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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: antidote, bodyguard, apocalypse, plague, friendship, heroes, soldier, terrorism, conspiracy, life is a bitch, secret agents, bio weapon, on the run, track down, experiment gone awry, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, escapades, future dystopia, disorder, deadly, rivalry, race against time, undercover ...
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about danger, heroes, chases and races, rivalry, crimes, terrorism and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Protector: Shakedown (2002), Firehead (1991), The Marksman (2005), Asker (2000), Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 300
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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, hijacking, plague, virus, fbi, law enforcement, race against time, terrorism, secret agents, one man army, danger, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 2.6
 346
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, chase, adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, on the run, state affairs, dishonesty, government agency, espionage, crimes, supernatural ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.1
 4K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, black american, soldier, heroes, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, crimes, frame up, heroic mission, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 3.5
 668
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, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, hostage, secret agents, heroes, espionage, save the day, rebelliousness, working undercover, state affairs, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, undercover, adventure, rivalry, heroic mission, terrorism, confined, chases and races, danger, escapades, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, frogman
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 3.1
 610
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, heroic mission, heroes, race against time, daring rescue, rivalry, gang, danger, deadly, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, nuclear threat, chase, one man army, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, danger, hostages, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.9
 2K
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, danger, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, law enforcement, chases and races, save the day, secret agents, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, terrorism, woman in danger, special agents, adventure, on the run, undercover, save the day, gang, survival, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.2
 421
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: suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, danger, hostages, crimes, adventure, deadly, rivalry, partners, terrorism, prison, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, satellite, hijacking, submarine, heroes, drug dealing, crimes, chases and races, danger, government agency, escapades, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.8
 475
Raven (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, government agency, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, obsessive quest, heroes, adventure, dishonesty, vigilantism, working undercover, deadly, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 404
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: special agents, save the day, undercover, terrorism, law enforcement, race against time, danger, rivalry, gunfight, save the kingdom, graphic violence, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, hostages, race against time, crimes, danger, rescue, save the day, politics, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: soldier, terrorism, chases and races, rivalry, confined, escapades, heroes, undercover, rescue, crimes, deadly, military ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.3
 608
Airborne (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bill McNeil heads a black ops team called "Mach 1" called in to retrieve a cannister of deadly viral agent which was stolen from the government by an arms dealer. The team retrieve the weapon but the team is setup. Bill knows a traitor is ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, corrupt cop, airplane, deadly, special agents, chases and races, murder, track down, uncover truth, profanity, conspiracy, arms dealing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.0
 575
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: undercover, danger, state affairs, government agency, political intrigue, political conspiracy, save the day, head of state, crimes, secret agents, assassination attempt, assassination ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, gang, race against time, politics, dishonesty, political conspiracy, ira, soldier, crimes, government agency, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, england, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.0
 400
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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, kidnapping, soldier, chases and races, secret agents, heroes, deadly, on the run, undercover, battles, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: escapades, rivalry, save the day, chases and races, undercover, race against time, special agents, danger, heroes, master villain, fellow agent, track down ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.8
 85
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: rough, serious, suspense, tense, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, rivalry, save the world, escapades, rescue, heroic mission, future dystopia, apocalypse, terrorism, deadly, race against time, soldier ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 2.8
 792
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, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, undercover, danger, terrorism, government agency, murder, crimes, track down, heroes, sex in bed
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Ancient Warriors (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, death, escapades, danger, vengeance, save the day, imaginary, deadly, heroes, bio weapon, master warrior, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 4.6
 171
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, undercover, espionage, special agents, adventure, manhunt, crimes, heroes, law enforcement, deadly, one man army, secret agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, contamination, virus, factory, heroes, danger, deadly, chases and races, rivalry
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 2.5
 365
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: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, adventure, save the day, law enforcement, danger, espionage, dishonesty, secret agents, confined, government agency, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Foreigner (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, chase, martial arts, race against time, on the run, heroes, adventure, deadly, danger, rivalry, espionage, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, germany, poland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.4
 549
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, daring rescue, adventure, undercover, race against time, danger, save the day, rivalry, confined, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Viral Assassins (1997)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To some, it’s murder. To them, it’s just work. The Troma Team is proud to present Robert Larkin’s intense sci-fi thriller Viral Assassins. In the not so distant future, a terminal disease will make cancer look like the common cold. The ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, scary, exciting ...
Plot: virus, chaos, rivalry, race against time, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, plague, antidote, government conspiracy, hitman, chases and races ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.8
 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, heroes, politics, secret agents, vengeance, undercover, save the day, heroic mission, haunted by the past, political conspiracy, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, russia, bangkok thailand, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%