Movies like The Enforcer

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The Enforcer (1976)
 6.8
 37K
The Enforcer (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, surprise ending, exciting, harsh, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, alcatraz, militant, ransom, inspector, crime, police investigation, crimes, confined, fighting the system, partners, rebellion, against the rules, working the system, police brutality, society, urban, unlikely partners, law enforcement, sexism, rookie, police detective, tough law enforcer, demotion, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Enforcer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, rough and exciting films with plots about gunfight, vengeance, police, chase, violence, crimes and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Enforcer: Dirty Harry (1971), The Dead Pool (1988), Sudden Impact (1983), Magnum Force (1973), The Gauntlet (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 131K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, against the rules, psychopath, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, ransom, police, investigation, gunfight, police brutality, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 36K
The Dead Pool (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, police, defamation, reporter, prison, mafia, hitman, chinatown, stalker, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 37K
Sudden Impact (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, chase, serial killer, female killer, vigilantism, crime, small town, police corruption, cop as target, lone wolves, against the rules ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.2
 51K
Magnum Force (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, vigilante, investigation, loss of friend, robbery, machismo, police brutality, crime, police investigation, crimes, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 19K
The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, prostitute, extradition, bus, police corruption, motorcycle, organized crime, hitman, on the road, motorcycle chase, murder, beating ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 14K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, rescue, police, gangsters, crimes, urban, vigilante, violence, kidnapping, organized crime, gunfight, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 23K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: exciting, rough, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, ransom, rescue, police investigation, obsession, chases and races, partners against crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.6
 217K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, gunfight, adventure, police detective, buddy cop, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 65K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, revenge, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 14K
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coogan (Clint Eastwood) an Arizona deputy sheriff goes to New York to pick up a prisoner. While escorting the prisoner to the airport he escapes and Coogan heads into the City to recapture him.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, chase, culture clash, extradition, escape, crime, disorder, law enforcement, police detective, hippie, urban, social worker ...
Time: 1960s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.6
 6K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, save the day, daring rescue, master criminal, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, deadly, danger, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 147K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, lapd, police investigation, tough law enforcer, oldtimer, partners, master criminal, law enforcement, buddies, robbery, odd couple ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 62K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, prison, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, police officer killed, crime, knife ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 15K
Nighthawks (1981)
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, working undercover, tough law enforcer, hostages, crimes, fighting crime, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, social decay, vigilantism, factory, psychopath, injustice, drug dealing, vigilante, murder, police, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 24K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, revenge, danger, master criminal, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners, hostages, police, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Direct Action (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, fighting the system, partners, rivalry, tough law enforcer, uncover truth, crime, workplace situations, workplace, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, gangsters, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan, crimes, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 30K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, dishonesty, master criminal, fighting the system, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 45K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, culture clash, neo noir, gang war, crime, police investigation, misfit, crimes, partners against crime, chases and races, tough law enforcer, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 142K
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police brutality, revolver, lapd, house on fire, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, crimes, blacks and whites, tough law enforcer, verbal byplay, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 60K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, serial killer, tough heroes, murder, rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, fighting crime, resistance, danger, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hitman, martial arts, danger, police investigation, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police station, survival, police, gunfight, brutality, escape attempt, gang, street gang, prison bus, jail cell, ambush ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, violence, heroes, partners, tough heroes, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, vengeance, gory, deadly, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.5
 55K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, exciting, clever, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, organized crime, gunfight, hotel, coroner, witness protection, burglary, ford mustang, airport, politician, mob hit ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
 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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, police investigation, justice, death of brother, one against many, brother brother relationship, complex characters, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 110K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, crime, danger, tough heroes, forced into action, parents and children, hostage, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, violence, pimp, hitman, party, chase, police, murder, prostitute, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%