Top 6 Movies Like Training Day – Six Engrossing Watching Options

A riveting cop drama, an action thriller that grabs your attention and doesn’t let go till the end. The training day was a movie that was flawless in terms of acting, location, premise, casting, and overall depiction of the story. If you recently saw the movie and now are searching for movies like the one mentioned above, then here is a list of movies Like training day.

Read the article, and select your best pick for a good time. 

Brooklyn’s Finest

Brooklyn’s Finest

Like Training Day, this one is directed by Antoine Fuqua and stars Ethan Hawke. No, no Denzel this time. We’re sad too, but Brooklyn’s Finest makes up for Washington’s absence with the additions of Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, and Don Cheadle.

It is a bit more nuanced than the above films on our list, though equally dark. The film weaves the complications and struggles of three cops at different junctions in their respective careers. 

One is ready to retire, one is in need of cash, and the other is deep undercover. As you could guess, their paths intersect in a way that is both emotional and violent, but you’ll have to watch Brooklyn’s Finest to find out how.

End of Watch

End of Watch

Filmed mostly with a handheld camera, End of Watch explores the story of two partnering police officers who patrol the streets of LA and the horrific discovery that leads to their downfall. It will make you laugh, it will make you smile, it will make you cry, just don’t watch it with your grandparents. 

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Micheal Peña, End of Watch might be our era’s defining buddy cop drama. These two have as much chemistry as Washington and Hawke, but the key difference is their characters are best buds from start to finish.

The Departed

The Departed

Where Alonzo is the one plotting and scheming in Training Day, The Departed has infiltrators on both sides, with DiCaprio playing a cop who is trying to infiltrate an Irish Gang and Matt Damon playing a gang member trying to infiltrate the police force. Oh yeah, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and Jack Nicholson star in this Martin Scorsese masterpiece as well…

Can we say anything that hasn’t been said about The Departed? The script, adapted from Infernal Affairs, mirrors the flaws of cops and criminals beautifully. It’s violent, it is witty, it’s fun, and it has earned enough acclaim to solidify its spot as one of the best-ranked films of the century. 

Triple 9

Triple 9

The movie follows a crooked cop (Anthony Mackie) who tries to set up his straight-edged partner (Casey Affleck) as the fall guy for an upcoming heist. Things don’t go quite as planned thanks to a few other beguiling characters played by Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Winslet, and Woody Harrelson.

Even with its stellar cast, Triple 9 underachieved at the American box office. Still, its plot has a whole lot of Training Day in it, and a hint of Reservoir Dogs too. If you want to check out movies like Training Day but with a western twist, look into Triple 9 Director John Hillcoat’s earlier films such as Lawless or The Proposition, they won’t disappoint.

Dark Blue

Dark Blue

One of the older movies on the list, Dark Blue features Kurt Russell in a classic chase to get the bad guy. To do so, Russel’s character has to overcome various obstacles that challenge his rough and tumble ways, including his Chief Officer and a new partner. 

Set during the Rodney King Riots, Dark Blue showcases intense action from start to finish. Kurt Russel’s lead character mirrors Alonzo from Training Day in more ways than one, and like a lot of David Ayer’s work, this cop drama has been subject to criticism. Whether you love it or hate it, one thing is certain, Dark Blue doesn’t pull 

Goodfellas

Goodfellas

Where the rest of the list is filled with cop-gangsters and gangster cops. Goodfellas is a classic film about plain old fashioned… Gangsters. 

Scorsese directs his signature tale of Henry Hill, highlighting Hill’s lifetime rise and fall through the ranks of the Italian mafia.  

We hope you liked the article and the list of movies that were mentioned above. 

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