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Black Belt Jones (1974)
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Black Belt Jones (1974)
Genre: Action, Comedy
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, bring the local thug, Pinky, down on him. To make matters worse, Pinky is then hired by some white thugs who want to get a hold of the property Pops' school occupies so they can build a shopping mall. When things get heavy, Black Belt Jones leaps into action. Only he's not alone. Pops' daughter, Sidney, shows up to lend a hand, proving herself every bit as agile and powerful a martial artist as Jones.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heist, heroes, chase, vigilantism, black belt, school, crimes, vengeance, gang, crime, against the odds, society, chases and races, criminal heroes, siblings relations, rivalry, criminal's revenge, righting the wronged, kung fu, ghetto, karate, violence, hitman ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, australia, usa, south central los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, rivalry, martial arts, heroes, fistfight, hand to hand combat and violence mostly in Action, Comedy and Drama genres. Some movies like Black Belt Jones: Battle Creek Brawl (1980), The Fearless Hyena (1979), The Master (1992), 18 Fingers of Death! (2006), Black Dynamite (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Battle Creek Brawl (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Asian American martial artist is forced to participate in a brutal formal street-fight competition.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang, vengeance, contests and competitions, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, vigilantism, uninhibited rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s, 80s ...
Place: chicago illinois, texas, usa, hong kong, china
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The Fearless Hyena (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Action
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jackie Chan is a youngster, living in a remote vllage with his grandfather who teaches him Kong-Fu (naturally). He keeps getting into fights, even though his grandfather warns him not to show their Kong-Fu to others. Jackie, though, is tempted by ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, martial arts, kung fu, heroes, village life, murder, vengeance, village, crimes, adventure, leadership, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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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, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kung fu master, martial arts, heroes, master warrior, bus, bank, karate, kung fu, gang, master criminal, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, china, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
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18 Fingers of Death! (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The "buzz" in Hollywood is that, "18 FINGERS OF DEATH!" will kick the butt out of the low budget martial arts movies genre and knocks us down to the ground laughing! This funny "sockumentart" of the world of Chop ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, not serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, parody, criminal's revenge, friendship, vigilantism, tough heroes, friends, rivalry, fighting crime, misfit, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
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Black Dynamite (2009)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is the story of 1970s African-American action legend Black Dynamite. The Man killed his brother, pumped heroin into local orphanages, and flooded the ghetto with adulterated malt liquor. Black Dynamite was the one hero willing to fight The Man ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, witty, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parody, gunfight, organized crime, mob boss, vengeance, crimes, fighting crime, heroic, martial arts, injustice, machismo, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
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One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, undercover, tough heroes, injustice, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
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Crooked (2006)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two police detectives must protect a beautiful call girl from mob hitmen and a crooked cop.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, murder, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, danger, partners, police investigation, chases and races, mafia, hitman, martial arts, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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The Black Ninja (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Infamous defense attorney Malik Ali's haunted past causes him to double as a vigilante ninja, defending the cities worst thugs by day and battling them by night. While protecting a beautiful witness, in a case against a ruthless mobster, Malik ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, entertaining, humorous ...
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, hotshot lawyer, danger, superhero, crimes, gang, vigilantism, deadly, society, rivalry, legal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, genocide, assassination, society, dishonesty, law enforcement, injustice, vigilantism, racism, interracial relations, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, exciting, realistic, serious
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, hitman, vengeance, tough heroes, stoners, danger, law enforcement, crime, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An American with a Japanese upbringing, Chris Kenner is a police officer assigned to the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. Kenner is partnered with Johnny Murata, a Japanese-American who isn't in touch with his roots. Despite their ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, rescue, samurai, interracial relations, yakuza, gang, tough law enforcer, partners, crimes, partners against crime, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, asia, usa, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Bounty Tracker (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis Sarazin's money and had to testify as chief witness ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, police protection, vigilante, revenge, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
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Out for Blood (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A lawyer's family is murdered by drug smugglers, and he is beaten and left for dead, but survives although in a coma. When he awakes he only has a partial memory of what happened. In order to find out the real story, he trains with a karate ...
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Blackbelt (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson is back and forced to take on the greatest legends of the martial arts world. Wilson fights off all comers while defending rock superstar Shanna (Deirdre Imershein) against the insane attacks of a fanatical veteran ...
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Private Wars (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman is trying to "convince" the inhabitants of an old neighborhood to abandon their homes in order to build a huge business center there. To achieve his goals, he bribes the police and uses organized bands to intimidate ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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The Expert (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: It was a brutal murder that sent deranged psychopath Martin Kagan to prison. It was a naive deputy warden that granted him a stay of execution. Now, the police department's tactical defence instructor, John Lomax, wants revenge for his beloved ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, heroes, murder, vigilantism, psychopath, swat, injustice, mentally unstable, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, death row, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, vengeance, gang, rivalry, tough heroes, security, violence, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Trouble Bound (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Upon getting out of prison, a man who took the rap for some thief buddies gets together with them again, and tells them he's not interested in doing things with them any more. They stick a dead body in his trunk, unbeknownst to him, and he ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, unlikely partners, criminal heroes, hitman, nothing goes right, obsessive quest, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, disorder, on the road ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vigilantism, crimes, deadly, rivalry, crime, injustice, working undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, criminal heroes, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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The Bodyguard (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Karate master and anti-drug vigilante Chiba returns to his home in Japan, where he holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation's drug industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, one man army, karate, gunfight, showdown, abduction, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, japan, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Master (1980)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gao Jian is a lazy and arrogant student of the martial arts school ran by vain Si Fu Shi Chen-chung. One night after his punishment in his school a wounded man reaches his house. He is Jin Tien-yun, a legendary warrior fleeing from a fight in which ...
Style: serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, orphan, kung fu, rivalry, one man army, danger, chases and races, daring rescue, vigilantism, siblings relations, track down, legends and myths ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dynamite Warrior (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The story is set in 1890s Siam. Siang is a young Muay Thai warrior and rocketry expert who steals back water buffalo taken from poor Isan farmers by unscrupulous cattle raiders. He is searching for a man with a tattoo who killed his parents.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, fighting crime, folk hero, adventure, danger, rivalry, escapades, good versus evil, vengeance, vigilantism, track down ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blind Rage (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Philippines
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Five friends get together and decide to plan an operation to rob a bank. The main difference between this and other bank-robbing gangs, however, is that all five men are blind.
Style: humorous, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: martial arts, heist, dishonesty, adventure, gangsters, injustice, bank, gang, private detective, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Inferno (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Lomax (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is a drifter who has been in a suicidal funk since the death of his close friend Johnny (Danny Trejo). Riding his motorcycle into a small desert town where Johnny once lived, Lomax is confronted by a gang of ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (1975)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When fellow operatives (and childhood friends) Matthew Johnson and Melvin Johnson disappear during an undercover mission in Hong Kong, Cleopatra Jones travels there to find them. With the help of local detective Mi Ling, Cleopatra discovers that her ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, casino, heroin, kung fu, drug dealing, gays and lesbians, injustice, tough heroes, graphic violence, crimes, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: hong kong, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ring of Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The main character, Johnny Woo, is a Chinese doctor who has given up fighting in the ring. His brother is a teacher in a kick-boxing club. Johnny Woo fall in love with Julie, whose brother is a teacher in a rival kick-boxing club. Tension builds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang war, kickboxing, street gang, illegal fistfight, profanity, unfulfilled love, tragic love, vengeance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 102
Shafted! (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steven Byzinsky is convinced he's a blaxploitation superhero. Like Shaft, Dolemite and Black Belt Jones before him, he's keeping' the streets safe for the brother and trying to stay one step ahead of The Man. There's only one ...
Style: humorous, not serious, absurd, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: parody, crimes, chases and races, save the day, escapades, society, gangsters, undercover, master villain, dishonesty, superhero, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Twin Dragons (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twins, separated at birth, end up as a Hong Kong gangster and a New York concert pianist. When the pianist travels to Hong Kong for a concert, the two inevitably get mistaken for each other.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, semi serious, road movie ...
Plot: twins, mistaken identity, farce, martial arts, gangsters, siblings relations, disorder, crimes, goofy hero, dragon, kung fu, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Recoil (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detective Ray Morgan accidentally kills the son of a mob boss. The mob boss orders to have Morgan killed unknowing that the assassin killed Morgan's wife and kids. Now Morgan's out for revenge..and he'll do it his own way
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, car chase, gangsters, vengeance, bank, showbiz, heist, criminal heroes, rivalry, dishonesty, chase, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s
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