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.
Plot: helicopter, explosion, martial arts, killer, karate, violence, mercenary, gun, murder, burned alive, fortune, fistfight, exploding car, car bomb, kicked in the groin, man in swimsuit, male in bathtub, shooting gallery

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about violence, martial arts, murder, explosion, fistfight, kung fu and karate mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Sudden Death: Kill Squad (1982), Mr. No Legs (1978), Mission Kill (1986), The Retrievers (1982), Dragon on Fire (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: martial arts, murder, violence, revenge, vietnam veteran, hitman, kung fu, blood, karate, accident, gun, fight
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.1
 291
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! ...
Plot: gun, violence, kung fu, shotgun, gang, wheelchair, exploitation, cripple, mob, car chase, wheelchair bound, love interest ...
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.6
 112
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, explosion, dictator, smuggler, reporter, gun, prison, exploding helicopter, jungle, helicopter, ambush, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: torture, kidnapping, violence, sadism, murder, gun, cia, blood, wiretap, martial arts, mercenary, terror ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.2
 127
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.
Plot: karate, martial arts, hand to hand combat, action violence, brawl, violence, kung fu classic, taekwondo, fistfight, fight, kung fu
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 3.8
 6K
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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, martial arts, chase, undercover, island, adventure, chases and races, special agents, escapades, secret agents, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: fistfight, helicopter, terrorist, decapitation, violence, gun, ninja warrior, karate chop, heroic bloodshed, renegade, commando raid, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.7
 139
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.
Plot: revolver, machine gun, battle, explosion, cowboy hat, knife, false accusation, fistfight, ambush, terrorist, fight, gunfight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.7
 1K
AmeriGeddon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dire warning of a wake up call of what might be our future when a globalist terrorist organization aligned with the United Nations disables the United States power grid and institutes Martial Law. It will take a dedicated family of patriots armed ...
Plot: government, patriotism, lieutenant, explosion, patriot, martial law, politician, father daughter relationship, conspiracy, soldier, electromagnetic pulse, helicopter ...
Place: america, texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, school, martial arts, violence, death, fight, rival
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.1
 444
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: girls with guns, assassin, silencer, bikini, jungle, helicopter, neck breaking, crime boss, explosion, female pilot, syndicate, secret agent ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.9
 358
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Plot: martial arts, assassination, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, soldier, heroes, deadly, starting over, danger, commando, ak 47 ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, martial arts, frame up, gang, investigation, rivalry, righting the wronged, crime, family life, deadly, dishonesty, gangsters ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 590
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, rivalry, danger, drug dealing, crime, crimes, chases and races, working undercover, law enforcement, deadly, partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 271
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, murder, revenge, gun sau, diving, grenade, martial artist, massacre, death, brutality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 69
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: guilt, confession booth, murder, explosion, priest, bomb, evil priest, church, assassin, killer, hitman, child
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, rescue team, adventure, stuntman, chase, pursuit, gangster
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.7
 417
Gladiator Cop (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Andrew Garret is a cop trying to reveal the background of secret killing fights named "Game". He takes part in the fights under the nickname Gladiator.One of the Game bosses, Parmenion, wants him to fight with the ancient sword that once ...
Plot: violence, murder, mongol, martial arts, warrior, gladiator, karate, kung fu, sword fight, female nudity, fight club, sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: hillbilly, martial arts, toxic waste, topless, shotgun, explosion, moonshine, plane crash, braless, hit with a frying pan, female nudity, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 43
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: motorcycle, explosion, robbery, police, biker, on the run, false accusation, native american
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Asian Cop: High Voltage (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Donnie Yen is back with a vengeance in this electric action thriller. The star of Fist of Fury, Hero and Highlander goes up against Hong Kong's deadliest gangsters in a no holds barred duel to the death. Donnie Yen has proven to be one of ...
Plot: martial arts, interpol, gun, death, violence, brutality, blood, bloodbath, martial artist, gun sau, fistfight, fight ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 472
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, serious, realistic, exciting, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, murder, revenge, police protection, one man army, vigilante, chases and races, pregnancy, investigation, crimes, adventure ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, ambush, kung fu, revenge, kung fu master, kung fu classic, martial artist, kung fu fighting, asian, gangster, murder, asian man ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, asian man, karate chop, karate kick, hand to hand combat, brawl, violence, taekwondo, karate, kung fu classic, kung fu fighting, kung fu ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: terrorist, violence, revenge, murder, burned alive, mafia, truck driver, explosive, eta, treason, driver, husband wife relationship ...
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 245
Alley Cat (1984)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A beautiful young martial arts expert stops a vicious street gang from robbing her grandparents' house. The gang marks her for murder, but her grandparents are killed instead. The girl sets out to take her revenge on the gang.
Plot: revenge, gang, vigilante, murder, violence, kicked in the groin, sex scene, fistfight, see through panties, karate, shower, hand to hand combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Live Wire 2: Human Timebomb (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A computer chip turns an FBI agent into a lethal weapon.
Plot: machine gun, motorcycle, hand to hand combat, martial arts, helicopter, fbi, sexploitation, street shootout, fbi agent
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 209
Fire! (1977)
Genre: Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sheer terror and unearthly beauty of a raging forest fire is breathlessly captured in this compelling Irwin Allen production boasting a big-name cast and enough blazing special effects to turn night into day. Involved are a lumber mill owner ...
Plot: forest fire, escape, prisoner, forest, school trip, firefighting, fire, disaster film, arson, helicopter crash, husband wife relationship, doctor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bruce the Super Hero (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Hong Kong, Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Bruce returns to Manila to investigate the murder of his sister, Susan Chang. On the night of her attack she was helped by an amateur-boxer, Ramon "Rocky" Roblado. Behind Susan's death is the 'Black Dragon Society', who are ...
Plot: karate chop, martial arts, hand to hand combat, karate, asian man, hapkido, roundhouse kick, fighting style, bare chested male fighting, kung fu classic, kung fu fighting, violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, serious, exciting, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, small town, martial arts, vietnam veteran, revenge, motorcycle gang, rocket launcher, machine gun, fistfight, decapitation, gunfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, asia, florida, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%