Movies like Dead End City

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Dead End City (1988)
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Dead End City (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The government's new urban renewal policy results in street gangs fighting for control of the inner cities. While most of the residents flee, one factory owner determines to fight the gangs for his property.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: street gang, vigilante, police, gang, corruption, gunfight, anarchy, murder, siege, factory, explosion, street shootout
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Dead End City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and exciting films with plots about murder, gunfight, police, crimes, chase, violence and explosion mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead End City: Lock 'n' Load (1990), River Runs Red (2018), Assault on Precinct 13 (1976), Invasion Force (1990), F/X (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lock 'n' Load (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Vietnam vet has nightmares about murder and zombies, and then discovers that he and other vets have been programmed to commit crimes and then kill themselves afterwards so they can't be traced. He investigates to try to find out who is ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: vietnam veteran, violence, robbery, splatter, murder, explosion, brainwashing, gunfight, betrayal, police, hospital, assassin
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
River Runs Red (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When the son of a successful judge is killed by two police officers and the system sets them free, a hardened veteran detective finds some incriminating files on the officers and the judge teams up with another mourning father to take the law into ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, police, vigilantism, vengeance, crimes, danger, justice, conspiracy, gunfight, cover up, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, survival, siege, police station, brutality, convict, crimes, danger, gang, child killer, partners, reluctant partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Invasion Force (1990)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A film crew shooting a movie finds itself battling against terrorists trying to take over a city.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: forest, epic battle, violence, soldier, paratrooper, film within a film, terrorism, street shootout, murder, explosion, gunfight, splatter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 6.7
 17K
F/X (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, corruption, murder, manhunt, car chase, disguise, deception, witness protection, assassination, mission of murder, frame up ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Prey of the Jaguar (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When his wife and son are brutally murdered by a fugitive drug lord that he helped put behind bars, former Special Ops agent Derek Leigh vows to avenge their deaths. After mastering lethal fighting skills at the hands of a martial arts instructor, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, superhero, revenge, vigilante, special agents, escapades, manhunt, undercover, fugitives, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 10K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: gang, murder, drug dealing, treasure hunt, gangsters, revenge, chase, partners, danger, rivalry, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Human Hyena (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The dead body of a young man who was kidnapped is found, the police looks for the kidnappers as a web of corruption its uncovered in the police department.
Plot: police, kidnapping, corruption, murder, corrupt, crime, crimes
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Blood on the Badge (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A cop goes to a small Texas town to find out who murdered his former partner there.
Plot: revenge, terrorism, police, police shootout, terrorist, violence, murder mystery, coma, street shootout, gunfight
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.7
 18
Baja Run (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young Japanese woman and a naive American drug courier witness a L.A. drug-deal-gone-wrong shootout, and flee into Mexico with the drug money while being chased by two hit men.
Style: cult film
Plot: strong female character, gun, cocaine, murder, drug dealer, sex, drugs, chase, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: mexico, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.0
 145
Coldfire (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The "Coldfire" is a lethal new designer-drug with destructive capabilities. Its origins are unknown...and its effects are irreversible. This drug promises the "ultimate high." However, what does the user acquire instead? The ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough
Plot: police, life is a bitch, deadly, gangsters, crimes, crime, drug abuse, addiction, dishonesty, law enforcement, conspiracy, drugs ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.8
 140
Private Wars (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wealthy businessman is trying to "convince" the inhabitants of an old neighborhood to abandon their homes in order to build a huge business center there. To achieve his goals, he bribes the police and uses organized bands to intimidate ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gang, vigilantism, society, manipulations, lone wolves, crime, save the day, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.7
 873
Hired to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary and their job is to free an imprisoned rebel leader
Style: surprise ending
Plot: male male kiss, stabbed to death, fake identity, fashion photographer, mercenary, cave, hitman, helicopter, gunfight, bare breasts, swimming pool, shot in the head ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 3K
Vendetta (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers (Danny Dyer) tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents while at the same time avoiding being tracked down by his old unit and the cops. With police closing in and his old unit on his trail, he has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, deadly, crimes, rivalry, gang, violence spree, vigilante, vendetta ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.9
 9K
F/X2 (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, filmmaking, dirty cop, shower, explosion, clown, gunfight, chase, vatican, police investigation, investigation, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 479
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, disorder, vengeance, rescue, crimes, investigation, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.2
 773
Blood Games (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A team of softball players get lost in the woods after their bus breaks down. They get attacked, beaten, raped and murdered by some psychotic men. The women fight back with baseball bats and bows and arrows.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: survival, bus, chase, rape and revenge, attempted rape, redneck, forest, rape, vengeance, sport team, psychopath, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 186
Newman's Law (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: LAPD Officer Newman has not gotten the reputation of a straight arrow by avoiding conflict when fighting for right. In this police drama, his honesty is put to the test when he and his partner discover a international drug ring involving some of the ...
Plot: police, lapd, gunfight, false accusation, drugs, robbery, police shootout, politician, stakeout, corruption, city, mafia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 5.4
 3K
Killerman (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A New York City money launderer desperately searches for answers after waking up with no memory, millions in stolen cash and drugs, and an insane crew of dirty cops violently hunting him down.
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money laundering, memory loss, disorder, corruption, crimes, deadly, danger, police, murder, survival, chase, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.6
 83
The Runner (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A group of journalists used to covering international war zones travel to a remote island on a no holds barred survival training course which swiftly gets out of hand under the tuition of two unhinged ex-military types. Running in the background, we ...
Plot: gunfight, murder, violence, island, cave, bullet, gun, explosion, shoot out, helicopter, gunshot
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.0
 329
Parasites (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of friends get lost in the seedy streets where they encounter a crazed gang of homeless derelicts that seizes them and kills them one by one. The surviving man escapes on foot, naked and unarmed, with a pack of depraved transients in ...
Plot: chase, homeless, running, murder, one night, gang, police, college student, cemetery, male nudity, death, racist ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 683
Renegade Force (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An FBI Agent (Michael Rooker) and a female cop (Diane DiLascio) join forces to stop renegade cops who are offing the bad guys. Robert Patrick is the leader of the renegades and Louis Mandylor is a reluctant young cop that is brought into the hit ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, tense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), vigilantism, police corruption, swat, police, crimes, law enforcement, partners, heroes, gangsters, special agents, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Style: intense, exciting, suspense, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: conspiracy, corruption, assassination, military, vigilante, gunfight, murder, false accusation of murder, drug smuggling, woman fights a man, loner, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, afghanistan, washington d.c., alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, martial arts, gangsters, danger, car chase, death in the family, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 7.6
 92K
The Warriors (1979)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' ...
Style: cult film, stylized, futuristic, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gang, gang war, street gang, warrior, chase, vengeance, murder, survival, false accusation, danger, gay slur, girl gang ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, near future, 80s, future
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Street Fighters (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, drug dealing, gangsters, psychopath, injustice, vigilantism, vengeance, factory, social decay, prison, murder, jail ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Lipstick Camera (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ambitious young woman wants to get into TV news. She borrows a small camera from a friend and obtains incriminating pictures that two former East German spies are after.
Plot: police, prostitute, lipstick, monitor, television reporter, husband wife relationship, video camera, sex, hidden camera, female journalist, video tape, female reporter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.2
 773K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, heist, fbi, storage unit, courage, christmas, save the day, race against time, marital problem ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.4
 30
Red Nights (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Story of a Idealistic Young man (Played by Chris Parker), who goes to Los Angeles to become an actor, but is disillusioned and jaded when the cold and realistic violent world of Hollywood shatters then explodes all around him.
Plot: hollywood, addiction, actor, drugs, sleaze, neo noir, murder, pornography, revenge
Place: california, new hampshire, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.6
 298
Beyond Desire (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Rita is a sexy call girl in a red Corvette convertible who just met Ray. Ray is an ex-con just released after serving 14 years for a killing he claims he was framed for. When these two get together, sparks fly and temperatures rise. But Ray has a ...
Plot: flashback, murder, sex scene, brothel, breasts, gunfight, prison, drugs, panties, female nudity, white panties, gangster ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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