Movies and TV shows like Martial Law

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Martial Law (1998)
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Martial Law (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Martial Law is an American/Canadian crime drama that aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000, and was created by Carlton Cuse. The title character, Sammo Law, portrayed by Sammo Hung, was a Chinese law officer and martial arts expert who came to Los Angeles in search of a colleague and remains in the US. The show was a surprise hit, making Hung the only East Asian headlining a prime-time network series in the United States. At the time, Hung was not fluent in English, and he reportedly recited some of his dialogue phonetically. In many scenes, Hung did not speak at all, making Martial Law perhaps the only US television series in history that featured so little dialogue from the lead character.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police detective, partners, police, interracial friendship, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, fish out of water, tough law enforcer, society, culture clash, partners against crime, kung fu, misfit, lapd, chinaman, chinese man, gangsters, karate, friendship between men, martial artist, tough cop, mentor, ak 47 ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Martial Law

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, humorous and semi serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, police investigation, crime and police mostly in Crime, Action and Comedy genres. Some movies like Martial Law: Fastlane (2002), V.I.P. (1998), Walker, Texas Ranger (1993), Nutty Kickbox Cops (1990), My Lucky Stars (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fastlane (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, hidden identity, working undercover, police detective, crime, rivalry, master criminal, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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V.I.P. (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: V.I.P. is an American action/comedy-drama series starring Pamela Anderson. Created by J. F. Lawton, the series aired in syndication for four seasons from 1998 to 2002.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, bodyguard, working undercover, fighting crime, investigation, workplace, partners against crime, hacker, boss and employee, workplace situations, save the day, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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50%
Walker, Texas Ranger (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Walker, Texas Ranger is an American television action crime drama series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis, both starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division. The show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, partners against crime, martial arts, martial artist, district attorney, heroes, crimes, crime, law enforcement, good versus evil, police investigation, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, dallas texas
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100%
Nutty Kickbox Cops (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: King-sized martial arts hero Sammo Hung stars in this wild and wacky blend of action and comedy. Skinny (Karl Maka) and Fatty (Sammo Hung) are a pair of police detectives who soon find themselves on the outs with their boss when they accidentally ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, undercover, danger, tough law enforcer, police investigation, partners against crime, odd couple, gangsters, rivalry, daring rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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My Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two Hong-Kong cops are sent to Tokyo to catch an ex-cop who stole a large amount of money in diamonds. After one is captured by the Ninja-gang protecting the rogue cop, the other one gets his old Orphanage gang, dubbed the "Five Lucky ...
Style: rough, humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, police, mafia, gang, escapades, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, friends, police corruption, working undercover, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, hong kong
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67%
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The Job (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The Job is a single-camera television comedy drama about a New York City police officer named Mike McNeil -- who indulges in adultery, alcohol, cigarettes and prescription drug abuse—and his fellow 'bumbling detective' pals. The show, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sitcom, witty ...
Plot: partners, fighting crime, partners against crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, crime, crimes, law enforcement, police station, crime investigation, mistress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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64%
On the Other Side of the Tracks (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two mismatched cops team up to investigate the murder of a business mogul's wife.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: fish out of water, police investigation, odd couple, partners, social differences, murder, law enforcement, disorder, society, crimes, crime, misfit partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
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55%
Sledge Hammer! (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sledge Hammer! is an American satirical police sitcom produced by New World Television that ran for two seasons on ABC from 1986 to 1988. The series was created by Alan Spencer and stars David Rasche as Inspector Sledge Hammer, a preposterous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, witty, feel good, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, parody, partners against crime, police, goofy hero, crimes, fighting crime, satire, disorder, partners, reluctant partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, rough, semi serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, police detective, undercover, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, society, unlikely partners, police protagonist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, misfit partners, police detective, partners, law enforcement, coworker, workplace, verbal byplay, bonding, crimes, couples therapy, therapist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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27%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, police investigation, law enforcement, society, crimes, partners against crime, police, crime investigation, urban, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Hawaii (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hawaii is a United States television series produced and distributed by NBC Universal Television for the NBC television network. Originally titled Pearl City, this police drama was produced with the series Hawaii Five-O in mind, and debuted on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: police detective, police, partners against crime, law enforcement, partners, crimes, crime, island, policewoman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, honolulu hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Chicago Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows officers of the Chicago Police Department as they fight crime on the streets and try to expose political corruption within the city.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, corruption, tough law enforcer, female police officer, politician, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, chief of police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Tequila and Bonetti (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tequila and Bonetti is an American comedy-drama series starring Jack Scalia. The series originally aired on CBS from January 17, 1992 to April 17, 1992. It was later adapted into another series for Italian television.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police, dog, partners against crime, odd couple, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners, serial killer, rapist, boxer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Adam-12 (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Adam-12 is a television police drama that followed two police officers of the Los Angeles Police Department, Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, as they patrolled the streets of Los Angeles in their patrol unit, 1-Adam-12. Created by R. A. Cinader and Jack ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, sincere, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lapd, police, arms dealing, workplace intrigue, tough law enforcer, police investigation, crime, law enforcement, crimes, price of justice, working undercover, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Winners & Sinners (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five friends are released from prison and do their best to stay out trouble. While trying to mind their own business (and run their 5-Star Cleaning Service), they are caught up in a war between rival Triad gangs fighting for control of the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, forgery, gangsters, farce, master criminal, undercover, partners, partners against crime, crime, buddies, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, reality tv, fish out of water, reality, misfit partners, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tv show, crime, crimes, police operation, odd couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The Charismatic black nationalist leader Rev Deke O'Malley is trying to sell the people of Harlem a dream. Invest $100 in his company and live in Africa. But cops Gravedigger and Coffin know all about Deke and his fraudulent schemes that take ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, odd couple, investigation, buddies, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, racial slur ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Keen Eddie (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Keen Eddie is an American action, comedy-drama television series that aired in 2003 on the Fox Network. The series follows a brash NYPD detective who goes to London when one of his cases goes sour and remains to work with New Scotland Yard. The ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, offbeat
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, fish out of water, partners, law enforcement, police investigation, roommate, fighting crime, crime, crimes, partners against crime, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, two man army, 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 ⇓
51%
Badges of Fury (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a spate of eerie murders erupts across HK two troub/emaking cops are assigned to the case. Young maverick Wang and grizzled vet Huang who is fed up with his reckless younger partner always landing them in hot water. Reaching a dead end after ...
Style: semi serious, rough, exciting, realistic, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, serial killer, danger, law enforcement, disorder, partners, deadly, rivalry, martial arts, misfit partners, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Good Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Good Guys is an American action-comedy series about an old-school cop and a modern-day detective that premiered with a preview episode on Fox on May 19, 2010, and began airing regularly on June 7. The series stars Bradley Whitford as Dan Stark, ...
Style: humorous, not serious, captivating, light, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, forensics, police investigation, crimes, partners, odd couple, drinking problem, gunfight, parody, police station, disorder, generation gap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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My Lucky Stars 2: Twinkle Twinkle Lucky Stars (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The third installment in the Lucky Stars series, following Winners and Sinners (1983) and My Lucky Stars (1985)... The team are released from prison to play detective in order to stop a ruthless gang from ruining their reputations, taking their ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: martial arts, farce, disorder, crimes, undercover, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, nothing goes right, rivalry, down on your luck, transvestism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
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True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Elijah Kane leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, martial arts, working undercover, crimes, police investigation, heroes, tough heroes, fighting crime, law enforcement, gang, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, graphic violence, murder, police corruption, urban, police detective, tough heroes, who to trust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 9K
Project A 2 (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dragon is now transferred to be the police head of Sai Wan district, and has to contend with a gangster kingpin, anti-Manchu revolutionaries, some runaway pirates, Manchu Loyalists and a corrupt police superintendent.
Style: realistic, semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, pirate, heroes, martial arts, police corruption, kung fu, violence, corruption, police, adventurer, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 6K
Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, parents and children, crimes, partners, police investigation, family problems, rivalry, single parent, workplace, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 863
Payoff (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two very different cops are forced to work together...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, buddy cop, buddies, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, gangsters, danger, reluctant partners, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%