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Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

Detroit cop Axel Foley is delighted when he receives a surprise visit from his best friend Mikey Tandino, who lives in California. Not long after Mikey arrives in Detroit, Mikey is killed, right in front of Axel, by a man named Zack. Axel follows Zack to Beverly Hills, California, where Beverly Hills police department Lieutenant Andrew Bogomil assigns Detective Billy Rosewood and Rosewood's partner, Sergeant John Taggart, to keep an eye on Axel. Axel visits his friend Jenny Summers, who works in an art gallery. With Jenny's help, Axel discovers that Zack works for Jenny's boss, Victor Maitland, the man who owns the art gallery. Maitland is a drug kingpin who is using the gallery as a front, and Maitland had Zack kill Mikey after Maitland accused Mikey of stealing some of Maitland's bonds. With the help of Jenny, Billy, and Taggart, Axel does what he can to make sure Maitland and Zack won't kill any more people. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  kitchen,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Period:1980s
Story:art gallery,  drug smuggling,  undercover cop,  black hero,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  bar fight,  foot chase,  kicking in door,  bearer bonds,  police protagonist,  buffalo new york,  professional hit,  lock pick,  buffet,  convicted felon,  african american protagonist,  country club,  beverly hills california,  art dealer,  police procedural,  pretending to be gay,  gallery,  automatic weapon,  attempted robbery,  lifting person in air,  black cop,  pool hall,  police captain,  famous score,  maverick cop,  badge,  contraband,  buddy comedy,  police chief,  n word,  receptionist,  buddy cop,  detroit michigan,  police inspector,  car chase,  beretta,  sports car,  lieutenant,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  banana,  billiards,  discrimination,  pool table,  smuggling,  partner,  damsel in distress,  part of trilogy,  fish out of water,  impersonation,  blockbuster,  walkie talkie,  sergeant,  electronic music score,  warehouse,  uzi,  waiter,  machismo,  record player,  police brutality,  freeze frame,  henchman,  class differences,  shot in the arm,  first part,  profanity,  city name in title,  long take,  undercover,  locker room,  limousine,  strip club,  racial slur,  coffee,  home invasion,  part of series,  disarming someone,  security guard,  truck,  map,  death of friend,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  mansion,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  stripper,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  place name in title,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare breasts,  murder,  death,  gun,  blood,  violence

Brick Mansions (2014)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  maverick cop,  n word,  buddy cop,  detroit michigan,  car chase,  tough cop,  punched in the chest,  damsel in distress,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  security guard,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  violence,  murder

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Ride Along (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Ride Along (2014)

Ben must prove he is good enough to date cop James' sister. By doing this he goes on a "Ride Along" to show that he is not weak and he will do whatever it takes to get James' approval but along the way runs into a few obstacles that he has to overcome in a very funny way.

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  black cop,  maverick cop,  badge,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  damsel in distress,  impersonation,  electronic music score,  warehouse,  police brutality,  freeze frame,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  strip club,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  security guard,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  stripper,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence,  police

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

The RIDE ALONG 2 sequel picks up about a year after our heroes' last adventure. Plans for a quick trip to Miami go bad. With the wedding upcoming, James reluctantly takes Ben with him to Miami to follow up on a lead connected to a drug ring case he's been trying to crack. In Miami, they meet Maya, a no-BS homicide detective who lets them know Miami is her turf. They also encounter AJ, a shady cocky computer hacker who reveals evidence that implicates a well-respected local businessman, the wealthy Antonio Pope. Pope harbors a vicious streak and rules South Florida's drug trade. If Ben and James can convince the authorities that Pope is a brutal crime boss they'll stop his spree. If they fail, well there may not be a wedding after all. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  drugs
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:drug smuggling,  undercover cop,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  badge,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  sports car,  tough cop,  partner,  freeze frame,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  disarming someone,  truck,  drug dealer,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  police,  death,  murder,  violence

The Last Boy Scout (1991) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Thriller

The Last Boy Scout (1991)

A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:detective,  hitman,  hostage
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  locker room,  limousine,  strip club,  disarming someone,  death of friend,  cocaine,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  stripper,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare breasts,  murder,  blood,  gun,  police,  violence,  death

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Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. This is why Dragnet (1987) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  police procedural,  attempted robbery,  police captain,  badge,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  partner,  sergeant,  warehouse,  uzi,  police brutality,  henchman,  undercover,  limousine,  strip club,  coffee,  mansion,  ambulance,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  car accident,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drugs,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:undercover cop,  cocaine,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  professional hit,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  partner,  impersonation,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  undercover,  limousine,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  gun,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

After a clumsy operation trying to capture a drug dealer, the N.Y.P.D Detectives Jimmy Monroe and Paul Hodges are suspended for one month by their Captain Romans. Jimmy decides to sell his rare baseball card to pay for his daughter's expensive wedding while his jealous partner believes that his wife is cheating on him with their next-door neighbor. When Jimmy sells his card to a memorabilia store, the place is burgled by two small-time thieves and the detective loses his card. They track down the thieves. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:partner,  undercover cop,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  damsel in distress,  walkie talkie,  uzi,  police brutality,  undercover,  racial slur,  home invasion,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Lethal Weapon (1987) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

Martin Riggs is an L.A. cop with suicidal tendencies and Roger Murtaugh is the unlucky police officer with whom Riggs is assigned. Together they uncover a huge drug-smuggling operation, and as their success rate grows so does their friendship.

Themes:drugs,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:drug smuggling,  undercover cop,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  police protagonist,  beverly hills california,  police procedural,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  buddy cop,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  smuggling,  partner,  blockbuster,  sergeant,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  first part,  undercover,  limousine,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  police,  murder,  blood,  death,  violence

Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour (1998)

Cultures clash and tempers flares as the two cops named Detective Inspector Lee a Hong Kong Detective and Detective James Carter FBI, a big-mouthed work-alone Los Angeles cop who are from different worlds discovers one thing in common: they can't stand each other. With time running out, they must join forces to catch the criminals and save the eleven-year-old Chinese girl of the Chinese consul named Soo Yung. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:detective,  hitman,  hostage
Story:undercover cop,  police shootout,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  pool hall,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  police chief,  n word,  buddy cop,  sports car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  pool table,  smuggling,  partner,  part of trilogy,  fish out of water,  blockbuster,  uzi,  machismo,  first part,  undercover,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

Triple 9 (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  black cop,  maverick cop,  badge,  police chief,  lieutenant,  tough cop,  punched in the chest,  partner,  walkie talkie,  sergeant,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  limousine,  strip club,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  security guard,  map,  death of friend,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  stripper,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  bare breasts,  death,  murder,  violence,  blood

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:escape,  drunkenness,  drugs,  revenge
Characters:detective
Story:anti hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  attempted robbery,  n word,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  long take,  racial slur,  death of friend,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  three word title,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  violence,  murder,  gun,  police,  death

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

A series of strange robberies brings Axel Foley back to Beverly Hills to help his two fellow cops solve the case. All the familiar faces of the first film are back...

Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  african american protagonist,  beverly hills california,  police procedural,  police captain,  police chief,  buddy cop,  police inspector,  car chase,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  thrown through a window,  part of trilogy,  blockbuster,  sergeant,  machismo,  city name in title,  undercover,  strip club,  disarming someone,  stripper,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Themes:deception,  escape,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  anti hero,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  detroit michigan,  tough cop,  sergeant,  machismo,  police brutality,  undercover,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

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22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  undercover,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  partner,  uzi,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  racial slur,  home invasion,  security guard,  truck,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  blood,  police

Exit Wounds (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Exit Wounds (2001)

Orin Boyd (Seagal) is a Detroit cop who doesn't follow rules. After he saved the Vice President by violating every order he received he is transferred to one of the worst precincts in the city. There he quickly encounters some corrupt cops selling heroin to drug dealers. The problem is, it's very difficult to tell who is the bad guy and who you can trust. This is why Exit Wounds (2001) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:drug smuggling,  undercover cop,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  bar fight,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  police chief,  detroit michigan,  car chase,  sports car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  partner,  sergeant,  warehouse,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  locker room,  limousine,  strip club,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  security guard,  truck,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  death,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

In Detroit, Axel Foley leads a raid on a chop shop. When they go in, the people inside start shooting at them. Foley's boss, Inspector Todd, joins them. Someone shoots Todd and before dying Todd tells Foley to get him. Foley tries to catch him but some Feds stop him. They don't tell him why they're letting him get away. Based on things the shooters left behind, leads Foley to believe that the shooters have ties to an amusement park in Beverly Hills. So Foely goes there and asks his old friend, Billy Rosewood who's been promoted to a "prestigious position" for help. He meets Billy's new partner, Jon Flint. He asks if they know anyone at the amusement park and Flint tells him he knows the head of security, Ellis DeWald. Foley goes to the park and after a little misadventure, he meets DeWald and recognizes him as the man who killed Todd. But everybody including Flint tells Foley DeWald is a good guy. But Axel knows he's the one. He would be approached a park employee who tries to help him. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:partner,  undercover cop,  black hero,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  beverly hills california,  police procedural,  black cop,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  beretta,  car chase,  tough cop,  part of trilogy,  uzi,  freeze frame,  shot in the arm,  city name in title,  undercover,  limousine,  disarming someone,  security guard,  death of friend,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence,  police

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Blood Father (2016)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  damsel in distress,  machismo,  henchman,  profanity,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  truck,  death of friend,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  shot in the back,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  gun,  blood,  murder,  death,  police,  violence

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski 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 Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  revenge
Locations:bar
Period:1980s
Story:pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  bar fight,  foot chase,  car chase,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  undercover,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  revolver,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

Banlieue 13 (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage
Story:undercover cop,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  foot chase,  lock pick,  police captain,  buddy cop,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  damsel in distress,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  first part,  long take,  undercover,  drug dealer,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  police,  murder,  death,  violence

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Black Dynamite (2009) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. This is why Black Dynamite (2009) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:drug smuggling,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  pool hall,  car chase,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  billiards,  walkie talkie,  warehouse,  undercover,  limousine,  disarming someone,  drug dealer,  revolver,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  bare breasts,  gun,  blood,  violence,  murder

Hung Fan Kui (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  professional hit,  pool hall,  punched in the chest,  pool table,  uzi,  freeze frame,  henchman,  undercover,  limousine,  home invasion,  death of friend,  police station,  stripper,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence,  police

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  attempted robbery,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  walkie talkie,  henchman,  coffee,  home invasion,  security guard,  truck,  mansion,  ambulance,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence

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Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse (Chris Brown) Attica successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life of luxury while planning their next job. When Ghost (Tip T.I. Harris), a former member of their team, is released from prison he convinces the group to strike an armored car carrying $20 million. As the "takers" carefully plot their strategy and draw nearer to exacting the grand heist, a reckless police officer (Matt Dillon) inches closer to apprehending the criminals. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Story:pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  car chase,  sports car,  partner,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  police brutality,  home invasion,  security guard,  map,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  murder,  police,  death

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  kitchen
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  car chase,  tough cop,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  warehouse,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  long take,  undercover,  limousine,  drug dealer,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder,  police

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. This is why Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:black hero,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  beretta,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  undercover,  disarming someone,  ambulance,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  death,  blood,  gun,  murder,  violence,  police

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Bad Boys (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:apartment
Characters:detective,  homosexual
Story:black hero,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  badge,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  partner,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  first part,  profanity,  strip club,  home invasion,  mansion,  police station,  stripper,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  murder,  death,  blood,  police,  gun,  violence

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  car chase,  walkie talkie,  shot in the arm,  coffee,  disarming someone,  truck,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  death,  gun,  murder,  violence,  blood

Starsky & Hutch (2004) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:police shootout,  police chase,  bar fight,  foot chase,  police procedural,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  beretta,  car chase,  pool table,  partner,  police brutality,  freeze frame,  undercover,  locker room,  limousine,  racial slur,  coffee,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  mansion,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  car accident,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  police

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John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  escape,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:art gallery,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  warehouse,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  long take,  limousine,  disarming someone,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder

The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. This is why The Nice Guys (2016) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  sports car,  wisecrack humor,  thrown through a window,  punched in the chest,  damsel in distress,  walkie talkie,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  undercover,  limousine,  racial slur,  coffee,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  mansion,  ambulance,  stripper,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  three word title,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare breasts,  death,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:kitchen,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:foot chase,  car chase,  sports car,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  partner,  fish out of water,  shot in the arm,  profanity,  undercover,  home invasion,  mansion,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

Jackie Chan, a top secret militant soldier, crashes into the South African jungle after his mission of kidnapping three scientists (who were experimenting with a powerful mineral) has gone awry. Waking up in a village of local natives, Chan has no memory of who he is, thus being addressed as "Who Am I". His journey with aid from two female sidekicks to find out his identity leads him all the way to Rotterdam where he coincidentally discovers the location of the organization that kidnapped the three scientists. With no memory, Chan is thirsty for answers by any means necessary. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  beretta,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  electronic music score,  police brutality,  henchman,  undercover,  disarming someone,  map,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  death,  violence,  police,  murder

Patriots Day (2016)
Crime, Drama, History, Thriller

Patriots Day (2016)

On April 15, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, Police Sgt, Tommy Saunders is pulling security duty on the annual Boston Marathon when the Tsarnaev brothers strike with their homemade bombs in an act of terrorism. In the resulting chaos as the wounded are cared for, Saunders and his comrades join forces with the FBI to get to the bottom of this attack. As the investigation continues, the Tsarnaev brothers realize that the authorities are close to identifying them and attempt to flee the city to continue their fanatical mayhem. To stop them, a police manhunt is performed that would have bloody confrontations and a massive dragnet shutting down the City of Boston to make sure there is no escape from the law. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police shootout,  police chase,  attempted robbery,  police chief,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  electronic music score,  warehouse,  long take,  disarming someone,  security guard,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  death,  violence,  gun,  murder,  blood

Hardcore Henry (2015)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

Hardcore Henry (2015)

Hardcore Henry is an action film told from a first person perspective: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan; he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy. He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it... (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  lifting person in air,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  damsel in distress,  walkie talkie,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  long take,  strip club,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  security guard,  truck,  cocaine,  shot in the back,  stripper,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare breasts,  blood,  murder,  gun,  police,  violence,  death

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The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:black hero,  anti hero,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  african american protagonist,  warehouse,  uzi,  henchman,  long take,  limousine,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  security guard,  mansion,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  blood,  death,  murder,  violence

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

June has a garage in Boston. At an airport heading home, a man bumps into her a few times and tries to keep her off the plane. He's under FBI surveillance; they wonder if he and she are working together, so they let both on a flight full of armed men wanting to arrest the stranger. He's Roy, he shoots his way out of trouble and tells her she's in danger. She's home the next day, miraculously, when agents pick her up; Roy saves her again, and a transcontinental chase ensues with Roy convincing her that he's the good guy, protecting an energy source that a rogue agent wants to sell on the black market. Can she trust Roy, and will trust matter when the bullets start flying? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping
Locations:kitchen,  hotel,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  car chase,  damsel in distress,  uzi,  undercover,  disarming someone,  mansion,  ambulance,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  three word title,  chase,  explosion,  blood,  murder,  violence,  death

Chaos (2005)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:pump action shotgun,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  maverick cop,  buddy cop,  car chase,  beretta,  partner,  uzi,  police brutality,  security guard,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  police,  violence,  death,  blood,  murder

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Snitch (2013)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Snitch (2013)

Construction company owner John Matthews learns that his estranged son, Jason, has been arrested for drug trafficking. Facing an unjust prison sentence for a first time offender courtesy of mandatory minimum sentence laws, Jason has nothing to offer for leniency in good conscience. Desperately, John convinces the DEA and the opportunistic DA Joanne Keeghan to let him go undercover to help make arrests big enough to free his son in return. With the unwitting help of an ex-con employee, John enters the narcotics underworld where every move could be his last in an operation that will demand all his resources, wits and courage to survive. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  drugs
Locations:apartment
Story:drug smuggling,  foot chase,  automatic weapon,  car chase,  fish out of water,  warehouse,  uzi,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  truck,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  mansion,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  gunfight,  arrest,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  violence,  murder

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

Mobsters are smuggling guns into Hong Kong. The police orchestrate a raid at a teahouse where an ace detective loses his partner. Meanwhile, the two main gun smugglers are having a war over territory, and a young new gun is enlisted to wipe out informants and overcome barriers to growth. The detective, acting from inside sources, gets closer to the ring leaders and eventually must work with the inside man directly. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Characters:detective,  hostage
Story:undercover cop,  partner,  smuggling,  undercover,  police shootout,  beretta,  thrown through a window,  walkie talkie,  warehouse,  uzi,  machismo,  freeze frame,  shot in the arm,  long take,  death of friend,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  police,  blood,  violence,  death

Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:drug smuggling,  action hero,  police chase,  foot chase,  buddy comedy,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  pool table,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  warehouse,  freeze frame,  henchman,  class differences,  profanity,  undercover,  limousine,  disarming someone,  security guard,  map,  drug dealer,  shot in the back,  car crash,  place name in title,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare breasts,  blood,  death,  police,  violence,  murder

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

After the Kingsman headquarters are blown up by a psychotic criminal named Poppy Adams. The surviving agents find their way to an allied secret organisation based in Kentucky, named Statesman. The two agencies must now work together in order to save the world and take down the so called 'Golden Circle'. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  drunkenness,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  bar fight,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  pool table,  walkie talkie,  warehouse,  henchman,  profanity,  undercover,  disarming someone,  security guard,  map,  death of friend,  drug dealer,  mansion,  ambulance,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  painting,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  death,  gun,  violence,  murder

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  attempted robbery,  detroit michigan,  car chase,  sports car,  wisecrack humor,  punched in the chest,  walkie talkie,  warehouse,  uzi,  freeze frame,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  limousine,  disarming someone,  security guard,  map,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  death

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  billiards,  pool table,  part of trilogy,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  electronic music score,  uzi,  machismo,  henchman,  first part,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  drug dealer,  mansion,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  cigarette smoking,  death,  murder,  gun,  violence,  blood

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Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Inspector Lee and Detective Carter are back in action as they head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders. Lee also holds secret meetings with a United Nations authority, but his personal struggles with a Chinese criminal mastermind named Kenji, which reveals that it's Lee's long-lost...brother. But their race will take them across the city, from the depths of the Paris underground to the breathtaking heights of the Eiffel Tower, as they fight to outrun the world's most deadly criminals and save the day. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  police protagonist,  african american protagonist,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  thrown through a window,  part of trilogy,  impersonation,  uzi,  shot in the arm,  disarming someone,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  police,  violence,  blood,  murder,  death

Alex Cross (2012)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all. This is why Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:detective,  hitman,  hostage
Story:black hero,  police shootout,  police chase,  foot chase,  police captain,  detroit michigan,  punched in the chest,  partner,  police brutality,  locker room,  security guard,  mansion,  police station,  shot in the back,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  gun,  death,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

Red Heat (1988)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red Heat (1988)

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a Russian policeman sent after a Georgian drug dealer who has escaped to the United States and is awaiting extradition in Chicago. Jim Belushi plays his temporary partner on the Chicago police. When the drug dealer escapes, the two police must overcome their differences in order to recapture him. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  bar fight,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  partner,  fish out of water,  police brutality,  death of friend,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  revolver,  showdown,  bare butt,  brawl,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  blood,  gun,  police

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The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  escape,  drunkenness,  drugs,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  police shootout,  police chase,  police captain,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  car chase,  tough cop,  police brutality,  henchman,  profanity,  undercover,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambulance,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  arrest,  investigation,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  escape,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hostage
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  car chase,  punched in the chest,  fish out of water,  walkie talkie,  electronic music score,  undercover,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  security guard,  ambulance,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  car crash,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  arrest,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  investigation,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  death,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood

Desperado (1995)
Action, Thriller

Desperado (1995)

With this sequel to his prize-winning independent previous film, "El Mariachi," director Robert Rodriquez joins the ranks of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo as a master of slick, glamorized ultra-violence. We pick up the story as a continuation of "El Mariachi," where an itinerant musician, looking for work, gets mistaken for a hitman and thereby entangled in a web of love, corruption, and death. This time, he is out to avenge the murder of his lover and the maiming of his fretting hand, which occurred at the end of the earlier movie. However, the plot is recapitulated, and again, a case of mistaken identity leads to a very high body count, involvement with a beautiful woman who works for the local drug lord, and finally, the inevitable face-to-face confrontation and bloody showdown. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman
Story:drug smuggling,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  bar fight,  wisecrack humor,  part of trilogy,  uzi,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  drug dealer,  shot in the back,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  car accident,  black comedy,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  gun,  murder,  blood,  violence,  death

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