Movies like The Gladiator

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The Gladiator
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: criminal's revenge, fugitives, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, chase, vengeance, fighting crime, vigilante, on the run, vigilantism, violence spree, car chase, psychopath, duel, revenge, 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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The Professional
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
France
108 min.
 7.6
Run and Kill
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Hong Kong
90 min.
 6.8
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Most similar movies to The Gladiator

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, murder, law enforcement, chases and races, deadly and vengeance mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Gladiator: Zero Tolerance (1994), Motorpsycho! (1965), The Sweeper (1996), Run and Kill (1993), Moonshine Highway (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 5.9
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Motorpsycho!
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: strong sexual content, gang, hip hop, gangsters, desert, lone wolves, crime, chase, domestic disturbance, on the run, biker, delinquent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   85%
    User:   81%
 
 5.0
 389
The Sweeper
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, gang, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, police shootout, vigilante, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   57%
 
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 6.8
 450
Run and Kill
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, criminal heroes, gory, police investigation, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, lone wolves, murder, master criminal, vengeance, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   76%
 
Moonshine Highway
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: rough, serious, 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 ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   78%
 
Disco Godfather
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, gangsters, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, fighting crime, track down, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   57%
 
The Evil That Men Do
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, secret agents, gory, special agents, assassination attempt, chase, espionage, manhunt, torture, martial arts, serial killer ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   64%
 
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 6.4
 2K
The Outsider
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: tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rivalry, gangsters, drug lord, police officer, hotshot hero, lone wolves, prostitute, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: europe, france, marseille, marseille provence, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   46%
 
 5.3
 160
Forced to Kill
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, good versus evil, adventure, crimes, heroes, rivalry, athlete's life, lone wolves, one man army, mad scientist, chase, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   40%
 
 5.4
 457
Double Tap
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A drug-lord targets an undercover FBI agent and the hit man she falls in love with while tracking.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, drugs/alcohol, government agency, crime, special agents, track down, vigilantism, working undercover, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
Walking the Edge
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, criminal's revenge, gangsters, tough law enforcer, vengeance, crime gone awry, taxi driver, manhunt, vigilantism, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   40%
 
Fist of the Warrior
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, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, master criminal, tough law enforcer, redemption, assassination, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   49%
 
 4.6
 619
Cold Steel
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, femme fatale, psychopath, chase, dealing with death, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
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Hong Kong 97
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: partners against crime, assassination, chase, false accusation, hitman, frame up, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, best friends ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: asia, china, england, hong kong, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   43%
 
 6.0
 393
Hennessy
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: politics, hidden identity, assassination attempt, terrorism, adventure, vengeance, rebelliousness, revenge, war hero, political corruption, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   33%
 
The Taking of Beverly Hills
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, one man army, hollywood, partners against crime, reluctant partners, ego clash, fighting crime, heist, save the day, car chase, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   47%
 
 7.0
 851
The Tough Ones
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: crime, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, crimes, danger, chase, law enforcement, serial killer, psychopath, fighting crime, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   41%
 
 5.9
 4K
Murphy's Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, vengeance, murder, crime, chase, vigilantism, mafia, revenge, gunfight, criminal heroes, gangster, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
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 4.8
 269
Guardian Angel
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: adventure, vengeance, martial arts, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry, femme fatale, gangsters, master warrior ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   32%
 
Jackson County Jail
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, on the road, fugitives, manhunt, false accusation, injustice, frame up, crime, chases and races, rape, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   37%
 
 4.0
 350
Armstrong
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: serious, rough, 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 ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   36%
 
 6.2
 2K
Run
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: chase, gangsters, crime, on the run, on the road, criminal heroes, organized crime, corruption, car chase, criminal's revenge, first contact, family ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
Walking Tall: Lone Justice
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 ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   40%
 
Movie in collections
 6.8
 10K
Shoot to Kill
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, adventure, kidnapping, murder, wilderness, fbi, serial killer, investigation, survival, violence, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   28%
 
 6.1
 1K
Borderline
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jeb Maynard is a patrolman guarding the U.S.-Mexican border, whose partner and buddy Scooter has just been murdered. Maynard knows that a smuggler of illegal aliens is responsible for Scooter's death, but the feds insist that drug dealers ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, biting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fugitives, gang, immigrants, lone wolves, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, manhunt, illegal immigration, human trafficking, border patrol, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
Prey of the Jaguar
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, criminal's revenge, fugitives, master criminal, master villain, superhero, special agents, revenge, vigilante, fighting crime, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   34%
 
 5.8
 607
Back to Back
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rock, bank, criminal heroes, crime, police investigation, buddies, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, hostages, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   35%
 
Missionary Man
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, one man army, lone wolves, fighting crime, modern western, vengeance, vigilantism, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 

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Black Angel Vol. 1
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Tokyo is a dark technopolis, a city of faceless chrome and cold marble. It is ruled by Nogi, a yakuza boss specializing in drugs and murder. He gained absolute power by executing the former boss and marrying his daughter, Chiaki. Only the mysterious ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, urban, crime, gangsters, master warrior, chase, track down, femme fatale, girls with guns, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
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System:   32%
    User:   36%
 
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Cop's Honour
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Cop's Honor (Parole de Flic) is a 1985 French crime movie directed by José Pinheiro and starring Alain Delon as retired police officer Daniel Pratt. His teenager daughter was killed by a gang of mysterious hooded killers so Pratt began his own ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, violence spree, village, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, murder, law enforcement, police corruption, rivalry, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa, europe, france, congo
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System:   32%
    User:   30%
 
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