Movies like Emperor of the North

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Emperor of the North (1973)
 7.3
 6K
Emperor of the North (1973)
Original name: Emperor of the North Pole
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Hobos encounter a sadistic railway conductor that will not let anyone "ride the rails" for free.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: homeless, great depression, drifter, on the road, injustice, emperor, society, chases and races, social misfits, rivalry, underdog, down on your luck, tough heroes, train ride, train travel, fight, mountain, teacher, violence, heroes, death, tough guy, train, running, telephone ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: oregon, usa, turkey

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Most similar movies to Emperor of the North

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about rivalry, gunfight, violence, crimes, danger, heroes and showdown mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Emperor of the North: Hard Target (1993), Aces 'N' Eights (2008), The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Delta Force (1986), Surviving the Game (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
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Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, chase, survival, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, track down, one against many, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Aces 'N' Eights (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Already taking a gamble settling in the uncharted west, the peaceful settlers of a town destined for railroad greatness suddenly find themselves being ruthlessly gunned down. With no law and order to be found, justice falls onto the shoulders of an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, old west, americana, rescue, good versus evil, adventure, partners, heroes, criminal heroes, society, brutality, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: disaster movie, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, cruise, race against time, hysteria, passenger, underwater, catastrophe, forces of nature, faith, group of strangers ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mediterranean sea, israel, atlantic ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Delta Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A 707 aircraft jetliner on its way from Athens to Rome and then to New York City is hijacked by Lebanese terrorists. The terrorists demand that the pilot take them to Beirut. What the terrorists don't realize is that an elite team of commandoes ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, hostage, military, fight, martial arts, stewardess, hijacking, heroes, soldier, gunfight, rescue mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, israel, lebanon, beirut lebanon, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, human prey, chases and races, deadly, hunting, isolation, escapades, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Vigilante Force (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Vigilante Force is a 1976 American action film concerning a Vietnam War veteran (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies, who are hired by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) and others in a small California town for protection from rowdy oil-field ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, tough heroes, graphic violence, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, society, siblings relations, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, crimes, crime, family, rivalry, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, west indies, jamaica, caribbean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.0
 7K
Death Hunt (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Canada 1931: The unsociable trapper Johnson lives for himself in the ice-cold mountains near the Yukon river. During a visit in the town he witnesses a dog-fight. He interrupts the game and buys one of the dogs - almost dead already - for $200 ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, manhunt, chase, danger, on the run, false accusation, survival, new year's eve, posse, squad, bounty hunter, fur trapper ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: canada, yukon, louisiana, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: 12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy ch√Ęteau and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the ...
Style: exciting, serious, intense, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: behind enemy lines, world war two, soldier, military, squad, military base, mission, machismo, suicide mission, against the odds, d day, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, europe, brittany, london, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, corruption, heroes, martial arts, fight, one man army, danger, save the day, rivalry, heroic mission, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 2.1
 2K
200 M.P.H. (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the older brother (Tommy Nash) he idolizes is run off the road by a ruthless drug dealer (Darren Thomas) during a nighttime street race known as Sepulveda Suicide, Rick Merchant (Jaz Martin) channels his grief into getting revenge behind the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, street racing, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, chases and races, danger, drive away, car racing, motorcycle, automobile racing, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Avalanche Express (1979)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to aid Gen. Marenkov, a senior Russian official, who is defecting to the west. Wargrave decides they should travel to safety on a train across Europe, the "Atlantic Express". During the journey they must ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, bio weapon, train, espionage, cia, avalanche, train travel, kgb, catastrophe, rivalry, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, alps, central europe, zurich switzerland, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 28K
Runaway Train (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense, intense ...
Plot: train, chases and races, train ride, prison warden, wilderness, survival, secret hideout, race against time, save the day, adventure, prison escape, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A passenger train has been hijacked by an electronics expert and turned into an untraceable command center for a weapons satellite. He has planned to blow up Washington DC and only one man can stop him, former Navy SEAL Casey Ryback.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, satellite, terrorist, runaway train, terrorism, nuclear threat, one man army, heroes, hijacking, u.s. air force, good versus evil, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pentagon, denver colorado, colorado, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Laser Mission (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: West Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A CIA agent is sent to get Professor Braun before the KGB can seize him as the Prof's knowledge, together with a recently stolen diamond, could be used to make a laser cannon.
Style: serious, suspenseful, feel good, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, secret agents, heroes, government, laser, scientist, kgb, one man army, espionage, undercover, good versus evil, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Kickboxing champion Matt Reeves witnesses the murder of his friend Johnny. While investigating the crime, he learns that a Mr. Negaal in South Africa has founded a new kickboxing association and does not leave international champions much of a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, terrorist, vigilante, vigilantism, showdown, rivalry, master warrior, crimes, contests and competitions, heroes, leadership ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.8
 5K
Prime Cut (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage, but sells women as sex slaves.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, collector, crime, crimes, small community, vengeance, gang, factory, rivalry, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: chicago illinois, kansas, usa, kansas city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.3
 566
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, deadly, race against time, secret agents, save the day, danger, law enforcement, adventure, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.0
 94K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, helicopter, desert, terrorism, race against time, betrayal, danger, explosion, gunfight, escapades, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, utah, united states, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, one man army, heroes, secret agents, undercover, race against time, good versus evil, law enforcement, confined, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, middle east, illinois, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Moonshine Highway (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The plans of a moonshine runner trying to make a better life by becoming a stock car racer go awry when the local sheriff is determined to kill the driver over an affair with his wife.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, rivalry, heroes, on the run, tough law enforcer, crimes, rebellion, society, heist, love affair, couple relations, working undercover ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
 422
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, behind enemy lines, one against many, gunfight, terrorist, chases and races, crimes, danger, starting over, assassination, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 4K
The Mechanik (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: realistic, serious, 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 ⇓
37%
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Deadly Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dutton Hatfield, played by Jeff Speakman, is working for the American embassy. He finds himself inside a biochemical weapon laboratory when terrorists headed by Colonel Baron (played by TimeCop villain Ron Silver) take over the place. Baron is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, computer cracker, heroes, terrorism, one man army, tough heroes, crimes, danger, save the day, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hunter's Moon (1999)
Genre: Drama, Action, Romance, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A violent and dangerous tyrant who dominates the inhabitants of a mountain sees his authority threatened by the arrival of a World War I veteran and decides to hunt and kill him.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: mountain, tragic love, adventure, escapades, life is a bitch, chases and races, rivalry, love and romance, on the run, wilderness, uninhibited rivalry, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.5
 28K
24: Redemption (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: terrorist plot, heroes, special agents, politics, political unrest, police corruption, danger, chases and races, secret agents, state affairs, dishonesty, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), vigilantism, hitman, vigilante, robbery, profanity, sexual content, crimes, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 20K
Bunraku (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In a world with no guns, a mysterious drifter, a bartender and a young samurai plot revenge against a ruthless leader and his army of thugs, headed by nine diverse and deadly assassins.
Style: neo noir, serious, surreal, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: drifter, vengeance, good versus evil, martial arts, cowboy, danger, profanity, revenge, uninhibited rivalry, partners, deadly, obstacle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 3K
Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, danger, on the run, chase, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, los angeles, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 4K
Icarus (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, crimes, danger, special agents, confined, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%