Movies like Fear 1988

If you like "Fear" you are looking for scary, psychological and exciting movies about / with hostage, gang, escape, kidnapping, crimes, missing person and on the road themes of Action genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Fear (1988)
 4.6
 218
Fear (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A family living in an isolated cabin in the woods are terrorized by a gang of escaped convicts. Their leader, a serial killer, is a disturbed Vietnam veteran. What the gang doesn't know is that the family's father is also a Vietnam veteran, and he has no intention of letting his family come to any harm.
Style: scary, psychological, exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, gang, escape, kidnapping, crimes, missing person, on the road, confined, family in danger, criminal heroes, violence spree, vietnam war, escaped prisoner, vietnam vet, vietnam veteran, gory, chases and races, danger, deadly, tied up, cabin, hostages, vietnam war veteran, escaped convict
Place: vietnam, asia

Movie in categories

hostage movies
2930
scary movies
6560
exciting movies
11435
vietnam movies
381
rough movies
8308
gang movies
3442
escape movies
4612

Most similar movies to Fear

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about crimes, danger, chases and races, confined, deadly, rivalry and heroes mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Fear: The Don of the Dons (2014), Freezer (2014), Blast (1997), Submerged (2000), Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Delta Force team are brought in once again to deal with an evil villain in foreign lands.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, terrorism, rivalry, rescue, undercover, confined, heroes, military, escapades, crimes, medical school, weapon system ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: gangsters, crimes, gang, master criminal, mysterious character, violence spree, track down, race against time, kidnapping, forced into action, urban ghetto, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 5.2
 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, survival, hostage, crimes, freezer, graphic violence, kidnapping, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.3
 2K
Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroes, martial arts, janitor, psychopath, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, confined, contests and competitions, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Movie in collections
bleak movies
6525
kidnapping movies
5604
crimes movies
14741
 3.1
 790
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, daring rescue, gang, rivalry, heroes, confined, escapades, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, adventure, rivalry, race against time, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, confined, escapades, hijacking, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Demolition University (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: College students on a field trip encounter terrorists planning to poison the city's water supply.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: college, hostage, terrorist, poison, terrorism, rivalry, heroes, crimes, athlete's life, confined, veteran, police officer killed ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, heist, disorder, tough heroes, hitman, criminal heroes, master criminal, crimes, law enforcement, on the run, unlikely criminals, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
realistic movies
28503
suspenseful movies
19293
asia movies
2872
New World Disorder (1999)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gang of four eyed crooks led by Kurt Bishop (McCarthy) are ripping off top dollar computer chips from a list of factories. The night they hit Dynaphase Systems, two dirty employees are staying late using company resources to develop their own ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, police corruption, computers and web, woman in danger, kidnapping, police detective, pirate, rivalry, undercover, partners, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Serious Shock! Yes Madam! (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Though policewoman Hsie Wan-chin (Cynthia Yang Li-ching) is merrily planning for her wedding with fellow cop Wilson Tsiang (Lawrence Ng Kai-wah), he is having an illicit affair with her best friend, May (Moon Lee). When Wilson tries to break things ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: strong female presence, graphic violence, uninhibited rivalry, violence spree, law enforcement, love and romance, dishonesty, fugitives, confined, crimes, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
 354
Birds of Prey (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Harry Walker, a former military pilot, works as a helicopter pilot and traffic reporter for a Salt Lake City radio station. One day while working he observes a bank robbery in progress and the kidnapping of a young woman who worked at the bank. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, chase, bank robbery, heroes, confined, criminal heroes, race against time, buddies, crimes, armored car, missing person, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Demolition High (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: When a group of terrorists (led by Luther) take over a high school making the students in it their hostages, it is up to several of the students (led by Lenny) to help prevent disaster while the authorities (Slater and General Wainwright) do their ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, school, high school, crimes, confined, heroes, terrorism, soldier, rivalry, rescue, teenage life, woman with a gun ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.1
 408
Steel Sharks (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Submarine crews wage a silent war beneath the waves in this undersea thriller.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, graphic violence, hostage, battles, adventure, military, terrorism, daring rescue, rescue, confined, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.7
 120
L.A. Vice (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, confined, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, daring rescue, police investigation, partners, partners against crime, isolation, missing person, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Female Convict Scorpion (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a band of assassins invade the home of their target Hei Tai they find only his lovely, innocent, bride-to-be, Nami and force upon her a cruel dilemma: either she kills her fianceeā€™s sister or they kill her fiancee. Trapped, and unable to ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: women's prison, revenge, life turned upside down, rivalry, crimes, fugitives, criminal heroes, confined, life is a bitch, prison life, martial arts, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.1
 789
Misfire (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: WKBA kickboxing champion and hard-action star Gary Daniels (The Expendables) takes to the screen in a border-crossing, barrier smashing all-action explosion that pits his will to live against the merciless murder machine of a Mexican drug cartel. ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, confined, rivalry, journalism, police, rescue, organized crime, abduction, drug cartel, captivity, kidnapping, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.1
 275
Border Lost (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Over five thousand people illegally cross the border each day. There are areas where crime is at its highest, where criminals prey upon these defenseless groups. An elite task force is put together with high expectations of solving this problem that ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: illegal immigration, partners, partners against crime, escapades, government agency, heroes, immigrants, desert, daring rescue, sexual content, strong violent content, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 1K
Bulletproof (1987)
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, one man army, daring rescue, heroes, terrorist plot, terrorist, love interest, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
Killers 2: The Beast (2002)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, psychological, rough ...
Plot: mental institution, criminal heroes, crimes, murder, vengeance, confined, rivalry, dangerous animal, drug dealing, gangsters, doctor, nurse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.4
 745
Shadowchaser (1992)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the future, a group of terrorists with an android leader storm a hospital when the President's daughter is inside, taking her hostage. To find a way of freeing her, the police decide to consult the architect who designed the building, ...
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough
Plot: hospital, terrorism, androids and robots, hostage, terminator, prison, kidnapping, hijacking, future dystopia, missing person, rivalry, switching roles ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.6
 312
Tunnel (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An ex-SAS agent and a thief battle for their lives as air runs out in a maze of abandoned mine tunnels while they're searching for $200 million in stolen diamonds.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, adventure, bounty hunter, save the day, one man army, escape, hostage, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, race against time, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.0
 1K
The Bleeding (2009)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Surrounded by carnage, slaughter, brutal crashes and total mayhem, Shawn Black is in a race to save the world from pure evil.
Style: scary, rough, exciting, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, track down, tough heroes, strong violent content, violence spree, uninhibited rivalry, one man army, gang, crimes, vampire, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Killing Streets (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young Marine is kidnapped by terrorists in Lebanon. His twin brother, frustrated at his inability to get any kind of information from the government about his brother's plight, travels to Lebanon with a plan for his own rescue operation.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twins, rescue, terrorism, kidnapping, lebanese, conspiracy, hostage, crimes, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: lebanon, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 115
Crisis (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Alex reluctantly collects debts for the mob. Alex has led his brother Tony to believe that he is a shoe-salesman. However Alex's real talents will be desperately needed as the story unfolds. Tony has aligned himself with a group of mercenaries ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, hitman, martial arts, master and servant, rivalry, crimes, confined, battles, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.0
 399
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, race against time, heroes, confined, law enforcement, crimes, save the day, terrorist plot, hostage ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.2
 673
Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: airplane, save the day, daring rescue, government agency, hostage, adventure, terrorism, rivalry, tough heroes, one man army, hijacking, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 5K
Cold War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: They say Hong Kong is the safest city in Asia. But tonight, a police van has been hijacked along with the arms, equipment and the five officers aboard, one of the hostages being the only son of police deputy commissioner M.B. Lee! With the chief ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, hostage, missing person, crimes, hijacking, police chase, kidnapping, police corruption, police investigation, police, father and son, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 1K
Sky Riders (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Robert Culp plays Bracken, whose life seems perfect until his wife Ellen and their children are kidnapped by terrorists one day. After failed attempts to capture them back by the police, Ellen's ex husband enters the fray and plans his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: monastery, kidnapping, castle, hostage, hang glider, confined, escapades, politics, terrorism, crimes, heroes, daring rescue ...
Time: 70s
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 705
Acid Factory (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Five people trapped in a factory where two hostages and three are kidnappers but they them self do not know who are kidnappers and hostages.As they all are suffering from temporary memory loss.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: kidnapping, environmentalism, disorder, confined, factory, crimes, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, memory loss, undercover, catastrophe, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.5
 143
No Dead Heroes (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Left for dead in Vietnam, Lieutenant Cotter became a guinea pig for KGB baddie Mitovitch. Implanted with a mind control microchip, he is turned into a mindless killer. His colleague Lieutenant Sanders goes looking for him in Cambodia, then in El ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, assassination, battles, chaos, cons and scams, computers and web, captivity, terrorism, escapades, dishonesty, military, crimes ...
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%