Movies like Riot

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Riot (1996)
 5.1
 394
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, terrorism, ira, one man army, adventure, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, special agents, heroes, hostages, confined, missing person, secret agents, danger, chaos and mayhem, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, undercover, government agency, state affairs, daring rescue, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s

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Most similar movies to Riot

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about martial arts, gunfight, danger, fistfight, machine gun, rivalry and pistol mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Riot: Rage (1995), The Elite (2001), Sudden Death (1995), Operation Rogue (2014), Skyscraper (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 495
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: rough, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, laboratory, murder, danger, martial arts, kidnapping, escapades, confined, crimes, missing person, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.7
 455
The Elite (2001)
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorism, undercover, race against time, danger, crimes, chases and races, secret agents, vengeance, good versus evil, one man army, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, washington d.c., austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.7
 30K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, hockey, one man army, stadium, race against time, ransom, explosive, vice president, terrorist, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, jungle, soldier, military, danger, crimes, confined, heroes, terrorist bombing, blood, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 2.8
 2K
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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, skyscraper, danger, good versus evil, rivalry, missing person, crimes, chases and races, hostages, escapades, cons and scams, adventure ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
 6K
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, race against time, terrorism, police investigation, save the day, daring rescue, master criminal, reluctant partners, unlikely partners, deadly, danger, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 721
No Contest (1995)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, kidnapping, danger, race against time, one woman army, machine gun, explosion, blood, senator, terrorist plot, femme fatale ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.0
 893
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, military, soldier, terrorism, danger, woman in danger, escapades, save the day, heroic mission, confined, crime, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 3.0
 301
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, terrorism, chase, race against time, danger, isolation, tough heroes, law enforcement, heroes, deadly, hijacking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, soldier, terrorist, one man army, rivalry, military, tough heroes, heroes, danger, chases and races, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 93K
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
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, family in danger, master criminal, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A one-man army comes to the rescue of the United States when a spy attempts an invasion.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, vigilantism, violence, rescue, armored car, one man army, vigilante, invasion, martial arts, christmas, cold war, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 7K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, race against time, rescue, terrorism, train explosion, tough heroes, heroic mission, save the day, runaway train, chases and races, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: rough, captivating, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, kidnapping, terrorism, car chase, confined, chases and races, crimes, crime, politics, missing person, state affairs, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, martial arts, terrorism, undercover, femme fatale, microchip, cia, terrorist, heroes, deadly, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.7
 3K
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, gory, danger, rivalry, crimes, save the day, gangsters, gang, deadly, heroes, hand to hand combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 14K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, one man army, secret agents, gang, gangsters, law enforcement, tough heroes, crimes, confined, criminal heroes, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.5
 234
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, chase, prostitute, undercover, renegade, computer cracker, crime, gangsters, crimes, working undercover, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 42K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, fbi, terrorism, airplane, danger, one man army, passenger, airport, heroes, deadly, tough heroes, stowaway ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, florida, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, rescue, kidnapping, survival, terrorism, martial arts, one man army, government agency, tough heroes, stalking, race against time, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 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, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, investigation, kidnapping, missing person, private detective, one man army, martial arts, chase, shoulder holster, car chase, daring rescue, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, europe, germany, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.8
 4K
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, undercover, soldier, espionage, martial arts, rescue, heroes, government agency, deadly, tough heroes, ocean or sea, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 4K
Blackjack (1998)
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, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, one man army, hitman, assassination attempt, danger, government agency, weakness, heroes, wooing, law enforcement, undercover, disability ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 5K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, vengeance, cia, chase, danger, secret agents, state affairs, government agency, deadly, manhunt, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.0
 467
Black Thunder (1998)
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, terrorism, race against time, airplane, military, pilot, adventure, officers and cadets, heroic mission, confined, on the run, hijacking ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, investigation, chase, martial arts, murder, revenge, car chase, deadly, dishonesty, track down, law enforcement, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.1
 3K
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, martial arts, cia, good versus evil, master criminal, government agency, deadly, deadly virus, dishonesty, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 1K
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, one man army, state affairs, daring rescue, danger, law enforcement, tough heroes, chases and races, save the day, undercover agent, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, nuclear threat, race against time, one man army, chase, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, hostages, daring rescue, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.2
 6K
Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, hostage, daughter, heroes, loss of partner, crimes, in the woods, escapades, chases and races, fugitives, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%