Movies like City of Fear

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City of Fear (2000)
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City of Fear (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When reporter Steve Roberts acts on a call from his good friend, Charlie, urging him to report on a hot scientific story in Bulgaria, he ends up in a world of disappearance, death and deception.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: amateur detective, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, drug dealing, journalism, intrigue, murder, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, organized crime, martial arts, conspiracy, crime, doctors and patients, chorus girl, police, journalist, russian mafia, zoo, funeral
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: bulgaria

Most similar movies to City of Fear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, murder, law enforcement and dishonesty mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like City of Fear: Hawk's Vengeance (1996), No Tomorrow (1999), Recoil (1998), The Divine Move (2014), Sticks of Death (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ⇓
95%
 3.8
 318
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crimes, injustice, law enforcement, martial arts, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, arms dealer, arms deal, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.3
 536
Recoil (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detective Ray Morgan accidentally kills the son of a mob boss. The mob boss orders to have Morgan killed unknowing that the assassin killed Morgan's wife and kids. Now Morgan's out for revenge..and he'll do it his own way
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, car chase, good versus evil, heist, criminal heroes, crimes, chase, rivalry, vengeance, bank, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Sticks of Death (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man masters the ancient art of arnis with the help of his grandfather to get revenge on a group of crooks who attempted to beat him to death.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, crimes, heroes, gangsters, cons and scams, danger, adventure, rivalry, vengeance, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
70%
 7.2
 2K
Public Enemy (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Ruthless cop Chul-joong and a merciless killer in raincoat run into each other in a small alleyway and form a fatal bond. A free-for-all fight occurs by coincidence on a rainy street. A week later, the dead bodies of an old couple are discovered ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, psychopath, gangsters, crimes, deadly, vengeance, police detective, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.4
 235
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, serious, dark humor, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, danger, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), hotel, infidelity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Amsterdam Heavy (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: CIA Agent Martin Keele (Michael Madsen - Reservoir Dogs Kill Bill) sets the wheels spinning in this gritty urban action thriller, as mysterious gangster J.D. goes on the rampage in Amsterdam, stopping at nothing to uncover those who have betrayed him
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, race against time, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, betrayal, track down, dishonesty, law enforcement, mixed martial arts, rivalry, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Pushed to the Limit (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Magnificent Mimi is a woman with a destiny and a bright future ahead of her. She is the world's greatest female wrestling champion, she has a loving boyfriend and loyal family members who care and love her. But things take a turn for the worst ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, master warrior, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, master criminal, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
 872
Bounty Hunters (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of down-on-their-luck bounty hunters hit the jackpot one night when they pick up an informant with a hundred thousand dollar bounty on his head. But their world is turned upside down when a mob boss offers them one million dollars in ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: bounty hunter, partners, deadly, crime, gangsters, crimes, chase, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, murder, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 ⇓
61%
 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 ⇓
58%
Doing Hard Time (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison life, vengeance, vigilantism, criminal heroes, redemption, confined, life is a bitch, prison, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The City of Violence (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Tae-su, a detective fighting organized crime, returns to his hometown for his high school friend Wang-jae's funeral. There, he meets his old friends Pil-ho, Dong-hwan and Seok-hwan and they reminisce. Suspecting something fishy about ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, organized crime, martial arts, revenge, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, deadly, danger, gang, homecoming, police investigation, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 462
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, disorder, investigation, rescue, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Bullets, Blood & a Fistful of Ca$h (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A hard boiled tale of bloody revenge that interweaves the stories of nine criminals. The story takes place in one day, on the eve of an all out syndicate war. Through a twisted series of events, the interweaving narratives are put on an ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: rivalry, partners, vengeance, police detective, partners against crime, criminal heroes, drug dealing, law enforcement, gory, deadly, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.5
 208
Sunstorm (2001)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When The General is assassinated in the streets of San Juan, his four daughters are left embroiled in a scheme that leads all the way to the CIA and U.S. Treasury department. Now they must rely on each other to escape with their lives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, manhunt, vengeance, crimes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, race against time, rivalry, deadly, siblings relations, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
53%
 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%
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 ⇓
52%
 4.3
 428
Fatal Instinct (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police detective follows a trail of evidence that eventually seems to lead to his trusted partner's ex-con brother who he helped put in prison years ago.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: protagonist as suspect, false accusation, police investigation, deadly, murder, dangerous attraction, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement, serial killer, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Friday Foster (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, private detective, assassination, hitman, pimp, photographer, mysterious character, witnessing a crime, crime, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Balance of Power (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A martial arts expert who runs a dojo for under-privileged kids from a dilapidated warehouse is shaken down by gangsters demanding protection money. Then when one of his students is gunned down in the street by the gang, he swears revenge. Meanwhile ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, murder, wrestler, dojo, hardcase students, master warrior, graphic violence, vengeance, good versus evil, tough heroes, power relations, urban ghetto ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, death of family, police, revenge, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
45%
 2.9
 492
Dragonwolf (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The Devil's Cauldron, a city where depravity and violence has forged a society in which only the lethal and callous can survive, two young men who possess the intellect and ferocity to flourish, carve a name for themselves as the most efficient ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, dishonesty, deadly, hitman, rivalry, betrayal, femme fatale, danger, crimes, gangsters, chaos and mayhem, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 92
Consignment (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Consignment is the authentic and brutal story of an East Coast drug dealer forced to flee to California only to realize state lines don't erase past sins.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, on the run, gang, police investigation, going straight, starting over, rivalry, drug abuse, hitman, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 ⇓
41%
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