Movies like Nails 1992

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Nails (1992)
 5.1
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Nails (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a wild Los Angeles police detective becomes a hostage of the heroin ring he and his partner have exposed.
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, cult film
Plot: tough cop, ex wife, sex, martial arts, gangsters, karate, police, con artists, violence, heroes, tough guy, warrior, male female relationship, drugs, gun, drug dealing, corruption, search, anti hero, chase, gunfight, knife, organized crime, duel, car chase ...

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Most similar movies to Nails

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, cult film, realistic and rough films with plots about violence, pistol, gunfight, gun, tough guy, fistfight and brawl mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Nails: One Man Force (1989), Out for Justice (1991), First Action Hero (1994), Dead Aim (1987), Code of Silence (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Man Force (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this action packed film, an L.A. cop speeds off to get revenge upon the dirty drug-dealing dogs who killed his partner
Style: cult film
Plot: street shootout, chase, strangulation, beating, tough guy, revolver, one against many, blood, maverick cop, semiautomatic pistol, fistfight, fight ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
First Action Hero (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A maverick cop takes on the seedy criminal underbelly of Miami singlehanded.
Style: cult film
Plot: gun, maverick cop, ambush, explosion, wrestling, hitman, tough cop, mask, police officer kicked, police officer shot, m 16, police shootout ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.1
 156
Dead Aim (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ed Marinaro is Malcolm "Mace" Douglas, a street-tough detective who's out for justice-no matter what the cost. While investigating the mysterious suicidal heroin overdoses of four beautiful exotic dancers, Mace puts together the ...
Style: cult film, suspense
Plot: semiautomatic pistol, anti hero, lingerie, suicide, train, blood splatter, shoulder holster, gunfight, revenge, sex scene, african american, poetic justice ...
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
 9K
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 ⇓
53%
The Big Racket (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.
Style: cult film
Plot: revenge, fight, suicide, gunfight, racketeer, beretta, crooked lawyer, gang rape, male friendship, heist gone wrong, secret police, heroes ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.2
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Memorial Day (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An embittered satellite expert gets the opportunity for revenge against the USA by aiding terrorists in a plan to destroy the country's military base.
Plot: revenge, hand to hand combat, beretta, kung fu, fistfight, one against many, semiautomatic pistol, knife, justice, blood spatter, hostile takeover, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.5
 329
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 370
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 ⇓
47%
The Black Cobra 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Philippines
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Chicago cop Robert Malone (Fred Williamson) finds himself in The Philippines, ostensibly to learn the techniques of Interpol. Before he exits the Manila airport, his wallet is stolen by a pickpocket. Malone endures a testy relationship with his new ...
Style: microfilm
Plot: lieutenant, police shootout, beretta, desert eagle, police officer knocked unconscious, police officer shot, police officer stabbed, black hero, police, hostage, heroes, m 16 ...
Place: the philippines, chicago illinois, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 735
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, martial arts, teenage life, police detective, gang, gangsters, against the odds, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, hostages, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 422
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, behind enemy lines, one against many, gunfight, terrorist, chases and races, crimes, danger, starting over, assassination, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
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Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, martial arts, deadly, crimes, tough heroes, vengeance, heroes, chases and races, law enforcement, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.4
 606
Back in Action (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: green beret, bandit, buddy cop, street shootout, lawyer, betrayal, anti hero, jewish american, crime boss, gangster, swat team, card game ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 29K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, against the odds, intrigue, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Hero and the Terror (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, pregnancy, haunted by the past, psychopath, police investigation, moon, wannabe, track down, prison, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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 5.8
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, police, violence, brutality, redemption, pregnancy, kidnapping, heroin, coma ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 591
Steele Justice (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, vietnam veteran, crimes, pets, best friends, rivalry, against the odds, alcohol abuse, vengeance, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Shaft's Big Score! (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: John Shaft is back as the lady-loved black detective cop on the search for the murderer of a client.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, private detective, helicopter, cemetery, gangsters, gang, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, harlem, new york, africa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 99
To the Death (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Rick Quinn decides to retire from the ring, but his main adversary, Denard, wants him to fight again and murders Quinn's wife. Quinn suspects Denard, but can't do anything. Three month later, Quinn is jailed after a ...
Plot: kickboxer, kickboxing, martial arts, fight, revenge, martial arts training, sexploitation, hand to hand combat, bare breasts, karate chop, kung fu classic, foot chase ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, crimes, crime, family, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, west indies, jamaica, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: serious, rough, suspense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
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Redemption (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A disgraced cop goes to work for the mob, and must choose between good and evil when he goes up against his former friends on the force.
Style: exciting, suspense, serious, captivating, tense
Plot: tough cop, tough guy, martial arts, drug dealing, warrior, heroes, showdown, brutality, police brutality, gunfight, gangsters, policewoman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chuck Norris vs. the Karate Cop (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.
Plot: martial arts, chinese american, revenge plot, taekwondo, criminal gang, police officer, cigar smoking, hit on the head, violence, gangster, murder, revenge ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Perfect Weapon (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jeff, a young delinquent, is enrolled by his father in a kenpo school, in the hopes of teaching the boy some self-discipline. Years later, Jeff's mentor, Kim, is being threatened by one of the Korean mafia families. Jeff tries to help his old ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, one man army, investigation, vigilantism, martial arts, murder, martial artist, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, friendship, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.9
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, murder, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, danger, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%