Movies like Dogboys

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Dogboys (1998)
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Dogboys (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Julian Taylor, a Marine veteran and former middleweight boxing champion loses control in a bar fight and ends up serving time for aggravated assault in Retrieve Prison. Not long after his arrival, Julian is introduced to Captain Brown, a menacing, overbearing guard who tags him "dogboy" and orders him to a claustrophobic dormitory called the doghouse. There, Julian meets fellow inmate Willy Owens and learns that the prison's vicious attack dogs are used to catch and kill escaping prisoners. And there's more. With Captain Brown as their leader, a secret society of hunters uses the prison dogs to hunt inmates for sport and money. When Willy finds out about it, he attempts to recruit Julian as a potential ally, but not knowing that Willy is an undercover cop, Julian refuses to get involved. Eventually, Willy finds the evidence he needs to expose the scandal, but before he can act, he's savagely attacked and killed by Captain Brown's dog. Now, Julian and Willy's former colleague, ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: prison, survival, crimes, vengeance, heroes, obsession, confined, prison life, graphic violence, working undercover, frame up, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, escape, undercover, dog, horse, forest, computer, gun, undercover agent, alcohol, german shepherd, male nudity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century

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Most similar movies to Dogboys

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, chases and races, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dogboys: Scar City (1998), To Protect and Serve (1992), Facade (1999), Overkill (1996), Raw Target (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, danger, police investigation, tough law enforcer, partners, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, kiss, police officer, police, love interest ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, profanity, police corruption, murder, vigilantism, vengeance, survival ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 4.4
 234
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, dark humor, realistic ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, crime, rivalry, danger, dishonesty, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.7
 132
Overkill (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: American Police officer Jack Hazard heads for South America after being ordered to take time off by his boss after a raid goes bad. Once there, however, he finds himself caught up with a stranger wanted by the government, and soon ends up in prison. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, jungle, martial arts, heroes, deadly, adventure, crimes, escapades, law enforcement, survival, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 58
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, evil man, vengeance, down on your luck, chases and races, law enforcement, graphic violence, gang ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 224
Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, false accusation, escape, confined, life is a bitch, crime, injustice, tough heroes, power relations, graphic violence, prison life, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.0
 352
No Tomorrow (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the world's most notorious criminal allies himself with a senior employee of a major shipping corporation, a lethal deal is struck to secure a multi-million dollar arms transaction. As word of the sinister deal spreads through the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, crimes, injustice, criminal heroes, law enforcement, urban ghetto life, martial arts, arms deal, arms dealer, criminal's revenge, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.2
 2K
Locked Down (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. With the help of Irving, a former mixed martial arts ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: frame up, prison, captivity, prison life, confined, law enforcement, contests and competitions, investigation, martial arts, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 9K
F/X2 (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, filmmaking, dirty cop, shower, explosion, clown, gunfight, chase, vatican, police investigation, investigation, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.1
 305
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, deadly, race against time, law enforcement, danger, save the day, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.7
 4K
Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, catastrophe, hostage, escape, heroes, rescue, fire, criminal, fugitives, adventure, daring rescue ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, heroes, terrorist, political conspiracy, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, confined, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.6
 377
Hard Justice (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When A.T.F. agent Nick Adams (David Bradley) goes undercover in a prison to unravel the mystery of a fellow agents death there. Warden Pike (Charles Napier) and his pet goons are involved in all kinds of corrupt activities; dope dealing and gun ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, martial arts, confined, drug dealing, special agents, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, heroes, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 1K
Extraction (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A major feature exclusively for digital, EXTRACTION follows a U.S. Black Ops team member who finds himself the only survivor of a botched prisoner extraction mission. Forced to fight his way out of a maximum-security Chechen prison, he must keep his ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroic mission, daring rescue, one man army, danger, confined, mortal combat, martial arts, prison, escape, graphic violence, master warrior, heroes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
 933
Arctic Blue (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An environmentalist gets involved in transporting an accused killer (Ben) from an isolated Alaskan town to the authorities. Ben is determined to escape, and his fellow trappers are ready to help
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, airplane, chases and races, danger, adventure, odd couple, escapades, on the run, crimes, confined, heroes, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 251
Hangfire (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a large group of escaped convicts take Ike Slayton, a Vietnam veteran's wife hostage, Slayton enlists the help of his old army friend in a furious search to find her, while a hard-nosed National Guardsman leads a platoon of solders ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: hostage, chases and races, save the day, kidnapping, hijacking, small town, captivity, profanity, escape, hostages, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 371
Jungleground (1995)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Roddy Piper portrays a police Lt. working undercover in the so-called Jungleground. His sting operation goes bad and as a result he is caught. Young Odin, his captor and would be drug lord decide to play a game with Roddy. Roddy is given until ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: survival, criminal's revenge, gang, hostages, getting home, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, crime, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, danger, law enforcement, special agents, survival, dishonesty, chases and races, frame up, on the run, murderous pair, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 279
Marked Man (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A jailed auto mechanic must run for his life after he witnesses the murder of a fellow inmate by two prison guards.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, hunted, prison, prison life, death row, wrongfully committed, escape, strong violent content, false accusation, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 17K
F/X (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, corruption, murder, manhunt, car chase, disguise, deception, witness protection, assassination, mission of murder, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Women on the Run (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The plot includes the plight of two women who both find themselves betrayed by the men they love. It's a violent female 'buddy' movie, with two mismatched heroines, a policewoman (Cheung) & a drug addicted prostitute(Guo) ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, chases and races, odd couple, rivalry, heroes, drug dealing, law enforcement, partners, fugitives, undercover, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.0
 396
Phase IV (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Journalism student Simon Tate thinks it's strange when four students at the university suddenly die in "unrelated" accidents. When his friend, Dr. Benjamin Roanic, becomes the prime suspect and is suddenly murdered, Simon sets out to ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, aids, journalism, crimes, gambling, life is a bitch, rivalry, law enforcement, uncover truth, deadly, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 414
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, dishonesty, deadly, chases and races, government agency, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, crimes, graphic violence, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 5.4
 487
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, criminal's revenge, danger, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, drug dealing, fighting crime, deadly, special agents, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime gone awry, tough law enforcer, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, partners, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.4
 670
Ambition (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Elaan (Hindi: एलान, translation: Manifesto) is a 2005 Bollywood action thriller film. Elaan is a mission film about five characters and their plan against one man. Produced by Ganesh Jain and Ratan Jain and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the film ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: vengeance, murder, prison, vigilantism, betrayal, crimes, danger, rivalry, track down, chases and races, parents and children, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, italy, india, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
On Dangerous Ground (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Vusi Madlazi returns to the South African village he left as a young boy (he was organizing against apartheid, and left in fear of his life) to bury his father. He meets up with his brother Ernest, who tells him their other brother Stephen ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, politics, dishonesty, political conspiracy, ira, tough heroes, soldier, crimes, government agency, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, england, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 224K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, outsmarting, prison escape, escape, against the odds, escape plan, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, 80s ...
Place: usa, morocco, miami, new orleans, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.9
 244
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hannah has been trained in the lethal art of assasination by her father Luc, a former sniper with the special forces in Vietnam. When her father is unexpectedly killed she is forced to choose between the violent world she knows and the ordinary ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: chases and races, crimes, deadly, danger, dishonesty, crime, rivalry, vengeance, hitman, graphic violence, conspiracy, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.3
 4K
Art of War 2 (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, betrayal, heroes, assassination, murder, martial arts, crimes, government agency, protagonist as suspect, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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