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Pray for Death (1985)
 5.8
 2K
Pray for Death (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Akira Saito, a Japanese businessman lives in Tokyo with his Japanese-American wife Aiko and their children, Takeshi and Tomoya. When the family has a chance to move to the United States so that Aiko can teach the children about their American heritage, they pack up and head for Houston, Texas and run a restaurant. This is where the trouble begins....
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychotronic, cult film, weird
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ninja, kidnapping, kung fu, mafia, chainsaw, sword, adventure, gangsters, crimes, heist, vengeance, heroes, restaurant, immigrants, rivalry, rescue, karate, dark humor, violence, death, torture, hospital, corrupt cop, crooked cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, asia

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Most similar movies to Pray for Death

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about rivalry, martial arts, crimes, danger, vengeance, violence and heroes mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Pray for Death: Revenge of the Ninja (1983), Blind Fury (1989), Enter the Ninja (1981), Avenging Force (1986), Rage of Honor (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After his family is killed in Japan by ninjas, Cho and his son Kane come to America to start a new life. He opens a doll shop but is unwittingly importing heroin in the dolls. When he finds out that his friend has betrayed him, Cho must prepare for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychotronic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, gang, kidnapping, heroes, sword duel, kung fu, sword fight, battles, working undercover, vengeance, vigilantism ...
Time: 80s
Place: japan, los angeles, usa, asia, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Blind Fury (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vengeance, rescue, gangsters, heroic mission, one against many, martial arts, righting the wronged, adventure, obsessive quest, crimes, buddies, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enter the Ninja (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After completing his training of ninjutsu within Japan, an American Vietnam veteran by the name of Cole (Franco Nero) visits his war buddy Frank Landers (Alex Courtney) and his newly wed wife Mary Ann Landers (Susan George), who are the owners of a ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, fight, death, gunfight, chase, mafia, graphic violence, buddies, escapades, good versus evil, master warrior ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, japan, tokyo, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, vengeance, race against time, save the day, tough heroes, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, law enforcement, undercover, partners, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, working undercover, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Syndicate Sadists (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A biker's brother is killed while investigating the kidnapping of a young boy, the byproduct of a war between two crime families. The biker vows to get revenge by finding the kidnapped boy and destroying the two families.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, tough heroes, vigilantism, vengeance, death in the family, investigation, one man army, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The two American Ninjas, Joe Armstrong and Sean Davidson, team up to do battle against a terrorist and his band of Ninjas.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, soldier, master warrior, terrorism, battles, ex soldier, graphic violence, mortal combat, jujitsu, fight to the death, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.2
 9K
The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, mafia, haunted by the past, rivalry, male female relationship, war veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, heroes, rescue, police chase, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Legacy of Rage (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Brandon plays Brandon Ma, a regular working Joe who holds down two jobs, so he can support his girlfriend May and his dream of owning a motorcycle. Brandon's best friend is Michael, an ambitious and murderous dope peddler. Michael covets May ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, revenge, murder, friendship, vengeance, prison life, frame up, wrongfully committed, kidnapping, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
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The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, one man army, gang, tough heroes, prostitute, kidnapping, death, graphic violence, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4K
Ichi (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichi is a blind entertainer that travels the countryside with her traditional Japanese guitar and walking stick. She’s in search for the kind man that brought her up as a child, but because of her beauty she encounters problems every step of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, epic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kill 'em All (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Captured international assassins are locked up inside a high-tech bunker known as the Killing Chamber. To break out of this concrete hell they must duel each other, fight deadly ninjas and battle against gangs of masked maniacs. And... if they ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Best of the Best II (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In an underground fight club, blackbelt Travis Brickley is killed after losing to the evil martial arts master Brakus. Travis' death is witnessed by Walter Grady, the son of his best friend Alex Grady. Alex and his partner, Tommy Lee, vow to ...
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.0
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Gang leader Tony pulls off a major diamond heist with his crew, but cop-turned-criminal Ling knows who has the loot and responds by kidnapping Tony's daughter and holding her for ransom. Unfortunately, Tony's lost the diamonds as well. As ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, exciting, cynical, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Protector (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA, Hong Kong, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In Bangkok, the young Kham was raised by his father in the jungle with elephants as members of their family. When his old elephant and the baby Kern are stolen by criminals, Kham finds that the animals were sent to Sidney. He travels to Australia, ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, asia, thailand, sydney australia, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
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Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crimes, disorder, gangsters, good versus evil, rivalry, crime gone awry, law enforcement, bank, heist, martial arts, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Streetfighter (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Terry is a tough mercenary and a master of martial arts. When an important business magnate dies, leaving billions to his daughter, the Mafia and Yakuza try to hire Terry to kidnap the daughter. When they refuse to meet his exorbitant price, then ...
Style: stylized, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, kung fu, master warrior, heroes, betrayal, karate, street fighter, yakuza, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, hong kong, asia, china, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, investigation, rescue, crimes, missing person, vengeance, disorder, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Nine Deaths of the Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of drug runners/freedom fighters has kidnapped a busload of tourists in the Philippines and is threatening to kill them all if one of their partners is not released from prison and the government doesn't halt its anti-drug policies. To ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, rough, psychotronic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ninja, hostage, heroes, terrorism, terrorist, ninja master, hijacking, kidnapping, destiny, criminal heroes, adventure, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Challenge (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Rick, a down-and-out American boxer, is hired to transport a sword to Japan, unaware that the whole thing is a set up in a bitter blood-feud between two brothers, one who follows the traditional path of the samurai and the other a businessman. At ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sword fight, aikido, martial arts, samurai sword, vengeance, heroic mission, vigilantism, heist, redemption, against the odds, siblings relations ...
Time: 1940s
Place: japan, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
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Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, martial arts, gang, law enforcement, tough heroes, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, rivalry, missing person, vengeance, bandit ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, undercover, adventure, police investigation, rivalry, vengeance, gangsters, curses spells and rituals, law enforcement, ghost, murder, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 1K
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, police investigation, gangsters, hitman, criminal heroes, dishonesty, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, organized crime, vigilante, vengeance, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, paris france, new york, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%