Movies like Malarek

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Malarek (1988)
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Malarek (1988)
Genre: Action, Biography
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Malarek is a film directed by Roger Cardinal in 1989. Ex-juvenile offender Victor Malarek catches a break when he's hired as a cub reporter for the Montreal Star. After witnessing a cop murder a street kid, Malarek dedicates himself to exposing corruption in the social welfare system.
Plot: juvenile delinquent, cover-up, journalist, juvenile delinquency, scandal, cover up, juvenile detention
Place: canada, montreal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, heroes, murder, martial arts, danger and police officer mostly in Action, Biography and Drama genres. Some movies like Malarek: American Fighter (2019), Dead End (1998), Roadracers (1994), Gridlocked (2015), Con Games (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
American Fighter (2019)
Genre: Action, Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A desperate teenager is forced into the dangerous world of underground fighting to win enough money to save his ailing mother. He finds out what he's made of in the face of these violent hungry competitors.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: boxing, underground fighting, underground tournament, fight, combat, professional wrestling, intrigue, showdown, rivals, battles, contests and competitions, social problems ...
Time: year 1981
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Dead End (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his ex-wife dies in a fall from her balcony, PoliceSgt. Henry Smovinsky gets custody of his troubled teenage son. Smovinsky soon finds out that his ex-wife was a high-class hooker, her death was not a suicide and that the police have chosen ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: penetration, police officer, death of mother, juvenile delinquency, juvenile delinquent, father son relationship, corrupt cop, prostitute, police, murder, drug use, gay slur ...
Place: montreal, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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Breaking the Code: Behind the Walls of Chris Jericho (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: For nearly twenty years, Chris Jericho has stolen the spotlight, becoming one of the most recognized WWE Superstars in sports-entertainment history. From his early days in Germany, Mexico and Japan through ECW, WCW, and ultimately, WWE, Chris ...
Plot: wrestling, thrill ride, code, wrestler, champion, blonde, insanity, mask
Place: tennessee, canada
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Genre: Action, Biography
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The dramatization of the life of General Ronald dela Rosa.
Style: non-linear
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Roadracers (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cynical look at a '50s rebellious Rocker who has to confront his future, thugs with knives, and the crooked town sheriff.
Style: realistic, suspense, psychological, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: rivalry, car race, gang, friends, chase, crimes, youth, music band, on the road, juvenile delinquency, juvenile delinquent, rock music ...
Time: 50s
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WWE: Greatest Rivalries Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Sport
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Duration: 125 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: heroes, redemption, feud, reconciliation, hopes, legend, dead, wrestling, promoter, superstar, peace, return
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Gridlocked (2015)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Former SWAT leader David Hendrix and hard-partying movie star Brody Walker must cut their ride-along short when a police training facility is attacked by a team of mercenaries.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: mercenary, corrupt cop, violence, betrayal, actor, crimes, murder, couples, ex special forces, drunk, woman kills a man, tattoo ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
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Con Games (2001)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A decorated Army veteran goes undercover as a prison inmate to investigate the death of a Senator's grandson, who was killed while behind bars. Once under lock and key, he finds himself at the mercy of an all-powerful guard whose deadly ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
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Wild Bill (1995)
Genre: Action, Biography, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Biopic about famous gunslinger Wild Bill Hickock. The early career of legendary lawman is telescoped and culminates in his relocation in Deadwood and a reunion with Calamity Jane.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, hitman, old west, gunfight, vengeance, crimes, criminal heroes, legends and myths, unfulfillment, gambling, opium, loss of eyesight ...
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Buying Time (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Written and directed by Mitchell Gabourie in 1989. this action movie delves into the world of horse racing, where cunning crooks can win a fortune in an instant. Coerced by the cops into going undercover, two streetwise kids pose as employees at a ...
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 211
Dragon Hunt (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The people's private army and their crazed leader Jake, have a simple plan - take over the world. But, there are three things in their way, money and two deadly kickboxers - The Twin Dragons (Michael and Martin McNamara). Jake's devious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Street Warriors (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Perros Callejeros is based on the juvenile delinquency of the 1970s and 80s in Spain. The story is set in Barrio de la Mina in Barcelona one of the most conflict neighbourhoods in Spain. The characters chosen were real juvenile delinquents all with ...
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Wild Youth (1960)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A teenage escapee from a correctional facility falls in with a drug dealer operating near the Mexican border.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 50s
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Birth of the Dragon (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: exciting, suspense, inspirational, atmospheric, factual ...
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Genre: Action
Country: Lebanon, Canada
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Evel Knievel (1971)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Genre: Action
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful
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Silent Hunter (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
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