Movies like El Gringo

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El Gringo
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: small town, lone wolves, rivalry, crime, gang, track down, chases and races, crimes, outlaw, cowboy, gunfight, violence, danger, deadly, heroes, neo-noir, modern western, sand, cowboys and outlaws, blood spatter, brawl, hand to hand combat, cowboy boots, sex scene, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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Justified
Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.6
Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
Action, Drama
Japan
116 min.
 7.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about rivalry, heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, chases and races and violence mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like El Gringo: Eye of the Tiger (1986), Hardball (1997), Moscow Heat (2004), Back to Back (1996), Like a Dragon (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Eye of the Tiger
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Hardball
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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: criminal heroes, nothing goes right, bounty hunter, adventure, criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, lone wolves, master warrior, reluctant partners, crime gone awry, track down ...
Time: 90s
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Moscow Heat
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
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Back to Back
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: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former Yakuza underling Kiryu Kazuma, who has recently been released from prison after a lengthy incarceration, and is trying to piece his life together and distance himself from his Yakuza past. Unfortunately Kiryu's problems slowly escalate ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
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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
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Fist of Honor
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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
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Triad Wars
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gory, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, betrayal, master criminal, tough law enforcer, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   75%
 
Fist of the Warrior
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Waiter
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, battles, crime, hitman, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry, arab, ambush, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   52%
 
Last Man Standing
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: betrayal, gangsters, mafia, hitman, small town, crime, prohibition, gunfight, gangster, violence, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 20s, 1930s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: mexico, texas, latin america, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   56%
 
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Running Red
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 ...
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Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Story: Tae-soo tries to steal from a gang. The gang catches Tae-Soo's brother, Tae-Jin, instead. The incident causes the brothers to separate. Tae-Soo becomes a mob fixer and an assassin. Tae-Jin becomes a police detective. When a call brings the ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
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Chrome and Hot Leather
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Green Beret returns home from the Vietnam war to find that a gang of murderous bikers has killed his fiancee. He calls on several of his Green Beret buddies to come and help him take revenge on the gang.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: gang, vengeance, apocalypse, murder, crime, tough heroes, crimes, green beret, biker, revenge, rivalry, best friends ...
Time: 70s
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System:   54%
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Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: This 26th film installment of the Zatoichi series sees Shintaro Katsu return to this classic role after a 10 year hiatus. The blind masseur Ichi gets caught between rival Yakuza clans.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, adventure, master warrior, gory, village, crime, crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters, lone wolves ...
Time: 19th century
Place: asia, japan
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System:   54%
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The Killing Machine
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kgb, tough heroes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, gangsters, secret identity, special agents, kidnapping, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
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System:   53%
    User:   49%
 
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Samurai Spy
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: serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: samurai, adventure, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, crimes, danger, heroes, war, rivalry, gang, espionage, lone wolves ...
Place: japan
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System:   52%
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Lethal
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: serious, suspenseful, 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
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Angel Town
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, one man army, martial arts, crime, lone wolves, master warrior, family in danger, danger, street gang, heroes, rivalry, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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Bounty Tracker
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, adventure, master warrior, crime, murder, chases and races, crimes, deadly, revenge, one man army, vigilante ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
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System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
Excessive Force II: Force on Force
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: partners against crime, gulf war, assassination, vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, special agents, espionage, terrorism, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   45%
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Slaughter
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: gangsters, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, crime, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rivalry, obsessive quest, track down, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
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System:   44%
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Inferno
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 ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   38%
 
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Lone Hero
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, store, good versus evil, old west, gang, hostages, lone wolves, chase, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   48%
 
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Savage Dawn
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang take over a small city in Arizona.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: crimes, gory, buddies, battle zone, clergy, gang, desert, small town, gangsters, soldier, contests and competitions, terrorism ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, vietnam
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System:   43%
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Gale Force
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: betrayal, treasure hunt, island, adventure, tough heroes, crimes, danger, escapades, hurricane, heroes, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   42%
 
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The Reunion
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: siblings relations, escapades, family relations, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, heroes, rivalry, sibling relationship, bail bondsman, brother sister relationship, death of father ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
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System:   42%
    User:   49%
 

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Road House 2: Last Call
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shane Tanner, the son of a legendary cooler named Dalton, learns that his uncle Nate got beat up by a group of men because he doesn't want to sell his bar, The Black Pelican, to a bunch of drug dealers. To help out his uncle, Shane teams up ...
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Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: crime, on the run, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, urban, parents and children, life turned upside down, chases and races, danger, rivalry, chase, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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