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Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
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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, suspenseful, buddy comedy, cult film, buddy movie, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, crimes, partners, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, chases and races, law enforcement, organized crime, one man army, heroes, machismo, samurai sword, redemption, vengeance, gangsters, culture clash, drug dealing, life is a bitch, track down ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
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 gunfight, crimes, violence, gun, heroes, chase and murder mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Showdown in Little Tokyo: Black Rain (1989), Bad Boys (1995), American Yakuza (1993), Action Jackson (1988), The Corruptor (1999). 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, serious, exciting, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, yakuza, gunfight, crime, crimes, track down, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
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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%
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, tough heroes, hitman, working undercover, police corruption, moral dilemma, adoption, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 10K
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, car chase, frame up, nightclub, heroes, assassination, bar fight, framed for murder, megalomaniac, maverick cop, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, chinatown, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 67K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
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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, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, male female relationship, gang war ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, beijing china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, crimes, crime, family, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, west indies, caribbean, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: 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%
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, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police detective, rivalry, partners, tough law enforcer, fighting the system, workplace situations, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 15K
Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, gangsters, vengeance, heroic mission, martial arts, buddies, obsessive quest, crimes, deadly, adventure, righting the wronged, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
31%
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: yakuza, rivalry, hitman, police detective, disorder, profanity, police investigation, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, culture clash, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seoul, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, martial arts, gangsters, danger, car chase, death in the family, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
28%
 6.2
 4K
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, hostage, heroes, chase, heist, crime, crimes, police investigation, gang, reluctant partners, hostages, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
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 6.9
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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 ⇓
28%
 5.4
 3K
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: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, working undercover, crimes, gang, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
27%
 5.7
 21K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, mafia, murder, anti heroes, anti hero, heroes, superhero, crimes, crime, police officer, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Russian Specialist (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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 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 ⇓
27%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, violence spree, chases and races, mob boss, gangster, corruption, mob hit, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Born to Raise Hell (2010)
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: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, special agents, gangsters, law enforcement, loss of partner, chases and races, danger, revenge, brutality, tough heroes, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 45K
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, drug cartel, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fbi, texas ranger, vengeance, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer, gang, lone wolves, fighting crime, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 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 ⇓
26%