Movies like Puppet on a Chain

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Puppet on a Chain (1970)
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 1K
Puppet on a Chain (1970)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Netherlands
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Special agent Taube is on the case of a deadly heroin smuggling operation. This one is notable for an amazing power boat chase through the canals and waterways of Amsterdam
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: interpol, prostitute, undercover, secret agents, murder, special agents, car chase, crimes, chase, drug dealing, law enforcement, clergy, partners, drug abuse, dishonesty, dancing, martial arts, spy, airplane, drugs, revenge, fight, drug addict, police officer, cia ...
Time: 70s
Place: holland, amsterdam, europe, los angeles, netherlands

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Most similar movies to Puppet on a Chain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and rough films with plots about violence, gun, chases and races, chase, gunfight, crimes and murder mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Puppet on a Chain: Cleopatra Jones (1973), Black Moon Rising (1986), Out for a Kill (2003), Caravan to Vaccares (1974), Urban Justice (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, special agents, drug dealing, pimp, chase, hitman, police, prostitute, murder, graphic violence, strong female presence, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crimes, on the run, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, organized crime, vigilante, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, new york, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Caravan to Vaccares (1974)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: American Neil Bowman is traveling through France when he meets British photographer Lila. They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realize that the job is not a cushy number, and ...
Style: semi serious, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gang, adventurer, intrigue, hitchhiker, gypsy, photographer, scientist, assassin, state affairs, adventure, secret agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, gangsters, martial arts, car chase, track down, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Heroin Busters (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drug use in the city of Rome is at an all-time high. Children score from dealers in front of their schools, mules waltz straight through airport security, and Interpol's main man, Mike Hamilton (David Hemmings), is at his wits' end. Fed up ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, interpol, heroin, police officer, gunfight, graphic violence, police investigation, partners against crime, chase, ego clash, reluctant partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of ...
Style: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, vengeance, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, rescue, revenge, ocean, airplane, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, spy, mentor, rescue, ex military, swat team, tough guy, secret service, mercenary, hostage, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: middle east, london, england, mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, special agents, revenge, mafia, undercover cop, crimes, gang, working undercover, one man army ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, chase, vengeance, government agency, secret agents, manhunt, state affairs, conspiracy, spy, cia, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, save the day, heroes, secret service, conspiracy, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, year 2008
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Gunman (2015)
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Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2006
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, aikido, crimes, master criminal, fighting the system, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, neo noir, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, undercover, vigilantism, police, vengeance, fighting crime, adventure, drug dealing, partners, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, bail bondsman, chase, organized crime, vengeance, tough heroes, partners against crime, track down, heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, asia, usa, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Collide (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, and winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's autobahns.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: revenge, one man army, frame up, murder, on the run, runaway, kidnapping, framed for murder, chase, crimes, graphic violence, confined ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Contract Killers (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Shepherd: Border Patrol (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, mercenary, government agent, border patrol, swat team, partners against crime, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, mountain climbing, hitman, mountain, secret agents, heroes, rivalry, assassin, adventure, manipulation, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Croatia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, amsterdam, europe, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, track down, special agents, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Hidden Agenda (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Former government Jason Price (Dolph Lundgren) makes people disappear for a living. But when a top lieutenant for a crime syndicate asks Price to help him drop out of sight, things take a grisly, unexpected turn. A mysterious hit man known as The ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, special agents, law enforcement, uncover truth, government agency, dishonesty, lone wolves, heroes, car bomb, martial arts, espionage, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, chase, undercover cop, investigation, partners, working undercover, criminal heroes, partners against crime, police corruption, conspiracy, murder, drugs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%