Movies like In a Valley of Violence

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In a Valley of Violence (2016)
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In a Valley of Violence (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of a drifter named Paul who arrives in a small town seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne and Ellen, who run the town's hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough
Plot: violence, killer, cowboy, murder, tough guy, street shootout, fistfight, one against many, revenge, dog, civil war, gunfight, blood, left for dead

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, rough, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, violence, revenge, blood, gunfight, fistfight and tough guy mostly in Drama, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like In a Valley of Violence: Unbound (2017), Steele Justice (1987), Assault on Precinct 13 (2005), A Man Called Blade (1977), Face/Off (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Unbound (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Julius Fonteneau has decided to take the law into his own hands after his daughter has gone missing. His only friend supports him while his wife resents him and the police are growing suspicious of his intentions. He must determine right from wrong ...
Plot: blood, murder, violence, deception, revenge, kidnapping, husband wife relationship
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95%
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Steele Justice (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, best friends, alcohol abuse, against the odds, rivalry, pets, deadly, law enforcement, crimes, life is a bitch, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam
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91%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, brutality, violence, survival, police station, danger, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal's revenge, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
A Man Called Blade (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maurizio Merli stars as a hatchet-wielding bounty hunter with a dark past and an even more desperate future. But when he disrupts the balance of power in a corrupt mining town, he unleashes a firestorm of brutality, betrayal and cold-blooded murder. ...
Style: realistic, exciting, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, small town, murder, deadly, heroes, chases and races, lone wolves, crimes, rivalry, gang, old west, vengeance ...
Time: 19th century
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 7.3
 323K
Face/Off (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's ...
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, master criminal, fbi, hidden identity, gunfight, undercover, revenge, mexican standoff, boat chase, arch villain, prison, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, hong kong
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70%
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211 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history, Officer Mike Chandler and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist ...
Style: suspense, rough, surprise ending, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, murder, police, gunfight, gunshot wound, partners against crime, crime, lone hero, police investigation, justice, good versus evil, life philosophy ...
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66%
The Desperate Trail (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable con man Jack Cooper is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed for the hangman. In a ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, pursuit, chase, old west, criminal heroes, woman in danger, tough heroes, crimes, vengeance, on the run, track down, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
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63%
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 2K
Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, assassin, deadly, danger, stalking, betrayal, rivalry, tough heroes, hitman, police investigation, police detective, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, murder, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, danger, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: tennessee, usa
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62%
 5.4
 11K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: police corruption, corrupt politician, violence, revenge, murder, attempted robbery, two man army, loss of mother, corrupt official, mexican standoff, protest, assassination attempt ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: exciting, tense, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police corruption, police investigation, violence, undercover, drugs/alcohol, working undercover, cop as target, crimes, law enforcer killer, mission gone awry, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
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60%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, drug dealer, murder of wife, loner, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
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60%
 5.1
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One Man Force (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this action packed film, an L.A. cop speeds off to get revenge upon the dirty drug-dealing dogs who killed his partner
Plot: fistfight, explosion, beretta, police vigilantism, bar fight, lapd, anti hero, vigilantism, police shootout, gunfight, fight, maverick cop ...
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58%
 6.5
 141K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, tough law enforcer, vengeance, tough heroes, crimes, vigilante, tragic hero, superhero, funeral, lone wolves, rage, faked death ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
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57%
 3.8
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End of a Gun (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.
Style: surprise ending, rough, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: violence, martial arts, tough guy, rescue, betrayal, brutality, chase, murder, police detective, death, aikido, blood ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 2K
Heat (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Reynolds plays an ex-soldier-of-fortunish character in Vegas, taking "Chaperone" jobs, fighting with the mob, and trying to get enough money together to move to Venice, Italy.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, tough heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, crime, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, vietnam war veteran, scissors, racist comment, bodyguard ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Original Gangstas (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A violent street gang, the Rebels, rule the streets of Gary, Indiana. The Rebels shoot Marvin Bookman, a store-keeper, for giving the police information about a drive-by shooting they committed. Marvin's son, former NFL star John who created ...
Style: rough, captivating, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, murder, violence, gang violence, hand to hand combat, drive by shooting, vigilantism, vengeance, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Killing Machine (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, tough heroes, crimes, special agents, confined, danger, deadly, tough guy, murder, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, hong kong
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55%
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Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
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55%
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Black Water (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A deep cover operative awakens to find himself imprisoned on a submarine. With the help of a fellow prisoner and an amateur agent, he must race against the clock to escape the vessel and expose who set him up.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: martial arts, violence, submarine, cia, murder, dishonesty, danger, blood, betrayal, brutality
Time: contemporary
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53%
Walking Tall: Lone Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Dallas, witnesses against a drug-lord are murdered in a safe-house.The testimony of FBI agents becomes the only chance to keep him in prison. They are lodged in another safe-house, but the place is invaded and the agents are executed. However, ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, rivalry, retiring, danger, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, gangsters, special agents, heroic mission, criminal's revenge, small town, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, dallas texas
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49%
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, modern western, hitman, tough heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, deadly, lone wolves, crimes, vigilantism, fighting crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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48%
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Nails (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The wife of a wild Los Angeles police detective becomes a hostage of the heroin ring he and his partner have exposed.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: semiautomatic pistol, tough cop, police brutality, partner, one man army, police detective, blood, limousine, husband wife relationship, foot chase, chase, car chase ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rivalry, gangsters, crime, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, heroes, obsessive quest, track down, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 172
Cartel War (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Led by a detective hell-bent on revenge, a team of undercover cops in Los Angeles attempt to bring down a powerful drug mob from the inside. Operating outside the law, they put everything on the line to clean up the streets and exact payback on the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: rivalry, drug dealing, crimes, criminal's revenge, crime, working undercover, law enforcement, male female relationship, blood, friendship, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Western, Drama
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: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, pacifist, bank robbery, anti war, vengeance, heist, gang, investigation, chases and races, crimes, deadly creature ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.5
 153
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: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, gang, investigation, betrayal, frame up, law enforcement, vengeance, false accusation, crime, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, hitman, vigilante, robbery, sex, gangsters, deadly, heroes, danger, society, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sharky's Machine (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Sharky gets busted back to working vice, where he happens upon a scandalous conspiracy involving a local politician. Accompanied by an all-star jazz soundtrack, Sharky's new "machine" gathers evidence while Sharky falls in love with a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prostitution, police, law enforcement, prostitute, scam, white slavery, robbery, transvestism, martial arts, crime, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.0
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Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: architect, vengeance, vigilantism, murder, vigilante, police, crime, violence spree, rivalry, fighting crime, obsession, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, arizona, hawaii, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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