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, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons, police detective, buddy cop, ex soldier, death of wife, homicide detective, lapd, crimes, law enforcement, partners, odd couple, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california

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 gunfight, violence, revenge, chase, police, murder and vengeance mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lethal Weapon: Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Rush Hour (1998), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Red Heat (1988), Bad Boys (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: lapd, police detective, buddy cop, verbal byplay, buddies, odd couple, gang, partners against crime, drug dealing, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: house on fire, revolver, lapd, police brutality, verbal byplay, buddies, police investigation, odd couple, forgery, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, hockey, verbal byplay, buddies, police investigation, odd couple, partners against crime, arms dealing, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, undercover, maverick cop, damsel in distress, smuggling, fish out of water, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, chase, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fish out of water, verbal byplay, kidnapping, ransom, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ 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, serious, clever, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, corruption, assassin, murder, exotic dancer, strip club, dysfunctional marriage, cocaine, police detective, anti hero, sniper, bribery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ 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: cold war, culture clash, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, stereotypes, russian mafia, revenge, police, life philosophy, buddy cop, drug cartel ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia ...
⇓ 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: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, black cop, car chase, gunfight, police corruption, internal affairs, foot chase, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, witness protection, verbal byplay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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: humorous, realistic, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, crime, buddies, reluctant partners, police detective, law enforcement, war on drugs, master criminal, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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, semi serious, humorous, realistic, 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 ⇓
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, realistic, humorous, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, car chase, violence, buddy cop, exploding house, interrogation, undercover, mexican standoff, minefield, foot chase, drug dealing, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, cuba, florida, usa, puerto rico
⇓ 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, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, violence, strip club, buddy cop, armored car, oil field, shooting range, undercover, arms smuggling, explosion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, chase, master criminal, investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, police investigation, special agents, tough law enforcer, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 136K
Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, bank robbery, undercover, special agents, fbi, surfer, wave, working undercover, ex athlete, track down, extreme sports, police officer killed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, rough, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, corruption, fighting crime, urban, crimes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: murder, private detective, revenge, violence, corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, black people, drug dealer, police brutality, police investigation, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, kidnapping, inspector, crime, militant, ransom, police investigation, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners, urban, damage, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, past, homicide detective, secret agent, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, hostages, danger, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, gunfight, violence, investigation, police investigation, secret service, dirty cop, undercover, amusement park, roller coaster, foot chase, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, tough cop, gas station, drug dealer, police investigation, bar fight, mexican standoff, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, vengeance, crime, gangsters, reluctant partners, undercover cop, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, 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%
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 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, suspenseful, realistic ...
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 ⇓
24%
 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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: millionaire, kidnapping, fbi, bounty, rescue, crime, ransom, reward, crime gone awry, kidnapped child, tough heroes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, talky, semi serious, witty, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, chase, car chase, violence, bar, christmas, vacation, airport, undercover cop, friendship, verbal byplay, buddies ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, tough heroes, murder, serial killer, rivalry, tough law enforcer, resistance, prosecution, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, death, chase, vengeance, fight, police, vigilantism, murder, police investigation, danger, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ 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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, survival, police station, police, gunfight, brutality, street gang, gang, convict, jail cell, blackout, silencer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, against the rules, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, ransom, urban, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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