Movies like Butter 1998

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Butter (1998)
 4.2
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Butter (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the goods on the real killers.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, drug abuse, crime, life is a bitch, chase, on the run, frame up, urban, chases and races, dishonesty, musician's life, false accusation, law enforcement, city life, deadly, female nudity, gunfight, brother sister relationship, murder of a nude woman, drug overdose, record producer, nude woman murdered, loss of sister, jukebox ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Butter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, chases and races and crime mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Butter: Raw Target (1995), Red Line (1995), Midnight Witness (1993), Marked Man (1996), To Protect and Serve (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 58
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, evil man, vengeance, down on your luck, chases and races, law enforcement, graphic violence, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 407
Red Line (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A car thief is seen stealing, and is blackmailed into stealing more cars for someone else's profit.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, crime, criminal heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, frame up, heist, parents and children, partners, dishonesty, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, chase, dishonesty, on the run, crime, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, deadly, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.3
 279
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, hunted, prison, prison life, death row, wrongfully committed, escape, strong violent content, false accusation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, profanity, police corruption, murder, vigilantism, vengeance, survival ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 160
The Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female cop protects a dead drug dealer's wife from mob assassins.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, policewoman killing, dishonesty, fighting the system, woman in danger, life is a bitch, law enforcement, injustice, investigation, crimes, rebellion, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, danger, law enforcement, special agents, survival, dishonesty, chases and races, frame up, on the run, murderous pair, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.4
 234
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 4.1
 305
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.2
 327
Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, heroes, fugitives, on the run, chases and races, gangsters, track down, pregnancy, murder, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: chase, crime, deadly, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, danger, police detective, couple relations, woman in danger, cons and scams, murder, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime gone awry, tough law enforcer, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Don't Look Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Los Angeles heroin addict Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. Hoping to turn his life around with his newfound wealth, Jessie ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, drug dealing, on the run, heroin addict, murder, drug abuse, heist, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, danger, law enforcement, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Out of Bounds (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, airport, heroin, bus, police, hollywood sign, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, crime, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, los angeles, new orleans, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, heroes, danger, life is a bitch, race against time, best friends, catastrophe, escapades, law enforcement, frame up, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: hong kong, china, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 674
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 803
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, danger, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, police officer, police, love interest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.4
 238
A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, frame up, custody, murder, photographer, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, life is a bitch, on the run, heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 10K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, treasure hunt, gangsters, revenge, chase, crimes, partners, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 476
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, disorder, vengeance, rescue, crimes, investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Naked Face (1984)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Chicago psychiatrist Judd Stevens (Roger Moore) is suspected of murdering one of his patients when the man turns up stabbed to death in the middle of the city. After repeated attempts to convince cops Rod Steiger and Elliott Gould of his innocence, ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, psychiatrist, patient, frame up, on the run, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, who done it, crime, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 3K
Switch (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is shown a website, switch.com, where it is possible to switch houses with a stranger for vacation. Sophie seeks an apartment in Paris nearby the Eiffel Tower that belongs to Bénédicte ...
Style: serious, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: mistaken identity, murder, chase, investigation, on the run, woman in danger, false accusation, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, frame up, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give herself in and hand over a data CD to the DA, she is shot and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, heroes, gangsters, master warrior, heroic mission, deadly, undercover, dishonesty, chases and races, law enforcement, hostages ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 307
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, stalking, investigation, master criminal, amateur detective, deadly, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 6K
Most Wanted (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, chase, on the run, manhunt, false accusation, death row, assassination, top secret, crimes, investigation, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, video cassette, agent, mystery, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, government conspiracy, heroin ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 368
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, investigation, uncover truth, deadly, dishonesty, political corruption, frame up, political conspiracy, crimes, protagonist as suspect, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.9
 608
Ambushed (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, white supremacy, police, xenophobia, partners, crimes, society, legal investigation, interracial relations, murder, who done it, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 398
Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, soldier, chases and races, secret agents, espionage, heroes, deadly, on the run, undercover, conspiracy, battles ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%