Movies like Pentathlon

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Pentathlon (1994)
 4.3
 2K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, crimes, betrayal, human spirit, rivalry, power relations, olympics, employer employee relationship, coach, hostages, racism, ambition, hopes, society, chases and races, immigrants, deadly, underdog, assassination, dog, violence, kitchen ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, germany, los angeles, usa, east germany

Most similar movies to Pentathlon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, deadly, heroes, vengeance, murder and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Pentathlon: The Russian Specialist (2005), Cold Steel (1987), Never Surrender (2009), Brotherhood of Death (1976), Command Performance (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, gangsters, prostitute, kidnapping, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.5
 641
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: rough, tense, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, femme fatale, crimes, deadly, vengeance, rivalry, police detective, christmas eve, ex cop, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Never Surrender (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture. When an MMA world champion is lured into the illegal world of underground cage fighting by an elusive ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, underground fighting, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, rivalry, danger, heroes, tough heroes, cage fighting, mixed martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, bleak, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, racism, vietnam war, revenge, heroes, crimes, life is a bitch, interracial relations, rivalry, vengeance, deadly, social decay ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, siege, hostages, confined, crimes, one man army, tough heroes, danger, deadly, american abroad, russian, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Best of the Best (1989)
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, exciting, realistic, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, sport, underdog, taekwondo, culture clash, power relations, rivalry, self discovery, vengeance, redemption, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: korea, asia, seoul, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, danger, deadly, confined, special agents, crimes, tough heroes, tough guy, murder, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, betrayal, dishonesty, tough heroes, rivalry, crime, organized crime, criminal's revenge, martial arts, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, assassination, betrayal, manhunt, crimes, murder, hitman, deadly, friendship, heroes, danger, law enforcer killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, usa, europe, montana, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.5
 1K
Beatdown (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low at his father's house in a small Southern town, Brandon ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, contests and competitions, family relations, power relations, tough heroes, athlete and trainer, street fight, fight, underground fighting, small town, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
 4K
Men of War (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nick Gunar is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, island, jungle, betrayal, lone wolves, heroic mission, escapades, one man army, vengeance, heroes, cons and scams, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 8K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, harsh, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, sport, boxing, rivalry, contests and competitions, hopes, urban ghetto life, against the odds, human spirit, ambition, underdog, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, cuba, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Missionary Man (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: modern western, hitman, one man army, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough heroes, fighting crime, murder, crimes, lone wolves, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Action
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, chases and races, violence spree, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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
Plot: hitman, soldier, betrayal, tough heroes, law enforcement, government agency, deadly, hostages, criminal's revenge, heroes, adventure, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 2K
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, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, ex soldier, survival, mercenary, tough heroes, confined, hostages, one man army, danger, youth, teachers and students, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.9
 1K
Ambushed (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the frenetic underbelly of Los Angeles, Agent Maxwell closes in on an international cocaine smuggling operation run by criminal mastermind Vincent Camastra. When Agent Beverly Royce goes undercover with the drug dealers and finds herself deeper ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, police corruption, special agents, working undercover, lapd, corrupt cop, strip club, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
The Outside Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A French hit man is hired by a crime family to end the life of a rival mobster, but things fall apart when the boss who hired him is killed.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crimes, fish out of water, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, disorder, culture clash, tough heroes, criminal heroes, organized crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, danger, crimes, criminal heroes, chases and races, violence spree, mob hit, corruption, murder, gangster, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 548
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, law enforcement, murder, injustice, crimes, legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, false accusation, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.5
 3K
Swelter (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten years after their casino heist, four escaped convicts trace their former partner to a desert town, where he is now a lawman with no memory of his criminal past.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, betrayal, uncover truth, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, small town, police shootout, memory loss, chases and races, police officer, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 79K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, fist fighting, manhunt, chases and races, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, rescue, secret agent, one woman army, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, usa, europe, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 423
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: car chase, police shootout, vigilante, working undercover, crimes, society, rivalry, chase, police investigation, police detective, murder, master criminal ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, vengeance, rivalry, murder, fighting the system, deadly, danger, rebellion, undercover, assassination, crimes, workplace situations ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 1K
Bone Dry (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie finds himself being forced at a gunpoint, by an unseen assailant, on a dark and brutal journey through the harsh terrain of the Mojave desert. His nemesis is Jimmy, a man with an aberrant agenda; armed with a rifle, a scope, walkie-talkies and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, vengeance, mind game, rivalry, deadly, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, one man army, criminal's revenge, torture, punishment, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 398
True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crimes, criminal heroes, family relations, siblings relations, deadly, dishonesty, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, crimes, athlete's life, bodyguard, rivalry, heroes, vengeance, gang, corrupt cop, violence, security ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, hitman, mafia, contests and competitions, criminal's revenge, crime, heroes, siblings relations, criminal heroes, crimes, showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, florida, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 850
Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, vengeance, investigation, tough heroes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop, female killer ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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