Movies like Road House

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Road House (1989)
 6.6
 76K
Road House (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The Double Deuce is the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and Dalton (Patrick Swayze) has been hired to clean it up. He might not look like much, but the Ph.D.-educated bouncer proves he's more than capable -- busting the heads of troublemakers and turning the roadhouse into a jumping hot-spot. But Dalton's romance with the gorgeous Dr. Clay (Kelly Lynch) puts him on the bad side of cutthroat local big shot Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara).
Style: suspense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, entertaining, sexy, erotic, psychological, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, small town, stripper, violence, bar fight, bouncer, nightclub, gangsters, murder, fistfight, fish out of water, underdog, violent, rivalry, embezzlement, beer, opposites attract, passionate kiss, diner, martial artist, one man army, revenge plot, against the odds, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, memphis, missouri

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Most similar movies to Road House

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, rough, cult film and serious films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, dialogue, chase, fight scenes, brutality and gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Road House: Trespass (1992), Next of Kin (1989), Black Moon Rising (1986), Black Rain (1989), Fire Down Below (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 13K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, tense, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, murder, revenge, drug dealing, chase, treasure hunt, violence, hip hop, rivalry, partners, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new orleans, arkansas, california, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 12K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: exciting, suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, police investigation, complex characters, murder, mafia, gangsters, death of brother, brother brother relationship, death, snake, hitman ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, kentucky, san francisco, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, fbi, revenge, law enforcement, vengeance, brutality, twists and turns, murder, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 56K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, exciting, neo noir, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, yakuza, culture clash, police, gang war, fish out of water, police investigation, chase, gunfight, crimes, tough cop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, osaka japan, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fire Down Below (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martial arts star Steven Seagal stars in this action drama as Jack Taggart, an undercover agent working for the Environmental Protection Agency. When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, Taggart is sent in -- posing as ...
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, toxic, small town, environment, brutality, betrayal, investigation, environmentalism, good versus evil, snake, dishonesty, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 71K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, gang war, kung fu, prison escape, murder, true love, hip hop, fight, investigation, revenge, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, hong kong, china, usa, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspense, bloody, suspenseful, buddy movie, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, aikido, vigilante, gangsters, gang, crimes, revenge, psychopath, police investigation, corruption, mafia, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
⇓ 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, feel good, humorous, intense, splatter ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: violence, vigilantism, martial arts, machismo, revenge, vigilante, fight, spy, terrorism, lone hero, brutality, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, usa, everglades, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.5
 23K
Maximum Risk (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with the FBI and Russian mafia. Not just muscles with a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, vengeance, gangsters, gunfight, heroes, hidden identity, switching roles, undercover, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, russia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 52K
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, suspense, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, chase, gunfight, ex military, manhunt, justice, mercenary, crimes, survival, track down, tough heroes, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: new orleans, hong kong, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 13K
The Patriot (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A deadly virus threatens to wipe out an entire Rocky Mountain town, leaving the town doctor to find some way to escape the soldiers who enforce the town's quarantine and devise an antidote. Matters take a more deadly turn after the physician is ...
Style: melancholic, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, small town, virus, death, chase, indians, violence, fight scenes, father daughter relationship, chaos and mayhem, hospital, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: montana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, murder, family, drug lord, vigilante, brutality, police officer, aikido, violence, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, latin america, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 35K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, small town, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, mafia, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, rebellion ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 9K
Black Dog (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.
Style: suspense, road movie, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: truck, car chase, rescue, chase, car, gang, arms dealer, family, crime boss, crimes, partners, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 56K
Kickboxer (1989)
Genre: Action, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: If your enemy refuses to be humbled... Destroy him. Accompanied by his brother Kurt (Van Damme), American kickboxing champion Eric Sloane (Dennis Alexio), arrives in Thailand to defeat the Eastern warriors at their own sport. His opponent: ruthless ...
Style: harsh, feel good, inspirational, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, martial arts tournament, muay thai, violence, heroes, vengeance, mentor, kung fu, master warrior, fight, tough guy, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, gang, crimes, rescue, redemption, one man army, organized crime, buddy cop, samurai, interracial relations, machismo ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
 88K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, u.s. navy, terrorist plot, battleship, one man army, lone hero, terrorism, violence, mercenary, one against many, terrorist, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, 80s
Place: new jersey, san francisco, hawaii, pentagon, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 24K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, slasher, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, superhero, mafia, crime fighter, torture, one man army, revenge, gangsters, vengeance, organized crime, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.3
 73K
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: bloody, exciting, intense, brutal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, vengeance, kung fu, one man army, assassin, revenge, one against many, sword fight, martial artist, assassination, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: japan, china, osaka japan, berlin germany, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Style: stylized, entertaining, humorous, absurd, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, gangsters, crimes, one man army, violence, stripper, gunfight, revenge, hitman, lone hero, porn star, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 25K
Nowhere to Run (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Escaped convict Sam Gillen single handedly takes on ruthless developers determined to evict Clydie - a widow with two young children. Nobody knows who Sam is.
Style: exciting, sexy, suspense, political, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: martial arts, farm, chase, motorcycle, prison escape, fight, redemption, vengeance, on the run, eviction, manhunt, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, sexy, exciting, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: runaway train, train, adventure, race against time, fight scenes, rescue, terrorism, secret agents, save the day, betrayal, martial arts, disaster ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 4K
Fatal Beauty (1987)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike ...
Style: sexy, humorous, feel good, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, gang, drug abuse, drugs, violence, undercover cop, gunfight, first contact, redemption, destiny, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 2K
Taffin (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a small Irish town is terrorized by a corrupt business syndicate, a lone hero (Brosnan) wages an all out war.
Style: sexy, intense, psychological, political, touching ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: small town, irish, gangsters, debt collector, violent, violence, chase, brutality, betrayal, greed, death, environmental ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.8
 4K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: humorous, intense, unusual plot structure, factual, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disaster, prison, hostage, catastrophe, adventure, survival, fugitives, violence, police investigation, multiple storylines, mentor, natural disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 10K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, police corruption, justice, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, violent, murder, machismo, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: tokyo, los angeles, hong kong, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
Style: serious, clever, ridiculous, buddy movie, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, vengeance, master warrior, friends, contests and competitions, rivalry, kung fu, violence, revenge, alter ego, weapons ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 16K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: neo noir, unusual plot structure, romantic, intense, satirical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, vigilantism, revenge, gangsters, rape victim, violence against women, gang rape, sniper, gang, justice, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, london, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
On Deadly Ground (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Forrest Taft is an environmental agent who works for the Aegis Oil Company in Alaska. Aegis Oil's corrupt CEO, Michael Jennings, is the kind of person who doesn't care whether or not oil spills into the ocean or onto the land, just as long ...
Style: entertaining, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, adventure, conspiracy, fight, environmental, oil, revenge, brutality, justice, vigilante, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: It's the lawless future, and renegade biker Harley Davidson (Mickey Rourke) and his surly cowboy buddy, Marlboro (Don Johnson), learn that a corrupt bank is about to foreclose on their friend's bar to further an expanding empire. Harley ...
Style: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, chase, biker, hitman, crimes, gunfight, drug dealer, heist, partners, drug dealing, buddies, friends ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%