Movies like The Rookie 1990

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The Rookie (1990)
 5.9
 26K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, 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 carjacking ring is almost as hotheaded as he is … and when Nick gets kidnapped, his newbie partner is his only hope.
Style: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, intense, humorous, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hostage, police investigation, partners, danger, track down, hostages, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance, murder, ransom, haunted by the past, car thief, rookie, car, cars, obsession, crimes, heist, investigation, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, exciting and rough films with plots about law enforcement, crimes, vengeance, chase, lone hero, violence and murder mostly in Crime, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Rookie: Dirty Harry (1971), To Live and Die in L.A. (1985), Metro (1997), Renegades (1989), The Gauntlet (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, tense, intense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, tough law enforcer, crimes, psychopath, police, crime, against the rules, ransom, police brutality, police detective, investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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100%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, anti heroes, secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 26K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, master criminal, danger, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, heist ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.4
 21K
The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, police corruption, bus, extradition, hitman, organized crime, on the road, corrupt official, ambush, tough cop, alcoholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 42K
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: tense, serious, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, chase, serial killer, vengeance, crime, crimes, female killer, police detective, against the rules, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 72K
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: tough cop, convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, violence, revenge, profanity ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, danger, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.7
 42K
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, crime, crimes, police investigation, fighting the system, rebellion, partners, urban, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car thief, chase, police, police investigation, heist, perfect crime, race against time, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Hero and the Terror (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, pregnancy, haunted by the past, psychopath, police investigation, prison, track down, moon, wannabe, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 28K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, violence, revenge, investigation, crimes, crime, on the run, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 18K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, master criminal, danger, working undercover, hostages, fighting crime, chase ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.2
 28K
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: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, partners, journalism, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.3
 9K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 46K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, lone hero, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crimes, crime, gangsters, murder, prostitution ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, gunfight, violence, motorcycle, mexican standoff, bar fight, tough cop, drug dealer, gas station, buddy cop, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 5K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 6.8
 12K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.6
 155K
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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, police brutality, forgery, profanity, showdown, lapd, sarcasm, buddy cop, maverick cop, house fire, revolver, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 240K
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, police, chase, gunfight, crime, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.6
 32K
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
No Man's Land (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A rookie cop goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of car thieves led by smooth and charming Ted. The rookie becomes too involved and starts to enjoy the thrill and lifestyle of the game, and becomes romanticly involved with the leaders sister.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car chase, rookie, car thief, chase, crimes, crime, police investigation, friends, introspection, nightlife, friendship, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 6K
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, disturbing, suspense, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, police corruption, rescue, police investigation, deadly, crime, danger, crimes, chases and races, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, taiwan, china, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%