Movies like Above the Law

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Above the Law (1988)
 6.0
 32K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, neo noir, sexy, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone hero, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, aikido, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, working undercover, conspiracy, police investigation, brutality, torture, cia, police officer, senator, drug lord, life is a bitch, master criminal, rebellion, society, strong violent content ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, japan, asia, california

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Most similar movies to Above the Law

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about murder, violence, gun, crimes, death, gunfight and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Above the Law: Hard to Kill (1990), Marked for Death (1990), Code of Silence (1985), Out for Justice (1991), Kill Switch (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 30K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, murder, vengeance, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, year 1983, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, against the odds, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, heroes, rescue, police chase, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 3.8
 5K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, special agents, psychopath, murder, serial killer, mind game, master criminal, race against time, law enforcement, rivalry, track down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 63K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, hostage, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Fire Down Below (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, small town, toxic, investigation, environmentalism, one man army, good versus evil, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, brutality, environment, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 35K
Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, aikido, crimes, master criminal, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
52%
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, vigilantism, police, vengeance, fighting crime, adventure, drug dealing, partners, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, good versus evil, murder, master warrior, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, mysterious character, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 141K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 19K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, martial arts, murder, investigation, undercover, surveillance, serial killer, partners against crime, prisoner, master criminal, track down, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, gangsters, prison, murder, organized crime, vigilante, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, paris france, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 34K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, law enforcement, working undercover, tough heroes, rebellion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
44%
Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, spy, debt, dishonesty, downfall, crimes, life is a bitch, introspection, redemption, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, crimes, fighting the system, on the run, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 285
Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, rivalry, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, tough heroes, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, tough heroes, loss of partner, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Force of One (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, undercover, vigilante, murder mystery, karate, police, showdown, urban setting, tough heroes, reluctant partners ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, heroes, gang violence, fistfight, gunfight, vengeance, graphic violence, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.2
 5K
McQ (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
Style: serious, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police corruption, fighting crime, uncover truth, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, investigation, car chase, heist, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, seattle, plymouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 47K
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, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 4K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, one man army, save the day, rivalry, gang, crimes, crime boss, kidnapping, hostage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, romania, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 356
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prostitute, gangsters, chase, undercover, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, against the odds, working undercover, police corruption, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, hitman, crimes, sniper, assassination, karate, fight, crime boss, vengeance, partners, killer, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 8K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slavery, sex slave, martial arts, gangsters, human trafficking, crimes, tough law enforcer, police investigation, master criminal, rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, usa, asia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 122K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, mission, fight, police corruption, undercover, fighting crime, swat team, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%