Movies like The Legend of Billie Jean

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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Average Texas teen, Billie Jean Davy, is caught up in an odd fight for justice. She is usually followed and harrased around by local boys, who, one day, decide to trash her brother's scooter for fun. The boys' father refuses to pay them back the price of the scooter. The fight for "fair is fair" takes the teens around the state and produces an unlikely hero.
Style: funny, neo noir, exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, female vigilante, teenager, chase, lovers on the run, brother sister relationship, attempted rape, coming of age, women, sexual abuse, runaway, high school, false accusation, sex crime, strong female lead, police officer, bully, teenage girl, celebrity, child abuse, rebellion, injustice, teenage boy, heroine, shopping mall ...
Time: 80s
Place: austin texas, usa, texas

Most similar movies to The Legend of Billie Jean

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about crimes, rivalry, heroes, vengeance, violence, fistfight and deadly mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Legend of Billie Jean: Gleaming the Cube (1989), Billy Jack (1971), Only the Strong (1993), Out of Bounds (1986), Biker Boyz (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Gleaming the Cube (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Orange County teenager's carefree life of ditching class and skateboarding abandoned pools comes to a screeching halt when his adopted Vietnamese brother dies. The cops rule the death a suicide, but the bereaved skater believes he was ...
Style: sexy, clever, neo noir, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: skateboard, murder, punk, teenager, revenge, culture clash, obsession, family, nostalgia, ninja, bullying, male nudity ...
Time: 80s, year 1988
Place: los angeles
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 6.2
 6K
Billy Jack (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.
Style: allegory, unusual plot structure, buddy movie, talky, intense ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: school, rape, hippie, cult, small town, vigilantism, tough guy, racism, native american, revenge, violence, culture clash ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa, vietnam, asia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, cult film
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fight, high school, swat team, high school teacher, capoeira, kung fu, friends, school, adventure, youth, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Out of Bounds (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Farm boy Daryl Cage's parents ship him off to the big city to live with his brother, hoping he will have a better life there. After a baggage mixup at the airport, Daryl finds himself in possession of a drug cache, which a ruthless drug dealer ...
Style: neo noir, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, chase, airport, punk rock, heroin, police, bus, fish out of water, teenager, club, drug lord ...
Time: 80s
Place: iowa, los angeles, new orleans, usa, venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Biker Boyz (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A mythic motorcycle tale of father and son", this is the story of Manuel Galloway, also known as "the King of Cali", the president of a motorcycle club whose members are all African-American men, mostly white-collar workers who ...
Style: intense, entertaining, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids, boys' night
Plot: motorcycle, motorcycle race, biker, gang, rebelliousness, contests and competitions, rise to the top, parent child relationship, family relations, rebellion, sport, hip hop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, revenge, hospital, murder, vietnam veteran, decapitation, small town, vietnam war, motorcycle, teenager, fistfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, florida, usa, asia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 23
The Scrapper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: He was only a teen when his brother, Syd, took their parents' lives. Now Robbie Hood lives a boring, safe life where chances are far and few between. Rage builds, and Robbie's life takes three turns: A bar brawling legend, an underground ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, tense
Plot: against the odds, rich and poor, crimes, society, teenage life, heist, vigilantism, heroes, love, brother brother relationship, gang, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
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Deuces Wild (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 1950s New York City. A bad and bloody gang war is about to erupt on the dysfunctional streets of Brooklyn. The Deuces at war with the vicious Vipers. Scott Kalvert directs this tale of lust, drugs, mayhem and madness during one hot summer on the ...
Style: intense, harsh, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gang, vengeance, gangsters, drug addiction, crimes, friends, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, youth, society, greed, street gang ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, female assassin, crimes, female killer, hitman, assassin, one against many, tough girl, haunted by the past, vigilantism, lone hero ...
Time: 21st century, year 1992, contemporary, 90s
Place: colombia, latin america, new jersey, south america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: psychotronic, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, kung fu, good versus evil, ambition, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, heroes, rescue, partners, partners against crime, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.7
 401
Lethal (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sexy and lethal female mercenary takes on an international syndicate of weapons smugglers run by the Russian Mafia.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female martial artist, rescue, save the day, adventure, secret agents, undercover, government agency, espionage, confined, law enforcement, dishonesty, one man army ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 347
The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, daring rescue, addiction, crimes, rivalry, lone wolves, life is a bitch, heroes, drug dealing, city life, fight, violence ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.3
 78K
Red Dawn (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky - shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: invasion, resistance, fight, military, survival, gunfight, patriotism, occupation, battles, heroic mission, save the day, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, russia, latin america, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 615
Fighting Mad (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An evil corporation tries to pressure a bunch of Arkansas farmers and ranchers to sell their land so they can strip-mine it for coal. The fiercely proud and stubborn Hunter family refuse to give in. This leads to a bitter conflict that results in ...
Style: political, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, corruption, revenge, gunfight, environmental, car, murder, farmer, bow and arrow, vigilante, self defense, heroes ...
Place: usa, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Mini-Skirt Mob (1968)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Diane McBain, who'd been a sort of star at Warner Bros. in the early 1960s, is the leading lady of The Mini-Skirt Mob. She's in charge of a fearsome (and toothsome) gang of biker chicks, even though she herself looks as though she'd ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, motorcycle, woman with a gun, strong female lead, exploitation, couples, chase, manipulation, graphic violence, strong female presence, motorcycle chase, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Weapons of Death (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In San Francisco's Chinatown, a band of thugs kidnaps a girl for a large Chinese gang. Her half-brother gathers a team of expert fighters to get her back.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, cult film
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, martial arts school, motorcycle gang, bar fight, adventure, gang, crimes, good versus evil, rivalry, heroes, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the army the two ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, martial arts, competition, fight, beefcake martial arts, beefcake, vietnam veteran, cage fighting, cell, friends, tough heroes, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, South Africa
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jackson is back, and now he has a new partner, karate champion Sean, as they must face a deadly terrorist known as "The Cobra", who has infected Sean with a virus. Sean and Jackson have no choice but to fight the Cobra and his bands of ...
Style: serious, captivating, buddy movie, humorous, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, fight, fight scenes, terrorism, master warrior, heroes, good versus evil, one man army, mortal combat, tough heroes, superhero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Jai Ho (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Jai Ho is an upcoming Bollywood action Drama film starring Salman Khan and Tabu in lead roles. It is a remake of Telugu film Stalin starring Chiranjeevi in the lead role
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, rivalry, ex military, righting the wronged, fighting crime, state affairs, against the odds, tough heroes, crimes, political corruption, good versus evil, machismo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Quiet Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to terrorists. Whalen has all the help that he can afford. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman with a gun, one man army, vietnam veteran, political corruption, terrorism, corrupt politician, political intrigue, vengeance, false accusation, murder, heroes, rebellion ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Five Minarets in New York (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Turkey, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous Islamic leader codenamed "Dajjal", believed to be hiding in there. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, life is a bitch, crimes, chase, racism, muslim, smuggling, police investigation, society, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.1
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The Alternate (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The President of the United States, in the midst of negative public opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. However, this is all part of a plan to boost his ratings, the 'kidnappers' being a CIA black ops team. It seems ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, daring rescue, save the day, rescue, heroes, crimes, president, dishonesty, secret agents, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.3
 593
Warriors (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Israel
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government-trained killing machine must turn his lethal skills against his top-secret squad's AWOL leader
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, terrorism, awol, soldier, battles, prostitute, heroes, adventure, chase, crimes, rivalry, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hostage, fbi, mind game, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, crimes, dysfunctional family, justice, home invasion, police investigation, moral ambiguity, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 209
Fist of Honor (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As two rival Godfathers view to take control of the city, a hot-tempered family member kills two relatives of the opposing family, breaking the "Truce of Honor". Now the war begins! As a young boxer seeks revenge for his fiancée's ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, murder, kung fu, righting the wronged, rivalry, gang, investigation, law enforcement, buddies, betrayal ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 5K
Gator (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After his release from prison, notorious ex-con and moonshine distiller Gator McKlusky moves in with his father in a cabin in the Okefenokee Swamp. His bootlegging plans are cut short, however, when a federal agent tells McKlusky that he will lose ...
Style: neo noir, buddy movie, unusual plot structure, humorous, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, violence, sport, stereotypes, foul language, transformation, enormously long battle scene, farce, nerd, teenager, cult, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.1
 764
Christmas Rush (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, law enforcement, save the day, race against time, rivalry, crime gone awry, disorder, master criminal, crimes, partners, empire, hostage ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 984
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, brutality, crimes, dishonesty, love, kidnapping, murder, criminal heroes, witnessing a crime, witness, political unrest, political intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: czech republic, russia, ukraine, eastern europe, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Chrome and Hot Leather (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Green Beret returns home from the Vietnam war to find that a gang of murderous bikers has killed his fiancee. He calls on several of his Green Beret buddies to come and help him take revenge on the gang.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: biker, vengeance, vietnam war, vigilante, exploitation, motorcycle, green beret, revenge, graphic violence, rivalry, best friends, gang ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, suspense, dark, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, heroes, good versus evil, secret identity, double life, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, police detective, twists and turns, anger, terrorist plot ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%