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The Presidio (1988)
 5.9
 18K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force them to work together again. That Austin is now dating Caldwell's daughter is not helping the relationship at all.
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, buddy movie, suspense, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, investigation, military base, crimes, strong sexual content, mystery, love and romance, fall in love, law enforcement, strong violent content, military life, partners, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, army investigation, uncover truth, competition, court case, military service, chase, father daughter relationship, car chase, conspiracy, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, new jersey

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Most similar movies to The Presidio

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, exciting and rough films with plots about murder, vengeance, revenge, crimes, chase, law enforcement and mentor mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Presidio: Rising Sun (1993), The Dead Pool (1988), Just Cause (1995), Striking Distance (1993), The General's Daughter (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 45K
Rising Sun (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
Style: serious, suspense, intense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, fish out of water, police, crimes, mystery, partners, corruption, society, surveillance, senator, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, los angeles, usa, tokyo, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 45K
The Dead Pool (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: serious, suspense, neo noir, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police, reporter, prison, mafia, crimes, police investigation, against the rules, law enforcement, justice, murder, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 27K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: rough, tense, twists and turns, psychological, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, prison, psychopath, electric chair, police brutality, death row, mystery, crimes, fighting the system, police detective, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, everglades, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, tough law enforcer, rescue, car chase, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s, year 1991, year 1993
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, military life, fighting the system, father daughter relationship, politics, mystery, military, reluctant partners, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, tough heroes, loss of partner, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 31K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: secret service, conspiracy, politics, white house, investigation, murder, crimes, love affair, state affairs, dishonesty, president, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 54K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, fish out of water, police investigation, partners, police, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, track down, yakuza, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 45K
The Enforcer (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, militant, ransom, inspector, crimes, police investigation, law enforcer killer, sexism, loss of partner, rookie, police detective, demotion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 44K
Sudden Impact (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: serious, tense, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, chase, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, female killer, against the rules, police detective, law enforcement, justice, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, las vegas, pacific ocean, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 61K
Magnum Force (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, machismo, loss of friend, robbery, police investigation, investigation, notoriety, police detective, civil rights, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 32K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone hero, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, aikido, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 19K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, martial arts, murder, investigation, undercover, surveillance, serial killer, partners against crime, prisoner, master criminal, track down, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 5K
McQ (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
Style: serious, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police corruption, fighting crime, uncover truth, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, investigation, car chase, heist, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, seattle, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, gunfight, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, drug dealer, buddy cop, gas station, betrayal, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 68K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, burglary, organized crime, police investigation, street racing, against the rules, gunfight, chase, witness protection, political corruption, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 254K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: humorous, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police investigation, gunfight, police, chase, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 12K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, justice, vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, gangsters, death of brother, brother brother relationship, complex characters, one against many ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.0
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, gang war, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, neo noir, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, undercover, vigilantism, police, vengeance, fighting crime, adventure, drug dealing, partners, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 153K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, crimes, tough law enforcer, psychopath, police, against the rules, ransom, police brutality, police detective, investigation, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 77K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, law enforcement, tough cop, police officer killed, buddy cop, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 333K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: investigation, ex military, loner, sniper, lone wolves, murder, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, drifter, frame up, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 34K
Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, investigation, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, showdown, mastermind, rivalry, track down, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, washington d.c., indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, aikido, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, police corruption, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 6K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, life is a bitch, vigilantism, partners, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 34K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, law enforcement, working undercover, tough heroes, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 22K
Maximum Risk (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with the FBI and Russian mafia. Not just muscles with a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, heroes, vengeance, gangsters, russian mafia, twins, hidden identity, switching roles, undercover, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, murder of wife, mafia, strong violent content, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1999 ...
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crimes, on the run, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%