Movies like The Owl

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The Owl (1991)
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The Owl (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: After the violent murder of his family, a man becomes a vigilante dispensing his own kind of justice to people in need.
Plot: private detective, martial artist, vigilante, murder, insomnia, revolver, bar fight, missing father, revenge

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Most similar movies to The Owl

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, revenge, violence, martial arts, gun, martial artist and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Owl: No Safe Haven (1987), Wrecker (2020), Heat Street (1988), Moving Target (2000), The Stabilizer (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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No Safe Haven (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When his family is murdered by members of a drug gang, an undercover CIA agent tracks them down, but they escape and flee to their hideout, a fortress in South America. Knowing he can't count on the local authorities for aid, he calls on one of ...
Plot: murder, revenge, ex cia agent, fortress, american football, soccer, gambling, football, home invasion, helicopter, child with gun, female nudity ...
Place: south america
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95%
Wrecker (2020)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: John, a construction worker, moonlighting as a vigilante, grieves over the recent abduction of his wife. A detective friend, sympathetic to his plight, feeds John information about released criminals in hopes of serving them justice outside the ...
Plot: love, revenge, heroes, redemption, vigilante
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87%
 5.8
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Heat Street (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A black boxer whose daughter was murdered by bikers joins up with a white repo man to battle street gangs.
Plot: brawl, revenge, boxing match, father daughter relationship, gang, murder, rape and revenge, boxing gym, gang violence, baseball bat, swimming pool
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70%
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Moving Target (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson stars in this action drama as a tourist who, through no fault of his own, finds himself on the run from a gang of terrorists, international espionage agents, and the police. Accused of a murder he didn't ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: murder, fight, terrorist, terrorism, revenge, gunfight, kickboxing, tough guy, one against many, manhunt, kung fu, semiautomatic pistol ...
Place: ireland
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68%
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The Stabilizer (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Peter Goldson, aka The Stabilizer, searches for drug smuggler Greg Rainmaker. Rainmaker killed Goldson's fiancee by kicking her with his spiked shoes, and now Goldson wants revenge. Meanwhile, Rainmaker has kidnapped the famous Professor ...
Plot: explosion, violence, fight, revenge, murder, kicking, blood splatter, gunfight, assault rifle, massacre, gore, revolver ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Darker Than Amber (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rod Taylor plays John D. MacDonald's famous Florida PI Travis McGee. Professional beach bum and 'knight errant' Travis McGee goes up against psychotic body-builder Terry Bartell. McGee pulls out all the stops when he joins a Carribean ...
Plot: murder, private detective, rescue, cruise ship, revenge, fight, boat, doppelganger
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Alley Cat (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.
Plot: violence, vigilante, revenge, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), gang, heist, police car, apartment building, sex with prostitute, one woman army, volleyball ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Jungle Assault (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two Vietnam vets with nothing to lose are called back into the bloodiest action of their lives. Their assignment: locate and destroy a terrorist base and bring back a General's daughter alive.
Plot: jungle warfare, explosion, helicopter, kidnapping, female nudity, shot to death, attempted rape, terrorist, jungle, murder, bar fight, throat slitting ...
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61%
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Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, drug dealing, murder, martial arts, vengeance, working undercover, memory loss, kidnapping, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, false accusation, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Showdown In Manila (2016)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The film will unfold in Manila, Philippines, and in the jungles of the island of Boracay. On a tropical island in the privacy of living Russian middle-aged man (Alexander Newsky). But the quiet life interrupted by the murder of one of the locals. In ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, corruption, murder, partners, private detective, team, heroic mission, wilderness, terrorism, partners against crime, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Shaolin Handlock (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As an expert of the 'Cross fists' technique, a reclusive kung fu master Li Pai perfects a lethal maneuver called the 'Shaolin Handlock' while an old wolf-in-sheep's-clothing friend Fang Yun-piao pays the unwitting Li a ...
Plot: revenge, martial arts, kung fu, kung fu master, murder, kept woman, strangulation, motorcycle, undercover, somersault, choke hold, violence
Place: thailand
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58%
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Deaden (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-undercover cop turned biker Rane, witnesses the brutal murder of his pregnant wife by his crew who have learned about his old policemen days. Upon his exit from the hospital, he arms himself to the teeth and goes on an substance fueled, psychotic ...
Plot: revenge, lesbian rape, rape, murder, crossbow, burned alive, murder of wife, female nudity, pregnancy, abortion, fetus, head injury ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Executioner Part II (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An L.A. cop and a reporter team up to find a masked serial killer.
Plot: murder, rape, revenge, vigilante, vietnam war, violence, exploitation, police, gangsters, post traumatic stress disorder, assault, execution ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Bloodfist IV: Die Trying (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Danny unknowingly repossesses the car of a powerful arms merchant, it sets off a chain of violent retaliation. After his friends are killed and his daughter is kidnapped, Danny takes matters into his own hands. It does not matter that the CIA ...
Plot: chase, karate, martial artist, vigilante, vigilantism, judo throw, judo, uzi, poetic justice, beretta, violence, justice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Clutch of Power (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rogue swordsman known as "Soul of the Sword" kills the father of a young Kung Fu expert, who teams up with a Drunken Monk to put an end to Soul of the Sword’s reign of terror, and thwart the Mongol invasion.
Plot: duel, revenge, martial artist, martial arts, sword fight, kung fu, kung fu classic
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Executioner (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: Turkey
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Cellat, the Turkish version of Death Wish, sticks fairly close plot wise to the template of the American film, with some scenes and bits of dialogue being almost identical. However, it also deviates from its inspiration at times and is at its most ...
Plot: death wish, gun, rape, home invasion, violent sex, stripper, prostitute, bully, nudity (full frontal - brief), rape and revenge, murder, thrown through a window ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Quiet Cool (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This actioner is set in a remote, heavily forested area in Northern California where marijuana growers raise their illegal crops and run whole communities with their terrorist tactics and wealth. The tale centers on the efforts of a fearless New ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: marijuana, partners against crime, crime, partners, strong violent content, drug dealing, deadly, crimes, police detective, signal, tough heroes, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
La guerrera vengadora (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A chemistry teacher decides to take matters into her own hands when her brother is murdered and the police cannot help her.
Style: mexploitation
Plot: submachine gun, female protagonist, walkie talkie, motorcycle, heroine, dwarf, female vigilante, motor scooter, buggy, prison escape, grenade, rocket launcher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 4.8
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The Hard Way (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After learning of his brother's death during a mission in Romania, a former soldier joins two allies to hunt down a mysterious enemy and take his revenge.
Style: exciting, disturbing, captivating, psychological, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, obsession, violence, revenge, deadly, danger, friendship, murder, graphic violence, escapades, justice, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 290
P.J. (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Reluctant New York City private eye P.J. Detweiler is hired as a bodyguard to protect Maureen Preble, the mistress of shady millionaire William Orbison. In truth, Orbison plans a deadly intrigue in which P.J. is to play a central part. Meanwhile, ...
Plot: private detective, murder, conspiracy, violence, bodyguard, mistress
Place: new york
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46%
 5.2
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Deathfight (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When family fortune, beautiful mistresses and control of an international smuggling operation are at stake, family rivalry turns to rage as two brothers meet in one final battle...a deathfight.
Plot: female nudity, framed for murder, sex scene, murder of wife, jail, gangsters, merchant, defense attorney, male nudity, gunfight, fistfight, topless ...
Place: southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 2K
Athidhi (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: India
Duration: 300 min.
Story: Young Amrita Goutham's parents bring home a poor and homeless boy from the streets of Hyderabad, and adopt him. Shortly thereafter her life is shattered when her parents are killed by this boy and she goes to live with her brother, and his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, suspense
Plot: false accusation, wrongful imprisonment, murder, double life, psychopath, revenge, orphan, love affair, male female relationship, guest, death of parents, loss of parents ...
Place: delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Friday Foster (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Friday Foster, an ex-model magazine photographer, goes to Los Angeles International airport to photograph the arrival of Blake Tarr, the richest black man in America. Three men attempt to assassinate Tarr. Foster photographs the melee and is plunged ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, conspiracy, private detective, assassination, photographer, airport, hitman, pimp, strong female presence, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Champions (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: William Rockman, a champion "Terminal Combat" fighter who retired from the sport after accidentally killing a young man while training. Five years after his retirement, Terminal Combat has been banned by the government and has gone ...
Plot: underground fighting, mixed martial arts, sergeant, bare chested male fighting, martial arts, policewoman killing, brother brother relationship, revenge, undercover, cage fighting, female martial artist, fight ...
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43%
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Cherry Bomb (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An homage to the action films of the early 1980s, Cherry Bomb follows a young dancer and her quest for revenge against the group of men that brutally assaulted her. Seeing no justice coming from within the system Cherry enlists the help of her ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gang rape, police corruption, crimes, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, strong female presence, woman in danger, siblings relations, rape and revenge, revenge, murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Expert (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It was a brutal murder that sent deranged psychopath Martin Kagan to prison. It was a naive deputy warden that granted him a stay of execution. Now, the police department's tactical defence instructor, John Lomax, wants revenge for his beloved ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, heroes, murder, vigilantism, psychopath, swat, injustice, mentally unstable, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, death row, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
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Fighting Ace (1979)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 20 years after the death of his parents, a martial artist sets out to avenge their deaths by pretending he doesn't know kung fu. But when it is revealed that he does know kung fu, the killer sets to kill him and his friends.
Plot: kung fu, hand to hand combat, beefcake, fight, bald, bald hero, fistfight, bald man, brawl, violence, martial artist, kung fu fighting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gatorbait II: Cajun Justice (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A sweet city girl initiated into the rugged ways of the Louisiana swamp by her good-natured Cajun husband "Big T". She ends up putting her newly acquired survival skills to good use when she is kidnapped by Big T's chief rival Leroy ...
Style: sexual, sexy, sexploitation film
Plot: cajun, gang rape, swamp, revenge, backwoods, bare breasts, hillbilly, justice, female nudity, wedding, exploitation, murder ...
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mexican Gangster (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, gang, crimes, family relations, going straight, urban ghetto, society, mexican american, murder, smuggling, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Kung Fu Killer (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: China is in unrest, as the Republic falls prey to Warlords like Kahn Xin, who holds an entire province hostage to the opium trade—and destroys all who oppose him. Only the revered Wudang monks dare stand in Kahn’s way in order to protect the ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, kung fu, escapades, track down, tough heroes, rivalry, crimes, race against time, duel, danger, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%