Movies like Running Scared 1986

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Running Scared (1986)
 6.6
 11K
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, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending, buddy movie, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, chase, car chase, friendship, gunfight, violence, vacation, bar, police officer, undercover cop, crimes, police investigation, airport, adventure, friends, drug dealing, partners, graphic violence, working undercover, retiring, law enforcement, buddies, police detective, partners against crime, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, usa, illinois, new jersey

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Most similar movies to Running Scared

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, entertaining and exciting films with plots about crimes, partners, chase, violence, police investigation, mentor and police mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Running Scared: Red Heat (1988), Bulletproof (1996), Lethal Weapon (1987), Hollywood Homicide (2003), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, police, stereotypes, gunfight, buddy cop, police detective, drug cartel, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1988
Place: usa, chicago illinois, russia, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 35K
Bulletproof (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An undercover police officer named Rock Keats befriends a drug dealer and car thief named Archie Moses in a bid to catch the villainous drug lord Frank Coltan. But the only problem is that Keats is a cop, his real name is Jack Carter, and he is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, police, drug lord, working undercover, buddies, crime, criminal heroes, friendship, hidden identity, crimes, undercover cop, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.6
 234K
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, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, chase, gunfight, crimes, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, adventure, henchman, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, witty, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hollywood, crimes, hip hop, reluctant partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, humorous, realistic, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, theme park, gunfight, violence, investigation, secret service, undercover, roller coaster, amusement park, foot chase, dirty cop, forgery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
 68K
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, profanity, police officer killed, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, absurd, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: track down, disorder, police investigation, murder, crime, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, partners, deadly, gang, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, germany, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.6
 229K
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, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, buddy cop, police investigation, car chase, gunfight, violence, fbi, racial slur, drug dealing, ku klux klan, male friendship, minefield ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 7.5
 74K
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, humorous, witty, talky, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, bounty hunter, police surveillance, crimes, crime, odd couple, chases and races, partners, race against time, organized crime, bail bondsman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, los angeles, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.2
 27K
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, protagonist as suspect, chases and races, law enforcement, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 95K
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prison, crime, crimes, buddies, prisoner, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, warden, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Underclassman (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young detective goes undercover at an elite private school to destroy an international stolen car ring.
Style: semi serious, realistic, light, captivating, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover, investigation, working undercover, undercover cop, lifestyle, police investigation, teachers and students, crimes, track down, drug dealer, police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 2K
Rent-a-Cop (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When call-girl Della gets caught in the middle of a drug bust at a hotel where she was meeting a trick, she is held hostage by a robber that busted in on the drug agents and the drug dealers. She gets rescued by vice cop Church who is accused of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, reluctant partners, fighting crime, track down, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, cons and scams, police officer, hotel, brutality, murder, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 85K
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: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, talky, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: robbery, police, thief, wedding, undercover cop, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, financial problem, police investigation, wedding preparations and rituals, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
All About the Benjamins (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bucum Jackson (Cube) is a bounty hunter with a lot of attitude and no interest in taking on a partner. Working at Martinez Bail Bonds, Jackson has unorthodox methods of tracking down low-life criminals, but they work, and one day he hopes to become ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: bounty hunter, lottery, heist, murderous pair, disorder, crimes, rivalry, buddies, undercover, juvenile delinquent, track down, bail bondsman ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 23K
Stakeout (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police, shower, ambush, stakeout, romance, crimes, police investigation, car chase, contact, partners, love and romance, silly humor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.5
 40K
Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, not serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement, working undercover, heist, unlikely criminals, goofy hero, rivalry, partners, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 17K
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, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, police officer, fight, police investigation, crimes, stalking, master criminal, partners against crime, gang, partners, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, los angeles, usa, asia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 6.0
 109K
Miami Vice (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Miami Vice is a feature film based on the 1980s action drama TV series. The film tells the story of vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs and how their personal and professional lives are dangerously getting mixed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, drug dealing, mole, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dangerous attraction, working undercover, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, havana cuba, colombia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, semi serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: prison, gunfight, motorcycle, mexican standoff, bar fight, tough cop, drug dealer, gas station, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.0
 236K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, two man army, fbi, unlikely friendships, kung fu, police investigation, martial arts, fish out of water, ransom, chase, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 30K
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, deadly, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.3
 3K
Gunmen (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drug baron Peter Loomis (Patrick Stewart) has his $400 million dollar drug fortune stolen in South America. Loomis sends Armor O'Malley (Denis Leary), a ruthless killer to find his money. Cole Parker (Mario Van Peebles), a DEA Agent is on a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, adventure, master criminal, rivalry, gangsters, undercover, buddies, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, latin america, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, partners, investigation, working undercover, deadly, criminal heroes, partners against crime, police corruption, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 3K
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, murder, hitman, drug dealing, undercover, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 2K
Fuzz (1972)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, survival, blackmail, law enforcement, undercover, crime, heist, buddies, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 31K
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: feel good, funny, humorous, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: german shepherd, police dog, dog, police investigation, friends, partners, crimes, buddies, justice, police operation, odd couple, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 17K
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, hostage, undercover, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, master criminal, danger, working undercover, fighting crime, hostages, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 194K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, cia, undercover, corruption, bank robbery, foe turned friend, working undercover, organized crime, betrayal, investigation, money, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 160K
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, realistic, semi serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, profanity, police detective, lapd, embassy, crimes, graphic violence, robbery, nudity (full frontal - brief), blacks and whites, oldtimer, seaport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%