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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
 6.1
 19K
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 differences, both men excel at martial arts, and utilize their formidable skills when they go up against Yoshida, a vicious yakuza drug dealer with ties to Kenner's past.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, sexy, unusual plot structure, humorous, bloody, entertaining, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, gang, crimes, organized crime, one man army, buddy cop, machismo, rescue, redemption, samurai, interracial relations, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, violence, sword fight, violent, gangsters, vengeance, culture clash, lone hero, dark hero, tough law enforcer, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, japan, usa, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, rough and exciting films with plots about crimes, violence, gunfight, heroes, murder, gun and fistfight mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Showdown in Little Tokyo: Black Rain (1989), Bad Boys (1995), The Corruptor (1999), American Yakuza (1993), Marked for Death (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, exciting, neo noir, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, yakuza, gangsters, culture clash, police, gang war, police investigation, fish out of water, gunfight, chase, crimes, motorcycle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, osaka japan, asia, los angeles ...
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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, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: drug lord, two man army, partners against crime, black cop, murder, police investigation, adventure, police corruption, crimes, gangsters, buddy cop, friendship between men ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, north america
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100%
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The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, police investigation, murder, crimes, organized crime, gang war, partners, law enforcement, buddy cop, police, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, hong kong, san francisco, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, yakuza, gangsters, murder, showdown, undercover agent, martial arts, heroes, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, aikido, murder, lone hero, vengeance, family, vigilante, violence, brutality, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
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100%
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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: sexy, neo noir, psychotronic, stylized, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, frame up, police investigation, fight, violence, death, brutality, car chase, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), heroin addict ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
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100%
 5.8
 73K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: suspense, intense, melancholic, slasher, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, gang, murder, crimes, police investigation, hostage, car, violence, tough cop, rivalry, car chase, resistance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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100%
 6.2
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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, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, police corruption, justice, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, violent, murder, machismo, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, hong kong, chicago illinois, usa ...
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50%
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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: funny, entertaining, humorous, exciting, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police, drug lord, gunfight, gangsters, chase, african american, foul language, friendship between men, partners against crime, violent, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, puerto rico ...
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100%
Direct Action (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Frank Gannon, a veteran cop, is being hunted by his fellow police officers after they learned he has betrayed the brotherhood and exposed to the feds wide scale corruption of the LAPD. He has one day left to prove his case and survive.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, partners, rivalry, fighting the system, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace, uncover truth, workplace situations, crimes, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
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45%
 5.6
 24K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, slasher, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, torture, crime fighter, organized crime, mafia, murder, gangsters, crimes, yakuza ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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44%
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: suspense, tense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, aikido, police investigation, murder, justice, conspiracy, buddy cop, violence, brutality, hitman, crimes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 17K
Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, ninja, gangsters, vietnam war, one against many, rescue, heroic mission, samurai, righting the wronged, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
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44%
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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: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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American Dragons (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Murders in Seoul, Korea and in America pair two cops from each of the countries together to solve the crimes. The investigation leads to a gang war between the Mafia and the Yakuza, but one that may not be of either of their making. A shadowy ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, yakuza, police officer, graphic violence, disorder, hitman, police detective, partners, track down, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, crimes ...
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42%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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42%
 6.1
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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, buddy movie, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, buddy cop, culture clash, gunfight, police brutality, drug dealer, police officer, police, stereotypes, revenge, life philosophy, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: ussr, chicago illinois, usa, russia, california ...
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41%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, inter cultural, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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41%
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The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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41%
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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: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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40%
 6.0
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Once a Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: As a crime wave sweeps through Hong Kong, the police call Jessica Yang (Yeoh), a rising star in the ranks, to help stop a notorious gang of thieves! What Jessica doesn't realize is that her boyfriend - recently discharged from the force - is ...
Style: satirical, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, new jersey
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40%
 6.4
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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, intense, buddy movie, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, reluctant partners, crimes, prison, prisoner, police, buddies, buddy cop, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 4K
The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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40%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
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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: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, mafia, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: humorous, intense, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, police, gangsters, undercover cop, police detective, drug lord, undercover, heroes, farce, fight, buddy cop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, tokyo, thailand, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, exciting, funny, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, maverick cop, buddy cop, murder, car chase, undercover, smuggling, damsel in distress, fish out of water, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 41K
Double Impact (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, twins, murder, brother brother relationship, bully, tough heroes, revenge, fight, instructor, siblings relations, gang, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991
Place: hong kong, los angeles, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 257K
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, suspenseful, buddy movie, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police, reluctant partners, gunfight, chase, crimes, police investigation, adventure, police officer, christmas, female nudity, buddy cop, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: exciting, intense, brutal, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, revenge, corruption, hitman, mercenary, tough law enforcer, vengeance, organized crime, conspiracy, murder, police corruption, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, future, 80s, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%