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L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
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L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
Original name: Los Angeles Streetfighter
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: martial arts, school, gang, hitman, ninja, gangsters, crimes, teenage life, rivalry, drug dealing, against the odds, criminal heroes, sex, mafia, dancing, combat, fight, kung fu, prostitute, money, violence, student, female nudity, warrior, tough guy ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, realistic and suspenseful films with plots about rivalry, crimes, martial arts, heroes, violence, fistfight and kung fu 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: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: streetfighting, gangsters, heroes, gang violence, mixed martial arts, vengeance, crimes, coming of age, law enforcement, gang, rivalry, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, working undercover, vengeance, law enforcement, undercover, partners, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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: suspense, exciting, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: streetfighting, gang, crimes, urban ghetto life, friendship, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, organized crime, showdown, gang war, underground fighting, underground tournament ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, kung fu, fight, wartime life, against the odds, school, heroic mission, vigilantism, murder, vengeance ...
Place: taiwan, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, streetfighting, gangsters, heroes, street gang, kickboxing, gang war, illegal fistfight, street fighter, love and romance, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
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Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, crimes, lone wolves, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, violence spree ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
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: realistic, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: high school, martial arts, heroes, gang, swat team, urban ghetto, friends, school, vigilantism, teenage life, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, gangsters, heroes, buddy cop, yakuza, fight, gunfight, mafia, robbery, graphic violence, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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: serious, captivating, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, tough heroes, mortal combat, fight, battles, acrobat ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, heroes, murder, martial arts, rivalry, gang, investigation, law enforcement, buddies, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, soldier, master warrior, terrorism, martial arts, battles, ex soldier, graphic violence, mortal combat, jujitsu, fight to the death, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, frame up, vengeance, criminal's revenge, crimes, family relations, siblings relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, false accusation, brother brother relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
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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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Shatter (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
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46%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 62
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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 ...
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Genre: Action, Drama
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the third film of the Lone Wolf and Cub series, Ogami Itto volunteers to be tortured by Yakuza to save a prostitute and is hired by their leader to kill an evil chamberlain.
Style: stylized, talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Snake-Crane Secret (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Snake and Crane Secret is a fast paced martial arts action film about a familys battle for survival. A family tries to uphold their honor while keeping their Sacred Kung Fu book from getting into the wrong hands. A tale of deceit mistrust and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, family relations, tough heroes, graphic violence, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, betrayal, good versus evil, crimes ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%