Movies and TV shows like Blue Thunder 1984

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Blue Thunder (1984)
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Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground unit named "Rolling Thunder" backed up the helicopter in the television series. This was a large support van with a desert camouflage off-road vehicle stored inside. The television series cast includes James Farentino, Dana Carvey, and former professional American football players Bubba Smith and Dick Butkus. The series was canceled by ABC after they felt the similar Airwolf on CBS would win the ratings battle. Also, the series aired at the same time as the CBS soap opera Dallas on Friday nights, and lost. Eleven episodes were made before the series was cancelled.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: helicopter, crimes, heroes, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, super weapon, escapades, police
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to Blue Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and realistic films and TV series with plots about crimes, crime, law enforcement, police, fighting crime, chases and races and heroes mostly in Crime, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like Blue Thunder: Knight Rider (1982), Airwolf (1984), T.J. Hooker (1982), Gang Related (2014), Powers (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Knight Rider (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, touching, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: car chase, talking car, adventure, a.i., fighting crime, chases and races, heroic mission, working undercover, heroes, partners, friendship, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
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Airwolf (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Airwolf is an American television series that ran from 1984 until 1987. The program centers on a high-tech military helicopter, code named Airwolf, and its crew as they undertake various missions, many involving espionage, with a Cold War ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, spy, military, missing person, partners, undercover, escapades, deadly, dishonesty, super weapon, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: usa
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100%
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Blue Thunder (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, chase, conspiracy, murder, vietnam veteran, helicopter pilot, prototype, crimes, terrorism, dishonesty, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
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T.J. Hooker (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: T. J. Hooker is an American police drama television program starring William Shatner in the title role as a 15-year veteran police sergeant. The series premiered as a mid-season replacement on March 13, 1982, on ABC and ran on the network until May ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: police, rookie, law enforcement, partners, crimes, police investigation, crime, fighting crime, partners against crime, workaholic, honest law enforcer, camp ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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Gang Related (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Every villain has a noble cause, and every hero has a dark side. Detective Ryan Lopez is a rising star in Los Angeles' elite Gang Task Force. What the world doesn't know is that long before Ryan became a cop, he pledged allegiance to a ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, undercover, working undercover, crimes, law enforcement, fighting crime, boss, power struggle, police detective, outlaw, criminal, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Powers (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Two homicide detectives, Christian Walker and Deena Pilgrim, are assigned to investigate cases involving people with superhuman abilities, referred to as “Powers.” Set amidst today’s paparazzi culture, Powers asks the questions, what if the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, supernatural ability, heroes, imaginary, supernatural, superhuman powers, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, youth, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Plot: lovers on the run, crime, chases and races, love and romance, partners, criminal heroes, bank, crimes, escapades, bank robbery, family relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Harry O (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Harry O, sometimes spelled Harry-O, is an American crime drama series that aired for two seasons on ABC from 1974 to 1976. The series starred David Janssen and was executive produced by Jerry Thorpe. Harry O followed the broadcast of two pilot ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, misfit, crime, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, disability, urban, police department, police, beach
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
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Players (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Three young ex-cons track down criminals as a part of a new FBI program.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, dishonesty, crimes, partners, crime, law enforcement, partners against crime, chases and races, cons and scams, track down, ex convict ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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S.W.A.T. (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: S.W.A.T. is an American action/crime drama series about the adventures of a Special Weapons And Tactics team operating in an unidentified California city. A spin-off of The Rookies, the series aired on ABC from February 1975 to April 1976. Like The ...
Style: realistic, stylized, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Crash and Burn (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Kevin Hawkins (Erik Palladino, E.R.) agrees to infiltrate the ruthless underground world of choppers, he is quickly thrown into a world of fast cars and high stakes. Pitted between a ruthless crime boss (Michael Madsen, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, gang, secret identity, crime, secret agents, undercover, danger, dishonesty, friends, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Six Million Dollar Man is an American television series about a former astronaut with bionic implants working for a fictional government office known as OSI. The series is based on the Martin Caidin novel Cyborg, which was the series's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Blue Heelers (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Heelers is an Australian police drama series which depicted the lives of police officers stationed at the fictional Mount Thomas police station in a small town in Victoria.
Style: suspenseful, touching, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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The Equalizer (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: The Equalizer is an American television series that ran for four seasons, initially on CBS, between 1985 and 1989. It stars Edward Woodward as a middle aged retired intelligence officer with a mysterious past who helps people in trouble. The show ...
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Police Woman (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Sergeant “Pepper"” Anderson, an undercover cop for the Criminal Conspiracy Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department, poses undercover from mob girl to prostitute.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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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
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27%
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CHiPs (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: CHiPs is an American television drama series produced by MGM Studios that originally aired on NBC from September 15, 1977, to July 17, 1983. CHiPs followed the lives of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. The series ran ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, motorcycle chase, fighting crime, crime, police investigation, society, heroes, law enforcement, workplace, partners, chase, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, southern california
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27%
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Luke Cage (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, psychotronic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, super strength, african american, superhuman powers, good versus evil, save the day, crimes, heroes, fighting crime, danger, super powers, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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27%
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Black Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Black Scorpion is an action-crime TV series that aired on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2001 and in Canada on Space in 2002. The series is based on two Roger Corman movies, Black Scorpion, and the sequel Black Scorpion II: Aftershock. The show focuses on a ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california
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27%
Point of Origin (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact-based drama about an arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
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Flikken Maastricht (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police detective, forensics, fighting crime, female detective, police investigation, crime, police officer
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, amsterdam
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27%
Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kung Fu: The Legend Continues is a spin-off of the 1972–1975 television series Kung Fu. David Carradine and Chris Potter starred as a father and son trained in kung fu - Carradine playing a Shaolin monk, Potter a police detective. This series ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, fight, police, law enforcement, escapades, monk, wisdom of life, reunion, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
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26%
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Pacific Blue (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Pacific Blue is an American crime drama series about a team of police officers with the Santa Monica Police Department who patrolled its beaches on bicycles. The show ran for five seasons on the USA Network, from March 2, 1996 to April 9, 2000, with ...
Style: exciting, sexy, captivating, feel good, serious ...
Plot: workplace romance, beach, hotshot hero, chase, police investigation, chases and races, crime, crimes, workplace situations, fighting crime, love and romance, bicycle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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True Justice (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, police detective, crimes, police investigation, working undercover, heroes, fighting crime, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, tough heroes, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
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Sidekicks (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Sidekicks is a 1986-1987 Disney Channel martial arts TV series, a spin-off of the original Walt Disney one-time special, The Last Electric Knight. The series starred Ernie Reyes, Jr. as Ernie Lee, the Last Electric Knight, and Gil Gerard as Sergeant ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, martial arts, crimes, family, heroes, young heroes, law enforcement, fighting crime, social worker, picked on, youth, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
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Fastlane (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Fastlane is an American action/crime drama series that was broadcast on Fox from September 18, 2002 to April 25, 2003. On August 14, 2005 G4 began rebroadcasting the complete series. After finishing its initial run on the network, Fastlane stopped ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, partners, drug dealing, hidden identity, police investigation, police detective, working undercover, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crime, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Chicago P.D. (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: exciting, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Chosen (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ian Mitchell is a lawyer and father who one day receives a box containing a gun and a picture of a stranger, along with instructions to kill the pictured person. He is subsequently attacked by another stranger, and discovers that he has been chosen ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, survival, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, mystery, race against time, disorder, danger, rivalry, who to trust, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Dragnet (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner Frank Smith methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, fighting crime, society, partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police, crime investigation, tough law enforcer, crime, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, fbi, government agency, undercover, secret identity, espionage, mysterious character, betrayal, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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