Movies Like Super Fly (1972)

Movies like Super Fly (1972).

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Shaft's Big Score! (1972)

Starring: Richard Roundtree, Moses Gunn, Drew Bundini Brown, Joseph Mascolo
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Queens private detective John Shaft is contacted by his old friend Cal Asby, an insurance salesman and mortician, who tells him he's in trouble and asks him to come immediately.
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

Starring: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes
Duration: 2h 12mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Bobby "Carlo" Powers and Detective Salvatore "Sal" Procida are having a conversation in a car when Sal unexpectedly shoots Carlo, grabs a bag of money from Carlo's lap, and flees.
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Year of the Dragon (1985)

Starring: Mickey Rourke, John Lone, Ariane, Leonard Termo
Duration: 2h 14mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Stanley White (Mickey Rourke) is New York's most decorated police captain and a Vietnam War veteran assigned to New York City's Chinatown, where he makes it a personal mission to crack down on Chinese organized crime.
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Mean Streets (1973)

Starring: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Charlie, a young Italian-American man in New York's Little Italy, is hampered by his feeling of responsibility towards his reckless younger friend Johnny Boy, a small-time gambler and ne'er-do-well who refuses to work and owes money to many loan sharks.
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Corrupt (1999)

Starring: Silkk the Shocker, Ice-T, Tarsha Nicole Jones, Ernie Hudson Jr.
Duration: 1h 9mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

After decades of street violence, two gangs have finally made a truce.
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Bullet (1996)

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Frank Senger, Adrien Brody, John Enos III
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Butch "Bullet" Stein (Mickey Rourke) is a 35-year-old Jewish-American convict and junkie, who is released from prison on parole after serving an 8-year sentence for being an accomplice to a robbery, perpetrated by his friend, Irish-American gangster Paddy.
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The French Connection (1971)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

The French Connection is a 1971 American action-thriller film directed by William Friedkin.
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Across 110th Street (1972)

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Frank Adu
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Jim Harris goes with his partners to steal $300,000 from a Mafia-controlled policy bank in Harlem, disguised as police officers.
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Hell Up in Harlem (1973)

Starring: Fred Williamson, Julius Harris, Gloria Hendry, Margaret Avery
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Having survived the assassination attempt at the end of Black Caesar, Tommy Gibbs takes on corrupt New York District Attorney DiAngelo, who had sought to jail Gibbs and his father, Papa Gibbs, in order to monopolize the illicit drug trade.
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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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Empire (2002)

Starring: John Leguizamo, Peter Sarsgaard, Denise Richards, Vincent Laresca
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Victor "Vic" Rosa (Leguizamo) is a drug dealer in New York City who sells a specific brand of heroin called "Empire".
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In Too Deep (1999)

Starring: Omar Epps, LL Cool J, Nia Long, Stanley Tucci
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jeffrey Cole (Omar Epps) is a recent graduate of the Cincinnati police academy who dreams of working undercover.
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New Jersey Drive (1995)

Starring: Shar-Ron Corley, Gabriel Casseus, Saul Stein, Gwen McGee
Duration: 1h 38mins
Genres: Crime, Drama

New Jersey Drive is a 1995 crime drama film about joy riding black teenagers in 1990s Newark, New Jersey, then known as the "car theft capital of the world".
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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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New Jack City (1991)

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

The story begins in Harlem 1986, and Nino Brown and his gang, the Cash Money Brothers (CMB), become the dominant drug ring in New York City once crack cocaine is introduced to the streets.
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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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The Super Cops (1974)

Starring: Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier, Pat Hingle
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

The film opens with archival footage from a press conference where NYPD officers Dave Greenberg and Robert Hantz are being commended by Commissioner Patrick V.
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One False Move (1992)

Starring: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Three criminals, Ray, Pluto and Fantasia (Ray's girlfriend), commit six brutal murders over the course of one night in Los Angeles as they seek a cache of money and cocaine.
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Slaughter's Big Rip-off (1973)

Starring: Jim Brown, Ed McMahon, Don Stroud, Brock Peters
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

Slaughter (Jim Brown), a fierce Vietnam veteran and ex-Green Beret, had avenged the death of his parents by killing the gangster who was responsible for their death in Mexico.
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Shaft (2000)

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Thriller

In 1998, NYPD Detective John Shaft II, a relative of legendary private investigator John Shaft I, is called in to investigate the grievous assault of Trey Howard outside of a restaurant.
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