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.4)
Genredrama, crime
CountryCanada, United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration02:35
CharactersLawyers, Friends, Heroes, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation, Money
PlaceCanada, USA

Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner – the firm’s frontman – has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm – truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed – and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions.

S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Tough guys
PlotAdventure, Mystery, Skirmishes, Survival, Martial Arts
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to recover the prisoner known as “The Scorpion” for the tattoo blazed across his back. When Travis discovers that his prisoner is a Secret Ops double agent planted within the cartel, it’s up to him and his expert S.W.A.T. team to keep “The Scorpion” and his billion dollar secrets safe.

Triple 9 (2016)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersPolice, Gangsters
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery
PlacePrison, USA
StyleExciting, Action

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

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