Movies like Striking Distance

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Striking Distance (1993)
 5.8
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Striking Distance
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense, twist ending, entertaining, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, chase, murder, car chase, boat, police corruption, investigation, police, murder mystery, lake or river, tough law enforcer, crime, revenge, vengeance, lone hero, hitman, psychopath, corruption, mentor, brutality, chases and races, crimes, runaway, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, san francisco, philadelphia, los angeles, new jersey
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The Negotiator
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Germany, USA
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 7.3
Bullitt
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
USA
114 min.
 7.5
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about mentor, vengeance, dialogue, crimes, runaway, catastrophe and chase mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Striking Distance: The Dead Pool (1988), Switchback (1997), Just Cause (1995), Fire with Fire (2012), Cleaner (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Dead Pool
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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Switchback
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns, missing person, crime, chase, treasure hunt, police investigation, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
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Just Cause
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
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    User:   100%
 
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Fire with Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, crime, vengeance, vigilante, car chase, chases and races, revenge, crimes, assassination, danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans
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Cleaner
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
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Time: 90s
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Blink
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
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    User:   57%
 
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Mortal Thoughts
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
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    User:   81%
 
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, germany, europe
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System:   68%
    User:   62%
 
 6.4
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Blood Work
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, investigation, police, kidnapping, special agents, murder mystery, chase, gunfight ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   67%
 
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   63%
 
 6.0
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Metro
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
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    User:   73%
 
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Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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    User:   54%
 
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The Negotiator
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, conspiracy, corruption, police corruption, murder, crime, revenge, gunfight, assassination, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
 6.1
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Mercury Rising
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, assassin, fbi, conspiracy, secret service, assassination, bank robbery, internet, special agents, murder, political corruption, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, south dakota, bangkok thailand
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System:   61%
    User:   58%
 
Extreme Measures
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, murder, conspiracy, death, homeless, doctors, uncover truth, secrets, doctors and patients, chase, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   47%
 
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The Watcher
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, psychiatrist, chase, fbi, obsession, crime, death, murder mystery, special agents, mentor ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois
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System:   59%
    User:   62%
 
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Blue Steel
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, obsession, crime, murder, police, psychopath, chase, violence, investigation, neo noir, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   68%
 
 6.6
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Kiss the Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   57%
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Nighthawks
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, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
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System:   56%
    User:   50%
 
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Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, adventure, kidnapping, murder, wilderness, fbi, serial killer, investigation, survival, violence, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
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System:   52%
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Above the Law
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, police investigation, torture, cia, vengeance, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, tough law enforcer, hitman, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, california ...
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System:   52%
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, crime, chase, heist, race against time, car chase, murder, hijacking, urban, save the day, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
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The Corruptor
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, police investigation, betrayal, chase, violence, culture clash, corruption, mafia, car chase, gang war, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco
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System:   51%
    User:   41%
 
 5.7
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Next of Kin
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, vigilantism, gangsters, revenge, mafia, justice, tough law enforcer, vigilante, hitman, death, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, kentucky, san francisco, chicago illinois
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System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
 6.2
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Rising Sun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
Style: suspense, gloomy, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, corruption, murder mystery, culture clash, surveillance, investigation, lawyer, revenge, race issues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, japan, usa, tokyo
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System:   50%
    User:   43%
 

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