Movies like Defense Play

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Defense Play (1988)
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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: computer, adventure, heroes, undercover, graphic violence, espionage, teenage life, nudity (full frontal - brief), computers and web, murderer, military, investigation, death, murder, tragedy, helicopter, father daughter relationship, astronaut, chase, rocket, nasa, father son relationship, male female relationship, computer hacker, russian spy ...
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, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about danger, heroes, rivalry, chases and races, crimes, escapades and graphic violence mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Defense Play: Dead Men Can't Dance (1997), Gale Force (2002), Desert Thunder (1999), Mercenaries (2011), Kill and Kill Again (1981). 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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: military, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, daring rescue, heroes, escapades, graphic violence, fight, capture, soldier, torture ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea, asia, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.9
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Plot: treasure hunt, natural disaster, island, escapades, survival, rivalry, adventure, contests and competitions, criminal heroes, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.7
 417
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: bar fight, military, terrorism, heroes, escapades, adventure, heroic mission, aerial combats, graphic violence, pilot, air raid, aerial combat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: military, coup, daring rescue, undercover, escapades, murder, mercenary, genocide, ethnic cleansing, military coup, heroes, soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: serbia, balkan, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, kidnapping, billionaire, scientist, karate, escapades, confined, adventure, one man army, master warrior, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: ninja, martial arts, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, graphic violence, small town, racism, vengeance, rivalry, master warrior, heroes, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: realistic, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, empire, spy, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bulgaria, europe, chechnya
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Toy Soldiers (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman with a gun, exploitation, kidnapping, basic training, political unrest, friendship, jungle, officers and cadets, heroic mission, missing person, college, on the road ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: central america, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.2
 667
Savage Dawn (1985)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang take over a small city in Arizona.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: biker, exploitation, gang leader, vietnam veteran, small town, desert, gang, heroes, biker gang, tank, small town life, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.8
 8K
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: serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, espionage, secret agents, chase, cold war, warrior, one against many, fight, gunfight, one man army, spy, soldier ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, malta
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 593
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, terrorism, awol, soldier, battles, prostitute, heroes, adventure, chase, crimes, rivalry, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.7
 401
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: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, save the day, adventure, secret agents, undercover, government agency, espionage, confined, law enforcement, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 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: exciting, semi serious, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: siblings relations, rivalry, death of father, escapades, estranged brother, tough heroes, desert, ransom, released from prison, woman with a gun, wrestling, bail bondsman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, military, save the day, betrayal, daring rescue, fighter plane, escapades, arms dealing, rivalry, heroic mission, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, london, scotland yard
⇓ 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: rough, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: martial arts, graphic violence, military, rivalry, vengeance, heroic mission, heroes, confined, adventure, against the odds, battles, fistfight ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: korea, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: rebellion, political unrest, military, soldier, idealism, terrorism, daring rescue, state affairs, media, suburbs, society, dictatorship ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, daring rescue, addiction, crimes, rivalry, lone wolves, life is a bitch, heroes, drug dealing, city life, fight, violence ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.5
 854
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, medieval, drug lord, vengeance, working undercover, law enforcement, undercover, partners, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, rough, suspenseful
Plot: volcano, disaster, natural disaster, lava, pregnant woman, mountain, catastrophe, skiing, evacuation, chaos, resort, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, adventure, rivalry, race against time, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, confined, escapades, hijacking, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: native american, injustice, battles, alcohol abuse, vigilantism, battle zone, racism, murder, americana, vengeance, heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Angel III: The Final Chapter (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Molly is now a freelance photographer in New York. She runs across a woman at an art show that looks familiar. She goes to L.A. to find out that this woman is in fact, her mother. She also finds out she has a sister. The reunion is short-lived when ...
Style: serious
Plot: prostitute, photographer, woman with a gun, monster, exploitation, undercover, sister, adventure, crimes, rivalry, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Stunts (1977)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a stunt man dies while he is involved in the making of a motion picture, his brother takes his place in order to find out what really happened.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: filmmaking, murder, investigation, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, who done it, stuntman, twists and turns, best friends, animal life, journalism ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.1
 873
Raven Hawk (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Native-American woman, who was framed for the murders of her parents years before, returns to her reservation to seek revenge.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: native american, prison life, revenge, murder, rescue, dishonesty, mental institution, female bodybuilder, contests and competitions, crimes, good versus evil, female protagonist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.4
 285
Inferno (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fire chief (Gunn) is investigating the cause of a string of blazes that threaten to destroy her small town, while at the same time dealing with her teen daughter's rebelliousness.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: forest, police investigation, rescue, heroes, save the day, evacuation, family relations, escapades, race against time, law enforcement, parents and children, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Deep Dark Canyon (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of the well-established, deeply influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh's family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: small town, manhunt, chase, on the run, forest, graphic violence, parents and children, crimes, murder, revenge, brother brother relationship, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: air disaster, airplane, aviation, rescue, catastrophe, disaster, heroic mission, heroes, daring rescue, save the day, race against time, escapades ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Peru, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: prison, false arrest, prison life, frame up, confined, survival, police corruption, law enforcement, escapades, escape, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hurricane Smith (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An oil-field worker from Texas journeys to Australia to look for his missing sister, and his search winds up getting him involved with a violent drug-smuggling gang.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: sister, oil, smuggling, vengeance, kidnapping, missing person, fish out of water, drug dealing, adventure, gang, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 7K
El Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 – and a bloody past – suddenly finds himself under attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark ...
Plot: gang, track down, crimes, rivalry, violence, small town, desert, fight, gunfight, cowboy, heroes, woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%