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Martyr (1999)
 8.1
 24K
Martyr (1999)
Original name: सरफरोश
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Ajay Rathore is a no-nonsense police officer from Mumbai Crime Branch. Long time ago his elder brother was killed by terrorists which caused him to quit his medical studies and join Indian Police Service. He is a great admirer of Pakistan-based ghazal singer Gulfam Hassan. During one of Hassan's concerts, they meet for the first time and become great friends. Meanwhile, Ajay's investigation into the Pakistan-supported cross-border terrorism takes him to Rajasthan and reveals an unsettling truth about someone close to his heart.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, muslim, singer, murder, fall in love, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, special agents, investigation, bollywood, chase, on the run, working undercover, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, undercover, terrorist, jungle, prostitute, police ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, india, middle east, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, chases and races, law enforcement and murder mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Martyr: Nowhere to Hide (1999), Style (2008), Karma (1986), The Uniform (2004), The Knife (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nowhere to Hide (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Over the next 72 days, Detective Woo will push his skills to the limits and his team of cops to the edge as they conduct a manhunt for an elusive criminal. Woo takes the law into his own hands as the hunt becomes personal, and as his target may get ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, chase, rivalry, chases and races, track down, police investigation, law enforcement, undercover, crimes, working undercover, danger, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: south korea, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.8
 5K
Style (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Jeetendra Kumar Makwana is employed full-time at a Call Center and works part-time teaching English. He is recruited by an attractive young woman, Pooja, to teach her Hinglish-speaking boss, Bhaiyaji, English. Jeetendra agrees to do so, falls in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, gang, vengeance, deadly, criminal heroes, rivalry, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.4
 2K
Karma (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests Dr. Michael Dang, the leader of the international terrorist group PSO, the group blast the jail Dang is lodged in killing huge numbers of inmates including two of Vishwa's sons and his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: death row, terrorism, prison, master criminal, adventure, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, assassination, danger, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.4
 15K
The Uniform (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Just as he is preparing for his daughter's wedding, a veteran policeman is assigned to a crack team transporting a Pakistani secret agent to trial.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, muslim, vengeance, danger, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, heroes, deadly, rookie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 17K
The Knife (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Kathiresan aka Kaththi, a criminal, escapes from the Kolkata prison and comes to Chennai, where he comes across his doppelganger Jeevanandham, fighting for his life after being shot at by unknown men. Kathir decides to pass off as Jeeva and make ...
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, crimes, gangsters, chase, bollywood, village, save the day, corporation, danger, graphic violence, chases and races, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.6
 74
Quiet Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to terrorists. Whalen has all the help that he can afford. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, political corruption, vietnam veteran, one man army, crimes, on the run, deadly, heroes, crime, law enforcement, chases and races, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 5.3
 780
Footpath (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Footpath is a Hindi crime thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and released in 2003. The film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Rahul Dev, Bipasha Basu and marked the debut of Emraan Hashmi. The film failed to do well at the box office. This film is ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, friendship, gangsters, police investigation, gang, working undercover, vengeance, on the run, going straight, siblings relations, bollywood, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.0
 10K
Jilla (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: A cop decides to take on his godfather, who raised him from childhood, and make him realize the error of his ways.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, psychological, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, parents and children, rivalry, adopted son, danger, law enforcement, escapades, dishonesty, fighting crime, murder, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 2K
Army (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Arjun and Geeta are a young couple, who are deeply in love with each other. They get married, and soon are proud parents. Arjun gets in the bad books of a notorious gangster named Nagraj, and is brutally killed. When Geeta finds out she decides to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, dishonesty, deadly, protagonist as suspect, righting the wronged, under the surface, injustice, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, reincarnation, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.1
 412
Arrested (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Kishan Kumar Khanna is a well-rate film actor who falls head over heels in love with young, beautiful and attractive Anuradha Saxena much to the dislikeness of her gangster brother who wastes no time in entrapping Kishan in a web of lies and deceits ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, prison, false accusation, fall in love, prison life, vengeance, bollywood, siblings relations, frame up, escape, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.9
 22K
Agneepath (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: In a small Indian village Mandwa, Vijay Dinanath Chauhan is taught about the path of fire (Agneepath) by his principled father. His life is shattered when the evil drug lord Kancha Cheena hangs his father. Vijay leaves for Mumbai with his pregnant ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: revenge, criminal heroes, family relations, drug lord, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, deadly, rivalry, crimes, bollywood, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977, 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
 462
The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, police shootout, vigilante, police officer, crimes, working undercover, police detective, rivalry, law enforcement, partners, chase, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A contract killing organization is managed like a normal company. Hyung-do who regards killing as nothing more than repetitious routine is working for this company. A man loyal to his company and accepted as the firm’s best killer, Hyung-do one ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 693
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 2.4
 2K
Moscow Heat (2004)
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Country: Russia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a U.S. policeman is killed by black market weapons dealers, his partner, Rudy (Robert Madrid), and the murdered cop's father, ex-British Intelligence agent Roger Chambers (Michael York), head to Moscow to find the killers. The two begin ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 56K
Ghajini (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 186 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 6K
Awarapan (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: serious, bleak, rough, emotional, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 4K
Bullett Raja (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A common man who transforms into a gangster revolts against the very system he once obediently followed by declaring war on the police, the government, and the industrialists.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.6
 523
Warriors (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Israel
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government-trained killing machine must turn his lethal skills against his top-secret squad's AWOL leader
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, awol, soldier, chase, on the run, heroic mission, terrorism, battles, deadly, rivalry, fugitives, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Excessive Force II: Force on Force (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Stacie Randall plays Harley, a Special Forces agent-turned-investigator, who arrives on the scene of an apparent mob hit to help the local police. In actuality, she's hunting down Francis Lydell, her former C.O. and lover, who shot her in the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, assassination, chases and races, gulf war, terrorism, vengeance, crimes, partners against crime, danger, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Merchant of Death (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jim Rendall is 6 when his family gets killed. 25 years later he finds out why.
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: law enforcement, vengeance, obsession, dishonesty, chases and races, injustice, deadly, family life, rivalry, crimes, frame up, chase ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
In the Line of Duty (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Michelle Yip of the Hong Kong police is a mild-mannered Kung Fu expert; Michael Wong from air security is happy-go-lucky, stuck on himself, constantly talking, and smitten by her; Yamamoto is quiet, hard-boiled, leaving the Tokyo police to spend ...
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Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, blood, police, coffin, police shootout, kung fu, fighting crime, one man army, law enforcement, save the day, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Underground (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A cop must stop the killings of rap stars. But, he gets in too deep after his partner is killed.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, crimes, vengeance, partners, crime, murder, car chase, investigation, life is a bitch, chases and races, rivalry, hotshot hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.7
 2K
Shakti (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, kidnapping, drug dealing, on the run, heroes, master criminal, rivalry, buddies, crime, chases and races, ransom, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, deadly, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, biker, revenge, police, death of family
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Conflict of Interest (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gideon rules the down and dirty side of town. From the docks where he runs an export business in stolen cars, to the heavy metal club where he can turn a little extra cash on hot women and cool drugs. Everyone loves Gideon, especially his posse of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: heavy metal, investigation, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, vengeance, heist, kidnapping, frame up, false accusation, gangsters ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 2K
Indian (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 min.
Story: DCP Raksekhar Azad (Raj) is an invincible cop with a great aim. He arrests a terrorist by the name of Khan. But Khan lands in a prison cell that looks cushier than the Buckingham Palace. However, this gets Raj promoted, and he is congratulated by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, vigilantism, frame up, confined, dishonesty, deadly, danger, partners against crime, bollywood, political corruption, idealism, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 3K
Run (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: on the run, chase, gambling, police corruption, fugitives, gangsters, crimes, crime, investigation, criminal's revenge, rivalry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: boston, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 8.1
 73K
A Wednesday (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mumbai, the financial capital of India, the city that never sleeps, the city of dreams, fast paced and ever changing, home to Bollywood! A City of beauty but also a city that got scarred! A city whose foundation is slowly crumbling beneath its ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorist, bomb, race against time, terrorism, negotiation, police, bomb threat, muslim, police investigation, outsmarting, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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