Movies like 48 Hrs.

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48 Hrs. (1982)
 6.9
 78K
48 Hrs. (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, tense, semi serious, buddy movie, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: tough cop, convict, crimes, police investigation, partners against crime, prison, law enforcement, reluctant partners, police officer killed, tough law enforcer, buddy cop, revenge, partner, dysfunctional relationship, gang, justice, graphic violence, fugitives, nudity (full frontal - brief), partners, race against time, odd couple, track down, verbal byplay, law enforcer criminal relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, los angeles

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Most similar movies to 48 Hrs.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, entertaining and buddy movie films with plots about police, chase, lone hero, mentor, runaway, violence and crimes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like 48 Hrs.: The Last Boy Scout (1991), Tango & Cash (1989), Metro (1997), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987), Midnight Run (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, gunfight, motorcycle, bar fight, mexican standoff, drug dealer, gas station, betrayal, buddy cop, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, bribery, police detective, reluctant partners, ex law enforcer, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 105K
Tango & Cash (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught ...
Style: humorous, realistic, rough, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: reluctant partners, police detective, prisoner, prison, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, warden, rivalry, dishonesty, organized crime, master criminal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 28K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, swat team, master criminal, tough law enforcer, revenge, police investigation, partners, heist, bank ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Detroit cop, Axel Foley heads for the land of sunshine and palm trees to find out who shot police Captain Andrew Bogomil. Thanks to a couple of old friends, Axel's investigation uncovers a series of robberies masterminded by a heartless weapons ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, gunfight, heist, arms smuggling, police investigation, investigation, partners, partners against crime, friends, police officer, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 86K
Midnight Run (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
Style: humorous, witty, talky, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, on the road, bounty hunter, bail bondsman, police surveillance, crimes, odd couple, partners, race against time, limousine, road trip, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, los angeles, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 257K
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, gunfight, police, police investigation, chase, crimes, partners against crime, verbal byplay, adventure, henchman, mercenary, homicide detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Back in sunny southern California and on the trail of two murderers, Axel Foley again teams up with LA cop Billy Rosewood. Soon, they discover that an amusement park is being used as a front for a massive counterfeiting ring – and it's run by ...
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: amusement park, gunfight, investigation, undercover, roller coaster, frame up, rescue, forgery, dirty cop, secret service, buddy cop, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: beverly hills, los angeles, usa, california, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Tough-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads to the rarified world of Beverly Hills in his beat-up Chevy Nova to investigate a friend's murder. But soon, he realizes he's stumbled onto something much more complicated. Bungling rookie ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, investigation, gunfight, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, maverick cop, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, michigan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Joe Gavilan (Harrison Ford) and his new partner K. C. Calden (Josh Hartnett), are detectives on the beat in Tinseltown. Neither one of them really wants to be a cop, Gavilan moonlights as a real estate broker, and Calden is an aspiring actor ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hollywood, partners against crime, police investigation, murder, chase, hip hop, crimes, reluctant partners, law enforcement, odd couple, gunfight, rap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 71K
Red Heat (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.
Style: humorous, exciting, rough, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cold war, culture clash, police brutality, drug dealer, police, revenge, partners, stereotypes, gunfight, drug cartel, martial arts, manhunt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988
Place: usa, ussr, chicago illinois, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 265K
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: reluctant partners, two man army, fbi, martial arts, police, kung fu, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, ransom, fish out of water, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, aikido, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, police corruption, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 249K
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, partners against crime, friendship between men, two man army, african american, fbi, swat team, police investigation, gunfight, tough guy, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida, cuba, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 27K
The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hostage, police investigation, partners, track down, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance, murder, ransom ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 63K
Showtime (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based T.V. cop show.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: partners against crime, chase, fish out of water, tough cop, misfit partners, reluctant partners, tv show, crimes, police operation, disorder, odd couple, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 175K
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: buddy cop, police, police detective, showdown, maverick cop, sarcasm, lapd, mixed martial arts, embassy, home invasion, crimes, verbal byplay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, heist, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, track down, special agents, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 48K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, drug cartel, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, murder, loss of friend, undercover, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, master criminal, partners against crime, law enforcement, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 46K
The Dead Pool (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: serious, suspense, neo noir, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police, reporter, prison, mafia, crimes, police investigation, against the rules, law enforcement, justice, murder, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Extreme Prejudice (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Texas Ranger and a ruthless narcotics kingpin - they were childhood friends, now they are adversaries.
Style: neo noir, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bribery, presumed dead, love triangle, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, mexican standoff, robbery, organized crime, texas ranger, friends, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.7
 46K
The Enforcer (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns again, this time saddled with a rookie female partner. Together, they must stop a terrorist group consisting of angry Vietnam veterans.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, militant, ransom, inspector, crimes, police investigation, graphic violence, tough law enforcer, partners, rebellion, unlikely partners, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 30K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, journalism, partners, buddies, protagonist as suspect, crimes, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, sexy, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, prostitute, scam, police investigation, fighting crime, partners, crimes, gangsters, murder, tough law enforcer, prostitution, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 55K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, fish out of water, police investigation, partners, police, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, track down, yakuza, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, partners against crime, partners, crimes, law enforcement, one man army, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 13K
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, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, police detective, friendship, gunfight, taxi, buddy cop, police officer, vacation, state trooper ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, crimes, aikido, family, rivalry, against the odds, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%