Movies like Nighthawks

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Nighthawks (1981)
 6.4
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Nighthawks (1981)
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, realistic, rough, serious, suspense, intense, harsh, tense, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, danger, master criminal, hostages, working undercover, fighting crime, police investigation, heroes, partners, track down, chases and races, law enforcement, buddies, deadly, crumbling marriage, rivalry, race against time, undercover cop, violence, police ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles, california

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Most similar movies to Nighthawks

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, gun, gunfight, police investigation, murder and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nighthawks: Cobra (1986), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), The Corruptor (1999), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986), Death Toll (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, anti hero, anti heroes, secret service, murder, loss of friend, undercover, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
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, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mayor, train, runaway train, negotiation, tunnel, passenger, ransom, hijacking, police officer, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, chinatown, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986)
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, bounty hunter, vengeance, one man army, chase, master criminal, undercover, against the odds, track down, tough heroes, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 2.3
 441
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, track down, police corruption, danger, law enforcement, deadly, partners, master criminal, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, save the day, master criminal, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, crimes, tough law enforcer, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, violence, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.0
 109K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, mole, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dangerous attraction, working undercover, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, geneva switzerland, havana cuba ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 25K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, master criminal, tough law enforcer, danger, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.7
 49K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, yakuza, gunfight, crime, crimes, track down, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.2
 324
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, race against time, undercover, danger, hostages, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
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, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 32K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 6K
The Shepherd (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, border patrol, police investigation, drug dealing, partners against crime, partners, police corruption, tough law enforcer, master criminal, undercover, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 9K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, death of brother, brother brother relationship, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.1
 803
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, danger, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, police officer, police, love interest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 30K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, deadly, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, undercover, partners, danger, dishonesty, serial murder, tough cop, death of son, revenge, violence, gang war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 73K
Shaft (2000)
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, gunfight, corruption, crimes, crime, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Deadly Impact (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deadly Impact follows hard-nosed cop Thomas Armstrong (Flanery) whose life was shattered when he became the helpless target of a mastermind murderer. Returning home after a much-needed break, Armstrong joins the FBI to seek revenge and help track ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, undercover, hostage, psychopath, vengeance, law enforcement, danger, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, hitman, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 8K
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, suspenseful, serious, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, loss of partner, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.3
 76K
Assassins (1995)
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, rescue, police chase, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, detroit, west indies, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 25K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hostage, police investigation, partners, danger, track down, hostages, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, betrayal, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, danger, rebelliousness, against the odds, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, working undercover, vengeance, hitman, undercover, gangsters, tough law enforcer, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 44K
A Man Apart (2003)
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Number One with a Bullet is a 1987 American police detective film directed by Jack Smight. A pair of detectives is assigned to investigate a murder, and discover a trail of corruption and criminal activity that leads right back to their own police ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, friendship, dishonesty, drug abuse, working undercover, police corruption, demotion, reluctant partners, partners, law enforcement, deadly, undercover ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 3K
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, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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 ⇓
53%