Movies like Subterfuge

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Subterfuge (1996)
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Subterfuge (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Scuba-diver turned beach-bum Jonathan Slade is forced back into his previous milieu - the world of international espionage - in order to retrieve Black Boxes from an American jetliner that crashed under mysterious circumstances into the Black Sea. With his computer-hacker younger brother, Slade travels to a resort on the Russian-Turkish border to begin his quest. To his surprise and dismay, he's now joined by another secret agent, a beautiful but highly-skilled woman named Alex. As they begin diving in search of the downed jetliner, Slade and Alex begin to suspect they're being manipulated by higher-ups who may not be committed to American interests.
Plot: torture, muscleman, beefcake, hand grenade, shark, airplane, motorcycle, explosion, jail, brother brother relationship, underwater fight, tied to a chair, underwater scene, fistfight, scuba diving, man in swimsuit, speedboat
Place: black sea

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Most similar movies to Subterfuge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, cult film and rough films with plots about fistfight, martial arts, violence, heroes, explosion, hand to hand combat and torture mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Subterfuge: Red Scorpion 2 (1994), Deadly Heroes (1993), Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018), Come Spy with Me (1967), The Loners (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.4
 451
Red Scorpion 2 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elite group of "soldiers" are assigned the job of infultrating a right-wing militia group. Each team member has unique skills (what's new ?). The right wingers have a heavily guarded camp, and are about to launch a nationwide ...
Plot: soldier, tied to a chair, torture, racism, tough guy, helicopter, terrorism, army, muscleman, government, white supremacy, hate crime ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.7
 403
Deadly Heroes (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ex-Navy SEAL Brad Cartowski is injured during an attack at Athens airport by terrorists who kidnap his wife and fly her on a hijacked plane to North Africa. Cartowski goes in pursuit, aided by another ex-SEAL, Cody Grant. Cartowski soon finds the ...
Style: cult film
Plot: airport, attack, rocket, fictional war, commando, family in danger, terrorism, exploding building, boxer shorts, grenade launcher, island, hijacking ...
Place: libya, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there ...
Style: brutal, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, muscleman, fighting movie, fight, martial arts, torture, bloody violence, vengeance, mentor, muay thai, kickboxer, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Come Spy with Me (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set amidst the steamy underworld of Bermuda and Jamaica, this spy adventure chronicles the exploits of a female spy trying to investigate the mysterious murders of two colleagues before an important meeting between the world's most powerful ...
Plot: underwater fight, female in swimsuit, scuba diving, james bond spoof, murder, man in swimsuit, spy, espionage, underwater scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 5.0
 102
The Loners (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On his motorcycle Stein, a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan and a beautiful but desperate girl Stein will get involved in a robbery and ...
Plot: police, robbery, explosion, motorcycle, biker, car accident, false accusation, on the run, native american
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.6
 141
Sudden Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ...
Style: cult film
Plot: explosion, helicopter, man in bathtub, killer, fistfight, car bomb, fortune, shooting gallery, murder, man in swimsuit, karate, exploding car ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.4
 315
Cage II (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being tricked into thinking his best friend, and caretaker is dead, Vietnam Vet, and mentally disabled person has no other choice but to enter The Arena Of Death!
Plot: tournament, cage fighting, martial arts tournament, beefcake, masseuse, interracial love, bare breasts, neck breaking, fistfight, martial arts, beefcake martial arts
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.4
 290
Cocaine Wars (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Miami DEA agent Cliff Adams is in South America working undercover for Gonzalo Reyes, the biggest cocaine exporter in South America. Cliff's fiancée, Janet Meade, is a reporter doing a story about Reyes. Reyes orders Cliff to kill Marcelo ...
Plot: bondage, thrown through a window, drug smuggling, love, polo, reporter, torture, brothel, person in a car trunk, street shootout, gangster, interrogation ...
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.3
 179
Blood Warriors (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An ex-Marine finds out a old buddy is leading a private army of mercenaries. When an ex-Marine refuses to join an old friendship's personal army of mercenaries a deadly violent battle erupts between the two men! And this is not good.
Style: cult film
Plot: hand to hand combat, explosion, martial arts, ex marine, fight, battle, fistfight, pistol, revolver, training, frame up, gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 549
Final Impact (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A former kick-boxing world champion discovers a young fighter, and believes together they can win back the world crown.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, training, swimming pool, kickboxing, good versus evil, hopes, contests and competitions, tough heroes, vengeance, teachers and students, ambition, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buck (Gary Busey) is a Vietnam vet, recently released from prison. He returns home to discover the town being terrorized by a vicious motorcycle gang. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his daughter, Buck and his friends arm themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, motorcycle gang, heroes, kidnapping, small town, battles, rocket launcher, vietnam veteran, decapitation, fistfight, martial arts, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 575
Sweet Sugar (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who performs cruel medical experiments on the people who work for him.
Plot: escape, mad scientist, rape, women in prison, female orgasm, bare breasts, murder, woman wearing a towel, shot multiple times, caught having sex, caged animal, skinny dipping ...
Place: costa rica
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 4K
Samson (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Africa, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After losing the love of his life to a cruel Philistine prince, a young Hebrew with Supernatural strength defends his people, sacrificing everything to avenge his love, his people, and his God.
Style: biblical, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: seduction, old testament, good versus evil, humiliation, warrior, femme fatale, oppression, mistrust, betrayal, torture, prince, evil king ...
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Acts of Betrayal (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: FBI agents attempt to protect a woman who is testifying against her gangster boy friend. However, an army of assassins are after her in an endless series of shootouts.
Plot: muscleman, tough guy, fbi, witness, bra and panties, fbi agent
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Retrievers (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carefree electrician Tom Cathral is recruited by The Company, and is quickly offered a full-time promotion to join the Retrievers, an elite squad of crooked secret operatives. His refusal to kill botches his first mission, making Tom The ...
Plot: janitor, two against one, attempted escape, sickle, eating an apple, tennis, sunset, nunchaku, timber, printing press, sadism, book ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, terrorism, vengeance, gulf war, crimes, partners against crime, danger, deadly, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 101
Bloodfight (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Greene plays an up and coming boxer with a powerful right hand and a heart of gold. He works night shifts in a bar and has a girlfriend whose father played by Ernest Borgnine disapproves of the relationship thinking Greene is a no good for nothing ...
Plot: punched in the crotch, fistfight, father daughter conflict, boxer, muscleman, corruption, sparring, boxing match, lifting weights, coach, boxing, arm wrestling ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.7
 415
Freedom Strike (1998)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a peace treaty between America and Syria is thwarted, the renegade head of the Syrian army retaliates in a major way. He steals a nuclear weapon that only the Freedom Strike team can stop! Cue an action-packed race against time to save the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, military, terrorism, state affairs, crimes, danger, chases and races, rivalry, confined, heroes, undercover, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: mediterranean sea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Escape: Human Cargo (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An American entrepreneur is closing a deal in Saudi Arabia in 1977. After a fallout with his influential Saudi partners, they have him arrested. Due to the US policy of noninterference in SA, the embassy won't help him. He must escape.
Plot: escape, jail, passport, desert, trial, captive, arab, court, american
Place: saudi arabia, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.5
 417
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, danger, save the day, isolation, basic training, soldier, confined, tough heroes, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Girls from Thunder Strip (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A vicious gang of murderous bikers goes up against a trio of beautiful bootlegging sisters.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: moonshine, biker, motorcycle gang, smuggler, car chase, outdoor sex, darts, stream, cigar, government agent, degradation, guitar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.9
 7K
Black Eagle (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, chase, martial arts, heroes, undercover, one against many, one man army, warrior, fight, gunfight, undercover agent ...
Time: 80s
Place: malta, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Chrome Soldiers (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Five ex-soldiers go to a small town in Oregon to help a friend investigate the murder of his brother.
Plot: sheriff, burning building, murder, dirty cop, farmer, widow, banker, vietnam vet, corrupt cop, arson, vietnam veteran, funeral ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 5.3
 101
Viper (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After Laura's husband James is murdered, she decides to find out who did it and why. She finds herself in a fight against an anti-terrorist organization in her desire for revenge.
Style: suspense
Plot: hostage, soldier, automatic weapon, terrorism, murder, terrorist, top secret, swat team, national security, reprisal, diner, commander ...
Place: indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Ninja 5: The Nostradamus Syndrome (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American ninja's wife is held hostage by a sadistic Nazi chemist on an Asian island. He teams up with an African-American ninja to rescue her.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, buddy movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, kidnapping, martial arts, island, ninja master, special agents, athlete's life, golden years, chases and races, escapades, danger, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A computer chip turns an FBI agent into a lethal weapon.
Plot: machine gun, fistfight, helicopter, hand to hand combat, martial arts, motorcycle, fbi, gunfight, sexploitation, street shootout, fbi agent
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Iron Dragon Strikes Back (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Li plays a kung-fu teacher who, while scuba diving with some students, discovers a cache of gold bars. The fact that these gold bars are emblazoned with “666″ could probably be seen as foreshadowing, but I don’t want to read too much into it. ...
Plot: kung fu master, disarming someone, martial arts, kung fu fighting, torture, diving, hand to hand combat, fight, kung fu, kendo, katana sword, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dragons of Death (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young police cadet graduates from the academy, and is sent to a small town run by gangsters - one of whom betrayed the hero's father and left him to die.
Plot: republican era china, fistfight, brawl, martial arts, karate kick, blind girl, fighting style, karate chop, beefcake martial arts, roundhouse kick, kung fu master, warrior ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Vanishing Son IV (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and nursed by Megan, a secluded artist. Jian is also ...
Plot: fistfight, kung fu fighting, violence, martial artist, two man army, brother brother relationship, male female relationship, kung fu, brawl, hand to hand combat, master warrior, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 762
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, crime, crimes, undercover, partners, chases and races, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%