Movies like The Nice Guys

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The Nice Guys (2016)
 7.4
 307K
The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: buddy comedy, entertaining, neo noir, suspense, humorous, stylized, buddy movie, surprise ending, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: private detective, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, murder, alcoholic, single father, corruption, investigation, party, teenage girl, private investigator, daughter, buddy cop, justice, chase, revenge, stupidity, whodunit, alcohol abuse, hitman, violence, brutality, violent, christmas, teenager ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Most similar movies to The Nice Guys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, neo noir, surprise ending and entertaining films with plots about murder, violence, chase, gun, police, shot in the chest and gunfight mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Nice Guys: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Under the Silver Lake (2018), 2 Guns (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, indiana ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
98%
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Canada, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, tense, humorous, buddy movie ...
Plot: bodyguard, hitman, killer, assassin, two man army, chase, tough guy, on the run, one against many, car chase, criminal, mercenary ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, manchester, amsterdam, united kingdom, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, bribery, police detective, ex law enforcer, reluctant partners, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Under the Silver Lake (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Young and disenchanted Sam meets a mysterious and beautiful woman who's swimming in his building's pool one night. When she suddenly vanishes the next morning, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind ...
Style: neo noir, twist ending, captivating, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy theory, surrealism, pop culture, secret society, disappearance, missing person, obsession, father daughter relationship, voyeur, seduction, underground bunker, investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 6.7
 206K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, undercover, corruption, bank robbery, cia, foe turned friend, working undercover, organized crime, betrayal, investigation, hidden identity, undercover agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
 564K
Knives Out (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his ...
Style: captivating, witty, exciting, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, eccentric family, mansion, whodunit, private detective, mystery killer, murder, murder investigation, suspect, inheritance, family secret ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, maverick cop, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 255K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, drug lord, black cop, partners against crime, working undercover, police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, buddies, crimes, impersonating, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: miami, florida, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, heist, arms smuggling, police investigation, investigation, friends, partners, partners against crime, police officer, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, gunfight, suburbs, therapy, secretary, psychiatrist, therapist, dark humor, crimes, radio dj, love and romance, prom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: michigan, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, entertaining, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, police partner, police officer, tough cop, investigation, sarcasm, midlife crisis, police chase, friendship between men, rescue, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: miami, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 79K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, conspiracy, politics, election, political corruption, crimes, uncover truth, ex law enforcer, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 46K
CHiPS (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The adventures of two California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers as they make their rounds on the freeways of Los Angeles.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Plot: buddy cop, police, motorcycle, investigation, heist, undercover agent, chase, corruption, arrest, false identity, fbi agent, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 18K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, lone hero, crimes, gangsters, rescue, police, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping, organized crime, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 224K
Game Night (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, captivating, humorous, twists and turns ...
Plot: game, group of friends, kidnapping, neighbor, friends, board game, investigation, escape, plan gone wrong, contests and competitions, brother brother relationship, best friends ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 11K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, betrayal, organized crime, drug traffic, racial slur, drug addiction, working undercover, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1972, year 1992
Place: cleveland ohio, ohio, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 11K
Action Jackson (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Vengence drives a tough Detroit cop to stay on the trail of a power hungry auto magnate who's systematically eliminating his competition.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, heroes, assassination, nightclub, frame up, organized crime, maverick cop, showdown, framed for murder, drug addiction, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 171K
Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation. When he plants a bomb under ...
Style: exciting, humorous, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, police detective, lapd, sarcasm, showdown, maverick cop, mixed martial arts, embassy, home invasion, crimes, oldtimer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6.3
 71K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, betrayal, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, violence, organized crime, bag of money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 12K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, police detective, friendship, gunfight, police officer, vacation, buddy cop, taxi, state trooper ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, bail bondsman, chase, organized crime, vengeance, strong violent content, tough heroes, partners against crime, track down, heroes, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, murder of wife, mafia, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, year 1991 ...
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.4
 15K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police corruption, brutality, violence, dark hero, sociopath, paranoia, hairdresser, corrupt politician, disguise, stabbed in the back ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, aikido, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, police corruption, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.5
 3K
Absolution (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA, Ukraine
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: on the run, damsel in distress, escape, corruption, organized crime, dark past, conspiracy, chase, gangsters, spy, woman, driving ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 29K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, hospital, coma, murder, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 256K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, reluctant partners, martial arts, fbi, kung fu, police, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, fish out of water, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.6
 250K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: humorous, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police investigation, gunfight, police, chase, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman, maverick cop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Better Way to Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, mistaken identity, gangsters, hitman, manhunt, race against time, witnessing a crime, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%