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China O'Brien (1990)
 5.2
 1K
China O'Brien (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: China O'brien; big city police woman; martial arts trainer, is forced to hand in her badge and head home to her father and the small town where she grew up. The peaceful town she knew is now struggling against the clutches of organized crime. When her father, the town sheriff, is killed China decides to run for his position and clean up the town. The poll results spark a series of confrontations that finally decide who runs the town . . .
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, crimes, vengeance, heroes, drug dealing, parents and children, injustice, interracial relations, murder, society, urban, fighting crime, law enforcement, dealing with death, opposites attract, city life, deadly, rivalry, tough law enforcer, innocence lost, homecoming, profanity, graphic violence, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, martial arts, rivalry, heroes, law enforcement, deadly and violence mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like China O'Brien: Tiger Claws (1991), Rage and Honor (1992), Rage and Honor II (1993), Mission of Justice (1992), Shootfighter II (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
China O'Brien II (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This time China O'Brien has trouble with a dealer who puts a prize on her head because she had spoiled an important drug deal of his. But all the world's criminals will not be enough to catch up with China O'Brian, one of the masters ...
Plot: martial arts, drug dealer, kung fu, kickboxing, fight, violence, female protagonist, taekwondo
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 652
Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, crimes, murder, tough heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, master criminal, police investigation, police detective, crime, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 664
Rage and Honor (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Witnessing a drug deal involving local gang members and cops, an Australian police officer feels he can no longer be just an observer. He joins forces with a local teacher who just happens to be a karate expert and together they try to take back the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, dishonesty, strong sexual content, fighting crime, rivalry, drug dealing, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, deadly, law enforcement, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Rage and Honor II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kris and Preston team up once again to take on powerful gangster Buntao. But Buntao has problems of his own, dealing with Dazo, another gangster who is on a steady rise to power...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, fistfight, fight, heroic bloodshed, kung fu master, chases and races, chase, rivalry, vengeance, drug dealing, reunion ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry, injustice, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, working undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, deadly, law enforcement, ambition, graphic violence, rivalry, vengeance, crimes, working undercover, master warrior, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.1
 317
Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, drug dealing, murder, society, vigilantism, false accusation, memory loss, gang, rivalry, kidnapping, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Outside the Law (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Secret agent Julie Cosgrove is walking into her most dangerous mission yet.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, danger, vengeance, secret agents, working undercover, crimes, heroes, hitman, starting over, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colombia, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 4.7
 878
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, fight, heroes, chases and races, crime, heroic mission, adventure, murder, vengeance, crimes, righting the wronged, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Street Corner Justice (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pittsburgh cop Mike Justus is kicked off the force and moves away to relax in sunny Los Angeles. Unfortunately his dream retirement turns out to be a nightmare and he is forced to deal out his own brand of street corner justice.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, life is a bitch, lone wolves, crime, injustice, rivalry, religions or cults, battles, good versus evil, heroes, hotshot hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Hawk's Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eric Hawke a British Marine, attends the funeral of his policeman brother who he discovers has been attempting to investigate the mysterious kidnappings and murders of a local Asian street gang. The clues seem to point to a rival Nazi white ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, hitman, marine, battles, tough heroes, rivalry, urban, crime, chases and races, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 117
Killer Angels (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three female cops form a special unit and get their main witness out of the clutches of a gang. The witness holds the key to Chu Chung Sing, a gang-lord who runs a night-club. They will have to face a ruthless but sentimental killer.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: martial arts, cop witness relations, gang, crime, chase, car chase, strong violent content, gory, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 571
The Expert (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It was a brutal murder that sent deranged psychopath Martin Kagan to prison. It was a naive deputy warden that granted him a stay of execution. Now, the police department's tactical defence instructor, John Lomax, wants revenge for his beloved ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, psychopath, vigilantism, serial killer, murder, deadly, swat, law enforcement, vengeance, escape, injustice, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 259
To Be the Best (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Eric Kulhane, a member of the U.S. Kickboxing Team, lets his quick temper and obsessive love for beautiful Cheryl make him the perfect target for blackmail. In order to stop ruthless gambler from rigging the World Championship and killing Cheryl, ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.6
 57
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.4
 148
Fist 2 Fist (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Still haunted by his failure to prevent the murder of a young couple years earlier, a mixed martial arts teacher must confront the skeleton in his closet when the boy who was orphaned by the killing shows up at his door.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Shootfighter: Fight to the Death (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nick and Ruben are hoodwinked into a "shootfighter" (no-holds-barred, to the death) martial arts match by the evil Mr. Lee, who has a grudge against world shootfighter champ(and teacher of Nick and Ruben) Shingo.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, drug dealing, stoners, tough heroes, danger, vengeance, crimes, crime, leadership, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 4.3
 150
On the Edge (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, vigilantism, hitman, deadly, law enforcement, drug dealing, partners against crime, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
In the Line of Duty III: Force of the Dragon (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In a bloody beginning, a pair of stylish Japanese thieves steal some valuable gems. In a harrowing scene, during their escape, they kill the partner of a ruffled detective (think Columbo with a Chuck Barris hairdo). The detective swears revenge, and ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, rivalry, graphic violence, vengeance, criminal's revenge, terrorism, partners, law enforcement, deadly, track down, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Assassin's Game (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Legendary hitman Vet Jones never expected to accept another mission. But when his son fails to assassinate an important target, and a powerful crime boss gives Jones an ultimatum - finish the job or his son dies - Jones has no choice but to accept. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, disorder, parents and children, hitman, crimes, heroes, martial arts, tough heroes, master warrior, on the run, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.4
 513
Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back and forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. Wilson fights off all comers while defending rock superstar Shanna (Deirdre Imershein) against the insane attacks of a fanatical veteran ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
In the Line of Duty 4 (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two detectives who are up to their necks in trouble and in each other's face, as they try to shut down a drug-trafficking scheme that could be connected with international ties to organized crime. But in the midst of their investigation, ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, dishonesty, fighting crime, partners, deadly, assassination attempt, drug dealing, who to trust, corrupt law enforcer, honest law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 375
Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, undercover, prison life, police investigation, police detective, investigation, rivalry, friendship, heroes, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.0
 403
Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, partners, danger, police investigation, chases and races, mafia, hitman, martial arts, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Angel Terminators (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Hong Kong policewomen (Ida and Hon) take on a Japanese boss who has returned from a seven-year exile to retake his old turf.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gunfight, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, working undercover, chases and races, siblings relations, life is a bitch, heroes, partners against crime, on the run, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, jungle, kidnapping, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, vengeance, buddies, danger, escapades, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, danger, adventure, crimes, daring rescue, heroes, deadly, one man army, terrorist plot, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Honor and Glory (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: FBI agent Tracy Pride is on a mission to capture businessman Jason Slade, who is involved in extortion and murder. Teaming up with her is her sister Joyce, a news reporter; Dragon, Tracy's partner in Hong Kong, and Jake, a bodyguard who worked ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, undercover, espionage, rivalry, crimes, adventure, siblings relations, working undercover, chases and races, heroes, special agents, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, crimes, confined, gangsters, wrongfully committed, life is a bitch, frame up, murder, prison life, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%