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

Rush Hour (1998)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  money,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:night
Locations:usa,  museum,  ship,  airport,  bar
Characters:chinese,  detective,  villain,  asian,  waitress,  hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:consul,  hong kong,  fbi,  money falling through the air,  crime lord,  lapd,  chinese abroad,  chinese woman,  bar brawl,  chinese restaurant,  undercover cop,  axe fight,  fbi agent,  wearing sunglasses at night,  strapped to a bomb,  bomb squad,  falling from height,  fish out of water,  jumping from a car,  car radio,  sports car,  singing in a car,  los angeles california,  police detective,  prison guard,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  revenge seeker,  los angeles police department,  reference to chelsea clinton,  reference to the beach boys,  roses are red poem,  zoot suit,  illegal gambling,  true identity revealed,  consulate,  riding a bus,  touching someone's breasts,  chevrolet corvette,  english subtitles in original,  bad temper,  exhibit,  inter cultural,  double decker bus,  pool cue,  false name,  goon,  c4 explosives,  hit with a chair,  female police officer,  year 1997,  smoking pot,  reference to michael jackson,  reference to john wayne,  wu shu,  black cop,  pool hall,  tour bus,  diplomat,  corrupt official,  police captain,  chinatown,  art exhibition,  bag,  female cop,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  police chief,  n word,  listening to radio,  artifact,  falling,  impersonating a police officer,  traffic jam,  buddy cop,  quick draw,  arms dealer,  time in title,  two man army,  informant,  fake identity,  bloopers during credits,  stick fight,  police raid,  desert eagle,  lying,  secret identity,  ethnic slur,  siren,  police officer shot,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  shot in the face,  pool table,  dual wield,  partner,  smuggling,  bravery,  interracial friendship,  mexican standoff,  ransom,  culture clash,  part of trilogy,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  security camera,  lifting someone into the air,  tourist,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  uzi,  machismo,  subtitled scene,  trust,  first part,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  taxi driver,  racial slur,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  mansion,  disguise,  axe,  california,  ambush,  police station,  flashlight,  dark comedy,  shot in the back,  kung fu,  revolver,  little girl,  handcuffs,  marijuana,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  water,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  two word title,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence,  murder

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:waitress,  warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  falling from height,  jumping from a car,  police detective,  prison guard,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  crime lord,  corrupt official,  maverick cop,  n word,  buddy cop,  two man army,  arms dealer,  stick fight,  desert eagle,  ethnic slur,  tough cop,  dual wield,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  stylized violence,  uzi,  machismo,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  axe,  ambush,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  murder,  violence,  fight,  police

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

Ride Along (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  singing in a car,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  crime lord,  black cop,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  impersonating a police officer,  buddy cop,  two man army,  arms dealer,  informant,  desert eagle,  ethnic slur,  police officer shot,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  mexican standoff,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  security camera,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  ambush,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  african american,  two word title,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  fight

Rush Hour 3 (2007)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:chinese,  villain,  asian,  hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:chinese abroad,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  consul,  inter cultural,  hit with a chair,  wu shu,  lapd,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  traffic jam,  buddy cop,  two man army,  bloopers during credits,  desert eagle,  tough cop,  interracial friendship,  part of trilogy,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  uzi,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  kicked in the face,  taxi driver,  disarming someone,  ambush,  shot in the back,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  telephone call,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  african american,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  police,  fight,  murder,  violence

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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

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

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Spy (2015)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Spy (2015)

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. This is why Spy (2015) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:usa,  airport,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:falling from height,  fish out of water,  sports car,  foot chase,  touching someone's breasts,  arms dealer,  fake identity,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  partner,  mexican standoff,  tourist,  stylized violence,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  undercover,  taxi driver,  mixed martial arts,  mansion,  disguise,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

Ride Along 2 (2016)
Action, Comedy

Ride Along 2 (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  falling from height,  jumping from a car,  sports car,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  crime lord,  black cop,  corrupt official,  police captain,  female cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  tough cop,  partner,  mexican standoff,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  undercover,  disarming someone,  mansion,  disguise,  police station,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  african american,  violence,  murder,  police

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:deception,  money,  kidnapping,  revenge
Mood:night
Locations:bar
Characters:detective,  hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:falling from height,  los angeles california,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  action hero,  c4 explosives,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  shot in the face,  dual wield,  interracial friendship,  swat team,  stylized violence,  machismo,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  mansion,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  police,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence

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Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005)

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

Themes:deception,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  police detective,  prison guard,  police shootout,  foot chase,  female cop,  ethnic slur,  tough cop,  shot in the face,  dual wield,  mexican standoff,  machismo,  opening action scene,  undercover,  racial slur,  prisoner,  police station,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  police,  fight,  violence,  murder

Passenger 57 (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Passenger 57 (1992)

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

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:fbi agent,  falling from height,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  quick draw,  wisecrack humor,  bravery,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  fbi,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  ambush,  shot in the back,  kung fu,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  african american,  blood,  violence,  police,  murder,  fight

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

Hung Fan Kui (1995)

Keong comes from Hong Kong to visit New York for his uncle's wedding. His uncle runs a market in the Bronx and Keong offers to help out while Uncle is on his honeymoon. During his stay in the Bronx, Keong befriends a neighbor kid and beats up some neighborhood thugs who cause problems at the market. Meanwhile, one of those petty thugs in the local gang stumbles into a criminal situation way over his head. Blinded by greed, his involvement draws his gang, the kid, Keong, and the whole neighborhood into a deadly crossfire. When the lazy cops fail to successfully resolve matters, Keong takes things into his own hands. Needless to say, much spectacular kung-fu and outrageous action sequences follow.... This is why Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:falling from height,  exploding car,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  pool cue,  crime lord,  pool hall,  bloopers during credits,  stick fight,  pool table,  kicked in the stomach,  hong kong,  stylized violence,  uzi,  subtitled scene,  martial artist,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  taxi driver,  child in peril,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  ambush,  police station,  kung fu,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  police,  murder,  fight,  violence,  blood

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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:surveillance,  deception,  money,  revenge
Mood:night
Locations:airport
Characters:chinese,  asian,  detective
Story:hong kong,  partner,  undercover cop,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  english subtitles in original,  inter cultural,  reference to michael jackson,  wu shu,  maverick cop,  impersonating a police officer,  traffic jam,  buddy cop,  two man army,  bloopers during credits,  desert eagle,  lying,  tough cop,  smuggling,  part of trilogy,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  uzi,  subtitled scene,  trust,  martial artist,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  disguise,  california,  ambush,  police station,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  police,  blood,  violence,  fight

Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Romance

Knight And Day (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:hostage
Story:fbi agent,  falling from height,  singing in a car,  exploding car,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  arms dealer,  desert eagle,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  uzi,  trust,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  fbi,  disarming someone,  mansion,  disguise,  ambush,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder

Takers (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Takers (2010)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport,  bar
Story:sports car,  los angeles california,  police detective,  police shootout,  foot chase,  c4 explosives,  lapd,  impersonating a police officer,  police raid,  desert eagle,  police officer shot,  partner,  interracial friendship,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  security camera,  machismo,  kicked in the face,  disguise,  ambush,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  police,  murder,  violence

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Ngo Si Seoi (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Thriller

Ngo Si Seoi (1998)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  detective
Period:1990s
Story:falling from height,  fish out of water,  police detective,  exploding car,  action hero,  foot chase,  wu shu,  arms dealer,  bloopers during credits,  kicked in the stomach,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  subtitled scene,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  police station,  flashlight,  kung fu,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  violence,  murder,  fight

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

Triple 9 (2016)

In TRIPLE 9, a crew of dirty cops are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down". Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is why Triple 9 (2016) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  money,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:strapped to a bomb,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  foot chase,  black cop,  maverick cop,  police chief,  informant,  police raid,  ethnic slur,  police officer shot,  tough cop,  shot in the face,  partner,  interracial friendship,  swat team,  security camera,  uzi,  machismo,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  fbi,  racial slur,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  prisoner,  ambush,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  two word title,  blood,  violence,  murder

New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  money,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:undercover cop,  strapped to a bomb,  falling from height,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  c4 explosives,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  informant,  police raid,  ethnic slur,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  partner,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  security camera,  uzi,  machismo,  bodyguard,  undercover,  racial slur,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  mansion,  disguise,  ambush,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  african american,  police,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence

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

Xxx: Return Of Xander Cage (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:money falling through the air,  falling from height,  sports car,  exploding car,  action hero,  foot chase,  hit with a chair,  traffic jam,  impersonating a police officer,  arms dealer,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  mexican standoff,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  stylized violence,  uzi,  subtitled scene,  martial artist,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  shot in the back,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  murder,  violence,  fight

War (2007)
Action, Crime, Thriller

War (2007)

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

Themes:deception,  revenge
Characters:asian,  hitman,  warrior
Story:axe fight,  fbi agent,  falling from height,  police shootout,  action hero,  shot in the face,  partner,  mexican standoff,  stylized violence,  machismo,  subtitled scene,  opening action scene,  fbi,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  shot in the back,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  violence,  fight

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

Lat Sau San Taam (1992)

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

Themes:deception
Characters:detective,  warrior,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:undercover cop,  partner,  hong kong,  smuggling,  undercover,  falling from height,  exploding car,  police shootout,  c4 explosives,  impersonating a police officer,  informant,  police officer shot,  dual wield,  mexican standoff,  kicked in the stomach,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  uzi,  machismo,  kicked in the face,  ambush,  shot in the back,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  police,  fight,  blood,  violence

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Raw Deal (1986) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Raw Deal (1986)

Mark Kaminski is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Luigi Patrovita, enlists Kaminski in a personal vendetta with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovita is taken down. To accomplish this, Kaminski must go undercover and join Patrovita's gang. This is why Raw Deal (1986) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998). (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:bar
Story:bar brawl,  fbi agent,  fbi,  exploding car,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  impersonating a police officer,  quick draw,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  uzi,  machismo,  opening action scene,  undercover,  disarming someone,  ambush,  shot in the back,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  telephone call,  pistol,  martial arts,  cigarette smoking,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood

Bullet To The Head (2012)
Action, Thriller

Bullet To The Head (2012)

In New Orleans, the hit men James Bonomo, a.k.a. Jimmy Bobo, and Louis Blanchard execute the dirty cop Hank Greely in a hotel room. But they are betrayed and Louis is stabbed in a bar by the mercenary Keegan while waiting for the payment of the contract. Meanwhile the Washington D.C. police detective Taylor Kwon comes to New Orleans to investigate the murder of Greely, who had stolen evidences from the Police Department. Soon he is shot by two dirty detectives but Jimmy saves his life. Jimmy brings Taylor to the shop of his daughter Lisa and she removes the bullet from his shoulder and nurses him. Taylor and Jimmy form the most unlikely partnership to investigate the crimes and after contacting the intermediate Ronnie Earl that had hired Jimmy and Louis, they discover a network of corruption formed by the lawyer Marcus Baptiste and the entrepreneur Robert Nkomo Morel. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:axe fight,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  c4 explosives,  buddy comedy,  impersonating a police officer,  police officer shot,  stylized violence,  machismo,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  mansion,  axe,  police station,  shot in the back,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  blood,  police,  violence

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Raid 2: Berandal (2014)

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

Themes:deception,  money,  revenge
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  falling from height,  jumping from a car,  police detective,  prison guard,  action hero,  foot chase,  hit with a chair,  crime lord,  corrupt official,  police captain,  stick fight,  tough cop,  shot in the face,  stylized violence,  uzi,  machismo,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  taxi driver,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  axe,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  violence,  police,  fight,  murder,  blood

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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:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:usa,  bar
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Story:falling from height,  exploding car,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  arms dealer,  ethnic slur,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  stylized violence,  uzi,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  undercover,  racial slur,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  blood,  violence,  murder,  fight,  police

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:car radio,  exploding car,  police car,  action hero,  bar fight,  hit with a chair,  desert eagle,  wisecrack humor,  shot in the face,  pool table,  dual wield,  interracial friendship,  culture clash,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  security camera,  stylized violence,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  taxi driver,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  mansion,  axe,  ambush,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  water,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood

The Equalizer (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The Equalizer (2014)

In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloe Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. This is why The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  money
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  police detective,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  impersonating a police officer,  exploding building,  security camera,  uzi,  subtitled scene,  kicked in the face,  fbi,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  mansion,  disguise,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  african american,  two word title,  blood,  violence,  fight,  murder

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22 Jump Street (2014)
Action, Comedy, Crime

22 Jump Street (2014)

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

Themes:kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:undercover cop,  undercover,  falling from height,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  two man army,  ethnic slur,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  partner,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  machismo,  kicked in the face,  racial slur,  prisoner,  disguise,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  police,  blood,  fight

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

Exit Wounds (2001)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:warrior,  hostage,  detective,  friend
Story:undercover cop,  sports car,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  action hero,  bar fight,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  female cop,  maverick cop,  police chief,  fake identity,  police raid,  desert eagle,  ethnic slur,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  partner,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  uzi,  machismo,  trust,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  kung fu,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  african american,  blood,  violence,  fight,  police,  murder

The Medallion (2003) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Comedy, Fantasy

The Medallion (2003)

Eddie, an indomitable Hong Kong cop, is transformed into an immortal warrior with superhuman powers after a fatal accident involving a mysterious medallion. Eddie enlists the help of British Interpol agent Nicole to determine the secret of the medallion and face down the evil Snakehead who wants to use its magical powers for his own nefarious plans. (Read More)

Themes:kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship,  airport
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:falling from height,  police detective,  action hero,  foot chase,  bloopers during credits,  desert eagle,  tough cop,  hong kong,  martial arts master,  stylized violence,  martial artist,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  kung fu,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  rescue,  hero,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  violence,  fight,  murder

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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)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Characters:warrior,  hostage
Story:falling from height,  prison guard,  exploding car,  action hero,  foot chase,  dual wield,  mexican standoff,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  security camera,  stylized violence,  uzi,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  disguise,  ambush,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  fight,  blood,  violence,  murder

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. This is why Speed (1994) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  money,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:villain,  warrior,  hostage,  detective,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:bomb,  bomb squad,  partner,  strapped to a bomb,  los angeles california,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  los angeles police department,  lapd,  traffic jam,  siren,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  bravery,  interracial friendship,  mexican standoff,  ransom,  swat team,  blockbuster,  machismo,  trust,  first part,  opening action scene,  undercover,  fbi,  mixed martial arts,  california,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  airplane,  rescue,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  car,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence,  fight

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

Patriots Day (2016)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:chinese,  hostage,  detective
Story:fbi agent,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  female cop,  police chief,  police raid,  police officer shot,  shot in the face,  bravery,  swat team,  exploding building,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  fbi,  disarming someone,  police station,  flashlight,  handcuffs,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  violence,  murder,  blood,  fight

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Menace II Society (1993) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:money,  revenge
Characters:detective,  friend
Period:1990s
Story:los angeles california,  police detective,  foot chase,  n word,  desert eagle,  ethnic slur,  dual wield,  kicked in the stomach,  uzi,  machismo,  racial slur,  child in peril,  prisoner,  california,  police station,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence,  fight

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Lethal Weapon (1987)

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

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

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

Rising Sun (1993)

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

Themes:surveillance,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:fish out of water,  los angeles california,  police detective,  exploding car,  action hero,  foot chase,  police captain,  buddy cop,  swat team,  security camera,  mixed martial arts,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  hero,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  two word title,  violence,  murder,  police,  fight

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  warrior
Story:falling from height,  action hero,  foot chase,  crime lord,  arms dealer,  shot in the face,  dual wield,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  machismo,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  ambush,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  fight,  violence,  murder,  blood

Chaos (2005) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Chaos (2005)

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

Themes:surveillance,  money,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:hostage,  detective,  waitress
Story:fbi agent,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  foot chase,  c4 explosives,  police captain,  female cop,  maverick cop,  buddy cop,  partner,  swat team,  security camera,  uzi,  opening action scene,  fbi,  ambush,  police station,  shot in the back,  revolver,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  car,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  fight,  blood,  murder,  violence

Cop Out (2010)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Cop Out (2010)

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

Themes:deception,  money,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:partner,  undercover cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  action hero,  foot chase,  black cop,  police captain,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  buddy cop,  informant,  two man army,  wisecrack humor,  interracial friendship,  mexican standoff,  uzi,  subtitled scene,  undercover,  racial slur,  disguise,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  martial arts,  father daughter relationship,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

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Blackhat (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Blackhat (2015)

Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  money
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:chinese,  villain,  friend
Story:fbi agent,  los angeles california,  prison guard,  exploding car,  police shootout,  prison,  foot chase,  hit with a chair,  police raid,  desert eagle,  police officer shot,  interracial friendship,  swat team,  security camera,  hong kong,  uzi,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  fbi,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  ambush,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  airplane,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  murder,  police,  fight

Blue Streak (1999)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Blue Streak (1999)

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as an L.A.P.D. detective... (Read More)

Mood:night
Characters:detective
Period:1990s
Story:fbi agent,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  los angeles police department,  lapd,  impersonating a police officer,  desert eagle,  lying,  mexican standoff,  swat team,  security camera,  uzi,  machismo,  fbi,  prisoner,  disguise,  police station,  flashlight,  revolver,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  water,  brawl,  gunfight,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  police,  murder,  violence

Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998). (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:museum,  ship,  bar
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Story:falling from height,  fish out of water,  exploding car,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  buddy comedy,  arms dealer,  two man army,  fake identity,  desert eagle,  wisecrack humor,  pool table,  mexican standoff,  culture clash,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  stylized violence,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  disguise,  ambush,  shot in the back,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  blood,  fight,  police,  violence,  murder

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage,  detective
Story:falling from height,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  hit with a chair,  secret identity,  kicked in the stomach,  stylized violence,  bodyguard,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  mixed martial arts,  mansion,  axe,  ambush,  flashlight,  kung fu,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  fight,  blood,  violence,  police

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

After accomplishing the assignment of dismantling a human trafficking organization, the former military and drifter Jack Reacher goes to Washington to invite his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to have dinner with him. However, he meets her substitute, Colonel Sam Morgan, who explains that Major Turner has been arrested and accused of espionage. Jack seeks out her veteran lawyer, Colonel Bob Moorcroft, who explains that Major Turner has also been accused of the murders of two soldiers in Afghanistan. Further, he also tells Jack he is being sued, accused by a woman of being the father of her fifteen year-old daughter, Samantha. When Moorcroft is murdered, Jack is accused of being the killer and sent to a prison. He sees that Turner and he have been framed and also that Turner will be killed by two assassins. However, he rescues her and they flee. Soon, they realize that there is a conspiracy involving military people from the army and a government contractor that is a powerful arms dealer. Jack also learns that Samantha is in danger and Turner and he rescue her. They decide to protect her since a skilled assassin is hunting them down while they try to find the motive of the conspiracy. Who can be trusted? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:waitress,  warrior,  hostage
Story:falling from height,  prison guard,  exploding car,  police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  riding a bus,  arms dealer,  stick fight,  smuggling,  mexican standoff,  kicked in the stomach,  security camera,  kicked in the face,  undercover,  taxi driver,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  disguise,  ambush,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  handcuffs,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  airplane,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  murder,  fight,  police,  violence,  blood

Survivor (2015)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Survivor (2015)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:falling from height,  police detective,  exploding car,  foot chase,  corrupt official,  chinatown,  fake identity,  exploding building,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  opening action scene,  taxi driver,  disguise,  ambush,  flashlight,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  punched in the face,  airplane,  machine gun,  helicopter,  fistfight,  shootout,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  photograph,  murder,  fight,  violence,  police

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Kiss Of The Dragon (2001) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
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? (Read More)

Themes:surveillance
Locations:airport,  bar
Characters:chinese,  hostage
Story:police car,  action hero,  foot chase,  wu shu,  stick fight,  tough cop,  pool table,  dual wield,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  kicked in the face,  taxi driver,  child in peril,  ambush,  shot in the back,  little girl,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  murder,  fight,  police,  violence,  blood

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

Blood Father (2016)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  money,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:bar
Characters:hitman,  warrior,  hostage
Story:prison guard,  police car,  action hero,  ethnic slur,  police officer shot,  culture clash,  machismo,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  prisoner,  disguise,  california,  ambush,  shot in the back,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  telephone call,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  photograph,  father daughter relationship,  two word title,  murder,  police,  blood,  fight,  violence

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

Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995)

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

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  kidnapping,  revenge
Locations:ship,  airport
Characters:detective,  warrior,  hostage
Period:1990s
Story:fbi agent,  falling from height,  bomb,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  action hero,  english subtitles in original,  female cop,  maverick cop,  buddy comedy,  n word,  impersonating a police officer,  buddy cop,  quick draw,  two man army,  ethnic slur,  tough cop,  wisecrack humor,  interracial friendship,  swat team,  kicked in the stomach,  exploding building,  blockbuster,  security camera,  uzi,  machismo,  subtitled scene,  opening action scene,  kicked in the face,  fbi,  taxi driver,  racial slur,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  disguise,  police station,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  african american,  police,  cigarette smoking,  blood,  murder,  fight,  violence

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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:villain,  hostage
Story:fbi agent,  strapped to a bomb,  falling from height,  los angeles california,  exploding car,  police car,  action hero,  c4 explosives,  female police officer,  secret identity,  shot in the face,  blockbuster,  uzi,  opening action scene,  child in peril,  disarming someone,  mixed martial arts,  prisoner,  axe,  revolver,  hand to hand combat,  bomb,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  hero,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  telephone call,  surprise ending,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  police,  violence

Baby Driver (2017) is one of the best movies like Rush Hour (1998)
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)

Themes:surveillance,  deception,  money,  revenge
Locations:usa
Characters:asian,  waitress,  warrior
Story:undercover cop,  falling from height,  jumping from a car,  car radio,  singing in a car,  prison guard,  exploding car,  police shootout,  police car,  foot chase,  arms dealer,  ethnic slur,  police officer shot,  wisecrack humor,  dual wield,  swat team,  security camera,  uzi,  opening action scene,  undercover,  racial slur,  disarming someone,  prisoner,  disguise,  ambush,  flashlight,  shot in the back,  revolver,  handcuffs,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  gunfight,  tough guy,  rescue,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  police officer,  helicopter,  blood splatter,  car,  shot to death,  shootout,  prison,  cell phone,  pistol,  surprise ending,  chase,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  african american,  cigarette smoking,  two word title,  police,  blood,  murder,  violence

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:deception,  money,  revenge
Locations:airport
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:falling from height,  police detective,  exploding car,  police shootout,  foot chase,  double decker bus,  corrupt official,  quick draw,  two man army,  police officer shot,  dual wield,  mexican standoff,  kicked in the stomach,  hong kong,  stylized violence,  uzi,  machismo,  opening action scene,  child in peril,  disguise,  kung fu,  hand to hand combat,  held at gunpoint,  showdown,  brawl,  gunfight,  tough guy,  punched in the face,  shot in the head,  shot in the chest,  machine gun,  blood splatter,  fistfight,  shot to death,  shootout,  pistol,  chase,  explosion,  martial arts,  title spoken by character,  photograph,  cigarette smoking,  police,  murder,  blood,  violence

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