Movies and TV shows like Lethal Weapon

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Lethal Weapon (2016)
 7.9
 37K
Lethal Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, suspense, atmospheric, intellectual, suspenseful, entertaining
Plot: police detective, police partner, buddy cop, police investigation, lapd, friendship, adventure, chase, murder, crimes, police, family relations, investigation, mystery, private detective, teamwork, war veteran, crime scene, partners against crime, police officer, interracial friendship, black cop, police procedural
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Lethal Weapon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, captivating, tense and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, police detective, police investigation, police, law enforcement, murder and partners against crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Lethal Weapon: L.A.'s Finest (2019), S.W.A.T. (2017), Common Law (2012), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), Battle Creek (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
L.A.'s Finest (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Syd Burnett has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna, a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a ...
Style: humorous, suspense, feel good, entertaining, light
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: police investigation, female police officer, partners against crime, policewoman, sex, violence, betrayal, police, fighting crime, danger, friendship, society ...
Place: los angeles
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67%
 7.1
 18K
S.W.A.T. (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: tense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspense
Plot: swat team, gunfight, crimes, fight scenes, friendship, danger, adventure, heroes, explosion, chase, police investigation, twists & turns ...
Place: los angeles
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75%
 7.9
 6K
Common Law (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Common Law is an American comedy-drama television series, which ran on USA Network from May 11 to August 10, 2012, and stars Michael Ealy and Warren Kole as two Los Angeles Police Department detectives who can't stand each other and are ordered ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, misfit partners, partners, police detective, law enforcement, coworker, workplace, verbal byplay, bonding, crimes, couples therapy, therapist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 69K
Hawaii Five-0 (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, policewoman, crime investigation, rookie, crimes, teamwork, police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, leader, suspicion, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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, police, chase, gunfight, crime, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, mercenary, henchman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, vietnam, california
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100%
 7.3
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Battle Creek (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, law enforcement, fighting crime, police station, crimes, murder investigation, police partner, narcissist, female boss, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, cartel, drugs/alcohol, crimes, shooting, murder, danger, adventure, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 59K
Bosch (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
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: realistic, tense, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, coworker, police investigation, crimes, determination, lapd, riddles and clues, danger, suspicion, murder, superior officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 10K
Dublin Murders (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives are dispatched to investigate the murder of a young girl on the outskirts of Dublin, but as the case of the missing children intensifies, both are forced to confront the darkness that lies in their past.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, hidden identity, forest, psychological trauma, secret past, police, secret, corpse, mass child killing ...
Place: dublin ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 4K
Rush Hour (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, light, tense
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, police detective, police investigation, partners, twists & turns, fistfight, hand to hand combat, car chase, friendship, gang, revenge, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
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The Sniffer (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An extraordinary sense of smell gives a crime investigator unique insight into solving mysteries, but his gift takes a toll on his personal life.
Style: exciting, captivating, clever, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder investigation, crime, partner, supernatural ability, police, friendship, investigator, murder, police detective, police investigation, genius, mystery ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 7K
Nash Bridges (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, law enforcement, fighting crime, parents and children, partners, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, single parent, family problems, workplace, best friend ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 12K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, coworker, suspicion, outsmarting, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, who done it, police investigation, partners against crime, police detective, crime, homicide detective, friendship, father son relationship, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.2
 3K
Unit 1 (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Rejseholdet is a Danish television crime series starring Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen and Lars Brygmann. Produced by Danmarks Radio, the program aired 32 episodes spanning four seasons from 2000 to 2004. Each episode revolved around an elite ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, police, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder investigation, investigation, criminal underworld, crime solving, forensics, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 591
The Protector (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Gloria Sheppard is an intuitive LAPD homicide detective who juggles her demanding personal and professional lives while raising two sons with the help of her troubled younger brother, Davey.
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, single mother, lapd, relationship vs career, family relations, crimes, law enforcement, police, motherhood, investigation, homicide detective, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Good Guys (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Good Guys is an American action-comedy series about an old-school cop and a modern-day detective that premiered with a preview episode on Fox on May 19, 2010, and began airing regularly on June 7. The series stars Bradley Whitford as Dan Stark, ...
Style: humorous, parody, not serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, forensics, police investigation, partners, crimes, odd couple, police station, gunfight, drinking problem, ambitious, unconventional method, machismo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Robbery Homicide Division (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Robbery Homicide Division was an American police procedural television series on CBS, created by Barry Schindel with executive producer Michael Mann. Schindel has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, police investigation, crime, workplace situations, society, law enforcement, crimes, workplace, murder, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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32%
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Serve and Protect (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
TV show
Story: Fresh off the Academy, talented rookie officer Alicia joins the police station in Distrito Sur. While she learns the ropes from veteran detective Miralles and streetwise agent Batista, she will try to find out the truth about her mother's death.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: police, fighting crime, police detective, murder investigation, partners against crime, cold case, homicide detective, crime investigation, murder mystery, partners, police partner, teamwork ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.4
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Southland (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Since premiering in 2009, Southland has redefined the police drama with its raw, authentic look at the lives and work of Los Angeles detectives and beat cops. The show centers on four main characters: Officer John Cooper (Cudlitz), a seasoned cop ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, lapd, policewoman, rookie, police protagonist, fighting crime, crimes, peril, partners against crime, swat, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, southern california, usa
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31%
 7.6
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The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, policewoman, police detective, homicide detective, investigation, interrogation, crimes, murder, fighting crime, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
McDonald & Dodds (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Two detectives, DCI McDonald and DS Dodds, who seemingly have nothing in common, are thrown together and forge a rumbustious friendship and entertaining partnership in this two-part British detective drama miniseries set in modern-day Bath.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Plot: female police detective, police, odd couple, detective sergeant, partners, who done it, friendship, partners against crime, police detective, chase, danger, peril ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
 5K
Wallander (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: police investigation, police detective, crimes, forensics, murder, small town, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, crime, father daughter relationship, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.7
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Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, twists and turns, tense
Plot: police detective, policewoman, homicide detective, female detective, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, coworker, female protagonist, fighting crime, investigator, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 10K
Shades of Blue (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, fbi, police corruption, police detective, police, police investigation, law enforcement, dirty cop, single mother, dishonesty, moral dilemma, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.3
 33K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, murder, suspicion, homicide detective, partners against crime, workplace, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 6K
New Tricks (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: New Tricks is a British comedy-drama that follows the work of the fictional Unsolved Crime and Open Case Squad of the Metropolitan Police Service. Originally led by Detective Superintendent Sandra Pullman, it is made up of retired police officers ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, crime investigation, superior, crimes, law enforcement, elderly, unsolved crime, unconventional method, fighting crime, old age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 12K
FBI (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: fbi, fbi agent, federal bureau of investigation, police investigation, investigation, agent, partners against crime, special agents, homicide detective, female detective, fighting crime, police detective ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
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The Break (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story is set in a small village in the Ardennes, where a young African footballer is found dead. If all clues lead first to suicide, a police officer just arrived from Brussels does not take long to discover that this is a murder.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: police, homicide detective, investigation, murder investigation, partners against crime, crime solving, murderer, fighting crime, small town, partners, small town life, secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, crime, serial killer, crimes, riddles and clues, police investigation, law enforcement, investigation, murder, police, deadly, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%