Movies like Red Heat

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Red Heat (1988)
 6.1
 71K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, buddy movie, exciting, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns, feel good, entertaining, melancholic, harsh ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, buddy cop, culture clash, gunfight, police brutality, drug dealer, police officer, police, stereotypes, revenge, life philosophy, partners, brutality, gangsters, violent, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, drug cartel, violence, murder, car chase, vengeance, buddy, russian mafia ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, twentieth century
Place: ussr, chicago illinois, usa, russia, los angeles, california, moscow russia ...

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Most similar movies to Red Heat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, entertaining and humorous films with plots about culture clash, police, chase, runaway, lone hero, gunfight and crimes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Red Heat: Black Rain (1989), Rush Hour (1998), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Running Scared (1986), Kindergarten Cop (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 55K
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, exciting, neo noir, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, yakuza, gangsters, culture clash, police, gang war, police investigation, fish out of water, gunfight, chase, crimes, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, osaka japan, asia, los angeles ...
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100%
 7.0
 265K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, funny, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, reluctant partners, kung fu, two man army, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, fbi, kidnapping, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, hong kong, california, china, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, suspense, entertaining, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, police officer, police investigation, investigation, arms smuggling, heist, partners, partners against crime, friends, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 13K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: buddy movie, talky, humorous, witty, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police officer, police, violence, chase, gunfight, police investigation, buddy, undercover, crimes, car chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, new jersey, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kindergarten Cop (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Hard-edged cop John Kimble gets more than he bargained for when he goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher to get the goods on a brutal drug lord while at the same time protecting the man's young son. Pitted against a class of boisterous ...
Style: light, humorous, funny, sincere, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, teens
Plot: fish out of water, mischievous children, teacher, kindergarten, small town, children, police investigation, bullying, working undercover, chase, police, undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1990, 90s
Place: california, oregon, plymouth, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, aikido, police investigation, murder, justice, conspiracy, buddy cop, violence, brutality, hitman, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 175K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: buddy movie, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, crimes, embassy, home invasion, adventure, lone hero, maverick cop, police officer, buddy, nudity (full frontal - brief), kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, south africa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 6K
Brannigan (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jim Brannigan is sent to London to bring back an American mobster who is being held for extradition but when he arrives he has been kidnapped which was set up by his lawyer. Brannigan in his American Irish way brings American law to the people of ...
Style: twists and turns, entertaining, intense, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chase, culture clash, buddy cop, crimes, police investigation, motorcycle, assassin, hitman, gunfight, murder, police ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, chicago illinois, scotland, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Loose Cannons (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mac, the two fisted savy cop finds that he's being saddled with a new partner, a known burn out, to work with him on a new and difficult case. The new partner is, Ellis, an amazing detective, one who puts Sherlock Holmes to shame with his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, buddy cop, farce, track down, disorder, crimes, investigation, gang, odd couple, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, usa, washington d.c., europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: exciting, suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: justice, vigilantism, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, complex characters, murder, mafia, gangsters, death of brother, brother brother relationship, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, kentucky, san francisco, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 17K
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coogan (Clint Eastwood) an Arizona deputy sheriff goes to New York to pick up a prisoner. While escorting the prisoner to the airport he escapes and Coogan heads into the City to recapture him.
Style: light, exciting, sexy, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, crimes, chase, police, gunfight, runaway, escape, track down, redhead, law enforcement, disorder, violence ...
Time: 70s, 60s
Place: arizona, new york, california, san francisco, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: buddy movie, humorous, suspense, buddy comedy, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, biker, buddy, drug dealer, gangsters, gunfight, motorcycle, gas station, bar fight, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 105K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, intense, buddy movie, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, crimes, prison, prisoner, police, buddies, buddy cop, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: suspense, buddy movie, intense, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: stripper, private detective, murder, corruption, football, assassin, buddy, american football, justice, investigation, redemption, bribery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 257K
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, suspenseful, buddy movie, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police, reluctant partners, gunfight, chase, crimes, police investigation, adventure, police officer, christmas, female nudity, buddy cop, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 78K
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, buddy movie, funny, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, prison, tough cop, police investigation, crimes, revenge, police officer killed, partners against crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, partner, tough guy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 249K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: funny, entertaining, humorous, exciting, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, drug lord, gunfight, gangsters, chase, african american, foul language, friendship between men, partners against crime, violent, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 163K
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from ...
Style: exciting, humorous, buddy movie, suspense, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, buddy cop, martial arts, adventure, police investigation, crimes, brutality, car chase, gangsters, violence, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, hong kong, usa, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, maverick cop, buddy cop, murder, car chase, undercover, smuggling, damsel in distress, fish out of water, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 172K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, funny, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: women, policewoman, fbi, misfit partners, friendship, police investigation, partners against crime, sarcasm, special agents, partners, police, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, gang, crimes, one man army, organized crime, buddy cop, machismo, rescue, redemption, samurai, interracial relations ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.8
 263K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: drug lord, two man army, partners against crime, black cop, murder, police investigation, adventure, police corruption, crimes, gangsters, buddy cop, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: suspense, funny, humorous, buddy movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, investigation, vengeance, amusement park, chase, car chase, revenge, violence, death, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, california, los angeles, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.1
 30K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, murder, frame up, media, mexican standoff, journalism, partners, buddies, protagonist as suspect, crimes, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, police investigation, murder, crimes, organized crime, gang war, partners, law enforcement, buddy cop, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, hong kong, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 77K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, suspense, intense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, murder, gunfight, corruption, police investigation, crimes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, drug lord, revenge, violence, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
National Security (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.
Style: funny, humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: life philosophy, chase, stereotypes, brutality, redemption, partners, heroes, buddy cop, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Collision Course (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, hitman, culture clash, murder, chase, friends, disorder, martial arts, cons and scams, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.5
 63K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, melancholic, buddy comedy, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, chase, justice, crimes, police, partners against crime, fish out of water, buddy cop, police shootout, mentor, redemption, police operation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.5
 86K
Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: road movie, funny, talky, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: road trip, chase, on the road, bounty hunter, organized crime, police surveillance, train, hitman, crimes, mafia, bail bondsman, embezzlement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, las vegas, los angeles, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%