Movies like Don 1978

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Don (1978)
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Don (1978)
Original name: डॉन
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A ruthless gangster named Don is killed during a scuffle with the police. Since only DSP DeSilva knows of this incident, he recruits another person named Vijay who is a spitting image of Don. Vijay is planted in Don's place in Don's gang and DeSilva has a plan to nab the entire gang in this way. But when DeSilva dies during a raid, the secret that Vijay is not Don is also buried with him.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, suspense, cult film
Plot: lookalikes, gangsters, gang, on the run, mistaken identity, undercover, undercover cop, crimes, drug dealing, bollywood, crime, chase, working undercover, danger, chases and races, dishonesty, master criminal, law enforcement, disorder, deadly, rivalry, police detective, criminal's revenge, tough heroes, prison ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about rivalry, crimes, crime, vengeance, murder, chase and law enforcement mostly in Action, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Don: The Chain (1973), Wall (1975), Shakti (1982), The Hitman (1991), Wanted (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A huge South Asian law enforcement contingent embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of capturing DON (Shah Rukh Khan) - high-ranking member of the ruthless drug mafia in Malaysia. When DON gets seriously injured in a police encounter, the word ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: jealousy, drug lord, bollywood, on the run, mistaken identity, crimes, drug dealing, gang, crime, undercover, danger, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, goa india, malaysia
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Don 2: The Chase Continues (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India, Germany
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In 2006, with the ever looming dangers of the underworld in Malaysia, Don broke the morale of his associates by infiltrating the gang with an alias and taking advantage of the enmity of Singhania & Vardhaan. He rose to become the undisputed King ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: confined, interpol, policewoman, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, heroes, law enforcement, danger, master criminal, bollywood, slick ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, asia, india, malaysia, berlin germany
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 7.6
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The Chain (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: The world erodes around Vijay, an honest police officer. He is jailed for 6 months on false charges, trapped by gang leader Teja. When Vijay is released from jail, he plans to take revenge.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: frame up, gangsters, hide and seek, bollywood, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, honest law enforcer, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india, asia
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50%
 8.1
 11K
Wall (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Reflecting the tumultuous politics of the early ’70s in India, Deewar tells the story of a pair of impoverished brothers who, after their family is betrayed by the misplaced idealism of their father, struggle to survive on the streets of Mumbai. ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: gangsters, disgraced, police detective, siblings relations, working undercover, bollywood, vengeance, mistaken identity, family relations, bait, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india
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Shakti (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A scrupulously honest cop refuses kidnappers' demands at grave risk to the life of his son. The son is rescued but lives forever scarred by his father's willingness to sacrifice his own son for the sake of his principles. This works out to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, on the run, buddies, chase, mistaken identity, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: india
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39%
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The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, undercover, fighting crime, undercover cop, special agents, revenge, mafia, working undercover, gang, crimes, one man army ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.6
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Wanted (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Radhe is a hardcore gangster. A sharpshooter with a sharp brain, he works for Gani Bhai, the dreaded Mafioso, but on his own terms. Totally fearless, Radhe single handedly eliminates Gani Bhai's enemies one by one; making more enemies than he ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: gangsters, fall in love, gang war, bollywood, crimes, danger, vigilantism, hitman, crime, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india, bangkok thailand, california
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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
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33%
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Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story is on the concept of karma and bad deeds. It follows Viren Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), underworld don who rules over India. His son Abhir (Sushant Singh) is spoilt and believes he can do anything due to his father's power. When ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, hostages, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, confined, hostage, vigilantism, bollywood, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, frame up, prison, murder, gangsters, organized crime, vigilante, vengeance, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, new york, hong kong, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Shootout at Lokhandwala (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, History
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On a calm summer day in 1991, in the bustling Lokhandwala Complex, five criminals including Maya and Dilip were counting 70 lakhs in flat no. 32 B, when 286 policemen, headed by ACP Khan, took strategic positions around their building. A gunfire ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police shootout, vengeance, gang, criminal underworld, police detective, civil rights, society, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1991
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.0
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, warrior, organized crime, gangsters, undercover, hand to hand combat, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
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29%
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Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.6
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Exit Wounds (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maverick cop Orin Boyd always brings down the domestic terrorists he tracks, but he ruffles feathers with his unorthodox techniques -- and soon finds himself reassigned to the toughest district in Detroit. When he discovers a group of detectives ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, chase, kidnapping, betrayal, drug dealing, police, police investigation, aikido, working undercover, law enforcement, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
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29%
 5.7
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Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, intense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: parkour, undercover cop, ghetto, undercover, race against time, martial arts, gunfight, master criminal, crimes, gang, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: detroit, new orleans, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 15K
The Uniform (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Just as he is preparing for his daughter's wedding, a veteran policeman is assigned to a crack team transporting a Pakistani secret agent to trial.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, murder, muslim, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, bollywood, small town life, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, undercover, tough law enforcer, heroes, fbi, vengeance, crimes, gang, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, working undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Fast and the Furious (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, street racing, car, car race, chase, chases and races, gang, drag racing, theft, tough guy, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.1
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Akela (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The 7th film of Ramesh Sippy.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: twins, murder, vengeance, chaos and mayhem, fall in love, siblings relations, tough heroes, family relations, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, orphan ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
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Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, heist, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
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Dhoom 2 (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India, South Africa, Brazil
Duration: 152 min.
Story: In the second installment of the Dhoom series, Jai and Ali are back as the buddy cops on their toughest job so far. "Mr.A" is an international thief who has planned to steal a priceless artifact in Mumbai and the police have got to nab ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddy cop, heist, disguise, motorcycle chase, master criminal, criminal's revenge, crimes, chases and races, danger, criminal heroes, working undercover, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, india, asia, mumbai india, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Eye in the Sky (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of an elite Hong Kong surveillance unit (Simon Yam) keeps one eye on his rookie apprentice (Kate Tsui) and the other on a notorious criminal (Tony Leung Ka Fai) he suspects of masterminding a recent jewel heist in this tense thriller from ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, undercover, fighting crime, gang, police investigation, heist, track down, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, train, one man army, on the run, save the day, undercover, hostages, danger, race against time, hostage, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: stylized, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, special agents, hitman, pimp, chase, police, prostitute, murder, undercover, fighting crime, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Red Siren (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nearly 13, Alice rebels, telling the Paris police that her mother is a murderer. Alice has no evidence; her mother, Eva, rich and powerful, avoids charges. Alice promptly runs away, determined to find her dad whom she claims lives in Portugal. The ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, hitman, danger, rivalry, on the run, law enforcement, police investigation, moral dilemma, gang, good versus evil, manhunt, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, asia, france, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 15K
Company (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Mallik is a henchman of Aslam Bhai, a Mumbai underworld kingpin. He inducts local hothead Chandu into the gang, and the two of them soon form a formidable faction within the gang, eventually displacing Aslam. As the empire grows, however, the two of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gang war, organized crime, rivalry, gang, gangsters, criminal underworld, love and romance, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, crime, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, hong kong, switzerland, mumbai india, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Welcome to the Punch (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: twists and turns, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, conspiracy, heist, police corruption, police detective, criminal, crime, crimes, anti-hero, law enforcement, criminal heroes, anti heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, neo noir, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, undercover, vigilantism, danger, police, vengeance, fighting crime, chases and races, drug dealing, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
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Compulsed (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A terminally ill man frames himself for murder to allow his family to collect the reward money. After a successful operation, he escapes police custody and searches for the real killer.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hospital, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, cons and scams, terminal illness, moral dilemma, bollywood, abduction, disability, dishonesty, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%