Movies like Billa 1980

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Billa (1980)
 7.4
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Billa (1980)
Original name: பில்லா
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Billa (Rajinikanth) is a powerful mafia lord, who in spite of being one of the most wanted on the list of Interpol, remains elusive to the police. Meanwhile, after a couple of unsuccessful attempts at nabbing Billa, the police finally succeed, but Billa dies during the pursuit, botching DSP Alexander’s plan to reach the source of all crime—the man Billa reported to-by capturing Billa alive. DSP buries Billa’s body, ensuring that people believe that he is still be alive. As luck would have it, DSP remembers his chance encounter with Rajappa, a simpleton trying to survive in the hustle and bustle of Chennai in order to support two small foster kids, who is an exact lookalike of Billa. DSP hatches a plan to transform Rajappa into Billa and place him back into the crime nexus, but this time as a police informer.
Style: cult film
Plot: death of fiance, gangsters, martial arts, police officer, police, escape, death, murder, hospital, undercover, tough girl, crime boss, orphan, vengeance, impersonation, widower, diary, ex convict, femme fatale, on the run, death of brother, police raid, police officer killed, criminal gang, peril ...

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Most similar movies to Billa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about murder, police officer, gangsters, gunfight, violence, chase and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Billa: Don (1978), Sobharaj (1986), Darbar (2020), Don (2006), Johan Falk: Slutet (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Don (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 166 min.
Story: A ruthless gangster named Don is killed during a scuffle with the police. Since only DSP DeSilva knows of this incident, he recruits another person named Vijay who is a spitting image of Don. Vijay is planted in Don's place in Don's gang ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Plot: lookalikes, gangsters, gang, on the run, undercover, mistaken identity, undercover cop, disorder, tough heroes, police detective, chase, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india
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Sobharaj (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Sobharaj is the leader of an underworld gang. He gets killed in an encounter with the police. The DSP uses his lookalike brother to pose as him in order to capture the rest of his gang.
Plot: police, gangsters, police officer, diary, dual role, crime boss, on the run, organized crime, traitor, police officer killed, deception, impersonation ...
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Darbar (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Aaditya, the commissioner of Mumbai Police, sets out to catch Ajay, a drug peddler. However, he uncovers a deeper controversy linked to an international drug lord and must mete out justice.
Style: exciting
Plot: manhunt, secret, chase, police officer, gangsters
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Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
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Style: exciting, twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, malaysia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Johan Falk: Slutet (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The unknown, large mafia organization is now showing its true face. The pressure that GSI and John Falk and his family have put on the organization, makes them fight back on all fronts. The rule book is thrown out. But to go after Johan Falk's ...
Style: exciting, psychological, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police, mafia, criminal underworld, police procedural, organized crime, police officer killed, murder, torture, gunfight, crimes, death, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Chuck Norris vs. the Karate Cop (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A Chinese-American cop, skilled in martial arts, battles the most powerful criminal gang in San Francisco that is responsible for the death of his partner.
Plot: martial arts, revenge plot, taekwondo, criminal gang, police officer, corrupt official, asian man, karate, undercover, police corruption, frame up, tough guy ...
Place: san francisco
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Thani Oruvan (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
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Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
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 8.0
 14K
Pokiri (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Pandu (Mahesh Babu) is a ruthless mafia man who kills anybody for money. He falls in love with Sruthi (Ileana) at the very first sight. Sruthi too loves Pandu, but hesitates to confess her love to him as he is a reckless criminal. Though a goon, ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, undercover cop, chase, revenge, fall in love, one against many, tough guy, one man army, love, organized crime, obsession, death of father ...
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 7.6
 12K
Pokkiri (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Tamil is a killer for hire, and will accept any contract provided the amount is right. The Police want him for questioning, while the underworld needs him to silence their opponents. No one really knows this assassin's background. It is only ...
Plot: gang war, police officer, train, father, love, disguise, killer, showdown, woman in danger, violence, female objectification, trapped in an elevator ...
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The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Garv: Pride and Honour (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting
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 7.6
 202K
The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
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Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: brutal, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 4K
Full Contact (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In an effort to get his buddy out of a gambling debt, Jeff agrees to join forces with Judge in a weapons heist. The job goes bad and Judge betrays Jeff. Jeff plots the ultimate revenge on Judge and his followers and it is a question of whether he ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Angel Terminators 2 (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
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Wanted (2009)
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 6.2
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Stunt Squad (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
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Singam (2010)
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
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Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 70K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: usa, california, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ameerin Aadhi Bhagavan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
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Style: suspense, exciting, twists and turns, captivating, tense
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31%
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 430
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
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Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 847
Wild City (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Former cop-turned-bar owner Kwok and his underachieving half-brother befriends a drunken woman, they soon find themselves targeted by both her former lover, a high-powered attorney, and the gangster he employs. A suitcase full of tainted cash enters ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
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Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sivaji: The Boss (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Corrupt police and politicians target a computer engineer for trying to better the lives of less privileged citizens.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: politics, corrupt politician, hospital, fighting the system, rivalry, vengeance, fall in love, cons and scams, architect, jail, money laundering, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 77K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crimes, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Organized Crime & Triad Bureau (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The head of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau, Inspector San Lee, will do anything to put triad boss Tung in jail.
Plot: death sentence, flashback, death, chase, assassin, gunfight, police officer killed, female assassin, amnesia, suicide attempt, martial arts, robbery ...
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Professor Pyarelal (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Kishinchand has taken to a life of crime, namely that of forging passports, and for that is under surveillance by the police. Upon his wife, Shanti's, and son, Pyarelal's insistence, he decides to give up all criminal activity and become ...
Plot: fake identity, police inspector, blind woman, smuggler, wrongful conviction, television, robbery, fire, revenge, presumed dead, accidental killing, car accident ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 4K
Oppam (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Jayaraman (Mohanlal) is born as a blind man but with heightened senses of smell, sound and touch. He is trained in the martial art of Kalaripayattu. He works as an elevator operator in an apartment where many reputed people live. One day he happens ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, psychological
Plot: blind man, murder, police, girl, serial killer, threat, revenge, maniac, heroine, teenage life, chase, masked killer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 2K
Undefeatable (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The film follows Kristi Jones (Cynthia Rothrock) who, along with her gang, take part in Mafia-run street fights to earn money for her sister's college education. Kristi's sister hopes to become a doctor and pay for Kristi's education.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, cult film
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, murder, streetfighting, psychopath, siblings relations, vengeance, law enforcement, partners, rivalry, crimes, buddies ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%