Movies like Red Heat

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Red Heat (1988)
 6.1
 58K
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, buddy comedy, porno movie, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, revenge, russian mafia, police, stereotypes, drug cartel, buddy cop, soviet, life philosophy, gunfight, police investigation, crimes, misfit, drug dealing, track down, fugitives, chases and races, law enforcement, disorder, odd couple, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, soviet union, moscow russia, chicago illinois, los angeles ...

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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 law enforcement, crimes, chase, police, brutality, car chase and gunfight mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Red Heat: 48 Hrs. (1982), Lethal Weapon (1987), Another 48 Hrs. (1990), Tango & Cash (1989), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 62K
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: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, prison, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police officer killed, crime, knife ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.6
 217K
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: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, gunfight, adventure, buddy cop, police detective, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: rough, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, gas station, drug dealer, tough cop, police investigation, obsessive quest, partners, crimes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 88K
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: realistic, rough, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prisoner, police detective, crime, reluctant partners, law enforcement, buddies, master criminal, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, warden ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, violence, heist, arms smuggling, explosion, swimming pool, undercover, oil field, shooting range, armored car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 218K
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, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, ransom, fish out of water, chase, police investigation, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, verbal byplay, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, undercover, maverick cop, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, california, detroit, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: buddy comedy, semi serious, stylized, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, car chase, theme park, gunfight, violence, investigation, dirty cop, secret service, foot chase, undercover, roller coaster, amusement park ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 6.9
 204K
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: exciting, humorous, buddy comedy, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, black cop, car chase, gunfight, police corruption, foot chase, internal affairs, police investigation, heroin, witness protection, buddies, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 27K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, small town, fbi, vengeance, crime, law enforcement, against the odds, rebellion, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, deadly, terminator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, yakuza, samurai, gang, partners, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, crime, law enforcement, interracial relations, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 10K
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: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, chase, car chase, friendship, violence, christmas, bar, vacation, airport, undercover cop, police investigation, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, illinois, chicago illinois, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 45K
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, gang war, neo noir, yakuza, crime, police investigation, track down, rivalry, gang, crimes, partners against crime, superior officer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 204K
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: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: drug lord, car chase, violence, racial slur, fbi, drug dealing, exploding house, buddy cop, mexican standoff, undercover, minefield, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, cuba, usa, florida, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, partners against crime, reluctant partners, hollywood, crimes, odd couple, law enforcement, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 14K
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: stylized, rough, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, vengeance, police investigation, gang, tough law enforcer, mute or deaf, crimes, working undercover, chases and races, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, california, los angeles, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 147K
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: exciting, humorous, cynical, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police detective, lapd, buddy cop, verbal byplay, blacks and whites, law enforcement, odd couple, robbery, police investigation, master criminal, buddies, oldtimer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 65K
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, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, revenge, drug lord, violence, police brutality, corruption, crime, police investigation, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 5.9
 23K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, ransom, rescue, police investigation, obsession, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 5K
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: suspense, realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, culture clash, fish out of water, on the run, extradition, crime, gangsters, police investigation, disorder, odd couple, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard, london, scotland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 142K
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, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police brutality, lapd, house on fire, revolver, police investigation, blacks and whites, partners against crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, mafia, forgery, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, culture clash, chase, cons and scams, crimes, rivalry, martial arts, track down, gangsters, disorder, deadly, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, partners, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.0
 29K
K-9 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The extravagant cop Michael Dooley needs some help to fight a drug dealer who has tried to kill him. A "friend" gives him a dog named Jerry Lee (Officer Lewis), who has been trained to smell drugs. With his help, Dooley sets out to put his ...
Style: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dog, police dog, german shepherd, police investigation, odd couple, friends, partners, crime, buddies, tough law enforcer, police operation, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: humorous, feel good, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, heroes, investigation, danger, crimes, unlikely partners, law enforcement, chase, police, life philosophy, stereotypes, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 14K
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fish out of water, chase, culture clash, extradition, escape, crime, track down, police detective, social worker, urban, law enforcement, hippie ...
Time: 1960s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 57K
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, fish out of water, reality tv, tv show, reluctant partners, partners against crime, misfit partners, crime, police operation, odd couple, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, semi serious, realistic, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: subway, helicopter, german, police investigation, murder, undercover, amateur detective, police detective, gang, deadly, buddies, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 145K
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hockey, buddy cop, police investigation, partners, master criminal, oldtimer, buddies, african american, crimes, retiring, arms dealing, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 81K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: exciting, humorous, talky, not serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robbery, police, thief, undercover cop, wedding, law enforcement, financial problem, partners against crime, buddies, police investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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