Movies like Butter 1998

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Butter (1998)
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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, life is a bitch, chase, frame up, law enforcement, false accusation, on the run, city life, musician's life, drug abuse, dishonesty, female nudity, gunfight, brother sister relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), record producer, drug overdose, murder of a nude woman, loss of sister, chases and races, urban, deadly, jukebox, crime ...
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, chases and races, dishonesty, murder and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime 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.
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 82
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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, vengeance, down on your luck, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, gang, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.6
 575
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: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, parents and children, frame up, gangsters, gang, crime gone awry, crimes, law enforcement, partners, criminal heroes ...
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: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, police detective, injustice, crimes, chase, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, on the run, life is a bitch, dishonesty, misfit, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.1
 325
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, injustice, righting the wronged, false accusation, death row, prison, wrongfully committed, prison life, crimes, 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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, police corruption, murder, vigilantism, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, escapades, rivalry, investigation ...
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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, special agents, dishonesty, on the run, frame up, survival, murderous pair, graphic violence, office, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.0
 399
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, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.4
 259
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, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dark humor, rivalry, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, hotel, apocalypse, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.0
 203
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: realistic, rough, serious
Plot: murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, fighting the system, rebellion, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, injustice, crimes, drug dealing, on the run, woman in danger ...
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, chase, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal, life is a bitch, mystery, witnessing a crime, on the run, crimes, false accusation, cons and scams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, false accusation, heist, casino ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: hitman, drug dealing, on the run, heroin addict, murder, best friends, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.0
 1K
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, fight, revenge, righting the wronged, frame up, murder, vengeance, heroic mission, adventure, gang, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, frame up, agent, dishonesty, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, government conspiracy, drugs, heroin, government, chase ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.0
 879
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police, police officer, love interest, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 424
Moving Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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, intense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, heroes, track down, murder, crimes, gangsters, fugitives, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, on the run, violence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heroes, chase, disaster, frame up, murder, false accusation, wrongfully committed, partners against crime, best friends, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: china, hong kong, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, airport, fish out of water, police, bus, heroin, disorder, teenage life, mistaken identity, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, los angeles, new orleans, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 824
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: tense, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, femme fatale, rivalry, crimes, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase, dealing with death ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.4
 298
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, frame up, custody, murder, photographer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, on the run, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 1K
Pressure (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Pressure" follows two med students who must struggle to survive after an unusual shooting incident catapults them into a world of trouble...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cheerleader, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, police corruption, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, manhunt, father son relationship, chase, college, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 13K
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, rivalry, partners, crimes, map, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 584
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, vengeance, disorder, investigation, rescue, crimes, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heroes, master warrior, gangsters, martial arts, fighting crime, undercover, crimes, confined, partners, partners against crime, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Zero Tolerance (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, chase, false accusation, threat, police officer, witness, robbery, revenge, police, burglar, gunfight, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, patient, psychiatrist, frame up, amateur detective, on the run, protagonist as suspect, who done it, crimes, mystery, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, on the run, chase, manhunt, political conspiracy, death row, false accusation, assassination, investigation, crimes, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.5
 386
The Collectors (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shifting alliances put a pair of hardnosed hit men in jeopardy in this 1999 crime caper. A New Orleans mob boss looking to settle scores sends Ray (Rick Fox) and A.K. (Casper Van Dien) to New York City to collect overdue debts.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: graphic violence, on the run, criminal's revenge, partners, fighting crime, police corruption, hitman, chase, crime gone awry, partners against crime, gangsters, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, new york, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 447
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: realistic, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, investigation, mind game, chase, crimes, witnessing a crime, stalking, amateur detective, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%