Movies like Three the Hard Way

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Three the Hard Way (1974)
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Three the Hard Way (1974)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story involves a white supremist plot to taint the United States water supply with a toxin that is harmless to whites but lethal to blacks. The only obstacles that stand in the way of this dastardly plan are Jim Brown, Fred Williamson and Jim Kelly, who shoot, kick and karate chop their way to final victory.
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, genocide, crimes, heroes, racism, injustice, crime, interracial relations, vigilantism, society, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, assassination, sex, fight, kung fu, karate, militant, violence, hitman, death, hostage ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, chicago illinois, detroit, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Three the Hard Way

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, martial arts, gunfight, fistfight, deadly and pistol mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Three the Hard Way: One Down, Two to go (1982), Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973), Raw Target (1995), Black Gunn (1972), Original Gangstas (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, contests and competitions, law enforcement, partners against crime, undercover, rescue, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance, tough heroes, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, robbery, hitman, vigilante, urban ghetto life, vengeance, graphic violence, sexual content, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.4
 76
Raw Target (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: This high-powered action flick follows kickboxing champion Johnny Rider, who quits the ring after accidentally killing an opponent but is forced to employ his skills again to avenge the death of his brother at the hands of crime boss Rod Sparks ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, kickboxing, down on your luck, vengeance, chases and races, law enforcement, graphic violence, gang, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 615
Black Gunn (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A successful and popular nightclub owner who believes financial independence is the path to equality and success, must act as a go-between for militant-minded brother and the white gang syndicate his brother has attacked and robbed. Their ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, nightclub, gangsters, chases and races, deadly, fighting the system, crimes, society, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, chase ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vigilante, murder, heroes, profanity, gunfight, gang violence, fistfight, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.6
 982
Bloodmatch (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, revenge, adventure, righting the wronged, frame up, vengeance, heroic mission, murder, heroes, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tougher than Shaft and smoother than Superfly, this high-voltage sequel to Black Caesar explodes with enough action to incinerate New York City. Packed with machine-gun mayhem and riveting adventure, Hell Up in Harlem is nothing less than a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police corruption, grizzly bear, deadly, gang, chase, society, rivalry, criminal heroes, dishonesty, clergy, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, harlem, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Black Belt Jones (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jones is a secret agent who has gone into semi-retirement, concentrating instead on teaching the martial arts to inner city youths. The karate school is run by a kindly old coot named Pops ,played by Scatman Crothers. His gambling debts, however, ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, chase, heroes, vigilantism, heist, black belt, criminal heroes, gang, righting the wronged, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, australia, usa, south central los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4.1
 384
Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prestigious senator and the passengers on board a train are kidnapped by a militia group.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, terrorism, martial arts, hijacking, chases and races, crimes, race against time, danger, save the day, heroes, law enforcement, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one man army, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, one against many, tough heroes, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.0
 238
Forced to Kill (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A repo man tries to deliver a repossessed Jaguar. He's captured by a bizarre family, straight out of the backwoods, who force him to fight in an illegal, bare-fist tournament run by an insane sheriff.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, one man army, chase, master warrior, crimes, mad scientist, chases and races, danger, deadly, ambition, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, false accusation, political conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, one man army, fighting the system, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilantism, vengeance, factory, social decay, psychopath, injustice, drug dealing, gangsters, prison, jail, home invasion ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Brotherhood of Death (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Black soldiers are home from the war and head to a small Southern town. The town is dominated by a group of Klansmen who keep the Black majority from voting or being treated like human beings. However, these newcomers convince the local ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vietnam war, racism, revenge, ku klux klan, social decay, interracial relations, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, heroes, injustice ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.2
 588
Blood Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Zheng Zhou is the most feared warrior from the Shaolin Dynasty in China. His fighting and weapons skills are legendary. But when his parents are killed and sister kidnapped, he turns to a life of drugs and crime that will almost kill him. With the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, martial arts, violence, smuggling, drug cartel, profanity, sexual content, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, heroes, assassination, on the run, murder, conspiracy, political corruption, political conspiracy, frame up, protagonist as suspect, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one against many, gunfight, terrorist, behind enemy lines, chases and races, crimes, danger, starting over, assassination, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 3K
The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Plot: one man army, investigation, law enforcement, crimes, track down, danger, dishonesty, life is a bitch, violence, fistfight, hand to hand combat, murder of family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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On the Edge (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dakota Smith is an ex-cop and former private eye with a proclivity for community service. When a young basketball player entangles himself with drug dealers, he turns to Dak for help. Eventually goons are sent to kill the hoopster, but they hit the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, hitman, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, partners against crime, rivalry, drug dealing, law enforcement, crimes, urban ghetto, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, revenge plot, political corruption, political conspiracy, terrorism, danger, assassination, state affairs, political intrigue, military, race against time, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Instinct to Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Escaped serial killer James Becket, who killed his own father whose expectations he never fulfilled, but now especially targets his wife Theresa 'Tess' and her family, is too good at disguising himself and other deceit for detective Diffs ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, psychopath, danger, deadly, master criminal, law enforcement, rivalry, vengeance, murder, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.6
 148
Overkill (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: American Police officer Jack Hazard heads for South America after being ordered to take time off by his boss after a raid goes bad. Once there, however, he finds himself caught up with a stranger wanted by the government, and soon ends up in prison. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: heroes, on the run, martial arts, jungle, deadly, crimes, adventure, undercover, escapades, survival, psychopath, profanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give herself in and hand over a data CD to the DA, she is shot and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, master warrior, hostage, martial arts, heroes, deadly, undercover, dishonesty, chases and races, law enforcement, hostages, partners ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 4.0
 397
No Tomorrow (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the world's most notorious criminal allies himself with a senior employee of a major shipping corporation, a lethal deal is struck to secure a multi-million dollar arms transaction. As word of the sinister deal spreads through the ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, crimes, injustice, law enforcement, martial arts, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, arms deal, arms dealer, criminal's revenge, prostitute ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Kill Reflex (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Williamson plays a cop called 'Soda Cracker', whose partner was killed in a mysterious assassination. He is convinced that the murder was committed by his old enemy, Ivan Moss, played by Bo Svenson. Despite threats from the mob and from ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gangsters, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, police corruption, battle zone, vengeance, murder, law enforcement, crime, assassination ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, martial arts, gangsters, danger, car chase, death in the family, track down, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Mission of Justice (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mayoral candidate Dr. Rachel Olsen (Brigitte Nielsen) has a dangerous plan for swift justice in the form of a band of ex-convicts, called the Peacemakers, who roam the streets to do her bidding. When a boxer friend (Tony Burton) is killed by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, martial arts, deadly, crimes, crime, rivalry, injustice, working undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 22K
Maximum Risk (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with the FBI and Russian mafia. Not just muscles with a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, twins, heroes, vengeance, gangsters, russian mafia, switching roles, crimes, crime, hidden identity, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.5
 824
Tiger Claws (1991)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The police does not know what to do. They have to deal with a serial killer who aims at martial arts masters. One after another is killed in the same brutal way. This may be a chance for detective Linda Masterson to work on her first murder case. ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, crimes, murder, crime, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, tough heroes, master criminal, master warrior ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, heroes, murder, hitman, crimes, friendship, danger, deadly, law enforcer killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, montana, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%