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
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 realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about kidnapping, murder, crimes, crime, gangster, violence and rivalry mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Partners in Action: Lowball (1996), Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (1999), Coming Out Alive (1980), Seven Hours to Judgment (1988), Arsenal (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: maverick cop, drug lord, vendetta, chloroform, drug ring, brother sister relationship, injection, undercover cop, heroin, kidnapping, dominatrix, tied to a chair ...
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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: daughter, bound and gagged, kidnapping, hostage, murder, ransom, hotel, ex cop, congressman, vietnam war veteran, explosive
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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, handicap, assassin, son, father
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
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: coma, street gang, computer, attempted murder, abduction, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, judge, bound and gagged, strait jacket
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Arsenal (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the deadbeat brother of a businessman is assumed to be in on his own kidnapping, his sibling must take action to rescue him.
Plot: sibling relationship, kidnapping, brother brother relationship, hit in the face, violence, torture, baseball bat, baseball
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, witnessing a crime, betrayal, suburbs, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, fish out of water, crimes, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
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Redneck (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Franco Nero and Telly Savalas star in the story of a trio of jewel thieves who take it on the lamb after the heist goes very wrong. Wrecking their car they take another unaware that there is a teenager hiding in the background. As the flight becomes ...
Plot: robbery, getaway car, hillbilly, trailer home, shooting a dog, heist gone wrong, jewel thief, psychotic, on the lam, man boy relationship, gay subtext, country estate ...
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60%
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Jailbait (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Action - 17 year old Kyle comes to the big city in search of her half-sister Merci. Merci is on the run after being used to set up a murder. The police and the killers both want her. - C. Thomas Howell, Renée Humphrey, Krista Errickson
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, crime, urban, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, city life, gangsters, witnessing a crime, investigation, on the run, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
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59%
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Perseguida (1991)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Mexico
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A journalist Lorena and her friend photographer Raul decide to try to take an interview from influential politician Hermenegildo Parra. After several unsuccessful attempts they decide to break into his house and make some photos there but when they ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, newspaper, politics, printing press, female reporter, jail cell, jail, chase, pursuit, political
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58%
Acts of Violence (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime
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: abduction, human trafficking, police, murder, brother brother relationship, vigilantism, criminal, post traumatic stress disorder, kidnapping, stripper, bound and gagged, finance
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, unlikely partners, crime, urban, drugs/alcohol, legal investigation, redemption, crimes, dishonesty, legal, partners, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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53%
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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: drug deal, vigilantism, police officer, police detective, murder investigation, corruption
Time: 2010s
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53%
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The Squeeze (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An alcoholic London ex-cop becomes involved into a kidnapping drama and tries to free the daughter of a friend from a brutal gangster mob.
Plot: kidnapping, following, rescue attempt, private investigator, gang, ex husband, car chase, ransom
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When Eagles Strike (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An elite group of American soldiers are in a race against time in this action thriller from director Cirio H. Santiago. Stacy Keach stars as the general in charge of the team tasked with infiltrating a terrorist organization and saving an American ...
Plot: kidnapping, man wearing towel, explosion, hands tied behind back, bondage, torture
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Peace Killers (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Siblings Kristy and Jeffrey are buying supplies at a remote desert gas station when some members of a biker gang come cruising in. The bikers recognize Kristy, who used to be the main squeeze of the gang's leader before she ran away. The pair ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, gang, kidnapping, gory, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, adventure, gangsters, rescue, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
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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: kidnapping, skyscraper, female bodybuilder, police shootout, ex-cop, gangster, elevator, hostage, criminal gang, police detective, elevator shaft
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Dark Measures (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gritty independent film which follows the crime spree of a vicious pack of thugs. Molly's calm 9-5 life is turned upside down when the gang brutally attacks her. She survives a horrific ordeal only to find the thugs want her dead before she ...
Plot: gang, domestic violence, rape victim, blood, criminal, violence, murder, revenge, father daughter relationship, death, police, kidnapping
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chinese mafia, russian mafia, gunfight, kung fu, hand to hand combat, crime, criminal's revenge, gang, ex-lover, gangsters, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bruce's Fingers (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After malicious gangsters capture Bruce Wong's ex-girlfriend, a young martial artist attempts to rescue her along with the late master's book containing lethal techniques for killing with one's fingers.
Plot: sadism, female nudity, gangster, bound and gagged, kidnapping, karate, martial arts, rescue, evil man
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bolt (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France
Story: 21 Jump Street heartthrob Richard Grieco stars in the 1994 motorcycle movie Bolt, released on DVD as Rebel Run. A tough New Jersey biker named Bolt (Grieco) travels across the country heading west. He encounters old gang rival Billy Niles (Michael ...
Plot: native american, rivalry, gang leader, motorcycle, corrupt sheriff, biker, strip club, land grab, topless, kidnapping, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Devil's Three (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An underworld kingpin's daughter is kidnapped by his own men. So, he calls in Cleopatra Wong, a beautiful karate queen. She brings a team with her - a 300+ pound psychic and a female impersonator
Plot: kidnapping, mafia, gangster, ransom, motorcycle with a sidecar, psychic, rescue, motorcycle, female impersonator, martial arts, daughter
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
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Jimmy Zip (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An abused runaway with pyromaniac tendencies teams up with a metal sculptor. Together they blow away the art world and a local crime boss.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, grunge
Plot: friendship, coming of age, hollywood, best friends, urban, buddies, gang, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, drug dealing, self discovery, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 1.9
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13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, protagonist as suspect, crime, death row, wrongfully committed, chases and races, confined, dishonesty, partners, criminal heroes, buddies, fugitives ...
Time: contemporary
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41%
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Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Bobby goes back to the mob connected streets. When forced to make a life altering decision the truth is revealed that he was too blind to see.
Style: serious, bleak, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, urban, gang, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, master criminal, betrayal, starting over, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, neo noir, kidnapping, psychopath, police, death, murder, violence
Place: new york
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40%
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Gringo (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An American businessman with a stake in a pharmaceutical company that's about to go public finds his life is thrown into turmoil by an incident in Mexico.
Plot: kidnapping, drug cartel, undercover agent, shot in the head, interracial friendship, american abroad, cheating wife, new identity, sex standing up, refugee camp, walking a dog, basketball game ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Dillinger and Capone (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1934, J. Edgar Hoover and the boys made headlines for mowing down John Dillinger in a hail of bullets outside Chicago's Biograph theater. But in fact, according to this Jon Purdy gangster thriller, the Feds iced Dillinger's brother. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: bank robbery, criminal heroes, crime, hotel, criminal's revenge, folk hero, gangsters, master criminal, special agents, crime gone awry, fighting crime, manhunt ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
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Crime Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A special agent assigned to protect a wealthy business magnate. However, when the businessman is kidnapped in a daring ambush, he teams up with a seasoned detective to crack the case. But soon he discovers the case isn't that simple.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, police investigation, crime, police corruption, master criminal, car chase, hostage, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, rescue, track down ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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
Plot: gang, immigrants, urban, unlikely partners, chaos and mayhem, racism, crimes, society, serial killer, drug dealing, social differences, urban ghetto life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Silk (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Silk, the toughest cop in Honolulu, busts small time smugglers only to reveal a larger syndicate smuggling Asian mobsters into the States by buying the identities of Hawaiian citizens.
Plot: police station, hitman, smuggling, police officer, policewoman, pizza, investigation, gangster, corruption, drugs, female nudity, female protagonist ...
Place: honolulu hawaii, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%