Movies like Running Scared 1980

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Running Scared (1980)
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Running Scared (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's 1961. Two servicemen smuggle a box of military gear to USA. Leroy tries out a military camera and accidentally takes a picture of some military facilities. Army finds one of the pictures and thinks they're communist spies.
Style: suspenseful, clever, humorous, suspense, melancholic, harsh, talky, intense, visually appealing, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: spy, military, adventure, espionage, chase, weapons, catastrophe, survival, teenager, gangsters, school, twists and turns, revenge, children, gang, escape, violence, family, friendship, torture, betrayal, murder, crimes, cold war, bullying ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 1960s
Place: florida, usa, cuba, california

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Most similar movies to Running Scared

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, exciting, serious and unusual plot structure films with plots about dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, vengeance, destiny, storytelling and life philosophy mostly in Action, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Running Scared: Gator (1976), Breakout (1975), 24: Redemption (2008), Flipper (1963), Gross Anatomy (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Gator (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose ...
Style: neo noir, buddy movie, unusual plot structure, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, violence, sport, stereotypes, foul language, transformation, enormously long battle scene, farce, nerd, teenager, cult, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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95%
 6.1
 4K
Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: light, suspenseful, tense, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, chase, fugitives, manhunt, helicopter, runaway, adventure, rescue, prison life, captivity, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, ireland, latin america, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.4
 28K
24: Redemption (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: intense, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: terrorist plot, politics, kidnapping, special agents, violence, brutality, secret agents, political unrest, police corruption, heroes, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, washington d.c., usa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.1
 2K
Flipper (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.The dolphin named Flipper first swam into ...
Style: touching, feel good, melancholic, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: dolphins, adventure, youth, family, ocean, coming of age, healing power, pets, young heroes, friendship, teenage life, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s, 60s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Gross Anatomy (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Joe Slovak is a brilliant first-year med student whose casual, nonconforming approach to life gets tested when he enrolls in Gross Anatomy, the toughest course in med school.
Style: talky, clever, humorous, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenager, medical, romance, school, medical school, college, nudity (full frontal - brief), violence, writers, love story, transformation, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Born American (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Finland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three American students vacationing in Finland, cross the border into Russia for fun of it. When they are spotted by the Russian soldiers who are shooting to kill, it's not fun anymore. Captured and thrown in jail, they find it's not fun ...
Style: suspense, stylized, harsh, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: prison, violence, torture, kgb, stereotypes, politics, false accusation, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, prison life, american abroad ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia, finland, new jersey, helsinki finland, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Londo Mollari, the Centauri Emperor, recounts the initial contact between the Humans and Minbari, which resulted in a major incident and subsequent war, for an eager pair of youngsters wanting a story about love and conflict.
Style: dramatic, talky, light, intense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: space opera, space wars, alien, adventure, military, benign alien, space travel, genocide, humanity, weapons, brutality, catastrophe ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 5K
Tuff Turf (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The new guy (James Spader) in a Los Angeles high school does some singing and fights a hotshot (Paul Mones) over a disco dancer (Kim Richards).
Style: sexy, erotic, unusual plot structure, visually appealing, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: high school, teenager, gang, bullying, male objectification, dancing, coming of age, youth, street gang, violence, exploitation, sex ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Wanted: Dead or Alive (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This movie features a character who is supposed to be the descendant of the character played Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall is also a bounty. But also an ...
Style: intense, rough, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, justice, vengeance, chase, police investigation, bounty hunter, master criminal, undercover, against the odds, race against time, on the run, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Style: dark, light, melancholic, harsh, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, space station, military, apocalypse, alien, sacrifice, transformation, culture clash, catastrophe, redemption, brutality ...
Time: future, 23rd century
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981, three 12 year old friends, Chris Strompolos, Eric Zala and Jayson Lamb, began filming their own shot-by-shot adaptation of the Spielberg classic in the backyards of their Mississippi homes. After 6 ...
Style: exciting, humorous, entertaining, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: adventure, good versus evil, treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, treasure, technology, conspiracy, betrayal, fight, snake, culture clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Let's Get Harry (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Harry Burck has been kidnapped by South American terrorists, and when the US Government refuses to intervene, Harry's friends decide to take matters into their own hands!
Style: sexy, feel good, humorous, thought provoking, buddy movie ...
Plot: kidnapping, adventure, friendship, escape, superhero, fight, underdog, runaway, small town, stereotypes, unlikely friendships, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: colombia, latin america, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, clever, intense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, prison escape, woman in danger, self sacrifice, twists and turns, escape, fugitives, runaway, murder mystery, vengeance, survival, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, israel, canada, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Operation Dumbo Drop (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, War
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five Green Berets stationed in Vietnam in 1968 grudgingly undertake the mission of a lifetime -- to secretly transport an 8,000-pound elephant through 200 miles of rough jungle terrain. High jinks prevail when Capt. Sam Cahill promises the ...
Style: humorous, feel good, sweet, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night, pre-teens
Plot: vietnam war, disney, military, rescue, elephant, politics, family, war, village, animals, wartime, mentor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: vietnam, middle east, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, clever ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, fbi, cold war, teenager, investigation, crimes, death, teenage boy, mentor, secrets, violence, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, los angeles, usa, california, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Poseidon Adventure (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: A cruise ship succumbs to a terrorist act and capsizes on New Year's eve. A rag-tag group of survivors, spearheaded by a priest and a homeland security agent, must journey through the upside down vessel and attempt an escape.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, cruise ship, adventure, ship, survival, natural disaster, christmas, disaster, new year's eve, greed, ocean, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Style: epic, breathtaking, exciting, serious, lyrical ...
Plot: martial arts, adventure, vengeance, desert, fight, sword fight, survival, escapades, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, medieval, epic battle ...
Time: 8th century
Place: china, tokyo, japan, asia, ancient china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Cloak & Dagger (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into ...
Style: exciting, light, unusual plot structure, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: spy, imaginary friend, espionage, coming of age, childhood, murder, superhero, good versus evil, adventure, family, disbelieving adult, dragon ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.1
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Red Scorpion (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa, Namibia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Russian KGB agent is sent to Africa to kill an anti-Communist black revolutionary. However, he has a change of heart when he sees how the Russians and their Cuban allies are killing and repressing the locals, so he switches sides and helps the ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, harsh, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, adventure, brutality, gunfight, assassination, justice, gratuitous violence, soldier, mission of murder, state affairs, war, politics ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.3
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The Principal (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Burglary. Drugs. Assault. Rape. The students at Brandel High are more than new Principal Rick Latimer bargained for. Gangs fight to control the school using knives - even guns - when they have to. When Latimer and the head of security try to clean ...
Style: feel good, sexy, stylized, humorous, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teacher, youth gang, high school, teenager, vigilante, gangsters, vigilantism, gang, chase, crimes, street gang, high school life ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 8K
Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: intense, harsh, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, vengeance, gangsters, drug addiction, crimes, friends, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, youth, society, greed, street gang ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 14K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, wilderness, adventure, chase, fbi, mountain, on the run, survival, kidnapping, hostage ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 17K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, chase, crimes, gangsters, hip hop, police investigation, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.4
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Blue Thunder (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: sexy, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, buddy movie ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, conspiracy, surveillance, military, aviation, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, chase, car chase, terrorism, crimes, helicopter pilot ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Patricia Arquette stars as American widow Laura Bowman, a young doctor who's unwittingly drawn into political turmoil while vacationing in Burma in the late 1980s, in this fictionalized drama based on actual events. Bowman initially left San ...
Style: thought provoking, suspense, touching, intense, inspirational ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: politics, adaptation, state affairs, haunted by the past, leadership, heroes, revolution, justice, lone hero, jungle, existentialism, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: burma, asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Missing in Action (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: American servicemen are still being held captive in Vietnam and it's up to one man to bring them home in this blistering, fast-paced action/adventure starring martial arts superstar Chuck Norris.Following a daring escape from a Vietnamese POW ...
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, adventure, one man army, martial arts, military, heroes, fight scenes, justice, rescue, military life, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, the philippines, thailand, asia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 10K
Chill Factor (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A store clerk and an ice cream truck driver are thrown together when a dying scientist entrusts them with a deadly chemical kept in ice. This chemical will kill every living thing once it melts. They have to take the chemical codenamed ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, save the day, police investigation, race against time, misfit partners, undercover, island, chase, machismo, disaster, adventure, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, cuba, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.2
 6K
Billy Jack (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
Style: allegory, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, talky, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: school, rape, hippie, cult, small town, vigilantism, tough guy, racism, native american, revenge, violence, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa, vietnam, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 1K
The Aviator (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A 1920s mail pilot and a rich man's daughter crash-land on a mountain full of hungry wolves.
Style: melancholic, inspirational, serious, realistic, visually appealing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, survival, rescue, courage, loneliness, aviation, human spirit, adventure, forces of nature, against the odds, isolation, save the day ...
Time: 1920s, 70s, 80s, year 1918
Place: california, new jersey, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 26K
The Quest (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ghang-gheng, the ancient winner-take-all competition in which the deadliest fighters from around the world employ the most spectacular feats of martial arts skills ever displayed in order to win the prized Golden Dragon. But fighting prowess alone ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, realistic, ridiculous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, adventure, fight scenes, island, contests and competitions, martial arts tournament, mixed martial arts, friendship, life philosophy, brutality, mentor, revenge ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: thailand, new york, himalaya, asia, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%