Movies like Butter 1998

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Butter (1998)
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Butter
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, city life, musician's life, chase, murder, on the run, drug abuse, false accusation, chases and races, life is a bitch, deadly, murder of a nude woman, jukebox, loss of sister, brother sister relationship, drug overdose, nude woman murdered, female nudity
Time: 90s
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The Italian Connection
Action, Crime, Thriller
Italy, West Germany
95 min.
 7.3
The Yellow Sea
Action, Drama, Thriller
South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
157 min.
 7.3
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Most similar movies to Butter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, crime, chases and races and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Butter: Midnight Witness (1993), Ambushed (1998), Hong Kong 97 (1994), Out of Bounds (1986), Marked Man (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Midnight Witness
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, injustice, crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, chase, on the run, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
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System:   95%
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 6.0
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Ambushed
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, reluctant partners, small town, special agents, crime, witnessing a crime, legal investigation, vigilantism, interracial relations, police, xenophobia, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   72%
 
 5.8
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Hong Kong 97
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, assassination, chase, false accusation, hitman, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: asia, china, england, hong kong, europe
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System:   82%
    User:   78%
 
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Out of Bounds
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airport, chase, murder, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, crime, chases and races, urban, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, new orleans, los angeles, venice beach california
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System:   78%
    User:   83%
 
 5.3
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Marked Man
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: murder, prison, on the run, crime, death row, false accusation, frame up, hunted, prison life, wrongfully committed, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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System:   76%
    User:   75%
 
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Red Line
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.
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    User:   82%
 
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A Time to Die
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, protagonist as suspect, on the run, crime, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, deadly, photographer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   72%
 
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Best of the Best 4: Without Warning
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, adventure, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, forgery, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   70%
 
Don't Look Back
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, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: hitman, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime gone awry, crime, drug dealing, on the run, going straight, heroin addict, murder, addiction, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   67%
 
 3.7
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The Assault
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female cop protects a dead drug dealer's wife from mob assassins.
Style: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, fighting the system, witnessing a crime, drug dealing, investigation, on the run, false accusation, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   65%
 
 5.3
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Rage and Honor
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drugs/alcohol, gang, strong sexual content, crime, witnessing a crime, fighting crime, police corruption, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   57%
 
 4.3
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Moving Target
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, criminal's revenge, fugitives, crime, chase, gangsters, on the run, frame up, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   75%
 
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The Naked Face
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, mystery, witnessing a crime, on the run, false accusation, crime, doctors and patients, psychiatrist, dead woman, widower ...
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    User:   54%
 
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Scar City
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, police, kiss, love interest, assassination ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   61%
 
To Protect and Serve
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: good versus evil, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, serial killer, investigation, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
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Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
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Story: Johan is a two-fisted Gothenburg cop who finds himself in a shoot-out with jewel robbers. After the smoke has cleared, one robber, shot by his accomplice, and an innocent bystander, are dead. Three witnesses, including Helen, identify thug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: false accusation, chase, murder, protagonist as suspect, tough law enforcer, urban, crime, chases and races, crimes, police, witness, robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   64%
 
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Relentless 3
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police detective, amateur detective, crime, master criminal, serial killer, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, stalking, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   61%
 
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Caught Up
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Daryl gets out of jail after 5 years. His mother has died, his girlfriend is married, and he can't find a job. His new girlfriend Vanessa, whom he meets when a gunman opens fire on them, gets him a job as a car driver. Hitmen are still after ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, crime, criminal's revenge, neo noir, unlikely criminals, bank, nightclub, crime gone awry, going straight, urban ghetto, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
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Black Cat Run
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl is in love with a gas station attendant and sees him against her father's wishes. The father is the sheriff and shortly after a confrontation with the boy friend, he is killed by escaped convicts and the daughter is kidnapped. Everyone, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, fugitives, hostages, crime gone awry, crime, kidnapping, chases and races, confined, gas station, hostage, escaped convict, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
Jackson County Jail
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, on the road, fugitives, manhunt, false accusation, injustice, frame up, crime, chases and races, rape, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   44%
 
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Gang in Blue
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A black police officer discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within his department.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: urban, gang, crime, urban ghetto, juvenile delinquency, interracial relations, police corruption, racism, urban ghetto life, corruption, police, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
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Trespass
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, gangsters, murder, chase, police investigation, hitman, revenge, gang, gangster, violence, drug dealing, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
The Italian Connection
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, chase, urban, hitman, manhunt, chases and races, mafia, crimes, deadly, vengeance ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   43%
 
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Mistrial
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dedicated lawyer, courtroom, hostages, hotshot lawyer, crime, protagonist as suspect, legal action, legal investigation, courtroom drama, death row, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   42%
 
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The Suspect
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Louis Koo plays an assassin who wants to go straight after getting out of prison, so he turns down a job from his former employer Simon Yam to kill a politician. Yam carries out the hit himself and manages to frame Koo for the crime, who then must ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wrongfully committed, chases and races, prison, crimes, deadly, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, cell phone, politics, paramilitary, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   41%
 
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Raw Justice
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The mayor of a small town hires a bounty hunter to find his daughter's killer, but it turns out to be a very dangerous job.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, prostitute, witnessing a crime, murder, crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, blackmail, explosion, mayor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
The Witness Files
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: witnessing a crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, crime, dishonesty, mystery, law enforcement, chase, on the run, couple relations, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
 4.2
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Hijack
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, martial arts, hostages, race against time, save the day, terrorism, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   44%
 

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The Killers Edge
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cop teams up with an FBI agent to track down a counterfeiter.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, vengeance, crime, battle zone, urban, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, counterfeiter, fbi agent, law enforcement, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   44%
 
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Shotgun
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Ian 'Shotgun' Jones hunts a sadistic misogynistic maniac.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, deadly, crime, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, revenge, bondage, prostitute, drug dealing, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
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System:   44%
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