Movies like Half Past Dead

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Half Past Dead (2002)
 4.7
 15K
Half Past Dead (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, visually appealing, buddy movie, unusual plot structure, ridiculous, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, prison, secret agents, gangsters, working undercover, one man army, gang, crimes, confined, danger, law enforcement, criminal heroes, save the day, tough heroes, stolen money, hostage, island, electric chair, crime boss, martial arts, adaptation, vengeance, investigation, heroes, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about gunfight, martial arts, crimes, heroes, gun, rivalry and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Half Past Dead: Maximum Conviction (2012), Urban Justice (2007), A Good Man (2014), Out for a Kill (2003), Born to Raise Hell (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, prison, martial arts, partners, confined, tough heroes, master warrior, danger, on the run, heroes, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, oregon
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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 ⇓
46%
 4.6
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, one man army, save the day, crimes, gang, danger, deadly, rivalry, gory, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, eastern europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ⇓
43%
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Born to Raise Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gangsters, gang, special agents, law enforcement, loss of partner, chases and races, danger, revenge, brutality, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.7
 5K
Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, rescue, espionage, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, deadly, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
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Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.6
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, daring rescue, police investigation, save the day, master criminal, hostages, crimes, unlikely partners, crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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A Dangerous Man (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After serving 6 years for a crime he didn't commit, Shane Daniels is released from jail with an apology from the State of Arizona. Within hours of his freedom, he unluckily bears witness to a cop killing by Chinese mafia who have a kidnapped ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: profanity, crimes, danger, rivalry, confined, gangsters, heroes, one man army, nudity (full frontal - brief), martial arts, chinese, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 40K
Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: parkour, undercover cop, undercover, race against time, ghetto, martial arts, gunfight, master criminal, crimes, gang, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: detroit, new orleans, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.5
 7K
Into the Sun (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the assassination of Tokyo's Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been raised in Japan and trained by ex-Yakuza. Using his former ties, he ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, gangsters, fbi, one man army, vengeance, crimes, master criminal, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Flight of Fury (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: John, is sent in to recover a stolen Stealth Bomber. His trusty sidekick Rojar and John's ever faithful Jessica, fight the rebel forces of Banansistan, led by the vivacious Ellianna.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, bomber, pilot, betrayal, chases and races, soldier, espionage, terrorism, adventure, gang, rescue, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Driven to Kill (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, vigilantism, family relations, heroes, one man army, martial arts, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Today You Die (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former thief who is trying to go straight seeks vengeance on those who framed him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, betrayal, prison, criminal heroes, frame up, dishonesty, crimes, crime, manhunt, heist, heroes, heroic bloodshed ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.1
 4K
The Keeper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealthy ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, daring rescue, law enforcement, ex-cop, vengeance, rivalry, race against time, ransom, gunfight, one man army, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new mexico, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 32K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorist, terrorism, hockey, ransom, race against time, one man army, heroes, stadium, explosive, vice president, firefighter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, rescue, one man army, hostage, prison, vengeance, escapades, danger, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.7
 482
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 ⇓
39%
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Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, nuclear threat, mercenary, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, warship, terrorism, save the day, tough heroes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: pentagon, hawaii, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.2
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Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, race against time, undercover, danger, hostages, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
 6K
The Shepherd (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, border patrol, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, confined, deadly, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, intrigue, secret agents, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Force of Execution (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal stars as mob kingpin Mr. Alexander, an old-school boss who rules his criminal empire with both nobility and brutality. For a simple prison hit, he sends his best enforcer and protégé Roman Hurst (Foster). When the hit goes wrong, Hurst is ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, crime boss, criminal heroes, going straight, danger, tough heroes, hitman, hand to hand combat, martial arts, violence, prisoner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 5.4
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.8
 4K
Black Dawn (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, martial arts, one man army, race against time, chase, undercover, nuclear bomb, special agents, danger, espionage, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, amsterdam, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 29K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 31K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, rebellion, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, heroes, danger, law enforcement, hidden identity, private detective, investigation, secret agents, dishonesty, crimes, terrorism, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 8K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, chases and races, rescue, chase, danger, crimes, partners, race against time, on the run, one man army, ex convict ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Half Past Dead 2 (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Long time inmate Twitch (Kurupt) gets himself transfered to a tougher prison than the re-opened Alcatraz. He claims it's to be closer to his lady but his real motives are a bit more grandiose. There he crosses paths with Burke (Bill Goldberg) a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, manhunt, criminal heroes, master criminal, crimes, prison life, leadership, fighting the system, soldier, heroes, misfit, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%