Movies like Cold Steel

If you like "Cold Steel" you are looking for tense, rough and realistic movies about / with murder, psychopath, investigation, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale and police detective themes of Action and Thriller genre shot in USA.
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Cold Steel (1987)
 4.5
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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, rough, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, police detective, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase, chase, law enforcement, strong female presence, dealing with death, revenge, police officer, police, violence, betrayal, robbery, police officer killed, deadly, chases and races, bound and gagged ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to Cold Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, murder, deadly, law enforcement, vengeance and danger mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Cold Steel: Hit List (1989), Blood of the Innocent (1994), Facing the Enemy (2001), Relentless 3 (1993), The Kill Reflex (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
95%
Blood of the Innocent (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Chicago cop goes to Poland to get the hoods who killed his brother. When he finds out they belong to the local outfit of the Russian mob, he takes on the outfit's boss, as well as Dr. Lem, who handles illegal organ trade for the mob.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: transplant, black market, revenge, organ, kidnapping, russian mafia, investigation, rivalry, crimes, immigrants, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, poland, usa, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Griff McCleary is a cop, now his son shot himself with Griff's gun. A year later both he and his wife are still reeling from it. Griff feeling shut out by his wife Olivia, decides to move out. Now he is investigating what appears to be a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, emotional, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, family problems, murder, vengeance, death in the family, police detective, murder investigation, suicide, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 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 ⇓
87%
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The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: battle zone, vengeance, police corruption, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, gangsters, assassination, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, graphic violence, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 2K
Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, chess, police officer, police investigation, psycho, psycho killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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 ⇓
72%
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The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, stripper, violence, surrealism, bar fight, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, adventure, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, gangsters, curses spells and rituals, law enforcement, ghost, murder, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.3
 3K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, confined, hopes, tough heroes, graphic violence, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.3
 293
Shotgun (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Ian 'Shotgun' Jones hunts a sadistic misogynistic maniac.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, revenge, bondage, riddles and clues, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance, murder, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, investigation, psychopath, crimes, police corruption, heist, university, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, car chase ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Lies & Illusions (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a menacing smuggler coolly insists that best-selling author Wes Wilson take a chauffeured backseat ride with him, Wilson's charmed life explodes into a world of violence and espionage, and he learns shocking truths about two women in his ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, espionage, thief, murder, diamonds, on the run, chase, rivalry, dishonesty, undercover, dealing with death, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.8
 4K
Vendetta (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers (Danny Dyer) tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents while at the same time avoiding being tracked down by his old unit and the cops. With police closing in and his old unit on his trail, he has ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vendetta, manhunt, vigilantism, vengeance, track down, gang, rivalry, crimes, violence spree, vigilante, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.1
 5K
The Traveler (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a dark Christmas Eve in a small town, the lone Sheriffs on the night shift encounter a mysterious man who goes by the name of Mr. Nobody. As the night progresses, the Sheriffs discover that this isn't just a nobody, but a vengeful killer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, realistic
Plot: mysterious character, mind game, police detective, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, murder, small town, police station, child murder, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 9K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, police, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, snitch, rivalry, swamp, criminal's revenge, informant ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, gangsters, taxi driver, vigilantism, hitman, psychopath, crime gone awry, criminal's revenge, manhunt, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Lost in Plainview (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, adventure, crimes, on the road, uninhibited rivalry, car chase, stalking, chase, psychopath, desert, rape, attempted rape ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 560
The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police shootout, vigilante, police officer, crimes, working undercover, fighting crime, master criminal, gang, partners against crime, special agents, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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 ⇓
64%
The Last Ride (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl, the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street racing, revenge, chase, car chase, crimes, ex convict, law enforcement, rivalry, parents and children, released from prison, murder, reconciliation ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.4
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, vengeance, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, hitman, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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 ⇓
64%
 5.8
 2K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, loss of partner, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, police chase, police officer killed, graphic violence, godparent, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.9
 971
Body Armour (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A burned-out bodyguard is hired to protect the man he hates the most: an international assassin who destroyed his career and ruined his life. Forced to put his personal feelings on hold, the bodyguard must use all his skills and years of experience ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: hitman, assassin, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, bodyguard, gunfight, murder, graphic violence, vengeance, heroes, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 3K
The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: one man army, law enforcement, track down, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, brutality, violence, murder of family, fistfight, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Prey of the Chameleon (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: J.D. returns to his hometown many years after leaving Carrie at the altar. After their unhappy reunion, J.D. heads to California, only to soon fall for a woman he helps with her broken down car. Little does he know that this woman is a serial ...
Style: realistic, slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, femme fatale, murder, sheriff, escaped mental patient, fbi, mental patient, strong female presence, psychopath, stalking, mystery, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crimes, on the run, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 775
Blowback (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, religions or cults, psychopath, undercover, violence spree, partners against crime, law enforcement, legal, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%