Movies like Catch the Heat

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Catch the Heat (1987)
 4.9
 164
Catch the Heat (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Gorgeous Checkers Goldberg, a police detective, goes undercover as a stripper in order to stop a ruthless kingpin who has been using unsuspecting starlets in order to smuggle drugs into the United States. With her hot looks, street smarts and martial arts prowess, Goldberg seems to have everything she needs to catch this violent criminal -- and will stop at nothing to get the job done.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, undercover cop, crimes, drug dealing, partners, crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, police detective, switching roles, cons and scams, erotica, violence, female nudity, drugs, gun, drug dealer, sarcasm, murder, female ninja ...
Time: 80s
Place: latin america, san francisco, argentina

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Most similar movies to Catch the Heat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, crime, dishonesty, murder and deadly mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Catch the Heat: Yes, Madam! (1985), Rage of Honor (1987), New York Cop (1993), Special ID (2013), Cartel War (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 1K
Yes, Madam! (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Asprin (Mang Hoi) and Strepsil (John Shum), two petty thieves who inadvertently become involved in a murder case when they steal items belonging to a murdered man. The man had hidden an important microfilm in his passport, which the thieves pass ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, police detective, espionage, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty, fish out of water, undercover, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 706
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, drug dealing, crimes, undercover, partners, betrayal, crime, deadly, law enforcement, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 4.2
 192
New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, betrayal, law enforcement, gang, fighting crime, rivalry, gangsters, gory, police detective, friends, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 4K
Special ID (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: China
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cop and his team of comrades go undercover in one of China's most ruthless underworld organizations to stop a gang leader, only to put themselves in great danger after being exposed one by one.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough law enforcer, working undercover, police investigation, law enforcement, gang, undercover, crimes, rivalry, sniper, crime, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 3.9
 184
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, friendship, police, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
60%
 4.9
 316
Under Cover (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop goes undercover in a South Carolina high school. With the help of a local narcotics officer, he investigates the drug ring responsible for another cop's death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, high school, working undercover, dishonesty, crime, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, partners against crime, rivalry, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, south carolina, louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.2
 676
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, witnessing a crime, gangsters, criminal heroes, fighting crime, chases and races, deadly, drug dealing, dishonesty, on the run, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 5.2
 198
The Big Score (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A narcotics detective, played by Fred Williamson, lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer. After a bust gone awry, he's accused of stealing a lost briefcase filled with money and both the mob and the police are ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, fighting crime, undercover, deadly, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, partners against crime, partners, witnessing a crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, graphic violence, murder, police corruption, urban, police detective, tough heroes, who to trust ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Fists of Bruce Lee (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fighters ally with each other and fight for no apparent reason. The plot is meaningless, just a vehicle to see fight scenes.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, danger, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, drug abuse, kidnapping, fall in love, survival ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, police shootout, beretta, drug dealer, undercover, police investigation, witnessing a crime, rebellion, law enforcement, crime, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.2
 219
Vice Girls (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Three sexy cops will have to go undercover to catch a ruthless pornographer who is murdering young runaway girls.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, serious, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, dishonesty, investigation, hidden identity, law enforcement, deadly, serial killer, crimes, undercover, crime, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, working undercover, police corruption, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, crime, gangsters, law enforcement, chases and races, crimes, partners, rivalry, master criminal, shrewd ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 394
Stiletto Dance (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two undercover police officers must try to prevent a multi-million dollar nuclear arms deal among several mob factions.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adultery, infidelity, fighting crime, undercover, police investigation, police detective, working undercover, partners, police corruption, rivalry, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, adventure, vengeance, undercover, rivalry, gory, gangsters, curses spells and rituals, deadly, murder, ghost ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 1.9
 175
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police investigation, police corruption, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 380
Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 340
Martial Outlaw (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, police shootout, two man army, maverick cop, chases and races, siblings relations, crimes, crime, police detective, kgb, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 3K
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, murder, hitman, drug dealing, undercover, police, drug abuse, gang, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, crimes, reunion, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, dishonesty, wrestler, underground fighting, fight, gambling, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 90
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, starting over, police investigation, on the run, gang, going straight, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, buddies, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Rage and Honor II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kris and Preston team up once again to take on powerful gangster Buntao. But Buntao has problems of his own, dealing with Dazo, another gangster who is on a steady rise to power...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, fight, fistfight, heroic bloodshed, kung fu master, fugitives, deadly, crimes, adventure, partners, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 829
The Base (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Major Murphy, a US Army Investigator, has received a new assignment. Sgt. Gammon is suspected of dealing cocaine from his base, and Murphy must gather enough evidence to shut down Gammon and his entire operation. Along with his partner, Lt. Andrews, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, drug dealing, u.s. army, fistfight, hand to hand combat, chases and races, law enforcement, vigilantism, working undercover, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 838
Tiger Cage 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Donnie Yen Chi-Tan, a hair-trigger cop, goes on the lam with Rosamund Kwan Chi-Lum, a prim lawyer, after they witness a botched robbery attempt. The police think they're the perpetrators, while the real crooks (including Mortal Kombat star ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, on the run, police detective, disorder, undercover, betrayal, mistaken identity, frame up, wooing, heist, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 241
The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, fistfight, kung fu, gunfight, hand to hand combat, russian mafia, danger, criminal's revenge, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Streets of Rage (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Melody Sails is an investigative reporter on Hollywood's juvenile delenquincy, and runs across Lunar, the crimelord. With the help of a 12-year old street-kid, she will get to him, but will she down him in the climactic fight to the death, or ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, danger, deadly, prostitute, injustice, rivalry, heroes, journalism, adventure, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 3K
Shakedown (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local drug dealer shoots a dishonest cop in self-defense, lawyer and renegade undercover cop join forces to clear him. But when their investigation leads them into a maze of greed and corruption, they learn that in a town where everything is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, drug dealer, police corruption, police investigation, fighting the system, legal action, buddies, drug dealing, working undercover, cons and scams, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 8K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%