Movies like Sudden Impact

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Sudden Impact (1983)
 6.6
 36K
Sudden Impact (1983)
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, psychotronic, intense, harsh, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, crime, vigilantism, small town, female killer, police corruption, tough law enforcer, against the rules, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, vigilante, law enforcement, rebellion, rape, lone wolves, revenge, haunted by the past, police, murder, violence, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, california

Most similar movies to Sudden Impact

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, rough and serious films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, chase, vengeance, revenge and justice mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Sudden Impact: The Gauntlet (1977), Dirty Harry (1971), Cobra (1986), The Enforcer (1976), Magnum Force (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 18K
The Gauntlet (1977)
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, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bus, prostitute, extradition, motorcycle, organized crime, hitman, police corruption, on the road, desert, beating, police car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
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: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.7
 58K
Cobra (1986)
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: gang, tough heroes, murder, serial killer, rivalry, tough law enforcer, mannequin, resistance, prosecution, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 36K
The Enforcer (1976)
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcatraz, kidnapping, inspector, crime, militant, ransom, police investigation, tough law enforcer, urban, unlikely partners, damage, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 49K
Magnum Force (1973)
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, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, police corruption, investigation, crime, police brutality, machismo, police investigation, loss of friend, robbery, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 30K
Death Wish (1974)
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, police, murder, fight, taxi, crime, liberal, lone wolves, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, honolulu hawaii, hawaii ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 35K
The Dead Pool (1988)
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, police, chinatown, stalker, hitman, prison, mafia, reporter, crime, defamation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 23K
The Rookie (1990)
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: rough, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, rescue, police investigation, ransom, buddies, crime, master criminal, odd couple ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 4K
Murphy's Law (1986)
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, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uzi, chase, stalking, false accusation, frame up, psychopath, police investigation, crime, vengeance, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 8K
Next of Kin (1989)
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, good versus evil, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Out for Justice (1991)
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, murder, car chase, crime, police investigation, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, vigilante, jail, rape, police, murder, revenge, drug dealing, factory, vigilantism, social decay ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.8
 65K
Death Sentence (2007)
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, semiautomatic pistol, justice, crime, tragic event, repayment, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, hitman, assassination, rivalry, vengeance, adventure, secret agents, heroic mission, crimes, danger, mountain climbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, alps, germany, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 26K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crime, criminal heroes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, special agents, tough law enforcer, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 79K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, martial arts, fbi, hitman, revenge, stripper, presumed dead, sniper, loss of friend, horse, crime, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 38K
Blood Work (2002)
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, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, houseboat, heart transplant, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, mystery, police, special agents, ex-cop ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 64K
Shaft (2000)
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, violence, revenge, corruption, crime, police brutality, cocaine, drug lord, police detective, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 45K
Absolute Power (1997)
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: secret service, corruption, political corruption, neo noir, white house, secret service agent, rape, assassination, crime, one last job, painting, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, death, chase, vengeance, fight, police, vigilantism, murder, police investigation, danger, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 75K
Blitz (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, revenge, crimes, law enforcement, murder, stalking, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 279K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: serious, suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, lone wolves, vigilante, righting the wronged, corruption, tough heroes, lone hero, vigilantism, heroes, organized crime, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
Striking Distance (1993)
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, chase, murder, boat, police investigation, frame up, rivalry, car chase, homicide detective, lake or river, tough law enforcer, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 44K
Black Rain (1989)
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, culture clash, yakuza, police investigation, crime, gang war, fish out of water, gang, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, track down, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Code of Silence (1985)
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rescue, chase, police investigation, hitman, missing person, crimes, gangsters, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 4K
Walking Tall (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Buford Pusser's a wrestler, whose wife wants him to settle down, so they go to his home town in Tennessee, where he plans to get into business with his father. But he is shocked to discover all sorts of graft and corruption going on. And when ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, sheriff, revenge, violence, death, christmas tree, police corruption, corruption, gambling, martial arts, wrestler ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks (1981)
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, undercover, crime, hostages, master criminal, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, race against time, working undercover, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 12K
Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, vigilante, revenge, murder, surveillance, vengeance, vigilantism, crime, drug traffic, urban, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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