Movies like Lethal Weapon 1987

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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 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, buddy cop, police detective, christmas, lapd, homicide detective, ex soldier, death of wife, crimes, law enforcement, partners, odd couple, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
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, suspenseful, exciting and entertaining films with plots about crimes, police, chase, violence, gunfight, murder and car chase mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Lethal Weapon: Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Rush Hour (1998), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Tango & Cash (1989), Red Heat (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, 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
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100%
 6.6
 140K
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: lapd, revolver, house on fire, 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
 142K
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, exciting, clever, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, murder, car chase, strip club, foot chase, swimming pool, country club, warehouse, maverick cop, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.0
 212K
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, chase, martial arts, kidnapping, fbi, two man army, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fish out of water, verbal byplay, ransom ...
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: serious, rough, clever, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, corruption, assassin, murder, exotic dancer, strip club, swimming pool, bomb, puppet, cynicism, bribery, senator ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 85K
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, crime, police detective, buddies, reluctant partners, war on drugs, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 57K
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, cold war, buddy cop, drug cartel, drug dealer, police brutality, culture clash, soviet, police investigation, verbal byplay, fugitives, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, chicago illinois, ussr, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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 ⇓
100%
 6.8
 198K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, 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, semi serious, stylized, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, car chase, gunfight, police corruption, hangar, strip club, black cop, internal affairs, explosion, mexican standoff, witness protection, foot chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 199K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, 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, minefield, undercover, mexican standoff, buddy cop, exploding house, foot chase, interrogation, 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, explosion, buddy cop, undercover, oil field, armored car, shooting range, arms smuggling ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, crime, chase, master criminal, investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, special agents, tough law enforcer, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, chase, car chase, violence, vacation, bar, christmas, airport, undercover cop, friendship, buddies, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, illinois, usa, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 191K
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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, gangsters, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, fighting crime, urban, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, partners against crime ...
Time: 40s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
27%
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, prison bus, jail cell, ambush, silencer ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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 ⇓
25%
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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: rough, serious, 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 ⇓
25%
 7.2
 132K
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, undercover, special agents, bank robbery, surfer, surfing, thief, surfboard, wave, parachute, fbi, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 302K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, airport, save the day, chase, lone hero, gunfight, airplane, danger, master criminal, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, gunfight, violence, investigation, police investigation, foot chase, security camera, roller coaster, secret service, dirty cop, undercover, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police brutality, drug dealer, police investigation, crime, heroin, traffic jam, smuggling, sniper, drug lord, mafia, french ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: marseille, usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, gas station, drug dealer, tough cop, police investigation, mexican standoff, bar fight, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, gang, chase, chases and races, theft, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, danger, mechanic, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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 ⇓
24%
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 ⇓
23%
 6.5
 85K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, chase, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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 ⇓
23%
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