Movies like Road House

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Road House (1989)
 6.6
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, sexy, exciting, stylized, cult film, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bouncer, martial arts, small town, fish out of water, murder, rivalry, bar fight, embezzlement, opposites attract, gangsters, against the odds, violence, heroes, drug dealing, vandalism, arson, self defense, male female relationship, convicted felon, revenge, stripper, bully, nightclub, brawl, voyeurism ...
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 serious, suspenseful, rough and realistic films with plots about rivalry, violence, martial arts, crimes, murder, vengeance and fistfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Road House: Trespass (1992), Black Rain (1989), Black Moon Rising (1986), Next of Kin (1989), Out for Justice (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, treasure hunt, gangsters, revenge, chase, partners, crimes, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 50K
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, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, police, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, crime, track down, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, investigation, crimes, crime, on the run, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 10K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Road House 2: Last Call (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shane Tanner, the son of a legendary cooler named Dalton, learns that his uncle Nate got beat up by a group of men because he doesn't want to sell his bar, The Black Pelican, to a bunch of drug dealers. To help out his uncle, Shane teams up ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar, gunfight, tough guy, gang, vengeance, vigilantism, against the odds, drug abuse, buddies, drug dealing, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 21K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, twins, heroes, vengeance, gangsters, russian mafia, switching roles, crimes, crime, hidden identity, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, aikido, crimes, crime, family, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, latin america, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, terrorism, one man army, violence, revenge, armored car, heroes, rescue, profanity, vigilante, showdown, cold war ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa, everglades, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 58
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, down on your luck, vengeance, chases and races, law enforcement, graphic violence, gang, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 32K
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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 1K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: debt collector, small town, conspiracy, martial arts, fighting the system, one man army, heroes, irish, gangsters, state affairs, dishonesty, political conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, violence, one man army, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, one against many, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, hitman, vigilantism, good versus evil, assassination, chase, heroes, torture, revolver, martial arts, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, small town, toxic, investigation, environmentalism, danger, good versus evil, tough law enforcer, deadly, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: kentucky, usa, appalachia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 ⇓
49%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, heroes, terrorist, dishonesty, state affairs, political conspiracy, false accusation, one man army, fighting the system, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.1
 197
Forced to Kill (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A repo man tries to deliver a repossessed Jaguar. He's captured by a bizarre family, straight out of the backwoods, who force him to fight in an illegal, bare-fist tournament run by an insane sheriff.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, one man army, chase, master warrior, crimes, mad scientist, chases and races, danger, deadly, ambition, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 68K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang war, gangsters, hip hop, murder, vengeance, true love, investigation, track down, love and romance, obsessive quest, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 890
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, fight, revenge, crimes, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, frame up, murder, vengeance, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 69K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, one man army, vengeance, martial arts, assassination, violence spree, assassin, ninja master, haunted by the past, punishment, revenge, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, asia, osaka japan, berlin germany, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 22K
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: serious, stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, superhero, vigilante, mafia, murder, anti heroes, anti hero, heroes, organized crime, crimes, crime, showdown ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.6
 25K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, danger, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Instinct to Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, psychopath, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, danger, vengeance, murder, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 9K
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, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, police corruption, gangsters, police investigation, fighting crime, danger, tough law enforcer, machismo, murder, undercover, gang war, male female relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, usa, china, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, partners, partners against crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 498
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, vengeance, rescue, investigation, crimes, disorder, mistaken identity ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, corruption, heroes, martial arts, fight, one man army, danger, save the day, rivalry, heroic mission, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 19K
In Hell (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, prison, violence, survival, prison life, prisoner, heroes, revenge, murder, prison riot, warden, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia, latin america, hong kong, california, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%