Movies like Private Wars

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Private Wars (1993)
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Private Wars (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman is trying to "convince" the inhabitants of an old neighborhood to abandon their homes in order to build a huge business center there. To achieve his goals, he bribes the police and uses organized bands to intimidate the neighbors. But perhaps this alcoholic ex-cop, Manning, could help them, but how?
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, heroes, vigilantism, crimes, rich and poor, crime, manipulations, against the odds, manipulation, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, lone wolves, rivalry, save the day, martial arts, fight, hitman, tough guy, punk, businessman, burglar, crime boss, gun, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Private Wars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, rivalry, heroes, martial arts, fistfight, law enforcement and deadly mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Private Wars: Out for Blood (1992), Street Corner Justice (1996), Angel Town (1990), The Expert (1995), Mission of Justice (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, false accusation, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, deadly, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, lone wolves, rivalry, fighting crime, society, life is a bitch, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.1
 593
Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: rough, tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, family in danger, violence spree, crime, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, heroes, murder, vigilantism, psychopath, swat, injustice, mentally unstable, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, death row, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, crimes, deadly, rivalry, crime, injustice, working undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Tactical Force (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, danger, gang, confined, tough heroes, mission gone awry, swat, crimes, male female relationship, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 719
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: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, tough heroes, police detective, police investigation, master criminal, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, state affairs, daring rescue, law enforcement, government agency, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, martial arts, heroes, janitor, hostages, contests and competitions, crimes, alcohol abuse, deadly, danger, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 565
Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, police protection, vigilante, revenge, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 552
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, martial arts, serial killer, murder, stalking, vietnam war, investigation, one man army, psychopath, vigilantism, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.0
 402
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, danger, partners, police investigation, chases and races, mafia, hitman, martial arts, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 154
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: hitman, tough heroes, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, partners against crime, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Without Mercy (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He' s been betrayed by his country, stripped of his honor and exiled to a foreign land. Now maverick Marine officer Frank Zagarino has found a way to get back what was stolen from him. And he'll get it-no matter what it takes.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: tough heroes, master warrior, betrayal, crimes, lone wolves, heroes, dishonesty, one man army, law enforcement, rivalry, partners against crime, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, vietnam, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 194
Forced to Kill (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A repo man tries to deliver a repossessed Jaguar. He's captured by a bizarre family, straight out of the backwoods, who force him to fight in an illegal, bare-fist tournament run by an insane sheriff.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, chase, one man army, murder, martial arts, kidnapping, track down, vigilantism, racism, tough heroes, athlete's life, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Martial Outlaw (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, police shootout, two man army, maverick cop, chases and races, siblings relations, crimes, crime, police detective, kgb, fighting crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Guilty as Charged (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: US Army Investigator John Murphy (now a Lieutenant, although he was a Major in the previous Base movie) has been sent to look into a series of suspicious deaths that have been going on under the watch of Colonel Strauss. After going undercover and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, military base, soldier, military life, terrorism, rivalry, undercover, gang, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, tough heroes, security, violence, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.7
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, prison, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, hitman, marine, graphic violence, tough heroes, battles, gang, undercover, crime, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 169
Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, vengeance, family life, betrayal, law enforcement, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 455
The Stranger (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this modern retelling of High Plains Drifter, a female biker rides into a desert town to seek revenge on "Angel" and his ruthless gang.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, desert, small town, revenge, danger, save the day, rivalry, crimes, mysterious character, deadly, lone wolves, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The anti-terrorist team Delta Force destroys a billion dollar cocaine stash, to the extreme displeasure of drug cartel leader Umberto Salvatore. To retaliate, he hijacks a stealth submarine and threatens to unleash a biological weapon with the power ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, martial arts, hijacking, submarine, save the day, one man army, undercover, save the world, state affairs, secret agents, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, law enforcement, siblings relations, working undercover, tough heroes, special agents, dishonesty, rivalry, journalism, chases and races, espionage, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 440
Inferno (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Interpol officer Kyle Connors, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, watches his partner die in an explosion, he swears he'll hunt down the killer. Yanked of the case by Internal Affairs, Connors defied his orders and follows the only lead he ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious
Plot: interpol, martial arts, fight, kickboxing, law enforcement, adventure, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, vengeance, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
East L.A. Warriors (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As host of gladiator-style duels in which gangbangers battle to the death, East Los Angeles drug kingpin Chesare (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) capitalizes on gang antagonisms. But Chesare hasn't counted on the tactics of vengeance-minded Aurelio ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, gang violence, streetfighting, mixed martial arts, vengeance, crime, crimes, battles, gang, rivalry, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Excessive Force (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Chicago policeman Terry McCain is determined to put away mobster Sal DiMarco, who always gets acquitted on technicalities. While monitoring a drug sale, a shootout ensues, and one of Terry's fellow officers gets away with $3 million of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, gangsters, martial arts, jazz, police, shoulder holster, gunfight, police shootout, crime, chases and races, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.9
 2K
The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, danger, daring rescue, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, chases and races, law enforcement, heroes, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.0
 625
Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, daring rescue, gang, race against time, heroes, rivalry, confined, save the day, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.5
 147
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, master warrior, fight, redemption, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, ambition, crimes, rivalry, tough guy, martial arts, martial arts training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%