Movies like Defense Play

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Defense Play (1988)
 4.6
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Defense Play (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professor Vandemeer works on a secret project for the US-Air-Force called DART: a very small helicopter for scouting and defense. When he gets killed, Colonel Denton gets under suspicion. His son Scott and Vandemeers daughter Karen believe in his innocence and search for the true murderer and his motives.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: teenage life, adventure, espionage, heroes, graphic violence, computers and web, anti hero, danger, chases and races, undercover, anti heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), murderer, investigation, military, death, male female relationship, computer, tragedy, astronaut, chase, nasa, helicopter, father daughter relationship, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Defense Play

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and realistic films with plots about heroes, danger, rivalry, chases and races, adventure, crimes and escapades mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Defense Play: Dead Men Can't Dance (1997), Black Eagle (1988), Desert Thunder (1999), Ninja Vengeance (1993), Toy Soldiers (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dead Men Can't Dance (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To stamp out the threat of nuclear war, a special ops team must travel to North Korea to carry out a covert mission to destroy a nuclear power plant. Everything does not go as planned. Their communications are cut off and they must remember their ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: chases and races, military, heroic mission, escapades, undercover, daring rescue, danger, heroes, graphic violence, adventure, sergeant, fight ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.9
 7K
Black Eagle (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, chase, undercover, heroes, martial arts, rivalry, escapades, adventure, danger, special agents, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.6
 342
Desert Thunder (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Terrorists threaten to launch a missile armed with deadly disease at Europe. A special unit is put together to stop them.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, military, bar fight, deadly, escapades, aerial combats, profanity, heroic mission, heroes, danger, graphic violence, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Ninja Vengeance (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Traveling from California to Houston, a martial arts expert suffers a motorcycle breakdown in a small Texas town. But his bad luck proves to be a blessing in disguise for the local townspeople when he discovers the corrupt sheriff and his KKK ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: martial arts, graphic violence, sexual content, small town, vengeance, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), master warrior, rivalry, heroes, society, fight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 4.9
 508
Toy Soldiers (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, adventure, confined, danger, military, escapades, daring rescue, soldier, heroes, basic training, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.8
 473
Gale Force (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A new reality-style game show, "Treasure Hunt" has invited a cast of contestants, including a Los Angeles cop who's joined to try and make up for an earlier PR blunder, to a tropical island to hunt for a buried treasure worth ten ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, island, escapades, rivalry, survival, contests and competitions, danger, adventure, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, adventure, undercover, danger, deadly, introspection, politics, track down, law enforcement, race against time, drug traffic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 2.5
 364
Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, adventure, rescue, save the day, confined, one man army, danger, law enforcement, undercover, government agency, dishonesty, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 349
Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: military, spy, escape, cold war, swamp, manhunt, boat chase, chase, espionage, adventure, escapades, soldier ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, escapades, dishonesty, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 850
Cyclone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Rick has developed the ultimate motorcycle, the Cyclone. It is a $5 million bike equipped with rocket launchers and laser guns. Rick meets his fate and it is up to his girlfriend Teri to keep the Cyclone from falling into the wrong hands. Teri can ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, undercover, danger, chases and races, intrigue, crimes, rivalry, woman in danger, profanity, graphic violence, motorcycle chase, espionage ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.4
 1K
Mercenaries (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Andy Marlow, an ex British S.A.S serviceman turned mercenary, is sent into the Balkans after a military coup has arisen to rescue a U.S ambassador and his aide.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting ...
Plot: coup, military, danger, daring rescue, war criminal, undercover, escapades, rescue mission, tough heroes, murder, mercenary, genocide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, balkan, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Kill the Shogun (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Action-drama set during the 1904 occupation of Korea (by Japan). An incident is sparked when the Japanese force the Korean soldiers to strip off their uniforms. Two of the Korean soldiers refuse and go on a rampage against the Japanese, forcing them ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, battles, heroes, adventure, rivalry, confined, vengeance, military, against the odds, graphic violence, kung fu master ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, korea, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mirror Wars: Reflection One (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Mirror Wars: Reflection One is a post-cold-war thriller from the Russian point of view. Bad-guy British arms dealer Murdock (Malcolm McDowell) and numerous mercenaries and clandestine agents tries to steal a new Russian stealth fighter. Murdock is ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, betrayal, save the day, daring rescue, military, rivalry, heroic mission, danger, escapades, arms dealing, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, scotland yard, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Authentic drama of United Airlines flight 232 from Denver to Chicago. The DC-10 crashed during an emergency landing at Sioux City Gateway Airport on July 19, 1989. 184 people survived, partly thanks to the ground rescue workers who had 40 minutes to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, race against time, danger, adventure, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, save the day, airplane, landing, catastrophe, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 587
War Party (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agree to reenact it. The cavalry are supposed to shoot blanks & the Indians weren't supposed to fight back....
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: battles, mountain, graphic violence, americana, vengeance, vigilantism, alcohol abuse, battle zone, murder, racism, strong violent content, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Kill and Kill Again (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Horatio Kane has been kidnapped, and is being forced to create an army of martial artists who will help take over the world. His daughter, Kandy Kane, enlists the help of Steve Chase (and a few of his friends) to rescue her father before ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, levitation, martial arts tournament, world domination, billionaire, kung fu, scientist, tough heroes, battle zone, captivity, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.6
 522
Warriors (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Israel
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government-trained killing machine must turn his lethal skills against his top-secret squad's AWOL leader
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, awol, soldier, adventure, on the run, crimes, military, battles, rivalry, chase, heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 429
Savage Dawn (1985)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang take over a small city in Arizona.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gang, desert, small town, heroes, gang leader, explosion, vietnam veteran, biker, biker gang, military, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 706
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, drug dealing, crimes, undercover, partners, betrayal, crime, deadly, law enforcement, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 4K
The Reunion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Cleary brothers, Sam (John Cena), Leo (Ethan Embry) and Douglas (Boyd Holbrook) took dysfunctional families to a new level: Sam and Leo have grown up hating each other and neither likes their juvenile delinquent kid brother, Douglas, to whom ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siblings relations, rivalry, escapades, danger, tough heroes, chases and races, death of father, desert, bail bondsman, ransom, release from prison, horse riding ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 2K
Samurai Spy (1965)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Years of warfare end in a Japan unified under the Tokugawa shogunate, and samurai spy Sasuke Sarutobi, tired of conflict, longs for peace. When a high-ranking spy named Tatewaki Koriyama defects from the shogun to a rival clan, however, the world of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, exciting
Plot: espionage, samurai, chases and races, secret agents, deadly, heroes, crimes, rivalry, war, gang, assassination, adventure ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, soldier, master warrior, battles, ex soldier, deadly, danger, mortal combat, graphic violence, fight to the death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, undercover, rivalry, race against time, terrorism, heroic mission, chases and races, confined, heroes, crimes, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, frogman
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 829
The Base (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Major Murphy, a US Army Investigator, has received a new assignment. Sgt. Gammon is suspected of dealing cocaine from his base, and Murphy must gather enough evidence to shut down Gammon and his entire operation. Along with his partner, Lt. Andrews, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, drug dealing, u.s. army, fistfight, hand to hand combat, chases and races, law enforcement, vigilantism, working undercover, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 51K
Red Dawn (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: invasion, survival, brutality, war, adventure, save the day, heroic mission, against the odds, youth, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, near future
Place: colorado, usa, latin america, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Volcano: Fire on the Mountain (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A USGS scientist attempts to convince his boss and the residents of Angel Falls, California that a nearby volcano is about to erupt.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: disaster film, catastrophe, volcano, skiing, chaos, evacuation, resort, chaos and mayhem, forces of nature, race against time, save the day, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Stacie Randall plays Harley, a Special Forces agent-turned-investigator, who arrives on the scene of an apparent mob hit to help the local police. In actuality, she's hunting down Francis Lydell, her former C.O. and lover, who shot her in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, assassination, chases and races, terrorism, vengeance, gulf war, crimes, partners against crime, danger, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Puncture Wounds (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, gang, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, explosion, bloody violence, karate, martial arts, gunfight
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 4K
Gator (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: motorboat, espionage, sawed off shotgun, sex on the beach, rivalry, chases and races, lone wolves, state affairs, working undercover, political corruption, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: united states, usa, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%