Movies like Above the Law

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Above the Law (1988)
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Above the Law
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, exciting, sexy, entertaining, intense, melancholic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, police investigation, torture, cia, vengeance, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, tough law enforcer, hitman, lone hero, fight scenes, undercover cop, police, brutality, chase, drug dealing, crime, weapons, assassination, police corruption, crimes, assassins, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, california, chicago illinois
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The Negotiator
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Germany, USA
140 min.
 7.3
Shooter
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
124 min.
 7.2
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Most similar movies to Above the Law

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about lone hero, brutality, violence, mentor, vengeance, dialogue and fight scenes mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Above the Law: Code of Silence (1985), Hard to Kill (1990), The Glimmer Man (1996), Out for Justice (1991), Rapid Fire (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Code of Silence
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, police, gangsters, gunfight, rescue, martial arts, car chase, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois
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System:   95%
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Hard to Kill
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, hospital, murder, gangsters, revenge, chase, brutality, car chase, coma, violence, hitman ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1983
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois
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System:   71%
    User:   100%
 
The Glimmer Man
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, martial arts, brutality, conspiracy, hitman, car chase, revenge, violence, crime, fight scenes, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   66%
 
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Out for Justice
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, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, police investigation, chase, murder, vengeance, car chase, violence, mafia, organized crime, vigilante ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   66%
    User:   64%
 
 6.3
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Rapid Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police corruption, crime, betrayal, vengeance, murder, kung fu, police investigation, chase, violence, car chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, hong kong, tokyo, chicago illinois, beijing china ...
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System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
Marked for Death
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, mexico, chicago illinois, jamaica, west indies ...
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System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
 5.5
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Exit Wounds
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, police investigation, corruption, chase, kidnapping, undercover cop, betrayal, gangsters, car chase, kung fu, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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The Dead Pool
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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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One Good Cop
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When his loyal longtime partner, a widower, is killed in the line of duty and leaves behind three young children, Artie Lewis (Michael Keaton), a dedicated New York City cop and his wife, Rita (Rene Russo), decide to take the kids in. But the lives ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Plot: crime, vengeance, kidnapping, police investigation, revenge, justice, violence, gang, conspiracy, corruption, hostages, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   43%
 
Sharky's Machine
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, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, prostitution, revenge, police, vengeance, gangsters, jazz, police corruption, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   46%
 
 6.1
 41K
A Man Apart
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: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 5.9
 4K
Murphy's Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, murder, crime, chase, vigilantism, mafia, revenge, gunfight, criminal heroes, gangster, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   40%
 
 6.0
 16K
The Corruptor
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, police investigation, betrayal, chase, violence, culture clash, corruption, mafia, car chase, gang war, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
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Fire Down Below
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, small town, vengeance, one man army, corruption, brutality, justice, car chase, toxic, death, violence, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
 25K
Blown Away
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, revenge, vengeance, violence, chase, terrorism, betrayal, murder, criminal's revenge, obsession, prison, explosions ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, ireland, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
Original Gangstas
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, violence, vigilantism, murder, gang, gangs, brutality, revenge, crime, fight scenes, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
The Star Chamber
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crime, vigilantism, murder, serial killer, vengeance, political corruption, conspiracy, courtroom, hitman, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 6.1
 26K
Murder at 1600
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, secret service, investigation, politics, crime, conspiracy, president, murder mystery, chase, white house, corruption, assassin ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, usa, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   31%
 
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Fire with Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, crime, vengeance, vigilante, car chase, chases and races, revenge, crimes, assassination, danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
Wanted: Dead or Alive
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty. But also an ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, chase, terrorism, revenge, violence, bounty hunter, motorcycle, brutality, hostages, one man army, murder, death ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
 5.7
 15K
Death Warrant
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, martial arts, murder, police investigation, investigation, undercover cop, kung fu, violence, fight scenes, conspiracy, master criminal, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   39%
 
 5.9
 10K
The Substitute
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: high school, teacher, school, gang, chase, vigilante, drug dealing, crime, drugs, violence, gangs, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   31%
 
 6.1
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Dead Bang
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Los Angeles homicide detective Jerry Beck searches for the murderer who killed a police officer on Christmas Eve. The investigation takes Beck inside the violent world of hate groups and white supremacists, who are hatching a deadly plot to attack ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, chase, murder, investigation, police corruption, fbi, police, violence, master criminal, partners against crime, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, colorado, usa, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   38%
 
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 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
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System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
 5.4
 3K
Fatal Beauty
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gangsters, undercover cop, drug abuse, drugs, violence, gang, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, romance, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   32%
 
 6.2
 38K
Rising Sun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, corruption, murder mystery, culture clash, surveillance, investigation, lawyer, revenge, race issues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, japan, usa, tokyo
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System:   31%
    User:   25%
 
 5.9
 23K
The Rookie
Genre: Action, Comedy, 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: exciting, semi serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, police investigation, car chase, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, obsession, motorcycle, violence, revenge, mentor, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
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System:   30%
    User:   36%
 
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amnesia, chase, assassination, hitman, memory loss, secret service, assassin, cia, conspiracy, car chase, haunted by the past, assassins ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
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System:   30%
    User:   29%
 

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 6.9
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Four Brothers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, violence, revenge, robbery, adoption, gunfight, police corruption, chase, car chase, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
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System:   30%
    User:   29%
 
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Under Siege
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, violence, gunfight, one man army, ship, lone hero, weapons, fight scenes, heist, mercenary, explosions, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, san francisco, new jersey, pentagon, hawaii
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System:   30%
    User:   32%
 
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