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Wasabi (2001)
 6.7
 34K
Wasabi (2001)
Original name: WASABI
Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, realistic, semi serious, entertaining, funny, absurd, light, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: inheritance, golf, birthday, shopping, police detective, hitman, golf club, handcuffs, youth, investigation, culture clash, crimes, family relations, misfit, parents and children, chief, disorder, fish out of water, loud, teenage life, love letter, police operation, father daughter relationship, french, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, entertaining, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about vengeance, fight scenes, chase, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe and crimes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wasabi: Kiss of the Dragon (2001), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Hollywood Homicide (2003), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Unleashed (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, heroin, surveillance, french, prostitute, framed for murder, dragon, innocence, law enforcement, government agency, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, gunfight, car chase, violence, heist, arms smuggling, explosion, swimming pool, undercover, oil field, shooting range, armored car ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, detroit, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, murder, hip hop, partners against crime, reluctant partners, hollywood, crimes, odd couple, law enforcement, chase, foot chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: buddy comedy, semi serious, stylized, clever, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, car chase, theme park, gunfight, violence, investigation, dirty cop, secret service, foot chase, undercover, roller coaster, amusement park ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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 7.0
 93K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, child abuse, sadism, pianist, vengeance, friends, master warrior, wrestling, alienation, tough heroes, step parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.3
 102K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: cynical, dark humor, absurd, satirical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, criminal heroes, parents and children, fish out of water, hidden identity, starting over, notoriety, family in danger, dishonor among criminals, family relations, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 6.6
 45K
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: stylized, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: culture clash, gang war, neo noir, yakuza, crime, police investigation, track down, rivalry, gang, crimes, partners against crime, superior officer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
 47K
Taxi 2 (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cabdriver and a cop race to Paris to rescue a love interest and the Japanese minister of defense from kidnappers.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, chase, kidnapping, taxi driver, rescue, gang, taxi, police investigation, danger, disorder, heroes, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, europe, seaport, marseille, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Movie in collections
 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: exciting, rough, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, ransom, rescue, police investigation, obsession, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.8
 37K
Taxi 3 (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, light ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, buddies, unlikely partners, boss and employee, incompetent police, friends, skiing, gang, crime, goofy hero, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.1
 58K
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: teens, boys' night
Plot: culture clash, cold war, police brutality, drug dealer, partners, revenge, russian mafia, police, stereotypes, drug cartel, soviet, buddy cop ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, twentieth century
Place: usa, russia, ussr, chicago illinois, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, sniper, friendship, mentor, loner, killings, neighbor, mafia, lone wolves, partners, loneliness, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.7
 30K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, shooting, chase, revenge, violence, murder, hospital, left for dead, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.5
 57K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, fish out of water, reality tv, tv show, reluctant partners, partners against crime, misfit partners, crime, police operation, odd couple, law enforcement, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
 62K
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: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, prison, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, police officer killed, crime, knife ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, exciting, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, car race, mechanic, high school, car, hot and sexy, fish out of water, troublemaker, rock, rivalry, friendship, newcomer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.2
 14K
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: stylized, rough, realistic, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, martial arts, vengeance, police investigation, gang, tough law enforcer, mute or deaf, crimes, working undercover, chases and races, crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, california, los angeles, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.0
 218K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, martial arts, two man army, ransom, fish out of water, chase, police investigation, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, verbal byplay, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: rough, semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, gas station, drug dealer, tough cop, police investigation, obsessive quest, partners, crimes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 140K
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious, inter cultural ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, african american, french, ambassador, police investigation, partners against crime, verbal byplay, crimes, loud, friends, disorder, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, hospital, on the run, danger, race against time, ransom, life turned upside down, chases and races, unlikely partners, crimes, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, prison escape, corruption, hand to hand combat, evidence, drug dealing, parkour, violence, prison, drug lord, false arrest ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: europe, france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.2
 81K
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, secret service, hitman, terminal illness, danger, family relations, parents and children, race against time, undercover, one last job, cia agent, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 71K
Taxi (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, light, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, taxi, french, bank robbery, police investigation, crime, friends, chases and races, heist, chase, odd couple ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, marseille, seaport, europe, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: stylized, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, danger, police detective, police, crime, love triangle, deadly, interpol, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, thailand, korea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 26K
Above the Law (1988)
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, torture, cia, senator, vengeance, drug dealing, law enforcement, society, crime, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.5
 38K
Taxi (2004)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mouthy and feisty taxicab driver has hot tips for a green and inept cop set on solving a string of New York City bank robberies committed by a quartet of female Brazilian bank robbers.
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, semi serious, remake of french film ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, taxi driver, chase, police investigation, unlikely criminals, friends, rivalry, gang, odd couple, urban, law enforcement, heist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 87K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, latinos, female assassin, vengeance, danger, crimes, sniper, assassin, rivalry, vigilante, hitman, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.6
 24K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, car chase, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, goofy hero, kung fu, police protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Hong Kong detective teams up with his female Red Chinese counterpart to stop a Chinese drug czar.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, helicopter, undercover, drug lord, gangsters, working undercover, crimes, chases and races, partners, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, thailand, asia, malaysia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%