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, drug cartel, kidnapping, teenage boy, ex cop, drug bust, mother son relationship, fireworks, drug ring

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about kidnapping, crimes, murder, abduction, hostage, violence and danger mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Partners in Action: Seven Hours to Judgment (1988), Kidnap (2017), Federal Protection (2002), Pursuit (2022), Rocky Handsome (2016). 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: threat to kill, computer, street gang, abduction, kidnapping, judge, husband wife relationship, coma, attempted murder, bound and gagged, strait jacket
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95%
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Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, social decay, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, rivalry, crimes, hidden identity, fish out of water, cons and scams, criminal heroes, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arkansas, chicago illinois
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69%
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Pursuit (2022)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Detective Breslin crosses paths with Calloway, a ruthless hacker desperate to find his wife, who has been kidnapped by a drug cartel. When Calloway escapes police custody, Breslin joins forces with a no-nonsense female cop to reclaim his prisoner. ...
Plot: kidnapped wife, kidnapped, kidnapping, manhunt, hacker, rescue, police officer, drug cartel, shot through a wall, shot through a door
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rocky Handsome (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two bruised hearts, 8-year-old Naomi and Kabir find solace in each other. They are both lonely and nursing psychological scars and mysterious tragedy. Naomi’s mother is a drug addict-peddler and Kabir loses the only person he loves. The talkative ...
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, hitman, child, child abduction, vengeance, police, abduction, drugs, investigation, friendship, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
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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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, uncover truth, strong violent content, legal, legal investigation, partners, unlikely partners, redemption, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: female police detective, nypd, female vigilante, police officer, murder investigation, police detective, drug deal, who done it, murder mystery, police investigation, violence, partners ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
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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: police shootout, female bodybuilder, kidnapping, skyscraper, ex-cop, police officer, gangsters, hostage, criminal gang, police detective, elevator, elevator shaft
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60%
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Night of the Sicario (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Taylor is forced to hide the young daughter of a Colombian woman in witness protection who will be testifying against a powerful drug cartel in Federal Court, as ruthless sicarios aim to hunt them down.
Plot: drug cartel, woman in danger, gunfight, corruption, storm, threat, elderly, airplane, rain, death of father, evacuation, protection ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Crooked Somebody (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An attention-seeking psychic is kidnapped and tries to use the situation to boost his popularity.
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: kidnapping, fame, psychic, kidnapped, lie, pretense, murderer, con artists, escapades, clairvoyant, con trick, abduction
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55%
Trial by Jury (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal investigation, who done it, legal action, mob boss, organized crime, murder, gangsters, law enforcement, legal, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beast of Burden (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: drug cartel, smuggling, hitman, race against time, police, rescue, crimes, chase, track down, hostage, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, the grandson of the founder of the Heineken brewery, and his driver. They were released after a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders was paid.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, criminal heroes, abduction, heist, group of friends, captivity, gangsters, betrayal, greed, family, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: holland, amsterdam, paris france, california
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53%
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Taken Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her daughter is kidnapped in Belize and held hostage to be used for human organ trafficking, Kate Johnson goes on a crusade to infiltrate the cartel and rescue her.
Style: captivating, suspense, entertaining
Plot: kidnapped woman, kidnapping, working undercover, female detective, undercover agent, investigation, child abduction, whodunit, police detective, fighting crime, abduction, search and rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Savages (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.
Style: twists and turns, rough, tense, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, rescue, marijuana, kidnapping, drug cartel, mob boss, friendship, ex military, woman in danger, drug lord, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: southern california, california, usa, mexico, tijuana mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, friends, prison life, vengeance, missing person, cons and scams, love triangle, graphic violence, sexual content, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Sicario (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the first American-born drug lord in Mexico, this tale of power, money, greed and betrayal amongst rival members of the drug cartels finds American gangster Erik Vasquez scheming to become the top dog in the Mexican ...
Plot: dea, cocaine, betrayal, informant, death of protagonist, pregnancy, immunity, smuggling, drug dealer, torture, tv news, warehouse ...
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Reprisal (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, suspense, tense, serious
Plot: bank manager, bank robbery, kidnapping, criminal's revenge, crime investigation, bank robber, abduction, hostage, surveillance, heist, bank, neighbor
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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: revenge, drug cartel, dominatrix, kidnapping, undercover cop, heroin, maverick cop, vendetta, female nudity, injection, drug lord, brother sister relationship ...
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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.
Style: neo noir
Plot: ransom, child abduction, psychopath, murder, death, kidnapping, police, violence, corrupt cop, chase, exploitation, manhunt
Place: new york
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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: female objectification, murder, evil wins, rape, stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, lesbian, rape victim, female nudity, abduction, female full frontal nudity, tied to a bed ...
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45%
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, serious, exciting, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, hostage, desert, female assassin, special agents, daring rescue, espionage, confined, adventure, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s
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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: kidnapping, terrorist, obstacle, son, father, assassin
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: gang, drug dealing, racism, dishonesty, crimes, unlikely partners, urban ghetto life, gang violence, society, immigrants, serial killer, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Open Fire (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A stomach churning potpourri of explosions, gunfire and army trucks ramming through grass and twig huts. The needle in a haystack plot seems to involve our protagonist rescuing his family from some South American drug cartel, or something. At one ...
Plot: drug cartel, father daughter relationship, kung fu master, eagle, kidnapping, martial arts, senator, ex husband ex wife relationship, child in peril
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Darc (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To bring down a global human trafficking ring, an Interpol agent recruits the help of a brutal criminal with inside knowledge of the yakuza.
Style: serious, intense, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, yakuza, justice, vengeance, human trafficking, interpol, tough heroes, fight scenes, brutality, life philosophy, hostage, death of mother ...
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: hostage, ransom, daughter, ex cop, congressman, murder, hotel, kidnapping, psycho killer, vietnam veteran, hostage situation, bound and gagged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
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Crash Landing (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a hostage situation arises on-board a private plane with the daughter of a billionaire on-board. Major John Masters (Sabato Jr.) teams up with Captain Williams (Michael Paré) to stop the terrorist and land the plane.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, hostage, terrorist, airplane, kidnapping, martial arts, hijacker, one man army, confined, heroic mission, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
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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: ice cream, pedophile, false accusation, pedophilia, kidnapping, child molester, police, pregnant woman, latin
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Amber Alert: Terror on the Highway (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man kidnaps two girls in Oregon triggering the Amber Alert system throughout many surrounding states.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, missing child, investigation, disturbed individual, teenage girl, police investigation, police officer, anguish, kidnapped girl, policewoman, adolescent girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%