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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.

Themes:racism, marriage
Locations:china, wheelchair, elevator, boat, cemetery
Characters:baby, detective
Period:1990s
Story:judo throw, dentist chair, private investigator, buddy cop, boxing gloves, boxing ring, boxing match, illegal immigrant, secret room, final showdown, police shootout, street shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, reference to the marx brothers, miranda warning, dodging bullets, u.s. coast guard, laughing gas

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)

Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop, police shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, chinese mafia, wu shu, lapd, maverick cop, triad, two man army, car chase, tough cop, buddy, stylized violence, ak 47, shot in the arm, latex gloves, disarming someone, exploding car

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Locations:elevator
Story:secret room, final showdown, action hero, foot chase, slide locked back, house on fire, sequel to cult favorite, car chase, gun fu, warehouse, stylized violence, machismo, shot in the arm, opening action scene, tough girl, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown

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.

Locations:boat
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop, general, police shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, police officer, foot chase, police procedural, black cop, jujitsu, six shooter, maverick cop, two man army, beretta, tough cop, buddy, blockbuster, machismo, police brutality, shot in the arm

Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
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)

Period:1990s
Story:judo throw, buddy cop, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, police procedural, black cop, lapd, jujitsu, six shooter, maverick cop, judo, two man army, sequel to cult favorite, beretta, tough cop, gunshot wound, buddy, gun fu, blockbuster, stylized 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. This is why Rush Hour (1998) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). (Read More)

Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:lapd, buddy cop, police shootout, action hero, foot chase, wu shu, black cop, maverick cop, chinese restaurant, two man army, tough cop, mexican standoff, blockbuster, stylized violence, machismo, opening action scene, child in peril, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts

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)

Locations:boat, china, elevator
Characters:detective
Story:counterfeiting, triad, buddy cop, police shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, chinese mafia, counterfeiter, wu shu, maverick cop, two man army, tough cop, buddy, blockbuster, stylized violence, opening action scene, tough girl, disarming someone, immigrant

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)

Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop, police shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, police procedural, black cop, maverick cop, car chase, beretta, tough cop, blockbuster, warehouse, machismo, police brutality, shot in the arm, disarming someone, revolver, showdown, brawl

Bad Boys (1995) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys (1995)

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

Themes:marriage
Locations:wheelchair, elevator
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:buddy cop, police shootout, street shootout, action hero, foot chase, miranda warning, shoulder holster, forklift, black cop, maverick cop, two man army, car chase, tough cop, buddy, mexican standoff, gun fu, blockbuster, machismo, police brutality, opening action scene

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)

Period:1990s
Story:street shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, gun fu, stylized violence, machismo, shot in the arm, opening action scene, tough girl, latex gloves, child in peril, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, gunfight

Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Quantum Of Solace (2008)

Is there solace in revenge? Bond and "M" sniff a shadowy international network of power and corruption reaping billions. As Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," all roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. Greene, a nasty piece of work, is intent on securing a barren area of Bolivia in exchange for assisting a strongman stage a coup there. The CIA looks the other way, and only Bond, with help from a retired spy and from a mysterious beauty, stands in Greene's way. "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him. Beyond that, can anyone drawn to Bond live to tell the tale? This is why Quantum Of Solace (2008) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). (Read More)

Story:judo throw, police shootout, street shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, shoulder holster, jujitsu, judo, ak 47, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, hero, fistfight

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)

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, beretta, car chase, tough cop, buddy, gun fu, blockbuster, machismo, police brutality

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Live Free Or Die Hard (2007)

When someone hacks into the computers at the FBI's Cyber Crime Division; the Director decides to round up all the hackers who could have done this. When he's told that because it's the 4th of July most of their agents are not around so they might have trouble getting people to get the hackers. So he instructs them to get local PD'S to take care of it. And one of the cops they ask is John McClane who is tasked with bringing a hacker named Farrell to the FBI. But as soon as he gets there someone starts shooting at them. McClane manages to get them out but they're still being pursued. And it's just when McClane arrives in Washington that the whole system breaks down and chaos ensues. (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop, police shootout, street shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, maverick cop, car chase, flamethrower, tough cop, buddy, fourth part, blockbuster, machismo, shot in the arm, opening action scene, child in peril, exploding car, ambush, kung fu, hand to hand combat

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi, Thriller

G.i. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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

Locations:boat
Story:boxing ring, action hero, foot chase, mexican standoff, gun fu, stylized violence, ak 47, shot in the arm, general, opening action scene, tough girl, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head

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

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Story:final showdown, secret, street shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, two against one, six shooter, two way mirror, final battle, car chase, gun fu, warehouse, stylized violence, general, opening action scene, latex gloves, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush

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. This is why The Fast And The Furious (2001) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). (Read More)

Characters:detective
Story:lapd, police shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, triad, car chase, blockbuster, machismo, opening action scene, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, los angeles california, hero, shot in the chest

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller

The Fate Of The Furious (2017)

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime he can't seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, the elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world's stage... and to bring home the man who made them a family. (Read More)

Characters:baby
Story:final showdown, action hero, foot chase, nitrous oxide, final battle, exploding truck, car chase, mexican standoff, blockbuster, warehouse, ak 47, opening action scene, tough girl, child in peril, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown

Bad Boys II (2003)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Bad Boys II (2003)

Narcotics cops Mike Lowrey ('Will Smith (I)' (qv)) and Marcus Burnett ('Martin Lawrence (I)' (qv)) head up a task force investigating the flow of ecstasy into Miami. Their search leads to a dangerous kingpin Johnny Tapia ('Jordi Molla' (qv)), whose plan to control the city's drug traffic has touched off an underground war. Meanwhile, things get sexy between Mike and Syd ('Gabrielle Union' (qv)), Marcus's sister. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Story:buddy cop, police shootout, street shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, black cop, two man army, car chase, lasersight, buddy, mexican standoff, stylized violence, ak 47, shot in the arm, tough girl, exploding car, mixed martial arts, showdown, falling from height

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)

Locations:wheelchair
Characters:detective
Story:slave labor, lapd, sequel to cult favorite, car chase, shot in the arm, opening action scene, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, secret, brawl, gunfight, los angeles california, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, police officer, blood splatter, fistfight

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)

Story:action hero, exploding truck, car chase, flamethrower, machismo, police brutality, opening action scene, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, car accident, helicopter

Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Adventure, Thriller

Xxx (2002)

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. This is why Xxx (2002) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). (Read More)

Story:police shootout, action hero, six shooter, interracial kiss, beretta, car chase, lasersight, mexican standoff, blockbuster, machismo, ak 47, opening action scene, exploding car, interracial relationship, revolver, falling from height, gunfight, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest

Last Action Hero (1993)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Last Action Hero (1993)

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend, Nick the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must travel back and stop him. (Read More)

Period:1990s
Story:action hero, hero, semiautomatic pistol, maverick cop, exploding truck, two man army, car chase, lasersight, tough cop, mexican standoff, gun fu, opening action scene, tough girl, child in peril, exploding car, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

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)

Story:action hero, car chase, wilhelm scream, gunshot wound, blockbuster, opening action scene, tough girl, child in peril, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, los angeles california, shot in the head

22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Characters:detective
Story:buddy cop, police shootout, action hero, foot chase, two man army, car chase, wilhelm scream, lasersight, mexican standoff, machismo, shot in the arm, exploding car, interracial relationship, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, shot in the chest, car accident

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
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:racism
Locations:elevator, boat
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:buddy cop, police shootout, action hero, shoulder holster, maverick cop, two man army, beretta, car chase, wilhelm scream, tough cop, gunshot wound, buddy, blockbuster, machismo, police brutality, opening action scene, child in peril, disarming someone, exploding car, revolver

Die Hard 2 (1990)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard 2 (1990)

After the terrifying events in LA, John McClane (Willis) is about to go through it all again. A team of terrorists, led by Col. Stuart (Sadler) is holding the entire airport hostage. The terrorists are planning to rescue a drug lord from justice. In order to do so, they have seized control of all electrical equipment affecting all planes. With no runway lights available, all aircraft have to remain in the air, with fuel running low, McClane will need to be fast. This is why Die Hard 2 (1990) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Period:1990s
Story:final showdown, police shootout, action hero, semiautomatic pistol, lapd, maverick cop, sequel to cult favorite, beretta, tough cop, gun fu, blockbuster, machismo, general, mixed martial arts, ambush, kung fu, numbered sequel, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height

Predator 2 (1990)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Predator 2 (1990)

LAPD lieutenant Mike Harrigan ('Danny Glover' (qv)) and his cocky detective partner Jerry Lambert ('Bill Paxton' (qv)) soon realize that what seemed a bloody feud between voodoo high priest King Willie's ('Calvin Lockhart' (qv)) Jamaican gangs and Ramon Vega's ('Corey Rand' (qv)) Colombian drug gang is actually the work of a scary third party. Peter Keyes's ('Gary Busey' (qv)) federal team shields the crime scene even for the LAPD, but after forensics proves it must be an alien, who keeps making victims, the chase brings them all together. (Read More)

Locations:cemetery
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:police shootout, street shootout, foot chase, shoulder holster, lapd, lasersight, tough cop, blockbuster, machismo, ak 47, opening action scene, exploding car, numbered sequel, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, gunfight, los angeles california, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Shoot 'em Up (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Shoot 'em Up (2007)

Late at night, in an unnamed U.S. city, a solitary man sits at a bus stop. A pregnant woman runs by, pursued by a man with a gun. With reluctance, the man at the bus stop rescues her and assists with the baby's delivery, while additional pursuers fire at them, including the gang's particularly nasty leader, an intuitive man named Hertz. Our hero, known only as Smith, determines to save the child and find out why Hertz wants the baby dead. At a local bordello, he tries to employ a lactating hooker to watch the child, but things quickly escalate, and this makeshift family is soon on the run. Heavy metal music calms the baby. Why? A laboratory, gun factory, and presidential campaign all figure in Smith's quest for the child's safe deliverance. (Read More)

Characters:baby
Story:final showdown, action hero, car chase, mexican standoff, gun fu, stylized violence, machismo, shot in the arm, opening action scene, child in peril, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat, falling from height, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest

Total Recall (2012) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Total Recall (2012)

For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man as he finds himself on the run from the police. (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Story:police shootout, action hero, foot chase, car chase, lasersight, stabbed in the stomach, stylized violence, shot in the arm, opening action scene, tough girl, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, falling from height, secret, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, helicopter, fistfight

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:detective
Story:final showdown, action hero, foot chase, exploding truck, stabbed in the stomach, warehouse, ak 47, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, revolver, hand to hand combat, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, police officer, helicopter, blood splatter, fistfight

Yip Man (2008)
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport

Yip Man (2008)

In 1935 in Foshan, south China, there are martial arts schools on every street corner. Ip Man is the undisputed martial arts champion, yet he has not devoted himself to teaching. Despite this, it seems that all the kung fu masters of the city are eager to fight him to improve their reputation. This is why Yip Man (2008) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). (Read More)

Themes:racism
Locations:china
Story:action hero, wire fu, wu shu, chinese restaurant, blockbuster, stylized violence, general, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, kung fu, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, fistfight, shot to death, martial arts

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Action, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

Alice awakes at home with her daughter Becky and her husband. But soon she realizes that she is actually in an Umbrella Corporation's underground facility. Out of the blue, the computer security system shuts-down and Alice flees to the central control room of the facility. She meets Ada Wong, who works with Albert Wesker, and she learns that a five-man team has been sent by Wesker to rescue them. However, the Red Queen sends Jill Valentine and Rain to hunt them down. (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Story:street shootout, action hero, foot chase, car chase, mexican standoff, gun fu, stylized violence, shot in the arm, tough girl, child in peril, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Thriller

Once Upon A Time In Mexico (2003)

In the third movie of Rodriguez's "Mariachi" trilogy, a Mexican drug lord pretends to overthrow the Mexican government, and is connected to a corrupt CIA agent who at that time, demands retribution from his worst enemy to carry out the drug lord's uprising against the government.

Themes:marriage
Locations:elevator
Story:general, final showdown, street shootout, action hero, final battle, sequel to cult favorite, car chase, wilhelm scream, flamethrower, stylized violence, shot in the arm, opening action scene, latex gloves, disarming someone, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, gunfight, tough guy

Demolition Man (1993)
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)

Period:1990s
Story:action hero, police officer, foot chase, lapd, six shooter, maverick cop, car chase, tough cop, machismo, police brutality, ak 47, opening action scene, tough girl, disarming someone, boxing, mixed martial arts, ambush, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown

Central Intelligence (2016)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Central Intelligence (2016)

Calvin Joyner was voted in high school the guy most likely to succeed. 20 years later he's an accountant. As his high school reunion approaches, he tries to make contact with his old schoolmates. And someone named Bob Stone contacts him. He says that he was known as Robbie Weirdicht in school. Calvin remembers that he was picked on, as a matter of fact after an extremely nasty prank he left school. They agree to meet and Calvin is surprised by how much he has changed. Bob asks Calvin to help him out. He says yes and the next thing he knows some men burst into his home. They're CIA, the one in charge is looking for Stone, she says he's a rogue agent. When they can't find Bob they leave. Later he approaches Calvin telling him, he is not a rogue agent, he's trying to find a person known as the Black Badger who is planning to sell some information that in the wrong hands can be disastrous. so he needs Calvin's help to stop him. Calvin's not sure whom he should believe. (Read More)

Themes:marriage
Locations:elevator
Period:1990s
Story:final showdown, action hero, two way mirror, car chase, mexican standoff, ak 47, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the chest, car accident, black comedy

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 4 (1998). (Read More)

Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, foot chase, car chase, lasersight, disarming someone, exploding car, ambush, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, car accident, helicopter

Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

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

Story:foot chase, car chase, mexican standoff, stylized violence, shot in the arm, opening action scene, tough girl, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, car accident, black comedy, helicopter

Shanghai Noon (2000)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Western

Shanghai Noon (2000)

A 19th century Western. Chon Wang is a clumsy Imperial Guard to the Emperor of China. When Princess Pei Pei is kidnapped from the Forbidden City, Wang feels personally responsible and insists on joining the guards sent to rescue the Princess, who has been whisked away to the United States. In Nevada and hot on the trail of the kidnappers, Wang is separated from the group and soon finds himself an unlikely partner with Roy O'Bannon, a small time robber with delusions of grandeur. Together, the two forge onto one misadventure after another. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Locations:china
Story:action hero, slave labor, six shooter, two man army, buddy, mexican standoff, stylized violence, disarming someone, kung fu, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, hero, fistfight, shootout, pistol, martial arts

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, car chase, stylized violence, opening action scene, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, numbered sequel, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, hero, shot in the chest, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout

Die Hard (1988)
Action, Thriller

Die Hard (1988)

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

Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:police shootout, action hero, maverick cop, beretta, tough cop, mexican standoff, blockbuster, machismo, police brutality, shot in the arm, exploding car, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, los angeles california, shot in the head

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Thriller

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, for the first time, finds himself on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons heist. With the Russian underworld in pursuit, and battling a countdown to war, the two McClanes discover that their opposing methods make them unstoppable heroes. This is why A Good Day To Die Hard (2013) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998). (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:final showdown, police shootout, action hero, maverick cop, exploding truck, two man army, car chase, lasersight, tough cop, police brutality, ak 47, shot in the arm, exploding car, falling from height, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, police officer, helicopter

The Dark Knight (2008)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Dark Knight (2008)

Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes" and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair, elevator, boat
Characters:detective
Story:hero, police shootout, street shootout, action hero, slide locked back, police procedural, jujitsu, two way mirror, car chase, lasersight, blockbuster, warehouse, stylized violence, police brutality, ak 47, opening action scene, child in peril, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts

The Transporter (2002)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Transporter (2002)

Ex-Special Forces operator Frank Martin lives what seems to be a quiet life along the French Mediterranean, hiring himself out as a mercenary "transporter" who moves goods--human or otherwise--from one place to another. No questions asked. Carrying out mysterious and sometimes dangerous tasks in his tricked-out BMW, Frank adheres to a strict set of rules, which he never breaks. Rule One: Never change the deal. Rule Two: No names--Frank doesn't want to know whom he's working for, or what he's transporting. Rule Three: never look in the package. Frank's newest transport seems no different from the countless ones he's done in the past. He's been hired by an American known only as "Wall Street" to make a delivery; but when Frank stops along the route, he notices his package is moving. Violating Rule Three, Frank looks inside the bag, finding its contents to be a beautiful, gagged woman. Frank's steadfast adherence to his other two rules--which make up his basic code of survival--also quickly fails, hurtling him and his new companion on a road leading to shocking secrets, deadly complications, and the last thing that Frank ever expected to come to believe: that rules are made to be broken. (Read More)

Locations:china, elevator
Story:action hero, semiautomatic pistol, two against one, forklift, human trafficking, car chase, buddy, stylized violence, machismo, opening action scene, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, kung fu, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, brawl, gunfight, tough guy

Baby Driver (2017)
Action, Crime, Music, Thriller

Baby Driver (2017)

Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair, elevator
Characters:baby
Story:final showdown, police shootout, street shootout, foot chase, car chase, ak 47, shot in the arm, opening action scene, latex gloves, disarming someone, exploding car, ambush, revolver, showdown, falling from height, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident

Underworld Awakening (2012) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Fantasy, Horror

Underworld Awakening (2012)

Mankind discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan species and they begin a war to annihilate the races. When Selene meets with Michael in the harbor, they are hit by a grenade and Selene passes out. Twelve years later, Selene awakes from a cryogenic sleep in the Antigen laboratory and meets the Vampire David. She learns that she had been the subject of the scientist Dr. Jacob Lane and the Vampire and Lycan species have been practically eradicated from Earth. But Selene is still connected to Michael and has visions that she believes that belongs to Michael's sight. However she has a surprise and finds that she has a powerful daughter named Eve that has been raised in the laboratory. Now Selene and David have to protect Eve against the Lycans that intend to use her to inoculate their species against silver. (Read More)

Locations:elevator
Characters:detective
Story:flamethrower, gun fu, fourth part, police brutality, shot in the arm, tough girl, child in peril, mixed martial arts, kung fu, revolver, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, helicopter, blood splatter

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017)

Locations:boat
Story:final showdown, action hero, foot chase, slave labor, blockbuster, stylized violence, shot in the arm, general, opening action scene, child in peril, disarming someone, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, shot in the chest

Red 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Red 2 (2013)

Retired CIA agent Frank Moses is in love with Sarah Ross and enjoying their normal life. Out of the blue, Marvin Boggs meets Frank in the supermarket and tells that Wikileaks has released the information that they had participated and know the whereabouts of the Nightshade, a portable nuclear weapon that was smuggled in pieces and hidden in Russia. Now the top agents in the world are under contract to seek them out to discover where Nightshade is. The trio travels to Paris and teams-up with the Russian Katja to track down the former Russian Agent 'The Frog' to get more information about the operation. They learn that the brilliant inventor Dr. Edward Bailey might know where the weapon is. They discover that Bailey has been interned in an asylum in London by the MI-6 for thirty-two years and the British Victoria joins the team. They rescue Bailey and find that the nuclear device is hidden in the Kremlin. Soon the dangerous South Korean Han joins the group expecting to retrieve the weapon. But dangerous killer Jack Horton is hunting Frank down and will not stop until he recovers the nuclear bomb. (Read More)

Story:action hero, foot chase, car chase, gun fu, stylized violence, ak 47, shot in the arm, general, tough girl, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, kung fu, revolver, numbered sequel, hand to hand combat, brawl, gunfight, tough guy, shot in the head

The Untouchables (1987)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Untouchables (1987)

1920's prohibition Chicago is corrupt from the judges downward. So in going up against Al Capone, Treasury agent Eliot Ness picks just two cops to help him and his accountant colleague. One is a sharp-shooting rookie, the other a seen-it-all beat man. The four of them are ready to battle Capone and his empire, but it could just be that guns are not the best way to get him. (Read More)

Themes:racism, marriage
Locations:elevator
Characters:baby, detective
Story:action hero, foot chase, tough cop, gun fu, blockbuster, warehouse, police brutality, shot in the arm, child in peril, showdown, falling from height, brawl, tough guy, shot in the head, hero, shot in the chest, police officer, blood splatter, fistfight, shot to death

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is one of the best movies like Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
Action, Thriller

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of The Dark Knight, in which he took the rap for Dent's crimes, Batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force which is struggling to cope with Bane's plans to destroy the city.

Locations:elevator, cemetery
Characters:detective
Story:secret room, final showdown, police shootout, street shootout, action hero, foot chase, final battle, sequel to cult favorite, blockbuster, stylized violence, ak 47, opening action scene, tough girl, child in peril, disarming someone, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, hand to hand combat, showdown

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)
Action, Animation, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Kokaku Kidotai (1995)

It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes. (Read More)

Locations:wheelchair, elevator, boat
Story:police shootout, foot chase, car chase, tough girl, exploding car, mixed martial arts, ambush, revolver, hand to hand combat, brawl, gunfight, shot in the head, shot in the chest, car accident, police officer, helicopter, fistfight, shot to death, shootout, pistol

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