Movies like Running Scared 1986

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Running Scared (1986)
 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: humorous, witty, talky, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, surprise ending, neo noir, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, friendship, police detective, gunfight, police officer, vacation, taxi, buddy cop, state trooper, crimes, airport, violence, adventure, friends, graphic violence, drug dealing, working undercover, law enforcement, partners, buddies, 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 exciting, humorous, realistic and entertaining films with plots about chase, gun, violence, brutality, police, revenge and crimes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Running Scared: Red Heat (1988), Hollywood Homicide (2003), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Bad Boys II (2003), Bad Boys for Life (2020). 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: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, culture clash, police brutality, drug dealer, police, revenge, partners, stereotypes, gunfight, drug cartel, police detective, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, 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, hollywood, murder, chase, hip hop, crimes, reluctant partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, odd couple, gunfight, rap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, maverick cop, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 247K
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: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: buddy cop, drug lord, friendship between men, two man army, african american, swat team, fbi, police investigation, gunfight, drug dealing, partners, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, police partner, police officer, investigation, sarcasm, midlife crisis, police chase, friendship between men, rescue, race against time, retirement ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: north america, usa, miami, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.6
 254K
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, gunfight, police, chase, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, heroes, rescue, police chase, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 7.2
 173K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, police detective, lapd, sarcasm, maverick cop, showdown, mixed martial arts, embassy, home invasion, crimes, oldtimer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 34K
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, law enforcement, working undercover, tough heroes, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 11K
Action Jackson (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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
Plot: chase, martial arts, heroes, assassination, nightclub, frame up, framed for murder, showdown, drug addiction, gunfight, maverick cop, organized crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.5
 88K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: robbery, rescue, police, police officer, money laundering, thief, undercover cop, wedding, friends, financial problem, disorder, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.1
 20K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.8
 38K
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, drug lord, police, buddies, criminal heroes, working undercover, friendship, crimes, hidden identity, undercover cop, betrayal, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: arizona, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 104K
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, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prisoner, prison, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty, organized crime, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: amusement park, gunfight, investigation, frame up, rescue, forgery, undercover, roller coaster, dirty cop, secret service, buddy cop, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.8
 259K
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, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, drug lord, black cop, partners against crime, working undercover, police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, buddies, crimes, impersonating, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 32K
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
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Stuber (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits an Uber driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they encounter the city's ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: police officer, taxi driver, investigation, father daughter relationship, murder, vulgarity, drug lord, buddy cop, lapd, driver, partners, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.7
 209K
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: undercover, bank robbery, corruption, heist, cia, foe turned friend, working undercover, organized crime, betrayal, investigation, hidden identity, undercover agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
 77K
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: convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, law enforcement, tough cop, police officer killed, buddy cop, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 35K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 13K
Bait (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, rivalry, crime gone awry, nothing goes right, going straight, bait, law enforcement, betrayal, prison, swat team, ex convict, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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50%
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 6.9
 11K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, betrayal, drug traffic, organized crime, racial slur, drug addiction, working undercover, investigation ...
Time: 90s, year 1972, year 1992, 70s
Place: los angeles, cleveland ohio, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 170K
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, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, special agents, fbi, policewoman, friendship, women, sarcasm, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, police, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 161K
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, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, police brutality, forgery, maverick cop, buddy cop, mixed martial arts, lapd, showdown, house fire, sarcasm, police investigation, blacks and whites ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 35K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 112K
Ride Along (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: two man army, escapades, partners, law enforcement, police officer, police, disorder, gunfight, car chase, violence, wedding preparations and rituals, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, investigation, partners, working undercover, criminal heroes, partners against crime, police corruption, conspiracy, murder, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.4
 4K
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 ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, heist, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%