Movies like Riot 1996

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Riot (1996)
 5.3
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Riot (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, kidnapping, terrorism, ira, one man army, adventure, gangsters, special agents, heroes, crimes, undercover, missing person, secret agents, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, government agency, state affairs, daring rescue, save the day, chaos and mayhem, urban ghetto, mansion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Riot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about gunfight, gun, fistfight, martial arts, danger, crimes and machine gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Riot: Rage (1995), Avenging Force (1986), Lion Strike (1994), Sudden Death (1995), Deadly Target (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 720
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, laboratory, murder, kidnapping, chaos, righting the wronged, battles, cloning, disorder, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 430
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: forest, one man army, master warrior, chase, heroes, gangsters, hitman, murder, kidnapping, martial arts, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 34K
Sudden Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: International action superstar Jean Claude Van Damme teams with Powers Boothe in a Tension-packed, suspense thriller, set against the back-drop of a Stanley Cup game.Van Damme portrays a father whose daughter is suddenly taken during a championship ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, ice hockey, terrorist, terrorism, heroes, race against time, one man army, ransom, vice president, firefighter, graphic violence, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 5.1
 285
Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, rivalry, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, tough heroes, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.6
 547
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
Plot: terrorism, race against time, undercover, secret agents, airplane, crimes, daring rescue, good versus evil, government agency, save the day, one man army, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987, 80s
Place: europe, greece, washington d.c., utah, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.5
 7K
Ticker (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Nettles, a detective of San Francisco, and his partner Fuzzy must take up to one of the most dangerous terrorist gangs of the city. When one of the terrorists, the beautiful scientist Claire Manning is arrested, Swan, the leader of the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, master criminal, daring rescue, save the day, police investigation, unlikely partners, reluctant partners, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Operation Rogue (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, a terrorist organization has stolen materials to create a dangerous chemical bomb. It is up to Captain Max Randall and his team of Marines to stop them. But when Randall's team kill the terrorist ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, soldier, jungle, confined, graphic violence, crimes, heroes, rescue, timebomb, battlefield ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, southeast asia, the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.5
 892
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, swat team, kidnapping, gunfight, daughter, heroine, beauty pageant, one woman army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.1
 373
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, race against time, undercover, hostage, tough heroes, chase, heroes, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 2.9
 3K
Skyscraper (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A helicopter charter turns deadly when the pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists. It is up to her and her husband to save the hostages.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, skyscraper, hostage, adventure, cons and scams, missing person, heroes, crimes, rescue, escapades, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 48K
Passenger 57 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An infamous terrorist has evaded capture for a long time by being extremely clever and ruthless. Things get interesting when he hijacks a plane carrying famous security expert John Cutter, who isn't about to stand this sort of thing.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, hostage, heroes, passenger, save the day, fbi, airport, crimes, one man army, criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.5
 4K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, one man army, save the day, rivalry, gang, crimes, crime boss, kidnapping, hostage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, romania, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.8
 762
Special Forces (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the crazed commander (Eli Danker) of a sadistic army in Moldavia kidnaps an American photojournalist (Daniella Deutscher) and holds her hostage, his misguided actions ignite a targeted response from Maj. Don Harding (Marshall R. Teague) and his ...
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, heroes, good versus evil, soldier, martial arts, daring rescue, military life, vengeance, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
 356
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
Plot: police detective, prostitute, gangsters, chase, undercover, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, against the odds, working undercover, police corruption, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.1
 1K
He Who Dares (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve a group of ruthless masked terrorists kidnap the Prime Ministers daughter, fortifying themselves in an underground car park rigged with explosives. Crack SAS operative Chris Lowe and his team are sent in and must take the building ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, military, soldier, daring rescue, crimes, escapades, law enforcement, confined, hostage, money, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Executive Target (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: His wife held hostage, a stunt driver is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: car chase, heroes, terrorism, kidnapping, prison, good versus evil, politics, undercover, rivalry, crimes, chase, confined ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, secret agents, terrorism, espionage, heroes, undercover, femme fatale, escape, kidnapping, martial arts, prison escape, cia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.7
 5K
Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, rescue, martial arts, undercover, heroes, soldier, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, prison, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.8
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 16K
Half Past Dead (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, undercover, martial arts, secret agents, gangsters, working undercover, one man army, gang, confined, criminal heroes, law enforcement, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 3.9
 8K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, train, bio weapon, race against time, rescue, terrorism, secret agents, one man army, save the day, adventure, heroic mission, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.2
 50K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, chase, mercenary, crimes, survival, track down, tough heroes, one against many, gunfight, organized crime, showdown ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 111K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, terrorist, rivalry, hitman, revenge, state affairs, government agency, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., ireland, london, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Marine 5: Battleground (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While working as an EMT back stateside Jake Carter after responding to a distress call, finds himself caught up protecting a person of interest from a biker gang ruthlessly hunting them down.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, betrayal, gunfight, murder, brutality, survival, fight, chase, violence, deception, death, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 2K
Blast (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, South Africa, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A terrorist posing as environmentalist hijacks an oil rig off the coast of California with the intent of detonating an electromagnetic bomb over the US.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, terrorism, hidden identity, daring rescue, escapades, law enforcement, rivalry, save the day, undercover, adventure, isolation, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.0
 4K
Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, espionage, martial arts, save the day, adventure, undercover, government agency, rivalry, master criminal, terrorism, secret agents, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rescue, martial arts, revenge, hostage, undercover, heroes, soldier, gunfight, organized crime, undercover agent, drug cartel, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: latin america, south america, miami, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%