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Hero and the Terror (1988)
 5.3
 4K
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 started killing women again, and O'Brien is the only man who can stop him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense, slasher, cult film, surprise ending, psychological thriller, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, murder, pregnancy, psychopath, haunted by the past, police investigation, prison, crimes, special agents, moon, crime, track down, chases and races, master criminal, law enforcement, wannabe, mind game, deadly, rivalry, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, chase, hospital, brutality ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, california

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Most similar movies to Hero and the Terror

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about gun, crimes, murder, violence, blood, tough guy and chase mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Hero and the Terror: A Force of One (1979), An Eye for an Eye (1981), Lion Strike (1994), The Cutter (2005), Hard to Kill (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Force of One (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, police investigation, undercover, vigilante, murder mystery, karate, police, showdown, urban setting, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, neo noir, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, undercover, vengeance, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, chases and races, drug dealing, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 5.2
 368
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, kidnapping, chase, master warrior, one man army, gangsters, heroes, hitman, rivalry, escapades, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic ...
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 ⇓
86%
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 5.8
 29K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, against the odds, intrigue, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.5
 5K
Silent Rage (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.
Style: slasher, neo noir, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, small town, mad scientist, hospital, super strength, survival, chase, serial killer, danger, heroes, experiment gone awry ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 3.9
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, special agents, murder, psychopath, mind game, master criminal, rivalry, law enforcement, race against time, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.9
 26K
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: boys' night, teens, 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 ⇓
66%
 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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.7
 18K
Death Warrant (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, prison, murder, investigation, undercover, prisoner, surveillance, serial killer, partners against crime, master criminal, track down, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.0
 30K
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, aikido, vengeance, lone hero, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, japan, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.1
 5K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, terrorism, undercover, good versus evil, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, adventure, one man army, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, paris france, south america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, hostages, revenge, rivalry, police, haunted by the past, birthday ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.5
 329
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, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 70K
Cobra (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, tough law enforcer, serial killer, police investigation, murder, rivalry, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, resistance, danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 ⇓
60%
 5.3
 242
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, martial arts, deadly, crimes, tough heroes, vengeance, heroes, chases and races, law enforcement, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 34K
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
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 ⇓
57%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
57%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, soldier, undercover, heroes, hostage, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america, rio de janeiro, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 14K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, exciting, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, stalking, obsession, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, texas ranger, fbi, vengeance, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, danger, tough law enforcer, gang, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 ⇓
55%
 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: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, crimes, life is a bitch, police, violence, brutality, redemption, pregnancy, kidnapping, heroin, coma ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.9
 15K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, police, anti heroes, rocket launcher, anti hero, one man army, hospital, one against many ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.6
 662
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, laboratory, martial arts, danger, chase, missing person, violence spree, experiment gone awry, cloning, antidote, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Glimmer Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, partners, chases and races, deadly, law enforcement, police corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%