Movies like Blue Thunder

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Blue Thunder (1983)
 6.4
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Blue Thunder (1983)
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, cult film, futuristic, suspense, buddy movie, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, chase, conspiracy, murder, crimes, terrorism, heroes, politics, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, super weapon, escapades, deadly, rivalry, vietnam war, mayor, vietnam veteran, surveillance, police, car chase, corruption, violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), aviation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco

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Most similar movies to Blue Thunder

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, murder, chases and races, chase, law enforcement, vengeance and deadly mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Blue Thunder: Dead Bang (1989), Twisted Justice (1990), The Outside Man (1972), Cold Steel (1987), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Dead Bang (1989)
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: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crimes, crime, police corruption, special agents, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, master criminal, rivalry, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, colorado, california, usa, oklahoma ...
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100%
 6.2
 2K
Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Blue Thunder is a 1984 ABC television series based on the movie of the same title featuring the Blue Thunder helicopter. The series uses the converted AĆ©rospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: helicopter, danger, law enforcement, crimes, escapades, chases and races, heroes, super weapon, based on movie, police
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Twisted Justice (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the Los Angeles of the future, police are forbidden to carry weapons and must use stun guns instead. A maverick detective ignores those restrictions in his pursuit of "The Bullseye Murderer," a psychotic rapist who takes a new drug ...
Style: futuristic, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dishonesty, serial killer, rivalry, investigation, mad scientist, vengeance, police corruption, psychopath, law enforcement, chase, danger, chases and races ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hitman, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, fish out of water, disorder, culture clash, tough heroes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, paris france, california, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, strong female presence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986)
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, bounty hunter, vengeance, one man army, chase, master criminal, undercover, against the odds, track down, tough heroes, on the run, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 18K
Nighthawks (1981)
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, undercover, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, danger, master criminal, working undercover, hostages, fighting crime, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 5K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, neo noir, blackmail, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, neo-noir, hostages, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, on the run, crimes, crime gone awry, deadly, danger, gangsters, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, anti heroes, anti hero, secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
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Nick of Time (1995)
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, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, accountant, race against time, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, investigation, crimes, crime, on the run, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, neo noir, revenge, crimes, crime, gangsters, gang, stripper, graphic violence, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.1
 577
Armed Response (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car accident, murder, yakuza, shotgun, bartender, criminal's revenge, partners, heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, betrayal, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Last of the Finest (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An elite group of vice cops are fired from the L.A.P.D. for being over-zealous in their war against drugs. It is immediately apparent that some of their superiors are involved in the drug ring. Banded together, four of the banned cops (which quickly ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, conspiracy, police shootout, beretta, drug dealer, undercover, police investigation, witnessing a crime, rebellion, law enforcement, crime, political corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 26K
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, danger, tough law enforcer, master criminal, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 5K
Murphy's Law (1986)
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: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, criminal's revenge, danger, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 12K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.3
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Blown Away (1994)
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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, psychopath, stalking, anarchist, revenge, investigation, government agency, criminal's revenge, race against time, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
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The Corruptor (1999)
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, rebelliousness, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, against the odds, intrigue, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1990s, year 1990, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.3
 8K
Rapid Fire (1992)
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, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, danger, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Executive Target (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: His wife held hostage, a stunt driver is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: heroes, car chase, kidnapping, terrorism, prison, gang, chase, deadly, rivalry, danger, missing person, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 26K
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, danger, track down, hostages, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
 23K
The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, fbi, danger, family problems, parents and children, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, family relations, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: catastrophe, investigation, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, bomb squad, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 3.5
 1K
Epicenter (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Epicenter concerns brassy, beautiful Amanda Foster, a down-on-her-luck Los Angeles detective who's been assigned to protect a mobster-turned-State's-Witness, Nick Constantine, from the mob. On the night of the assignment, the city is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female agent, partners, special agents, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, danger, survival, escapades, crimes, mother daughter relationship, earthquake, car chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.2
 16K
Ricochet (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, false accusation, frame up, murder, law enforcement, friendship, investigation, haunted by the past, rivalry, dishonesty, career ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%