Movies like The Nice Guys

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The Nice Guys (2016)
 7.4
 226K
The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, 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, suspense, humorous, surprise ending, clever, interesting, dark humor, funny, dramatic ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, father daughter relationship, pornography, party, alcoholic, corruption, single father, murder, investigation, revenge, teenage girl, justice, private investigator, daughter, chase, stupidity, violence, brutality, neo noir, falling off a balcony, aquarium, porn industry, pornographer, hotel ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles

Most similar movies to The Nice Guys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, realistic and exciting films with plots about chase, murder, shot to death, violence, pistol, death and blood mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Nice Guys: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Jack Reacher (2012), The Long Goodbye (1973), Broken City (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: clever, dark humor, humorous, talky, witty ...
Plot: thief, christmas, neo noir, private detective, actor's life, murder, crime, investigation, actor, audition, actress, party ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, rough, clever, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, corruption, assassin, murder, exotic dancer, strip club, swimming pool, bomb, puppet, senator, bribery, cynicism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 273K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sniper, loner, investigation, drifter, heroes, lone wolves, ex military, crimes, dishonesty, conspiracy, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: atmospheric, cynical, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, betrayal, murder, neo-noir, investigation, crime, mystery, bribery, disfigurement, friendship, mission of murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, mexico, usa, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 70K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, politics, betrayal, neo noir, crime, revenge, political corruption, election, police chief, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another ...
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, witty, gross out humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, heavy metal, mystery, rock star, show business, crimes, deadly, goofy hero, boss and employee, destiny ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: 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, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, crime, investigation, mafia, serial killer, revenge, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 75K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, revenge, bomb, justice, one against many, death of daughter, obsession, tough guy, irish republican army, investigation, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, big ben london, scotland yard, northern ireland, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands
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, humorous, tense, surprise ending
Plot: hitman, bodyguard, assassin, courtroom, killer, on the run, opposites attract, travel, criminal, chase, courage, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, manchester england, geneva switzerland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.6
 213K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 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: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, partners against crime, police investigation, verbal byplay, police, crime, gunfight, adventure, car chase, family, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 144K
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, lapd, police detective, verbal byplay, buddies, odd couple, gang, partners against crime, drug dealing, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, seaport, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: clever, stylized, semi serious, talky, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, suicidal, hostage, explosion, cocaine, crime, kidnapping, psychopath, assassin, faked death, attempted murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 191K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, group of criminals, heroin, mob boss, organized crime, mafia, gangsters, corruption, fighting crime, urban, crimes ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 34K
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, surprise ending, absurd, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: buddy cop, police corruption, police, male nudity, gunfight, car chase, heist, chase, revenge, corruption, addiction, motorcycle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.4
 10K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: surprise ending
Plot: murder, violence, revenge, corrupt politician, police corruption, dark hero, burned to death, target practice, man kills a woman, assassination attempt, death of loved one, loss of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 176K
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: exciting, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, bank robbery, money, betrayal, heist, corruption, undercover agent, cia, organized crime, investigation, on the run, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, neo noir, race against time, politics, train station, danger, rescue, lobbyist, mexican standoff, accountant, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.3
 58K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, serious ...
Plot: heist, murder, police corruption, bank robbery, violence, betrayal, crime, bag of money, dirty cop, law enforcement, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, atlanta georgia, tel aviv israel, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 113K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: rough, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, investigation, obsession, neo noir, private investigator, crimes, fish out of water, danger, crime, bondage, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, pennsylvania, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, car chase, maverick cop, undercover, damsel in distress, smuggling, fish out of water, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, surprise ending, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, mistaken identity, undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, hostages, special agents, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, manhunt, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.1
 4K
SuperFly (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: money, arrest, nightclub, gambling, police car, corruption, african american, driving, police, sex, drugs, cocaine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, hong kong, montenegro, mexico, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, motorcycle, gas station, drug dealer, tough cop, police investigation, mexican standoff, bar fight, verbal byplay, master criminal, convict, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 15K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, martial arts, prisoner, investigation, serial killer, undercover, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, organized crime, chase, vengeance, bail bondsman, partners against crime, crime, track down, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.9
 3K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hitman, danger, assassination attempt, chase, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, death, chase, vengeance, fight, police, vigilantism, murder, police investigation, danger, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.0
 14K
The Presidio (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, military, crime, reluctant partners, strong sexual content, tough law enforcer, competition, court case, military service, army investigation, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: hurricane, martial arts, drug dealer, gang, violence, hostage, kidnapping, massacre, murder, revenge, cia, rape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, istanbul turkey, washington d.c., turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.6
 80K
Cop Out (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Detectives Jimmy and Paul, despite nine years as partners, can still sometimes seem like polar opposites – especially when Paul's unpredictable antics get them suspended without pay. Already strapped for cash and trying to pay for his ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police, money laundering, undercover cop, wedding, rescue, thief, robbery, buddies, verbal byplay, partners against crime, urban, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%