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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime 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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, hitman, marine, criminal heroes, gangsters, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.0
 352
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, injustice, criminal heroes, law enforcement, urban ghetto life, martial arts, arms deal, arms dealer, criminal's revenge, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.3
 548
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, car chase, gangsters, showbiz, heist, vengeance, bank, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, chase, 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, murder, violence, prison, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, adventure, heroes, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, vengeance, contests and competitions, danger, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.3
 151
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, hitman, vigilantism, crimes, deadly, drug dealing, law enforcement, partners against crime, rivalry, vengeance, 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, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, psychopath, serial killer, gangsters, deadly, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, martial arts, police detective, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 2.9
 491
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, femme fatale, crimes, rivalry, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, danger, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.4
 234
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, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.2
 716
Misfire (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WKBA kickboxing champion and hard-action star Gary Daniels (The Expendables) takes to the screen in a border-crossing, barrier smashing all-action explosion that pits his will to live against the merciless murder machine of a Mexican drug cartel. ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: danger, confined, crimes, journalism, rivalry, police, search, abduction, rescue, organized crime, drug cartel, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, murder, revenge, rivalry, deadly, crimes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, investigation, master criminal, tough heroes, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
 880
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, partners, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, chase, gangsters, crime, danger, murder, dishonesty, 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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, criminal's revenge, good versus evil, deadly, fighting crime, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, master criminal, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, vengeance, race against time, criminal's revenge, betrayal, criminal heroes, law enforcement, track down, dishonesty, mixed martial arts, kidnapping, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.1
 328
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, heroes, martial arts, murder, police detective, tough heroes, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison life, criminal heroes, vengeance, vigilantism, life is a bitch, confined, prison, dishonesty, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement ...
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, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, gang, danger, deadly, murder, homecoming, partners ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 476
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, disorder, vengeance, rescue, crimes, investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: rivalry, partners, vengeance, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing, law enforcement, police investigation, partners against crime, gory, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 3.5
 210
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, vengeance, cons and scams, manhunt, crimes, race against time, rivalry, deadly, unlikely partners, siblings relations, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 377
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, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, martial arts, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, danger, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, master warrior, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 880
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, chases and races, crimes, heroes, adventure, righting the wronged, heroic mission, frame up, crime, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, crime, crimes, injustice, working undercover, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 241
Moving Targets (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kit comes from a very fortunate family, with an outstanding police officer father When the family starts to break up, Man impulsively shot Kit's mother. After Kit's parents divorced, Kit viewed Man his father as an enemy. As an adult, he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, fighting crime, rivalry, police investigation, crimes, gangsters, partners, partners against crime, working undercover, police corruption, fall in love, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 437
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, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, murder, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, femme fatale, deadly, who done it, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
 321
Tha Eastsidaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Snap, Crackle, and Pop are top dogs in the Eastsidaz gang in Long Beach. Pop, also known as Killa, is the alpha dog. He has Crackle and Snap set up a big drug deal that's going to put him on easy street. But Crackle and Snap have their own ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, criminal heroes, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, partners, law enforcement, frame up, prison ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, private detective, assassination, photographer, pimp, hitman, crimes, mysterious character, society, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, dojo, wrestler, rebellion, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, heroes, contests and competitions, good versus evil, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, deadly, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, police, revenge, death of family, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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