Movies like The Protector

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The Protector (2005)
 7.0
 37K
The Protector (2005)
Original name: ต้มยำกุ้ง
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, where he locates the baby elephant in a restaurant owned by the evil Madame Rose, the leader of an international Thai mafia. With the support of the efficient Thai sergeant Mark, who was involved in a conspiracy, Kham fights to rescue the animal from the mobsters.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, brutal, stylized, light, visually appealing, breathtaking, splatter ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: muay thai, martial arts, elephant, fistfight, chase, kickboxing, heroes, robbery, power struggle, kung fu, gangsters, one man army, kickboxer, master warrior, battles, tough heroes, gang, buddhism, wrestler, revenge, combat, martial artist, mafia, military, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia, thailand, sydney australia, hong kong, china

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Most similar movies to The Protector

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, exciting and realistic films with plots about heroes, martial arts, rivalry, one man army, violence, fistfight and fight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Protector: Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Enter the Dragon (1973), Unleashed (2005), Ong Bak 2 (2008), The Big Boss (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, muay thai, wrestler, one man army, gangsters, master warrior, heroes, thief, theft, robbery, sadism, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kung fu, shaolin, island, tough heroes, drug lord, strong man, contests and competitions, spy, martial arts tournament, shaolin monk ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, crimes, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, sadism, friendship, self discovery, rivalry, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 31K
Ong Bak 2 (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Moments from death a young man is rescued by a renowned warrior. Realizing unsurpassed physical potential in the young boy he trains him into the most dangerous man alive. As he becomes a young man he goes on a lone mission of vengeance against the ...
Style: serious, stylized, harsh, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, master warrior, destiny, one man army, vengeance, obsessive quest, rivalry, human spirit, dishonesty, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages
Place: thailand, asia, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Protector 2 (2013)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kham is the last in long line of guards who once watched over the King of Thailand's war elephants. Traditionally, only the perfect elephants could successfully help defend the throne, after his harrowing quest to retrieve the elephants, Kham ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, motorcycle chase, escapades, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, on the run, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Big Boss (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Chen is a city boy who moves with his cousins to work at an ice factory. He does this with a family promise never to get involved in any fight. However, when members of his family begin disappearing after meeting the management of the factory, the ...
Style: stylized, brutal, harsh, atmospheric, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, factory, smuggling, kung fu, master warrior, drug smuggling, one man army, graphic violence, drug dealing, factory worker, brutality, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: thailand, china, asia, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial artist, muay thai, friendship, martial arts, gang, master warrior, gangsters, crimes, one man army, graphic violence, tough heroes, friends ...
Time: 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.9
 14K
Ong Bak 3 (2010)
Genre: Action
Country: Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ong Bak 3 picks up where Ong Bak 2 had left off. Tien is captured and almost beaten to death before he is saved and brought back to the Kana Khone villagers. There he is taught meditation and how to deal with his Karma, but very soon his arch rival ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, one man army, martial artist, supernatural, rivalry, human spirit, vengeance, mixed martial arts, muay thai, village ...
Time: 15th century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, warrior, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, mission, fight, police corruption, undercover, fighting crime, swat team, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, robbery, criminal's revenge, race against time, daring rescue, vengeance, unlikely partners, confined, heist, bully, father daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, san francisco, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 20K
Game of Death (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Billy Lo is a Hong Kong-based movie actor, who is a box office draw. His girlfriend, Ann Morris, is a singer who is also climbing to the top. Now it seems the syndicate wants Billy and Ann to join their "management firm". But Billy knows ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, emotional, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, one against many, kung fu, fight, revenge, undercover, criminal syndicate, faked death, fistfight, master warrior ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, macau, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.6
 202K
The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: brutal, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, swat team, death, fistfight, fight, survival, warrior, fighting crime, drug lord, strong violent content, trapped, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Father is a Hero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An undercover cop struggling to provide for his son and ailing wife, must infiltrate a ruthless gang. But things turn sour when another cop blows his cover and he quickly finds himself battling for his life and the lives of his family.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 299K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, one man army, car chase, ex military, tough heroes, fight scenes, one against many, escapades, car, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: tense, exciting, non-linear, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, mentor, one man army, dark humor, tough girl, female warrior, dark hero, female killer, master warrior, hate, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 20th century ...
Place: japan, usa, asia, tokyo, pasadena california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 52K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Way of the Dragon (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tang Lung arrives in Rome to help his cousins in the restaurant business. They are being pressured to sell their property to the syndicate, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. When Tang arrives he poses a new threat to the syndicate, and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, humorous, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: italy, rome italy, china, hong kong, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.4
 6K
Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 50K
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 24K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fatal Contact (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 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
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.5
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The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.5
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A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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