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Lethal Weapon (1987)
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:depression,  anger,  torture,  christmas,  drugs,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:desert,  nightclub,  boat
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Period:1980s
Story:suicidal,  heroin smuggling,  buddy film,  buddy movie,  buddy cop,  vietnam veteran,  undercover cop,  sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  pump action shotgun,  electrical torture,  anti hero,  police detective,  christmas carol,  police shootout,  action hero,  christmas tree,  semiautomatic pistol,  police officer,  suicide by jumping,  foot chase,  police psychologist,  running over a fire hydrant,  pacific palisades,  broken television,  car through wall,  house trailer,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  manic behavior,  death wish,  cop on the edge,  car battery,  police protagonist,  hollywood boulevard,  porno movie,  narc,  sleeping nude,  memorial service,  wet jeans,  police partner,  defenestration,  coors beer,  mullet,  reference to bugs bunny,  ex special forces,  covert operation,  beverly hills california,  police procedural,  sharpshooter,  self loathing,  arms tied overhead,  death of boyfriend,  famous line,  black cop,  shooting range,  jujitsu,  watching a video,  six shooter,  exploding house,  police captain,  drive by shooting,  maverick cop,  submachine gun,  carjacking,  cowboy boots,  trailer home,  quick draw,  two man army,  cartoon on tv,  beretta,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  m 16,  smuggling,  target practice,  buddy,  retirement,  jumping from height,  swat team,  loss of wife,  blockbuster,  vietnam,  self mutilation,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  hand grenade,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  first part,  neck breaking,  suicide attempt,  drug addiction,  undercover,  first of series,  widower,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  duel,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  boxing,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  prostitution,  birthday,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  cat,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  father daughter relationship,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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:torture,  kidnapping,  suicide
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  self loathing,  exploding house,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  m 16,  buddy,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  drug addiction,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  duel,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  cocaine,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  police,  violence,  death,  fight

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  undercover cop,  sniper rifle,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  maverick cop,  two man army,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  jumping from height,  swat team,  head butt,  hand grenade,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  sniper,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  police,  violence,  fight

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:torture,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  undercover cop,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  black cop,  shooting range,  maverick cop,  carjacking,  two man army,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  target practice,  head butt,  hand grenade,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  blood,  police,  fight,  violence,  death

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
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:drugs,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:buddy cop,  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,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  smuggling,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  first part,  undercover,  limousine,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  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,  death,  violence,  blood

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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. This is why Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Characters:detective
Story:undercover cop,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  foot chase,  police psychologist,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  retirement,  machismo,  police brutality,  undercover,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  death,  blood,  violence,  fight

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:anger,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Story:vietnam veteran,  sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  trailer home,  assault rifle,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  hand grenade,  machismo,  henchman,  heroin,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  ambush,  assassin,  revolver,  birthday,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  father daughter relationship,  death,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  kidnapping
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  quick draw,  beretta,  wisecrack humor,  m 16,  jumping from height,  swat team,  hand grenade,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  neck breaking,  undercover,  widower,  shot in the forehead,  duel,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambush,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  police,  death,  blood,  violence

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New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
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:anger,  torture,  christmas,  drugs
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Period:1980s
Story:undercover cop,  cocaine,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  black cop,  police captain,  drive by shooting,  maverick cop,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  heroin,  drug addiction,  undercover,  limousine,  police officer killed,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  blood,  death,  police,  violence

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
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...

Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  beverly hills california,  police procedural,  shooting range,  police captain,  drive by shooting,  quick draw,  cartoon on tv,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  target practice,  blockbuster,  hand grenade,  machismo,  undercover,  exploding car,  ambush,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  police,  violence,  blood

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
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. This is why Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:buddy movie,  buddy cop,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  police protagonist,  maverick cop,  submachine gun,  two man army,  tough cop,  buddy,  assassination attempt,  shot in the arm,  duel,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  police,  violence,  death,  blood

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:suicide
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  shooting range,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  target practice,  self mutilation,  assassination attempt,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  widower,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  ambush,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  blood,  violence,  fight

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
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:suicide
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Story:undercover cop,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  action hero,  foot chase,  police captain,  carjacking,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  undercover,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  drug dealer,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence

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:nightclub
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Story:buddy cop,  heroin,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  buddy,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  first part,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  ambush,  police station,  handcuffs,  prostitution,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death,  police,  fight,  violence,  blood

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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Riggs and Murtaugh are trying to take down some drug dealers but the they turn out to be not run of the mill drug dealers; they have automatic weapons and helicopters. Eventually they grab one of their vehicles and find a million dollars worth of gold coins or Krugerrands in the trunk. Later Murtaugh is threatened by the men they're pursuing. That's when the Captain reassigns them to protect a man named Leo Getz who is suppose to testify in a big case. When they get to where Leo is, someone tries to kill him and that's when they learn he laundered half a billion dollars worth of drug money. He then takes them to a place he once went to and that's when the people there start shooting at them. Later when they come back with back up they learn that the men work for the South African consulate and have diplomatic immunity. They deduce that they are the ones they were looking for, but because of they have diplomatic immunity they can't do anything. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:buddy cop,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  police psychologist,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  cop on the edge,  police partner,  police procedural,  black cop,  jujitsu,  six shooter,  police captain,  maverick cop,  trailer home,  quick draw,  two man army,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  smuggling,  buddy,  blockbuster,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  widower,  duel,  boxing,  cocaine,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  chase,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  police,  blood,  death,  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. This is why Raw Deal (1986) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:nightclub
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  quick draw,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  machismo,  police brutality,  undercover,  exploding car,  ambush,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  blood,  police,  violence

Ride Along 2 (2016) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
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:drugs
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  undercover cop,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  two man army,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  assassination attempt,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  assassin,  police station,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  police,  violence,  death

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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:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Story:buddy cop,  undercover cop,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  foot chase,  police captain,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  jumping from height,  swat team,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  first part,  neck breaking,  undercover,  shot in the forehead,  drug dealer,  police station,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  police,  violence,  death

Black Dynamite (2009)
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.. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:nightclub
Story:vietnam veteran,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  m 16,  hand grenade,  heroin,  undercover,  limousine,  duel,  exploding car,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  fight,  violence,  blood

Welcome To The Punch (2013)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Welcome To The Punch (2013)

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  police detective,  foot chase,  exploding house,  police captain,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  assassin,  police station,  handcuffs,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  police,  death

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Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
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. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub
Story:sniper rifle,  pump action shotgun,  police detective,  police shootout,  foot chase,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  m 16,  jumping from height,  swat team,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  police,  violence,  blood,  death

Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

When not solving murders in Tinseltown, Detective Joe Gavilan and his rookie partner Kasey Calden both moonlight in other fields: Gavilan sells real estate (poorly), and Calden aspires to become an actor (Brando, namely). Assigned to the vicious in-club slaying of a promising young rap act, the two detective delve into the recording industry where they hope to find answers - ideally ones that also come with property buyers or auditions. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  maverick cop,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  exploding car,  revolver,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  title spoken by character,  fight,  police,  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:anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:desert,  nightclub
Characters:prostitute
Story:sniper rifle,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  two man army,  bulletproof vest,  head butt,  shot in the arm,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  interracial relationship,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  violence,  blood,  fight,  death

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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:kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  undercover cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  smuggling,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  first part,  undercover,  exploding car,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  police,  fight,  violence,  blood

Homefront (2013) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Homefront (2013)

Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his actions against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his bosses son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9 year old daughter, Maddy. He decides to quit the turbulent and demanding life of thrill for Maddy's sake and retires to a small town. His daughter fights off a boy who is bullying her at school, and this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord. His past history with the biker gang also enters the arena, making matters more complex. But he has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and he is ready to pay any cost that it demands. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:boat
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  machismo,  undercover,  widower,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  revolver,  birthday,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  cat,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  death,  fight,  violence,  blood

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. This is why A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  shooting range,  maverick cop,  two man army,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  target practice,  jumping from height,  head butt,  hand grenade,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  undercover,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  assassin,  police station,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  father daughter relationship

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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
Story:sawed off shotgun,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  quick draw,  body landing on a car,  wisecrack humor,  m 16,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  assassin,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

Machete Kills (2013)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Machete Kills (2013)

During an operation of a Mexican Cartel, Machete Cortez and Sartana Rivera intercept the criminals alone, but another group arrives and a masked man kills Sartana. Machete is arrested, accused of killing his beloved Sartana and Sheriff Doakes hangs Machete. But the President of the USA Rathcock pardons and recruits Machete to kill the revolutionary Marcos Mendez that has threatened the USA with a missile with a bomb. Machete goes to San Antonio to meet the Miss San Antonio Blanca Vasquez that will be the liaison between Machete and President Rathcock. Then Machete goes to the brothel of Madame Desdemona to seek out the prostitute Cereza that is Mendez's mistress. Machete meets Mendez and learns that his heart is connected to the missile and only the arm dealer Luther Voz is capable to disarm the bomb. Now Machete needs to bring Mendez to the USA in less than twenty-four hours and save his new country in a dangerous journey with betrayals. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:desert
Characters:prostitute
Story:sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  jumping from height,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  undercover,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence,  death

Die Hard (1988) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

NYPD cop John McClane goes on a Christmas vacation to visit his wife Holly in Los Angeles where she works for the Nakatomi Corporation. While they are at the Nakatomi headquarters for a Christmas party, a group of bank robbers led by Hans Gruber take control of the building and hold everyone hostage, with the exception of John, while they plan to perform a lucrative heist. Unable to escape and with no immediate police response, John is forced to take matters into his own hands. (Read More)

Themes:christmas,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  christmas tree,  famous line,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  beretta,  body landing on a car,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  first part,  neck breaking,  first of series,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  fight,  police,  death,  violence,  blood

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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. (Read More)

Themes:anger,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:vietnam veteran,  undercover cop,  heroin,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  duel,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  fight,  police,  violence,  death,  blood

American Assassin (2017)
Action, Thriller

American Assassin (2017)

Twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets. The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East. This is why American Assassin (2017) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:anger,  torture,  kidnapping,  suicide
Locations:boat
Story:sniper rifle,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  death wish,  ex special forces,  shooting range,  carjacking,  body landing on a car,  assault rifle,  target practice,  assassination attempt,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  limousine,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  death,  blood,  fight,  violence

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:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  undercover cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  two man army,  wisecrack humor,  police brutality,  undercover,  shot in the forehead,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  police,  blood,  violence

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Chaos (2005) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
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:kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  pump action shotgun,  police detective,  police shootout,  foot chase,  exploding house,  police captain,  maverick cop,  beretta,  swat team,  police brutality,  police officer killed,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  brawl,  gunfight,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  police,  violence,  fight,  blood,  death

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)

Locations:nightclub
Story:sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  foot chase,  sharpshooter,  carjacking,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  wisecrack humor,  jumping from height,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  hand grenade,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  fight,  violence,  death

The Rundown (2003)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

The Rundown (2003)

The Rock as a bounty hunter who attempts to square a debt by heading to the Amazon jungle to capture someone. The bounty hunter discovers that his quarry isn't the bad guy he'd been warned about, and the two team up in pursuit of riches stored in a mine in the Amazon.

Story:buddy movie,  buddy cop,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  two man army,  m 16,  buddy,  machismo,  shot in the arm,  duel,  exploding car,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  fight,  death,  blood,  violence

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Rising Sun (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rising Sun (1993)

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. This is why Rising Sun (1993) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  action hero,  foot chase,  police captain,  bulletproof vest,  swat team,  exploding car,  interracial relationship,  police station,  revolver,  prostitution,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  violence,  police

Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Locations:nightclub
Story:undercover cop,  sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  six shooter,  beretta,  swat team,  blockbuster,  head butt,  machismo,  neck breaking,  undercover,  police officer killed,  sniper,  exploding car,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  revolver,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  title spoken by character,  death,  police,  blood

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:anger,  drugs
Characters:detective
Story:anti hero,  police detective,  foot chase,  drive by shooting,  submachine gun,  carjacking,  machismo,  police brutality,  heroin,  shot in the arm,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  death,  fight,  police,  blood,  violence

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Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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:torture,  drugs
Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  foot chase,  police procedural,  exploding house,  police captain,  two man army,  cartoon on tv,  beretta,  body landing on a car,  assassination attempt,  police brutality,  undercover,  limousine,  sniper,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  violence,  police

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:drugs,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  undercover cop,  undercover,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  police captain,  two man army,  bulletproof vest,  wisecrack humor,  hand grenade,  machismo,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  exploding car,  interracial relationship,  drug dealer,  police station,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  police,  blood,  fight

Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
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... This is why Hardcore Henry (2015) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Characters:prostitute
Story:sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  drive by shooting,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  jumping from height,  self mutilation,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  hand grenade,  machismo,  police brutality,  henchman,  shot in the arm,  neck breaking,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  cocaine,  ambush,  assassin,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  cat,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  fight,  blood,  violence,  police,  death

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:nightclub,  boat
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  jumping from height,  loss of wife,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  henchman,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  blood,  death,  police,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:torture
Characters:detective,  prostitute
Story:sawed off shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  foot chase,  submachine gun,  assault rifle,  retirement,  assassination attempt,  henchman,  neck breaking,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  assassin,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  blood,  violence,  fight,  death

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, after escaping death from the previous movies are put on a hit list by The Triads. When blood thirsty mercenaries are on their tail they team up again with Leo Getz and Lorna Cole, a newcomer (Chris Rock) to finally put an end to the Triads for good.

Locations:boat
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  police shootout,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  police procedural,  black cop,  jujitsu,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  two man army,  beretta,  tough cop,  smuggling,  buddy,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  shot in the arm,  exploding car,  boxing,  interracial relationship,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  blood,  police,  death,  violence

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G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The G.I. Joe team is framed for crimes against the country by Zartan, disguised as the President, and Cobra Commander has all the world leaders under his influence, with their advanced warheads headed towards innocent populaces around the world. Outnumbered and outgunned, the surviving team members form a plan with their original leader, General Joseph Colton, to rescue the President and face off Cobra Commander, his accomplices and the world leaders. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Locations:desert,  boat
Story:sniper rifle,  action hero,  foot chase,  covert operation,  bulletproof vest,  assault rifle,  target practice,  jumping from height,  self mutilation,  assassination attempt,  hand grenade,  shot in the arm,  undercover,  limousine,  sniper,  exploding car,  ambush,  assassin,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  fight,  blood,  violence,  death

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 Lethal Weapon (1987). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  foot chase,  police procedural,  police captain,  buddy,  swat team,  police brutality,  henchman,  undercover,  limousine,  exploding car,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  fight

Grimsby (2016)
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. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  drugs,  kidnapping
Locations:boat
Story:sniper rifle,  action hero,  foot chase,  exploding house,  two man army,  cartoon on tv,  body landing on a car,  bulletproof vest,  wisecrack humor,  assault rifle,  jumping from height,  swat team,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  henchman,  heroin,  neck breaking,  undercover,  limousine,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  sniper,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  death,  violence,  police,  fight,  blood

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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.

Themes:torture,  kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:sniper rifle,  sawed off shotgun,  police detective,  police shootout,  foot chase,  ex special forces,  police captain,  body landing on a car,  swat team,  police brutality,  widower,  police officer killed,  sniper,  exploding car,  assassin,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  death,  police,  violence,  blood,  fight

Gangster Squad (2013) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Gangster Squad (2013)

It's 1949 Los Angeles, and gangster Mickey Cohen has moved in, with the intention of controlling all criminal activity in the city. He has bought local judges and police, and no one is willing to cross him or testify against him. Everyone except Sergeant John O'Mara, a former World War II soldier, whose goal is to settle with his family in a peaceful Los Angeles. Police Chief William Parker decides to form a special unit whose mission is to take down Cohen, and chooses O'Mara to lead the unit. O'Mara chooses 4 cops and asks another cop and vet, Jerry Wooters to join him but Wooters is not interested. But when he witnesses the murder of a young boy by Cohen's people, he joins them, and they decide to take apart Cohen's organization. Cohen wonders if a rival is going after him, but eventually he realizes it's the cops. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  christmas
Locations:nightclub
Characters:prostitute
Story:undercover cop,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  black cop,  shooting range,  drive by shooting,  maverick cop,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  target practice,  assassination attempt,  head butt,  hand grenade,  machismo,  heroin,  neck breaking,  undercover,  police officer killed,  shot in the forehead,  shot in the leg,  exploding car,  drug dealer,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  neo noir,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  death,  blood,  violence,  police

Black Rain (1989)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Black Rain (1989)

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game the Japanese way. (Read More)

Locations:nightclub
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  pump action shotgun,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  foot chase,  police protagonist,  two man army,  tough cop,  head butt,  police officer killed,  exploding car,  ambush,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  blood,  violence

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