Movies like Flames of the Sun

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Flames of the Sun (1975)
 8.2
 50K
Flames of the Sun (1975)
Original name: शोले
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Thriller, Western
Country: India
Duration: 204 min.
Story: A Police Officer, whose family was killed by a bandit named Gabbar Singh, decides to fight fire with fire and recruits two convicts, Jai & Veeru, to bring Gabbar Singh to jail alive, but will they succeed in their mission and get their reward? Come and watch the action-packed super-hit Sholay to find out!!
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, touching, serious, realistic, epic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fight, vengeance, martial arts, adventure, partners, romance, redemption, criminal heroes, fall in love, murder, bandit, village, police, bollywood, criminal's revenge, crimes, hostages, hostage, confined, friends, graphic violence, love and romance, massacre, robbery, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia

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Most similar movies to Flames of the Sun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, vengeance, murder, revenge, bollywood and gangsters mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Flames of the Sun: God Is My Witness (1992), Akela (1991), The Chain (1973), Trident (1978), Shakti (1982). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
God Is My Witness (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Baadshah Khan falls in love with Benazir, a member of a rival clan who has defeated him in a game of buzkashi. Benazir will not marry him unless he brings back the head of her father's killer, Habibullah, from India. He is successful, but he ...
Style: epic, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, adventure, lone wolves, bollywood, fall in love, redemption, family life, fish out of water, vengeance, buddies, crimes, partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: afghanistan, middle east, india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 393
Akela (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The 7th film of Ramesh Sippy.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: twins, murder, chaos and mayhem, fall in love, vengeance, siblings relations, family relations, tough heroes, rivalry, gangsters, crimes, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.6
 4K
The Chain (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The world erodes around Vijay, an honest police officer. He is jailed for 6 months on false charges, trapped by gang leader Teja. When Vijay is released from jail, he plans to take revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, gangsters, bollywood, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, society, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ram Gopal Varma's Indian Flames (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Nasik-based Heerendra Dhaan and Raj Ranade are bodyguards of a politician, but after their employer is implicated in a scam, they end up assaulting a police officer and flee to Mumbai. Once there they meet with Rambhabhai, who in turn, gets them ...
Style: semi serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, law enforcement, on the run, deadly, danger, adventure, cons and scams, bollywood, fall in love, heroes, dishonesty, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, middle east, asia, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 7.7
 2K
Trident (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Vijay Kumar is the illegitimate son of a construction baron, Raj Kumar Gupta and his first love, Shanti, whom he gives up in order to marry a wealthy heiress. Raj does not know of this son, who grows up and after his mother's death comes to ...
Style: sentimental, tense, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, couples, family relations, family business, love affair, true love, parents and children, estrangement, crimes, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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 ⇓
63%
 6.4
 443
Ram and Belram (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Ram and Balram are 2 young boys who live with their loving parents. Their scheming uncle, Jagatpal, however kills the boy's father and mother. Jagatpal lies to the boys that their parents have been killed in an accident and promises to raise ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough
Plot: orphan, cons and scams, vengeance, reunion, reincarnation, bollywood, school, parents and children, out of the way, estate, disability, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, quarry
Place: india, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story is on the concept of karma and bad deeds. It follows Viren Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), underworld don who rules over India. His son Abhir (Sushant Singh) is spoilt and believes he can do anything due to his father's power. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, hostage, rivalry, dishonesty, confined, hostages, danger, vigilantism, bollywood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.6
 1K
China Gate (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: After witnessing the brutal slaying of her Forest Officer father, Sunder Rajan, at the hands of dreaded dacoit Jageera, Sandhya goes to Colonel Krishnakant Puri and asks for his assistance in bringing an end to Jageera's rule in the Devdurg ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: mexican standoff, military, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, adventure, crimes, soldier, rescue, punjab, one last chance, in the woods ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.1
 10K
Wall (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Reflecting the tumultuous politics of the early ’70s in India, Deewar tells the story of a pair of impoverished brothers who, after their family is betrayed by the misplaced idealism of their father, struggle to survive on the streets of Mumbai. ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, working undercover, bollywood, vengeance, mistaken identity, disgraced, police detective, bait, family relations, siblings relations, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 4K
Anjaan (2014)
Genre: Action, Musical, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Krishna (Suriya) comes to Mumbai in search of his brother Raju Bhai (Suriya), an underworld don. Through Raju Bhai's gangster friends, his past life is revealed. What happened to Raju Bhai? Will Krishna find him?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, criminal's revenge, vengeance, uncover truth, criminal heroes, friendship, murder, revenge, urban, crime, crimes, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Protect Protect (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Kaakha Kaakha is a 2003 Tamil crime thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. The film released to highly positive reviews in August 2003 and went on to become the first Biggest Blockbuster in Suriya's career, and was considered a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, vengeance, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, corrupt law enforcer, criminal heroes, danger, organized crime, murder, ransom, murder of wife, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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 ⇓
47%
 6.8
 3K
We (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 184 min.
Story: Tiger works for the local Don Bhaktawar but never hesitates to revolt against him if he harms his friends or family. When his girlfriend Jumma's brother Gonsalves is killed by Bhakhtawar for revolting against him, Tiger promises revenge.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, family relations, gangsters, crimes, hopes, crime, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, workplace, rivalry, unsupportive coworkers, seaport ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 11K
Don (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A ruthless gangster named Don is killed during a scuffle with the police. Since only DSP DeSilva knows of this incident, he recruits another person named Vijay who is a spitting image of Don. Vijay is planted in Don's place in Don's gang ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: mistaken identity, undercover, gang, on the run, gangsters, undercover cop, working undercover, rivalry, chases and races, chase, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: revenge, family relations, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, crimes, parents and children, uninhibited rivalry, teaching the ways of the world, drug lord, bollywood, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1977, 70s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: terrorism, prison, death row, assassination, master criminal, adventure, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, fugitives ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 4K
Raavan (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This thrilling, allegorical drama follows the intricately interwoven lives of three people, delving into concepts of good and evil, and complex emotions. Ragini re-locates to distant Lal Matti along with her Superintendent of Police husband, Dev ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: manhunt, love triangle, police, crimes, fall in love, vigilantism, romancing a criminal, kidnapping, haunted by the past, abduction, loss of sister, forest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 920
I Am a Red Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Indran suffers from narcolepsy, a sleep disorder that makes him fall asleep at the slightest excitement. He meets Meera and they fall in love but one night, they are attacked by unknown persons. Indran panics and goes into sleep, while Meera is ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, narcolepsy, crimes, rivalry, vigilantism, fall in love, disability, love and romance, romance, gang rape, murder, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.2
 13K
Truth (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 170 min.
Story: A young man named Satya comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do, the once-honest young man meets an underworld boss, Bhiku Mhatre in jail and joins his gang.
Style: bleak, clever, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: gangsters, gang, rivalry, the underworld, crime boss, couples, bollywood, fall in love, cult, vengeance, criminal heroes, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.3
 3K
Villu (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Villu (Tamil: வில்லு; English: Bow) is a 2009 Tamil language action film written and directed by Prabhu Deva. The film stars Vijay in a dual role while Nayantara and Prakash Raj play other prominent roles. Manoj K. Jayan, Vadivelu, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, humorous, semi serious
Plot: law enforcement, vengeance, gang, crimes, police detective, murder, faked death, loss of father, death, revenge, arms smuggling, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 1K
Jungle (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Where beasts feared to tread, he made it his home; Where the scorching sun could not reach, he shined in the cold bloodedness. Where the police never managed to catch him, he always killed
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, exciting
Plot: hostage, jungle, danger, rescue, lone wolves, love triangle, bollywood, crimes, deadly, love and romance, adventure, damsel in distress ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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, danger, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, dishonesty, vengeance, bollywood, small town life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Fellow Police Inspectors Arjun and Pyare work in the same Police Station in Mumbai, India. Although they work together, they have an unhealthy rivalry between them - leading to considerable acrimony and inefficiency. Then things get worse when a ...
Style: humorous, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Plot: mistaken identity, undercover, disorder, criminal heroes, rivalry, bollywood, partners, law enforcement, chases and races, reluctant partners, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 8K
Agneepath (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Vijay's father is brutally lynched by villagers after being framed by Kancha Cheena, and his family is forced to flee. The young Vijay vows revenge, and grows...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, dishonesty, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 34K
Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A huge South Asian law enforcement contingent embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of capturing DON (Shah Rukh Khan) - high-ranking member of the ruthless drug mafia in Malaysia. When DON gets seriously injured in a police encounter, the word ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: bollywood, jealousy, drug lord, on the run, mistaken identity, gang, danger, undercover, crime, drug dealing, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 6K
Awarapan (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Awarapan is the story of man called Shivam (Emraan Hashmi) who searched for joy but found nothing but pain and loneliness. It is the journey of a godless heartbroken lover who in order to escape from the ghosts of his tragic past dedicates himself ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, gangsters, hitman, love and romance, bollywood, fall in love, romance, unfulfillment, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
New Tale of Zatoichi (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Wishing to find peace, Zatoichi travels to his old village but only finds trouble when he ends up in a love triangle and finds old scores have followed him home.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, kidnapping, murder, adventure, master warrior, one man army, heroes, deadly, escapades, lone wolves, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.3
 11K
Ghulam (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Sidharth (Aamir Khan), is a Mumbai 'Tapori' and a boxing champion. His elder brother, Jai (Rajat Kapoor) works with Raunak Singh (Sharad Saxena), who now rules their "Basti" through terrorising its people and collecting ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, serious, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bollywood, betrayal, murder, family relations, criminal heroes, society, gang, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
We Still Kill the Old Way (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of aging London gangsters go on a vigilante killing spree when one of their number is murdered by a street gang.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: street gang, murder, vengeance, criminal heroes, investigation, vigilantism, criminal's revenge, rivalry, gangsters, buddies, aging, violence spree ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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