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, jail, renegade, escape, police officer
Place: south america

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Most similar movies to The Chain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, police officer, escape, revenge and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Chain: Escape: Human Cargo (1998), Shooting Heroin (2020), No Tomorrow (1999), Mean Dog Blues (1978), Devlin (1992). 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: escape, jail, passport, desert, trial, american, captive, arab
Place: saudi arabia, middle east
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Shooting Heroin (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small town community comes together to eradicate the heroin epidemic from its midst by whatever means necessary.
Style: exciting, disturbing
Plot: police, violence, revenge, murder, sibling relationship, murder investigation, child in peril, conflict, suspect, firearm, crimes, police officer ...
Place: south america
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, injustice, crimes, martial arts, criminal heroes, law enforcement, urban ghetto life, arms deal, arms dealer, criminal's revenge, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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57%
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Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, realistic ...
Plot: escape, prison, false accusation, prison life, dishonesty, crime, life is a bitch, crimes, betrayal, confined, graphic violence, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Devlin (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A troubled cop is framed in the murder of his brother-in-law, whose father is a political boss.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police officer, revenge, alcoholics anonymous, wedding, corrupt cop, explosion, vomiting, underwater scene, boxer shorts, briefs, gunfight, corruption ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: video cassette, videotaping, field, pornography, woman on top, strip club, police officer, police officer killed, taxi, truck, nurse, cia ...
Place: new orleans, louisiana
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Man with a Gun (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, hitman, mafia, crime gone awry, on the run, danger, impossible love, moral dilemma, woman in danger, cons and scams, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
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44%
Terminal Island (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the wake of a Supreme Court decision to outlaw the death penalty, California passes an initiative that designates San Bruno island as a dumping spot for first-degree murder convicts, free to do what they like except leave. The main camp of ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, island, convict, escape, custody, survival, prison life, death row, wilderness, transplant, crimes, confined ...
Time: 70s
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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: beach, call girl, convertible, hitman, rapper, private detective, organized crime, murder, sex, escort service, car, alcoholic ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police shootout, vigilante, police officer, crimes, working undercover, police detective, partners, gang, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: dictator, prison, historical event, political repression, physical torture, hunger, despot, torture, dictatorship, businessman, media, politics ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: manhunt, chase, on the run, graphic violence, parents and children, small town, in the woods, crimes, murder, revenge, brother brother relationship, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The One Man Jury (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Officer Jim Wade is a loose cannon on the force with a reputation roughing up suspects, informants, witnesses, and just about everybody else who rubs him the wrong way. When women start being killed by mysterious serial murderer called The Slasher, ...
Plot: rage, anti heroes, police officer, righteous rage, anti hero, vigilante, criminal, violence, justice, revenge
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: boy, hospital, police officer, leukemia, car chase, police, escape, kidnapping, runaway, gangsters, bank robbery, sick child ...
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: biker, hippie, motorcycle chase, on the road, gang, tough heroes, drug dealing, crimes, deadly, psychopath, biker gang, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
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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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, ransom, rescue, group of criminals, jungle, negotiation, mercenary, confined, danger, couple relations, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, london, south america, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
Style: buddy movie, cult film
Plot: drug smuggling, amnesia, cia, brawl, assassin, handcuffs, police officer, jumping through a window, walkie talkie, strangulation, knife, arrest ...
Place: langley virginia, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: false accusation, priest, murder, child in peril, jail, child witness, affection, murderer, police station, deaf mute, murder of mother, fight ...
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32%
Center of the Web (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An actor is wrongly taken as a professional killer by a band planning to murder the Governor. Then he is hired by the Security Dept. to try to unmask and to catch the leaders.
Style: suspense
Plot: assassination, street shootout, betrayal, bus, school bus, police, female nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, death, trust, car chase, murder ...
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32%
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 ...
Style: suspense
Plot: private detective, twins, female nudity, nymphomaniac, sex scene, seductress, passionate sex, prostitute, promiscuity, twin, femme fatale, promiscuous woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, heroes, soldier, rivalry, strong violent content, silly humor, profanity, strong sexual content, psychopath, profiler, tough heroes, superior officer ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: murder, burning building, sheriff, dirty cop, funeral, brother brother relationship, vietnam war veteran, vietnam vet, african american, revenge, marijuana, motorcycle ...
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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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, battles, kidnapping, small town, rocket launcher, decapitation, fistfight, gunfight, martial arts, motorcycle gang, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, kgb, politics, false accusation, espionage, prison life, confined, danger, state affairs, life is a bitch, blood, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, helsinki finland, soviet union, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: lapd, police officer, drug dealer, street, mistaken identity, police station, social problem, adoption, murder, prostitute, police car, retirement ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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 ...
Plot: revenge, daughter, police officer, forest, truck, hunting, police, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: female vigilante, female police detective, corruption, drug deal, police officer, murder investigation, police detective, vigilantism, nypd
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mountain, psychopath, forest, violence, thunderstorm, fall in love, family in danger, in the woods, mentally unstable, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: disaster movie, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, airplane accident, airport, airliner, fighter jet, survival, murder, arms dealer, danger, race against time, rescue, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, washington d.c., alps ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%