Movies like Nighthawks

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Nighthawks (1981)
 6.4
 14K
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, rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspense, intense, twist ending, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, undercover, crime, hostages, master criminal, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, crimes, undercover cop, danger, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, buddies, crumbling marriage, track down, partners, violence, police, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles, london, 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 police investigation, crimes, crime, violence, murder, chase and law enforcement mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Nighthawks: Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987), Cobra (1986), Ticker (2001), Bullet to the Head (2012), Black Rain (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, bomb, terrorist, terrorism, one man army, vengeance, chase, hostages, special agents, tough heroes, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 58K
Cobra (1986)
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: gang, murder, tough heroes, serial killer, rivalry, tough law enforcer, mannequin, resistance, prosecution, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.6
 6K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, hostages, crime, master criminal, one man army, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, unlikely partners, vigilantism, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes, partners, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain (1989)
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, culture clash, yakuza, police investigation, crime, gang war, fish out of water, gang, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mayor, train, police officer, one day, hijacking, crime, passenger, ransom, negotiation, tunnel, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 8K
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, good versus evil, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, semi serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: friendship, murder, buddies, partners against crime, crime, reluctant partners, police corruption, working undercover, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 2.7
 417
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventurer, murder, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, revenge, police, scam, white slavery, martial arts, transvestism, robbery, police investigation, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 64K
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, revenge, corruption, crime, police brutality, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
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: murder, neo noir, undercover, police, crime, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, neo-noir, war, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, chase, murder, car chase, crime, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, car chase, murder, crime, police investigation, undercover, sniper, loss of friend, vengeance, tough law enforcer, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 85K
Tango & Cash (1989)
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, prisoner, crime, police detective, buddies, reluctant partners, war on drugs, frame up, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 3K
Dead Bang (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, chase, master criminal, investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, police investigation, special agents, tough law enforcer, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 292K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, bus, danger, rescue, unlikely partners, save the day, hijacking, terrorism, highway, law enforcement, collision ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 23K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, negotiation, chase, car chase, police, jewel thief, police investigation, hostages, bank, master criminal, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 70K
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, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, chase, cat, silencer, cia, sniper rifle, rescue, hidden camera, mexican standoff, competition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: caribbean, usa, detroit, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, murder, escape, investigation, crime, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 100K
Miami Vice (2006)
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, police investigation, mole, crime, drug lord, buddies, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, dangerous attraction, working undercover, crimes, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, havana cuba, usa, florida, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel (1990)
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, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, neo noir, murder, policewoman, police investigation, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, female protagonist, female police officer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 82K
The Warriors (1979)
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, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gang war, chase, vengeance, street gang, disc jockey, girl gang, survival, murder, warrior, gang member, urban ...
Time: year 1979, near future, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police officer, police investigation, psychopath, crime, vengeance, police detective, murderous pair, dead woman, partners against crime, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 14K
Blue Thunder (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, murder, helicopter, crimes, danger, mayor, security camera, vietnam veteran, vietnam war, deadly, terrorism, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 15K
Doberman (1997)
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: heist, crime, robbery, criminal heroes, gangsters, police corruption, burglar, bank robber, bank, gang, master criminal, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 15K
Kiss of Death (1995)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, gangsters, murder, master criminal, vengeance, hoodlum, heist, partners against crime, unlikely partners, redemption, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 285
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plastic surgery, blood, machine gun, fbi, timebomb, dual role, tattoo, gunfight, fistfight, helicopter, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Against the Law (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A trigger-happy outlaw goes on the run and a burned out, disillusioned cop gives chase. They end up head-to-head in a Los Angeles shoot out.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, folk hero, lone wolves, master criminal, partners against crime, serial killer, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, track down, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 10K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, wilderness, chase, fbi, hiking, moose, police, mountain, bear, serial killer, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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