Movies like Billa 1980

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Billa (1980)
 7.4
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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.
Style: cult film
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, vengeance, police, death, hospital, tough girl, crime boss, orphan, impersonation, on the run, murder, diary, snitch, ex convict, death of brother, police officer killed, criminal gang, suitcase, escape, police officer, widower, undercover, doppelganger, police raid ...

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Most similar movies to Billa

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and exciting films with plots about murder, gangsters, crimes, police officer, violence, police and gunfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Billa: Sobharaj (1986), Don (1978), Wild City (2015), Don (2006), Garv: Pride and Honour (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 46
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: doppelganger, gangsters, impersonation, police officer killed, crime boss, police officer, deception, organized crime, gangster, diary, police, dual role ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.8
 11K
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: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, gang, on the run, gangsters, mistaken identity, undercover cop, working undercover, rivalry, chases and races, chase, master criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia, bombay india
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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: chinese american, martial arts, revenge plot, criminal gang, police officer, brutality, police, death, organized crime, gangster, murder, undercover ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 772
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 ...
Plot: mistaken identity, ex cop, speedboat, police officer, police officer kicked, desperation, bar, suitcase, organized crime, escape, murder, brother brother conflict ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 34K
Don (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 178 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: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: bollywood, jealousy, drug lord, mistaken identity, on the run, undercover, crime, mafia, vengeance, danger, gang, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, malaysia, goa india
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ...
Style: tense, suspense, exciting, captivating
Plot: criminal underworld, police corruption, gangsters, police, gangster, murder, crime boss, love, trial, fight, friendship, gang rape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.3
 343
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: gangster, hospital, boy, runaway, gangsters, sick child, bank robbery, car chase, kidnapping, escape, police officer, leukemia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, working undercover, vengeance, police investigation, crimes, undercover, gangsters, tough law enforcer, deadly, law enforcement, hitman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, adventure, undercover, rivalry, police investigation, gory, curses spells and rituals, deadly, gangsters, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 333
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: master warrior, gangsters, one man army, heroes, chase, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, hitman, rivalry, deadly, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 66K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hip hop, gang war, gangsters, murder, vengeance, true love, investigation, track down, rivalry, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, hong kong, san francisco, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Protect Protect (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Kaakha Kaakha is a 2003 Tamil crime thriller film written and directed by Gautham Menon. The film released to highly positive reviews in August 2003 and went on to become the first Biggest Blockbuster in Suriya's career, and was considered a ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, vengeance, corrupt law enforcer, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, criminal heroes, danger, organized crime, murder, ransom, murder of wife, tragic event ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: police officer killed, television, blind woman, burning house, fake identity, police inspector, gangster, robbery, impersonation, fire, suitcase, car accident ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 346
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: runaway, murder, bus, hospital, escape, doctor, false accusation, on the run, prison bus, organ harvesting, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 11K
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, drug lord, vengeance, police corruption, dishonesty, rivalry, law enforcement, retirement, neo noir, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Italian Connection (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a shipment of heroin disappears between Italy and New York, a small-time pimp in Milan is framed for the theft. Two professional hitmen are dispatched from New York to find him, but the real thieves want to get rid of him before the New York ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pimp, hitman, mafia, manhunt, vengeance, scapegoat, sleazy, loss of daughter, crimes, gangsters, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, new york, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, hitman, pimp, prostitute, murder, violence, police, chase, party, tough heroes, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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: suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, murder, buddies, crimes, rivalry, partners, siblings relations, vengeance, law enforcement, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: hit by a car, chase, shot in the back, courtroom, shot multiple times, shot in the stomach, murder, corrupt cop, shot to death, head blown off, pursuit, urination ...
Place: china, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.9
 73K
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, drug lord, violence, police brutality, gunfight, corruption, crimes, crime, police investigation, revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.2
 8K
Exiled (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, gangsters, starting over, leadership, crimes, dishonesty, danger, vengeance, frame up, babies and infants, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
Place: macau
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: undercover, undercover cop, chase, partners, investigation, working undercover, deadly, criminal heroes, partners against crime, police corruption, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Johan Falk: GSI - Gruppen för särskilda insatser (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Johan works in tandem with the GSI organized crime unit to bring in a cadre of armored car robbers
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, robbery, law enforcement, fighting crime, danger, graphic violence, dishonesty, police corruption, tough law enforcer, partners, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 15K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, slang, tense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: danger, criminal gang, police corruption, african american, drug dealer, gunfight, murder, blood, policewoman, police, rookie, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.0
 113K
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: stylized, rough, brutal, bloody, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, fist fighting, martial arts, violence, fight, undercover, fighting crime, police, organized crime, gangsters, shooting, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 5K
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, cult film, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, gangsters, chase, danger, assassination attempt, murder, woman in danger, martial arts, hitman, police, witness, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.7
 11K
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: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, missing person, tough girl, one woman army, danger, crimes, track down, spouse in danger, anti heroine, husband wife relationship, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.9
 9K
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, tense, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, deadly, betrayal, organized crime, drug traffic, drug trafficking, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1972, 70s, year 1992
Place: ohio, cleveland ohio, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 7K
Force (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A vengeful drug-dealer/gangster targets and terrorizes an entire police unit and their families.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, fighting crime, romance, tough heroes, love affair, crimes, tough law enforcer, good versus evil, murder, brother brother relationship, vengeance, drug smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%