Movies like Pentathlon

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Pentathlon
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When East German Eric Brogar (Dolph Lundgren) wins a gold medal in the pentathlon, he escapes to freedom in the west with the help of a beautiful American athlete. But his demanding coach, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul) vows revenge and Eric's best friend and his father pay the ultimate price for his freedom when they are killed by the Secret Police. In Los Angeles, Eric starts to train for the gold again. But when Mueller comes to America, Eric must win the most deadly game of all… the fight for his life.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: athlete's life, underdog, assassination, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, coach, ambition, rivalry, hostages, immigrants, betrayal, vengeance, racism, crimes, deadly, hopes, society, power relations, chases and races, defection, swimmer, escalator, neo nazi, olympics ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, east germany
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Sword of Gideon
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Friday Night Lights
Action, Drama, Sport
Germany, USA
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, deadly, violence, heroes, danger and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Pentathlon: Command Performance (2009), Silent Trigger (1996), Hennessy (1975), Brotherhood of Death (1976), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Command Performance
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
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Silent Trigger
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Hennessy
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Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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    User:   100%
 
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Brotherhood of Death
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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    User:   89%
 
The Concorde... Airport '79
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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    User:   64%
 
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Duration: 99 min.
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    User:   71%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   63%
 
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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System:   66%
    User:   58%
 
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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    User:   57%
 
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   69%
 
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Hong Kong 97
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Place: asia, china, england, hong kong, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   50%
 
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Marshal Law
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A former cop in Texas comes into action when a gang threatens his family.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family life, gang, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, forces of nature, confined, escapades, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   56%
 
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The Evil That Men Do
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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    User:   54%
 
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Tokyo businessman (Hiroshi Hada), transferred to L.A, molests a teenage girl on a train. It turns out that the girl is the daughter of a vice cop. But in one of those plot twists that can only occur in the movies, the cop is assigned to find the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 2000s
Place: europe, south carolina, usa, australia
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   58%
 
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Run
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
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Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, one man army, lone wolves, fighting crime, modern western, vengeance, vigilantism, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   47%
    User:   40%
 
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Captured
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, chase, submarine, race against time, leadership, terrorism, save the day, frame up, hijacking, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
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Toy Soldiers
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After federal agents arrest a drug czar and put him on trial, the cartel leader's vicious son storms a prep school and takes its students hostage. They rebel against the armed intruders and try to take back their academy by any means necessary.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, adventure, friendship, high school, father son relationship, hostage, violence, hostages, mafia, young heroes, mentor, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, florida, virginia
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System:   47%
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The Cutter
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, egypt
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System:   46%
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Black Caesar
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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System:   44%
    User:   39%
 

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