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, abduction, crimes, murder, rivalry, bound and gagged and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Partners in Action: Seven Hours to Judgment (1988), Federal Protection (2002), Abduction (1975), The Last Hour (1991), Breaking Point (2009). 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, attempted murder, coma, judge, husband wife relationship, bound and gagged, computer, kidnapping, street gang, abduction
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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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, touching, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity, hitman, social decay, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arkansas
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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: kidnapping, bound and gagged, abduction, panties pulled down, rape, female nudity, lesbian, stockholm syndrome, rape victim, tied to a bed, panties
⇓ 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, police shootout, female bodybuilder, kidnapping, ex-cop, police detective, hostage, elevator shaft, criminal gang, gangster, elevator
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, urban, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, dishonesty, partners, law enforcement, legal, legal investigation, uncover truth, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, drug deal, vigilantism, police officer, murder investigation, police detective
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, who done it, legal investigation, legal action, crime, organized crime, mob boss, law enforcement, society, idealism, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, rivalry, friends, missing person, love triangle, vengeance, danger, crimes, daring rescue, dishonesty ...
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, serious, suspense
Plot: bank manager, kidnapping, crime investigation, bank robber, criminal's revenge, hostage, abduction, bank robbery, surveillance, heist, bank
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, missing child, fear, rage, telephone call, boy, adolescent girl, adolescent boy, road, revolver, gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: tense, disturbing, intense, exciting
Plot: human trafficking, abduction, police, brother brother relationship, murder, criminal, vigilantism, kidnapping, post traumatic stress disorder, tape over mouth, ex soldier, finance ...
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52%
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, exploitation, violence, police, murder, psychopath, neo noir, kidnapping, chase, manhunt
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: pedophile, pedophilia, child molester, 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: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: immigrants, crimes, city life, racism, gang, serial killer, dishonesty, deadly, social differences, urban, society, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ 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: ex cop, congressman, vietnam war veteran, daughter, hostage, bound and gagged, kidnapping, ransom, murder, hotel, explosive
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49%
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: suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful
Plot: female psychopath, teenage boy, kidnapping, teenage sexuality, sex with a minor, guitar playing, sheriff, stockholm syndrome, obsession, isolation, search and rescue, fall in love ...
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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, chloroform, brother sister relationship, undercover cop, female nudity, revenge, drug ring, bound and gagged, dominatrix, kidnapping, heroin, tied to a chair ...
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49%
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, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, desert, crime, confined, escapades, deadly, rivalry, espionage, adventure, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, single mother, track down, abduction, danger, rescue, little boy, determination, female protagonist, strong female lead, child in peril, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, handicap, assassin
⇓ 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, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, kidnapping, psychopath, gang, woman in danger, missing person, hostages, deadly, rescue, danger, family in danger, crimes ...
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: mysterious past, suicide, swimming pool, kidnapping, teenage boy, coming of age, child in peril, shower, female nudity, adoption, mother son relationship
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43%
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, criminal heroes, crimes, heist, group of friends, gangsters, abduction, betrayal, greed, family, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: holland, amsterdam, paris france, california
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41%
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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, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, death, murder, abduction, fbi agent, survivor, tied feet, cheerleader
Place: san diego california, california, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Plot: kidnapping, bounty hunter, warehouse, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, heroes, confined, chases and races, leadership, dishonesty, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ⇓
37%
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%
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.
Style: rough, suspense, exciting, tense, psychological
Plot: maximum security prison, prison, violence, interrogation, murder, revenge, fight, prisoner, prison guard, torture chamber, police shootout, drugs ...
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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, kidnapping, gambling, disguise, boat chase, hanging, spy, attempted murder
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: blindfold, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, kidnapped woman, phone booth, kidnapping, criminal, christian, held captive, abduction, banker, kidnapper, ransom demand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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