Movies like Steel 1979

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Steel (1979)
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Steel (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mike Catton was once a world-renowned construction foreman (at least in the construction world), but an accident left him with a serious fear of heights. Unable to climb the big skyscrapers while under construction, he retired and became a truck driver. But when an old friend needs him to help put up a building, and when the old friend gets harassed and threatened by an Evil Corporate Type, he comes out of retirement and assembles the creme de la creme of the construction world. Together, they race against time to finish the building while the Evil Corporate Type tries to stop them.
Style: exciting, uplifting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: skyscraper, race against time, crimes, friendship, friends, partners, crime, ambition, against the odds, anti hero, workplace intrigue, danger, boss and employee, workplace, anti heroes, workplace situations, power relations, motorcycle, truck, climbing, old man, chauffeur, accident, office, truck driver ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky

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Most similar movies to Steel

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, danger, crime, chases and races, graphic violence and adventure mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Steel: The Climb (2002), Out of Inferno (2013), Monga (2010), Vigilante Force (1976), Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 644
The Climb (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, adventurer, ambition, survival, human spirit, against the odds, danger, escapades, adventure, forces of nature, underdog, interracial friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 777
Out of Inferno (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On the hottest day in 50 years, a serious fire incident happened to a busy commercial tower, a gaggle of fire fighters with an indestructible enthusiasm are going to save lives.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, escapades, danger, society, skyscraper, firefighter, saving a life, team, partners, catastrophe, office, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: friendship, gang, juvenile delinquency, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, power relations, youth, teenage life, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Vigilante Force (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Vigilante Force is a 1976 American action film concerning a Vietnam War veteran (Kris Kristofferson) and his buddies, who are hired by his brother (Jan-Michael Vincent) and others in a small California town for protection from rowdy oil-field ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, graphic violence, vigilantism, siblings relations, tough heroes, heroes, rivalry, society, fighting crime, crimes, anti heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a lake high in the mountains of New Zealand hunter Gibbie Gibson discovers a plane wreck from WW2. When he tells it around, a gang of crooks follows and threatens him and his daughter, because they know there are 50 million dollars in the wreck. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, survival, airplane, chase, crimes, bounty hunter, danger, adventurer, mountain ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 3.9
 183
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: working undercover, rivalry, law enforcement, drug dealing, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, murder, police, friendship, male female relationship, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.4
 20K
Setup (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of friends plan out a detailed heist that turns deadly when one betrays the other by taking off with the goods. Taking matters into his own hands, Sonny seeks out his revenge teaming up with the most dangerous mob boss in town to get back ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, danger, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, betrayal, crime, prisoner, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 919
Defiance (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, rivalry, crime, vengeance, vigilantism, against the odds, gambling, crimes, violence, rage, loner ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Turn of Faith (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mob drama starring Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mia Sara and Costas Mandylor.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, buddies, betrayal, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, crime, partners, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.2
 564
Firestorm (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, chaos, police investigation, race against time, crimes, danger, law enforcement, evacuation, firefighter, fire, firefighting, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.5
 611
Deep Winter (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Maverick downhill racer, Tyler Crowe, reunites with best friend and renegade snowboarder, Mark Rider. It doesn't take long for the old friends to take on a new mission. Together they head to Alaska, where led by a veteran guide, the two attempt ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: adventurer, skiing, best friends, danger, escapades, against the odds, wild ride, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, mountain, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, danger, doctors and patients, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: working undercover, undercover, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, gang, partners, danger, urban ghetto life, partners against crime, gang war, african american ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 3.4
 221
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, police corruption, disorder, urban ghetto, law enforcement, friendship, danger, rivalry, bank, heist, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 222
The Waiter (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man travels through corporate corruption and his own sin to find his soul.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, danger, tough guy, gunfight, violence, head bandage, headband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 709
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, race against time, save the day, crimes, disorder, rivalry, crime gone awry, danger, deadly, master criminal, partners, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.0
 692
Stormforce (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Na een ‘incidentje’ tijdens een receptie voor de hoogste legertop wordt duiker Rick Symons naar het 40ste Search and Rescue smaldeel in Koksijde gestuurd. Rick wordt er opgenomen in een even competente als aparte Sea King crew. Zijn grootste ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mission gone awry, adventure, danger, daring rescue, escapades, partners, lone wolves, demotion, rescue mission, navy, terrorism, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 481
St. Helens (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The movie begins with the volcano's awakening on March 20 and ends with its eruption on May 18, 1980
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, disaster movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, adventure, escapades, evacuation, racism, forces of nature, wilderness, danger, society, journalism, resort, reporter ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: washington state, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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State Property (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Frustrated with being broke, Beans decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, drug dealing, family life, crimes, juvenile delinquency, friendship, criminal heroes, ambition, urban ghetto life, city life, social decay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, memphis, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.6
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, rivalry, danger, life turned upside down, going straight, dishonesty, on the run, chases and races, graphic violence, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adapted from the successful novel, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. The story follows the Infidelz MC's former President, Patch Kinkade, who has left his personal demons behind for the calm ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, betrayal, motorcycle race, tough heroes, dishonesty, motorcycle chase, danger, adventure, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 5K
Friend (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The film follows the lives of four childhood friends: Joon-seok, the leader, whose father is a powerful mob boss; Dong-su, whose father is an undertaker; class clown Jung-ho; and Sang-taek, an exemplary student. The story is the director's ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, rough, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, rise to the top, ambition, gang war, buddies, life is a bitch, youth, adulthood, rivalry, right hand man, friends ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 792
Electric Slide (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A heightened homage to the City of Angels, Electric Slide riffs on the real-life story of Eddie Dodson, the notorious "Gentleman Bank Robber." With a debonair sophistication and a serious talent for flirt, Dodson managed to lure money from ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Plot: lovers on the run, crime, love and romance, partners, chases and races, criminal heroes, bank, crimes, escapades, bank robbery, family relations, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two lovers, Mary and Larry, in their Dodge Charger are chased by the police after robbing a grocery store.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, chase, robbery, mechanic, partners, law enforcement, buddies, race against time, store, car chase, danger, police ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Small Town in Texas (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A crooked sheriff in a small Southern town frames an ex-convict in a drug bust and takes his girlfriend.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, frame up, vengeance, sheriff, law enforcement, dishonesty, chases and races, crime, police corruption, small town, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 233
Scorchy (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seattle undercover narc Jackie Parker (Connie Stevens) is out to bust the drug smuggling ring commanded by Philip Bianco.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), undercover, secret agents, chases and races, blind ambition, crime, drug dealing, chase, partners, law enforcement, working undercover, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
For the Love of Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spanning over two decades, "For the Love of Money" follows the true account of an Israeli immigrant who searches for his piece of the American dream.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: going straight, ambition, starting over, lifestyle, crimes, hopes, criminal heroes, profanity, mafia, graphic violence, family relations, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, los angeles, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Puncture Wounds (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, bloody violence, explosion, karate, martial arts, gunfight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Peace Killers (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Siblings Kristy and Jeffrey are buying supplies at a remote desert gas station when some members of a biker gang come cruising in. The bikers recognize Kristy, who used to be the main squeeze of the gang's leader before she ran away. The pair ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, motorcycle gang, vengeance, tough heroes, gory, crime, heroes, adventure, gangsters, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 41
Sunland Heat (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A martial artist tries to form a new life after leaving her husband who is a part of organized crime. But after her daughter is kidnapped, it's time for her to spring into action.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, adventure, vengeance, rivalry, assassin, mother daughter relationship, murder, betrayal, haunted by the past, save the day, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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