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Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Comedy, Crime

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

Set in the 1970s in a metropolis called "Bay City," this is the tale of two police detective partners, Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson, and Dave Starsky, who always seem to get the toughest cases from their boss, Captain Dobey, rely on omniscient street informer Huggy Bear and race to the scene of the crimes in their souped-up 1974 Ford Torino hot rod, telling the story of their first big case (as a prequel to the TV show), which involved a former college campus drug dealer who went on to become a white collar criminal. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  robbery,  deception,  dance,  drunkenness,  torture,  drugs
Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  nightclub,  cemetery,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:pimp,  villain,  hitman,  lawyer,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Period:1970s
Story:police detective hero,  ford torino,  comic sidekick,  golf practice,  disco ball,  golf cart,  golf course,  buddy cop,  golf club,  jumping from a rooftop,  sniper rifle,  criminal investigation,  comic hero,  car jump,  car in water,  body landing on a car,  driving a car,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  knife in back,  biker bar,  car chase,  bar fight,  car accident,  sniffer dog,  bat mitzvah,  swim suit,  hidden microphone,  belly button,  killing a horse,  noodles,  frat pack,  wearing a sound wire,  raffle,  acting musician,  blender,  football field,  iguana,  afro,  suitcase of money,  korean american,  surprise during end credits,  pool cue,  desert eagle .50,  police procedural,  shoulder holster,  pony,  surveillance footage,  kicking in a door,  ford,  duet,  fake moustache,  lapd,  donut,  dressing,  neck brace,  exploding house,  fundraiser,  police captain,  chinatown,  mime,  russian roulette,  older man younger man relationship,  buddy comedy,  hazing,  informant,  two man army,  lizard,  crutches,  cartoon on tv,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  sidekick,  newspaper clipping,  beretta,  drug lord,  public humiliation,  cane,  rapper,  aquarium,  pool table,  partner,  yacht,  cameo,  interracial friendship,  towel,  police chase,  swimsuit,  male bonding,  security camera,  cowboy hat,  jogging,  tape recorder,  assassination attempt,  cop,  disco,  golf,  eavesdropping,  police brutality,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  typewriter,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  scene during end credits,  san francisco california,  knocked out,  undercover,  locker room,  based on tv series,  organized crime,  limousine,  racial slur,  bartender,  coffee,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bridge,  woman,  mansion,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  gay slur,  criminal,  guitar,  revolver,  hallucination,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  undressing,  hero,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  underwear,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  interview,  police,  dog,  violence,  threesome

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

Brick Mansions (2014)

Themes:deception,  torture,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  restaurant
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  sniper rifle,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  kicking in a door,  two man army,  shot through a window,  drug lord,  police chase,  security camera,  police brutality,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  knocked out,  undercover,  organized crime,  racial slur,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  remake,  gangster,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence

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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:robbery,  deception,  torture,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:lawyer,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:buddy cop,  partner,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  kicking in a door,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  informant,  two man army,  shot through a window,  sidekick,  drug lord,  interracial friendship,  police chase,  cop,  police brutality,  subtitled scene,  shot in the shoulder,  scene during end credits,  undercover,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  gay slur,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  father daughter relationship,  interview,  police,  murder,  violence

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:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs
Locations:nightclub,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  newspaper clipping,  drug lord,  partner,  yacht,  cameo,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  freeze frame,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  organized crime,  drug dealer,  mansion,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  dancing,  murder,  police,  dog,  violence

Takers (2010) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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:robbery,  deception,  torture
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Story:jumping from a rooftop,  sniper rifle,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  suitcase of money,  surveillance footage,  lapd,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  partner,  interracial friendship,  police chase,  security camera,  police brutality,  shot in the shoulder,  organized crime,  sniper,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  interview,  police,  violence,  murder

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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. This is why Ride Along (2014) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture
Locations:hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  football field,  surprise during end credits,  buddy comedy,  informant,  two man army,  bag of money,  police chase,  security camera,  cop,  eavesdropping,  police brutality,  freeze frame,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  undercover,  racial slur,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  undressing,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  police

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

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

Themes:drugs
Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:apartment,  beach
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  cop,  cocaine,  police detective,  hit by a car,  kicking in a door,  police captain,  mime,  informant,  aquarium,  partner,  yacht,  cameo,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  drug dealer,  bridge,  mansion,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police,  dog

Dragnet (1987)
Comedy, Crime

Dragnet (1987)

Friday and Streebek are assigned to some very strange robberies, like i.e. the stealing of one bat, a 30 foot long snake and the mane of a lion from a zoo. All the latest BAIT magazines were also recently stolen, and some chemicals that when are mixed correctly develops a very deadly gas. All these thefts have one thing in common; visit cards with the word "PAGAN" left at the crime scenes. Solving these crimes, including why plenty of police vehicles have been stolen lately, involves the usual; to drink coffee at strip tease bars, rescue kidnapped virgins from drowning and lose their jobs. (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Mood:parody,  spoof
Locations:apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant,  beach
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  police procedural,  fake moustache,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  partner,  police chase,  security camera,  police brutality,  undercover,  based on tv series,  limousine,  coffee,  mansion,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  police

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Hung Fan Kui (1995) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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.... (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:golf cart,  golf course,  body landing on a car,  car accident,  wearing a sound wire,  pool cue,  kicking in a door,  crutches,  shot through a window,  pool table,  golf,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  knocked out,  undercover,  organized crime,  limousine,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  bare chested male,  interview,  police,  murder,  violence

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

Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  torture
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  shot through a window,  newspaper clipping,  public humiliation,  yacht,  police chase,  jogging,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  newspaper headline,  bodyguard,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  organized crime,  coffee,  no opening credits,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence

New Jack City (1991)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

New Jack City (1991)

The gangster Nino has a gang who call themselves Cash Money Brothers. They get into the crack business and not before long they make a million dollars every week. A cop, Scotty, is after them. He tries to get into the gang by letting an ex-drug addict infiltrate the gang, but the attempt fails miserably. The only thing that remains is that Scotty himself becomes a drug pusher. This is why New Jack City (1991) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  cemetery,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage,  detective
Story:cocaine,  police detective,  police shootout,  wearing a sound wire,  police captain,  informant,  bag of money,  drug lord,  aquarium,  partner,  cameo,  police chase,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  cop,  police brutality,  bodyguard,  undercover,  organized crime,  limousine,  racial slur,  drug dealer,  mansion,  disguise,  police station,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  underwear,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  police

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Chaos (2005)
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)

Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  ford,  exploding house,  police captain,  bag of money,  newspaper clipping,  beretta,  partner,  police chase,  security camera,  cop,  police brutality,  newspaper headline,  sniper,  diner,  drug dealer,  bridge,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  car,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  violence,  murder

Alex Cross (2012) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Alex Cross (2012)

Dr. Alex Cross is on his last police duty to track down an assassin called Picasso, who's been torturing and killing rich businessmen in Detroit. Soon when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits to end this once and for all.

Themes:deception,  torture
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:detective,  hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  police shootout,  car accident,  police captain,  newspaper clipping,  partner,  interracial friendship,  police chase,  security camera,  cop,  police brutality,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  locker room,  sniper,  no opening credits,  mansion,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:buddy cop,  cop,  police shootout,  car chase,  bar fight,  car accident,  police procedural,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  beretta,  pool table,  partner,  police chase,  police brutality,  freeze frame,  undercover,  locker room,  limousine,  racial slur,  coffee,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  mansion,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  police,  murder,  violence

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The Heat (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

The Heat (2013)

Sarah Ashburn, an FBI agent, is extremely ambitious and has her eye on a promotion, but she doesn't get along with her co-workers. She is sent to Boston to uncover the identity of an elusive drug lord, Mr. Larkin, by tracking down his proxy, Rojas, and is told that she'll have a good shot at the promotion if she finds Larkin. When she arrives in Boston, she learns that Larkin has been eliminating his competition and taking over their operations. She learns that Rojas is in Boston PD custody and goes to see him to ask him what he knows about Larkin, but is warned that the cop who arrested Rojas, Shannon Mullins, is very territorial, and she is not exactly sociable. When the two meet they don't get along. When Mullins learns why Ashburn is in Boston, she decides to find Larkin herself. Ashburn is told by her boss to work with Mullins, but it won't be easy because Ashburn does things by the book while Mullins does things her way. (Read More)

Themes:drunkenness,  torture,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:drug lord,  buddy cop,  cop,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  kicking in a door,  police captain,  russian roulette,  buddy comedy,  yacht,  police chase,  police brutality,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  undercover,  organized crime,  racial slur,  bartender,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  murder,  police,  violence,  dog

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

Welcome To The Punch (2013)

Former criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to catch the man he has always been after. As they face off, they start to uncover a deeper conspiracy they both need to solve in order to survive. This is why Welcome To The Punch (2013) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:robbery
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant,  hospital
Characters:detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  exploding house,  police captain,  bag of money,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  police brutality,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  sniper,  no opening credits,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  interrogation,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  police

22 Jump Street (2014) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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:drunkenness,  drugs
Locations:restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  undercover,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  iguana,  surprise during end credits,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  partner,  cameo,  police chase,  eavesdropping,  based on tv series,  organized crime,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  gay slur,  criminal,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  police

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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)

Themes:rivalry,  robbery,  deception,  torture
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:villain,  lawyer,  hostage,  detective
Story:criminal,  jumping from a rooftop,  hero,  sniper rifle,  organized crime,  comic hero,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  pool cue,  police procedural,  kicking in a door,  fundraiser,  russian roulette,  crutches,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  newspaper clipping,  pool table,  police chase,  cowboy hat,  police brutality,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  limousine,  bartender,  sniper,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  bridge,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  dog,  interview,  murder,  violence

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:deception,  torture
Locations:rooftop,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:golf cart,  police detective,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  beretta,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  police brutality,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  bridge,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  gangster,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  dog,  violence

From Paris With Love (2010)
Action, Crime, Thriller

From Paris With Love (2010)

James Reece is an ambitious aide to the U.S. Ambassador in Paris, doing little jobs for the CIA and hoping to get into black ops. On the night he and his girlfriend, Caroline, become engaged, he's told to pick up Charlie Wax at Orly. Charlie is an unorthodox government employee - large, bald and bearded, foul-mouthed and eccentric. Charlie immediately takes James on a wild ride of murder and mayhem, through ethnic enclaves. As bodies pile up, the purpose remains opaque to James. Caroline, unhappy that James has been out of touch for a day, tells him to bring Charlie for dinner. Charlie can be charming - where will it lead? Does the chess-playing James have what it takes? (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  restaurant
Characters:pimp,  hitman
Story:driving a car,  car chase,  car accident,  kicking in a door,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  drug lord,  aquarium,  partner,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  undercover,  organized crime,  limousine,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bridge,  woman,  assassin,  foot chase,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  police

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The Equalizer (2014) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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 Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  torture
Locations:restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:pimp,  hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  bar fight,  blender,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  based on tv series,  organized crime,  limousine,  no opening credits,  diner,  bridge,  mansion,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

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. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  car accident,  surveillance footage,  ford,  informant,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  partner,  interracial friendship,  police chase,  security camera,  eavesdropping,  police brutality,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  limousine,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  car,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:deception,  torture
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  bar
Characters:pimp,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  police shootout,  car chase,  russian roulette,  two man army,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  eavesdropping,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  coffee,  sniper,  diner,  police station,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  bare chested male,  interview,  murder,  violence

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Broken City (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Broken City (2013)

In New York City, detective Billy Taggart goes to court for the murder of the rapist Mikey Tavarez, but the Mayor Nicholas Hostetler and the Chief of Police Carl Fairbanks vanish with important evidence and Billy is declared not guilty by the judge; however, he leaves the police department. Seven years later, Billy is a private detective and lives with his girlfriend Natalie Barrow, who is an aspiring actress and the sister of Mikey's victim. His secretary Katy Bradshaw (Alona Tal) is trying to collect part of the debts to save their business. In the week of the elections, Hostetler summons Billy and offers $25,000 to investigate his wife, Cathleen Hostetler, whom he believes is having a love affair. Billy discovers that Cathleen is meeting Paul Andrews, who is the coordinator of the campaign of Jack Valliant, the opponent of Hostetler and favorite in the election. When Paul is found dead on the street, Billy finds that he had been double-crossed by Hostetler and he decides to investigate the truth behind Paul's murder. (Read More)

Themes:rivalry,  deception,  drunkenness
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  beach,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage,  detective,  homosexual
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  wearing a sound wire,  ford,  fundraiser,  security camera,  tape recorder,  eavesdropping,  police brutality,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  no opening credits,  woman,  gay slur,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  car,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence,  police

Blue Streak (1999) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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)

Themes:robbery
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Characters:detective,  lawyer
Story:police detective hero,  comic hero,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  hidden microphone,  lapd,  donut,  beretta,  drug lord,  towel,  police chase,  security camera,  cop,  eavesdropping,  drug dealer,  disguise,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  explosion,  police,  violence,  murder,  dog

Grimsby (2016)
Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grimsby (2016)

MI6's top assassin (Mark Strong) has a brother. Unfortunately for him, he's a football hooligan (Sacha Baron Cohen) from the town of Grimsby. Nobby has everything a man from the poor English fishing town of Grimsby could want - 9 children and the most attractive girlfriend in northern England (Rebel Wilson). There's only one thing missing in his life: his little brother, Sebastian. After they were adopted by different families as children, Nobby spent 28 years searching for him. Upon hearing of his location, Nobby sets off to reunite with his brother, unaware that not only is his brother an MI6 agent, but he's just uncovered a plot that puts the world in danger. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. This is why Grimsby (2016) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  drugs
Locations:bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  car in water,  body landing on a car,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  surprise during end credits,  exploding house,  fundraiser,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  cartoon on tv,  shot through a window,  pool table,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  freeze frame,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  undercover,  limousine,  sniper,  drug dealer,  bridge,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  gay slur,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  dog,  violence

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

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

Themes:deception
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman
Story:sniper rifle,  body landing on a car,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  shot through a window,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  typewriter,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  limousine,  sniper,  no opening credits,  assassin,  foot chase,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  undressing,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  explosion,  character name in title,  murder,  dog,  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,  drunkenness
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant
Characters:hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  wearing a sound wire,  police captain,  cane,  police chase,  assassination attempt,  cop,  police brutality,  shot in the shoulder,  undercover,  organized crime,  limousine,  sniper,  no opening credits,  drug dealer,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence

Assault On Precinct 13 (2005) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:police detective,  police shootout,  car accident,  police chase,  police brutality,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  undercover,  racial slur,  sniper,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  woman,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  murder,  police,  violence,  dog

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The Nice Guys (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Nice Guys (2016)

Set against the backdrop of 1977 Los Angeles, The Nice Guys opens when single father and licensed PI Holland March (Gosling) is hired to investigate the apparent suicide of famous porn star Misty Mountains. As the trail leads him to track down a girl named Amelia (Qualley), he encounters less licensed and less hands-off private eye Jackson Healey (Russell Crowe) and his brass knuckles, both hired by the young hippie. However, the situation takes a turn for the worse when Amelia vanishes and it becomes apparent that March wasn't the only party interested. As both men are forced to team up, they'll have to take on a world filled with eccentric goons, strippers dressed as mermaids and even a possible government conspiracy. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness,  torture
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  hostage,  detective
Period:1970s
Story:buddy cop,  woman,  body landing on a car,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  afro,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  shot through a window,  aquarium,  assassination attempt,  cop,  newspaper headline,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  limousine,  racial slur,  bartender,  coffee,  diner,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  gay slur,  revolver,  hallucination,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  car,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  violence,  dog

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 Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:bar
Characters:detective,  villain,  hitman,  hostage
Story:cop,  lapd,  buddy cop,  police detective,  police shootout,  bar fight,  pool cue,  police captain,  chinatown,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  informant,  pool table,  partner,  interracial friendship,  security camera,  subtitled scene,  bodyguard,  undercover,  racial slur,  mansion,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  police,  violence,  murder

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)

Themes:deception,  dance,  drunkenness,  torture,  drugs
Locations:apartment,  bar,  hospital
Characters:lawyer,  hostage
Story:body landing on a car,  driving a car,  car chase,  bar fight,  car accident,  surveillance footage,  exploding house,  drug lord,  pool table,  cameo,  interracial friendship,  security camera,  cowboy hat,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  subtitled scene,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  organized crime,  bartender,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  mansion,  assassin,  criminal,  revolver,  hallucination,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  dancing,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  violence,  dog,  murder

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Exit Wounds (2001) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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:deception,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:cop,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  hit by a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  bar fight,  car accident,  acting musician,  suitcase of money,  surprise during end credits,  fake moustache,  police captain,  shot through a window,  sidekick,  partner,  police chase,  male bonding,  cowboy hat,  assassination attempt,  police brutality,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  scene during end credits,  knocked out,  undercover,  locker room,  organized crime,  limousine,  racial slur,  bartender,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  bridge,  woman,  police station,  foot chase,  criminal,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  police

Kill The Irishman (2011)
Biography, Crime, Drama

Kill The Irishman (2011)

The true story of Danny Greene, an impoverished but charismatic young Irish-American who rises to power as president of the longshoreman's local union and is charged with corruption but evades serious jail time by becoming an FBI informant. With fearless nerve he joins forces with a Mafia gangster to rise to power in Cleveland's underworld, gaining the reputation of a Robin Hood-like figure with nine lives as he escapes countless assassination attempts. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  car chase,  exploding house,  informant,  shot through a window,  newspaper clipping,  assassination attempt,  newspaper headline,  organized crime,  sniper,  drug dealer,  assassin,  police station,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  gangster,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  explosion,  murder,  violence,  police

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:deception
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  restaurant,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage,  detective
Story:sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  surveillance footage,  shot through a window,  cameo,  police chase,  security camera,  jogging,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  police station,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  police officer,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  police,  dog,  murder

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Black Dynamite (2009)
Action, Comedy

Black Dynamite (2009)

This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man all the way from the blood-soaked city streets to the hallowed halls of the Honky House.. This is why Black Dynamite (2009) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Mood:spoof
Locations:rooftop,  nightclub,  hospital
Characters:pimp,  hitman
Period:1970s
Story:car chase,  pool cue,  kicking in a door,  drug lord,  newspaper headline,  shot in the shoulder,  undercover,  organized crime,  limousine,  no opening credits,  diner,  drug dealer,  woman,  foot chase,  revolver,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Action, Comedy

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

Themes:deception,  drunkenness
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant
Story:sniper rifle,  wearing a sound wire,  exploding house,  shot through a window,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  knocked out,  undercover,  limousine,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  assassin,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  swimming pool,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  party,  explosion,  murder,  violence

Banlieue 13 (2004)
Action, Crime, Thriller

Banlieue 13 (2004)

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leito is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leito is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leito must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  torture,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:buddy cop,  jumping from a rooftop,  body landing on a car,  police shootout,  car chase,  car accident,  kicking in a door,  police captain,  shot through a window,  drug lord,  security camera,  cop,  police brutality,  undercover,  organized crime,  drug dealer,  disguise,  police station,  foot chase,  gay slur,  criminal,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  police,  violence,  murder

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

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

Themes:robbery,  drunkenness,  drugs
Locations:hospital
Characters:detective
Period:1970s
Story:police detective,  police chase,  police brutality,  shot in the shoulder,  organized crime,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  foot chase,  gay slur,  criminal,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  party,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder,  police,  dog

El Mariachi (1992)
Action, Crime, Thriller

El Mariachi (1992)

El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi for the killer, Azul, and chase him around town trying to kill him and get his guitar case. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:cemetery,  bar
Characters:hitman,  hostage
Story:guitar,  body landing on a car,  hit by a car,  bar fight,  car accident,  drug lord,  pool table,  assassination attempt,  silencer,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  organized crime,  racial slur,  bartender,  drug dealer,  mansion,  assassin,  foot chase,  criminal,  revolver,  held at gunpoint,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  murder,  threesome,  violence,  dog

Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-fi, Thriller

Criminal (2016)

Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds) is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous convict Jericho Stewart (Kevin Costner). When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and make the deal with him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal. This is why Criminal (2016) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  torture
Locations:restaurant,  beach
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  car in water,  car chase,  car accident,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  cameo,  police chase,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  eavesdropping,  subtitled scene,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  sniper,  no opening credits,  bridge,  foot chase,  criminal,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  police,  violence

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Tango & Cash (1989)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller

Tango & Cash (1989)

Ray Tango and Gabriel Cash are narcotics detectives who, while both being extremely successful, can't stand each other. Crime Lord Yves Perret, furious at the loss of income that Tango and Cash have caused him, frames the two for murder. Caught with the murder weapon at the scene of the crime, the two have no alibi. Thrown into prison with most of the criminals they helped convict, it appears that they are going to have to trust each other if they are to clear their names and catch the evil Perret. (Read More)

Themes:torture,  drugs
Characters:villain,  hitman,  lawyer,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  body landing on a car,  police detective,  police shootout,  prison,  car chase,  wearing a sound wire,  lapd,  police captain,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  drug lord,  aquarium,  security camera,  tape recorder,  cop,  police brutality,  newspaper headline,  undercover,  locker room,  organized crime,  racial slur,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  brawl,  undressing,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  murder,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  police,  violence

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
Locations:restaurant,  hospital
Characters:detective,  hostage
Story:partner,  cop,  undercover,  body landing on a car,  police shootout,  informant,  shot through a window,  newspaper clipping,  beretta,  public humiliation,  yacht,  male bonding,  security camera,  freeze frame,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  knocked out,  organized crime,  bartender,  hallucination,  held at gunpoint,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police,  violence

The Departed (2006)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Departed (2006)

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover cop Billy Costigan is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Frank Costello. While Billy quickly gains Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan, a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the state police as an informer for the syndicate is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Each man becomes deeply consumed by their double lives, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operations they have penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the mob and the police that there is a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin are suddenly in danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy - and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save themselves. But is either willing to turn on their friends and comrades they've made during their long stints undercover? (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture,  drugs
Locations:rooftop,  apartment,  cemetery,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hitman,  lawyer,  detective
Story:undercover,  golf club,  criminal,  police detective,  police shootout,  car accident,  informant,  bag of money,  pool table,  cop,  golf,  silencer,  organized crime,  limousine,  racial slur,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  bridge,  police station,  gay slur,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  remake,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  police officer,  car,  fistfight,  underwear,  swimming pool,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  police,  bare chested male,  murder,  interview,  violence

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Knight And Day (2010) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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:deception
Locations:rooftop,  restaurant,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Characters:hostage
Story:jumping from a rooftop,  body landing on a car,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  police chase,  security camera,  eavesdropping,  silencer,  knocked out,  undercover,  diner,  bridge,  woman,  mansion,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

Kick-ass 2 (2013)
Action, Comedy, Crime

Kick-ass 2 (2013)

After Kick-Ass' insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes, our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist -- reborn as The Mother F%&*^r -- only the blade-wielding Hit Girl can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world's first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she's forced to retire-leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joins forces with Justice Forever, run by a born-again ex-mobster named Colonel Stars and Stripes. Just as they start to make a real difference on the streets, the world's first super villain, The Mother F%&*^r, assembles his own evil league and puts a plan in motion to make Kick-Ass and Hit Girl pay for what they did to his dad. But there's only one problem with his scheme: If you mess with one member of Justice Forever, you mess with them all. This is why Kick-ass 2 (2013) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004). (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  torture
Locations:rooftop,  cemetery,  bar,  hospital
Characters:pimp,  villain,  hostage
Story:body landing on a car,  police detective,  hit by a car,  pool cue,  shot through a window,  pool table,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  newspaper headline,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  organized crime,  mansion,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  gay slur,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  swimming pool,  corpse,  shootout,  prison,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  explosion,  character name in title,  bare chested male,  dog,  murder,  police,  violence

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

2 Guns (2013)

Robert Trench, an undercover DEA agent, takes advantage of gunman Michael Stigman's idea to rob a bank to bust him and a mob boss. However, it proves too successful with much more money seized than anticipated with Trench's forces not stopping the getaway. Complicating things still more, Stigman turns out to be a Naval Intelligence agent who shoots Trench and takes the money. The interservice debacle suddenly finds Trench and Stigman in a bloody web of corrupt clandestine rivalries as they are hunted, blackmailed and isolated for the money on both sides of the law. Now, the fugitives must work together to find a way out of this situation with no one to turn to but themselves. (Read More)

Themes:deception,  torture
Locations:apartment
Characters:hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  russian roulette,  buddy comedy,  bag of money,  shot through a window,  drug lord,  partner,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  freeze frame,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  bodyguard,  undercover,  organized crime,  sniper,  no opening credits,  diner,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  disguise,  assassin,  police station,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  gangster,  corpse,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  explosion,  bare chested male,  police,  murder,  dog,  violence

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The Salton Sea (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Salton Sea (2002)

After the murder of his beloved wife, Danny Parker is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey he befriends slacker Jimmy the Finn and becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her own demons. Danny is antagonized by undercover narcotics agents and sadistic dealer Pooh-Bear. (Read More)

Themes:robbery,  deception,  drunkenness,  torture
Locations:cemetery,  beach,  bar,  hospital
Story:police detective,  hit by a car,  lapd,  informant,  bag of money,  cowboy hat,  silencer,  shot in the shoulder,  undercover,  cocaine,  drug dealer,  disguise,  gay slur,  guitar,  held at gunpoint,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  corpse,  pistol,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  knife,  party,  explosion,  title spoken by character,  bare chested male,  violence,  murder

Rush Hour 3 (2007) is one of the best movies like Starsky & Hutch (2004)
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:nightclub,  bar,  hospital
Characters:villain,  hitman,  hostage,  detective
Story:buddy cop,  sniper rifle,  police detective,  police shootout,  car chase,  lapd,  buddy comedy,  two man army,  interracial friendship,  assassination attempt,  bodyguard,  sniper,  woman,  assassin,  foot chase,  criminal,  guitar,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  hero,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  knife,  father daughter relationship,  police,  murder,  violence,  dog

The November Man (2014)
Action, Crime, Thriller

The November Man (2014)

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent who is asked by the man he worked for to extract a woman who is in Russia and is presently close to a man running for President, who is believed to have committed crimes during the Chechen war. She can give them the name of someone who can prove it. His friend says that she will only come to him. So he goes and she gets the info and tries to get out but the man finds out and tries to stop her. (Read More)

Themes:deception
Locations:apartment,  nightclub,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:pimp,  hostage
Story:sniper rifle,  hit by a car,  car chase,  car accident,  wearing a sound wire,  shot through a window,  newspaper clipping,  yacht,  security camera,  assassination attempt,  subtitled scene,  silencer,  bodyguard,  knocked out,  undercover,  limousine,  sniper,  no opening credits,  woman,  disguise,  assassin,  foot chase,  revolver,  interrogation,  held at gunpoint,  brawl,  shot in the chest,  motorcycle,  fistfight,  shootout,  pistol,  surprise ending,  knife,  title spoken by character,  father daughter relationship,  bare chested male,  murder,  violence

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