Movies like Pentathlon

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Pentathlon (1994)
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: coach, athlete's life, underdog, assassination, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, 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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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, deadly, heroes, violence, danger and murder mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Pentathlon: The Russian Specialist (2005), Brotherhood of Death (1976), Command Performance (2009), Cold Steel (1987), Silent Trigger (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Brotherhood of Death (1976)
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 ...
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Time: 70s
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Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, siege, rock, gory, one man army, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, vengeance, crimes, crime, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, femme fatale, chase, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Silent Trigger (1996)
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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Marshal Law (1996)
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 ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, southern california
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The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, betrayal, manhunt, train ride, terrorism, frame up, hitman, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, montana, usa, london
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The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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69%
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The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, working undercover, police shootout, vigilante, car chase, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, school, mercenary, ex soldier, one man army, survival, heist, hardcase students, tough heroes, confined, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
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Dead Silence (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts take a group of deaf students hostage but their teacher is Marlee Matlin!
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Stacie Randall plays Harley, a Special Forces agent-turned-investigator, who arrives on the scene of an apparent mob hit to help the local police. In actuality, she's hunting down Francis Lydell, her former C.O. and lover, who shot her in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, gulf war, assassination, vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, special agents, espionage, terrorism, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
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
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
One in the Chamber (2012)
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Genre: Action, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, inspirational ...
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Missionary Man (2007)
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Hong Kong 97 (1994)
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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War Party (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agree to reenact it. The cavalry are supposed to shoot blanks & the Indians weren't supposed to fight back....
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ambushed (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jim Natter, the leader of a violent Kuk Klux Klan lodge, is shot dead. His teenage son Eric Natter is found nearby, and taken into police custody for his protection pending the investigation. While four cops drive him to a safe-house, they are ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
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For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crime, crimes, criminal heroes, going straight, starting over, ambition, hopes, family relations, lifestyle, mafia
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Don Is Dead (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his mistress is murdered a Mafia leader goes after the killer with a bloody vengeance. Soon after the hunt begins, a gang war ensues.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sword of Gideon (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: terrorism, vengeance, crimes, danger, deadly, rivalry, fighting the system, assassination, contests and competitions, murder, workplace situations, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Diplomatic Immunity (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A military career man, distraught over the murder of his daughter and the subsequent release of her killer who is protected by 'diplomatic immunity,' resigns from the service to pursue the psychopath. No one will help him - and no one can ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.8
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Haywire (2011)
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, manhunt, mercenary, fist fighting, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, secret agent, rescue, foot chase, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.5
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The Gladiator (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, criminal's revenge, fugitives, revenge, duel, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, chase, fighting crime, on the run, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 520
Cage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the army the two ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Circle of Pain (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of MMA at the top. Unable to outrun his guilt, he lost his family, his title, and his way. But when a crooked promoter lures him back into a fight against the current undefeated ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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