Movies like Partners in Action

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Partners in Action (2002)
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Partners in Action (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Drama about a former police officer who's framed for murder and a young boy who attempts to help him clear his name.
Plot: abduction, kidnapping, teenage boy, ex cop, drug bust, fireworks, drug ring, mother son relationship

Most similar movies to Partners in Action

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about kidnapping, murder, crimes, abduction, crime, rivalry and deadly mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Partners in Action: Seven Hours to Judgment (1988), Federal Protection (2002), Abduction (1975), The Last Hour (1991), Jesse (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seven Hours to Judgment (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A distraught husband kidnaps the judge who freed his wife's killers on insufficient evidence. He gives him seven hours to find evidence that will put them away, or he'll kill his wife.
Plot: strait jacket, abduction, coma, attempted murder, judge, street gang, kidnapping, computer, bound and gagged, husband wife relationship
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95%
Federal Protection (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: "Chop Chop" Frankie Carbone has made a career out of stealing cars for the mob in Chicago. An attempted assassination by a mob boss goes badly and Frankie retaliates, only to wind up in the hands of the Feds. Frankie agrees to testify ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: social decay, disorder, assassination attempt, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, crime, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangsters, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Abduction (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The daughter of wealthy businessman is taken hostage by a gang of radical black revolutionaries. While she fears for her life at first, she gradually starts to become sympathetic to her kidnappers' cause, and begins to consider herself to be ...
Plot: bound and gagged, kidnapping, panties, rape, female nudity, lesbian, panties pulled down, abduction, stockholm syndrome, tied to a bed, rape victim
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Last Hour (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A former cop's ex-wife marries a stockbroker, who it turns out has cheated the Mafia out of a large sum of money. They kidnap the wife to force the husband to pay the money back. The ex-cop has to rescue her.
Plot: skyscraper, kidnapping, female bodybuilder, police shootout, ex-cop, elevator, gangster, police detective, hostage, criminal gang, elevator shaft
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Jesse (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nassau County, New York Police detective Jesse turns vigilante as she investigates her brother's murder and enters into a world of crime, corruption, and shocking deception.
Plot: corruption, vigilantism, drug deal, police detective, police officer, murder investigation
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Breaking Point (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Breaking Point" is a dramatic tale of corruption and self-realization, in which one man has to overcome a deep seeded conspiracy and his own lingering past in order to gain the redemption he desires.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, legal, unlikely partners, uncover truth, crime, legal investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, who done it, legal investigation, legal action, crime, organized crime, mob boss, society, law enforcement, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
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55%
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Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, all Ray wants is to get back with Lacy, but she's in a stable relationship now with Elliott, a pacifist, and wants nothing to do with him. When she's kidnapped by Ray's former associates, he and Elliott must team ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, love triangle, danger, friends, confined, daring rescue, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Reprisal (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jacob, a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James, to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel, the ...
Style: intense, tense, suspense, serious
Plot: bank manager, kidnapping, crime investigation, bank robber, bank robbery, abduction, criminal's revenge, hostage, surveillance, heist, bank
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Acts of Violence (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery, a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the ...
Style: disturbing, tense, exciting, intense
Plot: human trafficking, abduction, police, brother brother relationship, murder, criminal, vigilantism, post traumatic stress disorder, kidnapping, stripper, ex soldier, bound and gagged ...
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53%
Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man kidnaps two girls in Oregon triggering the Amber Alert system throughout many surrounding states.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, missing child, female police officer, police, kidnapped girl, fright, disturbed individual, talking while driving, car driving, fear, rage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Night of the Juggler (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An ex New York cop is desperate to find his kidnapped daughter.
Plot: ransom, death, violence, murder, exploitation, police, manhunt, psychopath, kidnapping, neo noir, chase
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Crime of Crimes (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Latino family new to Los Angeles find itself in trouble when the husband is arrested for a murder he didn't commit. His pregnant wife winds up in the hospital, and his little daughter is kidnapped by a child molester.
Plot: child molester, pedophile, pedophilia, pregnant, kidnapping, false accusation, police
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51%
Children of Wax (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of a violent gang war, the police commissioner must find who is killing young children before the next innocent victim dies.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: urban ghetto life, unlikely partners, city life, immigrants, crimes, serial killer, urban, social differences, society, dishonesty, deadly, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Abduction of Zack Butterfield (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A beautiful but disturbed young woman returns to the US after combat as a American mercenary in Iraq and abducts a 14 year old New York boy, holding him prisoner in her isolated country home as a bizarre relationship develops.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: female psychopath, teenage boy, kidnapping, guitar playing, sex with a minor, teenage sexuality, sheriff, obsession, isolation, fall in love, search and rescue, stockholm syndrome ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A California congressman's wife and daughter are abducted and held hostage in a historic hotel and Logan McQueen (Reynolds) is rushed to the scene to assist his former partner, Charlie Duffy (Durning), who has been taken captive trying to ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, bound and gagged, daughter, hotel, murder, ransom, congressman, vietnam war veteran, ex cop, explosive
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49%
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Lowball (1996)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Two undercover police officer investigating a heroin ring find their covers blown.
Plot: vendetta, drug lord, injection, revenge, female nudity, maverick cop, chloroform, drug ring, brother sister relationship, undercover cop, kidnapping, tied to a chair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Dusting Cliff 7 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this action adventure, a former hit woman comes out of retirement to rescue her daughter from kidnappers. The child's abductors demand that the ex-killer retrieve a highly classified document. They give the woman 24 hours to succeed. If she ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, desert, crimes, confined, adventure, special agents, escapades, crime, hostages, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Coming Out Alive (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A woman hires a contract-killer when her ex-husband kidnaps her son.
Plot: terrorist, kidnapping, father, son, assassin, handicap
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Road Killers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a young boy is almost runover by a maniac on a highway, a re-encounter and confrontation by the boy's father with the driver sets off conflicts with a carful of maniacs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, psychopath, woman in danger, gang, missing person, deadly, crime, hostages, danger, family in danger, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bastard (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The nine-year-old Nikolas has been missing for days. The criminal psychologist Claudia Meinert notices contradictions in her conversation with the parents of the missing child. In particular Nikolas' mother appears to be hiding something. When ...
Plot: swimming pool, kidnapping, suicide, female nudity, shower, adoption, mysterious past, child in peril, coming of age, teenage boy, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, single mother, track down, rescue, danger, determination, car chase, child in peril, strong female lead, little boy, perseverance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was abducted after finishing cheerleading practice in a San Diego suburb. When the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned home of family friend James DiMaggio later ...
Plot: true crime, abduction, murder, death, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, fbi agent, survivor, tied feet, cheerleader
Place: san diego california, idaho, california
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39%
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L.A. Bounty (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mayor candidate Mike Rhodes is kidnapped in his own home outside of Los Angeles by unknown, masked terrorists. His wife Kelly barely survives the attempted murder on her, and is able to identify one of the kidnappers. She's placed on the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, warehouse, dishonesty, leadership, deadly, law enforcement, confined, crime, drug dealing, psychopath, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Hollywood Confidential (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former LA cop runs a top-flight private detective agency that caters to spoiled Hollywood types.
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: ex cop, private investigator
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Incident at Deception Ridge (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a double-crossing husband runs off with his wife's ransom money, her kidnappers come after him and the missing money. He leads them on a treacherous journey through the wilderness.
Plot: kidnapping, bound and gagged, bus, blindfold, blindness, asthma
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Code Name: Diamond Head (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A failed Quinn Martin pilot for a series starring a Hawaii-based government counter intelligence agency run by the indomitable Aunt Mary. In this, his only adventure, Diamond Head has to prevent the evil Tree from stealing a deadly nerve toxin gas ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: fistfight, boat chase, attempted murder, hanging, gambling, disguise, kidnapping, spy
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Held for Ransom (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kidnapped, blindfolded, transported in the trunk of a car, this is a true story of a Christian woman who experienced the peace and grace through her abduction that only Christ can give.
Style: christian film
Plot: kidnapped woman, abduction, banker, faith, prayer, radio, kidnapper, christian, held captive, blindfold, phone booth, criminal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Night of the Following Day (1969)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two kidnappers snatch a girl off the streets and imprison her in a remote beach house.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, chase, cafe, murder, airport, danger, race against time, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, disorder ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Extortion (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines, Puerto Rico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A doctor desperately tries to save his wife and their 5 year old son after their vacation in the Bahamas takes an unexpected turn.
Plot: extortion, kidnapping, ransom, jet ski, fish, family vacation
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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