Movies like Cold Steel

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Cold Steel
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, femme fatale, psychopath, chase, dealing with death, investigation, car chase, chases and races, police detective, killed in police car, police officer, police officer killed, ex cop, christmas eve, bound and gagged, robbery, violence, betrayal, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Die Hard
Action, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 8.2
F/X
Action, Thriller
USA
109 min.
 6.7
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Most similar movies to Cold Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, realistic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crime, deadly and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Cold Steel: Relentless 3 (1993), Hit List (1989), The Kill Reflex (1989), F/X (1986), Nighthawks (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Relentless 3
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: 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
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.7
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Hit List
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, missing person, crimes, danger, mafia, organized crime, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
The Kill Reflex
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, battle zone, deadly, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, assassination, investigation, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
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 6.7
 15K
F/X
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, chase, murder, car chase, assassination, assassin, gangsters, buddies, chases and races, crime, mentor, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   50%
 
 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
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System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
 4.3
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   53%
 
 5.0
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Armed Response
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, private detective, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, bartender, shotgun, murder, yakuza ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
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Blood of the Innocent
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, immigrants, organ, transplant, investigation, missing person, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, poland, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   61%
 
Walking the Edge
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime gone awry, taxi driver, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 6.2
 9K
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:   53%
    User:   62%
 
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, culture clash, chase, organized crime, violence, mafia, gangster, police, motorcycle, neo noir, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   62%
 
 5.0
 389
The Sweeper
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, police shootout, vigilante, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   51%
 
The Killing Time
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, neo noir, manipulations, murder, resort, small town, crimes, deadly, mystery, dishonesty, hidden identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   39%
 
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Run
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: chase, gangsters, crime, on the run, on the road, criminal heroes, organized crime, corruption, car chase, criminal's revenge, first contact, family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
Narrow Margin
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Los Angeles District Attorney (Gene Hackman) is attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Anne Archer) back to the United States from Canada to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hit men sent to ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, train ride, train, fugitives, crime, gangsters, master criminal, tough law enforcer, chase, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
 5.5
 487
The Gladiator
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, fugitives, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, chase, vengeance, fighting crime, vigilante, on the run, vigilantism, violence spree, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   45%
 
Striking Distance
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, chase, murder, car chase, boat, police corruption, investigation, police, murder mystery, lake or river, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, san francisco, philadelphia, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
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:   43%
    User:   52%
 
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   36%
 
The California Kid
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A sadistic small-town sheriff has a habit of deliberately forcing speeders to their deaths on the mountain roads leading into town. The brother of one of the victims rolls into town in his hot rod to investigate his brother's death.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, murder, car chase, crime, psychopath, small town, chases and races, crimes, sheriff, hot rod, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   39%
 
Black Moon Rising
Genre: Action, 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, heist, revenge, fbi, assassin, vengeance, moon, criminal heroes, cars, sex, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   32%
 
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 14K
Blue Thunder
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, surveillance, police, conspiracy, terrorism, car chase, corruption, violence, crimes, danger, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   37%
 
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, obsession, crime, murder, police, psychopath, chase, violence, investigation, neo noir, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
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Freeway
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: strong sexual content, police investigation, serial killer, crime, mystery, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, amateur detective, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 5.7
 8K
Next of Kin
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, vigilantism, gangsters, revenge, mafia, justice, tough law enforcer, vigilante, hitman, death, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky, san francisco, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   40%
 
The Killing Zone
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Convict is recruited from a chain gang to help capture a Mexican drug lord.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, tough heroes, crime, crimes, rivalry, chase, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, good versus evil, violence spree, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
L.A. Takedown
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Michael Mann's (HEAT, MIAMI VICE) gutsy telefilm tells the tale of two skilled professionals--one a cop, the other a criminal--who aren't as different as they think.Vincent Hanna (Scott Plank) is an intense cop on the trail of ruthless ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, master criminal, tough law enforcer, crime, bank robbery, urban, criminal heroes, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, crime gone awry, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Bullet to the Head
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, assassin, violence, assassination, kidnapping, betrayal, police corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   35%
 

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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:   35%
    User:   34%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   29%
 
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