Movies like Steel 1979

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Steel (1979)
 5.8
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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, rough, uplifting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: skyscraper, race against time, friendship, friends, crimes, ambition, workplace intrigue, partners, workplace, against the odds, boss and employee, workplace situations, power relations, motorcycle, truck, climbing, fire, construction, helicopter, old man, chauffeur, office, accident, truck driver, irishman ...
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 serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, chases and races, dishonesty, gang and friendship mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Steel: The Climb (2002), Monga (2010), Vigilante Force (1976), Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr (1981), Out of Inferno (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: realistic, serious, suspense, christian film
Plot: friendship, adventurer, survival, ambition, human spirit, against the odds, adventure, escapades, underdog, forces of nature, interracial friendship, mountain climbing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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: gang, friendship, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban ghetto life, society, friends, power relations, teenage life, youth, rivalry, graphic violence ...
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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, vigilante, tough heroes, graphic violence, vigilantism, siblings relations, crimes, rivalry, heroes, fighting crime, society, oil well ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: treasure hunt, race against time, escapades, obsessive quest, airplane, adventurer, survival, crimes, bounty hunter, chase, mountain, wilderness ...
Time: 80s
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: firefighter, crimes, escapades, society, skyscraper, saving a life, team, partners, catastrophe, disaster, battles, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Gangnam Blues (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A "gangster noir" set in the 1970s, when Gangnam, Seoul goes under development. Political powers and darker organizations collide as they seek to grab control of the influential and exclusive area.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, buddies, political corruption, friends, graphic violence, dishonesty, political unrest, society, land developer, separation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.1
 1K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, against the odds, vengeance, vigilantism, gambling, rivalry, crimes, violence, terror, fight, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 103
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, buddies, betrayal, crimes, family business, clergy, dishonesty, organized crime, friends, partners, strip club, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.0
 224
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: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: working undercover, drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, criminal's revenge, crimes, revenge, friendship, male female relationship, police, murder, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.3
 259
Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, mentally unstable, law enforcement, doctors and patients, rivalry, crimes, murder investigation, bomb, confined, violence spree, medical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.9
 240
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: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, tough guy, gunfight, violence, wind, battles, greed, arab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 762
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: save the day, law enforcement, race against time, rivalry, partners, crimes, disorder, master criminal, crime gone awry, one man army, ice hockey, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Wrecking Crew (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A high-level government hit squad is sent into the streets in order to complete a deadly mission.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rival gang, working undercover, crimes, undercover, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, partners, rivalry, gang, partners against crime, gang war, gang warfare ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 818
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, daring rescue, demotion, lone wolves, escapades, partners, rescue mission, navy, terrorism, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, heist, graphic violence, sexual content, criminal heroes, money, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
American Brawler (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A martial arts instructor must enter the world of illegal pit fighting in order to save his family and his dojo.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, crimes, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, dishonesty, corruption, gambling, fight, underground fighting, wrestler, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, family life, drug dealing, friendship, ambition, buddies, rise and fall, juvenile delinquency, city life, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia, memphis
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 3.4
 674
Ablaze (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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, hospital, firefighting, crimes, police investigation, race against time, law enforcement, chaos, evacuation, fire, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.4
 670
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: adventurer, skiing, best friends, against the odds, wild ride, escapades, contests and competitions, uninhibited rivalry, mountain, friends, adventure, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Guilty by Association (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: There is no honor without truth. When gang wars spin out of control in downtown Washington D.C., one man steps onto the battlefirld to hunt down a ruthless killer. A young man has been released from prison and is determined to build a new life for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, friendship, police investigation, criminal heroes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, partners, redemption, gang, investigation, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.2
 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, captivating, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, betrayal, ambition, gang war, rise to the top, buddies, rivalry, youth, life is a bitch, adulthood, right hand man, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: asia, korea, busan, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Leather and Iron (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Telliman, a rich lawyer who rides bikes on the weekends, falls into some trouble with a gang of outlaw bikers and gets a case in his possession that will only bring him misery. So...what's in the case, and why do they want it?
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, gangsters, rivalry, crimes, corporate crimes, corporate crime, chase, race against time, motorcycle chase, parents and children, kidnapping, desert ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.6
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: lovers on the run, partners, love and romance, criminal heroes, bank, crimes, escapades, bank robbery, family relations, rivalry, friendship, opposites attract ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motorcycle race, rivalry, gang, crimes, betrayal, vengeance, motorcycle chase, dishonesty, tough heroes, social relations, adventure, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, frame up, vengeance, sheriff, graphic violence, small town life, small town, police corruption, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 584
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: catastrophe, disaster, volcano, evacuation, society, journalism, escapades, adventure, racism, wilderness, forces of nature, mountain ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: oregon, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.5
 2K
Free Fall (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upwardly-mobile executive Jane (Sarah Butler) uncovers evidence that that her high powered boss may have been murdered, prompting the corporation to dispatch a "crisis manager" (D.B. Sweeny) to ensure that the truth never gets out. Now, ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: trapped in an elevator, elevator, trapped, assassination attempt, crimes, survival, manhunt, murderer, skyscraper, female protagonist, assassin, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
River of Death (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An adventurer (Hamilton) decides to go in search of the lost city in the Amazon jungle. A motley crew of other people with reasons of their own decide to join him for the wealth of the lost city. But to their horror they find out that they have bit ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: jungle, adventurer, mad scientist, betrayal, chase, investigation, daring rescue, vengeance, heroic mission, rivalry, treasure hunt, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1965, year 1945, 60s
Place: south america, usa, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, kidnapping, motorcycle gang, gang rape, rescue, crimes, gangsters, adventure, heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%