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Wake of Death (2004)
 5.5
 10K
Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. When Archer joins forces with his old underworld friends, an all-out war is waged against the Chinese Triad in this pulse-pounding action thriller.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, erotic, realistic, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, gangsters, child in peril, murder, mortal combat, crimes, rivalry, mafia, chase, loss of wife, heroes, motorcycle chase, female nudity, tough heroes, bandit, vengeance, refugee, strong violent content, corrupt law enforcer, sex, kung fu, prostitute, karate, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa

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Most similar movies to Wake of Death

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, rough and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, fistfight, martial arts, violence, heroes, crimes and gunfight mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Wake of Death: Double Impact (1991), Chicago Overcoat (2009), In Hell (2003), The North Star (1996), Bounty Tracker (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
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Double Impact (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean Claude Van Damme plays a dual role as Alex and Chad, twins separated at the death of their parents. Chad is raised by a family retainer in Paris, Alex becomes a petty crook in Hong Kong. Seeing a picture of Alex, Chad rejoins him and convinces ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, twins, murder, female bodybuilder, instructor, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, gang, vengeance, rivalry, tough heroes, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1991
Place: hong kong, los angeles, asia
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100%
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, hitman, gangsters, rivalry, elderly, aging, one last chance, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, mafia, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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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: harsh, emotional, intense, brutal, stylized ...
Plot: martial arts, revenge, prison, prison violence, prison escape, murder, redemption, vengeance, prison life, corruption, violence, warden ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hong kong, latin america, california, new jersey, ireland ...
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100%
The North Star (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western
Country: UK, France, Italy, Norway
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set during the Alaskan gold rush of the late 1800's. In his efforts to gain control of a small mining town, Sean McLennon is buying up every mining claim that becomes available, usually after the deaths of the previous owners at the hands of ...
Style: suspense, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Plot: winter, wilderness, kidnapping, heroes, chase, americana, gambling, vengeance, adventurer, escapades, pets, treasure hunt ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, empire, police protection, revenge, vigilante, one man army, police officer, murder, gangsters, heroes, master warrior, bounty hunter ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
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Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, murder, kung fu, righting the wronged, rivalry, gang, investigation, law enforcement, buddies, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
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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
Plot: crimes, kickboxing, crime boss, hitman, vengeance, assassination, sniper, assassin, gang rape, partners, killer, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bucharest, ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.5
 4K
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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gangsters, crimes, gang, death, prostitute, kidnapping, soldier, rivalry, hitman, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, one man army, heroes, crimes, athlete's life, rivalry, gang, vengeance, corrupt cop, violence, gunfight, rapper ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 460
The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, yakuza, medieval, abduction, showdown, gunfight, karate, heroes, gangsters, one man army, graphic violence, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, asia, new york, usa
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30%
 5.0
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Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, master warrior, heroes, single mother, violence spree, family in danger, crimes, lone wolves, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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30%
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 10K
Inferno (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a drifter who has been in a suicidal funk since the death of his close friend Johnny (Danny Trejo). Riding his motorcycle into a small desert town where Johnny once lived, Lomax is confronted by a gang of ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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29%
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 4K
Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, secret identity, tough heroes, crimes, confined, special agents, murder, hitman, heroes, one man army, killer, strong violent content ...
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 4.6
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Bloodfight (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master martial artist Masahiro Kai is a shadow of the champion fighter and trainer he once was. After his protégé was slain in a no-holds-barred, underground fight by the incomparable Chang Lee, Kai slips into a numbing alcohol-induced stupor to ...
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Audience: boys' night
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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: serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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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
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U.S. Seals II: The Ultimate Force (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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25%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cynical, suspenseful ...
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24%
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious
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The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.9
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, murder, betrayal, gunfight, violence, mafia, criminal, criminal gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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23%
 4.8
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Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
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23%
 3.5
 540
The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After serving 6 years for a crime he didn't commit, Shane Daniels is released from jail with an apology from the State of Arizona. Within hours of his freedom, he unluckily bears witness to a cop killing by Chinese mafia who have a kidnapped ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: suspense, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
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Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.3
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Guilty as Charged (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: US Army Investigator John Murphy (now a Lieutenant, although he was a Major in the previous Base movie) has been sent to look into a series of suspicious deaths that have been going on under the watch of Colonel Strauss. After going undercover and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, military, military base, soldier, gang, secret agents, undercover, rivalry, military life, injustice, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%