Movies like Savage Dawn

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Savage Dawn (1985)
 5.1
 523
Savage Dawn (1985)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A motorcycle gang take over a small city in Arizona.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gang, heroes, desert, small town, biker, explosion, vietnam veteran, gang leader, biker gang, gangsters, crimes, military, disability, soldier, battles, contests and competitions, terrorism, clergy, injustice, graphic violence, against the odds, danger, small town life, buddies, gory ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, arizona

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Most similar movies to Savage Dawn

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, rivalry, heroes, gang, deadly, vengeance and danger mostly in Action, Drama and War genres. Some movies like Savage Dawn: Hell's Belles (1969), Death Before Dishonor (1987), Jackals (1986), Eye of the Tiger (1986), El Gringo (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 275
Hell's Belles (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When hot-headed Dan out-drives the thoroughly vicious Tony in a motorcycle race and wins a brand new bike, he sets in motion a chain of events that includes one blazing gas station and a disastrous rock slide.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, desert, theft, motorcycle, money, revenge, heroes, escapades, rivalry, adventure, crimes, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Death Before Dishonor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gunnery Sergeant Burns reports for duty to an American Embassy in the Middle East. However due to the 'enlightened' views of the Ambassador, the marine security detachment he is in charge of is severely restricted in their functions and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, military, kidnapping, terrorism, battles, soldier, one man army, terrorist, u.s. embassy, isolation, military life, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: middle east, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 194
Jackals (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cops in a small town near the Mexican border find themselves caught up in a scheme that smuggles illegal aliens into the country.
Style: rough, clever, suspenseful, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, crimes, law enforcement, chases and races, crime, society, witnessing a crime, rivalry, dishonesty, heroes, immigrants, desert ...
Time: 80s
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
50%
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 5.4
 6K
El Gringo (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000 – and a bloody past – suddenly finds himself under attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: small town, criminal, outlaw, gang, track down, rivalry, danger, crimes, deadly, crime, lone wolves, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Chrome and Hot Leather (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Green Beret returns home from the Vietnam war to find that a gang of murderous bikers has killed his fiancee. He calls on several of his Green Beret buddies to come and help him take revenge on the gang.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: green beret, biker, revenge, crimes, gang, soldier, best friends, crime, chases and races, danger, buddies, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.8
 2K
McBain (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Santos attempts to lead a people's revolt in Colombia to overthrow the Presidente. When his revolt fails and he is killed, his sister Christina goes to New York to find McBain, a lieutenant Santos rescued during the Vietnam War. McBain agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, soldier, military, drug dealing, vengeance, rebelliousness, heroes, gang, buddies, danger, rivalry, revolution ...
Time: year 1973
Place: vietnam, colombia, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 149
Cain's Way (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following the Civil War, Confederate Captain Justice Cain has retired to a quiet life with his young son and black wife. However, the men of his old outfit, known as Cain's Cutthroats, have turned to lives of murder, torture and robbery. They ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, eye patch, clergy, chases and races, bounty hunter, heroes, adventure, escapades, law enforcement, androids and robots, gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 2.6
 352
The Dirt Gang (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A film crew shooting in the desert is terrorized by a vicious outlaw motorcycle gang (on dirt bikes, no less) who are after the women in the company.
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, crimes, filmmaking, chases and races, rivalry, deadly, danger, crime, gang, woman in danger, anti conformity, anti establishment ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 637
Cage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the army the two ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, buddies, misfit, crime, confined, rivalry, mentally challenged, gangsters, heroes, contests and competitions, vengeance, kidnapping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Angels Hard as They Come (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of crazy bikers meet up with a group of drug-addicted hippies in a small town, but the two roving factions are soon at odds with one another and chaos ensues.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Plot: biker, hippie, motorcycle chase, on the road, gang, psychopath, drug dealing, crimes, deadly, tough heroes, biker gang, violence ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, battles, soldier, master warrior, martial arts, terrorism, ex soldier, deadly, danger, mortal combat, graphic violence, fight to the death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.5
 450
SEAL Team VI (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inspired by actual events: This heroic saga depicts an elite counter-terrorism team's black ops incursion into Iraq four days prior to Operation: Desert Shield and the harrowing consequences its members faced when their covert mission was ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: battles, desert, military, escapades, danger, save the day, isolation, basic training, soldier, confined, tough heroes, blood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 277
The Hard Ride (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: While in Vietnam, a GI promises his dying buddy that he'll take care of his motorcycle, "Baby", when he gets back home. After his discharge, he meets up with his dead friend's girlfriend, gets the bike, and then runs into trouble ...
Style: bleak, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle gang, friends, battles, americana, friendship, crimes, best friends, babies and infants, military, buddies, society, misfit ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, united states, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Satan's Sadists (1969)
Genre: Action, Horror, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The "Satans" are a very cruel biker gang led by Anchor. The gang goes to a diner in the middle of nowhere in the California desert where they begin to terrorize Lew and his patrons and his waitress, Tracy. After a little killing, one of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, motorcycle gang, outlaw, suicide, switchblade, criminal, bare breasts, graphic violence, diner, crime, supernatural, gangsters ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 464
Vendetta (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A sexy stuntwoman gets herself thrown into prison to avenge the death of her sister.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: prison, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), women's prison, vengeance, prison gang, crimes, deadly, rivalry, investigation, confined, gang ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, criminal's revenge, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, police, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.7
 409
Desert Thunder (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Terrorists threaten to launch a missile armed with deadly disease at Europe. A special unit is put together to stop them.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: terrorism, military, bar fight, escapades, aerial combats, profanity, graphic violence, heroic mission, heroes, danger, deadly, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Battle-scarred and disillusioned by the war, Corporal Chris Merrimette is put in charge of a unit whose next mission is to resupply a remote outpost on the edge of Taliban-controlled territory. While driving through the hostile Helmand province, a ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taliban, navy seal, military, wartime life, against the odds, terrorism, heroes, danger, soldier, war, race against time, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.7
 86
Quiet Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to terrorists. Whalen has all the help that he can afford. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, terrorism, vietnam veteran, one man army, crimes, on the run, deadly, heroes, crime, law enforcement, chases and races, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, frame up, revenge, police, rape, vietnam veteran, biker, vigilante, hippie, motorcycle, motorcycle gang, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, police, revenge, death of family, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 200
Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, gangsters, frame up, vengeance, family life, false accusation, righting the wronged, crimes, crime, gang ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Human Shield (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The Human Shield is a 1991 film directed by Ted Post. It stars Michael Dudikoff and Tommy Hinkley. It is about a former government agent who must save his diabetic brother from Iraqi abductors.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, danger, special agents, battles, heroes, confined, state affairs, deadly, crimes, military, adventure, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: iraq, middle east, iran, baghdad iraq, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
East L.A. Warriors (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As host of gladiator-style duels in which gangbangers battle to the death, East Los Angeles drug kingpin Chesare (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) capitalizes on gang antagonisms. But Chesare hasn't counted on the tactics of vengeance-minded Aurelio ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, mixed martial arts, streetfighting, gang violence, vengeance, crime, crimes, battles, gang, rivalry, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Australia, USA, Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, siege, battles, massacre, sergeant, escapades, danger, survival, heroic mission, against the odds, military base, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.0
 484
Devil's Angels (1967)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An exiled band of Hell's Angels strike a bargain with the Sheriff of a local town, let them stay and the town is safe. But a local girl strays into their lair and sparks off a full scale Angel war.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: small town, adventure, gang, society, juvenile delinquency, lone wolves, life is a bitch, rivalry, distopia, vengeance, small town life, social decay ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 486
True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, crimes, criminal's revenge, vengeance, siblings relations, family relations, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 347
The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, daring rescue, drug dealing, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, lone wolves, addiction, city life, fight ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Glory Stompers (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Chino is the tough leader of a motorcycle gang who starts off a war when he abducts and mistreats the leader of the enemy biker gang, Darryl, and his girlfriend Chris. Things get violent when Darryl comes back for revenge.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), gang, graphic violence, vengeance, missing person, rivalry, confined, gangsters, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%