Movies like Blue Thunder

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Blue Thunder (1983)
 6.4
 14K
Blue Thunder
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, 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, rough, serious, realistic, futuristic, suspense, entertaining, light, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, murder, surveillance, police, conspiracy, terrorism, car chase, corruption, violence, crimes, danger, mentor, weapons, deadly, lone hero, runaway, helicopter, police investigation, dishonesty, police corruption, explosions, heroes, law enforcement, assassination, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco

Most similar movies to Blue Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, exciting and suspense films with plots about runaway, mentor, violence, murder, corruption, chase and dialogue mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Blue Thunder: Shoot to Kill (1988), Nighthawks (1981), Blown Away (1994), Blue Steel (1990), Above the Law (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.8
 10K
Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, adventure, kidnapping, murder, wilderness, fbi, serial killer, investigation, survival, violence, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   93%
    User:   94%
 
 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:   84%
    User:   79%
 
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, obsession, crime, murder, police, psychopath, chase, violence, investigation, neo noir, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   87%
 
 6.0
 25K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, police investigation, torture, cia, vengeance, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, tough law enforcer, hitman, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   80%
 
 6.1
 3K
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, serious, suspenseful, 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:   70%
    User:   64%
 
 5.8
 3K
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, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: justice, crime, vengeance, kidnapping, police investigation, revenge, violence, adoption, undercover, gang, conspiracy, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   72%
 
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, martial arts, rescue, car chase, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   62%
 
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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:   61%
    User:   49%
 
 5.5
 23K
Metro
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, revenge, car chase, police investigation, vengeance, hostage, violence, negotiation, hostages, murder, death, bank ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
 5.6
 23K
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:   59%
    User:   68%
 
Point of No Return
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, assassin, murder, chase, martial arts, lethal injection, mentor, assassins, car chase, hitman, crime, betrayal ...
Time: future
Place: california, europe, usa, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   58%
 
To Live and Die in L.A.
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: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, secret service, car chase, vengeance, murder, violence, chase, revenge, stylish, tough law enforcer, violent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
 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, rough, semi serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   52%
 
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:   56%
    User:   63%
 
 6.5
 109K
Contraband
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, heist, revenge, car chase, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, crimes, chase, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
 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: serious, rough, 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:   54%
    User:   46%
 
 6.6
 140K
Demolition Man
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal cryogenically frozen in 1996, has escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police are incapable of dealing with his violent ways and turn to his captor, John Spartan, who had also been ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, police, violence, utopia, car chase, martial arts, murder, surveillance, good versus evil, gunfight, culture clash, one man army ...
Time: future, 21st century, 80s, year 1996, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   59%
 
 6.1
 60K
Mercury Rising
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, assassin, fbi, conspiracy, secret service, assassination, bank robbery, internet, special agents, murder, political corruption, lone hero ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: chicago illinois, south dakota, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   62%
 
 6.7
 15K
F/X
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, chase, murder, car chase, assassination, assassin, gangsters, buddies, crime, chases and races, mentor, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
Boiling Point
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, prison, vengeance, undercover cop, redemption, undercover, master criminal, violence, corruption, gangster, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
The French Connection
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, atmospheric, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, surveillance, gangsters, organized crime, chase, car chase, undercover cop, police, drugs, gunfight, gangster ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, california, marseille ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
 5.8
 25K
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, year 1983, year 1990, 1990s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   52%
 
Striking Distance
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, chase, murder, car chase, boat, police corruption, investigation, police, murder mystery, lake or river, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, san francisco, philadelphia, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   40%
 
 6.4
 18K
The Gauntlet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, motorcycle, police corruption, organized crime, crime, betrayal, desert, hitman, gangsters, police, bus ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, san francisco, phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, assassination, conspiracy, chase, hostage, time, murder, corruption, neo noir, hotel, surveillance, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   44%
 
 2.4
 4K
Mitchell
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough-guy cop (Joe Don Baker) pursues two drug runners (Martin Balsam, John Saxon) across the city to bust a large syndicate. Very much an anti-hero, Mitchell often ignores the orders of his superiors and demonstrates disdain for by-the-book ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, chase, gangsters, car chase, chases and races, urban, motorcycle, crimes, dishonesty, violence, sexualized violence, camp ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 6.4
 85K
Tango & Cash
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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, crime, chase, police, car chase, buddies, undercover cop, prison escape, gunfight, violence, reluctant partners, torture ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   45%
 
 6.8
 101K
Street Kings
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, violence, vigilantism, police investigation, neo noir, redemption, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   44%
 
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