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Sticks of Death (1986)
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Sticks of Death (1986)
Original name: Arnis: The Sticks Of Death
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: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, heroes, contests and competitions, danger, dishonesty, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, cons and scams, car, death, helicopter, murder, explosion
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about rivalry, crimes, martial arts, heroes, vengeance, deadly and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Western genres. Some movies like Sticks of Death: Shootfighter II (1996), Dragonwolf (2013), City of Fear (2000), To Be the Best (1993), Hawk's Vengeance (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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Place: miami, florida
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Dragonwolf (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 120 min.
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bulgaria
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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: rough, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas
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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 ...
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Country: USA
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 83 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Angry Tiger (1973)
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