Movies like Blue Thunder

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Blue Thunder (1983)
 6.4
 15K
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, futuristic, suspense, entertaining, light, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, chase, murder, terrorism, crimes, heroes, politics, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, super weapon, escapades, deadly, rivalry, vietnam war, mayor, vietnam veteran, surveillance, police, conspiracy, car chase, corruption, violence, aviation, female nudity ...
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, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, law enforcement, murder, chase, chases and races, rivalry and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Blue Thunder: Dead Bang (1989), Nighthawks (1981), Twisted Justice (1990), 52 Pick-Up (1986), Armed Response (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.1
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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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, investigation, crime, police corruption, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, special agents, crimes, partners against crime, interracial relations, racism ...
Time: 80s
Place: colorado, los angeles, california, usa, oklahoma ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 15K
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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, danger, crimes, hostages, tough law enforcer, working undercover, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rivalry, danger, serial killer, mad scientist, investigation, dishonesty, psychopath, vengeance, police corruption, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
 4K
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, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, infidelity, blackmail, crime, vengeance, crime gone awry, neo-noir, good versus evil, missing person, rivalry, law enforcement, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.0
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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: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shotgun, bartender, yakuza, murder, crime, reluctant partners, partners against crime, partners, heroes, deadly, dishonesty, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 632
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, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, dealing with death, crime, chase, car chase, investigation, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 789
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: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, gang, crime, rivalry, on the run, police corruption, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, chases and races, crimes, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.5
 24K
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, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, revenge, tough law enforcer, master criminal, danger, police investigation, hostages, partners, jewel thief, police ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, rough, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, vengeance, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, anti heroes, track down, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 26K
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: revenge, terrorism, stalking, psychopath, anarchist, investigation, race against time, government agency, criminal's revenge, vengeance, master criminal, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.2
 1K
Epicenter (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, car chase, undercover, frame up, danger, law enforcement, prison, kidnapping, survival, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 1K
Blue Thunder (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter and large portions of stock footage from the 1983 film. A ground ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, danger, crimes, escapades, chases and races, heroes, super weapon, law enforcement, based on movie, police
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 17K
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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, murder, partners, law enforcement, police, chinatown, triad, crime, gangsters, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 36K
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, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, train station, terrorism, murder, one day, assassination plot, mysterious man, psychological torture ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, rough, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, revenge, crime, gangsters, stripper, criminal heroes, family relations, rivalry, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, betrayal, murder, friendship, vengeance, police investigation, danger, rebelliousness, crimes, law enforcement, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 2.5
 4K
Mitchell (1975)
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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, gangsters, crime, car chase, femme fatale, haunted by the past, heist, rivalry, police corruption, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 23K
Fire with Fire (2012)
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, murder, witness protection, u.s. marshal, crime, vigilantism, witnessing a crime, danger, hidden identity, police detective, chases and races, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new orleans, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, law enforcement, tough heroes, chases and races, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, culture clash ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, europe, california, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Out of Bounds (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, airport, police, bus, heroin, city life, chases and races, crimes, crime, witnessing a crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, usa, new orleans, los angeles, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 26K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, cia, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, undercover, law enforcement, deadly, drug dealing, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, japan, asia, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 144K
Demolition Man (1993)
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, semi serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: utopia, tough heroes, police, martial arts, violence, car chase, foot chase, mind control, good versus evil, betrayal, one man army, future dystopia ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s, near future ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel (1990)
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, exciting, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, serial killer, policewoman, stalking, murder, psychopath, neo noir, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Striking Distance (1993)
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, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, rescue, tough law enforcer, danger, rivalry, boat ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 7K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police, informant, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, hitman, criminal's revenge, snitch, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Insurance investigator Maindrian Pace and his team lead double-lives as unstoppable car thieves. When a South American drug lord pays Pace to steal 48 cars for him, all but one, a 1973 Ford Mustang, are in the bag. As Pace prepares to rip-off the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, police, helicopter, car thief, heist, police investigation, betrayal, race against time, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
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, one man army, vengeance, chase, master criminal, undercover, on the run, race against time, tough heroes, against the odds, track down ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.7
 16K
F/X (1986)
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: exciting, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, corruption, car chase, assassin, deception, violence, disguise, stuntman, federal agent, witness protection, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, battle zone, crimes, murder, investigation, assassination, rivalry, vengeance, police corruption, law enforcement, gangsters, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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