Movies like Martial Law 1990

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Martial Law (1990)
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Martial Law (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An undercover cop teams up with a martial-arts expert to stop a gang of drug smugglers and car thieves.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, police, lapd, fistfight, crimes, gang, partners, crime, graphic violence, working undercover, urban, fighting crime, chases and races, law enforcement, rivalry, rescue, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, profanity, showdown, martial law, fight, car, motorcycle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, martial arts, gunfight and fistfight mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Martial Law: Mission of Justice (1992), New York Cop (1993), Special ID (2013), The Tracker (2001), Armed Response (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Martial Law II: Undercover (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sean and Billie are undercover cops and martial arts masters. Investigating the death of a cop, they uncover a deadly ring of murder and corruption at a glitzy nightclub where the rich are entertained by seductive women and protected by martial arts ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, nightclub, murder, police corruption, police detective, fistfight, showdown, fighting crime, police investigation, investigation, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, martial arts, crime, crimes, rivalry, deadly, injustice, working undercover, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
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New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, crime, betrayal, partners, gory, police detective, friends, graphic violence, gang ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, gang, rivalry, undercover, sniper, law enforcer killer, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, martial arts, gangsters, fistfight, gunfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, crimes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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Armed Response (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car accident, murder, yakuza, bartender, shotgun, chases and races, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, on the run, rivalry, society, gangsters, chases and races, gang, dishonesty, law enforcement, drug dealing, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 590
Firepower (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the year 2007, crime has risen at an exponential rate. Once highly populated metropolises such as Los Angeles are no longer inhabitable. These cities have transformed into "Hell Zones," ruled by violent street gangs. The Hell Zone, ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, nightclub, gang, katana sword, katana, good versus evil, heroes, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: future, near future, 2000s, year 2006
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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American Dragons (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, hitman, police detective, culture clash, track down, disorder, graphic violence, deadly, profanity, rivalry, danger, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, seoul, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
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Double Impact (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, twins, fight, murder, brother brother relationship, blood, tough heroes, revenge, deadly, siblings relations, instructor, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, 1990s, 80s
Place: hong kong, los angeles, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Rage and Honor II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kris and Preston team up once again to take on powerful gangster Buntao. But Buntao has problems of his own, dealing with Dazo, another gangster who is on a steady rise to power...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, fistfight, fight, heroic bloodshed, kung fu master, dishonesty, adventure, crimes, escapades, chase, rebellion ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, hitman, undercover, tough law enforcer, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.8
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Ambushed (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, tough law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, working undercover, special agents, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sister Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, missing person, rivalry, undercover, tough heroes, hitman, working undercover, school, addiction, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, special agents, chase, police, prostitute, murder, party, pimp, hitman, crimes, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
L.A.P.D.: To Protect and to Serve (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: LA's finest have crossed the line between Cop and Criminal...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, fighting crime, crime, gang, undercover, crimes, heist, police investigation, dishonesty, partners, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
China O'Brien (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: China O'brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is now struggling against the clutches of organized crime. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, urban, homecoming, interracial relations, innocence lost, graphic violence, parents and children, murder, city life, vengeance, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, tough heroes, master criminal, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Against the Law (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trigger-happy outlaw goes on the run and a burned out, disillusioned cop gives chase. They end up head-to-head in a Los Angeles shoot out.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police officer, master criminal, rivalry, journalism, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, deadly, crime, lone wolves, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, partners, investigation, working undercover, partners against crime, criminal heroes, deadly, police corruption, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Honor and Glory (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: FBI agent Tracy Pride is on a mission to capture businessman Jason Slade, who is involved in extortion and murder. Teaming up with her is her sister Joyce, a news reporter; Dragon, Tracy's partner in Hong Kong, and Jake, a bodyguard who worked ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, law enforcement, working undercover, siblings relations, tough heroes, special agents, dishonesty, rivalry, journalism, chases and races, espionage, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, partners, danger, undercover, dishonesty, tough cop, serial murder, swat team, death of son, revenge, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 8.0
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, warrior, organized crime, gangsters, undercover, hand to hand combat, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Force of One (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, police investigation, undercover, vigilante, murder mystery, karate, police, showdown, urban setting, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners, partners against crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Martial Outlaw (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, maverick cop, two man army, police shootout, karate, crime, rivalry, siblings relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, kgb, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%