Movies like Samurai Cop

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Samurai Cop (1991)
 4.6
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Samurai Cop (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Japanese organized crime imbeds itself within LA, the police turn to one man to take down the deadly Yakuza — Joe Marshall, aka "The Samurai." With his fearless swagger and rock hard jaw, The Samurai tears a two-fisted hole through the mob and doesn't stop until the job is done.
Style: rough, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, psychotronic, funny, exciting, semi serious, campy, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, katana, womanizer, police detective, samurai, exploitation, gangsters, female criminal, psychopath, gang, law enforcement, lawyer, waiter, colleague, person on fire, eccentricity, strong sexual content, sexual relations, fighting crime, police corruption, police investigation, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and serious films with plots about violence, gun, gangsters, murder, machine gun, martial arts and gunfight mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Samurai Cop: Killing American Style (1988), Street Fighters (1982), Raw Deal (1986), Lion Strike (1994), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Killing American Style (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A gang of hot headed brutes lead by Tony Stone and sexual sadist John Lynch execute a robbery with some inside help. A bloody shoot-out with the LAPD ensues and the criminals are apprehended. After a brief stint in the slammer, the gang escapes a ...
Style: retro
Plot: violence, home invasion, buddies, female nudity, rape, criminal, money, rape victim, cruelty, nude, robbery, sex ...
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100%
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: psychotronic, serious, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, vigilantism, vigilante, gangsters, jail, home invasion, rape and revenge, city, car chase, violence, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 35K
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: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: fbi, gang, gangsters, small town, vengeance, revenge, mafia, heroes, law enforcement, working undercover, tough heroes, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.8
 459
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: psychotronic, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, competition, forest, murder, kidnapping, gangsters, master warrior, heroes, chase, hitman, kung fu ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: atmospheric, tense, intense, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, suspense, gang, police station, gangsters, street gang, prison, siege, cult, convict, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, california, usa, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 172K
Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Archetypal buddy cops Riggs and Murtaugh are back for another round of high-stakes action, this time setting their collective sights on bringing down a former Los Angeles police lieutenant turned black market weapons dealer. Lorna Cole joins as the ...
Style: buddy movie, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: manly, boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, buddies, suspense, gangsters, gunfight, buddy, car chase, vigilante, police investigation, law enforcement, foul language ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, las vegas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.9
 126K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: brutal, stylized, realistic, bloody, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, mafia, kung fu, warrior, gang, violence, police corruption, brutality, corruption, organized crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 108K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: intense, buddy movie, realistic, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: prison, police detective, reluctant partners, buddies, police, law enforcement, buddy cop, prisoner, prison escape, organized crime, escape, buddy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, funny, exciting, witty ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night, adult
Plot: police, car chase, investigation, undercover, fish out of water, buddy cop, maverick cop, gunfight, murder, damsel in distress, law enforcement, verbal byplay ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, michigan, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, fbi, revenge, law enforcement, vengeance, brutality, twists and turns, murder, on the run, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, gang, investigation, chase, murder, gangsters, dishonesty, law enforcement, track down, death in the family, suspense ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, gang, rescue, redemption, one man army, organized crime, buddy cop, samurai, interracial relations, machismo, partners ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: perverse, realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, buddy cop, gunfight, mitsubishi, kidnapping, gangsters, chase, gang, rescue, working undercover, against the odds, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, china, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, fighting crime, special agents, undercover, revenge, mafia, gang, working undercover, manhunt, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.7
 160K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, controversial, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, manly
Plot: serial killer, police, gunfight, psychopath, suspense, tough law enforcer, criminal, investigation, murder, vigilante, violence, gangsters ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, canada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 20K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, martial arts, investigation, murder, serial killer, undercover cop, surveillance, brutality, partners against crime, prison escape, track down, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 36K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, police, police corruption, aikido, betrayal, kidnapping, police investigation, martial arts, gangsters, secret service, justice, suspense ...
Time: 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 20K
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: exciting, suspenseful, harsh, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, chase, police officer, suspense, master criminal, stewardess, fighting crime, working undercover, police, murder, bomb ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, london, california, los angeles, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 3K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: neo noir, campy, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blaxploitation, bounty hunter, exploitation, car chase, african american, tough guy, organized crime, truck, female boss, chase, bail bondsman, cat ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 8K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slavery, gangsters, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, master criminal, tough heroes, fight, investigation, suspense, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, asia, thailand, new jersey, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 38K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: light, stylized, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight scenes, car chase, murder, police, fight, justice, drug lord, gunfight, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, inter cultural, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, gangsters, on the run, martial arts, assassin, organized crime, police detective, police raid, attempted murder, gunfight ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, sexy, exciting, tense, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, revenge, vigilantism, police, suspense, gangsters, fighting crime, drug dealing, rivalry, partners, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, hong kong, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, campy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, gangsters, vengeance, frame up, organized crime, murder, prison, vigilante, chinese mafia, revenge, prisoner ...
Place: china, paris france, hong kong, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 47K
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: buddy movie, suspenseful, perverse, sexy, entertaining ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police, murder, female nudity, buddy cop, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, violence, police officer, police investigation, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 13K
Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: emotional, exciting, suspenseful, anime, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, yakuza, police investigation, gangsters, murder, assassin, rivalry, violence, transformation, revenge, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, san francisco, china, canada, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, murder, drug lord, vigilante, suspense, brutality, police officer, aikido, violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 1K
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, betrayal, kidnapping, police investigation, hitman, criminal heroes, vengeance, dishonesty, vigilantism, police corruption, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blaxploitation, martial arts, female warrior, spy, exploitation, police, murder, black history, strong female lead, women, gangsters, car chase ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 24K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, serious, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, mafia, vigilante, crime fighter, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, torture, one man army, revenge, organized crime, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%