Movies like Lethal Weapon 1987

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Lethal Weapon (1987)
 7.6
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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: humorous, suspense, suspenseful, buddy movie, exciting, tense, realistic, funny, sincere, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police, reluctant partners, gunfight, chase, crimes, police investigation, adventure, police officer, christmas, female nudity, buddy cop, family, car chase, partners against crime, verbal byplay, buddy, police partner, violence, torture, friendship, maverick cop, vietnam war, drug addiction, weapons, friendship between men ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, vietnam, beverly hills

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Most similar movies to Lethal Weapon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, suspenseful and entertaining films with plots about police, chase, murder, crimes, police officer, violence and vengeance mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Lethal Weapon: Rush Hour (1998), Die Hard (1988), Black Rain (1989), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), The Last Boy Scout (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, buddy comedy, funny, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, reluctant partners, kung fu, two man army, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, fbi, kidnapping, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, hong kong, california, china, usa
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100%
 6.7
 168K
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: suspense, buddy movie, sexy, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, crimes, police investigation, buddy, armored car robbery, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, gang, police officer, chase, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 175K
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: buddy movie, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, crimes, embassy, home invasion, adventure, lone hero, maverick cop, police officer, buddy, nudity (full frontal - brief), kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 163K
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, buddy movie, suspense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, buddy cop, martial arts, adventure, police investigation, crimes, brutality, car chase, gangsters, violence, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, hong kong, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.2
 865K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gunfight, christmas, terrorist, one man army, tough guy, police officer, one against many, police, courage, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 55K
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, exciting, neo noir, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, yakuza, gangsters, culture clash, police, gang war, police investigation, fish out of water, gunfight, chase, crimes, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, osaka japan, asia, 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, suspense, entertaining, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, police officer, police investigation, investigation, arms smuggling, heist, partners, partners against crime, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, detroit
⇓ 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: suspense, buddy movie, intense, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stripper, private detective, murder, corruption, football, assassin, buddy, american football, justice, investigation, redemption, bribery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 249K
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: funny, entertaining, humorous, exciting, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, drug lord, gunfight, gangsters, chase, african american, foul language, friendship between men, partners against crime, violent, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, puerto rico ...
⇓ 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: twists and turns, suspense, entertaining, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, police officer, gunfight, bomb, lone hero, car chase, police, race against time, terrorism, puzzle, subway, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california, usa, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 263K
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, buddy movie, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: drug lord, two man army, partners against crime, black cop, murder, police investigation, adventure, police corruption, crimes, gangsters, buddy cop, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 105K
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, intense, buddy movie, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, crimes, prison, prisoner, police, buddies, buddy cop, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.9
 78K
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, buddy movie, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, tough cop, police investigation, crimes, revenge, police officer killed, partners against crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, partner, tough guy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, gang, police, brutality, convict, child killer, prison, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, california, usa, plymouth
⇓ 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: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, aikido, police investigation, murder, justice, conspiracy, buddy cop, violence, brutality, hitman, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ 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, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, maverick cop, buddy cop, murder, car chase, undercover, smuggling, damsel in distress, fish out of water, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.1
 71K
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, buddy movie, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, buddy cop, culture clash, gunfight, police brutality, drug dealer, police officer, police, stereotypes, revenge, life philosophy, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: ussr, chicago illinois, usa, russia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 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: buddy movie, humorous, suspense, buddy comedy, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, biker, buddy, drug dealer, gangsters, gunfight, motorcycle, gas station, bar fight, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.8
 38K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police partner, police, police investigation, lapd, friendship, chase, adventure, crimes, family relations, murder ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 35K
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: stylized, suspense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, aikido, police, betrayal, chase, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, justice, secret service, drug dealing, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 215K
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: exciting, tense, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, crimes, partners against crime, corruption, tough law enforcer, police brutality, fighting crime, squad ...
Time: 1940s, year 1949, 1930s, 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 4K
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: neo noir, feel good, funny, bloody, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, fbi, gangsters, murder, chase, crimes, investigation, police corruption, gunfight, violence, white supremacy, hate crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, colorado, boston, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 13K
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: buddy movie, talky, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police officer, police, violence, chase, gunfight, police investigation, buddy, undercover, crimes, car chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, new jersey, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: suspense, funny, humorous, buddy movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, investigation, vengeance, amusement park, chase, car chase, revenge, violence, death, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, police investigation, murder, crimes, organized crime, gang war, partners, law enforcement, buddy cop, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, hong kong, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspense, serious, sexy, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, vigilantism, vengeance, police, gangsters, fighting crime, adventure, drug dealing, partners, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, hong kong, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, suspense, intense, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, mafia, police, revenge, fight, chase, gangsters, police officer, hitman, police investigation, gang ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, police corruption, undercover cop, undercover, investigation, partners, working undercover, criminal heroes, partners against crime, conspiracy, crimes, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 77K
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, suspense, intense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, murder, gunfight, corruption, police investigation, crimes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, drug lord, revenge, violence, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 9K
Samurai Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Japanese organized crime imbeds itself within LA, the police turn to one man to take down the deadly Yakuza — Joe Marshall, aka "The Samurai." With his fearless swagger and rock hard jaw, The Samurai tears a two-fisted hole through ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, katana, womanizer, police detective, female criminal, gangsters, exploitation, psychopath, gang, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%