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, 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 ...
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, rough and realistic films with plots about gunfight, gun, machine gun, martial arts, pistol, crimes and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Riot: Rage (1995), Lion Strike (1994), Sudden Death (1995), Deadly Target (1994), The Elite (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, laboratory, martial arts, danger, chase, antidote, righting the wronged, chaos, disorder, battles, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 339
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, master warrior, one man army, gangsters, heroes, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, rivalry, escapades, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 33K
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, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, ice hockey, terrorist, terrorism, ransom, stadium, one man army, danger, heroes, race against time, hockey, vice president ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.4
 216
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, martial arts, missing person, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, race against time, danger, airplane, chases and races, crimes, daring rescue, one man army, heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1987, 2000s
Place: europe, greece, utah, washington d.c., austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, jungle, soldier, danger, confined, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, rescue, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, hostage, race against time, daring rescue, master criminal, save the day, police investigation, crimes, tough law enforcer, reluctant partners, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.0
 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, skyscraper, adventure, rescue, escapades, danger, good versus evil, rivalry, confined, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 816
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: exciting, sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, danger, kidnapping, beauty pageant, explosion, showdown, swimming pool, one woman army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 46K
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, terrorism, airplane, hostage, danger, passenger, heroes, save the day, fbi, hostages, crimes, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, los angeles, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.2
 326
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, undercover, hostages, danger, race against time, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.6
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, martial arts, ex special forces, one man army, save the day, deadly, gang, rivalry, danger, crimes, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, bucharest, eastern europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.0
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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, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, terrorism, rescue, battles, martial arts, good versus evil, soldier, heroes, daring rescue, vengeance, military life, danger ...
Time: contemporary, year 1995
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.5
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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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 3.0
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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, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, military, soldier, daring rescue, danger, crimes, escapades, law enforcement, confined, hostage, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, scotland yard, london
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, espionage, femme fatale, secret agents, undercover, heroes, martial arts, kidnapping, terrorism, escape, prison escape, cia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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: rough, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: heroes, car chase, kidnapping, terrorism, prison, gang, chase, deadly, rivalry, danger, missing person, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, deadly, danger, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 3.7
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, rescue, undercover, heroes, soldier, martial arts, deadly, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 105K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, hitman, secret agents, family in danger, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, north africa, new england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 15K
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: undercover, prison, martial arts, secret agents, gangsters, working undercover, one man army, gang, tough heroes, save the day, danger, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, bio weapon, train, race against time, secret agents, rescue, terrorism, train explosion, one man army, save the day, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.0
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, deadly, danger, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, vienna ...
⇓ 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, tense, exciting, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, murder, chase, survival, betrayal, violence, brutality, fight, gunfight, death, foot chase, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.8
 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, hidden identity, daring rescue, isolation, rivalry, save the day, law enforcement, danger, undercover, escapades, adventure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 32K
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, fighting the system, law enforcement, master criminal, deadly, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.2
 317
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, assassination attempt, betrayal, undercover, gangsters, fistfight, tattoo, helicopter, timebomb, fbi, plastic surgery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, heroic mission, politics, danger, save the day, crimes, rescue, race against time, hostages, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: romania, europe, balkan, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%