1. Four Brothers (2005)
Four adopted brothers return to exact revenge on the robber who killed their mother in what appears to be a random act of violence. Even though they initially think it was a suicide, the boys’ investigation into the death turns up more evidence of foul play involving one of the brothers’ business dealings with an area thug. It’s possible that the two cops investigating the case aren’t who they seem to be.
2. Chaos (2005)
After a tragic shooting on the Pearl Street Bridge in Seattle in which the hostage and the criminal died, detective Quentin Conners is wrongfully suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force.
Conners and rookie Shane Dekker are put in charge of a bank heist that includes a hostage situation. Apparently, the bank robbers, led by Lorenz, don’t take even a single penny out of it.
While pursuing the gangsters, the police team reveals that they used the Chaos Theory to plant a virus in the system and steal $1 billion from various accounts. They also discover that Lorenz is murdering his comrades.
3. Bad Boys (1995)
Marcus Burnett is a devoted husband and father who puts his family first. Mike Lowry is a ladies’ man who lives life on the edge. Miami cops have 72 hours to reclaim drugs stolen from under their noses, and the odds are stacked against either of them succeeding. To make matters even more difficult, they must pretend to be one another in order to enlist the help of the lone witness to a murder.
4. Live By Night (2016)
It’s 1926 in Boston. The roaring ’20s are upon us.. There’s booze pouring, bullets are whizzing by, and one man is determined to leave his mark on history. Because of prohibition, there is a vast underground network of distilleries, speakeasies, gangs, and dishonest law enforcement.
After growing up as the youngest son of a respected Boston police captain, Joe Coughlin has long since rejected the values instilled in him by his parents’ strict and proper upbringings. Having made the leap from petty theft as a child to working for the city’s most feared gangsters, Joe now relishes the rewards, thrills, and notoriety that come with being an outlaw.
The dark side of life, on the other hand, comes at a high cost. There is no one who can be trusted in an era where ruthless men with ambition, cash, illegal booze, and guns are engaged in a power struggle for control. For men like Joe, despite their wealth, power, and even the threat of prison, one thing seems certain: they will die young. But until then, he and his pals are going to make the most of the time they have left.
From Jazz Age Boston’s flash to Tampa’s sensual shimmer to Cuba’s sizzling streets, Joe begins a dizzying ascent up the ladder of organized crime. With a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femme fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, Live by Night is a riveting epic. Both a heartwarming love story and a bloody revenge saga are explored in this novel.
5. Run All Night (2015)
Brooklyn assassin Jimmy Conlon is better known by his alias THE GRAVEDIGGER. Jimmy was a mob hitman and close associate of his boss, Sean Maguire, who hired him as a bodyguard. However, when Jimmy’s son Michael is targeted by the mob and put to death, Jimmy must face off against Sean in order to keep Michael alive. To make it through the night, he and Michael must stay one step ahead of corrupt cops, contract killers, and the mob.
6. Cop Out (2010)
Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges of the New York Police Department are suspended for one month by Captain Romans following a botched drug bust. To help cover the costs of his daughter’s expensive wedding, Jimmy decides to sell one of his prized baseball cards. Meanwhile, his envious partner suspects that his wife is having an affair with their next-door neighbor. A small-time burglary occurs shortly after Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, and the detective is left without his card. They are able to track down and apprehend the criminals.
7. S.w.a.t. (2003)
Two Los Angeles S.W.A.T. officers, Jim Street and Brian Gamble, were dispatched to stop a heinous bank robbery based on a short-lived television show. In the process of stopping the robbery, they accidentally shot one of the hostages. While Street had been suspended, Gamble had been terminated from S.W.A.T.
“Hondo,” a veteran SWAT officer, is given six months to put together a SWAT team for his division by his superiors. S.W.A.T. officers and three rookies are among those he selects. After passing the S.W.A.T. training, they learn that Alex Montell, a French crime boss, is attempting to elude capture and escape from prison by any means necessary. This is going to be difficult to stop, especially after Montell promised his rescuers $100 million.
8. Broken City (2013)
Detective Billy Taggart of the New York City Police Department is on trial for the murder of rapist Mikey Tavarez when Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and Police Chief Carl Fairbanks disappear with crucial evidence, and Billy is found not guilty by the judge, but he leaves the force. Seven years later, Billy is a private investigator and lives with Natalie Barrow, an aspiring actress and Mikey’s victim’s sister. A portion of the debt is being collected by his secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) in an effort to save the company from bankruptcy.
He summons Billy and offers him $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen, whom he believes is having an extramarital affair during the final week before the elections. Billy learns that Cathleen is meeting with Paul Andrews, the campaign coordinator for Hostetler’s main opponent, Jack Valliant. When Billy discovers Paul’s body lying in the street, he realizes that Hostetler had betrayed him and sets out to discover the truth behind Paul’s murder.
9. The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
He believed it was over when he said that. 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 was completely wrong. Even though they were formidable, Rama’s foes in that fateful building were mere sardines in a sea far, far larger than anything he had ever imagined.
And his victory over the larvae has piqued the interest of the more apex predators. With his infant son and wife in danger, Rama has no choice but to go undercover to enter the criminal underworld and rise through the ranks until he reaches the corrupt politicians and police officers at the top of the food chain who are pulling the strings.
In this way, Rama embarks on yet another journey of violence, one that will require him to forget about his past and assume the identity of the violent criminal known only as “Yuda.” A desperate all-or-nothing gambit to put an end to the corrupt enterprise necessitates him winning the trust of Uco’s son, who is the son of a prominent gang kingpin.
10. Hell Or High Water (2016)
Unemployed oil and gas worker Toby Howard in Texas is being foreclosed upon by the Texas Midlands Bank after his mother passed away.
When Toby and his ex-wife split up, they brought their two sons with them to live with him. His prison-served older sibling Tanner joins him in robbing agencies of the Texas Midlands Bank to raise cash for Toby’s loan repayment so he can leave the property to his children.
Also in the mix are near-retired Texas Rangers Marcus Hamilton and Alberto Parker, descended from Native Americans, who are trying to figure out what the thieves’ next move is.
11. Takers (2010)
With Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and the Attica brothers (Michael Ealy and Chris Brown) as part of the crew, the seasoned bank robbers pull off the latest heist and live the high life while plotting their next heist.
Reunited with Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, they decide to attack an armored car carrying $20 million. A bumbling cop (Matt Dillon) is getting closer and closer to apprehending the “takers” as they plan their strategy and prepare to commit the grand heist.
12. Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
McClane has become a near-total alcoholic and has been demoted to the ranks of the NYPD. It’s impossible to figure out what happened until a bomb goes off in Bonwit Teller Department Store.
Within a short period of time, a man by the name of Simon calls and demands to speak with McClane. McClane is going to play a game called “Simon Says” with Simon, according to Inspector Walter Cobb. He assures him that McClane will carry out his instructions. If that doesn’t happen, he’ll detonate another one.
Assisting him is a Harlem electrician, who helps John McClane solve the terrorist’s frustrating puzzles as he races around New York City. Things start to heat up, however, when a bomb goes off in a subway station near the Federal Reserve (which houses the world’s largest gold reserve).
13. Shaft (2000)
Deputy Chief John Shaft of the New York Police Department is in charge of a difficult case involving a brutal beating of a young black man in the city’s East Side. Shaft learns from the man’s friends that he humiliated the racist who was hurling insults at him.
In response to Shaft’s questions, the assailant claims to be Walter Wade Jr. There is an id that Shaft has found in the bar where Wade and Wade’s assailant were. Shaft slaps Wade when he keeps spewing hate speech. Shaft learns later that Wade was released on bail as a result of his actions and fled.
Wade makes a second appearance two years later, and Shaft once again arrests him. Shaft throws his badge at the judge during his hearing when the judge grants him bail. After that, he goes on the hunt for Wade using the waitress as a pawn. A drug dealer by the name of Peoples Hernandez is hired by Wade to track down the waitress and ensure she doesn’t speak up.