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Sakura Killers (1987)
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Sakura Killers (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, Taiwan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Chuck Connors stars in this routine martial arts feature as the Colonel. He sends agents Sonny (Mike Kelly) and Dennis (George Nichols) to Taiwan in search of microfilm containing experiments on genetic engineering. The agents soon find themselves up against Japanese killers known as the Sakura who plan to sell United States secrets to the Soviet Union. Sonny and Dennis train with a martial arts master in order to fight the enemy and obtain the coveted microfilm.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, crimes, heroes, destiny, frame up, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, ninja, fight, agent, death, warrior, professor, ninjitsu
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: taiwan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, rough, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about rivalry, crimes, martial arts, heroes, danger, master warrior and violence mostly in Action, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Sakura Killers: Sticks of Death (1986), Shootfighter II (1996), Bloodmatch (1991), American Tigers (1996), Fighting Madam 2 (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sticks of Death (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A man masters the ancient art of arnis with the help of his grandfather to get revenge on a group of crooks who attempted to beat him to death.
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, adventure, heroes, dishonesty, deadly, cons and scams, vengeance, contests and competitions, danger, criminal heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
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Shootfighter II (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In this martial-arts actioner, Miami mobsters find themselves in mortal danger after an angry police chief hires the world's most vicious fighters and uses them to launch a city-wide vendetta
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, danger, working undercover, vengeance, deadly, master warrior, contests and competitions, heroes, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: miami, florida
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Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Brick Bardo is on a mission to find out which one of the world's greatest kickboxers killed his brother. Five years ago, one of the four champs was fixing fights and set up his brother in the fight that took his life. Now Bardo must take on the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, chases and races, crimes, heroes, adventure, righting the wronged, heroic mission, frame up, crime, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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American Tigers (1996)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Terrorists from all countries are to be reunited in order to join forces against their governments. The USA army notice it. A group of assassins, waiting in jail to be executed by firing squad get the chance to be exonerated if they participate in ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Fighting Madam 2 (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: SEARCH AND DESTROY (1988) - Terrorists destroy a chemical factory. A virus is released that infects the people of the town with a strange psychosis. Stars Joe Ambrose, Tom Banks and Peter Drinco
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, virus, contamination, heroes, danger, deadly, chases and races, rivalry, factory
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man, Kazuya Mishima, wakes up alone in an unfamiliar hotel room without any recollection of who he is or how he got there. He is tormented by flashes of his past and by the face of an ominous stranger. The next thing he knows, Kazuya is ...
Style: rough, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, love interest, terrorist ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane and Christy Goody who have acquired a rare jade dragon, ...
Style: rough, realistic, exciting, serious
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Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A gang of four eyed crooks led by Kurt Bishop (McCarthy) are ripping off top dollar computer chips from a list of factories. The night they hit Dynaphase Systems, two dirty employees are staying late using company resources to develop their own ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Underground (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the UK suburbs, an underground tournament is set to challenge twelve fighters from different backgrounds to compete for the price of £500,000. They have been handpicked for a no-holds barred competition that will push each fighter to their ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Frogmen Operation Stormbringer (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Captain Rick Jeffries is the head of a group of elite soldiers who swim into action, doing the dirty jobs no else can or wants to do. They are in pursuit of a world traveling terrorist known only as Casper, and have the difficult job of bringing him ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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43%
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Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chen Wo-Fu plays construction worker Ku Ting, whose skill at "tai chi" (shadow boxing) is as great as his pacifism. But when his girlfriend is raped by vicious gangsters, he shows everyone the true power and beauty of tai chi.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ken has just moved from Kansas with his mother. He talks to a girl named Julie, not knowing that her boyfriend Tom is very possessive of her. Tom is learning karate from Lee, a sensei whose brother was killed by a rookie cop named Billy. Billy has ...
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Genre: Action
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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