Movies like El Gringo

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El Gringo (2012)
 5.5
 5K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: small town, cowboy, violence, gunfight, outlaw, lone wolves, crime, rivalry, neo-noir, gang, track down, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, desert, sex scene, neo noir, blood, pistol, street shootout, machine gun, cowboy hat, shotgun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico

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Most similar movies to El Gringo

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about rivalry, crimes, heroes, deadly, chases and races, violence and danger mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like El Gringo: Running Red (1999), Eye of the Tiger (1986), Missionary Man (2007), Fist of Honor (1993), Hardball (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: martial arts, deadly, soldier, assassination, starting over, chases and races, crimes, danger, heroes, rivalry, roundhouse kick, karate chop ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buck (Gary Busey) is a Vietnam vet, recently released from prison. He returns home to discover the town being terrorized by a vicious motorcycle gang. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his daughter, Buck and his friends arm themselves ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, motorcycle gang, decapitation, vietnam veteran, gunfight, machine gun, martial arts, rocket launcher, fistfight, small town, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, florida, miami, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Missionary Man (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, modern western, one man army, hitman, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.5
 153
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, betrayal, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, buddies, gang, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 4.7
 306
Hardball (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Incompatible fugitive recovery agents, the flighty Jersey Bellini (Michael Dudikoff) and his more serious-minded female partner, B.B. (Lisa Howard), have, for the last time, ticked off mobster Wald (Tony Curtis) by apprehending his rather inept ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: bounty hunter, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, hoodlum, adventure, crime, criminal's revenge, fugitives, lone wolves, master warrior, reluctant partners, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 473
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, serious, exciting, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, martial arts, street gang, crime, lone wolves, single mother, master warrior, family in danger, danger, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.4
 221
The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: wind, headband, hitman, crimes, battles, crime, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.7
 354
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, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, adventure, hostages, one man army, secret agents, special agents, espionage, on the run, race against time, rescue, save the day, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.9
 317
Devil's Angels (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An exiled band of Hell's Angels strike a bargain with the Sheriff of a local town, let them stay and the town is safe. But a local girl strays into their lair and sparks off a full scale Angel war.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: small town, juvenile delinquency, beach, lone wolves, adventure, small town life, crime, social decay, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, society ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, gulf war, assassination, vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, special agents, espionage, terrorism, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.7
 210
Savage Dawn (1985)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang take over a small city in Arizona.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: gang, desert, small town, biker gang, crimes, gory, buddies, clergy, battle zone, gangsters, soldier, contests and competitions ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 766
Slaughter (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gangsters, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rivalry, obsessive quest, track down, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: crimes, gang, tough heroes, heroes, prostitute, explosion, martial arts, bloody violence, karate
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.5
 245
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful ...
Plot: race against time, in the woods, forces of nature, small town, chases and races, danger, heroes, police investigation, rescue, save the day, rebelliousness, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.1
 2K
Moscow Heat (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a U.S. policeman is killed by black market weapons dealers, his partner, Rudy (Robert Madrid), and the murdered cop's father, ex-British Intelligence agent Roger Chambers (Michael York), head to Moscow to find the killers. The two begin ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police station, master criminal, crime, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, secret agents, tough law enforcer, race against time, track down, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 781
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, hand to hand combat, u.s. army, drug dealing, soldier, crimes, drug traffic, border patrol, loyalty, law enforcement, military, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 660
Lone Hero (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An actor in a Wild West show must become a mythical Western Hero when a biker gang descends upon a small Montana town.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, criminal heroes, old west, good versus evil, store, biker, gang, hostages, lone wolves, chase, fighting crime, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, drug dealing, track down, adventure, drug traffic, introspection, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.5
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Scorpion (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Featuring a mix of Thai Boxing and Ultimate Fighting, SCORPION has been dubbed The French Fight Club. It stars Jerome Le Banner, who is also known as Hyper Battle Cyborg and The Bulldog of Paris, a true kickboxer, famous for his aggressive style - ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, rivalry, prison, athlete's life, redemption, crimes, heroes, hopes, street fighter, underground fighting, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.3
 293
Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, criminal's revenge, fugitives, crime, gangsters, on the run, frame up, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, motorcycle, motorcycle gang, violence, vietnam veteran, rape, police, revenge, blood, biker, hippie ...
Time: 70s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.3
 180
Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, gang, vengeance, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, missing person, tough heroes, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 1K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crime, criminal heroes, going straight, on the run, heist, life turned upside down, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, betrayal, prohibition, gang, small town, whiskey, tommy gun, gang war, rivalry, deadly, gangsters, duel ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.8
 616
Back to Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, rock, bank, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, buddies, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
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Bulletproof (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, one man army, tough heroes, adventure, chases and races, danger, deadly, heroes, daring rescue, hijacking, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
 674
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, master criminal, crime, one man army, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, race against time, save the day, terrorism, heist, hijacking, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 7K
Damage (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, humorous
Plot: martial arts, fistfight, buddies, master warrior, contests and competitions, tough heroes, ambition, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gambling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.9
 172
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Plot: drug dealing, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, working undercover, law enforcement, rivalry, blood, police, murder, revenge, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bail bondsman, siblings relations, escapades, sibling relationship, family relations, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, heroes, rivalry, brother brother relationship, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%