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20 best movies like Death Warrant (1990)

List of the best movies like Death Warrant (1990): Bad Country, The Girl from the Naked Eye, Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage, Kill 'em All, Alex Cross, Just Cause, The Gunman, The Outsider, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Confession of Murder.

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Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersHired assassins
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Rivalry
PlacePrison, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious

Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind are cell phone calls made the night she died. To avenge Sandy's death Jake must risk everything and walk a bloody path to find her killer.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:10
CharactersDogs, Mafia, Police, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Weapon, Cheating, Rivalry
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

On the run from a dogged internal affairs agent, a corrupt cop reluctantly teams up with a defiant teen to unravel a conspiracy -- before it's too late.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, FBI, Nurses
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Chase
PlaceHospitals
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

After a massive shootout, a mysterious stranger (Van Damme) arrives at a local hospital on the brink of death. Then, a foreign gang brazenly comes to the hospital to hunt him down. His nurse, the sole surviving witness to the follow-up shootout, must face an FBI interrogation that unlocks a plot of international intrigue and revenge. With enough twists and turns, KILL'EM ALL will keep you guessing until the final bullet is fired.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:41
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotRevenge, Passion, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Serious

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Investigation, Pursuit, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft, Helicopters, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

Revolves around a British military contractor Lex Walker who is told his daughter has died. When he arrives in Los Angeles and discovers the body is not hers, he begins an investigation.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:00
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, Korea
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Black humor

On the day the 15-year statute of limitations expired on a high profile serial murder case that claimed the lives of 10 women, a family member of the victim throws himself off the building in front of Choi Hyeong-goo, the detective in charge of the case. Two years later, a man called Lee Doo-seok publishes a book titled "I am the Murderer" claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years ago. His book becomes a bestseller because of the author’s charming looks and his vivid depiction of the crime. The detective and the self-proclaimed murderer meet face to face on a television debate show. Believing that Lee is nothing but a con artist, Detective Choi renews his search for the ultimate truth. Then another man appears suddenly, claiming he is the real killer.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHeroes
PlotMartial Arts, Cars, Money, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceTrains, Kitchen, Hospitals
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

With an honest job and a loving wife, Nick Brenner believed he had safely escaped his violent, criminal history. But his old crew hasn't forgotten about him or the money he stole, and when they take what Nick now values the most - his wife - he has nothing left to lose. Confronted by the town sheriff, who is also his father-in-law, Nick must decide if he will stay on his new path or indulge in his need for revenge and force his enemies to pay for what they have done.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersMafia, Heroes, Partners
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase, Pads
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A tough police detective escapes from custody after being framed and arrested for the murder of his ex-wife, and must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSpecial agents, FBI, Fish, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Art
PlaceDeserts, Small cities
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:45
CharactersSerial killers, Submariners, Soldier
PlotWar, Survival, Investigation, Supernatural, Shipwreck
PlacePrison, Submarines, Court
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive, Serious

In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S. Tiger Shark prowls on what should be a routine rescue mission. But for the shell-shocked crew, trapped together in the sub's narrow corridors and constricted spaces, this is about to become a journey into the sensory delusions, mental deceptions and runaway fear that lurk just below the surface of the ocean.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCanada
Duration00:30
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Family, Artists
PlotSurvival, Fight, Investigation, Friendship, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Village, Forest, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying murders centered around the seven deadly sins.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersGangsters
PlotMartial Arts, Prison Break, Revenge, Investigation, Pursuit
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents
PlotMartial Arts, Pursuit, Chase, Rivalry
PlacePrison, Moon
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has started killing women again, and O'Brien is the only man who can stop him.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Friendship, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Markimdb: 2.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:23
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotRivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A Russian Police Major is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Killers, Heroes, Reporters
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Investigation, Political
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, By books, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Wifes and children of the Mormon Orville Beecham become victims of a massacre in his own house. The police believes the crime had a religious motive. Orville doesn't give any comment on the case, is taken into protective custody. Journalist Smith persuades him to help him in the investigation - and finds out about economic motives for the murder.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:45
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, Life, Pursuit, Chase
PlacePrison, Forest, France
StyleExciting, Action, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number One. As the protagonists are driven to their limits, it becomes increasingly unclear who is the hunter and who is the prey.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, China, Canada
Duration01:55
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins, Musicians, Heroes, FBI
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Money, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceTrains
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Heavy, Tense

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes
PlotAdventure, False accusations, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all his former girlfriends. Suspected by the FBI agent who’s taken over the case and suspended by his captain, Jack must work outside the law if he’s to find the killer, save his future and protect what’s left of his past.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents, FBI, Lawyers
PlotMartial Arts, Investigation, Death, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins
PlotInvestigation
PlaceKorea
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Chief of the ‘Special Crime Unit’, OH Gu-tak, looks for the former gangster, PARK Woong-chul, whom he had worked with before, and recruits a con artist, KWAK No-soon, and a convicted cop, KO Yoo-sung in the new team. With new blood, the ‘Bad Guys’ have become stronger and tougher. As they dig deeper into the case, they sense that a much bigger crime organization is behind it all and they begin the hunt for bad guys…

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSerial killers, Friends
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Death, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceAustralia, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A limo ride turns hellish as several kidnappers set their sights on the young people inside.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia
Duration01:56
CharactersHeroes, Taxi drivers
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Missing people, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Justice, Pads, False accusations
PlaceIslands
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor Chalk, insists that small-time thief Maubee is responsible, Xavier has his doubts. This view is complicated by the police chief's personal history with Maubee: The men have been friends since childhood.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, FBI, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Hostage
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.





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