Movies like Rush Hour

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Rush Hour (1998)
 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 sidelines, Lee and Carter form an unlikely partnership and investigate the case themselves.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, realistic, not serious, buddy movie, surprise ending, inter cultural ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, two man army, fbi, unlikely friendships, kung fu, police investigation, martial arts, ransom, fish out of water, chase, kidnapping, crimes, odd couple, partners against crime, verbal byplay, african american, police, culture clash, violence, racial slur, explosion, mob boss, bomb, police officer, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, united states, china

Most similar movies to Rush Hour

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, buddy movie and entertaining films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, gunfight, chase, mentor, gun and crimes mostly in Action, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Rush Hour: Blue Streak (1999), The Heat (2013), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989), Ride Along (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 198K
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It's vacation time for Carter as he finds himself alongside Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, buddy movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, secret service, police investigation, gang, odd couple, forgery, bribery, vacation, culture clash, fish out of water, power struggle, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, china, usa, asia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 151K
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: african american, martial arts, ambassador, french, police investigation, disorder, verbal byplay, graphic violence, loud, friends, silly humor, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, los angeles, europe, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 74K
Blue Streak (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to ...
Style: exciting, humorous, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, police station, robbery, crimes, partners, police officer, thief, escape attempt, murder, disorder, cons and scams, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, mexico, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 161K
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, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, partners against crime, sarcasm, police investigation, women, friendship, special agents, police, drug lord, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 152K
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: profanity, forgery, police brutality, lapd, revolver, house fire, police investigation, graphic violence, oldtimer, blacks and whites, friends, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.2
 102K
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: escapades, two man army, partners, law enforcement, police officer, police, disorder, gunfight, car chase, violence, wedding preparations and rituals, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 505K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, funny, not serious, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, parody, working undercover, party, partners against crime, high school life, undercover cop, police investigation, misfit partners, popularity, buddy cop, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2012, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 118K
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Chon Wang, a clumsy imperial guard trails Princess Pei Pei when she is kidnapped from the Forbidden City and transported to America. Wang follows her captors to Nevada, where he teams up with an unlikely partner, outcast outlaw Roy O'Bannon, ...
Style: light, humorous, exciting, feel good, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cowboy, rescue, adventure, princess, chinese, martial arts, old west, friends, disorder, unlikely partners, partners, odd couple ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 18th century
Place: china, nevada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.1
 64K
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 ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
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: 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 ⇓
100%
 6.9
 237K
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, exciting, buddy movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, two man army, black cop, police corruption, internal affairs, foot chase, police investigation, witness protection, buddies, partners against crime, car chase, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
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, teens, girls' night
Plot: partners, heroes, crimes, investigation, danger, unlikely partners, law enforcement, chase, police, life philosophy, stereotypes, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.7
 155K
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, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, hockey, rookie, crimes, police investigation, oldtimer, african american, retiring, friends, blacks and whites, profanity, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 341K
22 Jump Street (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, not serious, funny, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: college, undercover cop, friendship, youth, drug dealing, police investigation, teamwork, impersonating, partners against crime, partners, misfit partners, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico, new orleans, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, gold, deception, heist, violence, hung over, racial slur, police officer, henchman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, quarry
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, realistic ...
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 ⇓
100%
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, witty, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: parody, partners against crime, buddies, police, cocaine, drug dealing, police investigation, law enforcement, gunfight, master criminal, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, rough, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, one man army, car chase, explosion, lone hero, surveillance, intelligence, violence, gunfight, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Central Intelligence (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, entertaining, absurd, buddy movie ...
Audience: teens
Plot: espionage, friendship, chase, cia, high school, betrayal, spy, high school reunion, office, accountant, fight scenes, transformation ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 90s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: maryland, boston, baltimore, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 240K
The Other Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: NYPD detectives Christopher Danson (Johnson) and P.K. Highsmith (Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don't get tattoos, other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit detectives Allen Gamble ...
Style: buddy comedy, funny, humorous, cynical, absurd ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: stupidity, misfit partners, police investigation, partners against crime, parody, farce, reluctant partners, crimes, verbal byplay, odd couple, fighting crime, goofy hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, las vegas, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: rough, realistic, serious, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, machismo, ex athlete, police detective, bribery, ex law enforcer, reluctant partners, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, partners against crime, partners, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, culture clash, fish out of water, extradition, on the run, police officer, crimes, crime, police investigation, reluctant partners, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, chicago illinois, scotland yard, scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, revenge, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, hostages, rivalry, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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