Movies like Commander 1991

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Commander (1991)
 8.5
 10K
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, slum, rain, organized crime, gratitude, widow, police station, beating, guilt, umbrella, love interest, hugging, teenage mother, bail, birth mother, unwed mother, eyeglasses, gangster, mother son relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about gangsters, murder, gangster, revenge, orphan, police and crimes mostly in Action, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Commander: Vishnu (1994), Business Man (2012), Kabali (2016), Mass (2004), Raees (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 67
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: death sentence, model, port, capital punishment, politics, drunkard, prisoner, landlord, worker
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95%
 7.1
 9K
Business Man (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime
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.
Plot: gangster, politician, kidnapping, organized crime, police, anti heroes, gangsters, anti hero, police commissioner, love interest, orphan, police officer killed
Place: mumbai india
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78%
 6.2
 11K
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: ambiguous ending
Plot: tamil, rivalry, oppression, husband wife relationship, gangster, wrongful conviction, betrayal, frame up, ex convict, false accusation, blood splatter, release from prison ...
Time: 2010s, 80s
Place: malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.4
 1K
Mass (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 162 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 ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, revenge, organized crime, orphan, flashback, mafia, friend, chase, death, friendship, avenger, criminal gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 39K
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.
Plot: bootlegging, organized crime, police officer, corruption, prohibition, smuggling, smuggler, police corruption, love, shot to death, dancing, truck ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
 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: realistic, serious, cult film
Plot: gangsters, assassination, friendship, murder, wedding, criminal's revenge, orphan, siblings relations, bollywood, vengeance, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, india, new delhi, mumbai india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: heist, crime boss, waterfall, pop star, robbery, burglar, suicide attempt, police, on the run, stolen money, chase, thief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Overview Coming Soon...
Plot: rape, murder of sister, hung upside down, self justice, murder of mother, death of mother, court, female lawyer, vigilantism, death of sister, police officer, home invasion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 8.8
 3K
Om (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A 1995 Kannada film.
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, femme fatale, car on fire, gift, anti hero, blood splatter, stabbed in the leg, rain, hockey stick, bail, knife, vomiting ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.3
 8K
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: rough, disturbing, suspense
Plot: warden, secret past, tough guy, violence, one against many, bollywood, fight, brawl, hand to hand combat, martial arts, love interest, one man army ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.7
 8K
Agneepath (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Vijay's father is brutally lynched by villagers after being framed by Kancha Cheena, and his family is forced to flee. The young Vijay vows revenge, and grows...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: gangsters, murder, dishonesty, deadly, crime, criminal heroes, crimes, on the run, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry, gang ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.3
 130
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) ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, neo noir, organized crime, debt, friendship, love, suicide, hitman
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: marital problem, prison, orphan, church, talking to self, police, husband wife reunion, petty thief, lawyer, confession, corruption, hanging ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.6
 15K
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: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, orphan, society, rivalry, crime, family problems, bollywood, family in crisis, vengeance, mafia ...
Time: 80s
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 774
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, friendship, gangsters, police investigation, gang, working undercover, vengeance, on the run, going straight, siblings relations, bollywood, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, friendship, orphan, danger, rivalry, law enforcement, stalking, crimes, deadly, society, criminal heroes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
 971
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, martial arts, fight, bandana, cancer, school teacher, friend, basketball, death, husband wife relationship, wife husband relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.6
 261
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: tough guy, heroes, police, arrest, government official, funeral, police officer, murder, beating, rain, fake blood, tough cop ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 194
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: undercover, wrongful arrest, police station, gang, shot in the back, revenge, motorcycle, female police officer, police, revolver, policewoman
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.8
 15K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: police station, dishonesty, law enforcement, fighting crime, rivalry, crimes, criminal's revenge, bribery, vigilantism, police brutality, honest law enforcer, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 8.0
 686
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: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: friendship, against the odds, orphan, satire, search for mother, escape, poverty, following a dream, orphanage, tragic event, second chance, slum ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 4K
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, rough, suspenseful
Plot: politics, gangsters, bribery, moral dilemma, introspection, human nature, police corruption, ransom, injustice, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.4
 723
Billa (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Billa (Rajinikanth) is a powerful mafia lord, who in spite of being one of the most wanted on the list of Interpol, remains elusive to the police. Meanwhile, after a couple of unsuccessful attempts at nabbing Billa, the police finally succeed, but ...
Style: cult film
Plot: death of brother, death, police officer, crime boss, vengeance, murder, criminal gang, police raid, suitcase, police, gangster, undercover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 30
Daku Hasina (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Story: A 1987 Hindi movie.
Plot: gang, bandit, outlaw gang, revenge, death of brother, outlaw, photograph, blood, writing in blood, murder, murder of brother, police ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Justice Is Blind (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Chattaniki kallu levu is action thriller based movie in which, the story deals with siblings Vijay (Chiranjeevi) and Durga (Lakshmi) pursuing their sister’s and father’s murderers.Their father and sister are killed by 3 men, John (Hema Sundar), ...
Plot: murder of parents, eyeglasses, murder, self justice, policewoman, loss of parent, vigilantism, murderer, orphan, pigeon, female police officer, revenge ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, escape, robbery, murder, criminal, convict, spanking, armed robbery, prisoner, prison life
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.2
 194
New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Allegedly based on a true story, this film follows the life of Toshi, a Japanese man living in America and working with the New York City police. After being recommended for undercover work, Toshi decides to go after a gang lead by Hawk. Hawk and ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, undercover, friendship, police station, working undercover, vengeance, martial arts, friends, police detective, gory, graphic violence, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 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, bollywood, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, society, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.6
 3K
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, exciting, suspense
Plot: murder, revenge, adoptive mother, gang war, corrupt politician, social worker, gangsters, crimes, investigation, danger, brother brother relationship, bodyguard ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 14K
The Kitchen (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Irish mob story set in 1970s Hell's Kitchen. After the mobsters are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place — and do as good of a job, if not better.
Style: cynical, suspense, captivating, tense, surprise ending
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, armed robbery, gangster, shooting, extortion, courtroom, jeweler, mafia, friendship, irish mob, boss ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, year 1978
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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