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, gangsters, heroes, one man army, karate, abduction, gunfight, showdown, crimes, crime, graphic violence, vigilantism, danger, society, fighting crime, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, deadly, rivalry, undercover, righting the wronged, tough heroes, airplane, terrorist ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, japan, 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, rivalry, heroes, crimes, violence, fistfight and gun 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), Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973), The Executioner (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: rough, stylized, realistic, serious, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, anti hero, master warrior, anti heroes, brutality, martial artist, tragic hero, karate, undercover, heroes, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
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95%
 5.7
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, maverick cop, two man army, police shootout, karate, crime, rivalry, siblings relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, kgb, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, gangsters, adventure, on the run, criminal's revenge, undercover, partners, rivalry, crime, heroes, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, missing person, rivalry, undercover, tough heroes, hitman, working undercover, school, addiction, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), vigilantism, hitman, vigilante, robbery, profanity, sexual content, crimes, rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, martial arts, stoners, hitman, tough heroes, danger, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, crime, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, murder, vengeance, frame up, family life, false accusation, crimes, crime, gang, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, undercover agent, martial arts, mafia, yakuza, organized crime, tough law enforcer, chases and races, special agents, dishonesty, undercover, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination, hitman, female assassin, rifle, assassin, sniper, karate, crimes, gangsters, superhero, government agency ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Return of the Sister Street Fighter (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: She returns for more street fighting.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, karate, heroes, master warrior, crimes, rescue, danger, rivalry, yakuza, street fighter, violence
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.0
 597
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, vigilante, police protection, revenge, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
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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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, law enforcement, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, police officer, tough heroes, chase, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.9
 230
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heroes, hitman, rivalry, deadly, crimes, danger, dishonesty, tough guy, gunfight, violence, head bandage, wind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Streetfighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Terry is a tough mercenary and a master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then ...
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, anti hero, anti heroes, kung fu, heroes, betrayal, master warrior, karate, street fighter, yakuza, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, japan, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: russian mafia, martial arts, gangsters, fistfight, gunfight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, crimes, criminal's revenge, rivalry, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: small town, vigilantism, murder, heroes, vengeance, tough heroes, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, fighting crime, danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, friends, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, deadly, frame up, prison life, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 762
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, drug lord, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime, crimes, undercover, partners, chases and races, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, chase, injustice, graphic violence, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, undercover, martial arts, crime, partners against crime, rivalry, law enforcement, chases and races, master criminal, gang, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, behind enemy lines, one against many, gunfight, terrorist, chases and races, crimes, danger, starting over, assassination, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.9
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, heroes, martial arts, daring rescue, race against time, crimes, confined, escapades, good versus evil, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Island of Fire (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Someone in a prison run by a corrupt warden fakes the deaths of convicts to later use them as expendable assassins. A police officer is sent into the prison to gather evidence of the corruption.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, martial arts, prison, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, master criminal, undercover, partners, crimes, shrewd ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, master warrior, heroes, fight, kung fu, escapades, against the odds, heroic mission, vigilantism, school, murder, wartime life ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, heroes, murder, friends, crime, rivalry, contests and competitions, vengeance, haunted by the past, heroic mission, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
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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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, shogun, ninja, ninja master, heroes, state affairs, rivalry, deadly, adventure, samurai, escapades ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 649
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: rough, tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, family in danger, violence spree, crime, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: master warrior, karate chop, dojo, blood, foot chase, pistol, brutality, chase, violence, black belt, karate kick, roundhouse kick ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 9K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 725
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, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, hitman, gunfight, mafia, buddy cop, yakuza, robbery, fight, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%