Movies like Cold Steel

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Cold Steel (1987)
 4.6
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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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, femme fatale, 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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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, law enforcement, deadly, crime, murder, rivalry and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Cold Steel: Relentless 3 (1993), The Kill Reflex (1989), Hit List (1989), Shotgun (1989), Blood of the Innocent (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 275
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, serial killer, amateur detective, crime, master criminal, witnessing a crime, investigation, mind game, stalking, vengeance, murder ...
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, deadly, battle zone, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, assassination, investigation, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 404
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, gunfight, missing person, crime, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.3
 212
Shotgun (1989)
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: bondage, revenge, vengeance, crimes, illegal prostitution, police operation, crime, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: transplant, organ, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, immigrants, investigation, missing person, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, poland, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, police detective, police corruption, crime, hip hop, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, chaos and mayhem, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, jungle, crimes, crime, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, good versus evil, heroes, law enforcement, nude photo shoot ...
Time: 90s
Place: paraguay, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: good versus evil, crime, murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, serial killer, investigation, survival, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: murder, injustice, crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, chase, on the run, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 315
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: strong sexual content, police investigation, serial killer, crime, chases and races, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, amateur detective, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 50
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, kickboxing, evil man, bad guy, master warrior, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, gang, down on your luck, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.9
 337
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, urban, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, crime, law enforcement, city life, musician's life, chase, on the run, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 8K
Next of Kin (1989)
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, good versus evil, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, neo noir, betrayal, crime, manipulations, resort, crimes, deadly, mystery, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 518
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, bartender, shotgun, murder, martial arts, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, chinatown, grenade, revenge, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.0
 109
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: serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police, addiction, crime, drug abuse, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, gangsters, deadly, dishonesty, drugs, female nudity
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 15K
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, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, car chase, assassin, chase, manhunt, murder, gunfight, federal agent, stuntman, witness protection, police, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 4.7
 383
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, criminal heroes, gang, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, frame up, heist, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, mad scientist, serial killer, chase, investigation, police corruption ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, revenge, fbi, assassin, robbery, gun, violence, murder, car, shotgun, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, undercover, police, crime, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, neo-noir, war, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Killing Zone (1991)
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: chase, vengeance, tough heroes, crime, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, good versus evil, violence spree, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 389
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, working undercover, police shootout, vigilante, car chase, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 14K
Blue Thunder (1983)
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, helicopter, crimes, danger, security camera, vietnam veteran, mayor, vietnam war, deadly, terrorism, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Killers Edge (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A cop teams up with an FBI agent to track down a counterfeiter.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, counterfeiter, special agents, vengeance, crime, vietnam veteran, battle zone, urban, chases and races, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 218
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: dark humor, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, crime, hotel, infidelity, crimes, deadly, clergy, vengeance, sexual relations, apocalypse, woman in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The California Kid (1974)
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hot rod, sheriff, car chase, psychopath, small town, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 250
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, violence, vengeance, crime, murder, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, gang, prostitute, chase, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.5
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime, vengeance, working undercover, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%