Movies like The Bodyguard 1973

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The Bodyguard (1973)
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The Bodyguard (1973)
Original name: ボディガード牙
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to come forward and provide information about the drug lords' activities. He is soon approached by a mysterious woman claiming to have important information and asking for Chiba's protection. She seems to be legitimate, but is she really what she appears to be?
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, medieval, abduction, karate, gunfight, showdown, gangsters, heroes, one man army, crimes, undercover, graphic violence, vigilantism, escapades, rivalry, society, fighting crime, dishonesty, righting the wronged, tough heroes, mafia, airplane, terrorist, violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia

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Most similar movies to The Bodyguard

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about martial arts, heroes, violence, rivalry, crimes, blood and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Bodyguard: Martial Outlaw (1993), Return of the Street Fighter (1974), Sister Street Fighter (1974), The Executioner (1974), Golgo 13 (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Martial Outlaw (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, police shootout, two man army, karate, kgb, police detective, siblings relations, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
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100%
The Streetfighter's Last Revenge (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Terry Sugury is hired to recover one of two tapes containing a formula for making heroin for a price of 200 dollars a pound. But he gets double crossed. So he wants the tape back.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, stylized, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, kung fu, yakuza, samurai, tragic hero, martial artist, karate, brutality, master warrior, graphic violence, heroes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Return of the Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Martial artist Takuma Tsurugi returns to take on a Yakuza family that may be embezzling money from charities to finance their own operations. Both the police and the Yakuza find themselves battling Tsurugi, but Tsurugi's fight ultimately is ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, exploitation, kung fu, medieval, yakuza, samurai, fight, hitman, gangsters, tough heroes, vengeance, prison ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Sister Street Fighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and imprisoned, the police pressure his sister, Tina Long, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, karate, kung fu, strong female lead, yakuza, femdom, samurai, rivalry, missing person, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, ninja, sexploitation, heroes, gangsters, crimes, leadership, law enforcement, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Golgo 13 (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a ruthless assassin who's accepted a tricky assignment from an American drug syndicate. His mission is to "rub out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His main obstacle is the relentless Detective ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, superhero, assassination, yakuza, killer, female assassin, assassin, karate, sniper, scuba diving, drug cartel ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, martial arts, yakuza, gangsters, undercover agent, heroes, murder, showdown, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: exploitation, robbery, vigilante, hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, sexual content, graphic violence, society, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, murder, kung fu, righting the wronged, rivalry, gang, investigation, law enforcement, buddies, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, medieval, drug lord, vengeance, working undercover, law enforcement, undercover, partners, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Champion of Death (1975)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sonny Chiba plays Kyokushin Karate founder Masutatsu Oyama, who unexpectedly arrives at a karate tournament in rags, but wins the tournament. After turning down the chance to fight at future tournaments he returns to his simple village life. He ...
Style: cult film
Plot: karate, martial arts, fight, martial arts school, bull, tai chi, martial artist, ambush, good versus evil, historical event, fight to the death, warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, empire, police protection, revenge, vigilante, one man army, police officer, murder, gangsters, heroes, master warrior, bounty hunter ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, medieval, kung fu, fight, master warrior, heroes, world war two, escapades, gang, fighting crime, crimes, master villain ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, heroic bloodshed, medieval, revenge, heroes, friends, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: She returns for more street fighting.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, samurai, exploitation, femdom, karate, yakuza, street fighter, heroes, master warrior, crimes, rescue, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, police officer, chase, psychopath, vengeance, vigilantism, law enforcement, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, tough guy, gunfight, violence, wind, battles, capitalism, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Walking Tall Part II (1975)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, revenge, heroes, vigilantism, small town, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), tough heroes, rivalry, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, spy, behind enemy lines, terrorist, gunfight, one against many, home invasion, heroes, crimes, rivalry, assassination, starting over ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, hitman, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo
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42%
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Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, martial arts, heroes, one man army, terrorism, americana, frame up, vigilantism, redemption, hijacking, haunted by the past, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
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42%
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The Tracker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Spears, a private detective working in L.A. receives word from an old friend that the friend's sister (and Spears' ex-girlfriend), Kim, has been kidnapped by a criminal gang. At first, Spears doesn't want to get involved, especially ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, martial arts, kung fu, gunfight, fistfight, gangsters, rivalry, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, crimes, gang, private detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Back to Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, yakuza, martial arts, gunfight, fight, robbery, mafia, hitman, gangsters, heroes, renegade, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Karate for Life (1977)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The last of the Masutatsu Oyama trilogy. Oyama takes a job as a professional wrestler in Okinawa, but when he discovers that he is expected to take a dive, he quits in disgust. However, when a friend finds herself in desperate need of medical ...
Plot: martial arts, karate, kung fu, fight, martial artist, martial arts school, legendary hero, korean, kung fu classic, one man army, one against many, ambush ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: scenic, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, fight, monster, adventure, wu shu, gangsters, heroes, undercover, tough heroes, comedy of errors, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Karate Warriors (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the "Street Fighter" series, where Tsurugi protects a little boy while coping with rival gangs.
Plot: martial arts, karate, medieval, fight, kung fu, gang war, yakuza, ancient, gang, samurai, revenge, kendo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
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Shogun's Ninja (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the middle of the 16th century, Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord sets out to destroy the Momochi clan. He sends his war commander in search of the clan's hidden gold only to find that two daggers are the key to the hiding place of the ...
Style: jidai geki, realistic, serious, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, shogun, ancient, master warrior, ninja master, revenge, warlord, graphic violence, battles, military ...
Time: 16th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 10K
Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, child in peril, gangsters, murder, mortal combat, crimes, rivalry, chase, mafia, loss of wife, motorcycle chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.0
 751
Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, master warrior, heroes, single mother, violence spree, family in danger, crimes, lone wolves, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, gangsters, rivalry, elderly, aging, one last chance, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, mafia, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%