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: exciting, tense, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: vengeance, vigilante, crimes, heroes, psychopath, injustice, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, violence spree, chase, on the run, track down, fall in love, one on one, fugitives, obsessive quest, car chase, vigilantism, danger, society, heroic mission, fighting crime, chases and races, law enforcement, deadly ...
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 crimes, rivalry, deadly, murder, chases and races, vengeance and law enforcement mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Gladiator: The Sweeper (1996), Motorpsycho! (1965), Zero Tolerance (1994), Moonshine Highway (1996), Brotherhood of Death (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 401
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, vigilante, police shootout, working undercover, crimes, danger, self discovery, murder, chase, rivalry, gang, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.0
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, delinquent, biker, chase, psychopath, on the run, desert, vengeance, gangsters, heroes, track down, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.3
 459
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug abuse, murder, confined, working undercover, crimes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, danger, law enforcement, undercover, chases and races, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, working undercover, crimes, chases and races, against the rules, couple relations, rebellion, estrangement, police corruption, on the run, fighting crime, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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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: realistic, rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, racism, vietnam war, revenge, life is a bitch, heroes, social decay, deadly, crimes, interracial relations, vengeance, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, car chase, crimes, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, drug abuse, gangsters, lone wolves, hotshot hero, injustice, chases and races, drug lord ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.6
 632
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, dealing with death, crime, chase, car chase, investigation, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, witty, semi serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disco, martial arts, nightclub, chases and races, life is a bitch, tough law enforcer, crimes, working undercover, crime, unlikely partners, tough heroes, drug abuse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.4
 538
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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: injustice, vigilantism, battles, murder, deadly, heroes, racism, vengeance, rivalry, americana, alcohol abuse, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: montana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Assassin Next Door (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: chase, hitman, woman in danger, vengeance, danger, deadly, disobey, rivalry, friendship, crimes, on the run, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ 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, superhero, vigilante, revenge, dealing with death, master villain, crimes, danger, tough heroes, manhunt, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, taxi driver, crimes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, hitman, police investigation, vigilantism, crime gone awry, danger, criminal heroes, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 467
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, danger, dishonesty, track down, gangsters, master criminal, deadly, criminal's revenge, gory, vengeance, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: rough, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, tough law enforcer, loss of partner, fighting crime, police detective, law enforcement, crime, police officer killed, police chase, crimes, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 403
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: rough, exciting, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, youth, vengeance, vigilantism, life is a bitch, siblings relations, death wish, society, law enforcement, sexual abuse, crime, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vengeance, rivalry, battles, religions or cults, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, lone wolves, hotshot hero, injustice, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 881
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: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, psychopath, injustice, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, serial killer, vigilantism, vengeance, dishonesty, fighting crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Russian Specialist (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, heroes, tough heroes, crimes, danger, deadly, gangsters, gang, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Missionary Man (2007)
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, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, modern western, hitman, tough heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crimes, deadly, fighting crime, danger, lone wolves, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, vengeance, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, danger, law enforcement, vigilantism, deadly, heroes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, murder, rivalry, false accusation, survival, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, frame up, best friends, race against time ...
Time: 90s, near future
Place: hong kong, china, asia, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, covert operation, introspection, moral dilemma, society, drug dealing, danger, race against time, orphan, on the run, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: disturbing, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, murder, good versus evil, chase, vigilantism, hitman, assassination, torture, revolver, sadist, martial arts, vigilante ...
Time: 80s
Place: holland, europe, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.0
 404
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: exciting, bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, revenge, war hero, political corruption, law enforcement, danger, crimes, state affairs, adventure, confined, rebelliousness, ira ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.3
 293
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, bounty hunter, dishonesty, gangsters, heroes, criminal's revenge, track down, on the run, murder, deadly, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.1
 373
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, track down, heroes, fighting crime, gangsters, deadly, political intrigue, dishonesty, law enforcement, political conspiracy, computers and web, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 42K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, danger, crime, revenge, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, california, latin america ...
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, police corruption, vengeance, redemption, dishonesty, gangsters, track down, danger, rivalry, vigilantism, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 165
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, chase, murder, martial arts, racism, mad scientist, rivalry, deadly, track down, heroes, tough heroes, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, bodyguard, vengeance, crimes, confined, haunted by the past, missing child, heroes, track down, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%