Movies like Sudden Impact

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Sudden Impact (1983)
 6.6
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Sudden Impact
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense, intense, harsh, brutal, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crime, serial killer, chase, vengeance, small town, police investigation, police corruption, vigilante, rape, revenge, police, murder, violence, brutality, justice, gunfight, assassination, violent, tough law enforcer, car chase, hospital, against the rules, nudity (full frontal - brief), mentor ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, pacific ocean
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Dirty Harry
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
102 min.
 7.8
Magnum Force
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
USA
124 min.
 7.2
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Most similar movies to Sudden Impact

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about mentor, vengeance, dialogue, violence, revenge, murder and chase mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Sudden Impact: The Gauntlet (1977), The Enforcer (1976), Magnum Force (1973), Dirty Harry (1971), The Dead Pool (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.4
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The Gauntlet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, motorcycle, police corruption, organized crime, crime, betrayal, desert, hitman, gangsters, police, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, san francisco, arizona, phoenix arizona
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System:   95%
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 6.8
 36K
The Enforcer
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, crime, kidnapping, police investigation, chase, violence, gunfight, revenge, murder, tough law enforcer, police, vigilante ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   100%
 
 7.2
 49K
Magnum Force
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: "Dirty" Harry Callahan is a San Francisco Police Inspector on the trail of a group of rogue cops who have taken justice into their own hands. When shady characters are murdered one after another in grisly fashion, only Dirty Harry can stop ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, crime, vigilante, police investigation, investigation, police, violence, chase, justice, motorcycle, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   88%
 
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 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, police, violence, gunfight, chase, kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, surveillance, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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System:   68%
    User:   63%
 
 6.3
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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
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, police investigation, violence, police, car chase, chase, vengeance, vigilantism, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   0%
 
The Eiger Sanction
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, assassination, vengeance, hitman, adventure, mountain climbing, spy, betrayal, murder, revenge, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, germany, alps, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
 6.5
 13K
Coogan's Bluff
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coogan (Clint Eastwood) an Arizona deputy sheriff goes to New York to pick up a prisoner. While escorting the prisoner to the airport he escapes and Coogan heads into the City to recapture him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime, culture clash, police, fish out of water, violence, gunfight, motorcycle, police corruption, police investigation, chases and races, mentor ...
Time: 1960s
Place: new york, arizona, usa, san francisco, texas ...
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System:   41%
    User:   46%
 
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 23K
The Rookie
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, police investigation, car chase, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, obsession, motorcycle, violence, revenge, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
 6.7
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Absolute Power
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: political corruption, secret service, corruption, crime, assassination, murder, conspiracy, president, father daughter relationship, chase, revenge, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 5.7
 8K
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, serious, rough, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   30%
 
 6.4
 14K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, culture clash, chase, organized crime, violence, mafia, gangster, police, motorcycle, neo noir, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
 6.4
 38K
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, serious ...
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, investigation, police, kidnapping, special agents, murder mystery, chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   39%
 
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 65K
Death Sentence
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, revenge, murder, justice, crime, hospital, vigilante, violence, gunfight, brutality, gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
 5.9
 64K
Shaft
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, violence, revenge, corruption, police corruption, police investigation, chase, vengeance, car chase, kick-butt women, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, betrayal, police investigation, vengeance, drugs, neo noir, undercover cop, corruption, stylish, drug dealing, violent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, secret service, car chase, vengeance, murder, violence, chase, revenge, stylish, tough law enforcer, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
 5.5
 26K
Raw Deal
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, crime, vengeance, fbi, mob, revenge, mafia, car chase, vigilante, criminal heroes, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   28%
 
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Out for Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, police investigation, chase, murder, vengeance, car chase, violence, mafia, organized crime, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   34%
 
 5.7
 11K
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, serious ...
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:   29%
    User:   34%
 
Welcome to the Punch
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, chase, police, british, murder, robbery, redemption, master criminal, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
 6.1
 41K
A Man Apart
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: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
 5.9
 4K
Murphy's Law
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, murder, crime, chase, vigilantism, mafia, revenge, gunfight, criminal heroes, gangster, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
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 5.7
 58K
Cobra
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, chase, motorcycle, violence, car chase, hostage, tough law enforcer, slasher, lone hero, gunfight, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   25%
 
Sharky's Machine
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, prostitution, revenge, police, vengeance, gangsters, jazz, police corruption, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 7.0
 30K
Death Wish
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: disturbing, serious, rough, realistic, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilante, crime, vigilantism, police, murder, violence, revenge, gunfight, rape, architect, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, hawaii, honolulu hawaii, tucson arizona ...
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System:   26%
    User:   28%
 
 6.0
 25K
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:   26%
    User:   21%
 
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, violence, vigilantism, police investigation, neo noir, redemption, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 

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 5.9
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Kiss of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, heist, murder, redemption, gangster, mafia, revenge, violence, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   26%
    User:   22%
 
Code of Silence
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, police, gangsters, gunfight, rescue, martial arts, car chase, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
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