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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. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, funeral, revenge
Characters:alcoholic, policeman
Period:1990s
Story:internal affairs, judo throw, buddy cop, ice hockey, karate kick, karate chop, bomb squad, los angeles california, action hero, person on fire, semiautomatic pistol, dog biscuit, police psychologist, attack dog, mp 40 machine gun, armor piercing ammunition, west highland white terrier, assault weapon, house trailer, high speed pursuit

Raw Deal (1986)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. (Read More)

Themes:mafia, funeral, revenge
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, quick draw, beretta, tough cop, gun battle, dual wield, construction site, kissing while having sex, uzi, machismo, silencer, opening action scene, karate, disarming someone, exploding car, gang, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown

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:revenge
Characters:alcoholic
Period:1990s
Story:buddy cop, karate chop, los angeles california, action hero, person on fire, semiautomatic pistol, six shooter, maverick cop, quick draw, two man army, tough cop, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, buddy, stylized violence, machismo, opening action scene, karate, police officer killed

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:revenge
Story:buddy cop, action hero, maverick cop, two man army, armored car, ex cop, timebomb, tough cop, dual wield, security camera, stylized violence, uzi, machismo, silencer, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, revolver

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:mafia, revenge
Characters:policeman
Story:action hero, chop shop, shooting range, sequel to cult favorite, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, machismo, arson, silencer, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, disarming someone, subway, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight

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. This is why Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Period:1990s
Story:judo throw, buddy cop, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, internal affairs, police procedural, black cop, lapd, jujitsu, six shooter, maverick cop, judo, two man army, sequel to cult favorite, beretta, tough cop, gunshot wound, gun fu, buddy

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

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Themes:revenge
Story:person on fire, police psychologist, rookie cop, tough cop, dual wield, retirement, machismo, arson, silencer, opening action scene, tough girl, police officer killed, hand to hand combat, bomb, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shotgun

Money Train (1995)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Money Train (1995)

Two foster brothers work as transit cops. While one's life is as good as it gets, the other's is a pit. After losing his job, getting dumped by his brother, and getting the crap kicked out of him by a loan shark for the umpteenth time, He implements his plan to steal the "money train," a train carrying the New York Subway's weekly revenue. But when things go awry, will his brother be able to save him in time? (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Story:buddy cop, action hero, person on fire, semiautomatic pistol, two man army, beretta, kissing while having sex, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, subway, boxing, mixed martial arts, train, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

Last Man Standing (1996) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
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:mafia, revenge
Characters:alcoholic
Story:action hero, person on fire, semiautomatic pistol, six shooter, quick draw, punched in the stomach, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, kissing while having sex, machismo, arson, duel, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head

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
Period:1990s
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, quick draw, armored car, passionate kiss, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, kissing while having sex, uzi, machismo, silencer, opening action scene, tough girl, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat

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. This is why Lethal Weapon (1987) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Story:buddy cop, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, police officer, police psychologist, house trailer, cop on the edge, police procedural, black cop, shooting range, jujitsu, six shooter, maverick cop, quick draw, two man army, beretta, tough cop, buddy, retirement

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...

Story:buddy cop, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, police procedural, shooting range, quick draw, armored car, beretta, tough cop, gun battle, dual wield, blockbuster, machismo, silencer, opening action scene, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, california, showdown

Rush Hour (1998) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
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:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:lapd, buddy cop, bomb squad, los angeles california, action hero, black cop, maverick cop, quick draw, two man army, tough cop, dual wield, exploding building, blockbuster, security camera, stylized violence, uzi, machismo, opening action scene, kicked in the face, disarming someone

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.

Story:buddy cop, action hero, firing range, black cop, shooting range, maverick cop, two man army, tough cop, gunshot wound, construction site, exploding building, security camera, opening action scene, kicked in the face, disarming someone, exploding car, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight

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:revenge
Story:buddy cop, bomb squad, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, police psychologist, mp 40 machine gun, cop on the edge, police procedural, black cop, jujitsu, six shooter, maverick cop, judo, quick draw, two man army, sequel to cult favorite, beretta, tough cop, gun fu

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. This is why The Condemned (2007) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:action hero, person on fire, semiautomatic pistol, punched in the stomach, gun battle, machismo, duel, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, bomb, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, shotgun, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun

Black Rain (1989) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
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)

Themes:mafia
Story:buddy cop, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, internal affairs, two man army, tough cop, gun battle, gun fu, stylized violence, police officer killed, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, gang, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shotgun

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)

Story:buddy cop, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, lapd, maverick cop, two man army, tough cop, buddy, stylized violence, uzi, kicked in the face, karate, duel, third part, disarming someone, exploding car, numbered sequel, hand to hand combat, showdown

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)

Story:buddy cop, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, firing range, internal affairs, maverick cop, real estate agent, beretta, tough cop, kissing while having sex, machismo, exploding car, subway, revolver, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, hero, machine gun

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, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, kicked in the groin, two man army, buddy, machismo, kicked in the face, karate, duel, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown, gunfight, tough guy, shotgun, hero

Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

Air travel is the safest, the FAA says. But the FAA never figured the risk with Charles Rane on board. "The Rane of Terror" has masterminded four terrorist attacks. Soon there will be a fifth -- and that's bad news for the passengers on Flight 163. But there's good news too: the man in seat 57! Wesley Snipes plays John Cutter, an undercover security operative who enters the lavatory and exits to find Rane (Bruce Payne) and his gang have taken over. Cutter's next move is clear. Do. Or be done to. This is why Passenger 57 (1992) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, comic relief, quick draw, ex cop, beretta, uzi, machismo, silencer, opening action scene, kicked in the face, duel, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, gang, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight

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)

Characters:policeman
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, chop shop, exploding building, kissing while having sex, machismo, opening action scene, police officer killed, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shotgun, hero, shot in the chest, machine gun

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:revenge
Characters:alcoholic, policeman
Period:1990s
Story:buddy cop, subway, bomb, action hero, maverick cop, quick draw, two man army, timebomb, beretta, tough cop, gunshot wound, construction site, buddy, exploding building, blockbuster, security camera, uzi, machismo, opening action scene, kicked in the face

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994)

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

Themes:funeral, revenge
Period:1990s
Story:chop shop, buddy cop, action hero, person on fire, semiautomatic pistol, police procedural, black cop, maverick cop, quick draw, beretta, tough cop, gunshot wound, security camera, uzi, silencer, police officer killed, third part, disarming someone, california, revolver

Black Dynamite (2009) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
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:funeral, revenge
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, gun fu, kicked in the face, duel, disarming someone, exploding car, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, hero, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun

The Legend Of Zorro (2005)
Action, Adventure, Western

The Legend Of Zorro (2005)

The Legendary Zorro goes off on another adventure to protect the future of California and its citizens. This time, he fights against evil-doers with the help of his beautiful wife, Elena, and their precocious young son, Joaquin. Alejandro De LaVega is torn between two worlds: his life as Zorro and his life as a family man. After Alejandro once again breaks his promise to stop wearing the mask, Elena leaves him, and soon begins seeing Armand, a haughty French Count. But a mysterious explosion in the desert leads Zorro to believe that there's more to Armand than meets the eye, and our hero is intent on finding out what that is. Little does he know, there are others working to uncover certain truths as well. This is why The Legend Of Zorro (2005) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Story:karate chop, action hero, dual wield, arson, opening action scene, tough girl, karate, duel, disarming someone, california, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shotgun, hero, fistfight, shot to death, shootout

The Fast And The Furious (2001)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Fast And The Furious (2001)

Los Angeles street racer Dominic Toretto falls under the suspicion of the LAPD as a string of high-speed electronics truck robberies rocks the area. Brian O'Connor, an officer of the LAPD, joins the ranks of Toretto's highly skilled racing crew undercover to convict Toretto. However, O'Connor finds himself both enamored with this new world and in love with Toretto's sister, Mia. As a rival racing crew gains strength, O'Connor must decide where his loyalty really lies. (Read More)

Story:lapd, gang, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, surprise after end credits, scene after end credits, blockbuster, kissing while having sex, uzi, machismo, opening action scene, exploding car, mixed martial arts, california, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

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

Red Heat (1988)

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

Themes:funeral, revenge
Characters:policeman
Story:buddy cop, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, quick draw, buddy, silencer, opening action scene, police officer killed, revolver, showdown, brawl, tough guy, shotgun, hero, police officer, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout, train, pistol

Silverado (1985) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Western

Silverado (1985)

In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city.

Story:action hero, shooting practice, six shooter, quick draw, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, kissing while having sex, opening action scene, duel, disarming someone, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shotgun, hero, shot in the chest

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:revenge
Story:action hero, person on fire, chop shop, armored car, timebomb, surprise after end credits, scene after end credits, dual wield, exploding building, security camera, stylized violence, uzi, silencer, tough girl, police officer killed, exploding car, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat, bomb

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. This is why Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Themes:mafia
Period:1990s
Story:internal affairs, buddy cop, action hero, black cop, maverick cop, quick draw, two man army, tough cop, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, buddy, blockbuster, machismo, opening action scene, exploding car, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Xxx: State Of The Union (2005)

Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. (Read More)

Themes:funeral
Characters:policeman
Story:action hero, person on fire, semiautomatic pistol, chop shop, quick draw, punched in the stomach, gun battle, dual wield, stylized violence, machismo, opening action scene, duel, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku No Tobira (2001)

The year is 2071. Following a terrorist bombing, a deadly virus is released on the populace of Mars and the government has issued a 300 million woo-long reward, the largest bounty in history, for the capture of whoever is behind it. The bounty hunter crew of the spaceship Bebop; Spike, Faye, Jet and Ed, take the case with hopes of cashing in the bounty. However, the mystery surrounding the man responsible, Vincent, goes deeper than they ever imagined, and they aren't the only ones hunting him. The original creators of the virus have dispatched Electra to deal with Vincent and take out anyone who may stumble on the truth behind him. As the hunt for the man with no past and no future continues to escalate, they begin to question what about the world is reality and what is a dream as the line between sanity and insanity becomes more apparent. (Read More)

Story:action hero, armored car, ex cop, surprise after end credits, scene after end credits, punched in the stomach, gun fu, stylized violence, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, disarming someone, exploding car, subway, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat, bomb, showdown, brawl

Death Race (2008)
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller

Death Race (2008)

In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans watch by the millions as criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife's murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he's offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey - race as the popular mask-wearing (but now dead) champion, Frankenstein, or rot in prison. Jensen makes the bargain. As the three-stage race approaches, he realizes that the whole thing may be a set up - can an anonymous man behind a mask get revenge and win his release? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:action hero, person on fire, armored car, punched in the stomach, exploding building, machismo, opening action scene, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, bomb, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, hero

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:revenge
Story:buddy cop, california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, police procedural, black cop, maverick cop, beretta, tough cop, blockbuster, uzi, machismo, disarming someone, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head

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. This is why New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Themes:mafia, funeral, revenge
Characters:policeman
Period:1990s
Story:gang, action hero, black cop, maverick cop, timebomb, tough cop, security camera, uzi, machismo, arson, police officer killed, disarming someone, revolver, hand to hand combat, bomb, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head

Wasabi (2001) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
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. (Read More)

Characters:policeman
Story:buddy cop, semiautomatic pistol, maverick cop, two man army, beretta, tough cop, opening action scene, disarming someone, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, hero, machine gun, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:mafia
Characters:policeman
Story:action hero, judo, armored car, timebomb, stylized violence, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, police officer killed, exploding car, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat, bomb, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head

Transporter 3 (2008)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Transporter 3 (2008)

Toxic waste bubbles in a ship waiting permission to dock in Odessa. Frank Martin turns down a job in Marseilles, referring it to a pal. A short time later, the pal, wounded by gunfire, crashes his car into Frank's living room and dies, leaving a young woman in the back seat. The employer of the dead man shows up, forces Frank to take the job, snaps a bracelet on his wrist that will explode if Frank gets more than 75 feet from his car, and sends Frank on a journey east with the young woman and a trunk full of something. She's Valentina, nearly mute. Can Frank figure out what's going on, deliver the package, and escape alive? And what does the ship have to do with it? (Read More)

Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, stylized violence, opening action scene, kicked in the face, police officer killed, duel, third part, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, numbered sequel, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, punched in the face, hero, shot in the chest

Wyatt Earp (1994)
Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Western

Wyatt Earp (1994)

Wyatt Earp is a movie about a man and his family. The movie shows us the good times and the bad times of one of the West's most famous individuals.

Story:action hero, six shooter, quick draw, gunshot wound, gun battle, dual wield, stylized violence, kissing while having sex, duel, disarming someone, boxing, revolver, showdown, brawl, gunfight, shotgun, hero, blood splatter, fistfight, shootout

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kiss Of The Dragon (2001)

Liu Jian, a police officer from China, comes to Paris to help the vice squad apprehend a Chinese drug lord and his unknown French connection. The French connection is Richard, the head of the vice squad, who intends to kill the drug lord then frame Jian. Jian ducks a bullet and escapes with a tape of what really happened. By chance, Jian turns to Jessica - a US farm girl who is one of Richard's hookers - for help. She has her own problems, including the fact that Richard has her daughter locked in an orphanage to keep Jessica on the streets and silent about his activities. Can Jian protect Jessica, rescue her daughter, and give Richard the kiss of the dragon? This is why Kiss Of The Dragon (2001) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992). (Read More)

Story:action hero, tough cop, punched in the stomach, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, sensuality, kicked in the face, karate, police officer killed, subway, hand to hand combat, brawl, tough guy, punched in the face, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dip Huet Seung Hung (1989)

A violent Hong Kong action film, this is the story of an assassin, Jeffrey Chow (aka Mickey Mouse) who takes one last job so he can retire and care for his girlfriend Jenny. When his employers betray him, he reluctantly joins forces with Inspector Lee (aka Dumbo), the cop who is pursuing him. Together, the new friends face the final confrontation of the gangsters out to kill them. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:semiautomatic pistol, quick draw, two man army, punched in the stomach, gunshot wound, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, stylized violence, uzi, machismo, opening action scene, exploding car, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, cat, punched in the face

Rush Hour 2 (2001)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 2 (2001)

It's vacation time for Det. James Carter and he finds himself alongside Det. Lee in Hong Kong wishing for more excitement. While Carter wants to party and meet the ladies, Lee is out to track down a Triad gang lord who may be responsible for killing two men at the American Embassy. Things get complicated as the pair stumble onto a counterfeiting plot by L.A. crime boss Steven Reign and Triad Ricky Tan, an ex-cop who played a mysterious part in the death of Det. Lee's father. Throw in a power struggle between Tan and the gorgeous but dangerous Hu Li and the boys are soon up to their necks in fist fights and life-threatening situations. A trip back to the U.S. may provide the answers about the bombing, the counterfeiting, and the true allegiance of sexy customs agent Isabella. Then again, it may turn up more excitement than Carter was looking for during his vacation. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Story:gang, buddy cop, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, maverick cop, two man army, timebomb, tough cop, buddy, exploding building, blockbuster, stylized violence, uzi, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, karate, police officer killed, disarming someone

Speed (1994)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

Speed (1994)

Bomber terrorist's elevator plan backfires, so he rigs a bomb to a LA city bus. The stipulation is: once armed, the bus must stay above 50 mph to keep from exploding. Also if LAPD Officer tries to unload any passengers off, Payne will detonate it. Joe Morton co-stars as Jack's superior, and Jeff Daniels supports Jack helping him try to defuse the bomb. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:bomb, bomb squad, los angeles california, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, rookie cop, lapd, ex cop, timebomb, passionate kiss, tough cop, blockbuster, kissing while having sex, strong female character, machismo, opening action scene, tough girl, police officer killed, subway, mixed martial arts

Demolition Man (1993) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Sci-fi, Thriller

Demolition Man (1993)

Frozen in 1996, Simon Phoenix, a convicted crime lord, is revived for a parole hearing well into the 21st century. Revived into a society free from crime, Phoenix resumes his murderous rampage, and no one can stop him. John Spartan, the police officer who captured Phoenix in 1996, has also been cryogenically frozen, this time for a crime he did not commit. In 2032, the former cities of Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara have merged into peaceful, utopian San Angeles. Unable to stop him with their non-violent solutions, the police release Spartan to help recapture Phoenix. Now after 36 years, Spartan has to adapt himself to the future society he has no knowledge about. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:los angeles california, action hero, police officer, lapd, six shooter, demolition, maverick cop, ex cop, passionate kiss, tough cop, dual wield, exploding building, security camera, machismo, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, duel, disarming someone, boxing

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. This is why Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992).

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:los angeles california, chop shop, dual wield, uzi, machismo, california, gang, revolver, brawl, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun, shot in the chest, gangster, machine gun, police officer, blood splatter, fistfight, neo noir

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

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

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

Themes:funeral, revenge
Story:action hero, armored car, timebomb, gun battle, dual wield, gun fu, exploding building, security camera, stylized violence, uzi, silencer, opening action scene, kicked in the face, tough girl, third part, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, bomb

Hancock (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi

Hancock (2008)

The powerful superhero John Hancock has become a joke because of his alcoholism and clumsiness. He has also become the most hated man in Los Angeles. Though he has saved many lives, he also destroyed a lot of property, costing the city millions every time he goes into action. When he saves the life of PR expert Ray Embrey from an oncoming train, the executive is thankful and believes he can restore Hancock's image as a true superhero. He brings the anti-hero home for dinner and introduces him to his son Aaron, a big fan, and to his wife, Mary. But for some mysterious reason Mary doesn't want Hancock anywhere near her or her family. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:alcoholic
Story:los angeles california, action hero, gunshot wound, blockbuster, uzi, opening action scene, tough girl, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat, bomb, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest

Strange Days (1995) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)
Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-fi, Thriller

Strange Days (1995)

Set in the year 1999 during the last days of the old millennium, the movie tells the story of Lenny Nero, an ex-cop who now deals with data-discs containing recorded memories and emotions. One day he receives a disc which contains the memories of a murderer killing a prostitute. Lenny investigates and is pulled deeper and deeper in a whirl of blackmail, murder and rape. Will he survive and solve the case? (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Period:1990s
Story:los angeles california, semiautomatic pistol, lapd, ex cop, beretta, security camera, strong female character, silencer, opening action scene, police officer killed, disarming someone, exploding car, subway, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, punched in the face, shot in the head, shotgun

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (Read More)

Story:los angeles california, lapd, sequel to cult favorite, ex cop, opening action scene, kicked in the face, police officer killed, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, california, hand to hand combat, brawl, gunfight, punched in the face, shot in the head, shot in the chest, police officer, blood splatter, fistfight

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