Movies like Fear Is the Key

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Fear Is the Key (1972)
 6.3
 1K
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane.
Style: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, chase, car chase, murder, danger, rescue, revenge, airplane, ocean, crimes, vengeance, investigation, heroes, ocean or sea, confined, injustice, crime, graphic violence, frame up, obsessive quest, legal, chases and races, dishonesty, death in the family ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana

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Most similar movies to Fear Is the Key

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, pistol, held at gunpoint, gun, violence, murder and shot in the chest mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Fear Is the Key: Maximum Force (1992), Hard to Kill (1990), Code of Silence (1985), Black Moon Rising (1986), Recoil (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, police officer, renegade, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
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Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1983, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, danger, heroes, rescue, martial arts, hitman, police investigation, crimes, partners, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, investigation, crimes, crime, on the run, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 5.2
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Recoil (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, gangsters, murder, gangster, organized crime, death of wife, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2009, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, karate, assassination, chases and races, partners, vengeance, kickboxing, crimes, sniper, anti heroes, fight, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bucharest, ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.0
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, danger, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, reluctant partners, partners against crime, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.2
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Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, gangsters, betrayal, assassination attempt, undercover, blood, timebomb, fistfight, tattoo, helicopter, plastic surgery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
All Things To All Men (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A thief is caught up in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a maverick cop and London crime boss.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, crimes, rivals, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crime boss, criminal, danger, police, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.5
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Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, gang, dishonesty, tough heroes, deadly, heroes, vengeance, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.5
 5K
The Courier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shady FBI agent recruits a courier to deliver a mysterious package to a vengeful master criminal who has recently resurfaced with a diabolical plan.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: hitman, danger, race against time, extortion, revenge, delivery, crimes, rivalry, track down, murder, betrayal, arms dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, new orleans, louisiana, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Point of Impact (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Davis is a tough, outspoken cop who finds himself wrongly accused for the death of a fellow agent by the depraved and power hungry chief of Miami Customs, Martin Cullen. Disgraced and dismissed, Jack swears revenge and goes to work for Roberto ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, loss of partner, extramarital affair, revenge, death, cuban, bodyguard, criminal heroes, rivalry, partners, police investigation, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, psychological thriller, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, martial arts, law enforcement, confined, criminal's revenge, crimes, save the day, heroes, group of strangers, release from prison, brutality, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2013
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Fire Down Below (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, toxic, investigation, environmentalism, danger, good versus evil, tough law enforcer, deadly, dishonesty, brutality, environment, martial arts ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.8
 8K
Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, talky, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, organized crime, one man army, neo noir, vengeance, rivalry, danger, gangsters, vigilante, violence, bullying, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Hero and the Terror (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, pregnancy, haunted by the past, psychopath, police investigation, track down, moon, prison, wannabe, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Rookie (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Veteran cop Nick Pulovski is used to playing musical partners; many of the partners he's had in the past have died on the job, and often as a result of Nick's risky tactics. But the rookie who's been assigned to help Nick bust a ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, entertaining, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, rescue, hostage, police investigation, partners, danger, track down, hostages, car chase, kidnapping, brutality, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, race against time, undercover, danger, airplane, crimes, chases and races, heroes, good versus evil, special agents, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1987, 2000s
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, austria, utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 7K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, murder, undercover, crimes, crime, investigation, working undercover, who done it, mystery, hidden identity, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, police, brutality, violence, heroin, coma, redemption, pregnancy, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Firepower (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mercenary is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal, a woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, gangsters, jeep, bulldozer, seaplane, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, track down, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami, washington d.c., new york, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.4
 334
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, one man army, master warrior, chase, gangsters, heroes, crimes, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, prison, murder, good versus evil, gangsters, martial arts, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, danger, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, hong kong, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.8
 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, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, on the run, chase, rivalry, danger, deadly, dishonesty, justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, los angeles, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.5
 6K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, small town, police corruption, gang, master warrior, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crime, crimes, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, kidnapping, child in peril, crime, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, father son relationship, organized crime, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 3K
The Outsider (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Revolves around a British military contractor Lex Walker who is told his daughter has died. When he arrives in Los Angeles and discovers the body is not hers, he begins an investigation.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, investigation, missing person, martial arts, mercenary, kidnapping, family relations, vigilantism, parents and children, one man army, parent child relationship, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%