Movies like Cold Steel

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Cold Steel (1987)
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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: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, crimes, vengeance, investigation, crime, chase, car chase, femme fatale, chases and races, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, rivalry, police detective, violence, betrayal, robbery, ex cop, police, revenge, bound and gagged, police officer killed, police officer, christmas eve ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Cold Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, deadly, crime, murder, law enforcement, rivalry and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Cold Steel: Relentless 3 (1993), The Kill Reflex (1989), Hit List (1989), Blood of the Innocent (1994), Shotgun (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
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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: rough, scary, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, chase, rivalry, law enforcement, amateur detective, mind game, murder, who done it, chases and races, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, battle zone, crimes, murder, investigation, assassination, rivalry, vengeance, police corruption, law enforcement, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.7
 419
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, hitman, organized crime, mafia, disorder, deadly, crime, confined, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ, transplant, deadly, rivalry, murder, missing person, vengeance, police detective, martial arts, crimes, immigrants, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: poland, usa, europe, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 4.3
 220
Shotgun (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Ian 'Shotgun' Jones hunts a sadistic misogynistic maniac.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bondage, revenge, law enforcement, vengeance, police corruption, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, prostitute, murder, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.0
 328
Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: rough, psychological, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: strong sexual content, deadly, psychopath, police detective, police investigation, serial killer, amateur detective, law enforcement, manhunt, riddles and clues, mystery, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, danger, dishonesty, partners, deadly, rivalry, vigilantism, police detective, serial killer, investigation, law enforcement, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, chases and races, crime, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, police corruption, on the run, chase, law enforcement, misfit, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Twisted Justice (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the Los Angeles of the future, police are forbidden to carry weapons and must use stun guns instead. A maverick detective ignores those restrictions in his pursuit of "The Bullseye Murderer," a psychotic rapist who takes a new drug ...
Style: futuristic, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rivalry, danger, serial killer, mad scientist, investigation, dishonesty, psychopath, vengeance, police corruption, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shadows in an Empty Room (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Canada, Panama
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, car chase, murder, revenge, sister, mystery, crime, crimes, dealing with death, rivalry, college, chase ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, undercover, chaos and mayhem, crimes, crime, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Killing Time (1987)
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: mind bending, rough, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, frame up, love triangle, vengeance, crime, mystery, manipulations, crimes, mistaken identity, neo noir, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 253
Intent to Kill (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young policewoman relentlessly tries to bring down a ruthless drug kingpin whom plots his own agenda for his drug distribution empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, violence, working undercover, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, undercover, vengeance, gang, deadly, tough heroes, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, hitman, police investigation, vigilantism, crime gone awry, danger, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 401
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, vigilante, police shootout, working undercover, crimes, danger, self discovery, murder, chase, rivalry, gang, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 387
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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, gangsters, parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, friends, chases and races, crime, heist, frame up, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 222
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, suspenseful, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, dishonesty, deadly, danger, rivalry, sexual relations, hotel, couples, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Confession of Murder (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, dark humor ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, vengeance, chases and races, investigation, frame up, trap, murder confession, obsessive quest, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.7
 16K
F/X (1986)
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: exciting, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, corruption, car chase, assassin, deception, violence, disguise, stuntman, federal agent, witness protection, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A military career man, distraught over the murder of his daughter and the subsequent release of her killer who is protected by 'diplomatic immunity,' resigns from the service to pursue the psychopath. No one will help him - and no one can ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, jungle, law enforcement, good versus evil, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, heroes, crimes, crime, u.s. marine ...
Time: 90s
Place: paraguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 344
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 ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, city life, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, chases and races, false accusation, on the run, chase, drug abuse, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Facing the Enemy (2001)
Genre: Action, Mystery, 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: emotional, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic
Plot: death in the family, deadly, family problems, strong sexual content, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, crime, single parent, investigation, murder, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 159
Blind Witness (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.
Style: rough, psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, dealing with death, disability, slasher, woman in danger, stalking, danger, deadly, track down, law enforcement, psychopath, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.0
 533
Armed Response (1986)
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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shotgun, bartender, yakuza, murder, crime, reluctant partners, partners against crime, partners, heroes, deadly, dishonesty, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: rough, realistic, scary, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, femme fatale, mental patient, sheriff, fbi, escaped mental patient, stalking, danger, police investigation, psychopath, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 114
Sword of Honor (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Officer Johnny Lee sets out to avenge his partner's mysterious death. With the help of his partner's sister and an ancient sword, Lee becomes a one man deadly strike force. Stars Steven Vincent Leigh, Sophia Crawford.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, crimes, crime, chases and races, undercover, vengeance, heroes, deadly, fighting crime, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 52
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, kickboxing, evil man, law enforcement, rivalry, down on your luck, master warrior, gang, heroes, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, heist, investigation, one man army, revenge, fbi, assassin, mixed martial arts, gun, violence, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 116
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: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police, drug abuse, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, addiction, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, drugs, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
 2K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, vengeance, crime, crimes, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, gangsters, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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