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20 best movies like Thursday (1998)

List of the best movies like Thursday (1998): The Glimmer Man, Metro, Suicide Kings, Fatal Beauty, Sonatine, Blackjack, Interview with a Hitman, Fuzz, A Better Way to Die, Just Cause.

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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: 5.5
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: 6.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersAlcoholics, Friends
PlotHostage, Cheating
PlaceMansions
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Black humor

Charlie, a former mobster, is abducted by five privileged young men desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Charlie plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:44
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is 'clean'. Mike becomes Rita's constant companion.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryJapan
Duration01:34
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Death, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Beach, Asia
StyleHeavy, Black humor, Serious, Disturbing

Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans. He finds that the dispute between the clans is insignificant and whilst wondering why he was sent to Okinawa at all, Murakawa's headquarters are bombed and he and his gang are ambushed in a bar.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Special agents, Disabled people
PlotAdventure, Chase
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. Now he must confront his fear and the assassin, who seems to be well aware of Jack's problem.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotWeapon, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Partners
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Uprising, Blackmail
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men, Disturbing

Police in Boston search for a mad bomber trying to extort money from the city.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Special agents, FBI
PlotHostage, Rivalry, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned with the brutal and inhumane nature of his job. Consequently, he decides to hand in his resignation to the Chicago Police Department and return to his home town of Joliet, where his fiancé, Kelly (Natasha Henstridge), awaits.While en route back to Joliet, however, Boomer makes a grievous error in judgment when he stops for, and assists, an unfortunate motorist whose vehicle appears to have broken down; the naive ex-cop is swiftly attacked and rendered unconscious. Boomer awakes to find that his car and wallet have been stolen, and that he has become involved in a dangerous game of mistaken identity.

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: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersHired assassins
PlotSurvival, Skirmishes, Revenge, Pads, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Depressive, Serious

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:51
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters
PlotPuzzles, Gambling, Chess
PlaceEngland, Casino
StyleMind-altering, Twisted plot, Philosophical, Heavy, Deep Meaning

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, Billy. Invited to a private game, Jake is in fear of losing his life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersOrphans
StyleHeavy, Black humor, Depressive, Disturbing

A cerebral revenge film about two adopted siblings who fall in love, and hatch a plan to kill their abusive father.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersGangsters, Dragons, Friends, Partners
PlotChase
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, USA, Russia
Duration02:21
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police, Military, Pregnant
PlotThe escape, Relationship, Investigation, Political, Justice
PlaceSchool, Trains, Russia, Forest, USSR
StyleAction, By books, Tense, Creepy, Serious

Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Investigation, Chase, Rivalry
TimeNew Year
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
CharactersCIA
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Rivalry
PlaceVietnam, Japan
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Nico Toscani is an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice—expert and thorough bone-crushing.

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: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersSerial killers, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Pursuit
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Strippers in Manhattan are being stalked and murdered by a psycho. A hard-nosed police detective and a conflicted ex-boxer-turned-private-eye, hired by the strip club owners, set out to find him before he strikes again.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Robbery, Love triangle, Chase
StyleAction, Serious, For men, Disturbing

A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

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: 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: 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: 7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRobbery
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Smart, Depressive

A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersHeroes, Military, Soldier, Marines
PlotAdventure, Intrigue, Justice
PlaceCourt, Hospitals
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, For men, Disturbing

Before Sam Axe teamed up with Michael and Fiona, he was Commander Axe, U.S. Navy SEAL. The Fall of Sam Axe tells the story of how Sam went from respected Naval Commander to the man of mystery we've come to know on Burn Notice. On what will turn out to be Sam's last military mission, he is sent to the jungles of Colombia to investigate claims of a vicious terrorist organization known only as the "Espada Ardiente" (Flaming Sword). His mission: to determine whether U.S. military aid is necessary to deal with the threat. But when he arrives, things are more complicated than he'd imagined. He receives word that the rebels have targeted a small civilian clinic deep in the jungle. Sam must now save the clinic's doctors and patients from certain death. However, nothing is as it seems and the Espada Ardiente may not be the biggest threat Sam Axe faces.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Poker
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersGangsters
PlotRobbery, Gambling, Revenge
PlacePrison, Casino
TimeNew Year
StyleTwisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Terminally ill, Partners, Accountant
PlotSkirmishes, Cancer, Chase
StyleBlack humor, For men, Disturbing

A seasoned enforcer is given the seemingly routine task of finding the Boss's runaway mistress, Kitty. However Kitty is involved in plans to overthrow the Boss and this routine task gets very complicated.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
StyleAction, Heavy

The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars.





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