Movies like On the Edge 2002

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On the Edge (2002)
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On the Edge (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the family of Rex Stevens by mistake. Frustrated by the incompetent and crooked police, the trio of Smith, Stevens, and their friend Frank Harris then battle the drug dealers for control of the streets. Also the heroes must tangle with Felix, a stealthy and ruthless hitman.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, tough heroes, crimes, vengeance, drug dealing, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, partners against crime, urban ghetto, drug dealer, heroes, friends, partners, graphic violence, buddies, crime fighter, basketball, rape, hostage, female nudity, sex scene, drugs, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to On the Edge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, murder, heroes and vengeance mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like On the Edge: Jump Out Boys (2008), American Muscle (2014), Crooked (2006), Assassin's Game (2015), Border Lost (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jump Out Boys (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Set in post hurricane New Orleans. A brutal Mexican drug lord (Armando LeDuc) busts out of jail to retrieve the $15 million that his girlfriend is hiding. But detective Raymond (Kris Kristofferson) and McCoy (Sheldon Robbins) will try their best to ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, hitman, rivalry, danger, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, manhunt, vengeance, murder, gang violence, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
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95%
American Muscle (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: John Falcon did 10 years of hard time in prison. Now he's got 24 hours to get revenge on every person who had a hand in sending him there.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex scene, vengeance, deadly, violence spree, tough heroes, rivalry, delusion, revenge, hate, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, police investigation, danger, partners, chases and races, mafia, martial arts, hitman, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Assassin's Game (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Legendary hitman Vet Jones never expected to accept another mission. But when his son fails to assassinate an important target, and a powerful crime boss gives Jones an ultimatum - finish the job or his son dies - Jones has no choice but to accept. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, hitman, disorder, family relations, master warrior, deadly, tough heroes, on the run, danger, martial arts, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 4.2
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Border Lost (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Over five thousand people illegally cross the border each day. There are areas where crime is at its highest, where criminals prey upon these defenseless groups. An elite task force is put together with high expectations of solving this problem that ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigration, danger, partners against crime, partners, escapades, heroes, government agency, immigrants, daring rescue, desert, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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72%
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Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist plot, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, police detective, vengeance, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, gory, deadly, partners against crime, gang, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 636
Quiet Cool (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This actioner is set in a remote, heavily forested area in Northern California where marijuana growers raise their illegal crops and run whole communities with their terrorist tactics and wealth. The tale centers on the efforts of a fearless New ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marijuana, police detective, signal, tough heroes, strong violent content, crime, deadly, crimes, vigilantism, kidnapping, missing person, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.2
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Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit viewed Man his father as an enemy. As an adult, he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fighting crime, police investigation, rivalry, betrayal, gangsters, partners, undercover, partners against crime, fall in love, working undercover, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, martial arts, crime, crimes, rivalry, deadly, injustice, working undercover, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.5
 548
Street Warrior (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An Iraqi war vet returns home to find that his brother is in a coma from participating in an illegal underground fight club.
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, vigilantism, tough heroes, deathtrap, deadly, crimes, underground fighting, underground tournament, cage fighting, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Hawk's Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eric Hawke a British Marine, attends the funeral of his policeman brother who he discovers has been attempting to investigate the mysterious kidnappings and murders of a local Asian street gang. The clues seem to point to a rival Nazi white ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, hitman, marine, graphic violence, battles, tough heroes, gang, undercover, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, race against time, undercover, adventure, terrorism, heroic mission, danger, chases and races, escapades, confined, heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Sunstorm (2001)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When The General is assassinated in the streets of San Juan, his four daughters are left embroiled in a scheme that leads all the way to the CIA and U.S. Treasury department. Now they must rely on each other to escape with their lives.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, cons and scams, vengeance, crimes, manhunt, unlikely partners, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, undercover, danger, adventure, politics, law enforcement, deadly, race against time, track down, introspection, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, contests and competitions, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, rescue, tough heroes, injustice, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Outside the Law (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secret agent Julie Cosgrove is walking into her most dangerous mission yet.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, secret agents, undercover, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, starting over, heroes, government agency, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, police detective, tough heroes, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Black Cobra (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 272 min.
Story: A lone cop struggles to protect a female photographer from a gang of psychopathic bikers. Early in "Black Cobra," Detective Robert Malone establishes himself as a maverick, uncompromising policeman when he guns down several criminals ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hostage, psychopath, fashion, campaign, insomnia, injustice, tough heroes, on the run, gang, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.0
 894
Body Armour (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Germany, Spain, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A burned-out bodyguard is hired to protect the man he hates the most: an international assassin who destroyed his career and ruined his life. Forced to put his personal feelings on hold, the bodyguard must use all his skills and years of experience ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, assassin, danger, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, bodyguard, gunfight, murder, graphic violence, profanity, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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No Tomorrow (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the world's most notorious criminal allies himself with a senior employee of a major shipping corporation, a lethal deal is struck to secure a multi-million dollar arms transaction. As word of the sinister deal spreads through the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, injustice, gangsters, crimes, martial arts, urban ghetto life, law enforcement, criminal heroes, arms dealer, arms deal, criminal's revenge, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, false accusation, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, working undercover, deadly, crimes, contests and competitions, danger, law enforcement, ambition, rivalry, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Without Mercy (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He' s been betrayed by his country, stripped of his honor and exiled to a foreign land. Now maverick Marine officer Frank Zagarino has found a way to get back what was stolen from him. And he'll get it-no matter what it takes.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, master warrior, betrayal, crimes, lone wolves, heroes, dishonesty, one man army, law enforcement, rivalry, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.7
 89
Top Cop (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A city finds it is in the grips of a ruthless drug kingpin with little hope of any respite. A cop with an unorthodox style loses his partner after he is murdered by the drug lord's henchmen. Tired of the corruption and strife the criminals ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, drug dealing, deadly, fighting crime, crime, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, courtroom drama, female killer, cult, assassins ...
Time: 80s
Place: arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Killing Zone (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Convict is recruited from a chain gang to help capture a Mexican drug lord.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, vengeance, profanity, tough heroes, violence spree, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), rivalry, heroes, law enforcement, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.7
 213
City of Fear (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Charlie, urging him to report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of disappearance, death and deception.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: criminal's revenge, amateur detective, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing, rivalry, intrigue, journalism, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Street Corner Justice (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pittsburgh cop Mike Justus is kicked off the force and moves away to relax in sunny Los Angeles. Unfortunately his dream retirement turns out to be a nightmare and he is forced to deal out his own brand of street corner justice.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, criminal heroes, hotshot hero, good versus evil, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, rivalry, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.4
 635
Cherry Bomb (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An homage to the action films of the early 1980s, Cherry Bomb follows a young dancer and her quest for revenge against the group of men that brutally assaulted her. Seeing no justice coming from within the system Cherry enlists the help of her ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang rape, police corruption, crimes, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty, woman in danger, siblings relations, strong female presence, rape and revenge, revenge, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.7
 886
Bounty Hunters (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with a hundred thousand dollar bounty on his head. But their world is turned upside down when a mob boss offers them one million dollars in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, partners, deadly, crimes, gangsters, law enforcement, crime, chase, danger, girl in bra and panties, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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43%