Movies like Bad Boys for Life

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Bad Boys for Life (2020)
 6.6
 139K
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, humorous, exciting, tense, captivating, entertaining, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: police partner, police detective, police, police officer, motorcycle gang, investigation, tough cop, drug lord, gang, tough guy, criminal, friendship between men, sarcasm, midlife crisis, retirement, danger, police officer killed, police chase, rescue, race against time, gangsters, fight, friendship, soldier, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s
Place: miami, mexico city, mexico

Most similar movies to Bad Boys for Life

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, exciting, humorous and suspense films with plots about violence, gun, gunfight, pistol, chase, held at gunpoint and shot in the chest mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bad Boys for Life: Bad Boys II (2003), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), Bad Boys (1995), Ride Along 2 (2016), Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 236K
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, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: buddy cop, drug lord, friendship between men, two man army, fbi, gunfight, undercover, drug dealing, partners, gang war, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, florida, cuba, usa, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, tense, buddy movie ...
Plot: bodyguard, hitman, killer, assassin, two man army, on the run, car chase, chase, mercenary, one against many, opposites attract, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, united kingdom, amsterdam, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.9
 246K
Bad Boys (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, buddy movie, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: two man army, drug lord, black cop, partners against crime, working undercover, police corruption, internal affairs, police investigation, foot chase, buddies, crimes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 54K
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: bodyguard, partners against crime, law enforcement, police officer, undercover cop, partners, unlikely partners, escapades, silly humor, disorder, police investigation, police ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, miami, atlanta georgia, hawaii, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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358
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 7.2
 165K
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, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, profanity, sarcasm, police detective, maverick cop, mixed martial arts, lapd, showdown, embassy, crimes, oldtimer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ 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, serious, exciting ...
Plot: police corruption, ex convict, ex-cop, martial arts, fbi, fbi agent, police, drug smuggling, friendship, corruption, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 106K
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, exciting, not serious, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: two man army, escapades, 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 ⇓
67%
 6.0
 44K
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, surveillance, false identity, arrest, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
National Security (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two mismatched security guards are thrown together to bust a smuggling operation.
Style: humorous, feel good, buddy comedy, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: partners, heroes, danger, investigation, crimes, unlikely partners, law enforcement, chase, police, life philosophy, stereotypes, police academy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 245K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, reluctant partners, fbi, kung fu, martial arts, police investigation, ransom, fish out of water, chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, united states, california ...
⇓ 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: rough, realistic, serious, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, police detective, bribery, ex law enforcer, reluctant partners, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 292K
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, neo noir, suspense, humorous ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, pornography, father daughter relationship, party, alcoholic, single father, corruption, murder, investigation, teenage girl, private investigator ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 48K
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 ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, colourful, reboot, surprise ending ...
Plot: drug lord, gunfight, father son relationship, death of friend, investigation, dark humor, fbi, grandfather, african american, revenge, sexual humor, martial arts ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, 2010s, 80s, year 2014 ...
Place: new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, hostages, revenge, rivalry, police, haunted by the past, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 165K
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, buddy movie, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: misfit partners, policewoman, fbi, special agents, friendship, police investigation, partners against crime, partners, women, sarcasm, police, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 43K
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, light, exciting, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: police officer, taxi driver, investigation, murder, father daughter relationship, driver, danger, vulgarity, drug lord, lapd, partners, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Marine 5: Battleground (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While working as an EMT back stateside Jake Carter after responding to a distress call, finds himself caught up protecting a person of interest from a biker gang ruthlessly hunting them down.
Style: suspense, psychological, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, chase, murder, betrayal, survival, violence, brutality, fight, gunfight, death, foot chase, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Precious Cargo (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a botched heist, Eddie a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: heist, diamond, crime boss, betrayal, danger, thief, heist gone wrong, assassination attempt, diamonds, gang, gunfight, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 55K
21 Bridges (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: police officer killed, murder investigation, manhunt, nypd, hostage, conspiracy, police corruption, corrupt cop, police, police detective, police officer, criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 12K
Running Scared (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, police detective, profanity, friendship, gunfight, taxi, garbage truck, bulletproof vest, police officer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.3
 6K
Line of Duty (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Penny is a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief's 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks, whose live-streaming ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic, buddy comedy
Plot: police, friendship, investigation, heroes, police detective, brutality, criminal, police chase, one man army, heroism, undercover cop, bravery ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 18K
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: drug lord, rookie, police, police corruption, danger, criminal gang, organized crime, policewoman, corrupt cop, police chase, mercilessness, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, detroit, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 31K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, police corruption, undercover cop, robbery, rescue, brutality, father son relationship, race against time, police detective, tough cop, betrayal ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 2K
Gen-X Cops (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Four young officers of the Hong Kong Police are joined together to fight against organised crime using all possible means, even if this would lead them to break the law… Their first assignment is to eliminate a gang of criminals who have stolen a ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: stylized violence, police, undercover, police investigation, tough law enforcer, save the day, partners against crime, track down, terrorism, martial arts, danger, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.4
 310
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.4
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, heroes, assassination, frame up, nightclub, framed for murder, megalomaniac, bar fight, showdown, gunfight, organized crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, suspenseful, suspense, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: murder, brutality, danger, anti hero, sociopath, anti heroes, gangsters, fbi agent, chase, aikido, ex special forces, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, gang, rescue, chase, law enforcement, urban, working undercover, against the odds, track down, city life ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, china, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, neo noir, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, undercover, vengeance, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, chases and races, drug dealing, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.1
 5K
Close Range (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, exciting, neo noir
Plot: rescue, drug cartel, on the run, crime boss, revenge, pursuit, chase, crooked sheriff, corrupt cop, uncle niece relationship, husband wife relationship, niece ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, texas, southern usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%