Movies like Commander

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Commander (1991)
 8.5
 12K
Commander (1991)
Original name: தளபதி
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Surya is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather. They rule the town and forms a parallel government. Things are well until new district collect, step -brother of Surya takes charge. Surya finds his mom and decides to surrender.
Plot: orphan, prison, gangsters, friendship, criminal, abandoned baby, rain, organized crime, slum, gratitude, widow, police station, hugging, guilt, love interest, teenage mother, bail, birth mother, unwed mother, mother son relationship, beating, eyeglasses, umbrella, gangster

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Most similar movies to Commander

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about gangsters, murder, criminal, revenge, orphan, crimes and police mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Commander: Business Man (2012), Kabali (2016), Vishnu (1994), Hero (1987), Mass (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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Business Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Surya, a young man, moves to Mumbai hoping to join the underworld. He forms his own gang and starts recruiting criminals and gangsters. Things take a turn when he falls in love with a cop's daughter.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: love interest, organized crime, politician, gangsters, police, police officer killed, criminal, bandit, outlaw gang, tragic love, criminal gang, crimes ...
Place: mumbai india
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95%
 6.2
 13K
Kabali (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: A gangster in Malaysia goes in search of his family after 25 years of imprisonment.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: oppression, revenge, murder, attempted murder, gangsters, released from prison, frame up, husband wife relationship, husband wife reunion, betrayal, ex convict, organized crime ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 5.6
 83
Vishnu (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Jaishankar sends away his son Vijay out of fear of the greedy relative Thalaivasal. When Vijay returns after a long time, Thalaivasal assigns him the job of killing Jaishankar's son, unaware of his real identity.
Plot: landlord, worker, port, drunkard, politics, prisoner, model, death sentence
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.7
 19K
Hero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Sakthivelu Nayakar (Kamal Hassan), the protagonist, is born to an anti-government union leader. The child Velu is tricked by the police into locating his father...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: criminal heroes, gangsters, family in crisis, vengeance, crimes, orphan, rivalry, society, family problems, murder witness, cruelty, respect ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
slum movies
278
widow movies
1616
 6.4
 1K
Mass (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Mass (Akkineni Nagarjuna) is an orphan, who bonds well with his landlord's son Adi (Sunil). He is behind a collegian Anjali (Jyothika) who happens to be the daughter of Vizag city's mafia don Satya (Raghuvaran). This restricts her from ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, psychological
Plot: mafia, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, revenge, friendship, avenger, organized crime, orphan, criminal gang, death, neighbor, friend, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.4
 883
Footpath (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Footpath is a Hindi crime thriller film directed by Vikram Bhatt and released in 2003. The film stars Aftab Shivdasani, Rahul Dev, Bipasha Basu and marked the debut of Emraan Hashmi. The film failed to do well at the box office. This film is ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: gangsters, friendship, murder, gang, police investigation, vengeance, working undercover, going straight, on the run, siblings relations, false identity, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new delhi, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Thiruda Thiruda (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Portly CBI Inspector Laxminarayan is assigned to track down 1000 Crore Rupees worth of stolen currency from the Government Security Press in Nasik. His assignment will lead him to Ashok Tejani, and then to two burglars in Tamil Nadu, Shankar and ...
Plot: crime boss, waterfall, on the run, pop star, stolen money, heist, train, robbery, thief, fight, police, chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 523
Reich (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Action
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex and Andre are two hit men who face death and violence every day but also understand the gentleness of love. They would like to start a new life, but their involvement in the criminal underground is too deep. Alex and Andre move about in a world ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: mafia, killer, relationship problems, crimes, love interest, love story, murderer, mafioso, forbidden love, love affair, criminal gang, gangsters ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 3K
The Pigeon (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: At an early age, Kishen, to provide a better life for himself and his younger brother Karan, entered the underworld. To prevent the same fate from happening to Karan, he sent him abroad, but before this had happened, Karan had fallen in love with ...
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: wedding, murder, friendship, gangsters, assassination, brother brother relationship, vengeance, siblings relations, rivalry, criminal's revenge, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, india, new delhi, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 10K
Petta (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A hostel warden becomes the target of a dreaded politician and his gangster son, but little do they realise that it is they who should fear him.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspense
Plot: warden, secret past, violence, tough guy, fight, one man army, martial arts, fistfight, brawl, love interest, one against many, gang war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Plot: professor, rape and revenge, revenge, death of sister, police officer, home invasion, corruption, vigilante, vigilantism, rape, murder of mother, court ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 9.0
 3K
Om (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A 1995 Kannada film.
Style: cult film
Plot: gangsters, flashback, handicapped, betrayal, redemption, bail, suicide, cripple, jail, hospital, prank, hindu ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 151
Supari (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Supari is a modern-day drama of greed, ambition, power and deceit. Four best friends end up owing 500,000 rupees to Mamta Sekhri, a woman involved in various underworld activities. The friends are forced to kill for money (an act called) ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: friendship, love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, organized crime, debt, suicide, hitman
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 1K
Yeshwant (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: After arresting a drug dealer during an undercover operation, police officer Yeshwant Lohar (Nana Patekar) is framed for murder and imprisoned by his corrupt supervisor, Salim Shaikh (Mohan Joshi), who is involved in distributing narcotics. ...
Plot: corruption, marital problem, hanging, prison, affair, corrupt politician, journalist, petty thief, ship, wrongful conviction, husband wife reunion, church ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Anbulla Rajinikanth (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Anbulla Rajinikanth
Plot: affection, terminal illness, letter, correspondence, mother superior, child protagonist, orphan, caretaker, orphanage, rudeness, grief, death of child ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Aatish: Feel the Fire (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Baba and Avinash are brothers who lives in a shanty house with their widowed mother, who makes a living as a housemaid. When a stalker attempts to rape their mother, Baba knives him to death, and the three, along with an orphan named Nawab, take ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Plot: friendship, gangsters, frame up, wooing, down on your luck, siblings relations, murder, vengeance, urban ghetto life, family relations, urban ghetto, disagreement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 1K
Johnny (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Johnny is a Tollywood sports film released on 25 April 2003, written and directed by Pawan Kalyan. Kalyan also starred in the film, along with Renu Desai. The film didn't perform well commercially, although it recovered its budget. Box Office ...
Plot: money, orphan, fight, martial arts, death, friend, basketball, cancer, school teacher, sport, husband wife relationship, bandana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 44K
Raees (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Set in the early ’80s and ’90s in Gujarat, India, ‘Raees’ is a fictitious story of a crime lord named Raees, who builds an entire empire from scratch, and a police officer who is determined to bring him down.
Style: tense, suspense, captivating
Plot: bootlegging, smuggler, organized crime, corruption, police officer, smuggling, prohibition, crimes, marital problem, relationship problems, financial problem, money problems ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 3.4
 414
Anjaneya (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: DCP Paramaguru (Ajith) an efficient police officer who fights with the scum of the society. He later masquerades as a thief to infiltrate into the underworld. The bad guys are surprised to find that Paramguru is the DCP, out to get them. So they all ...
Style: suspense
Plot: heroes, government official, arrest, politician, police officer, murder, funeral, monologue, rain, tough guy, tough cop, corruption ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 721
Thanks Maa (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 120 min.
Story: While on the run from the reformatory, a 12 year old boy named Municipality finds and saves a two day old abandoned baby from becoming the prey to a ferocious street dog. Failing to find any takers among the people whom he deemed responsible and ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, ambiguous ending
Plot: orphan, against the odds, friendship, slum, second chance, poverty, following a dream, tragic event, escape, orphanage, search for mother, satire ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 5K
Apaharan (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Story of a tumultuous and complex relationship between a father (Mohan Agashe) and son (Ajay Devgan), set against the backdrop of a thriving kidnapping industry in the Hindi heartland of Bihar.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: politics, gangsters, bribery, moral dilemma, crimes, dishonesty, injustice, ransom, human nature, police corruption, introspection, unemployment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.8
 17K
Gangaajal (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: An SP Amit Kumar who is given charge of Tezpur police station in Bihar. The area is full of corruption, inefficiency, bribery, nepotism, favoritism and crime with help from the local police. Gradually Amit realizes that the local politician Sadhu ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Plot: police station, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, police brutality, vigilantism, rivalry, police corruption, bribery, honest law enforcer, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 9K
Kaala (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: A gangster from Tirunelveli, who is the King of Dharavi, fights for keeping the land safe from mighty politicians and the land mafia.
Style: disturbing, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: battles, political leader, gangsters, protector, revenge, loss of wife, fight, righting the wronged, corrupt politician, political corruption, politician, city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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beating movies
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eyeglasses movies
1470
umbrella movies
988
gangster movies
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 5.0
 233
Pandian (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: The film is about Pandian (Rajinikanth) who wants to avenge his sister's (Jaysudha) husband's ( Charan Raj) death. He joins the murderer's gang, and how he takes revenge forms the crux of "Pandian". Then the gang came to ...
Plot: gang, motorcycle, undercover, wrongful arrest, police station, policewoman, police, revenge, revolver, shot in the back
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Santiago Violenta (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mauro, Noel and Broco have been an inseparable group of friends since grade school. All grown up, their lives are not what they hoped they would be. Life has become so routine that they do nothing more than wait for the weekends to drink themselves ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, neo noir, contemplative
Plot: friendship, criminal underworld, gangsters, respect, friend, heist, violence, robbery, gang, criminal, organized crime, gunfight ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Story: Swarg Yahan Narak Yahan is the story of a dignified father (Mithun) and his conflict with his Brat son (Mithun in a double role). Sumalatha and Shilpa Shirodkar play the leading ladies for the father and the son respectively. The film resembles ...
Plot: father son conflict, police officer, criminal, birthday party, lust, wedding night, rain, marriage, father son relationship, real life father and son playing father and son, filicide, motorcycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 39
Daku Hasina (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Story: A 1987 Hindi movie.
Plot: gang, outlaw gang, murder, bandit, murder of brother, criminal, police, death of brother, revenge, photograph, blood, writing in blood
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 4K
The Chain (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The world erodes around Vijay, an honest police officer. He is jailed for 6 months on false charges, trapped by gang leader Teja. When Vijay is released from jail, he plans to take revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, gangsters, hide and seek, vengeance, honest law enforcer, crimes, society, rivalry, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 196 min.
Story: Filmed on location at Alcatraz Island, this two-part "whole story" actually concentrates on a handful of the denizens behind the cold grey walls of "The Rock". Michael Beck plays the real-life Clarence Carnes, an Oklahoma Choctaw ...
Plot: alcatraz, prison, convict, armed robbery, prison life, escape, robbery, murder, criminal, prisoner, spanking
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 4K
Big B (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Big B is a 2007 Malayalam action-thriller film co-written and directed by Amal Neerad, starring Mammootty in the title role.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
Plot: murder, revenge, adoptive mother, social worker, corrupt politician, gang war, investigation, gangsters, crimes, brother brother relationship, sibling relationship, gunfight ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%