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Action Jackson (1988)
 5.5
 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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending, neo noir, psychotronic, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, heroes, nightclub, frame up, assassination, drug addict, gunfight, organized crime, showdown, bar fight, megalomaniac, maverick cop, framed for murder, police investigation, boxer, one against many, crimes, gang, fighting the system, crime, rebellion, against the rules, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: detroit, usa

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Most similar movies to Action Jackson

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and serious films with plots about showdown, violence, gunfight, gun, chase, fight and crimes mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Action Jackson: Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991), Exit Wounds (2001), An Eye for an Eye (1981), The Protector (1985), Code of Silence (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners, partners against crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 32K
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 ⇓
68%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
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 ⇓
66%
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 18K
Police Story 2 (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Hong Kong super-cop must stop a group of blackmailing bombers at the same time that the villains of the first Police Story are out for revenge.
Style: humorous, stylized, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, investigation, undercover, police investigation, fight, police officer, gang, police station, police detective, kung fu, criminal's revenge, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, california, asia, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 28K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.5
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, 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 ⇓
61%
 4.2
 317
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, assassination attempt, betrayal, undercover, gangsters, fistfight, tattoo, helicopter, timebomb, fbi, plastic surgery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.0
 29K
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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, aikido, vengeance, lone hero, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.6
 31K
Police Story (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A virtuous Hong Kong police officer must clear his name after he is framed for murder.
Style: humorous, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, kung fu, murder, chases and races, drug lord, crime, crimes, law enforcement, goofy hero, corrupt law enforcer, car chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.6
 32K
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 17K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, crimes, gangsters, rescue, anti hero, police, anti heroes, lone hero, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: buddy comedy, humorous, witty, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: police, gunfight, investigation, maverick cop, undercover, fish out of water, smuggling, damsel in distress, foot chase, verbal byplay, partners against crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, beverly hills, california, usa, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.0
 3K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, bail bondsman, organized crime, vengeance, tough heroes, strong violent content, profanity, heroes, danger, track down, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 306
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 ⇓
59%
 5.3
 339
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, master warrior, one man army, gangsters, heroes, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, rivalry, escapades, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 68K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 216
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, martial arts, missing person, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, violence, undercover cop, police investigation, chase, police detective, profanity, friendship, gunfight, police officer, vacation, taxi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, florida, illinois, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.8
 7K
7 Seconds (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Switzerland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hostage, criminal heroes, chases and races, rivalry, dishonesty, disorder, kidnapping, daring rescue, gangsters, one man army, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: bucharest, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slavery, sex slave, human trafficking, martial arts, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, rivalry, master criminal, police investigation, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, usa, asia, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 4K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, woman in danger, assassination attempt, one man army, heroes, chase, gangsters, danger, adventure, assassination, government agency, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 18K
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, prison, murder, investigation, undercover, prisoner, surveillance, serial killer, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 164K
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, maverick cop, sarcasm, mixed martial arts, police detective, lapd, showdown, embassy, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 8.0
 116K
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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, warrior, organized crime, gangsters, undercover, hand to hand combat, violence, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Marked for Death (1990)
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, aikido, crimes, crime, family, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, latin america, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%