Movies like Billy Jack

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Billy Jack (1971)
 6.2
 6K
Billy Jack (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic, intense, harsh, talky, nostalgic, allegory ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: school, heroes, rape, martial arts, vigilantism, small town, teenage life, crimes, desert, fighting the system, injustice, life is a bitch, interracial relations, graphic violence, fugitives, anti war, society, rivalry, righting the wronged, tough heroes, war hero, violence, vengeance, culture clash, revenge ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, arizona

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Most similar movies to Billy Jack

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and exciting films with plots about rivalry, heroes, crimes, vengeance, violence, showdown and gunfight mostly in Drama, Action and Western genres. Some movies like Billy Jack: The Born Losers (1967), The Master Gunfighter (1975), Eye of the Tiger (1986), The Deadly Trackers (1973), Ghost Rock (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will play along with their shady deals and not cause any ...
Style: talky, suspense, sincere, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: politics, heroes, senator, crimes, campaign, injustice, pardon, idealism, political conspiracy, discrimination, political corruption, social decay ...
Time: 70s
Place: washington d.c., usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: school, martial arts, heroes, politics, injustice, rebelliousness, racism, idealism, political unrest, anti hero, strong violent content, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1970, year 1972
Place: arizona, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Born Losers (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A ruthless motorcycle gang rides into a California town and terrorizes its denizens.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, gang, heroes, martial arts, small town, rapist, motorcycle gang, crimes, society, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, deadly ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, california, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Master Gunfighter (1975)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Don Santiago (Richard Angarola) is a vicious man who helps provoke an Indian massacre that will allow him to steal the Indians' land and claim it as his own. However, his son-in-law, Finley (Tom Laughlin), is an expert hand with both guns and ...
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, martial arts, master warrior, one man army, small western town, samurai sword, outlaw gang, gunfight, anti hero, graphic violence, adventurer, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, motorcycle gang, kidnapping, small town, heroes, battles, fistfight, decapitation, martial arts, gunfight, vietnam veteran, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is ...
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vigilantism, heroes, revenge, bank robbery, pacifist, investigation, heist, vengeance, anti war, bank, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, latin america, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.5
 493
Ghost Rock (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1882, John Slaughter and his sidekick Savannah Starr return to a town where an almost forgotten massacre took place 20 years ago. They are determined to find the man responsible.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, tough heroes, rivalry, vigilantism, vengeance, deadly, gang, lone wolves, hopes, crimes, righting the wronged, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Missionary Man (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gangsters, hitman, modern western, criminal's revenge, murder, deadly, crimes, fighting crime, danger, lone wolves, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Man Who Came Back (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Framed for murder and left for dead, a local legend comes back to make the guilty pay as he seeks revenge on those who killed his family, in this traditional Western about one man who stood against injustice.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: discrimination, post civil war, crimes, racism, americana, vengeance, old west, righting the wronged, injustice, deadly, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, texas ranger, fbi, vengeance, one man army, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, danger, tough law enforcer, gang, lone wolves ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 23K
Fist of Legend (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Chen Zhen, a Chinese engineering student in Kyoto, who braves the insults and abuse of his Japanse fellow students for his local love Mitsuko Yamada, daughter of the director, returns in 1937 to his native Shangai, under Japanse protectorate -in ...
Style: realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, vengeance, kung fu classic, folk hero, humiliation, good versus evil, duel, occupation, rage, uninhibited rivalry, kung fu ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: china, asia, japan, hong kong, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
New Fists of Fury (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A brother and sister escape from Japanese-occupied Shanghai to Japanese-occupied Taiwan, to stay with their grandfather who runs a Kung-Fu school there. However, the master of a Japanese Kung-Fu school in Taiwan has designs on bringing all other ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, fight, kung fu, world war two, tough heroes, deadly, anti heroes, fighting crime, master villain, rivalry ...
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.0
 37K
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Marshall Jed Cooper survives a hanging, vowing revenge on the lynch mob that left him dangling. To carry out his oath for vengeance, he returns to his former job as a lawman. Before long, he's caught up with the nine men on his hit list and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hanging, death sentence, vigilantism, pardon, heroes, small town, old west, widow, marshal, judge, crimes, death penalty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: oklahoma, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, terrorism, mortal combat, tough heroes, one man army, fight, acrobat, battles ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: caribbean, usa, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.6
 200
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, heroes, gangsters, frame up, vengeance, family life, false accusation, righting the wronged, crimes, crime, gang ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Gang of Roses (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in the 1800's, the town of Flat ridge is over run by a band of outlaws looking for lost treasure said to be buried somewhere in town. In their quest for dominance, the outlaws kill Sally, a whore who happens to be the sister of Rachel and a ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vigilantism, adventure, good versus evil, gang, criminal's revenge, vengeance, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, violence, showdown ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Challenge of the Masters (1976)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Wong family kung fu school gets smacked around by a rival school. Wong Fei-hong gets fed up with the abuse and goes to learn from his fathers master. After one of the rival schools members kills some of the towns people Wong Fei-hong becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu, hopes, ambition, master warrior, rivalry, contests and competitions, righting the wronged, crimes, heroes, best friends, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 149
Cain's Way (1970)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Following the Civil War, Confederate Captain Justice Cain has retired to a quiet life with his young son and black wife. However, the men of his old outfit, known as Cain's Cutthroats, have turned to lives of murder, torture and robbery. They ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, eye patch, clergy, chases and races, bounty hunter, heroes, adventure, escapades, law enforcement, androids and robots, gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 5.1
 624
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, police protection, vigilante, revenge, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.4
 14K
The Cowboys (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When his cattlemen abandon him for the gold fields, rancher Wil Andersen is forced to take on a collection of young boys as his cowboys in order to get his herd to market in time to avoid financial disaster. The boys learn to do a man's job ...
Style: serious, captivating, harsh, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: desert, vengeance, cattle drive, cattle, buddies, on the road, gold, crimes, gunfight, murder, teenage boy, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.2
 436
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, one man army, heroes, showdown, karate, gunfight, abduction, crimes, fighting crime, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, asia, japan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: Italy, Spain, West Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Man With No Name enters the Mexican village of San Miguel in the midst of a power struggle among the three Rojo brothers and sheriff John Baxter. When a regiment of Mexican soldiers bearing gold intended to pay for new weapons is waylaid by the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, small town, gang war, anti hero, gold, sheriff, greed, vengeance, massacre, deal, gang, tough heroes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mexico, latin america, new mexico, arizona, sonora ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Hunting Party (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, kidnapping, deadly, chase, infidelity, gunfight, outlaw, criminal, revenge, rifle, love ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Return of the Seven (1966)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Chico one of the remaining members of The Magnificent Seven now lives in the town that they (The Seven) helped. One day someone comes and takes most of the men prisoner. His wife seeks out Chris, the leader of The Seven for help. Chris also meets ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, village, old west, horse riding, vengeance, kidnapping, partners, good versus evil, buddies, life is a bitch, escapades, underdog ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: mexico, latin america, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.0
 675
Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
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: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.5
 346
Joshua (1976)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A black soldier returns from fighting for the Union in the Civil War only to find out that his mother has been murdered by a gang of white thugs. He becomes a bounty hunter, determined to track down and kill the men who killed his mother.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, tough girl, graphic violence, lone wolves, rivalry, good versus evil, crimes, deadly, gang, confined, vigilantism, kidnapping ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Jack Bull (1999)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Jack Bull tells the story of Myrl Redding, a Wyoming horse trader who clashes with Henry Ballard, a fellow rancher, after Ballard abuses two of Myrl's horses and their Crow Indian caretaker, Billy. When Judge Wilkins throws out Myrl's ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, murder, vengeance, crimes, injustice, manhunt, rivalry, politics, dishonesty, lone wolves, fighting crime, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: rough, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, high school, gang, swat team, society, leadership, teenage life, vigilantism, school, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.9
 58K
Young Guns (1988)
Genre: Action, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A group of young gunmen, led by Billy the Kid, become deputies to avenge the murder of the rancher who became their benefactor. But when Billy takes their authority too far, they become the hunted.
Style: stylized, serious, suspense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens
Plot: cowboy, billy the kid, old west, friendship, gunfight, outlaw gang, chase, cowboys and outlaws, anti hero, anti heroes, small town, vigilantism ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa, nebraska, arizona, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Chinese Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Chen Zhen returns to the international compound of China only to learn of his beloved teacher's death. This is compounded by the continual racist harassment by the Japanese population in the area. Unlike his friends, he confronts it head on ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, brutality, redemption, vengeance, honor, tragic hero, kung fu master, crimes, revenge, society, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, 70s
Place: japan, china, asia, shanghai, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%