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: drug cartel, abduction, kidnapping, teenage boy, ex cop, fireworks, drug bust, 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, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about kidnapping, crimes, murder, abduction, police, rivalry and hostage mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Partners in Action: Seven Hours to Judgment (1988), Reprisal (2018), Kidnap (2017), Federal Protection (2002), 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, threat to kill, husband wife relationship, coma, attempted murder, abduction, computer, kidnapping, bound and gagged, judge, street gang
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95%
 4.2
 6K
Reprisal (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: bank manager, bank robbery, kidnapping, criminal's revenge, crime investigation, hostage, abduction, surveillance, bank robber, heist, bank, neighbor
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82%
 5.9
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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, danger, rescue, track down, child in peril, little boy, determination, female protagonist, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, social decay, hitman, hidden identity, dishonesty, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, rivalry, assassination attempt, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: female vigilante, nypd, police officer, vigilantism, drug deal, corruption, police detective, murder investigation, female police detective
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.8
 640
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, uncover truth, redemption, strong violent content, legal, unlikely partners, legal investigation, partners, gang leader ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 146
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: female bodybuilder, police shootout, skyscraper, kidnapping, ex-cop, police officer, gangsters, elevator, elevator shaft, criminal gang, hostage, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: abduction, bound and gagged, panties pulled down, panties, kidnapping, stockholm syndrome, rape, female nudity, lesbian, rape victim, tied to a bed
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, smuggling, hitman, race against time, police, rescue, hostage, danger, track down, crimes, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, who done it, legal investigation, crime, legal action, organized crime, mob boss, murder, gangsters, idealism, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, child, hitman, axe, camera, knife fight, chess, drugs, stabbed, gunshot, night, shopkeeper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, buddies, dishonesty, crimes, confined, rivalry, danger, gays and lesbians, daring rescue, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: congressman, murder, vietnam war veteran, hostage, kidnapping, daughter, hotel, explosive, ex cop, ransom, bound and gagged
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 121
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: bound and gagged, dominatrix, drug lord, tied to a chair, drug ring, heroin, maverick cop, brother sister relationship, revenge, undercover cop, injection, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, child abduction, corrupt cop, neo noir, kidnapping, violence, psychopath, murder, manhunt, exploitation, chase, death ...
Place: new york
⇓ 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: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, hostage, desert, female assassin, escapades, rivalry, confined, daring rescue, crimes, danger, undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, son, father, handicap, assassin, obstacle
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: gang, drug dealing, racism, urban ghetto life, dishonesty, unlikely partners, crimes, deadly, gang violence, immigrants, serial killer, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, eagle, martial arts, ex husband ex wife relationship, kidnapping, kung fu master, senator, child in peril
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, tense, suspenseful
Plot: sex with a minor, female psychopath, teenage boy, kidnapping, guitar playing, teenage sexuality, sheriff, stockholm syndrome, obsession, fall in love, search and rescue, isolation ...
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, road movie, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, woman in danger, psychopath, gang, missing person, family in danger, hostage, crimes, hostages, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, terrorism, terrorist, airplane, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, hijacker, one man army, hostages, confined, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crime of Crimes (1992)
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: kidnapping, latin, ice cream, pregnant woman, police, child molester, pregnant, false accusation, pedophile, pedophilia
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, crimes, investigation, police investigation, police officer, teenage girl, danger, disturbed individual, kidnapped girl, anguish, nervousness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
This Is a Hijack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man feels obligated to hijack the plane his boss is on after he has gambled himself into overwhelming debt.
Plot: airplane, abduction, hijacking, gambling debt, industrialist, pilot, debt, employer employee relationship, police, wealth, gambler, kidnapping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
41%
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, based on true events, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, group of friends, heist, gangsters, abduction, betrayal, greed, family, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: holland, amsterdam, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
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Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, african american, gangsters, organized crime, ex convict, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, warehouse, law enforcement, crime, confined, heroes, deadly, leadership, dishonesty, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: tense, disturbing, exciting, intense
Plot: human trafficking, abduction, police, brother brother relationship, murder, vigilantism, criminal, post traumatic stress disorder, kidnapping, tape over mouth, car accident, ex soldier ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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