Movies like Nighthawks

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Nighthawks
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, exciting, rough, serious, tense, realistic, suspense, intense, twist ending, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption, weapons, mentor, master criminal, assassin, police corruption, brutality, assassination, lone hero, runaway, violent, tough law enforcer, conspiracy, assassins ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california, manhattan new york city, paris france
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
104 min.
 7.7
The Warriors
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
92 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Nighthawks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, intense and exciting films with plots about dialogue, mentor, violence, chase, brutality, vengeance and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nighthawks: Cobra (1986), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987), The Warriors (1979), Black Rain (1989), Assassins (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.7
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Cobra
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, motorcycle, violence, car chase, hostage, tough law enforcer, slasher, lone hero, gunfight, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty. But also an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, chase, terrorism, revenge, violence, bounty hunter, motorcycle, brutality, hostages, one man army, murder, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, train, undercover cop, heist, hostage, visceral, murder, gangster, hostages, mayor, hijacking, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   85%
 
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 7.7
 82K
The Warriors
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, chase, crime, vengeance, survival, gang, murder, violence, brutality, revenge, gangster, friendship ...
Time: future, 80s, year 1979, near future
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   91%
    User:   100%
 
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, culture clash, chase, organized crime, violence, mafia, gangster, police, motorcycle, neo noir, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, usa, new york ...
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System:   86%
    User:   99%
 
 6.3
 70K
Assassins
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, assassin, rivalry, gunfight, surveillance, revenge, violence, assassins, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, seattle washington ...
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System:   86%
    User:   92%
 
Bullet to the Head
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, assassin, violence, assassination, kidnapping, betrayal, police corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   100%
 
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 6.8
 10K
Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, adventure, kidnapping, murder, wilderness, fbi, serial killer, investigation, survival, violence, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   81%
 
Sharky's Machine
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, prostitution, revenge, police, vengeance, gangsters, jazz, police corruption, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   96%
 
 6.8
 36K
The Enforcer
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, crime, kidnapping, police investigation, chase, violence, gunfight, revenge, murder, tough law enforcer, police, vigilante ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   65%
 
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, betrayal, police investigation, vengeance, drugs, neo noir, undercover cop, corruption, stylish, drug dealing, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   78%
    User:   80%
 
 6.4
 18K
The Gauntlet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, motorcycle, police corruption, organized crime, crime, betrayal, desert, hitman, gangsters, police, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, san francisco, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   64%
 
 6.4
 85K
Tango & Cash
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, crime, chase, police, car chase, buddies, undercover cop, prison escape, gunfight, violence, reluctant partners, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   65%
 
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 6.0
 100K
Miami Vice
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Paraguay, Uruguay
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, undercover cop, violence, buddies, partners against crime, stylish, dialogue, police investigation, tough law enforcer, drug deal, dangerous attraction, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, havana cuba, florida, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   74%
 
The Assignment
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, terrorism, car chase, spy, hitman, violence, revenge, politics, spies, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, paris france, berlin germany, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   64%
 
 5.9
 15K
Kiss of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, heist, murder, redemption, gangster, mafia, revenge, violence, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   58%
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, secret service, car chase, vengeance, murder, violence, chase, revenge, stylish, tough law enforcer, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   68%
 
 6.6
 15K
Doberman
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers. After a complex and brutal bank robbery, they are being hunted by the Paris police. The hunt is led by the sadistic cop Christini, who ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, gangsters, police corruption, violence, chase, robbery, gangster, criminal heroes, violent, stylish, french ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   76%
 
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, crime, chase, heist, race against time, car chase, murder, hijacking, urban, save the day, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   53%
 
 5.9
 64K
Shaft
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, violence, revenge, corruption, police corruption, police investigation, chase, vengeance, car chase, kick-butt women, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, obsession, crime, murder, police, psychopath, chase, violence, investigation, neo noir, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   74%
 
The Replacement Killers
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, revenge, vengeance, gangsters, crime, chase, assassin, organized crime, redemption, betrayal, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   62%
 
 6.1
 41K
A Man Apart
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
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Out for Justice
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, rough, serious, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, police investigation, chase, murder, vengeance, car chase, violence, mafia, organized crime, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   64%
 
 6.6
 36K
Sudden Impact
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, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crime, serial killer, chase, vengeance, small town, police investigation, police corruption, vigilante, rape, revenge, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   57%
 
 5.6
 25K
12 Rounds
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, car chase, family, revenge, fbi, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, chase, mind game, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
 6.6
 140K
Demolition Man
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, police, violence, utopia, car chase, martial arts, murder, surveillance, good versus evil, gunfight, culture clash, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
 7.2
 14K
Police Story 2
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: stylized, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, vengeance, kung fu, fight scenes, investigation, violence, gunfight, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, california, usa, tokyo ...
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System:   50%
    User:   60%
 

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 7.2
 132K
Point Break
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surfing, bank robbery, undercover cop, undercover, chase, car chase, special agents, violence, gunfight, working undercover, surfer, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, hawaii, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   57%
 
Welcome to the Punch
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, chase, police, british, murder, robbery, redemption, master criminal, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   47%
 
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