Top rated better-paced movies that are also tough and gritty

Check out today’s highest ranked better-paced and tough and gritty movies! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies that are better-paced and tough and gritty, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Narc (2002)

When the trail goes cold on a murder investigation of a policeman, an undercover narcotics officer is lured back to the force to help solve the case.

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2002-01-14 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Jason Patric, Ray Liotta

Rating

rating icon 6.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    down-and-dirty
  2. Ranked #1 for
    dark and gritty
  3. Ranked #2 for
    gritty realistic

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2 Too Late (2016)

Explores the tangled relationship between a troubled private investigator and the missing woman he's hired to help find.

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2016-03-25 | Drama / Crime

Cast

John Hawkes, Vail Bloom

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    use of low lighting
  2. Ranked #2 for
    fluid camera movement
  3. Ranked #4 for
    pure enjoyment

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3 Calibre (2018)

Two lifelong friends head up to an isolated Scottish Highlands village for a weekend hunting trip that descends into a never-ending nightmare as they attempt to cover up a horrific hunting accident.

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2018-06-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Jack Lowden, Martin McCann

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    incredibly tense atmosphere
  2. Ranked #1 for
    rock solid
  3. Ranked #2 for
    very realistic acting

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4 King Jack (2015)

Growing up in a rural town filled with violent delinquents, Jack has learned to do what it takes to survive, despite having an oblivious mother and no father. After his aunt falls ill and a younger cousin comes to stay with him, the hardened 15-year-old discovers the importance of friendship, family, and looking for happiness even in the most desolate of circumstances.

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2015-04-01 | Drama

Cast

Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    life-altering
  2. Ranked #2 for
    slick directing
  3. Ranked #2 for
    rougher

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5 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.

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2010-10-08 | Drama / Action

Cast

Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos

Rating

rating icon 7.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    seedy underbelly
  2. Ranked #1 for
    indignant
  3. Ranked #2 for
    the cream of crop

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6 Predator 2 (1990)

A police chief in the war-torn streets of Los Angeles discovers that an extraterrestrial creature is hunting down residents - and that he is the next target.

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1990-11-20 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Danny Glover, Gary Busey

Rating

rating icon 6.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    slightly inferior
  2. Ranked #21 for
    plenty of action
  3. Ranked #21 for
    bone crushing

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7 The Last Sentinel (2007)

No emotion. No fear. No pain. They were the perfect soldiers to protect civilization until the drone police became the perfect enemy. With little hope left for mankind, Tallis, an electronically enhanced soldier, rescues a survivor from a failed resistance mission. She will have to learn to fight and think like a machine for the final battle to save the human race.

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2007-01-01 | Action / Thriller

Cast

Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine

Rating

rating icon 4.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    post-apocalyptic future
  2. Ranked #3 for
    competently made
  3. Ranked #10 for
    almost non-existent

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8 Casino Royale (2006)

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

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2006-11-14 | Adventure / Action

Cast

Daniel Craig, Eva Green

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #1 for
    more realistic
  2. Ranked #2 for
    much more realistic
  3. Ranked #2 for
    more believable

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9 True Grit (1969)

The murder of her father sends a teenage tomboy on a mission of 'justice', which involves avenging her father's death. She recruits a tough old marshal, 'Rooster' Cogburn because he has 'true grit', and a reputation of getting the job done.

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1969-06-11 | Western

Cast

John Wayne, Glen Campbell

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #2 for
    tough-minded
  2. Ranked #3 for
    iconic imagery
  3. Ranked #3 for
    obstinate

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10 Streets of Fire (1984)

Raven Shaddock and his gang of merciless biker friends kidnap rock singer Ellen Aim. Ellen's former lover, soldier-for-hire Tom Cody, happens to be passing through town on a visit. In an attempt to save his star act, Ellen's manager hires Tom to rescue her. Along with a former soldier, they battle through dangerous cityscapes, determined to get Ellen back.

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1984-06-01 | Action

Cast

Michael Paré, Diane Lane

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #4 for
    tough guy role
  2. Ranked #4 for
    reluctant hero
  3. Ranked #6 for
    worth price of admission

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