Movies like The Enforcer

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The Enforcer (1976)
 6.8
 36K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, surprise ending, exciting, harsh, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, kidnapping, inspector, crime, militant, ransom, police investigation, tough law enforcer, urban, unlikely partners, damage, against the rules, fighting the system, confined, crimes, law enforcement, partners, rebellion, chase, society, violence, gunfight, revenge, demotion, working the system ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles

Most similar movies to The Enforcer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and serious films with plots about crimes, gunfight, violence, crime, chase, murder and vengeance mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Enforcer: Dirty Harry (1971), Sudden Impact (1983), Magnum Force (1973), The Dead Pool (1988), The Gauntlet (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.6
 36K
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, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, crime, vigilantism, small town, female killer, police corruption, tough law enforcer, against the rules, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 49K
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, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, police corruption, investigation, crime, police brutality, machismo, police investigation, loss of friend, robbery, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.3
 35K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, police, chinatown, stalker, hitman, prison, mafia, reporter, crime, defamation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 18K
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, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bus, prostitute, extradition, motorcycle, organized crime, hitman, police corruption, on the road, desert, beating, police car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, crime, hostages, master criminal, one man army, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: rough, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, rescue, police investigation, ransom, buddies, crime, master criminal, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, police, gangsters, rescue, crimes, vigilante, urban, violence, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, anti-hero ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 64K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, revenge, corruption, crime, police brutality, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 23K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, negotiation, chase, car chase, police, jewel thief, police investigation, hostages, bank, master criminal, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 13K
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, chase, escape, culture clash, extradition, crime, chases and races, law enforcement, nothing goes right, urban, fugitives, lovers on the run ...
Time: 1960s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, vigilante, jail, rape, police, murder, revenge, drug dealing, factory, vigilantism, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 60K
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, semi serious, realistic, humorous, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, knife, convict, prison, police investigation, verbal byplay, fugitives, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, race against time ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Organization (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After a group of young revolutionaries break into a company's corporate headquarters and steal $5,000,000 worth of heroin to keep it off the street, they call on San Francisco Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs for assistance.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, crime, fighting the system, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, army investigation, drug dealing, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 144K
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, lapd, police detective, drug dealing, verbal byplay, buddies, odd couple, gang, partners against crime, witnessing a crime, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, kidnapping, chase, rescue, crime, police investigation, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, urban, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain (1989)
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, culture clash, yakuza, police investigation, crime, gang war, fish out of water, gang, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 14K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, military, crime, strong sexual content, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, military service, court case, army investigation, military base, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mayor, hijacking, train, police officer, one day, crime, passenger, ransom, negotiation, tunnel, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 14K
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, undercover, crime, hostages, master criminal, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.5
 53K
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: suspense, cynical, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, gunfight, hotel, chase, hospital, witness protection, ford mustang, airport, politician, mob hit, burglary ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 108K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: millionaire, kidnapping, fbi, bounty, rescue, crime, ransom, reward, crime gone awry, tough heroes, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 2K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, organized crime, chase, vengeance, bail bondsman, partners against crime, track down, crime, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, cemetery, helicopter, murder, crime, gangsters, police investigation, criminal heroes, attempted murder, coffin, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: harlem, usa, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, crime, workplace intrigue, workplace situations, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, workplace, tough law enforcer, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 2K
Almost Human (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A psychotic small-time criminal realizes that the everyday robberies, rapes and murders he commits aren't profitable enough, so he figures to hit the big time by kidnapping the daughter of a rich man.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, rape, slasher, psycho killer, serial rapist, serial killer, violence, sex, robbery, psychopath, gory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, hitman, assassination, rivalry, vengeance, adventure, secret agents, heroic mission, crimes, danger, mountain climbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, alps, germany, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, murder, car chase, crime, police investigation, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%