Movies Most Similar to Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971)

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Jackson County Jail (1976)

Starring: Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Lisa Copeland, Cliff Emmich
Duration: 1h 24mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Dinah Hunter (Yvette Mimieux) is an advertising executive living in Los Angeles who quits her job after arguing with a client and comes home to find her boyfriend in the swimming pool with another woman.
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Fighting Back (1982)

Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

The film opens with Philadelphia television reporters viewing and broadcasting a news story about violence in society since JFK's assassination in 1963.
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Black Caesar (1973)

Starring: Fred Williamson, Gloria Hendry, Art Lund, D'Urville Martin
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson) is an African-American who grew up in Harlem, New York City. As a kid, he was brutally assaulted by a cop named McKinney.
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Gang in Blue (1996)

Starring: Mario Van Peebles, Josh Brolin, Cynda Williams, J.T. Walsh
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Gang in Blue is a 1996 American film co-directed by Melvin Van Peebles and his son, Mario Van Peebles, about a black police officer who discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
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Back in the Day (2005)

Starring: Joe Morton, Ja Rule, Norman Grant, Ving Rhames
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Reggie Cooper (Ja Rule) is a young man who lives with his father (Giancarlo Esposito) in order to avoid the violent gang activity that almost claimed his life when he was a teenager.
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Rockaway (2007)

Starring: Nicholas Gonzalez, Mario Cimarro, Oleg Taktarov, Vitali Baganov
Duration: 1h 18mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

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An Innocent Man (1989)

Starring: Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, David Rasche
Duration: 1h 53mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

James "Jimmie" Rainwood (Tom Selleck) is an ordinary and model citizen.
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Dark Blue (2002)

Starring: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele
Duration: 1h 58mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Los Angeles, 1992. The film opens in medias res to LAPD Sergeant Eldon Perry, who is pacing in a motel room with a shotgun and pistol.
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Bucktown (1975)

Starring: Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, Thalmus Rasulala, Tony King
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Fred Williamson stars as Duke Johnson, a man who arrives in Bucktown to bury his brother, a bar owner who was killed after refusing to pay crooked cops for protection.
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The Exterminator (1980)

Starring: Robert Ginty, Samantha Eggar, Christopher George, Steve James
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

During a firefight in Vietnam, U. S. soldiers John Eastland and his best friend, Michael Jefferson, are captured by the Viet Cong.
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Colors (1988)

Starring: Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Maria Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Two white cops, Bob "Uncle Bob" Hodges, a respected 19-year LAPD officer and Vietnam veteran, and rookie officer Danny McGavin have just been teamed together in the C. R. A.
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Caught Up (1998)

Starring: Bokeem Woodbine, Cynda Williams, Damon Saleem, Jeffrey Combs
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Daryl Allen (Bokeem Woodbine) is an ex-con whose been serving time for drug charges.
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Vice Squad (1982)

Starring: Season Hubley, Gary Swanson, Wings Hauser, Pepe Serna
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

When Los Angeles' police force a down-on-her-luck businesswoman-turned-prostitute named "Princess" to help capture a murderous pimp named Ramrod, it's Princess’ life that is put on the line.
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Enemy Territory (1987)

Starring: Gary Frank, Ray Parker Jr., Jan-Michael Vincent, Frances Foster
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Barry (Frank) is a formerly successful insurance executive whose career and life are being destroyed by alcoholism.
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Never Die Alone (2004)

Starring: DMX, David Arquette, Michael Ealy, Drew Sidora
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Hardened criminal and drug dealer King David (DMX) return to his unidentified East Coast city, where he can find redemption by settling an old score with drug lord Moon (Clifton Powell).
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Detroit 9000 (1973)

Starring: Alex Rocco, Hari Rhodes, Vonetta McGee, Herbert Jefferson Jr.
Duration: 1h 46mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Street-smart white detective Danny Bassett (Alex Rocco) teams with educated black detective Sgt.
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City of Industry (1997)

Starring: Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, Famke Janssen
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Retired thief, Roy Egan (Harvey Keitel), comes out of retirement to help his youngest brother, Lee (Timothy Hutton), with a jewelry heist in Palm Springs.
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The Corruptor (1999)

Starring: Yun-Fat Chow, Mark Wahlberg, Ric Young, Paul Ben-Victor
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

NYPD Lieutenant Nick Chen is head of the Asian Gang Unit.
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Cleopatra Jones (1973)

Starring: Tamara Dobson, Bernie Casey, Brenda Sykes, Antonio Fargas
Duration: 1h 29mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

Cleopatra "Cleo" Jones (Dobson) is an undercover special agent for the United States Government. Overseas modeling is only a cover for her real job.
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Dead Bang (1989)

Starring: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

On Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, a dispatched LASD Sheriff is shot dead by an armed robber, who early on robbed a convenience store and also killed its African-American owner.
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