Movies like El Gringo

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El Gringo (2012)
 5.4
 6K
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
Plot: small town, criminal, outlaw, violence, gang, crimes, crime, track down, danger, deadly, rivalry, lone wolves, modern western, desert, cowboy, neo noir, gunfight, heroes, chases and races, neo-noir, sex scene, gun, hand to hand combat, brawl, sand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, danger, deadly, heroes, gunfight and chases and races mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like El Gringo: The Waiter (2010), Puncture Wounds (2014), The Local (2008), Missionary Man (2007), Road of No Return (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, crimes, danger, dishonesty, deadly, tough guy, gunfight, violence, wind, head bandage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
90%
 5.6
 324
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, redemption, daring rescue, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, lone wolves, addiction, drug dealing, city life ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gangsters, modern western, hitman, criminal's revenge, murder, deadly, crimes, fighting crime, danger, lone wolves, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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 ⇓
83%
 5.5
 711
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, save the day, law enforcement, master criminal, crimes, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, disorder, deadly, partners, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, battles, kidnapping, small town, rocket launcher, decapitation, fistfight, gunfight, martial arts, motorcycle gang, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.6
 677
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, small town, vigilantism, tough heroes, fighting crime, leadership, lone wolves, gang, danger, chase, heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 5.6
 471
Death Valley (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Four friends head to the desert to attend a winter rave. Instead, it turns into the trip to hell when they meet up with a couple of bad locals.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, desert, deadly, escapades, gang, buddies, crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, murder, rave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.5
 445
Ghost Rock (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1882, John Slaughter and his sidekick Savannah Starr return to a town where an almost forgotten massacre took place 20 years ago. They are determined to find the man responsible.
Style: serious, suspense, tense, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, tough heroes, vigilantism, vengeance, righting the wronged, deadly, crimes, hopes, lone wolves, gang, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, gang war, rivalry, duel, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 2.4
 983
Gang of Roses (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the 1800's, the town of Flat ridge is over run by a band of outlaws looking for lost treasure said to be buried somewhere in town. In their quest for dominance, the outlaws kill Sally, a whore who happens to be the sister of Rachel and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, violence, criminal's revenge, adventure, gang, good versus evil, vigilantism, dishonesty, vengeance, crimes, heroes, street shootout ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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 ⇓
75%
 6.3
 28
Blackhats (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "blackhats" is about a reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, whom, finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened, when he must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, rivalry, going straight, danger, assassination attempt, crimes, chase, deadly, track down, chases and races, starting over, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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 ⇓
73%
Walking Tall: The Payback (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man goes back to his hometown that is now overrun with crime and single-handedly takes justice into his own hands.
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, gang, deadly, danger, special agents, law enforcement, heroes, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2007
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
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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 ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
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 3.9
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, gunfight, violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.4
 21K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, crime gone awry, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, confined, crimes, special agents, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 2K
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, life turned upside down, danger, rivalry, on the run, dishonesty, going straight, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, deadly, danger, law enforcement, assassination attempt, crimes, heroes, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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 ⇓
71%
The Don of the Dons (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The Don of Dons is a forced love story with murderous pulp action. Mr. Brown, a man that is pushed beyond his limits must find a mythical figure only known as the Mad Sam. If he fails, the gangsters that have kidnapped the love of his life will kill ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, master criminal, danger, deadly, track down, violence spree, race against time, kidnapping, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Dead Sleep Easy (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Mexico, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Mexican wrestler entangled with the mob seeks revenge after a group of Mexican migrants are massacred in a human smuggling ring.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: heroes, hitman, redemption, collision, danger, crimes, rivalry, gangsters, injustice, deadly, assassination, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ⇓
71%
 4.2
 337
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: suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, heroes, deadly, murder, track down, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, crimes, fugitives, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.9
 438
Viktor (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Russia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: After spending seven years in jail for an art heist, Frenchman Victor Lambert returns to Moscow to uncover the circumstances behind his son Jeremy's brutal murder. He is backed by his lover Alexandra, and by his ex-partner-in-crime, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, contemplative, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, chases and races, deadly, revenge, woman in danger, violence, ex convict, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%