Movies like Thunder and Lightning

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Thunder and Lightning (1977)
 5.3
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Thunder and Lightning (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man who hauls liquor for moonshiners comes up against a competing gang of moonshiners who intend to get rid of him and take over his operation.
Style: cult film
Plot: moonshine, bootlegging, sniper, martial arts, gangsters, kung fu, car, police, violence, hitman, heroes, forbidden love, truck, female nudity, tough guy, male female relationship, kidnapping, racial slur, gun, golf, beach, hand to hand combat, bartender, chase, martial artist ...
Time: 70s
Place: southern usa

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Most similar movies to Thunder and Lightning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, cult film, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about fistfight, violence, martial arts, heroes, brawl, gunfight and showdown mostly in Action, Crime and Comedy genres. Some movies like Thunder and Lightning: 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974), Carquake! (1976), The Chase (1994), Dragons Forever (1988), Breaker! Breaker! (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
99 and 44/100% Dead (1974)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Uncle Frank Kelly calls on Harry Crown to help him in a gang war. The war becomes personal when Harry's new girlfriend is kidnapped by Uncle Frank's enemy, Big Eddie.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, stylized, humorous ...
Plot: chase, gangsters, car chase, hitman, kidnapping, undercover, rivalry, chases and races, heroes, deadly, crime, danger ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 4K
Carquake! (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, heroes, chase, anti heroes, martial artist, chaos and mayhem, hostage, ambition, crimes, race against time, escapades, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.9
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The Chase (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: car chase, hostage, chase, kidnapping, on the run, gunfight, pursuit, crimes, disorder, escapades, unlikely couple, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, mexico, california, los angeles, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Dragons Forever (1988)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hot-shot lawyer hired by a Hong Kong chemical plant to dispose of opposition to their polluting ways. But when he falls for a beautiful woman out to stop the plant, Jackie is torn in a conflict of interest and asks his trusty ...
Style: exciting, neurotic, humorous, semi serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, factory, lawyer, art, fight, cons and scams, dishonesty, courtroom, gangster, fistfight, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Breaker! Breaker! (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Truck driver searches for his brother, who has disappeared in a town run by a corrupt judge.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: small town, martial arts, missing person, chase, corruption, police corruption, judge, vengeance, partners, buddies, kidnapping, track down ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ninja Destroyer (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A lucrative emerald mine and the various protagonists who are struggling to wrest control of it for their own profitable ends.
Plot: female nudity, katana sword, hand to hand combat, brawl, hitman, disarming someone, male nudity, explosion, one man army, pistol, m 16, sword fight ...
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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, texas ranger, fbi, vengeance, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, danger, tough law enforcer, gang, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Lady Street Fighter (1981)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Exotic Eastern European beauty, Linda Allen, flies in to Los Angeles to track down the evil mobsters who tortured and murdered her sister. Meanwhile, the mobsters are trying to find a tape with information that would be incriminating to them. ...
Plot: martial artist, disarming someone, car chase, revenge, escape, fistfight, murder, hand to hand combat, exploitation, love interest, handcuffs, pistol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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American Kickboxer 2 (1993)
Genre: Action, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two rivals, one a cop and the other a martial arts teacher team up to save a little girl from a terrorist and his henchmen.
Style: cult film
Plot: shotgun, ransom, ak 47, blood splatter, rescue mission, gunfight, blood, hand to hand combat, uzi, romantic rivalry, two man army, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.0
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Dragon Fight (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tigers plan to defect, an attempt to ...
Plot: martial arts, brutality, police car, justice, chase, gangster, death, master warrior, heroes, irony of fate, gun, car chase ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Love and a Bullet (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Malik Bishop is the best killer in the business, but when his crimelord employer wants his girlfriend, who may be unfaithful, eliminated, Bishop doesn't count on falling in love with the woman. Now he must choose between his heart and, perhaps, ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: hitman, villain turns good, fall in love, dangerous attraction, crimes, stalking, deadly, crime, villain, racial slur, tough guy, violence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
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Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, suspense, talky, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, organized crime, one man army, vengeance, chase, danger, rivalry, gangsters, vigilante, violence, bullying, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: colorado, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, chase, crimes, journalist, drug dealer, escapades, gangs, gang, danger, bravery, assassination attempt, heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: australia, new york, usa, melbourne australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hot Summer in Barefoot County (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A city cop is sent out to the country to go undercover and bust up a ring of moonshiners run by a woman and her three hot teenage daughters.
Style: cult film
Plot: motorcycle, biker, police, southerner, mother daughter relationship, attempted rape, hillbilly, violence, car chase, sexuality, sheriff, church ...
Place: north carolina, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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To the Death (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Rick Quinn decides to retire from the ring, but his main adversary, Denard, wants him to fight again and murders Quinn's wife. Quinn suspects Denard, but can't do anything. Three month later, Quinn is jailed after a ...
Plot: kickboxer, kickboxing, martial arts, fight, revenge, martial arts training, sexploitation, hand to hand combat, bare breasts, karate chop, kung fu classic, foot chase ...
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, fighting crime, ambition, tough heroes, righting the wronged, uninhibited rivalry, vigilantism, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 30s, 20s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bad Georgia Road (1977)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: New York City woman inherits a moonshine farm in the South.
Plot: heiress, hillbilly, moonshine, redneck, sunglasses, kiss, rape, inheritance, knife, pickup truck, convertible, breakfast ...
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Knock Out Cop (1973)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This cop doesn't carry a gun - his fist is loaded!
Style: exciting, not serious, realistic, humorous, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, chase, martial arts, farce, law enforcement, one man army, rivalry, tough heroes, graphic violence, chases and races, drug dealing, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: naples italy, africa, napoli italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Blind Fists of Bruce (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The incomparable martial arts expert, Bruce Li, stars as a wealthy hero who defends his village from the assaults of ill-wishers.
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, adventure, gangsters, rivalry, heroes, crimes, gang, heroic mission, village, village life, fighting style ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
American Ninja 5 (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a scientists daughter is kidnapped, American Ninja, attempts to find her, but this time he teams up with a youngster he has trained in the ways of the ninja.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, master warrior, heroes, chase, kidnapping, martial arts, save the day, adventure, one man army, rivalry, master villain, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Vanishing Son (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two students in the Peoples Republic of China are forced to flee out of China after having taken part in a protest action for freedom. They come to America, and try to build up a new life. After a while, one of the brothers pursues a musical career ...
Plot: chinese, brawl, fistfight, kung fu, martial arts, hand to hand combat, student, master warrior, kung fu fighting, martial artist, violence, beefcake martial arts ...
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinary unique assassin in service of the US President.
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, tense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, secret agents, conspiracy, faked death, new identity, power relations, cure, teachers and students, teaching the ways of the world, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, korea, washington d.c., pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Master (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Uncle Tak is famous for using Chinese herbal medicines to cure diseases. A martial arts expert, he also teaches the young how to defend themselves. One of his students, Johnny, dreams of monopolizing the teaching of kung fu throughout the United ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, karate, bus, bank, heroes, master warrior, kung fu, rivalry, master criminal, chases and races, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, china, usa, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Musketeers Forever (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Group of ex-secret agents open a jazz club in Las Vegas. One of them falls in love with an Indian, and finds out that the local Indian Reserve is threatened by the greed of a powerful gangster. So, like three modern musketeers, they start to act...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.0
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Bird on a Wire (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A FBI informant has kept his new identity secret for 15 years, now an old flame has recognised him and the bad guys are back for revenge.
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: usa, wisconsin, united states, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Executive Target (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: His wife held hostage, a stunt driver is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: heroes, car chase, kidnapping, terrorism, prison, gang, chase, deadly, rivalry, danger, missing person, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Black Samurai (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Robert Sand, agent of D.R.A.G.O.N. (Defense Reserve Agency Guardian Of Nations), is playing tennis on his vacation with a beautiful black girl, when his commanding officers ask him to save a Chinese girl who happens to be Sand's girlfriend, and ...
Style: cult film
Plot: master warrior, gunshot, blood spatter, good versus evil, gadget, katana sword, samurai, battle, cult, striptease, warrior, vulture ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Naughty Boys (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Frequent Jackie Chan cohort Mars stars as Sing, an ex-con who's supposed to dig up the buried loot of his three still-jailed buddies...but when he gets to it, he finds that the treasure chest is full of rocks! The other three are convinced that ...
Plot: kung fu, violence, prison, prisoner, kung fu classic, stylized violence, martial artist, kung fu fighting, male female relationship, hand to hand combat, martial arts, brawl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Armed Response (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car accident, murder, yakuza, bartender, shotgun, partners, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, betrayal, rivalry, reluctant partners, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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One Man Army (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Jerry Trimble plays a straight shooting man caught up in the politics of a crooked little town. To get to the truth about his grandfather's death, he must first kick out the criminals --including the sheriff-- effectively ...
Style: cult film
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