Movies like Across the Crescent Moon

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Across the Crescent Moon (2017)
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Across the Crescent Moon (2017)
Original name: Across The Crescent Moon
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The story revolves around a SAF exemplary Agent, Abbas Misani a Muslim who is married to Emma, whose parents with strict Christian upbringing would not accept both Abbas and Emma to their family.
Plot: terrorist, kidnapping, muslim, human trafficking, police officer, kidnapper, acceptance, interfaith relationship
Place: the philippines

Most similar movies to Across the Crescent Moon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out erotic, political drama, mysterious and fairy tale films with plots about murder, kidnapping, police officer, terrorist, police, rape and gun mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Across the Crescent Moon: Manila's Finest (2015), Ekis: Walang Tatakas (1999), Batas Ng Lansangan (2002), Coming Out Alive (1980), Hangga't May Hininga (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Manila's Finest (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film based on the life of retired Western Police District Colonel Jimmy Tiu, who last served as Sta. Mesa Police Station Commander.
Plot: police, chase, police officer, pistol, gun, van, swat
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Ekis:  Walang Tatakas (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A reluctant kidnapper tries to leave his life of crime behind in this sexy thriller. Gene works for the local underworld syndicate but always treats his abductees with kindness. He begins a dangerous affair with ex-bar girl Dolor, who's ...
Style: erotic
Plot: erotica, kidnapping, sex, ransom, adultery
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Batas Ng Lansangan (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Army Major RUBEN MEDRANO was once a part of an elite anti-kidnapping task force. An unfortunate incident during an operation got him suspended and sent back to Manila. There he tries to renew ties with his daughter MARISSA who has been living with ...
Plot: gangsters, drug dealer, gangster, military officer, father daughter relationship, assassin, revenge, murder
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Coming Out Alive (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A woman hires a contract-killer when her ex-husband kidnaps her son.
Plot: terrorist, kidnapping, son, father, handicap, assassin, obstacle
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Hangga't May Hininga (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Ellis gets imprisoned from trying to avenge the death of his brother, who helped him expose the illegal engagements of a military general. Ellis tries to recover from the tragedies in his life by being a relentless inmate in the jail. Ellis becomes ...
Plot: shot in the head, shot to death, ex soldier, helicopter, bridge, government official, lawyer, revolver, gang war, exploding helicopter, shopping mall, legal action ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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New Moon (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ahmad belongs to the Bangsamoro people. While many of his kind are bent on fighting, thinking that Mindanao is only for the Muslims, Ahmad prefers to live a simple and peaceful life. He works as a doctor in Manila while his wife, Fatima, and his ...
Plot: female director, doctors, muslim, soldier, rebel, lieutenant, military officer
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 37
Escape (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Set during the terrifying reign of Filipino despot, Marcos, two upper caste but very different strangers team up to try and survive the physical and mental torture they undergo after they are suddenly jailed. Geny is the conservative businessman ...
Style: political drama
Plot: torture, dictator, prison, historical event, political repression, hunger, despot, dictatorship, businessman, media, politics, escape ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Lost Command (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Philipino War Movie
Plot: terrorist, murder, rape, soldier, machine gun, stabbing, shot in the head, child uses gun, blood, jungle, nudity (full frontal - brief), schoolboy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
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Birador (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Mike Santana is technically as person for he uses his position as a policeman to savagely murder people; he also manhandles his wife Gina. His partner in service is Frankie, a young loyal police who sticks with him through thick and thin. But in end ...
Plot: murder, gang rape, mistress, fight, corrupt cop, gambling, born again christian, witness, gambling house, jail, father son relationship, womanizer ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 50
Whiteforce (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Australia, Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johnny Quinn has been set up by a drug lord and must find a way to clear his name before the bad guys and his own agency put him in the ground.
Plot: jungle, jungle warfare, treason, intrigue, espionage, drug dealer, secret agents, government, false accusation, secret agent
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A mother gives birth to twins. Unfortunately, they are separated. One of the children ends up in neighbouring Pakistan and grows up a devout Muslim named Tauheed, while the other grows up as a Hindu named Ajay. With the on-going rivalry and hatred ...
Plot: writers, twins separated at birth, dual role, soldier, terrorist, patriot, airport, patriotism, hindu, muslim
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Frame-Up II: The Cover-Up (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bank president in a small California town isn't quite the upstanding citizen he appears to be--he's a corrupt killer, who has just kidnapped the wife and daughter of the local sheriff.
Plot: police officer, corruption, kidnapping, sheriff, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
When Eagles Strike (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An elite group of American soldiers are in a race against time in this action thriller from director Cirio H. Santiago. Stacy Keach stars as the general in charge of the team tasked with infiltrating a terrorist organization and saving an American ...
Plot: torture, explosion, man wearing towel, hands tied behind back, bondage, electric torture, kidnapping
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Wailing in the Forest (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An indigenous family, one of the last forest people of old, copes with the unusual changes in their environment including the imposing lifestyle and customs of the more sociable tribes on the plains.
Style: mysterious, fairy tale
Plot: isolation, ritual, tropics
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Heavens Indivisible (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A wealthy man comes to terms with his adopted sister.
Plot: car, death of father, stepfather, heart attack, jealousy, figurine, stepmother, crystal, only child, rose, drink, blind date ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Whisper to God (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her boyfriend leaves for Japan on a singing contract, a dancer is so distraught she does not see the car that hits her. The driver pretends to be a helpful passer-by; they fall in love and gets married. Only bringing her to a more complicated ...
Plot: rape, dancer, jail, friend, singer, road accident, brain tumor, kidnapping, murder, blind man
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Afuang Bounty Hunter (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An honest to goodness cop who labors to keep the honor of his badge. Fighting ruthless criminals, he has acquired the fury of the syndicates he is fighting. But despite all the threats that are coming his way he does not give up.
Plot: bribery, police, police station, robbery, billiards, police officer, criminal syndicate, bounty hunter, arrest, murder
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Beauty and the Bestie (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 119 min.
Story: For an important case, a policeman needs the help of his former best friend to impersonate the daughter of a foreign dignitary in a beauty pageant.
Plot: male friendship, beauty, gay, best friend, buddy, friendship between men
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
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Ishmael (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: An ex-convict who is ostracized by his neighborhood. Little does he know that this neighborhood he once knew is set to awaken his past. Ishmael decided to come back home to find peace and solitude in a place familiar to him. But his dream of ...
Style: one man show
Plot: religious cult, tattoo, ex convict, small town, boat, church, father, betrayal, asking for help, suicide attempt, getting home, worship ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 161
No Way Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Joaquin (Polo Ravales), an unassuming fisherman, is forced to confront his homosexuality when his sex-starved wife Cynthia (Althea Vega) returns from her overseas job eager to get pregnant. His young and impulsive lover, Waldo (Joseph Bitangcol), ...
Plot: gay interest, dancer, crooked cop, gay erotica, police officer, marital abuse, nudity (full frontal - brief), kidnapping, gay sex, anal sex, male stripper, kidnapper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.8
 74
Hostage (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The leader of a South African Nation is imprisoned. His followers, led by Zabo, hijack a plane with the intent to use the passengers as hostages to trade for his release. They select a plane carrying a religious leader to use as their main hostage. ...
Plot: murder, terrorist, hostage, hijacking, quicksand, abduction
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mistah - Mga Mandirigma (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Philippines
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Witness the soldiers who risk their lives for the protection of the people. Giving up their personal hapiness to respond to the call of duty, the dedicated servicemen encounter tremendous excitement in the battlefield as the conflict between ...
Plot: civil war, buddy, fire fight, sergeant, rebellion, military, military officer, machete, rape, restaurant, battlefield, military camp ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Riding the Edge (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Teenage cyclist rescues his dad from terrorists in the Middle East. "Iron Eagle" on a motorcycle.
Plot: terrorist, microchip, rescue, hostage, desert, motorcycle, espionage, dirt bike
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
Bukas Bibitayin Si Itay (1995)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Philippines
Story: Elmo is an ex-convict who swears on his mother’s remains to live uprightly. After his life in prison, Elmo makes sure to avoid any conflict despite the mistreatment he receives from people. His wife Cathy seems discontent with the meager money her ...
Plot: shaving head, ex convict, gun, torture, police interrogation, smoking, death penalty, adultery, bank, confession, syndicate, battered wife ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The One-Armed Executioner (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An Interpol agent is out for revenge against the gangsters that cut off his arm and killed his bride. This tragedy left him deeply depressed, and his battle with depression has to be won first before he can be thoroughly trained in martial arts. ...
Plot: martial arts, dwarf, revenge, interpol, hospital, gangster, drug, martial art, espionage, grenade, gangsters, drugs ...
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.0
 16
Squalor (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four men, four stories, all intersect in Manila. Episode one is about Ariel, a con-man. Episode two is about Boy, an expectant father. In the third episode, Ronald goes to Manila to sell a building. And in the fourth story Baste saves his sister ...
Plot: bird cage, restaurant, chinese, real estate, virgin, cologne, half brother, brother sister relationship, police, suicide, pet shop, news reporter ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Kyoto Connection (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Christina, on arriving in Japan, acquaints a Japanese man at the airport who looks like a sap. He takes her to his apartment where he brutally rapes her and keeps her hostage and bound in chains. Christina's alluring beauty eventually enchants ...
Plot: rape, exploitation, stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, bomb, sex, rapist, kidnapper, swedish, female nudity, bare breasts, kidnapped woman ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Clementine (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kim, a Taekwondo champion decides to give up his fighting career for good in order to take care of his daughter Sa Rang. But when an evil gambling kingpin kidnaps Sa Rang, Kim must agree to fight in a rigged boxing match in exchange for Sa ...
Plot: kidnapping, taekwondo, mixed martial arts, martial arts, wrestler, estranged parent, aikido, fight, tough guy, violence, boxing, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.1
 24K
Martyr (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Ajay Rathore is a no-nonsense police officer from Mumbai Crime Branch. Long time ago his elder brother was killed by terrorists which caused him to quit his medical studies and join Indian Police Service. He is a great admirer of Pakistan-based ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: singer, muslim, terrorism, murder, fall in love, crimes, rivalry, chase, danger, chases and races, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: pakistan, asia, middle east, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Wala Ka Nang Puwang Sa Mundo (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: After many years of imprisonment, Miguel is finally freed. On the day of his liberation, Miguel promises himself a clean and honest life to win back the family he has lost during his incarceration. However, nobody wants to take in an ex-convict, his ...
Plot: sauna, elderly, prison, death, driver, shot to death, car accident, gun, explosion, child murder, gangsters, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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