Movies like The Gladiator

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The Gladiator (1986)
 5.5
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The Gladiator (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A road warrior vigilante avenges his brother's death at the hands of a crazy motorist by using his souped-up pickup to apprehend drunken drivers and others who abuse their driving privileges.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: vigilante, vengeance, criminal's revenge, fugitives, duel, revenge, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, chase, fighting crime, on the run, vigilantism, violence spree, car chase, psychopath, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, deadly, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, fall in love, obsessive quest, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to The Gladiator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, murder, deadly, vengeance and chases and races mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Gladiator: Zero Tolerance (1994), The Sweeper (1996), Moonshine Highway (1996), Motorpsycho! (1965), Brotherhood of Death (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 451
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 389
The Sweeper (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young renegade undercover cop with a propensity for violence and a past history involving the murder of his cop father and the remainder of his family is recruited by a vigilante group with a leader who wants only to kill all criminals and those ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, police shootout, car chase, crimes, working undercover, criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Moonshine Highway (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The plans of a moonshine runner trying to make a better life by becoming a stock car racer go awry when the local sheriff is determined to kill the driver over an affair with his wife.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, against the rules, fighting crime, on the run, police corruption, working undercover, tough heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.9
 1K
Motorpsycho! (1965)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Three bad boy motorcyclists get kicks raping other people's women and generally being a nuisance. When they rape a veterinarian's wife, he takes exception and pursues them, teaming up with a Cajun woman whose husband they killed. The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Plot: delinquent, biker, murder, gang, hip hop, strong sexual content, gangsters, motorcycle gang, husband, yakuza, retribution, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vietnam war, racism, revenge, vietnam veteran, crimes, rivalry, society, vengeance, interracial relations, social decay, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.6
 619
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, femme fatale, chase, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.4
 2K
The Outsider (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In another typical Jean-Paul Belmondo vehicle, the French action hero plays a policeman prone to advancing the cause of justice by any means necessary. On his agenda is a powerful drug cartel working out of Paris and Marseilles, with a drug lord ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, drug lord, car chase, tough law enforcer, revenge, drug dealer, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, gangsters, hotshot hero ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: europe, france, marseille provence, marseille, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 528
War Party (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: One hundred years after the Battle of Milk River, both sides agree to reenact it. The cavalry are supposed to shoot blanks & the Indians weren't supposed to fight back....
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, battle zone, racism, injustice, americana, crimes, deadly, rivalry, society, opposites attract, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Walking the Edge (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Los Angeles taxi driver helps a distraught young woman on the run from gangsters after they murder her husband and young son.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, vengeance, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 394
Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, youth, gang, gory, crime, violence spree, sexual abuse, siblings relations, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Disco Godfather (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A retired cop becomes a DJ/celebrity at the Blueberry Hill disco-- he's the "Disco Godfather!" All is well until his nephew flips out on a strange new drug that's sweeping the streets, called "angel dust," or PCP. Disco ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disco, nightclub, martial arts, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, kung fu, gangsters, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Prey of the Jaguar (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his wife and son are brutally murdered by a fugitive drug lord that he helped put behind bars, former Special Ops agent Derek Leigh vows to avenge their deaths. After mastering lethal fighting skills at the hands of a martial arts instructor, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, vigilante, revenge, superhero, criminal's revenge, fugitives, master criminal, master villain, special agents, fighting crime, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Walking Tall Part II (1975)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, crime, vigilante, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 450
Run and Kill (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Fatty) returns home to find his wife with another man. He goes to a bar and begins to drink, waking up the next day to find that he owes a mafioso money for killing his wife. Not wanting to pay the money, he enlists a malitia organization ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, gory, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, master criminal, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 1K
The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime, crimes, law enforcement, chase, fighting crime, chases and races, rivalry, loss of partner, godparent, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 851
The Tough Ones (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A tough, violent cop who doesn't mind bending the law goes after a machine-gun-carrying, hunchbacked psychotic killer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, crimes, danger, law enforcement, serial killer, fighting crime, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 393
Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, war hero, terrorism, politics, hidden identity, assassination attempt, adventure, vengeance, rebelliousness, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Street Corner Justice (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Pittsburgh cop Mike Justus is kicked off the force and moves away to relax in sunny Los Angeles. Unfortunately his dream retirement turns out to be a nightmare and he is forced to deal out his own brand of street corner justice.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, vigilantism, crime, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal's revenge, hotshot hero, lone wolves, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Last Ride (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: After thirty years in prison, ex-con Ronnie recruits his grandson to exact revenge on Darryl, the cop who put him behind bars. Standing in their way is Ronnie's son, whom Darryl raised.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, parents and children, crime, revenge, release from prison, car chase, chases and races, rivalry, family relations, criminal's revenge, chase, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, year 1970
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, partners against crime, assassination, false accusation, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: china, hong kong, asia, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.3
 286
Moving Target (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A bounty hunter with a pregnant wife who is urging him to get a regular job gets framed for murder and trapped in a war between Russian gangsters.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, criminal's revenge, crime, fugitives, gangsters, on the run, frame up, chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 160
Forced to Kill (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A repo man tries to deliver a repossessed Jaguar. He's captured by a bizarre family, straight out of the backwoods, who force him to fight in an illegal, bare-fist tournament run by an insane sheriff.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, chase, murder, adventure, good versus evil, crimes, heroes, rivalry, athlete's life, lone wolves, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 2K
Run (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While conveying a Porsche from L.A. to Atlantic City, student Charlie has to make a stop due to engine trouble. Mistaken as rich, he's invited to a big poker game -- and wins big time. However Denny Halloran, son of a mighty mobster, is a bad ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: on the run, chase, gambling, police corruption, crime, gangsters, on the road, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, college, fugitives, murder ...
Time: 90s, 80s, future
Place: boston, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, criminal's revenge, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 269
Guardian Angel (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Detective - turned - bodyguard Cynthia McKay (Cynthia Rothrock) is hired by a psychotic icy seductress, Nina Lindell (Lydie Denier), the same woman who killed Mckay's lover months earlier. With vendetta in her heart McKay accompanies the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, adventure, martial arts, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, femme fatale, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, bounty hunter, torture, martial arts, serial killer, vigilante, revolver, sadist, chase, vigilantism, hitman, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.0
 350
Armstrong (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Cold War has just heated up! CIA Agent Bob Taylor (Charles Napier) arrives in Moscow with his new wife Susan (Kimberley Kates) with a highly secret video tape of Russian missiles leaving an unknown base near Moscow under the cover of darkness. ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, one man army, secret agents, espionage, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, political conspiracy, political intrigue, working undercover, tough heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.0
 332
The Collectors (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Shifting alliances put a pair of hardnosed hit men in jeopardy in this 1999 crime caper. A New Orleans mob boss looking to settle scores sends Ray (Rick Fox) and A.K. (Casper Van Dien) to New York City to collect overdue debts.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crime gone awry, fighting crime, on the run, police corruption, hitman, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, new york, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, redemption, betrayal, police corruption, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, master criminal, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: gang, murder, criminal's revenge, crime, urban, tough law enforcer, crime gone awry, going straight, vengeance, vigilantism, violence spree, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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