Movies like Death Force

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Death Force (1978)
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Death Force (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leon Isaac Kennedy is Doug Russell, an American who steals a shipment of gold in the Philippines with two Vietnam War buddies, who cut his throat and throw him overboard. Russell washes ashore an island inhabited by two Japanese soldiers stranded there since World War II. They nurse him back to health and he is taught martial arts and the art of the samurai. Back in the States, his treacherous pals, Marelli and Maghee, use their loot and viciousness to muscle their way into Los Angels mafia turf.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: martial arts, vietnam veteran, revenge, gangsters, island, violence, assassin, mafia, sex scene, warrior, gun, beach, african american, sword, hand to hand combat, graphic violence, sword fight, tragedy, death of protagonist, gunfight, fencing, kiss, cult, murder, brawl ...
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Death Force

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about martial arts, violence, fistfight, gun, gunfight, hand to hand combat and murder mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Death Force: Kill Squad (1982), Karate Warriors (1976), Mean Johnny Barrows (1975), Final Mission (1984), Mafia vs. Ninja (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: revenge, murder, vietnam veteran, martial arts, gun, kung fu, fight, blood, car, vietnam war veteran, violence, karate ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Karate Warriors (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The fourth and final film in the "Street Fighter" series, where Tsurugi protects a little boy while coping with rival gangs.
Plot: gang war, karate, yakuza, martial arts, revenge, katana sword, duel, kung fu classic, sword duel, ronin, blood, martial artist ...
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89%
Mean Johnny Barrows (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran gets caught in a mob war with a couple of double-crossers.
Plot: mafia, bandit, veteran, gang, heroes, massacre, blood, brawl, ambush, ex soldier, violence, heist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
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Final Mission (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, War
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When his family are murdered Vietnam War veteran, Vince Deacon, tracks down the man responsible for the murders and to get his revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, one man army, swat team, murder, vengeance, vietnam war, police station, jungle, vigilantism, revenge, vietnam veteran, ship ...
Time: year 1972
Place: vietnam, laos, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Mafia vs. Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sewage workers Jack and Charlie get involved in an international Asian gang war when Jack helps the boss of a Shanghai gang against one of his rebellious underlings. This underling then strikes a deal with the Japanese Yakuza in the hopes of ...
Plot: ninja, martial arts, gangster, fistfight, sword fight, disarming someone, kung fu, machine gun, crime boss, ninjitsu, yakuza, katana ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.8
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The Muthers (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A band of female pirates go undercover at a prison camp on a coffee plantation to rescue their leader's sister.
Plot: rescue, women's prison, exploitation, pirate, fistfight, african american, prison, shower, hand to hand combat, female gunfighter, swashbuckler, jungle ...
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63%
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Steele Justice (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, vietnam veteran, deadly, life is a bitch, law enforcement, crimes, pets, best friends, rivalry, vengeance, alcohol abuse, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Zebra Force (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this post Vietnam War actioner, a group of veterans, former members of a crack guerrilla team, decide to reteam and use their specialized skills to fight organized crime.
Plot: mafia, vietnam veteran, rage, drug dealing, heroin, police officer, vigilante, sniper, drug deal, sniper rifle, handgun, commando ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry, confined, deadly, wrongfully committed, frame up, vengeance, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 419
Nails (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a wild Los Angeles police detective becomes a hostage of the heroin ring he and his partner have exposed.
Style: neo noir, cult film, surprise ending
Plot: ex wife, tough cop, beretta, pump action shotgun, dark hero, search, anti hero, drug dealing, karate, male female relationship, blood splatter, urban setting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Slaughter (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, profanity, gangsters, heroes, tough heroes, track down, uninhibited rivalry, crime, crimes, rivalry, chases and races, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.8
 112
Southwest (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Ex-military Captain Samantha Williams, is "recruited" to put together a team of ex-military and criminals. Williams must carry out unlawful orders to protect the world's most powerful criminal organization, the US Government.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, disturbing, cult film
Plot: gangsters, conspiracy, military, murder, criminal, spy, gunfight, ex soldier, showdown, battles, female protagonist, assassin ...
Place: usa, mexico, texas, san francisco, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, one man army, heroes, showdown, karate, gunfight, abduction, crimes, fighting crime, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
My Name Is Modesty: A Modesty Blaise Adventure (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Modesty, raised by a casino owner after being abandoned by her parents, has become skilled in the ways of fighting and now acts as the casino owner's bodyguard. When she's unable to prevent the owner's murder at the hands of an old ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, murder, criminal's revenge, secret identity, femme fatale, vengeance, vigilantism, destiny, danger, rivalry, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Better Way to Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, mistaken identity, hitman, gangsters, manhunt, danger, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, rivalry, special agents, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ring of Steel (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A champion fencer accidentally kills an opponent in a match. Disgraced, he is blackballed from the fencing community, until a mysterious stranger saves his life one night from a gang of muggers. He soon finds himself caught up in the world of ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: underground fighting, fencing, gangsters, heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), kiss, rapier, decadence, disarming someone, duel, tournament, arena ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Tigers (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cops find their careers and their lives in jeopardy when they spend a gangster's bribe money after releasing him from custody during a drug bust.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, police detective, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, disorder, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, murder, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Final Chapter: Walking Tall (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This is the story of Buford Pusser's final days; not only of his life, but also as Sheriff. It seems that times are changing, and the once adoring people of Pusser's town now fear him and feel like it's time to make a change. There ...
Plot: fistfight, gunfight, sheriff, deputy, deputy sheriff, police car, brawl, pistol, wrestler, tough guy, warrior, police vigilantism ...
Place: tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Godfather Squad (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bruce Liang plays a Chinese Kung Fu movie star, who during his free time carries on a one-man crusade against drug dealers. The villains trick Liang into signing up to appear in a new martial arts movie. The plan is to kill Our Hero while the ...
Plot: ambush, kung fu, mafia, revenge, filmmaking, gun, duel, kung fu master, violence, kung fu classic, pistol, showdown ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, organized crime, undercover agent, martial arts, mafia, yakuza, hitman, one man army, crime, criminal's revenge, espionage, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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One Man Force (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this action packed film, an L.A. cop speeds off to get revenge upon the dirty drug-dealing dogs who killed his partner
Style: cult film
Plot: street shootout, chase, strangulation, beating, tough guy, revolver, one against many, blood, maverick cop, semiautomatic pistol, fistfight, fight ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.3
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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: ex marine, fight, battle, fistfight, pistol, cowboy hat, brawl, tough guy, martial arts, explosion, desert eagle, blood spatter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, kidnapping, small town, heroes, battles, fistfight, decapitation, martial arts, gunfight, vietnam veteran, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 374
Midnight Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the police start a crackdown on Yakuza activities, a killer (James Lew) starts killing the cops forcing a martial-arts officer (Lorenzo Lamas) to fight back. AKA Midnight Man
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: fistfight, police officer killed, martial arts, violence, kung fu master, villain, martial artist, sword fight, police officer, hand to hand combat, police raid, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
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Martial Outlaw (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A DEA agent and his brother, a Los Angeles cop, battle the Russian mafia.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: martial arts, karate, two man army, police shootout, maverick cop, crime, rivalry, siblings relations, dishonesty, law enforcement, kgb, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
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Kill Crazy (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Five Vietnam vets, on release from a mental hospital, think they're headed for a weekend camping trip. Instead they become target practice for an army of killers playing violent war games. It's a massacre until one of the vets becomes a ...
Plot: target practice, war game, vietnam veteran, human prey, cabin, pistol, female nudity, battlefield, mixed martial arts, damsel in distress, headband, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Enter the Ninja (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, nostalgic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, fight, death, gunfight, mafia, chase, rivalry, master warrior, buddies, uninhibited rivalry, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Naked Vengeance (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Carla Harris, a beautiful but not so successful actress from L.A., witnesses how her husband is tragically killed in an attempt to save a woman from her male attacker. She travels to her parents' home in a small town in the mountains to get ...
Plot: revenge, rape, murder, attack, parents, sheriff, mountain, redneck, small town, bare breasts, bra and panties, lust ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Cop Game (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the final days of the Vietnam War, someone is killing the officers of the elite Cobra Force. Two undercover M.P.'s are assigned to the case. The trail leads from the streets of Saigon to the war zone.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: commando, prostitute, jungle, traitor, party, police officer knocked unconscious, murder, kgb, secret agent, blood, hand to hand combat, fight ...
Time: 70s
Place: saigon, vietnam, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%