Movies like Riot 1996

If you like "Riot" you are looking for suspenseful, serious and realistic movies about / with martial arts, urban ghetto, gangsters, adventure, hostages, one man army and secret agents themes of Action, Crime and Thriller genre shot in USA.
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Riot (1996)
 5.1
 384
Riot
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, urban ghetto, gangsters, adventure, hostages, one man army, secret agents, daring rescue, kidnapping, save the day, missing person, confined, crimes, terrorism, danger, heroes, rivalry, undercover, government agency, special agents, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, deadly, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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Die Hard
Action, Thriller
USA
132 min.
 8.2
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
104 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Riot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about danger, rivalry, martial arts, crimes, heroes, chases and races and gunfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Riot: Rage (1995), Passenger 57 (1992), Sudden Death (1995), Skyscraper (1996), Ticker (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.6
 482
Rage
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, vengeance, kidnapping, laboratory, missing person, murder, chases and races, crimes, chase, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
 41K
Passenger 57
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, fbi, airport, chase, hijacking, hostage, gunfight, hostages, martial arts, one man army, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
 5.7
 29K
Sudden Death
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fight scenes, secret agents, explosions, assassin, secret service, violence, stadium ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
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 2.8
 2K
Skyscraper
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: skyscraper, terrorism, missing person, confined, crimes, adventure, danger, deadly, heroes, good versus evil, hostages, rescue ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   53%
 
 3.6
 6K
Ticker
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, hostages, master criminal, one man army, reluctant partners, chase, tough law enforcer, race against time, unlikely partners, terrorism, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
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System:   50%
    User:   49%
 
 3.7
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The Elite
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, government agency, hostages, one man army, secret agents, race against time, daring rescue, terrorism, spy, exploding car, terrorist, missile ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, utah, washington d.c., battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   59%
 
 3.0
 297
Death Train
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, train, special agents, terrorism, adventure, countryside, tough heroes, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
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 709
No Contest
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, hostages, adventure, one man army, special agents, contests and competitions, race against time, daring rescue, terrorist, gunfight, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   41%
 
CIA Code Name: Alexa
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, strong sexual content, government agency, one man army, adventure, secret agents, espionage, special agents, terrorism, kidnapping, cia, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
 6.8
 249K
Con Air
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching ...
Style: exciting, suspense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, prison, airplane, brutality, hijacking, gunfight, revenge, helicopter, fugitives, murder, convict, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
 3.0
 877
He Who Dares
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, daring rescue, crime, save the day, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, confined, danger, soldier, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   31%
 
 4.1
 3K
Shadow Man
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, hostages, adventure, master criminal, one man army, espionage, secret agents, cia, race against time, kidnapping, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, romania, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
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Executive Target
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: prison, politics, terrorism, missing person, crime, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, kidnapping, good versus evil, car chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   32%
 
 3.2
 1K
Epicenter
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Epicenter concerns brassy, beautiful Amanda Foster, a down-on-her-luck Los Angeles detective who's been assigned to protect a mobster-turned-State's-Witness, Nick Constantine, from the mob. On the night of the assignment, the city is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, partners against crime, adventure, special agents, chase, tough law enforcer, prison, race against time, terrorism, kidnapping, working undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   41%
 
 4.6
 13K
Half Past Dead
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, ridiculous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, alcatraz, gangsters, undercover, island, one man army, fight scenes, violence, secret agents, crime, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   40%
 
 5.3
 3K
Detonator
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Croatia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a renegade Russian general sends a nuclear bomb hurtling toward the Middle East aboard a hijacked train, special agents are dispatched to disarm the deadly device. Ten tons of steel and one ounce of hot plutonium are now riding roughshod ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, fugitives, hostages, one man army, adventure, secret agents, daring rescue, espionage, terrorism, soviet, scientist, mercenary ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, iran, middle east, russia, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
 5.4
 3K
The Hitman
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, good versus evil, crime, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, betrayal, tough law enforcer, mafia, paranoia ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   38%
 
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 4.3
 285
Mask of Death
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, prison, urban, criminal's revenge, gangsters, hidden identity, crime, master criminal, special agents, assassination attempt, blood, machine gun ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 5.7
 576
Bloodmoon
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Ken O'Hara (Gary Daniels) is a "Mindhunter" - a serial killer specialist enlisted to find the mass murderer (Darren Shahlavi) intent on killing the strongest fighters in New York City. Trying to catch this cunning and clever killer is ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master criminal, master warrior, one man army, serial killer, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, working undercover, tough heroes, hitman, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 3.9
 7K
Derailed
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, rough, awful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, adventure, virus, government agency, martial arts, hostages, betrayal, clones, one man army, violence, death, car chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   35%
 
 4.5
 220
Maximum Force
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, prostitute, chase, gangsters, renegade, against the odds, police corruption, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   26%
 
 3.8
 4K
Submerged
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, martial arts, adventure, prison, government agency, master villain, underwater, one man army, ocean or sea, secret agents, espionage, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
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 4.9
 3K
Blackjack
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, hitman, tough heroes, danger, crimes, assassination attempt, deadly, heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
 4.5
 853
Sharpshooter
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, one man army, adventure, secret agents, betrayal, special agents, manhunt, assassin, assassination, on the run, race against time, save the day ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   28%
 
The Detonator
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, master criminal, adventure, master villain, secret agents, special agents, witnessing a crime, espionage, on the run, race against time, save the day, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   28%
 
 4.0
 465
Black Thunder
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When the top secret prototype of the Nova Stealth fighter has been stolen, the Pentagon launches big alarm; the plane shouldn't come into hostile hands...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, airplane, adventure, secret agents, daring rescue, race against time, terrorism, save the day, pilot, officers and cadets, basic training, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   29%
 
Another Meltdown
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A patriotic Chinese cop is reposted to fictional East European country Lavernia as punishment for ignoring orders during a plane hijack operation. There he encounters his ex-girlfriend, who fled to Lavernia after Tiananmen Square. Their paths soon ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, government agency, lone wolves, master criminal, master warrior, airplane, one man army, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, daring rescue, terrorism, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, europe, hong kong, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 

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 5.2
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The Cutter
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hostages, one man army, master criminal, private detective, chase, investigation, shoulder holster, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   32%
 
The President's Man
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: To many, Joshua McCord (Chuck Norris) is a charismatic Asian studies professor. To the President of the United States, he's America's greatest secret weapon; a covert operative charged with only the most sensitive and dangerous missions.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, race against time, adventure, save the day, kidnapping, missing person, working undercover, martial arts, pistol, first lady, chases and races, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, colombia, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
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