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
Die Hard
Action, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Nighthawks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out intense, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about mentor, brutality, violence, murder, dialogue, chase and vengeance mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nighthawks: Shoot to Kill (1988), The Enforcer (1976), Sharky's Machine (1981), The Gauntlet (1977), Black Rain (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 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, disturbing, realistic ...
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:   88%
    User:   100%
 
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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:   87%
    User:   85%
 
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:   85%
    User:   86%
 
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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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
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, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   73%
 
 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, serious, rough, 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:   78%
    User:   77%
 
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, serious, rough ...
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:   77%
    User:   64%
 
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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, near future, year 1979
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   81%
 
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, serious, rough, 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:   73%
    User:   66%
 
 5.7
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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:   73%
    User:   85%
 
 5.7
 57K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   54%
 
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:   65%
    User:   62%
 
 7.2
 268K
The Equalizer
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloƫ Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: suspense, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, violence, corruption, hitman, vengeance, assassin, gory, revenge, crime, surveillance, russian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   65%
 
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 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: serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   73%
 
 6.0
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Above the Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, police investigation, torture, cia, vengeance, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, tough law enforcer, hitman, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   57%
 
 6.9
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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:   63%
    User:   56%
 
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, exciting, realistic, 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:   62%
    User:   72%
 
 6.6
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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:   61%
    User:   51%
 
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The Last Stand
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, car chase, hostage, fbi, chase, violence, tough law enforcer, revenge, violent, weapons, gunfight, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, california, mexico, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   63%
 
 5.9
 63K
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, serious, rough, 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, switzerland, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
Year of the Dragon
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In New York, racist Capt. Stanley White becomes obsessed with destroying a Chinese-American drug ring run by Joey Tai, an up-and-coming young gangster as ambitious as he is ruthless. While pursuing an unauthorized investigation, White grows ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, violence, organized crime, mafia, gangster, police corruption, vigilantism, hitman, lone wolves, strong sexual content, violent ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, vietnam, asia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
 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, suspenseful, realistic, 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:   55%
    User:   56%
 
 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, serious, rough, 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:   55%
    User:   45%
 
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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, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, crime, chase, heist, race against time, car chase, murder, hijacking, save the day, urban, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   61%
 
 6.8
 100K
Street Kings
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, violence, vigilantism, police investigation, neo noir, redemption, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
 7.2
 153K
Desperado
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, sexy, serious, rough, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, revenge, hitman, gory, brutality, gangsters, chase, violence, gunfight, vigilante, dark hero, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   43%
 
 7.2
 49K
Magnum Force
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, crime, vigilante, police investigation, investigation, police, violence, chase, justice, motorcycle, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
 6.3
 7K
Rapid Fire
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police corruption, crime, betrayal, vengeance, murder, kung fu, police investigation, chase, violence, car chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, hong kong, tokyo, beijing china, bangkok thailand ...
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System:   49%
    User:   40%
 

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No Mercy
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, neo-noir, crime, vengeance, revenge, investigation, murder, brutality, gangsters, death, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, san francisco, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   40%
 
Code of Silence
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, police, gangsters, gunfight, martial arts, rescue, car chase, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   48%
 
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