Movies like The Assault 1998

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The Assault (1998)
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The Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female cop protects a dead drug dealer's wife from mob assassins.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, policewoman killing, crimes, investigation, drug dealing, fighting the system, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, rebellion, on the run, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, home invasion, police, blonde, tough girl, female police officer, policewoman ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Assault

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Assault: Midnight Witness (1993), Butter (1998), Scar City (1998), Women on the Run (1993), To Protect and Serve (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, on the run, crime, danger, life is a bitch, misfit, police detective, dishonesty, chase, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.4
 376
Butter (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, musician's life, deadly, dishonesty, on the run, life is a bitch, law enforcement, drug abuse, false accusation, urban, frame up, city life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 812
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, law enforcement, police investigation, partners, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, love interest, police officer, police ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Women on the Run (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The plot includes the plight of two women who both find themselves betrayed by the men they love. It's a violent female 'buddy' movie, with two mismatched heroines, a policewoman (Cheung) & a drug addicted prostitute(Guo) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, betrayal, odd couple, fugitives, investigation, crime, crimes, on the run, danger, prostitute, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), deadly, law enforcement, serial killer, life is a bitch, crime, danger, escapades, crimes, investigation, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.0
 311
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, chase, rivalry, crimes, crime, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Don't Look Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Los Angeles heroin addict Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. Hoping to turn his life around with his newfound wealth, Jessie ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: hitman, on the run, drug dealing, murder, heroin addict, gangsters, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, criminal heroes, best friends, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: witnessing a crime, mystery, danger, crime, deadly, on the run, police detective, couple relations, woman in danger, cons and scams, false accusation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4.4
 235
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, dark humor, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), hotel ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 504
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, disorder, missing person, rescue, investigation, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
 10K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, treasure hunt, gangsters, revenge, chase, partners, crimes, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.4
 307
Intent to Kill (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young policewoman relentlessly tries to bring down a ruthless drug kingpin whom plots his own agenda for his drug distribution empire.
Style: cult film, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, deadly, rivalry, murder, alcohol abuse, working undercover, vengeance, chases and races, gang, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.9
 621
Ambushed (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white supremacy, racism, xenophobia, police, dishonesty, on the run, special agents, legal investigation, small town life, frame up, interracial relations, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 662
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, hostage, injustice, false accusation, hotshot lawyer, law enforcement, legal investigation, crimes, murder, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.5
 695
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Third Wave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Johan Falk hasn't been working for over a year since he resigned from the police. Most of all he wants to move out to the countryside, but fate has a different thought.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, organized crime, police detective, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, investigation, danger, woman in danger, gang, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 365
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, danger, political corruption, frame up, political conspiracy, crimes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police corruption, danger, on the run, chases and races, survival, frame up, special agents, dishonesty, deadly, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 4.5
 246
A Time to Die (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female photographer teams up with a policeman to try to bring down a corrupt police officer who framed her for drug possession and during her investigation, finds that not everything, or everyone, is what they appear to be.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, police corruption, murder, custody, photographer, dishonesty, rivalry, witnessing a crime, society, deadly, crimes, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.0
 2K
Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, serial killer, police detective, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, chess, police officer, danger, deadly, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 699
Renegade Force (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An FBI Agent (Michael Rooker) and a female cop (Diane DiLascio) join forces to stop renegade cops who are offing the bad guys. Robert Patrick is the leader of the renegades and Louis Mandylor is a reluctant young cop that is brought into the hit ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police corruption, nudity (full frontal - brief), swat, police, hotshot hero, chases and races, crime, special agents, lone wolves, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 9K
F/X2 (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, filmmaking, dirty cop, gunfight, explosion, clown, shower, chase, police investigation, deadly, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vatican, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 11K
The Hit List (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, race against time, police investigation, track down, family in danger, crumbling marriage, mysterious character, danger, on the run, crimes, fish out of water, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, police corruption, battle zone, murder, vengeance, law enforcement, crime, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.6
 17K
Catch .44 (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The lives of three female assassins take a sudden turn when their charming boss lures them into one last job. They soon find themselves thrust into a bizarre situation involving a psychotic hit man, a grizzled trucker and a delusional line cook.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, woman in danger, hitman, crime, crimes, deadly, police officer, murder, gunfight, tough girl, danger, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, terrorism, woman in danger, special agents, undercover, on the run, adventure, save the day, gang, survival, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 3K
Switch (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In Montreal, the unemployed fashion designer Sophie Malaterre is shown a website, switch.com, where it is possible to switch houses with a stranger for vacation. Sophie seeks an apartment in Paris nearby the Eiffel Tower that belongs to Bénédicte ...
Style: mind bending, exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: mistaken identity, psycho killer, chase, murder, investigation, on the run, crimes, police investigation, woman in danger, false accusation, cons and scams, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 280
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, chases and races, confined, law enforcement, on the run, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.7
 421
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 3K
The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: one man army, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, track down, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, violence, hand to hand combat, fistfight, murder of family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%