Movies like Lethal Weapon 1987

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Lethal Weapon (1987)
 7.6
 232K
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, buddy movie, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, chase, gunfight, crimes, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, adventure, henchman, police detective, buddy cop, car chase, family, weapons, mercenary, drug dealing, partners, african american, graphic violence, blacks and whites, law enforcement, newcomer, widow widower ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, beverly hills, california

Most similar movies to Lethal Weapon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, entertaining and suspenseful films with plots about brutality, runaway, crimes, gunfight, violence, police and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Lethal Weapon: Bad Boys II (2003), Black Rain (1989), Bad Boys (1995), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Tango & Cash (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 228K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, buddy cop, police investigation, car chase, gunfight, violence, fbi, racial slur, drug dealing, ku klux klan, male friendship, minefield ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 49K
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: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, yakuza, gunfight, crime, crimes, track down, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 159K
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, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, profanity, lapd, police detective, embassy, crimes, graphic violence, robbery, nudity (full frontal - brief), blacks and whites, oldtimer, seaport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 236K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, buddy movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, two man army, black cop, police corruption, internal affairs, foot chase, police investigation, witness protection, buddies, partners against crime, car chase, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1995
Place: miami, usa, florida, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 151K
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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: forgery, police brutality, profanity, lapd, house fire, revolver, police investigation, graphic violence, verbal byplay, fast talker, oldtimer, blacks and whites ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ 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, ex athlete, bribery, police detective, reluctant partners, ex law enforcer, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 94K
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: humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prison, crime, crimes, buddies, prisoner, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, warden, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 155K
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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, hockey, rookie, crimes, police investigation, friends, graphic violence, fast talker, profanity, retiring, african american, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 68K
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: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, profanity, police officer killed, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, car chase, violence, heist, armored car, shooting range, arms smuggling, oil field, swimming pool, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 63K
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, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, buddy cop, police detective, drug cartel, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, chicago illinois, russia, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 235K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, reluctant partners, fbi, unlikely friendships, kung fu, police investigation, martial arts, fish out of water, ransom, chase, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, united states ...
⇓ 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, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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: humorous, buddy comedy, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, car chase, maverick cop, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, brutality, convict, crimes, danger, gang, child killer, confinement indoors, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, gold, deception, heist, violence, hung over, racial slur, danger, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, quarry
Place: new york, usa, quebec, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 32K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 66K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
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, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, theme park, gunfight, violence, investigation, rescue, undercover, roller coaster, amusement park, merry go round, explosion, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 25K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, 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: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hostage, police investigation, partners, danger, track down, hostages, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 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: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crimes, crime, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, master criminal, rivalry, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, gunfight, motorcycle, mexican standoff, bar fight, tough cop, drug dealer, gas station, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, witty, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hollywood, crimes, hip hop, reluctant partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 73K
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, gunfight, corruption, crimes, crime, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 41K
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, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, militant, inspector, crime, crimes, police investigation, fighting the system, rebellion, partners, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 204K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crimes, corruption, police detective, mafia, police brutality, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chase, martial arts, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, drug dealing, chases and races, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 40K
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: serious, tense, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, chase, serial killer, vengeance, crime, crimes, female killer, police detective, against the rules, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, investigation, partners, working undercover, criminal heroes, partners against crime, deadly, police corruption, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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