Movies and TV shows like Lethal Weapon

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Lethal Weapon (2016)
 8.0
 30K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, entertaining
Plot: police detective, friendship, police investigation, murder, family relations, buddy cop, lapd, police partner, chase, adventure, crimes, based on movie, police, police officer, police procedural

Most similar movies to Lethal Weapon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and serious films and TV series with plots about crimes, law enforcement, police detective, police investigation, crime, murder and police mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lethal Weapon: S.W.A.T. (2017), Altered Carbon (2018), Condor (2018), Battle Creek (2015), Hunter (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 8K
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. lieutenant who is torn between loyalty to the streets and duty to his fellow officers when he's tasked to run a highly-trained unit that's the last stop for solving crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense
Plot: swat team, gunfight, fight scenes, weapons, crimes, adventure, police investigation, danger, martial arts, friendship, heroes, twists & turns ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 96K
Altered Carbon (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: After 250 years on ice, a prisoner returns to life in a new body with one chance to win his freedom: by solving a mind-bending murder.
Style: futuristic, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, investigation, murder, distant future, female nudity, police, danger, adventure, virtual reality, resistance fighter, yakuza, twists & turns ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 6K
Condor (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Young CIA analyst Joe Turner has his idealism tested when he learns that the CIA has been using an algorithm he developed to spy on American citizens, leading the organization to a terrorist plot that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by ...
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, investigation, government conspiracy, political thriller, danger, crimes, murder, dialogue, fight scenes, weapons, twists & turns, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 8K
Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: In this mismatched buddy cop dramedy, an amazingly handsome, happy-go-lucky FBI agent is paired with a local, hard scrabble Michigan homicide detective. As they solve crimes together, their polar opposite methods only slightly outweigh their disdain ...
Style: cynical, witty, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, police detective, law enforcement, fighting crime, murder investigation, crimes, police investigation, urban, fbi agent, police partner, female boss, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 3K
Hunter (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Hunter is an American police drama television series created by Frank Lupo, and starring Fred Dryer as Sgt. Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer as Sgt. Dee Dee McCall, which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1991. However, Kramer left after the sixth season to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: police detective, criminal heroes, crime, partners against crime, lapd, homicide detective, fighting crime, murder, working undercover, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
100%
 8.2
 23K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, captivating, serious ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, crimes, unconventional method, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 11K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, hotshot hero, multiple suspects, murder investigation, starting over, ex law enforcer, murder, dishonesty, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 9.0
 408K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, crime, police detective, serial killer, crimes, murder, partners, investigation, partners against crime, who done it, law enforcement, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 3K
Rush Hour (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The series follows Detective Carter, a radical LAPD detective, and Detective Lee, a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong, as they are forced into forming an unlikely partnership
Style: exciting, captivating, light, twists and turns, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, twists & turns, partners, hand to hand combat, gang, revenge, friendship, car chase, rivalry, justice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.0
 37K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, time travel, alcatraz, island, disappearance, police investigation, manhunt, prison life, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Flikken Maastricht (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, female detective, police detective, forensics, crime
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: holland, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.4
 28K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Based on Michael Connelly's best-selling novels, these are the stories of relentless LAPD homicide Detective Harry Bosch who pursues justice at all costs. But behind his tireless momentum is a man who is haunted by his past and struggles to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, crimes, loner, riddles and clues, murder trial, danger, murder, determination, coworker, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 5K
Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nash Bridges is an American television police drama created by Carlton Cuse. The show starred Don Johnson and Cheech Marin as two Inspectors with the San Francisco Police Department's Special Investigations Unit. The show ran for six seasons on ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, partners, photographic memory, parents and children, police investigation, single parent, rivalry, family problems, workplace ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: exciting, captivating, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, danger, drugs/alcohol, shooting, weapons, twists & turns, adaptation, runaway, adventure, cartel, vengeance ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Starsky and Hutch (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Starsky & Hutch is a 1970s American cop thriller television series, which consisted of a 70-minute pilot movie and 92 episodes of 50 minutes each. The show was created by William Blinn, produced by Spelling-Goldberg Productions, and broadcast ...
Style: exciting, rough, semi serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police detective, car chase, police investigation, partners against crime, buddies, urban, crimes, law enforcement, undercover, unlikely partners, working undercover, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sexy New York detective and single mother Harlee Santos fell in with a tight-knit group of dirty cops, taking bribes and protection money that she uses to provide the best life for her honest, talented daughter. But when she's trapped by the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: working undercover, police detective, police corruption, dirty cop, law enforcement, fbi, police investigation, crimes, undercover, moral dilemma, dishonesty, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 7K
Tin Star (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The story of Jim Worth, an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains. When his small town is overrun by migrant workers from a massive new oil ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, suspense
Plot: revenge motive, rocky mountains, family relations, justice, danger, life is a bitch, death, small town sheriff, threat, crimes, murder, abduction
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 58K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, police detective, police investigation, teamwork, suspicion, law enforcement, fighting crime, task force, police protagonist, relatives, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 10K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, police station, police, lapd, crimes, police detective, police chief, crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 16K
Stalker (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A pair of detectives investigate stalkers in Los Angeles. Strong and focused, Lt. Beth Davis is an expert in the field of repeated harassment, driven by personal experience of being a victim. She heads the LAPD's Threat Assessment Unit, which ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological
Plot: stalking, lapd, crimes, crime investigation, danger, police investigation, obsession, psychopath, deadly, stalker, nickname, name calling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 20K
Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, police, crime investigation, crimes, policewoman, partners, sergeant, arrest, victim, shooting, rookie, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.8
 2K
True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Elijah Kane leads a hardcore undercover team of Seattle based cops who take on the local criminal element with a high-octane style of enforcement.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, tough law enforcer, crime, fighting crime, police, working undercover, urban, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 15K
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series centers on 17-year-old Joshua "J" Cody, who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. Headed by boot-tough matriarch Janine "Smurf" ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, dysfunctional family, escapades, heist, crime family, drugs/alcohol, outlaw, brother brother relationship, friendship, gay brother, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern california, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 1K
Ironside (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: Ironside is an upcoming American drama television series that is scheduled to premiere in the 2013–14 television season on NBC. It will air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 p.m. Central, after Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. It is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, mystery, urban, crimes, law enforcement, disability, power relations, man in a wheelchair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 251
Burke's Law (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Burke's Law, a revival of the 1960s cop television series of the same name, aired on CBS from 1994 to 1995. The series centers on Amos Burke, a senior Los Angeles police officer and millionaire, and his son, Peter, who is a detective under his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: police detective, police, crime, crimes, lapd, parent child relationship, law enforcement, police investigation, multiple suspects, mystery, murder, father son relationship
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, who done it, law enforcement, life turned upside down, family relations, child killer, disorder, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.7
 64K
The Shield (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact.
Style: tense, bleak, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police corruption, tough law enforcer, crime, gang, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, police brutality, mayor, profiler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 21K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: police detective, police investigation, victim, crime, uncover truth, female detective, murder investigation, riddles and clues, policewoman, interrogation, murder, cold case ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, 1950s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, stylized, touching, captivating
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, crimes, multiple suspects, law enforcement, coworker, british humour, lifestyle change, new job, murder investigation, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%