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Bad Ass (2012)
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Bad Ass (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Decorated Vietnam hero Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It's not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus (where he protects an elderly black man from a pair of skin heads) makes him a local hero where he's suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend Klondike is murdered and the police aren't doing anything about it.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, rough, realistic, semi serious, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: society, lone wolves, vigilantism, tough heroes, vietnam veteran, crimes, elderly, rivalry, heroes, vigilante, gang, murder, revenge, friend, pursuit, graphic violence, media sensation, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), friends, vengeance, ghetto, skinhead, torture, church ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out rough, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, vigilantism, crime, murder and vengeance mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Bad Ass: Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015), Inferno (1999), Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013), Recoil (2011), Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Vietnam vet Frank Vega now runs an East L.A. community center where he trains young boxers to survive in and out of the ring. But when his prize student falls in with the wrong crowd and turns up dead, Frank teams up with his pal Bernie to take ...
Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, vigilantism, fighting crime, rivalry, partners against crime, society, aging, elderly, tough heroes, friends, profanity, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bad Asses on the Bayou (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The third installment in the successful Bad Ass action-comedy franchise. Bad Asses on the Bayou reunites the dynamic duo, Frank Vega (Danny Trejo) and Bernie Pope (Danny Glover), as they travel to Louisiana to attend the wedding of their dear friend ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, confined, partners, vigilantism, crimes, heroes, danger, partners against crime, rivalry, elderly, aging, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 9K
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
Plot: martial arts, vigilantism, heroes, drifter, one man army, vengeance, crimes, small town, lone wolves, buddies, gang, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dead in 5 Heartbeats (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Adapted from the successful novel, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, by Ralph "Sonny" Barger with Keith and Kent Zimmerman. The story follows the Infidelz MC's former President, Patch Kinkade, who has left his personal demons behind for the calm ...
Style: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, vengeance, motorcycle race, social relations, dishonesty, motorcycle chase, tough heroes, danger, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Recoil (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, gangsters, murder, gangster, organized crime, death of wife, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2009, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, vigilante, hitman, robbery, tough heroes, sexual content, profanity, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Eye of the Tiger (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Buck (Gary Busey) is a Vietnam vet, recently released from prison. He returns home to discover the town being terrorized by a vicious motorcycle gang. When the bikers murder his wife and traumatize his daughter, Buck and his friends arm themselves ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, battles, kidnapping, small town, rocket launcher, decapitation, fistfight, gunfight, martial arts, motorcycle gang, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
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Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, tense, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, vigilantism, small town, police corruption, gang, master warrior, fight, one man army, righting the wronged, crime, crimes, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 2K
Mirageman (2007)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being brutally assaulted, an incident which also saw the death of his parents and the rape of his younger brother (which mentally scarred him to the point of having to be institutionalized), Maco Gutierrez has devoted his life to fitness and ...
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, rough, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, tough heroes, vigilantism, superhero, crimes, hopes, righting the wronged, buddies, journalism, orphan, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 957
Defiance (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tommy takes up temporary housing in a New York neighborhood plagued by a violent gang called the Souls. Tommy is waiting for his next assignment as a seaman and though he tries to avoid the gang and his neighbors, it does not work. Soon he is ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, vigilante, crime, crimes, vengeance, vigilantism, against the odds, gambling, rivalry, violence, rage, loner ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Butcher's Son (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A cop works against his country's corrupt government in order to find justice on a case.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, rivalry, crimes, political corruption, danger, hitman, vengeance, haunted by the past, heroes, betrayal, dishonesty, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mexican Gangster (2008)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Johnny Sun is a Mexican American with a white mother and Mexican dad. He witnesses his parents murder and gets his revenge years later, leading to a hard life as a gangster in drugs and smuggling. He tries to keep his borther from the life and finds ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, gang, crimes, family relations, going straight, urban ghetto, society, mexican american, murder, smuggling, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 499
Zero Tolerance (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug abuse, rivalry, criminal's revenge, fighting crime, hostages, confined, criminal heroes, crime, good versus evil, crimes, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico, las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Day In The Life (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Musical, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Onyx rapper Sticky Fingaz directs and stars in this hip-hop musical about a gangster who becomes caught up in a bloody war between two feuding crime families while struggling to leave the streets behind. When Black's family raids one of ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, urban ghetto life, crimes, gangsters, hip hop, vengeance, drug dealing, introspection, moral dilemma, lifestyle, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 1K
Trouble Man (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It seems that masked men are knocking over the floating crap games of Chalky and Pete. Chalky and Pete hire the cool, loose, elegant Mr. T to fix things. Then, the masked manipulators set up the death of a collector for a rival gang lord. It looks ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, private detective, police, gambling, soul music, crime, deadly, strong violent content, urban ghetto, billiards, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 901
Slaughter (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gangsters, vigilantism, crime, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, deadly, obsessive quest, profanity, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Auto Recovery (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A heart warming story about three young men who specialize in recovering high end, expensive and well protected autos that are hard to retrieve due to lack of payments.
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crimes, buddies, heist, partners, car chase, dishonesty, car, rivalry, auto repair, danger, friendship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: rough, tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, master warrior, heroes, martial arts, street gang, family in danger, violence spree, crime, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 335K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: brutal, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, loner, corruption, ex soldier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Walking Tall Part II (1975)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sheriff Buford Pusser continues his one-man war against moonshiners and a ruthless crime syndicate after the murder of his wife in late 1960's Tennessee.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, small town, vigilantism, murder, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, vengeance, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.3
 710
The Purifiers (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives. Responding to the greed and corruption creeping into the other clubs, headed by capitalist-wannabe Moses, The Purifiers battle to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fighting crime, gang, crimes, vengeance, leadership, rivalry, society, vigilantism, gangsters, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: future
Place: england, scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Northville Cemetery Massacre (1976)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The bikers are the heroes and the lawmen are the villains in this vintage action drama. The Spirits are a motorcycle club who ride the highways and country roads of Michigan; while they look rough, wear beat-up denim and favor Harley Davidsons, the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, frame up, biker, motorcycle gang, violence, vietnam veteran, police, rape, revenge, blood, vigilante, hippie ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The City Is Mine (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man coming home after serving time in the penitentiary finds his city in control by local thugs, stops at nothing to gain sole control of a city he feels is rightfully his.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, criminal's revenge, rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, urban ghetto, ego clash, buddies, love, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, deadly, violence spree, confined, murder, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, haunted by the past, gang, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.2
 33K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, criminal heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, violence, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 3K
Monga (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Set in the 1980s, “Monga” centers on five boys (Mosquito, Monk, Dragon, White Monkey and A-Lan) who join the "Gang of Princes" who are tired of being pushed around. As the "Gang of Princes" rise in stature, they come into ...
Style: realistic, tense, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: juvenile delinquency, friendship, gang, crimes, society, urban ghetto life, friends, teenage life, power relations, youth, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.6
 2K
The FP (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Two rival gangs fight for control of Frazier Park -- a deadly arena in competitive dance-fight video game "Beat-Beat Revolution."
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, light, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, gang, contests and competitions, fight for supremacy, hip hop, crimes, friendship, society, uninhibited rivalry, urban, vengeance, profanity ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Chicago Overcoat (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The fates of an aging hitman and a washed up detective become entwined when one last job leads to one last chance to settle an old score.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, rivalry, crimes, aging, elderly, hitman, one last chance, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, criminal heroes, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%