Movies like Shaft 2019

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Shaft (2019)
 6.4
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Shaft (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: JJ, aka John Shaft Jr., may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, colourful, reboot, surprise ending, buddy comedy
Plot: drug lord, death of friend, gunfight, father son relationship, investigation, fbi, grandfather, african american, sexual humor, revenge, martial arts, betrayal, chase, crimes, crime, mafia, strong man, arm wrestling, drug smuggling, christmas, dancing, gangsters, computer cracker, henchman, fight ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 2000s, 2010s, year 2012, year 1994, year 2009 ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Shaft

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, realistic, exciting and humorous films with plots about shot in the chest, pistol, violence, held at gunpoint, murder, gun and death mostly in Action, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shaft: The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), The Heat (2013), Bad Boys II (2003), Spenser Confidential (2020), Central Intelligence (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: bodyguard, hitman, assassin, killer, two man army, car chase, on the run, chase, opposites attract, criminal, courage, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, amsterdam, manchester, manchester england, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 162K
The Heat (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence--and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins, one of Boston P.D.'s "finest," is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, partners against crime, police investigation, friendship, special agents, sarcasm, women, police, drug lord, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 231K
Bad Boys II (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Out-of-control, trash-talking buddy cops Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey of the Miami Narcotics Task Force reunite, and bullets fly, cars crash and laughs explode as they pursue a whacked-out drug lord from the streets of Miami to the barrios of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, buddy comedy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: drug lord, buddy cop, car chase, fbi, violence, friendship between men, drug dealing, police investigation, partners against crime, friends, drugs/alcohol, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spenser Confidential (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.
Style: buddy movie, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, martial arts, ex-cop, fbi, police, fbi agent, friendship, corruption, investigation, conspiracy, danger ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.9
 73K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, violence, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Central Intelligence (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, surprise ending, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: espionage, spy, accountant, high school reunion, friendship, bully, martial arts, bodyguard, cia, school, high school, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 2010s, 1990s, year 1996
Place: maryland, baltimore, boston, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 42K
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, fbi agent, surveillance, arrest, false identity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 16K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, slang, surprise ending
Plot: police, rookie, drug lord, danger, police corruption, criminal gang, organized crime, policewoman, crime boss, corrupt cop, mercilessness, police chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
 278K
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, suspense, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, pornography, father daughter relationship, party, alcoholic, single father, corruption, murder, investigation, neo noir, teenage girl ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 17K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, crimes, gangsters, rescue, police, anti hero, anti heroes, lone hero, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 160K
Baywatch (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.
Style: entertaining, buddy comedy, light, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: lifeguard, beach, sea, rookie, drug dealer, chase, conspiracy, disguise, crime, crimes, saving a life, police car ...
Time: year 2017, 2010s
Place: california, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 40K
Stuber (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits an Uber driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they encounter the city's ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: police officer, taxi driver, investigation, father daughter relationship, driver, murder, danger, vulgarity, drug lord, partners, friendship, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 10K
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, car chase, frame up, nightclub, heroes, assassination, framed for murder, showdown, drug addict, gunfight, organized crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
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, humorous, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, police, police officer, motorcycle gang, drug cartel, tough cop, investigation, sarcasm, danger, showdown, police officer killed, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: mexico, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chase, martial arts, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, drug dealing, chases and races, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 103K
Ride Along (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: For the past two years, high-school security guard Ben has been trying to show decorated APD detective James that he's more than just a video-game junkie who's unworthy of James' sister, Angela. When Ben finally gets accepted into the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, not serious, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escapades, two man army, partners, law enforcement, police officer, police, disorder, gunfight, car chase, violence, wedding preparations and rituals, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 25K
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, chase, crimes, journalist, drug dealer, escapades, gangs, gang, karate chop, danger, bravery, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: australia, new york, usa, melbourne australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 53K
Ride Along 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.
Style: buddy comedy, buddy movie, humorous, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: partners against crime, law enforcement, police officer, bodyguard, partners, unlikely partners, escapades, disorder, silly humor, police investigation, undercover cop, police ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, miami, atlanta georgia, hawaii, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.8
 11K
Bait (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Landing in jail for a petty theft crime, Alvin finds himself sharing a cell with John Jaster, the incarcerated half of the pair of high-tech thieves responsible for the missing gold. His partner, Bristol, is still at large. Alvin wants only to get ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, exciting, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, law enforcement, bait, rivalry, crime gone awry, going straight, nothing goes right, betrayal, prison, ex convict, cons and scams, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, one man army, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Rumble in the Bronx (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, entertaining, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, martial artist, supermarket, righting the wronged, one against many, kung fu, rescue, foot chase, gangsters, gangster, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, manhattan new york city, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: brutality, murder, danger, anti hero, sociopath, anti heroes, gangsters, chase, fbi agent, tough guy, killer, aikido ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, machismo, ex athlete, police detective, bribery, ex law enforcer, reluctant partners, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 3.7
 2K
End of a Gun (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, rough
Plot: violence, martial arts, aikido, brutality, chase, rescue, betrayal, murder, death, police detective, security guard, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: houston texas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 5K
Cat Run (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When a sexy, high-end escort holds the key evidence to a scandalous government cover-up, two bumbling young detectives become her unlikely protectors from a ruthless assassin hired to silence her.
Style: exciting, semi serious, stylized, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: female killer, assassination attempt, femme fatale, private detective, on the run, female spy, uncover truth, woman in danger, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, lyon, new york, italy, montenegro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: mistaken identity, on the run, undercover, gangsters, hitman, manhunt, danger, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, rivalry, special agents, race against time ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, chase, gang, rescue, fighting crime, urban, working undercover, against the odds, track down, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, china, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 437
Bounty Hunters (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jersey Bellini is a bounty hunter who forms an uneasy partnership with a rival to capture a fugitive. But the hunters soon discover that the crook is also the man the mob most wants dead! Ready to battle anyone in their way, these hard-hitting ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, surprise ending, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, rivalry, gangsters, on the run, hostage, crimes, adventure, hostages, tough heroes, fugitives, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 4K
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, heroes, gangsters, one man army, assassination attempt, chase, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, undercover, special agents, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 314
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, gangsters, betrayal, assassination attempt, undercover, blood, timebomb, fistfight, tattoo, helicopter, plastic surgery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%