Movies like The Protector 1997

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The Protector (1997)
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The Protector (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Soldier of fortune Ken Conway gets a job offer from his former fiancee to look into the whereabouts of a missing scientist. The scientist was working for pharmaceutical researcher Dr. Krago, so Conway goes undercover to infiltrate the doctor's operation. He soon discovers what Krago's scheme is: he creates super-diseases and their cures at the same time, and gets rich by releasing the disease and selling the cure. Ken tries to take this information to the authorities, but finds out too late that he has been infected with the doctor's latest creation, and he has only 48 hours left to live if he can't get his hands on the antidote
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, bodyguard, terrorism, apocalypse, heroes, friendship, plague, soldier, undercover, conspiracy, life is a bitch, secret agents, bio weapon, escapades, rivalry, experiment gone awry, on the run, disorder, race against time, government agency, dishonesty, track down, state affairs, master villain, save the day ...
Time: 90s

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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 danger, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, undercover, terrorism and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Protector: Shakedown (2002), Asker (2000), Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002), The Peacekeeper (1997), Absolon (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Shakedown (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Los Angeles a deadly plague called the 'Pandora' virus is stolen from a high-security installation...
Style: futuristic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, hijacking, terrorism, plague, virus, fbi, save the day, one man army, law enforcement, government agency, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
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 3.4
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Asker (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When deadly anthrax missiles are stolen by a militia, ATF agent Ethan Carter (Dean Cain) must go undercover and join the group to save the country from disaster.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, secret agents, save the day, heroes, espionage, rebelliousness, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, adventure, rivalry, race against time, heroic mission, heroes, crimes, confined, escapades, hijacking, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Peacekeeper (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, save the day, law enforcement, crimes, daring rescue, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 4.2
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Absolon (2003)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus has infected everyone on the planet, and Absolon is a drug that everyone must take to stay alive. One corporation controls the drug. Murchison is the leader of this firm. A scientist who was researching the virus is found ...
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pandemic, undercover, deadly virus, dishonesty, plague, disorder, chaos, fighting the system, uncover truth, heroic mission, experiment gone awry, political corruption ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.0
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The Marksman (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chechen rebels take over a Russian nuclear plant and it's up to a mysterious agent(Snipes) to stop them.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, black american, military, heroes, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, crimes, heroic mission, frame up, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.1
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Submerged (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Navy SEALs launch a rescue mission after terrorists plunge a jet carrying a missile-launching computer into the sea.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, race against time, daring rescue, gang, rivalry, heroes, confined, escapades, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.8
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The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, law enforcement, save the day, secret agents, heroes, conspiracy, undercover agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: romania, europe, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 4.1
 467
Con Express (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hotheaded Alaskan customs agent (Sean Patrick Flannery) unwillingly teams up with a coldhearted but beautiful Soviet agent (Ursula Karven) to capture a rogue Russian general (Arnold Vosloo), selling a shipment of deadly nerve gas. Tensions and ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, train, hostage, crimes, adventure, politics, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, partners, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Operation Delta Force 3: Clear Target (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The anti-terrorist team Delta Force destroys a billion dollar cocaine stash, to the extreme displeasure of drug cartel leader Umberto Salvatore. To retaliate, he hijacks a stealth submarine and threatens to unleash a biological weapon with the power ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: satellite, martial arts, hijacking, submarine, stash, tough heroes, heroic mission, vengeance, race against time, government agency, leadership, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Detonator (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sonni Griffith, a top US Secret Agent must protect a witness as he crosses Europe.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, woman in danger, undercover, special agents, adventure, on the run, save the day, gang, gangsters, escapades, witnessing a crime, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.5
 573
Raven (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Martin Grant has been hiding for years to escape his past as a ruthless mercenary in the elite force Raven Team. He's recently been engaged and are trying to forget the nightmares of murder and betrayal. Martin was convinced, that he could ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, adventure, soldier, obsessive quest, rivalry, manhunt, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, dishonesty, undercover, government agency, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Operation Delta Force 5: Random Fire (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Delta Force team are brought in once again to deal with an evil villain in foreign lands.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, terrorism, medical school, weapon system, battles, rivalry, rescue, undercover, confined, heroes, military, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 2.6
 442
Firehead (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a Russian cyborg with telekinetic powers terrorizes a city, an elite government agency intervenes. Col. Vaughn convinces "regular guy" chemist, Warren Hart, to team up with a beautiful blonde agent to capture the menace. But Warren ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, conspiracy, track down, secret agents, supernatural ability, chase, adventure, special agents, rivalry, supernatural, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Diplomatic Siege (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Steve Mitchell is clandestinely sent to the US embassy in Bucharest, Romania to disarm a nuclear bomb that has secretly remained in the building since the end of the Cold War, little does he know that other problems will soon erupt. He must ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, crimes, save the day, rescue, race against time, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
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First Shot (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No one knows why the army base was blown up until the President gets shot there during the memorial service for those killed, but he wasn't the only target.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: gunfight, save the day, undercover, special agents, race against time, terrorism, rivalry, law enforcement, usa president, renegade, save the kingdom, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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First Target (2000)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Secret Service attempts to prevent an elaborately plotted assassination attempt on the President.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: political conspiracy, government agency, state affairs, undercover, political intrigue, assassination attempt, head of state, crimes, save the day, secret agents, assassination, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, gang, politics, rivalry, soldier, conspiracy, graphic violence, tough heroes, race against time, law enforcement, working undercover, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 3.7
 465
Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, injustice, battles, tough heroes, political intrigue, hijacking, murder, computers and web, political conspiracy, friendship, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 3.8
 102
Last Stand (2000)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small band of desperate freedom fighters must topple a vicious dictator before he destroys mankind's last hope.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the world, rivalry, heroes, heroic mission, future dystopia, apocalypse, undercover, terrorism, race against time, soldier, gang, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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April Rain (2014)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When an eclectic group of terrorists plot to attack the United States from within, it's up to a quasi-military special investigative unit to identify, infiltrate and neutralize the threat.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, secret agents, government agency, murder, crimes, track down, heroes, female nudity, danger, sex in bed
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Pandora Project (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A CIA agent has to stop a former associate who has stolen a weapon which kills people without harming buildings, all before he is to get married in a few days.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fellow agent, save the day, escapades, race against time, rivalry, special agents, track down, master villain, undercover, heroes, chase, cia agent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 2.8
 250
The Vanquisher (2009)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After completing a covert mission in southern Thailand, CIA agent Gunja finds herself forced to fight off operatives who've been ordered to take her out at all costs. She survives and after two years of laying low, re-emerges in Bangkok to face ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, secret agents, hitman, escapades, save the day, law enforcement, heroes, undercover, crimes, assassination attempt, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Search and Destroy (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SEARCH AND DESTROY (1988) - Terrorists destroy a chemical factory. A virus is released that infects the people of the town with a strange psychosis. Stars Joe Ambrose, Tom Banks and Peter Drinco
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, virus, contamination, factory, rivalry, heroes, chases and races, danger, deadly
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.6
 207
The Zone (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Former Gulf War hero Rowdy Welles is framed for murder by unscrupulous CIA boss Dick Althorp. As his price of freedom, Welles is ordered to undertake a deadly mission to destroy a nuclear processing plant in a foreign nation, owned by dangerous ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, hostage, crimes, adventure, one man army, good versus evil, race against time, confined, escapades, manhunt, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Crazy Girls Undercover (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is about a group of Las Vegas sexy showgirls who are undercover agents working with a former C.I.A. agent (Robertson) to stop a terrorist attack.
Style: sexy, captivating, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, terrorism, race against time, rivalry, save the day, escapades, bomb, hunt down, murder, uninhibited rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Ancient Warriors (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death, assassination, vengeance, escapades, bio weapon, heroes, master warrior, save the day, chase, death of father, helicopter, cave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 2.7
 402
Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, save the day, adventure, secret agents, undercover, government agency, espionage, confined, law enforcement, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 1K
Typhoon (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Myung-sin, who has become a pirate, lives with hatred in his heart and endures the hardships, seeks revenge on the two nations, North and South Korea, using nuclear waste that has the devastating power of plutonium. Se-jong, a South Korean naval ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, politics, heroes, secret agents, vengeance, save the day, undercover, heroic mission, betrayal, race against time, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, russia, asia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.3
 589
Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, daring rescue, adventure, rescue, save the day, special agents, rivalry, confined, race against time, undercover, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%