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20 best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987)


List of the best movies like Lethal Weapon (1987): Black Rain, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, Assault on Precinct 13, The Glimmer Man, Waist Deep, Black Dog, An Eye for an Eye, End of Watch, Welcome to the Punch, Lethal Weapon.

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Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersBikers, Yakuza, Losers, Partners
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Pursuit, Chase
PlaceVillage, Japan, Asia, New York
StyleExciting, Action, Soulful, Heavy, Tense

Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. However, in Japan he manages to escape, and as they try to track him down, they get deeper and deeper into the Japanese Mafia scene and they have to learn that they can only win by playing the game—the Japanese way.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Friends, Partners
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Skirmishes, Hostage, Chase
PlaceHospitals, Helicopters, New York
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

Two lovers, driving their Dodge Charger, are ruthlessly chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersPartners
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense

The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Police, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersGangsters
PlotAdventure, Chase, Hip Hop
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:29
CharactersTruckers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Death, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersHeroes, Partners
PlotAdventure, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Death
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Friends, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersCriminals
PlotRobbery, Investigation, Chase, Conspiracies, Justice
PlaceEngland, London
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:10
CharactersPolice, Friends, Partners, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
Duration01:29
CharactersSnipers, Police
PlotWar, Robbery, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlacePrison, Paris, France
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

When police is about to apprehend a famous gang of bank robbers, an elite sniper opens fire from a roof, thus facilitating the flee of his accomplices. However, one of them is seriously injured, which compromises the plans of the thieves.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:40
CharactersHeroes, Police, Family, Partners, Detectives
PlotLove, Skirmishes, Revenge, Pursuit
PlaceLake, New York
StyleExciting, By games, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFirefighters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Chase, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against—after being held up at a local convenience store—threatens him.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersHired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Hostage, Chase, Justice
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

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: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersTough guys, Warriors, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Death, Chase, Missing people
PlaceHotels, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Hunters, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Motorcycles, Money, Death
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest, Wall Street
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals -- they're after him.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
CharactersFamily
PlotDeath, Chase, Intrigue
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense

Red, a safe cracker who has just been released from prison, is trying to hold his family together as his past catches up with him in the form of Luc, a psychopathic contract killer who's seeking revenge for the death of his brother.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotRevenge, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A group of Chicago mob ruthless enforcers are sent to Kansas City to settle things with the owner of a slaughterhouse who has taken money that is not his to keep.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotChase
PlaceTrains, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

An L.A. District Attorney attempts to take an unwilling murder witness back to the United States to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hitmen sent to silence her, they board a Vancouver-bound train only to discover that the killers are onboard with them. For the next 20 hours, as the train hurls through the beautiful but isolated Canadian wilderness, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues in which their ability to tell friend from foe is a matter of life and death.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Investigation, Friendship, Chase
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

One memorable night in the life of veteran patrol officer Ray Mandel and his trainee, ambitious rookie cop Nick Holland in the LAPD's Olympic Division. With two cop killers on the loose and hunting for more targets, Mandel and Holland must contend with a city about to boil over, as well as Jack VanZandt, an unhinged rogue cop out for payback running wild in their patrol zone.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersTough guys, Investigators, Partners
PlotSkirmishes, Hostage, Chase, Pads
PlaceDeserts, California
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the cop's murder and jailed in a maximum security prison. A few months later, Santee breaks out after narrowly escaping an attempt on his life. He reaches a local diner where he steals a car, abducts the owner, Rita and flees, completely unaware that his hostage is a deputy sheriff. A massive manhunt ensues, spearheaded by Lt. Severance a tough, obessive cop. Santee leads the detective and his men on a dramatic high speed chase, from the desert wilderness to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Santee's out to clear his name and when it comes to getting even, he's taking revenge into overdrive.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:18
PlotMartial Arts, Chase, Justice
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives secretly operating a drug ring, Boyd joins forces with an unlikely ally -- gangster Latrell Walker -- to bring down the rotten cops.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersPartners
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Couriers
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Money, Death
PlacePrison
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Partners
PlotOn real events, Boxing, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It’s enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop… except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O’Mara and Jerry Wooters who come together to try to tear Cohen’s world apart.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia, Austria
Duration02:24
CharactersHired assassins, Heroes, Friends, Tough guys
PlotLove, Adventure, Weapon, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A man meets his lookalike, who's not just a killer of evil, but also a kind hearted man. Together, they team up to fight against a dreaded gangster.

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: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:12
CharactersHackers, Snipers, CIA, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotChase, Competitions, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then return to civilian life. But finding his way out of the world of contract killing grows ever more dangerous as Rath falls for his female target and becomes a marked man himself.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersSnipers, Police, Climbers
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Vacation, Chase
PlaceMountains, Forest, England, Scotland
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Serious, For men

A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as they try to get the girl to safety.





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