Movies like The Chain 1996

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The Chain (1996)
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The Chain (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When unjustly imprisoned in a South American jail, a tough cop and a renegade arms dealer must set aside their differences to escape.
Plot: arms dealer, escape, jail, police officer, renegade
Place: south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, escape, revenge, violence, police officer and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Chain: Escape: Human Cargo (1998), No Tomorrow (1999), Felony (1994), Escape (1995), Man with a Gun (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Plot: jail, escape, passport, desert, trial, arab, captive
Place: saudi arabia, middle east
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95%
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No Tomorrow (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the world's most notorious criminal allies himself with a senior employee of a major shipping corporation, a lethal deal is struck to secure a multi-million dollar arms transaction. As word of the sinister deal spreads through the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, crimes, criminal's revenge, injustice, law enforcement, martial arts, criminal heroes, urban ghetto life, arms deal, arms dealer, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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53%
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Felony (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A reality cop show films a police raid on a drug ring that goes awry and results in the massacre of 11 policemen. All of this gets taped by the cameraman who tries to sell the tape to the gangsters and gets killed for his efforts. Meanwhile the film ...
Plot: police officer killed, truck, hospital, pornography, taxi, strip club, cameraman, bridge, police officer, explosion, cia, nurse ...
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.4
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Escape (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set during the terrifying reign of Filipino despot, Marcos, two upper caste but very different strangers team up to try and survive the physical and mental torture they undergo after they are suddenly jailed. Geny is the conservative businessman ...
Style: political drama
Plot: historical event, media, businessman, martial law, jail, torture, despot, politician, politics, political repression, dictator, dictatorship ...
Time: year 1977
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Man with a Gun (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, hitman, mafia, criminal heroes, gangsters, cons and scams, chases and races, impossible love, moral dilemma, on the run, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Hatya (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: After the passing away of his wife, Sheila, and child, Raja, Sagar takes to drinking as well as singing and dancing at weddings and special occasions. Intoxicated heavily after one such event, he comes across a young male child lying in a garbage ...
Plot: on the run, priest, false accusation, police station, handcuffs, jail, murder, escape, sign language, murder of mother, deaf mute, cripple ...
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South Beach (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Former NFL star Mack Derringer now works as a private detective. Someone is out to get Derringer and his ex-wife. Can Derringer put the pieces of this deadly puzzle together before its too late?
Plot: mafia, organized crime, beach, escort service, call girl, hitman, hip hop, alcoholic, private detective, convertible, rapper, murder ...
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Jesse (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Nassau County, New York Police detective Jesse turns vigilante as she investigates her brother's murder and enters into a world of crime, corruption, and shocking deception.
Plot: corruption, drug deal, vigilantism, police detective, police officer, murder investigation
Time: 2010s
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The Blue Knight (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Bumper Morgan is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department street cop. He is due to retire after 20 years on the job, but is not letting up on the criminal element on his beat.
Plot: police officer, lapd, mistaken identity, ex cop, social problem, retirement, drug dealer, street, patrol, prostitute, murder, adoption ...
Place: los angeles
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37%
 4.2
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Jung (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The son of Police Inspector Veer Chauhan requires a near impossible to find bone-marrow transplant. With time running out, Veer finds a viable candidate, a criminal he was responsible for apprehending.
Plot: bank robbery, kidnapping, hospital, gangster, escape, police, sick child, leukemia, police officer, car chase, boy
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37%
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Shikkar (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: The story of Shikkar takes place at Chittazha, a mountainous terrain where bamboo reeds flourish. After much wandering from place to place, Balraman (Mohanlal) a lorry driver has finally settled down with his daughter (Ananya) at Chittazha. Peace ...
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Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of crazy bikers meet up with a group of drug-addicted hippies in a small town, but the two roving factions are soon at odds with one another and chaos ensues.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: hippie, motorcycle chase, on the road, gang, tough heroes, drug dealing, psychopath, crimes, deadly, biker gang, biker, jail ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ransom, hostage, rescue, terrorism, jungle, mercenary, negotiation, danger, group of criminals, couple relations, confined, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, africa
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34%
American Rampage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: police officer killed, lapd, cartel, police officer, drug dealer, revenge
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Tough and Deadly (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A private eye helps an amnesiac CIA agent elude mobsters who don't want him to regain his memory of their drug operation.
Plot: amnesia, cia, walkie talkie, hitman, one against many, shot in the leg, drug dealer, hand to hand combat, racial slur, martial arts, strongman, hand grenade ...
Place: langley virginia, washington d.c.
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33%
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Undertow (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his car breaks down, Jack seeks shelter, lost in a thunderstorm in a remote shack in the woods. He finds himself held at gunpoint by a deranged mountain man who lives there with his young wife. As the storm rages on, tension mounts in the ...
Style: serious, mind bending, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, violence, thunderstorm, fall in love, crimes, mentally unstable, deadly, in the woods, danger, family in danger, escape, mountain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: airplane accident, airport, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, rescue, race against time, danger, terrorism, missile, pilot ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, washington d.c., alps ...
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31%
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The Rage (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: FBI Special Agent Travis is trying to catch a deranged serial killer and is doing his best despite having a new and unexperienced partner in the form of Kelly McCord. It turns out that the serial killer is an entire army of disgruntled CIA ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, danger, rivalry, soldier, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, strong sexual content, partners, tough heroes, superior officer, gang ...
Time: 90s
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Chrome Soldiers (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Five ex-soldiers go to a small town in Oregon to help a friend investigate the murder of his brother.
Plot: sheriff, murder, burning building, dirty cop, dock, vietnam vet, farmer, widow, banker, arson, corrupt cop, brother brother relationship ...
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Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buck (Gary Busey) is a Vietnam vet, recently released from prison. He returns home to discover the town being terrorized by a vicious motorcycle gang. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his daughter, Buck and his friends arm themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, small town, motorcycle gang, rocket launcher, vietnam veteran, revenge, martial arts, machine gun, gunfight, fistfight, decapitation ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, vietnam, usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mirror Images II (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shannon Whirry stars as Carrie and Terrie, a pair of twins who were separated in youth when their father murdered their mother and was in turn killed by his own bad twin daughter. Now the sweet-natured "good" sister has grown up to marry ...
Plot: private detective, nymphomaniac, prostitute, female nudity, seductress, sex scene, passionate sex, twins, death, panties, woman on top, female removes her clothes ...
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Deep Dark Canyon (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of the well-established, deeply influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh's family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: manhunt, chase, chases and races, in the woods, family relations, crimes, siblings relations, parents and children, small town, on the run, handcuffed together, confrontation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, dishonesty, power relations, tough heroes, injustice, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, crime, betrayal, prison life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Operator (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela, and her estranged husband Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, captivating, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, hostage, haunted by the past, chaos, danger, manipulation, criminal, betrayal, redemption, rivalry, husband wife relationship ...
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, undercover, prostitute, chase, renegade, computer cracker, chases and races, working undercover, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, tough law enforcer, race against time, hijacking, terrorism, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: battleship, hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 44
10000 Hours (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Senator Gabriel Alcaraz (Robin Padilla) is preparing to deliver a privilege speech alleging corruption in the highest levels of government. On his way to the Senate, he gets wind of a plot against him. The police seek to arrest him for his part in ...
Plot: corrupt official, interpol, senator, rescue, private plane, flashback, police, escape
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: betrayal, treason, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, gunfight, witness, witness protection, on the run, corporate crime, deception, one man army, arms dealer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, twentieth century, 1990s, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, california, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Moonshine Highway (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The plans of a moonshine runner trying to make a better life by becoming a stock car racer go awry when the local sheriff is determined to kill the driver over an affair with his wife.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: introspection, society, against the rules, unsupportive spouse, love affair, working undercover, tough law enforcer, chases and races, heroes, crimes, couple relations, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
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The Last Run (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former getaway driver from Chicago has retired to a peaceful life in a Portugese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous crook and his girl-friend to France.
Plot: escape, pursuit, neo-noir, car accident, cafe, handgun, checkpoint, dead son, bmw, police, driving, boat ...
Place: portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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