Movies like The Protector 1985

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The Protector (1985)
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The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities suspect that Laura's father is involved with Mr. Ko, a Hong Kong drug kingpin, so the NYC police commissioner sends the two cops to Hong Kong to investigate.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending, neo noir, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, gang, kidnapping, rescue, chase, crimes, undercover, master criminal, rivalry, drug dealing, working undercover, law enforcement, fighting crime, city life, police investigation, partners, against the odds, buddies, track down, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, mafia, horse ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, hong kong, china, usa, asia, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and serious films with plots about gangsters, tough guy, showdown, chase, machine gun, crimes and gunfight mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Protector: Exit Wounds (2001), Skin Trade (2014), Police Story 2 (1988), New Police Story (2004), Police Story 3: Supercop (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, aikido, crimes, master criminal, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slavery, sex slave, martial arts, gangsters, human trafficking, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, master criminal, rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, usa, asia, cambodia ...
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Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, undercover, police investigation, fight, police officer, gang, police detective, police station, kung fu, partners against crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, los angeles, asia, california ...
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New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, revenge, rivalry, police, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
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Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, intense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, gangsters, drug lord, undercover, heroes, kung fu, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, undercover cop, farce ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
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Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: light, humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, kung fu, murder, drug lord, crimes, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, car chase, police protagonist, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
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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
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Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: forest, one man army, master warrior, chase, heroes, gangsters, hitman, murder, kidnapping, martial arts, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
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61%
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Gen-X Cops (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four young officers of the Hong Kong Police are joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law… Their first assignment is to eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, chase, hitman, gangsters, assassination attempt, woman in danger, martial arts, murder, assassin, witness, police, chinese army ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, crimes, fighting the system, on the run, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
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59%
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Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, rivalry, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, tough heroes, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
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Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
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Audience: boys' night, teens
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Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In order to release his kidnapped sister, sports car mechanic Jackie Chan has to beat a super-criminal street racer.
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Audience: teens, boys' night
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Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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58%
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
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58%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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57%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
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56%
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Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, gangsters, prison, murder, organized crime, vigilante, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, paris france, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
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Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at ...
Style: buddy movie, humorous, exciting, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, odd couple, gang, forgery, vacation, bribery, good versus evil, secret service, culture clash, power struggle, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, china, los angeles, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
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Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prostitute, gangsters, chase, undercover, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, against the odds, working undercover, police corruption, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, crimes, aikido, family, against the odds, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.6
 19K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, lone hero, crimes, gangsters, rescue, police, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
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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 ⇓
53%
 6.9
 3K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, bail bondsman, organized crime, vengeance, partners against crime, track down, heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%