Movies like Sudden Death 1977

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Sudden Death (1977)
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Sudden Death (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Ed Neilson's entire family is viciously murdered, he pleads with retired CIA operative Duke Smith (Robert Conrad) to investigate. He refuses, but relents after Neilson too meets an explosive death. Deception, international intrigue and a ruthless "syndicate of businessmen" intent on raping a South Pacific Islands nation of its resources keep the pace fast.
Style: cult film
Plot: helicopter, explosion, martial arts, killer, karate, violence, mercenary, gun, murder, swashbuckler, kicked in the crotch, burned alive, fortune, fistfight, exploding car, car bomb, kicked in the groin, man in swimsuit, male in bathtub, shooting gallery, man in bathtub

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Most similar movies to Sudden Death

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, realistic, serious and suspenseful films with plots about violence, martial arts, gun, murder, fistfight, explosion and blood mostly in Action, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Sudden Death: Kill Squad (1982), Dragon on Fire (1978), Blood Warriors (1993), The Retrievers (1982), Mission Kill (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 307
Kill Squad (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A wealthy business man is a victim of an assault and is shot and wheelchair bound while his wife is gang raped and murdered. He then assembles his motley squad of Vietnam buddies to kung fu their way to revenge and get those muthas back.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: violence, murder, vietnam veteran, martial arts, revenge, fight, gun, accident, vietnam war veteran, car, karate, kung fu ...
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.7
 135
Dragon on Fire (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sammy is involved with gangsters to save his relative from a problem so he calls Dragon Hung from America to help him.
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, karate, kung fu classic, taekwondo, jeet kune do, brawl, fistfight, fight, hand to hand combat, kung fu, action violence, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.5
 156
Blood Warriors (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An ex-Marine finds out a old buddy is leading a private army of mercenaries. When an ex-Marine refuses to join an old friendship's personal army of mercenaries a deadly violent battle erupts between the two men! And this is not good.
Style: cult film
Plot: m 16, terrorism, fight, ak 47, ex marine, terrorist plot, knife, terrorist, murder, blood, frame up, battles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Retrievers (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Carefree electrician Tom Cathral is recruited by The Company, and is quickly offered a full-time promotion to join the Retrievers, an elite squad of crooked secret operatives. His refusal to kill botches his first mission, making Tom The ...
Plot: cia, mercenary, gun, book, torture, sadism, murder, martial arts, wiretap, kidnapping, blood, terror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 4.5
 138
Mission Kill (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-Green Beret visits one of his army buddies, and finds himself involved in his friend's scheme to smuggle arms into a turbulent South American country.
Plot: mercenary, dictator, helicopter, murder, smuggler, jungle, exploding helicopter, gun, gunfight, ambush, explosion, prison ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 3.9
 7K
Black Eagle (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One of the US Air Force's most modern tactical aircrafts, an F-100 with a new laser guidance system, crashes into the sea near Malta - a region where the Soviet forces are highly present, too. The CIA immediately sends out their best secret ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, chase, undercover, heroes, martial arts, adventure, escapades, danger, rivalry, chases and races, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.0
 386
Mr. No Legs (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meet Mr. No Legs! Deadly professional hit-man for a drug syndicate... and a limbless cripple! With his cool wheelchair, armed with shotguns and shurikens, and his amazing kung fu skills he means trouble for everyone he confronts, even his own boss! ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: gun, kung fu, exploitation, violence, bandit, police officer, shotgun, gang, wheelchair, man in a wheelchair, brutality, police partner ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 693
Rage of Honor (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Argentina, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, chases and races, crime, dishonesty, partners, rivalry, undercover, drug dealing, betrayal, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 4.6
 135
Striker (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Slade is hired to rescue a journalist named Frank Morris from a Sandinista prison in Nicaragua. He teams with Marta, a local woman, to carry out this mission, but then he's captured, tortured, and forced to deal with the fact that ...
Plot: truck driver, shot in the crotch, judo, shot in the leg, stabbed in the stomach, impalement, falling down stairs, jungle warfare, throat slitting, submachine gun, fistfight, shot in the chest ...
Place: nicaragua, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.7
 167
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, murder, frame up, vengeance, family life, false accusation, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Ninja Mission (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Sweden, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: CIA, KGB and the amazing ninja masters are all in the center of Russia where the Swedish nuclear professor Karl Markov have invented a new kind of nuclear technology. Markov's invention can change the balance of power in the world. All want ...
Plot: hand grenade, brawl, sword fight, blood spatter, martial artist, kendo, sword, winter, renegade, nightclub, mission, terrorism ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.1
 686
Final Voyage (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Restored to former glory, a nostalgic cruise ship repeats a tragic past...
Style: suspense, cult film
Plot: m 16, hijacking, ak 47, bodyguard, tuxedo, piracy, pirate, villainess, terrorist group, blood splatter, sinking ship, combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, battles, kidnapping, small town, rocket launcher, motorcycle gang, vietnam veteran, decapitation, fistfight, gunfight, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, asia, vietnam, miami, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Godfather Squad (1974)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bruce Liang plays a Chinese Kung Fu movie star, who during his free time carries on a one-man crusade against drug dealers. The villains trick Liang into signing up to appear in a new martial arts movie. The plan is to kill Our Hero while the ...
Plot: violence, revenge, kung fu, ambush, duel, gangster, killer, actress, martial arts, fistfight, blood, asian ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Instructor (1981)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The action never stops in this stunt-packed karate extravaganza of a black belt instructor who proves that his talents and expertise can be used to defend instead of destroy. The Instructor runs a local karate school and tries to impart to his ...
Plot: karate, car chase, self defense, rivals, school, violence, fight, rival, martial arts, death
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
 383
Deadly Heroes (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ex-Navy SEAL Brad Cartowski is injured during an attack at Athens airport by terrorists who kidnap his wife and fly her on a hijacked plane to North Africa. Cartowski goes in pursuit, aided by another ex-SEAL, Cody Grant. Cartowski soon finds the ...
Style: cult film
Plot: airport, attack, rocket, hit in the crotch, electric torture, m 16, underwater photography, commando raid, paramilitary, walking on a ledge, bare breasts, pistol ...
Place: athens greece, libya
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 567
Seven (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A government agent discovers a plot by a cartel of seven gangsters to take over the state of Hawaii. He hires a team of seven hitmen to stop them.
Plot: assassin, girls with guns, crime boss, exotic locale, dead woman, female nudity, gangster, bodybuilder, surfer, secret agents, gangsters, syndicate ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.6
 234
Street Hunter (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Logan Blade is a tough police officer who has to confront a gang led by ruthless Colonel Walsh.
Plot: brawl, blood spatter, revolver, gunslinger, martial arts, gangster, uzi, bounty hunter, female nudity, shotgun, fistfight, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 547
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, one man army, vigilante, police protection, police officer, revenge, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 113
Executor (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kyle (Markiss McFadden), one of the many orphans raised in an orphanage by Father Antonio (Paul Sorvino) is an assassin who is sent on missions; from God. For years Father Antonio led these boys to believe they are killing in the name of God. Kyle ...
Plot: explosion, child, hitman, guilt, killer, murder, assassin, church, bomb, confession booth, priest, evil priest
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Deadly Encounter (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A veteran pilot finds himself knee-deep in trouble when his ex-girlfriend shows up at his doorstep in a terrible state. She knows the whereabouts of an immense fortune, and the Mafia is hot on her trail.
Plot: helicopter, stuntman, rescue team, bandit, chase, pursuit, gangster, gangsters, adventure
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Captured Alive (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charter pilot Nick Baskin takes 5 strangers on a flight that is shot down. Taken by hillbillies in West Virginia, they are used to help transport toxic waste.
Plot: helicopter, airport, topless, shotgun, female nudity, violence, explosion, plane crash, hillbilly, toxic waste, braless, moonshine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.0
 85
The Loners (1972)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: On his motorcycle Stein, a half-blood Indian, tries to stay out of the hands of the police, who are chasing him for accidentally killing a cop. Together with his friend Alan and a beautiful but desperate girl Stein will get involved in a robbery and ...
Plot: police, explosion, motorcycle, robbery, biker, car accident, false accusation, native american, on the run
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.3
 285
The Stabilizer (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Peter Goldson, aka The Stabilizer, searches for drug smuggler Greg Rainmaker. Rainmaker killed Goldson's fiancee by kicking her with his spiked shoes, and now Goldson wants revenge. Meanwhile, Rainmaker has kidnapped the famous Professor ...
Plot: explosion, fight, violence, revenge, murder, diving, gun sau, martial arts, assault rifle, martial artist, revolver, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 196
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
Style: cult film
Plot: murder, police officer killed, maverick cop, warehouse, beating, police brutality, anti hero, police detective, fight, revolver, chase, bar fight ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The 18 Amazones (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A ruthless Warlord from Manchuria builds a martial arts labyrinth that contains 18 martial art amazons, many try to enter but none leave, until Dragon Lee, seeking to avenge his father: his skills are good enough to defeat the 18 fighters and the ...
Plot: martial arts, kung fu classic, karate, kung fu fighting, hand to hand combat, karate kick, brawl, karate chop, violence, jeet kune do, fight, asian man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.8
 326
Midnight Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When the police start a crackdown on Yakuza activities, a killer (James Lew) starts killing the cops forcing a martial-arts officer (Lorenzo Lamas) to fight back. AKA Midnight Man
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: fistfight, police officer killed, martial arts, violence, police officer, hand to hand combat, kung fu master, sword fight, arrest, martial artist, police raid, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Ulterior Motives (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A private eye becomes the bodyguard of a beautiful reporter being pursued by a Japanese mob.
Style: suspense, cult film
Plot: reporter, yakuza, fake accent, pistol, swimming pool, hotel, warehouse, deception, brawl, media coverage, neo noir, female reporter ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Killing Machine (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a gang of thugs brands a hard working truck driver a traitor and murders his bride, He retaliates by being even more violent than his attackers.
Plot: revenge, burned alive, truck driver, violence, terrorist, mafia, murder, explosive, eta terrorist group, labor, truck, plastic explosive ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Three Days To A Kill (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: At a Chicago-area naval base, an ambassador is kidnapped. Later, a Navy officer calls his friend Cal for help. A Colombian drug lord is holding the ambassador, and the officer wants Cal to rescue the man. Cal convinces the officer to get a pardon ...
Plot: showdown, pimp, karate chop, hand to hand combat, karate, goon, stabbed to death, martial arts, pistol, ambassador, karate kick, gun ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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