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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,  revenge
Locations:ocean,  ship,  hotel,  beach
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:south african,  diplomatic immunity,  police vigilantism,  trailer narrated by hal douglas,  police partner,  trailer home,  buddy cop,  attempted drowning,  television commercial,  assassination attempt,  beer drinking,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  death by explosion,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  police psychologist,  murder of a policewoman,  police officer bombed,  protected witness,  eeny meeny miny moe,  woman in bathing suit,  exploding toilet,  no smoking sign,  dead woman carried,  the three stooges,  one piece swimsuit,  dislocated shoulder,  cop on the edge,  air attack,  mp 40 machine gun,  dead policewoman,  drug money,  woman drowned,  sex on first date,  diving board,  shipping container,  bomb squad,  loss of girlfriend,  self justice,  police procedural,  nail gun,  french kissing,  shoulder holster,  black cop,  jujitsu,  six shooter,  police captain,  french kiss,  money laundering,  death of girlfriend,  maverick cop,  judo,  ski mask,  strait jacket,  embassy,  fish tank,  quick draw,  tv commercial,  two man army,  sequel to cult favorite,  vigilantism,  accountant,  car chase,  beretta,  dead woman with eyes open,  trailer,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  knife fight,  hot tub,  partner,  yacht,  buddy,  murder of a police officer,  duct tape over mouth,  crushed to death,  dead woman,  gun fu,  south africa,  home movie,  blockbuster,  head butt,  revelation,  kissing while having sex,  gold,  pickup truck,  machismo,  police brutality,  video,  garage,  vigilante,  silencer,  opening action scene,  widower,  attempted murder,  duel,  racial slur,  drowning,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  assassination,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  boxing,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  f word,  television,  revolver,  numbered sequel,  handcuffs,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  beer,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  bikini,  gunfight,  tough guy,  condom,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  chase,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  digit in title,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  nipples,  police,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  number in title,  blood,  sequel,  sex,  kiss,  murder,  dog,  violence

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:kidnapping
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:trailer narrated by hal douglas,  police partner,  trailer home,  buddy cop,  assassination attempt,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  police officer,  police psychologist,  cop on the edge,  police procedural,  black cop,  jujitsu,  six shooter,  police captain,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  partner,  buddy,  blockbuster,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  widower,  duel,  boxing,  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,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  murder,  violence,  blood

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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:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:detective,  hitman,  warrior
Story:trailer narrated by hal douglas,  buddy cop,  assassination attempt,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  loss of girlfriend,  shoulder holster,  six shooter,  death of girlfriend,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  buddy,  murder of a police officer,  gun fu,  machismo,  opening action scene,  duel,  disarming someone,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  blood,  violence,  murder,  police

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  maverick cop,  fish tank,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  silencer,  opening action scene,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  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,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  police

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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:revenge
Characters:warrior,  detective
Story:anti hero,  police detective,  police chase,  police psychologist,  dead woman with eyes open,  tough cop,  machismo,  police brutality,  silencer,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  f word,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  blonde,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  murder,  police,  kiss,  blood,  violence,  dog

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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 2 (1989). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1980s
Story:police vigilantism,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  shoulder holster,  quick draw,  beretta,  car chase,  trailer,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  kissing while having sex,  machismo,  police brutality,  vigilante,  silencer,  opening action scene,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  ambush,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  kiss,  blood,  police,  violence,  murder

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:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:buddy cop,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  police procedural,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  car chase,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  partner,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:assassination attempt,  anti hero,  action hero,  sequel to cult favorite,  car chase,  knife fight,  gun fu,  machismo,  silencer,  opening action scene,  widower,  attempted murder,  disarming someone,  assassination,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  dog,  violence,  murder,  sequel,  blood

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Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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:kidnapping
Characters:detective
Story:police vigilantism,  buddy cop,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  black cop,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  head butt,  police brutality,  opening action scene,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

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)

Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  assassination attempt,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  shipping container,  black cop,  police captain,  money laundering,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  partner,  yacht,  silencer,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  assassin,  police station,  handcuffs,  second part,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  number in title,  police,  dog,  sequel,  murder,  violence

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

Martin Riggs finally meets his match in the form of Lorna Cole, a beautiful but tough policewoman. Together with Roger Murtaugh, his partner, the three attempt to expose a crooked former policeman and his huge arms racket. The crooked cop (Jack Travis) thwarts them at every turn, mainly by killing anyone who is about to talk, but Murtaugh has personal problems of his own as his family are brought into the equation. This is why Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:buddy cop,  partner,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  police psychologist,  cop on the edge,  mp 40 machine gun,  bomb squad,  police procedural,  black cop,  jujitsu,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  judo,  quick draw,  two man army,  sequel to cult favorite,  beretta,  tough cop,  buddy,  gun fu,  blockbuster,  kissing while having sex,  machismo,  silencer,  opening action scene,  duel,  disarming someone,  boxing,  revolver,  numbered sequel,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  number in title,  sex,  dog,  blood,  violence,  kiss,  murder,  sequel

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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:revenge
Characters:hitman
Story:assassination attempt,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  quick draw,  vigilantism,  wisecrack humor,  gun fu,  kissing while having sex,  machismo,  vigilante,  silencer,  opening action scene,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  revolver,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sequel,  murder,  violence,  blood

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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:buddy cop,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  police procedural,  police captain,  quick draw,  beretta,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  blockbuster,  machismo,  silencer,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  ambush,  second part,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  murder,  sequel,  police,  violence,  blood

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)

Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  maverick cop,  car chase,  beretta,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  hot tub,  partner,  kissing while having sex,  machismo,  revolver,  handcuffs,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  kiss,  murder,  violence,  sex,  police

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
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:kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  south african,  beretta,  car chase,  south africa,  head butt,  police brutality,  silencer,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  dog,  murder,  police,  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. This is why Red Heat (1988) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:buddy cop,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  shoulder holster,  quick draw,  car chase,  partner,  buddy,  murder of a police officer,  police brutality,  silencer,  opening action scene,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  police,  blood,  sex,  violence

Blood Father (2016) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:trailer home,  assassination attempt,  anti hero,  action hero,  duct tape over mouth,  head butt,  pickup truck,  machismo,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  revolver,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  condom,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  violence,  murder

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  shipping container,  judo,  vigilantism,  car chase,  yacht,  crushed to death,  vigilante,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  ambush,  assassin,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  kiss,  blood,  murder,  police,  sex,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  assassination attempt,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  buddy,  crushed to death,  duel,  disarming someone,  assassination,  ambush,  assassin,  numbered sequel,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  rescue,  hero,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  digit in title,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  number in title,  dog,  murder,  police,  sequel,  sex,  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:kidnapping
Locations:beach
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  partner,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  black cop,  police captain,  money laundering,  maverick cop,  two man army,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  duct tape over mouth,  police brutality,  video,  racial slur,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  kiss

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Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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. This is why Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). (Read More)

Characters:detective
Story:trailer narrated by hal douglas,  buddy cop,  pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  shoulder holster,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  partner,  buddy,  gun fu,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  ambush,  police station,  f word,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  murder,  blood,  police,  dog,  kiss,  violence

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:revenge
Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  detective
Period:1980s
Story:police vigilantism,  assassination attempt,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  ski mask,  fish tank,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  partner,  machismo,  police brutality,  vigilante,  racial slur,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  nipples,  bare chested male,  blood,  police,  sex,  murder,  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:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship
Characters:detective,  hitman,  warrior
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  action hero,  bomb squad,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  partner,  blockbuster,  machismo,  opening action scene,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  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,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  police,  blood,  violence

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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. (Read More)

Characters:hitman,  warrior,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  nail gun,  money laundering,  vigilantism,  murder of a police officer,  vigilante,  silencer,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  assassin,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  violence

Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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.

Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  police procedural,  shoulder holster,  black cop,  jujitsu,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  judo,  two man army,  sequel to cult favorite,  car chase,  beretta,  tough cop,  partner,  yacht,  buddy,  gun fu,  blockbuster,  machismo,  police brutality,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  boxing,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  numbered sequel,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shot in the head,  hero,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  number in title,  police,  blood,  murder,  sequel,  violence

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
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. This is why The Raid 2: Berandal (2014) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  detective
Story:police vigilantism,  assassination attempt,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  police captain,  car chase,  tough cop,  knife fight,  murder of a police officer,  crushed to death,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  assassin,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  sequel,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

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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:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:detective,  hitman
Story:police vigilantism,  police detective,  police chase,  murder of a policewoman,  dead policewoman,  police captain,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  dead woman,  police brutality,  silencer,  opening action scene,  widower,  assassination,  no opening credits,  assassin,  police station,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

The Marine (2006)
Action, Drama, Thriller

The Marine (2006)

John Triton is a heroic Marine who returns home after being discharged--against his will--from the Iraq War. Stateside, he finds himself back in action, when a group of murderous diamond thieves on the run led by a merciless criminal named Rome has kidnapped his wife and John goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her. With everything on the line, the Marine will stop at nothing to carry out his toughest and most important mission. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Characters:warrior
Story:beer drinking,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  car chase,  kissing while having sex,  machismo,  opening action scene,  racial slur,  underwater scene,  disarming someone,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  bikini,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  blood,  kiss,  violence,  murder

Black Rain (1989) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (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)

Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  pump action shotgun,  police detective,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  two man army,  tough cop,  gun fu,  head butt,  disarming someone,  ambush,  f word,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  police,  blood,  kiss,  murder

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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. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ocean,  hotel,  beach
Characters:warrior
Story:assassination attempt,  anti hero,  action hero,  loss of girlfriend,  death of girlfriend,  embassy,  vigilantism,  car chase,  knife fight,  machismo,  silencer,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  racial slur,  underwater scene,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  murder,  violence,  dog

Wasabi (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Wasabi (2001)

Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace. There he mets his former colleague Momo and his daughter Yumi who he did not know was ever born. Hubert eventually finds out why his girlfriend left him and the reason becomes his and his new daughters problem. This is why Wasabi (2001) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). (Read More)

Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  semiautomatic pistol,  shoulder holster,  maverick cop,  two man army,  beretta,  tough cop,  police brutality,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  blood,  police,  violence

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

John McClane is now almost a full-blown alcoholic and is suspended from the NYPD. But when a bomb goes off in the Bonwit Teller Department Store the police go insane trying to figure out what's going on. Soon, a man named Simon calls and asks for McClane. Simon tells Inspector Walter Cobb that McClane is going to play a game called "Simon Says". He says that McClane is going to do the tasks he assigns him. If not, he'll set off another bomb. With the help of a Harlem electrician, John McClane must race all over New York trying to figure out the frustrating puzzles that the crafty terrorist gives him. But when a bomb goes off in a subway station right by the Federal Reserve (the biggest gold storage in the world) things start to get heated. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship
Characters:detective,  warrior
Story:buddy cop,  gold,  assassination attempt,  anti hero,  police detective,  action hero,  shoulder holster,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  beretta,  car chase,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  buddy,  blockbuster,  head butt,  machismo,  police brutality,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  duel,  racial slur,  underwater scene,  disarming someone,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  violence,  sequel

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Atomic Blonde (2017) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Atomic Blonde (2017)

The crown jewel of Her Majesty's Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman
Period:1980s
Story:assassination attempt,  police chase,  judo,  ski mask,  car chase,  knife fight,  head butt,  revelation,  silencer,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  drowning,  underwater scene,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  beer,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the head,  blonde,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence,  blood

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 cop,  pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  two man army,  car chase,  buddy,  gold,  machismo,  duel,  disarming someone,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  beer,  showdown,  falling from height,  gunfight,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  dog,  violence,  blood

Last Man Standing (1996)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Last Man Standing (1996)

John Smith is an amoral gunslinger in the days of Prohibition. On the lam from his latest (unspecified) exploits, he happens upon the town of Jericho, Texas. Actually, calling Jericho a town would be too generous--it has become more like a ghost town, since two warring gangs have 'driven off all the decent folk.' Smith sees this as an opportunity to play both sides off against each other, earning himself a nice piece of change as a hired gun. Despite his strictly avowed mercenary intentions, he finds himself risking his life for his, albeit skewed, sense of honor.... (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:warrior
Story:action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  shoulder holster,  six shooter,  quick draw,  gun fu,  kissing while having sex,  machismo,  vigilante,  duel,  ambush,  revolver,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  blonde,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  blood,  kiss,  murder,  violence

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Knight And Day (2010)
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? This is why Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:hotel,  beach
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  police chase,  semiautomatic pistol,  car chase,  knife fight,  head butt,  garage,  silencer,  disarming someone,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  bikini,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  kiss,  violence,  murder

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the nation by distributing their wares via the "Wilderness Girls" cookie drive.

Locations:beach
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:trailer home,  buddy cop,  beer drinking,  police detective,  police captain,  maverick cop,  strait jacket,  partner,  yacht,  buddy,  attempted murder,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  falling from height,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  shot to death,  digit in title,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  number in title,  dog,  police

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

Arthur Bishop, the master assassin who faked his death in hopes of putting that part of his ;life behind him, now lives a quiet life in Rio. But someone who knows who he is shows up and tells him, that if he wants to continue living this life, he will do three jobs for someone. Bishop tries to tell them he has the wrong man but they know who he is and if he won't do the job, they will take him but he gets away. He then goes to a resort in Thailand run by a friend, Mae, where he tries to find out who is looking for him. Later a woman named Gina shows up looking for medical assistance and Mae can't help but notice bruises all over her body. Mae deduces she's a battered woman and when Mae hears her being beaten, Mae asks Bishop to help her. He goes and kills the guy she's with. He kills the man and then sets fire to the boat he's on. But he sees that Gina has a photo of him. He deduces that they one who wants him, sent her. He confronts her and she admits that she works at a children's shelter in Cambodia and that someone told her if she didn't do what he said, the children would be endanger. While waiting for the man to come, they get close. And when the man's people comes, they grab them. Bishop is brought to the man who wants him to do the jobs and he tells Bishop that if he doesn't do it, Gina will be killed. So Bishop has no choice but to do it. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ocean,  ship,  beach
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:assassination attempt,  anti hero,  action hero,  knife fight,  yacht,  head butt,  silencer,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  underwater scene,  disarming someone,  assassination,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  handcuffs,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  beer,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood,  sequel,  kiss

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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:hotel
Characters:detective
Story:assassination attempt,  anti hero,  police detective,  police chase,  shipping container,  police captain,  murder of a police officer,  police brutality,  silencer,  opening action scene,  no opening credits,  assassin,  police station,  handcuffs,  brawl,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  murder,  police

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". At the Hunter's Point Raceway, Jack confronts Tyrone Burroughs and Arthur Brock. Jack kills Brock in self defense, but Burroughs escapes, and Jack is in danger of going to prison because Brock's gun can't be found. Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from prison on the next day. Jack tries to convince Reggie to help him clear his name and find the Ice Man, but Reggie says he won't help unless Jack gives Reggie the $500,000 that Jack has been holding on to for Reggie. Jack refuses to give Reggie the money unless Reggie helps him. After the bus that is transporting Reggie away from the prison is forced to crash by two bikers and Jack gets shot by the same two bikers, Jack forces Reggie to help him by having the hospital release Reggie into his custody. Reggie recognized one of the bikers as Richard "Cherry" Ganz, the brother of Albert Ganz, the escaped convict Jack killed years ago. Jack got shot because Cherry wants revenge for Albert's death, and Cherry and his partner Willie Hickok are the hitmen who have been hired to kill Reggie. Burroughs, who works for the Ice Man, was trying to hire Brock as insurance, just in case Cherry and Hickok fail. Blake Wilson, the head of the Internal Affairs division, obviously doesn't like Jack, because Wilson will stop at nothing to prosecute Jack for manslaughter in Brock's death, and it turns out that the Ice Man put a price on Reggie's head because Reggie knows who the Ice Man is someone Jack never expected it to be. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:buddy cop,  beer drinking,  pump action shotgun,  police detective,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  shoulder holster,  six shooter,  maverick cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  car chase,  tough cop,  partner,  police brutality,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  ambush,  police station,  revolver,  second part,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  number in title,  sequel,  blood,  murder,  police,  violence

Dragnet (1987) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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 2 (1989). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:beach
Characters:detective
Period:1980s
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  police chase,  police procedural,  police captain,  car chase,  partner,  buddy,  police brutality,  drowning,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  brawl,  gunfight,  los angeles california,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  sequel,  sex,  police

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War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent John Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:pump action shotgun,  action hero,  car chase,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  machismo,  opening action scene,  disarming someone,  assassination,  stabbed in the chest,  assassin,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  blood,  sex,  violence,  dog

Seeking Justice (2011)
Action, Drama, Thriller

Seeking Justice (2011)

In New Orleans, English teacher of the high school Rampart High, Will Gerard, and his wife, musician Laura Gerard, are in love with each other. One night, Laura leaves a rehearsal and is assaulted, while Will is playing chess with his friend Jimmy. Will is visiting her in hospital when, out of the blue, a stranger named Simon tells him that he belongs to an organization of vigilantes and offers to eliminate the assailant. In return, the organisation would want a favor from Will in the future. Will agrees, and the criminal is murdered. Six months later, Simon collects his debt with Will. He demands that Will kill Alan Marsh, a pedophile. Will accidentally kills Alan and soon he learns that the victim was an awarded journalist that was investigating the organization. Now he seeks evidences to prove his innocence but the network of the organization is powerful and is seeking Will out to eliminate him. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:detective
Story:police vigilantism,  anti hero,  police detective,  police chase,  vigilantism,  car chase,  duct tape over mouth,  kissing while having sex,  vigilante,  silencer,  opening action scene,  home invasion,  disarming someone,  assassination,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  rescue,  shot in the head,  blonde,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  kiss,  police,  murder,  blood

The Condemned (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Condemned (2007)

The story of Jack Conrad, who is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:pump action shotgun,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  knife fight,  machismo,  duel,  disarming someone,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  f word,  television,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior
Story:anti hero,  action hero,  semiautomatic pistol,  quick draw,  beretta,  wisecrack humor,  machismo,  police brutality,  silencer,  opening action scene,  widower,  duel,  disarming someone,  ambush,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  hero,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  digit in title,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  number in title,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder

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. This is why Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:pump action shotgun,  police detective,  police chase,  death of girlfriend,  accountant,  car chase,  partner,  murder of a police officer,  machismo,  police brutality,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  ambush,  police station,  handcuffs,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  los angeles california,  shotgun,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  swimming pool,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:police vigilantism,  assassination attempt,  anti hero,  action hero,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  knife fight,  crushed to death,  head butt,  police brutality,  silencer,  racial slur,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  handcuffs,  second part,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  bare chested male,  blood,  violence,  sequel,  police,  murder

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Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

A State Department employee newly posted to the American embassy in London is charged with stopping terrorists from getting into the U.S. That puts her right in the line of fire and she is targeted for death and framed for crimes. Discredited, she is forced to go on the run while she tries to clear her name and stop a large-scale terrorist attack set for New Year's Eve in Times Square. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:assassination attempt,  police detective,  police chase,  embassy,  silencer,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  home invasion,  no opening credits,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  murder,  violence

Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)
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:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship,  hotel
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:assassination attempt,  action hero,  police chase,  south african,  shipping container,  two man army,  car chase,  wisecrack humor,  crushed to death,  south africa,  head butt,  revelation,  silencer,  opening action scene,  underwater scene,  disarming someone,  stabbed in the chest,  ambush,  assassin,  f word,  hand to hand combat,  beer,  showdown,  falling from height,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  condom,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shotgun,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  dog,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

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:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:hotel
Story:pump action shotgun,  anti hero,  two man army,  accountant,  car chase,  head butt,  revelation,  opening action scene,  attempted murder,  disarming someone,  ambush,  police station,  f word,  revolver,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shotgun,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  neo noir,  shot to death,  beating,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  cult film,  cigarette smoking,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  blood

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