Movies like Billa 1980

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Billa (1980)
 7.4
 662
Billa (1980)
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.
Plot: police informant, undercover, ex convict, criminal gang, diary, widower, tough girl, martial arts, pipe smoking, police officer, orphan, hospital, shot to death, vengeance, crime boss, on the run, gangster, escape, police raid, suitcase, murder, police, death, death of brother

Most similar movies to Billa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, violence, police, gunfight, chase, revenge and gangster mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Billa: Pokiri (2006), Sivaji: The Boss (2007), Big B (2007), Jung (2000), Cleopatra Jones (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.9
 10K
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, ...
Plot: arrest, damsel in distress, sexism, attack, one man army, one against many, tough guy, impalement, videotaped sex, blackmail, police officer, gang war ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sivaji: The Boss (2007)
Genre: Action, 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, political drama
Plot: corrupt politician, hospital, politics, fighting the system, rivalry, vengeance, college, cons and scams, student life, good versus evil, fall in love, architect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.5
 2K
Big B (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Big B is a 2007 Malayalam action-thriller film co-written and directed by Amal Neerad, starring Mammootty in the title role.
Plot: revenge, murder, gun fight, orphan, bodyguard, sibling relationship, gang war, social worker, corrupt politician, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.2
 303
Jung (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The son of Police Inspector Veer Chauhan requires a near impossible to find bone-marrow transplant. With time running out, Veer finds a viable candidate, a criminal he was responsible for apprehending.
Plot: police officer, bank robbery, hospital, car chase, boy, police, kidnapping, escape, gangster, leukemia, sick child
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, hitman, police, chase, party, prostitute, murder, violence, pimp, disco, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, India, USA, Japan, Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, awful, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, revenge, good versus evil, street fighter, danger, master villain, adventure, master warrior, heroic mission, battles, vengeance, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, hong kong, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 30K
Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 171 min.
Story: A huge South Asian law enforcement contingent embarks on a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of capturing DON (Shah Rukh Khan) - high-ranking member of the ruthless drug mafia in Malaysia. When DON gets seriously injured in a police encounter, the word ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: drug lord, on the run, mistaken identity, attempted murder, jealousy, criminal's revenge, gang, crime, drug traffic, master criminal, chase, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, malaysia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 10K
SPL: Kill Zone (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, Macao
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Chan, an articulate senior detective nearing the end of his career, is taking care of the daughter of a witness killed by ruthless crime lord Po. Martial arts expert Ma is set to take over as head of the crime unit, replacing Chan who wants an early ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, crime, neo-noir, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, gangsters, police corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
Garv: Pride and Honour (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Garv is a story of three brave and honest cops: Samar Singh (Amrish Puri), Arjun Ranawat (Salman Khan) and Hyder Ali Khan (Arbaaz Khan). Samar wants to reduce the amount of crime in the state. The trio faces obstacles because the powerful and ...
Plot: police commissioner, court, crime boss, murder, police, love, police officer killed, blood, friendship, politician, gangster, gang rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.9
 8K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, neo noir, undercover, police, crime, betrayal, police investigation, drug dealing, neo-noir, war, investigation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Mod Squad (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three minor delinquints (Danes, Ribisi, and Epps) are recruited by a cop (Farina) working undercover to bust a cop/drug ring. When the officer who recruited them is killed, they go above and beyond the call of duty to solve the murder; and bust the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, chase, murder, partners against crime, going straight, drug traffic, investigation, urban, working undercover, chases and races, crimes, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.9
 15K
Kiss of Death (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Jimmy Kilmartin is an ex-con living in Astoria in the New York City borough of Queens, trying to stay clean and raising a family with his wife Bev. But when his cousin Ronnie causes him to take a fall for driving an illegal transport of stolen cars, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, crime, gangsters, murder, master criminal, vengeance, hoodlum, heist, partners against crime, unlikely partners, redemption, going straight ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.8
 16K
Vikram Vedha (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A notorious gangster Vedha surrenders himself to encounter specialist Vikram whom he challenges every step of the way by narrating his life events in the form of riddles that needs to be solved in order to capture him.
Style: ambiguous ending
Plot: learning the truth, uncover truth, tamil, murder, betrayal, blood, sledgehammer, interrogation, flashback, escape, hit on the head, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slavery, human trafficking, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.6
 7K
Commander (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Surya is an orphan raised in a slum. He finds a friend in the local Godfather. They rule the town and forms a parallel government. Things are well until new district collect, step -brother of Surya takes charge. Surya finds his mom and decides to ...
Plot: orphan, abandoned baby, prison, criminal, rain, umbrella, organized crime, gangster, beating, friendship, guilt, eyeglasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.2
 291
Nirnayam (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Dr. Roy (Mohanlal) is a surgeon who works in a private hospital. He falls in love with his colleague Dr. Annie (Heera Rajgopal). When Annie discovers a frightening organ-smuggling operation in her hospital, it proves to be a turning point in the ...
Plot: murder, doctor, on the run, bus, police, escape, organ harvesting, false accusation, hospital, prison bus
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, revenge, sunglasses, one man army, sniper, on the run, drug lord, uzi, chinatown, police raid, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.1
 62K
Romeo Must Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two warring gang families (one African-American, the other Chinese) maneuver for bragging rights to the Oakland, California, docks. Hang Sing and Trish O'Day uncover a trail of deceit that leaves most of the warring factions dead … or worse!
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hip hop, vengeance, forbidden love, murder, gang war, gangsters, crimes, asian man, east asian lead, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, hong kong, seaport, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 10K
In the Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, missing person, vengeance, chases and races, female killer, crimes, rivalry, track down, danger, heroes, forced into action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 9K
Don (1978)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: undercover cop, mistaken identity, gang, gangsters, master criminal, crime, on the run, working undercover, bollywood, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, india, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.2
 2K
Undefeatable (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 90 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
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, murder, crimes, gory, deadly, waiting, streetfighting, obsession, mental illness, serial murder, psychologist ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.6
 16K
Wanted (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Radhe is a hardcore gangster. A sharpshooter with a sharp brain, he works for Gani Bhai, the dreaded Mafioso, but on his own terms. Totally fearless, Radhe single handedly eliminates Gani Bhai's enemies one by one; making more enemies than he ...
Style: serious, rough, stylized, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: one man army, gang war, bollywood, tough heroes, crime, gangsters, urban, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 65K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, semiautomatic pistol, justice, crime, tragic event, repayment, police officer killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 787
Dragon Fight (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jimmy and Tiger are members of the Chinese national wushu team. The two are in Los Angeles to perform exhibitions. However, for Tiger, he plans to defect to L.A. to make a name for himself. When Jimmy learns of Tigers plan to defect, an attempt to ...
Plot: martial arts, exit wound, martial artist, stylized violence, kung fu fighting, kung fu classic, kung fu master, kicking, triad, car chase, chase, death ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.3
 173
Stunt Squad (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fed up with the murderous shenanigans of Valli’s protection racket, police chief Grifi assembles an ace team of stunt trained police officers to tackle the mob!
Plot: judo, motorcycle, car, chase, murder, violence, police, undercover cop, manhunt, gunfight, hospital, explosion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.5
 4K
The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, witness, police, bodyguard, assassin, assassination attempt, chase, murder, hitman, danger, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 8.0
 100K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: realistic, stylized, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, warrior, martial arts, violence, one man army, rivalry, prison, organized crime, gunfight, police, outnumbered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 27K
Survivor (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, sexy, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, orphan, hand grenade, new year's eve, embassy, microscope, hazmat suit, on the run, truck, laboratory, death, fire ...
Place: scotland yard, afghanistan, big ben london, london, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, death, chase, vengeance, fight, police, vigilantism, murder, police investigation, danger, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.8
 5K
Kill Zone 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with ...
Plot: martial arts, thai, smartphone, nephew, police officer shot in the back, police protection, police officer kicked, police officer shot in the chest, police officer knocked unconscious, leukemia, prison guard, warden ...
Place: thailand, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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