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, drug abuse, crime, life is a bitch, chase, on the run, frame up, urban, chases and races, dishonesty, musician's life, law enforcement, false accusation, city life, deadly, female nudity, murder of a nude woman, nude woman murdered, drug overdose, brother sister relationship, 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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, crime, chases and races and murder mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Butter: Red Line (1995), Midnight Witness (1993), Marked Man (1996), The Assault (1998), To Protect and Serve (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.7
 396
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, dishonesty, partners, gang, frame up, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, parents and children, 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: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: chases and races, crime, misfit, injustice, chase, police corruption, on the run, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, police detective, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 5.3
 273
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: murder, frame up, chase, hunted, chases and races, confined, crime, life is a bitch, righting the wronged, wrongfully committed, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.0
 154
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: policewoman killing, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch, chases and races, crime, crimes, witnessing a crime, murder, drug dealing, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: danger, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch, escapades, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.3
 228
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, serious, dark humor, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, hotel, sexual relations, crimes, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, cons and scams, chases and races, couple relations, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, danger, police detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.1
 303
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, criminal's revenge, gangsters, heroes, chases and races, murder, deadly, track down, fugitives, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, crimes, gangsters, heist, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, tough heroes, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: hitman, on the run, drug dealing, heroin addict, murder, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, criminal heroes, chases and races, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.0
 122
Coldfire (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The "Coldfire" is a lethal new designer-drug with destructive capabilities. Its origins are unknown...and its effects are irreversible. This drug promises the "ultimate high." However, what does the user acquire instead? The ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police, life is a bitch, crimes, gangsters, crime, drug abuse, dishonesty, deadly, addiction, law enforcement, drugs, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 290
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, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, chases and races, hijacking, danger, race against time, deadly, law enforcement, heroes, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.3
 224
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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, custody, murder, frame up, photographer, heroes, witnessing a crime, wrongfully committed, crime, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Out of Bounds (1986)
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, frame up, airport, police, heroin, bus, city life, chases and races, crime, disorder, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, new orleans, venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, chases and races, tough law enforcer, crimes, dishonesty, partners, law enforcement, crime gone awry, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.9
 562
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, xenophobia, police, deadly, dishonesty, reluctant partners, special agents, who done it, legal investigation, small town life, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.5
 641
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, femme fatale, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, crimes, police detective, christmas eve, ex cop, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, frame up, video cassette, agent, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, crime, mystery, government conspiracy, drugs ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 4.3
 225
Shotgun (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Ian 'Shotgun' Jones hunts a sadistic misogynistic maniac.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, bondage, police corruption, vigilantism, drug dealing, gangsters, riddles and clues, crime, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 959
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, patient, psychiatrist, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, amateur detective, who done it, crime, mystery, murder investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 315
Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. ...
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police corruption, police detective, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, murder, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, amazing grace hymn, kicked in the crotch ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.8
 336
The Collectors (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crime gone awry, rivalry, gangsters, partners against crime, crimes, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, hitman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, new york, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.7
 2K
A Common Man (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Sri Lanka, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A terrorist plants several bombs throughout the city of Colombo, Sri Lanka and threatens to detonate them unless prisoners are released.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, deadly, chase, danger, race against time, law enforcement, urban, terrorism, crimes, chases and races, terrorist plot, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, protagonist as suspect, crimes, heroes, on the run, chases and races, crime, gangsters, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 434
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Action
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, crimes, investigation, disorder, missing person, rescue, vengeance, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, law enforcement, fighting crime, partners, deadly, dishonesty, forgery, rivalry, undercover, danger, partners against crime, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.2
 135
Back to Even (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an expert counterfeiter finds himself in debt to a dangerous bookie and on the run from the mob, he races to clear his name and settle the score.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: city life, crime, crimes, dishonesty, friends, betrayal, urban, friendship, rivalry, bookies, chases and races, forgery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.2
 142
Dangerous Love (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychopath kills members of a video dating club and records their deaths.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, murder, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, crime, false accusation, frame up, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch, heroes, wrongfully committed, partners against crime, escapades, assassination, frame up, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: hong kong, china, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: false accusation, murder, chase, threat, city, witness, police, revenge, police officer, robbery, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%