Movies like L.A. Streetfighters

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L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
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L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tony is the new kid at school. He befriend gang leader Young, whose top rival is Chan. Tony is also dating Chan's sister, Lily. When Young and Tony are hired as personal security, they head to a private party run by a drug dealer. When Young steals the money from the dealer, two hitmen arrive and torture his gang. Young must fight them off but also face the wrath of Chan. Tony must help his new friend before it's too late.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, martial arts, gang, hitman, ninja, teenage life, gangsters, crimes, drug dealing, against the odds, criminal heroes, rivalry, sex, dancing, fight, prostitute, kung fu, student, money, violence, mafia, female nudity, tough guy, warrior, street fight ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to L.A. Streetfighters

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, martial arts, rivalry, heroes, violence, kung fu and fistfight mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like L.A. Streetfighters: East L.A. Warriors (1989), Rage of Honor (1987), Honor (2006), New Fists of Fury (1976), Ring of Fire (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: heroes, gangsters, gang, rivalry, coming of age, law enforcement, crimes, crime, battles, vengeance, streetfighting, beefcake martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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95%
 5.6
 679
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, chases and races, crime, dishonesty, partners, rivalry, undercover, drug dealing, betrayal, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 4.3
 545
Honor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: streetfighting, gang, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, showdown, organized crime, underground tournament, underground fighting, gang war ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, fight, kung fu, wartime life, vengeance, gang, anti heroes, rivalry, master villain, escapades ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 4.9
 674
Ring of Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The main character, Johnny Woo, is a Chinese doctor who has given up fighting in the ring. His brother is a teacher in a kick-boxing club. Johnny Woo fall in love with Julie, whose brother is a teacher in a rival kick-boxing club. Tension builds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang war, kickboxing, street gang, illegal fistfight, profanity, gang, rivalry, opposites attract, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Muay Thai Fighter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, friendship, gang, martial artist, master warrior, crimes, gangsters, one man army, muay thai, urban, graphic violence, betrayal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.1
 567
Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: rough, exciting, tense, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, family in danger, violence spree, crime, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, high school, gang, swat team, adventure, youth, rivalry, ambition, leadership, soldier, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.7
 165
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, murder, righting the wronged, frame up, vengeance, family life, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 664
Back to Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An ex-cop finds himself caught up in a battle between Japanese mobsters and local gangland thugs and discovers that he was framed for wrong-doings by a corrupt cop.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heroes, gangsters, martial arts, chases and races, crime, gang, reluctant partners, buddies, hostages, on the run, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Guy with Secret Kung Fu (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Guy with Secret Kung Fu stars Meng Fei and Li Chung Chien as two anti-Qing rebels and kung fu fighters who frequently rescue damsels in distress, including one memorable boat fight at the very beginning of the film. Thugs try to board a boat ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, zombie, heroes, martial arts, fight, ambush, hand to hand combat, beating, soldier, wizards and magicians, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, good versus evil, heroes, master warrior, terrorism, manhunt, vengeance, island, escapades, master villain, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, usa, asia, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, battles, master warrior, soldier, martial arts, terrorism, ex soldier, adventure, partners, vengeance, heroic mission, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 418
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, criminal's revenge, crimes, vengeance, siblings relations, family relations, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 545
Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, police protection, revenge, vigilante, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Executioner (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three street toughs are hired to take down a Tokyo drug dealer in this hard-hitting Toei karate action film.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, martial arts, hitman, stoners, tough heroes, drug dealing, crime, vengeance, rivalry, leadership, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a remote Caribbean island, Army Ranger Joe Armstrong saves an old friend from the clutches of "The Lion", an evil super-criminal who has kidnapped a local scientist and mass-produced an army of mutant Ninja warriors.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, kidnapping, soldier, one man army, heroes, danger, adventure, fighting crime, good versus evil, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Fists of Bruce Lee (1978)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fighters ally with each other and fight for no apparent reason. The plot is meaningless, just a vehicle to see fight scenes.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, law enforcement, rivalry, drug dealing, adventure, deadly, danger, crimes, drug abuse, kidnapping, fall in love, survival ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Crippled Masters (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two men skilled in the arts of Kung-Fu are betrayed by their master and crippled for life, one left with no arms and the other with no legs. Despite their obvious disadvantages, they learn to combine their martial arts skills and seek revenge ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, cripple, disability, vengeance, royal family, master criminal, misfit, escapades, danger, crimes, confined ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 682
Hapkido (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Korea, 1934. During the Japanese occupation, there is open warfare between rival martial arts schools. There is a fight in the marketplace, and three Chinese students can't stand the unfair way of students that side up with the invasors, when ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, master warrior, rivalry, kung fu, teachers and students, human spirit, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, hopes, society ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: china, korea, asia, hong kong, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Duel of the Iron Fist (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tan Jen-chieh’s life spins out of control when he’s forced into exile to clear his name following the murder of his adopted father. He’s hunted in the streets. His lover, Butterfly, turns to prostitution. And his father’s likely killer – a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu, martial arts, heroes, rivalry, crimes, one man army, master warrior, vigilantism, vengeance, gangsters, gang, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 1900s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Martial Arts of Shaolin (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jet Li weasels out of the north Shaolin temple to assassinate a despotic ruler at the ruler's extravagant public birthday celebration. Two other men from the south Shaolin temple also set out to assassinate the ruler, but all three fail and are ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: shaolin, martial arts, shaolin monk, shaolin kung fu, soldier, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, vengeance, track down, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 326
Midnight Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the police start a crackdown on Yakuza activities, a killer (James Lew) starts killing the cops forcing a martial-arts officer (Lorenzo Lamas) to fight back. AKA Midnight Man
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: fistfight, police officer killed, martial arts, stylized violence, violence, villain, martial artist, gangsters, kung fu master, hand to hand combat, police officer, sword fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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 ⇓
44%
 6.5
 839
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty, murder, betrayal, love, brutality, violence, kidnapping, mafia, crime, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: czech republic, russia, ukraine, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crimes, gang, partners, rivalry, criminal's revenge, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance, injustice, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 51
Two Coyotes (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A drug runner takes over a lucrative drug business only to find his new found empire crumble when a deal goes bad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, hitman, gangsters, criminal's revenge, addiction, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, drug dealing, crime, drug abuse, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Best of the Best 3: No Turning Back (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tommy Lee (Phillip Rhee) comes to visit his sister and finds that the town is being overrun with members of the Arian brotherhood. These Arian brothers certainly weren't expecting a Taekwondo expert to show up. Tommy and his sister's ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, cult film, complex ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, racism, small town, gang, crimes, music band, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, society ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 350
Shatter (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Shatter, an international contract killer, has been assigned to assassinate the President of a small African country and collect his fee from a bank in the Far East. On arrival in Hong Kong his life is threatened and when the bank denies all ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, assassination, hitman, chases and races, danger, undercover, law enforcement, police investigation, gangsters, secret agents, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: hong kong, europe, england, china, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 337
Crack House (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rick and Melissa are a pair of young lovers hoping to get out of the slums for good and escape the poverty and crime their families and friends have gotten involved in. All this comes to an end when Rick feels he must rejoin his old gang to avenge ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, nudity (full frontal - brief), drug dealing, poverty, rape victim, young lovers, law enforcement, graphic violence, urban ghetto life, high school, teenage life, against the odds ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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