Movies like Defiance 1980

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Defiance (1980)
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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 battling the Souls and not only changing their attitudes, but the attitudes of his previously intimidated neighbors as well.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, gambling, crimes, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, against the odds, revenge, fight, sailor, violence, murder, loner, rage, terror, street, crime
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Defiance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, rivalry, gang, gangsters, murder, vengeance and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Defiance: Breaking Point (1976), New York Cop (1993), Vigilante Force (1976), The Last Riders (1992), The Peace Killers (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Breaking Point (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Mafia tries to take revenge against a man who testified against them in court.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilante, mafia, prison, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, rebellion, criminal heroes, crimes, legal, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: philadelphia, usa
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New York Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 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: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, friendship, martial arts, working undercover, vengeance, graphic violence, fighting crime, gangsters, law enforcement, crimes, gang, betrayal ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 ⇓
79%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, law enforcement, gangsters, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, death of family, police, revenge, biker, deadly
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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 ⇓
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Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, frame up, vigilante, motorcycle gang, hippie, motorcycle, biker, vietnam veteran, rape, revenge, police, violence spree ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, detroit
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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 ⇓
71%
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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 ⇓
64%
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The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A true immigrant story set against the vibrant backdrop of Flushing, N.Y. in the 1980s and 1990s.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinese mafia, gangsters, gang, police investigation, life is a bitch, tragic love, law enforcement, crimes, siblings relations, immigrants, murder, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Irish Eyes" explores the relationship between two Irish-American brothers in Boston born to immigrant parents and raised in a rough, working class Irish neighborhood. After watching their father being gunned down in front of their eyes as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: gangsters, family relations, politics, rivalry, ambition, crimes, siblings relations, battles, legal action, gang, criminal heroes, contests and competitions ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Madso's War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A power vacuum develops when the top mob boss flees a federal indictment.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, murder, swashbuckler, violence, gunfight, mafia, mafioso ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
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62%
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 ⇓
59%
Enemy Territory (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An insurance salesman inadvertently gets trapped after dark in an apartment building that is terrorized by a street gang called "The Vampires."
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, gang, crimes, confined, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, society, vampire, ghetto, murder, violence, racial injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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One Eyed King (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Residents of Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen attempt to balance family and friendship against the harsh street life that unfolds around them
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: gangsters, gang, crimes, mafia, fight, city life, mafioso, embezzler, caper, criminal, urban setting, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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50%
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Young Warriors (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a young woman is gang raped and murdered in a California college town, her brother takes up arms by night with a gang of like-minded vigilantes from his fraternity, brutally punishing any miscreants they catch in a criminal act.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Death Collector (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A kid from the neighborhood goes to work for the Mafia as a collector.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, disorder, hitman, kids in trouble, rivalry, gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, crime gone awry, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, society, love and romance, graphic violence, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Back in the Day (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young man slides back into a life of crime after reuniting with a shady acquaintance from his past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, gang, racism, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, moral dilemma, fall in love, introspection, crimes, crime gone awry, starting over ...
Time: contemporary
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49%
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Baseline (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, exciting ...
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White Line Fever (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An independent trucker with a pregnant wife fights cargo crooks and the big shot they work for.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
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43%
A Brooklyn State of Mind (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Al Stanco has lived all of his life in Brooklyn and does some work for the local crime lord, Danny Parente. New to the neighbourhood is Gabriela, a filmmaker shooting a documentary on the real Brooklyn. Al and Gabriela become friendly but the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: fall in love, friendship, vengeance, working undercover, murder, parents and children, love and romance, going straight, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
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41%
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The Hard Easy (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two separate teams of jewel thieves, one low-rent and one upscale, both desperate, converge on the same score at the exact same time, and a simple job turns out very complicated and very bloody.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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Corrupt (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: After decades of terror, two deadly street gangs reach a delicate truce and young MJ (Silkk the Shocker) sees a way out of the hood once and for all. Only Corrupt (Ice-T) stands in MJ's way, resulting into a violent and brutal roller coaster ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Hot Boyz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Injustice begets a criminal. Kool is an artist without prospects, a black belt in karate, and in love with LaShawna, poised and college bound. One night she witnesses a stabbing and discovers the victim is a cop as he dies in her arms. She's ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, racism, gangsters, social decay, murder, false accusation, police corruption, police investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, urban ghetto, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, murder, pimp, childhood trauma, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, vigilantism, boxing, lone wolves, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 347
The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, daring rescue, addiction, crimes, rivalry, lone wolves, life is a bitch, heroes, drug dealing, city life, fight, kidnapping ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Badge 373 (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When his partner is killed, tough Irish detective Eddie Ryan (Robert Duvall) vows to avenge the death, whatever the cost. As he begins unraveling clues, his behavior becomes so outrageous that he's obliged to turn in his badge, but the ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, sociopath, police officer, tough heroes, police detective, loss of partner, police investigation, obsessive quest, tough law enforcer, rivalry, crimes, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%