Movies like Lethal Weapon 1987

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Lethal Weapon (1987)
 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 their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, semi serious, porno movie, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, gunfight, adventure, police detective, buddy cop, car chase, family, weapons, crimes, mercenary, drug dealing, partners, african american, blacks and whites, law enforcement, newcomer, widow widower, sadism, conservative ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california

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Most similar movies to Lethal Weapon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, suspenseful and entertaining films with plots about violence, chase, gunfight, police, murder, crimes and brutality mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lethal Weapon: The Last Boy Scout (1991), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), 48 Hrs. (1982), Rush Hour (1998), Bad Boys (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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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, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, buddy cop, lapd, law enforcement, odd couple, verbal byplay, crimes, friends, partners against crime, blacks and whites, tough law enforcer, robbery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
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100%
 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, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police brutality, lapd, revolver, house on fire, police investigation, law enforcement, odd couple, buddies, partners, master criminal, oldtimer, african american ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 145K
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, witty, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hockey, buddy cop, police investigation, buddies, partners, oldtimer, master criminal, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, reluctant partners, arms dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, machismo, police detective, bribery, reluctant partners, ex law enforcer, ex athlete, football, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, undercover, maverick cop, fish out of water, damsel in distress, smuggling, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, realistic ...
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 ⇓
100%
 7.0
 218K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, ransom, fish out of water, chase, police investigation, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, verbal byplay, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 204K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: drug lord, black cop, car chase, gunfight, police corruption, foot chase, internal affairs, police investigation, heroin, witness protection, buddies, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, violence, heist, buddy cop, armored car, shooting range, oil field, undercover, arms smuggling, explosion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 58K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, revenge, russian mafia, police, stereotypes, soviet, buddy cop, drug cartel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 88K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: realistic, rough, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, police detective, crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, buddies, master criminal, warden, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 102K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Paraguay, Uruguay
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, police investigation, mole, crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, working undercover, dangerous attraction, danger, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, havana cuba, usa, florida, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 204K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: drug lord, car chase, violence, racial slur, drug dealing, fbi, interrogation, buddy cop, mexican standoff, undercover, minefield, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, cuba, florida, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, crimes, partners against crime, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly, partners, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 194K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, mob boss, organized crime, corruption, mafia, police brutality, crimes, fighting crime, partners, squad, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, disturbing, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, alcatraz, ransom, militant, inspector, crime, police investigation, crimes, working the system, politically correct, confined, unlikely partners ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 3K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, special agents, crimes, partners against crime, interracial relations, racism ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, revenge, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: buddy comedy, witty, stylized, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, car chase, theme park, gunfight, violence, investigation, foot chase, roller coaster, amusement park, explosion, undercover, dirty cop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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: rough, serious, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, gangsters, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, gas station, tough cop, drug dealer, police investigation, chases and races, unlikely partners, escapades, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, partners against crime, reluctant partners, hollywood, law enforcement, odd couple, crimes, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, crimes, hostages, tough law enforcer, working undercover, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: culture clash, neo noir, gang war, yakuza, crime, police investigation, partners, track down, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, crimes, tough law enforcer, ransom, police, investigation, gunfight, police brutality, police detective, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, martial arts, gang, rescue, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, chases and races, police investigation, against the odds, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, new york, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 26K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, cia, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, undercover, law enforcement, deadly, drug dealing, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, japan, asia, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, ransom, rescue, police investigation, obsession, master criminal, buddies, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, serial killer, tough heroes, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, resistance, police investigation, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 10K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, chase, car chase, friendship, violence, bar, christmas, vacation, airport, undercover cop, police investigation, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%