Movies like Taking the Heat

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Taking the Heat (1993)
 5.7
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Taking the Heat (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal with several attacks from killers.
Plot: gangsters, dark humor, police, female nudity, courtroom, chase, sarcasm, murder, gangster

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Most similar movies to Taking the Heat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, rough and semi serious films with plots about murder, gangsters, police, chase, female nudity, crimes and gangster mostly in Action, Thriller and Comedy genres. Some movies like Taking the Heat: A Good Night to Die (2003), Royce (1994), Beyond Desire (1995), Coldblooded (1995), Traxx (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Good Night to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One day in the life of a hit man, Ronnie, who spends it trying to save the life of fellow hit man, August, who he had brought into the business three years ago. August has become a real problem for some of the bosses around town, and Ronnie will ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal's revenge, nothing goes right, betrayal, crime gone awry, working undercover, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, gangsters, dark humor, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 721
Royce (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Royce is a member of the ultra-secret service "Black Hole", working for the US Government on top-secret missions. When the senator responsible for forming Black Hole disbands the organization, Royce's fellow Black Hole members plot ...
Style: suspense
Plot: chase, spy, agent, mission, car chase, revenge, kidnapping, murder, traitor, nuclear, ak 47, train explosion ...
Place: bosnia, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.6
 324
Beyond Desire (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rita is a sexy call girl in a red Corvette convertible who just met Ray. Ray is an ex-con just released after serving 14 years for a killing he claims he was framed for. When these two get together, sparks fly and temperatures rise. But Ray has a ...
Plot: flashback, panties, breasts, sex scene, brothel, gunfight, prison, female nudity, murder, gangster, drugs, white panties ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.7
 4K
Coldblooded (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Cosmo, an affectless mob bookie who lives in the basement of a retirement home, is promoted to hitman. He learns his new trade from Steve, a seasoned killer. He falls in love with a yoga teacher, Jasmine, and must figure out a way to leave the mob ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, stylized, intense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, murder, crimes, opposites attract, dark humor, danger, love and romance, dishonesty, going straight, criminal heroes, basement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 5.3
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Traxx (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Traxx has battled his way through El Salvador, the Middle East and Nicaragua, spitting lead with two-handed good grace. He decides to retire to a life of baking designer cookies. Running out of dough to buy more dough, he hires himself as a ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic, parody
Plot: mercenary, vigilante, cookie, gunfight, gangster, police, chase, flatulence, camp, exploding car, fart joke, absurd humor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Collision Course (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tony Costas, a brash, obnoxious, sexist and racist Detroit cop who has long since stopped following the rules, gets told that he will have to work with Inspector Fuji, a straightlaced policeman from Japan. Fuji is in Detroit searching for a Japanese ...
Style: humorous, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, culture clash, murder, hitman, buddy cop, pepsi, drag racing, disorder, crimes, buddies, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 156
Deep Down (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young musician with a talent for all things electrical spies on his sexy neighbor with a penchant for skinny dipping in the pool in broad daylight and her obviously violent husband. He is so violent that in the opening sequence he murders a man ...
Plot: skinny dipping, murder, adultery, unfaithful wife, male nudity, breasts, sex scene, cheating wife, older woman younger man relationship, female nudity, voyeurism, woman on top
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Florida Connection (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Dan Gordon arrives in town on the edge of the Florida Everglades, planning to take part in a drug smuggling operation. He's aided by his friend, Mule Tucker, but runs into opposition from corrupt local cops.
Plot: man wrapped in a towel, murder, chase, man wearing towel, police, swamp, marijuana, cannabis, drug smuggling
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Unspeakable (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Alice Redmond is required to go deep undercover in an effort to trap number one suspect Darren Metlick, she gets very close to the edge. Her superiors push her past the point of no return because they need additional evidence to make their case ...
Style: cult film
Plot: serial killer, shower, sex scene, stabbed to death, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, rape, erotica, policewoman, knife, dog, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Stranger by Night (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Bobby Corcoran (Steven Bauer) and his partner, Detective Larson (Michael Parks), are on the hunt for a vicious serial killer in this tense police thriller. As the murderous villain stalks the city streets leaving carnage in his wake, ...
Plot: female nudity, doctor patient relationship, extramarital affair, police, flashback, murder, amnesia, cheating wife, sex on table
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 3.8
 165
Coldfire (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The "Coldfire" is a lethal new designer-drug with destructive capabilities. Its origins are unknown...and its effects are irreversible. This drug promises the "ultimate high." However, what does the user acquire instead? The ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: police, dishonesty, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, law enforcement, addiction, drug abuse, gangsters, deadly, conspiracy, male objectification ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.7
 516
Red Line (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A car thief is seen stealing, and is blackmailed into stealing more cars for someone else's profit.
Style: rough, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, crime gone awry, gangsters, partners, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gang, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 134
Legal Tender (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful bar owner becomes victimized by a lethal bank fraud plot.
Style: cult film
Plot: savings, poker, money, private detective, female nudity, loan, erotica, murder, swimming pool
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.3
 319
The Level (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two bodyguards set out to find their boss's killer before his son starts a mob war.
Plot: female nudity, lesbian kiss, prostitute, murder, gun, blood, corpse, evil man, torture, bandit
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Dirty Laundry (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young man and his girlfriend unwittingly come into possession of a bag containing one million dollars belonging to a drug-smuggling ring. The mobsters try to catch the couple and retrieve their money.
Plot: chase, boy genius, poodle, gangster, bag of money, female reporter, laundromat, kidnapping, gangsters
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.5
 744
Bitter Harvest (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Travis has just buried his father, when Kelly, an attractive hitchhiker walks into his life. At the same time, another attractive blonde, Jolene, starts taking an interest in Travis. Both women are secretly after something.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: love triangle, murder, heist, couples, love and romance, life is a bitch, bank, siblings relations, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, decadence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 8K
Dog Eat Dog (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Carved from a lifetime of experience that runs the gamut from incarceration to liberation, Dog Eat Dog is the story of three men who are all out of prison and now have the task of adapting themselves to civilian life.
Style: rough, harsh, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: ex convict, murder, kidnapping, violence, corpse, police brutality, impersonating a police officer, drug use, police, grocery store, baby, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 5K
Fear, Inc. (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Horror junkie Joe Foster gets to live out his ultimate scary movie fantasy courtesy of Fear Inc., a company that specializes in giving you the fright of your life. But as lines blur between what is and is not part of the game, Joe's dream come ...
Style: slasher, surprise ending, light, twists and turns, entertaining
Plot: characters killed one by one, haunted house, blood, police, murder, torture, knife, tied to a bed, mask, home invasion, kiss, bound and gagged ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Restraining Order (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Robert Woodfield is a criminal defense attorney, and he has defended a lot of criminals, many of whom are guilty, but has maintained that everyone deserves a competent defense, which he provides whether they are guilty or not. Currently he is ...
Plot: murderer, uniform, policewoman killing, gunshot, female police officer, policewoman, police officer, police, lawyer, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Four Deuces (1975)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is a tongue-in-cheek crime melodrama that became a 'Late Late Show' fixture in the 1980s, according to the DVD sleeve, Jack Palance plays Vic Morono, a high-ranking Prohibition-era mobster with a weakness for women who is waging an ...
Plot: nightclub, police corruption, murder, casino, corrupt police, gangsters, prohibition, bound and gagged, gambling, speakeasy, gangster
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 18K
F/X (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, corruption, murder, manhunt, deception, disguise, witness protection, assassination, gangsters, mission of murder, frame up, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 2K
Made Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man and a woman are on the run from gangsters whom he has stolen $12.5 million. When the gangsters show up, he takes them supposedly to where the money is hidden but instead leads them into a trap at a backwoods crystal-meth factory. The gangsters ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, deadly, crime, danger, crimes, police investigation, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, crime gone awry, witnessing a crime, race against time, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 404
Butter (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, musician's life, deadly, dishonesty, on the run, life is a bitch, law enforcement, drug abuse, false accusation, urban, frame up, city life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.0
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Dark Angel (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Homicide detective Walter D'Arcangelo is the only link to a serial killer who preys on adulterous women. Walter must confront his past in order to prove himself innocent before more women are killed.
Plot: serial killer, homicide detective, voodoo, murder, police
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.2
 13K
Trauma Center (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lt. Wakes is a vengeful police detective determined to solve the murders of his partner and an informant, and joins forces with a witness injured during the shootings. After the killers pursue the witness across the abandoned floor of a hospital, ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: murder, asthma, hospital, chase, danger, pursuit, police investigation, corrupt cop, crimes, woman in danger, damsel in distress, hunt down ...
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 3K
Dead Fish (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gary Oldman is Lynch, a strangely charming hit man in this explosively funny dark comedy in the tradition of Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. With an all-star cast including Terence Stamp, Elena Anaya, Robert Carlyle and Billy Zane, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, tense, realistic
Plot: hitman, vengeance, heist, rivalry, danger, gangsters, psychopath, dark humor, murder, crime, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fast and Fierce: Death Race (2020)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jack Tyson is a young man partaking in an illegal Mexico to California car race when a desperate woman, fleeing from her abusive gangster boyfriend who is financing the tournament, jumps into his car pleading for his help and who has an ...
Plot: race, chase, female assassin, cocaine, murder, shoot out, gunfight, gangsters, abrupt ending, gangster, gambling
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 64
Dog Years (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Wally, a Trojan skinhead whose only friend is his beloved Dalmatian Neechee. One day while walking her, Wally accidentally becomes involved with a strange deal gone bad when he bumps into a fleeing stranger being chased by a group of mob thugs. His ...
Plot: profanity, gangsters, crime boss, kidnapping, dog, baseball bat, gunfight, gangster, blood, chase
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 296
Protector (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Jack Valentine is reinstated from his desk job to go back onto the streets. His first assignment ends with the death of a mobster who was about to turn states evidence. The killing came as the mobster was with his girlfriend Alma. Jack ...
Plot: gangster, sex, violence, female nudity, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), interracial relations, gangsters, murder, breasts, schoolgirl uniform, mob ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 48K
The 51st State (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Elmo McElroy is a streetwise American master chemist who heads to England to sell his special new formula - a powerful, blue concoction guaranteed to take you to 'the 51st state.' McElroy's new product delivers a feeling 51 times more ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, culture clash, organized crime, gang war, crimes, crime, chemist, deadly, drug dealing, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: england, los angeles, liverpool, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%