Movies like East L.A. Warriors

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East L.A. Warriors (1989)
 3.8
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East L.A. Warriors (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: As host of gladiator-style duels in which gangbangers battle to the death, East Los Angeles drug kingpin Chesare (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) capitalizes on gang antagonisms. But Chesare hasn't counted on the tactics of vengeance-minded Aurelio (Tony Bravo) and his sidekick Paulo (Kamar De Los Reyes). Vowing to fight without weapons, the determined duo stages a risky coup in the hopes of ending Chesare's reign of terror.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: gangsters, heroes, streetfighting, gang violence, mixed martial arts, crimes, vengeance, gang, battles, crime, law enforcement, coming of age, rivalry, gladiator, sex, martial arts, violence, female nudity, tough guy, warrior, male female relationship, kickboxing, gun, street gang, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to East L.A. Warriors

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, rough, serious and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, rivalry, heroes, martial arts, fistfight, gangsters and tough guy mostly in Action, Drama and Sport genres. Some movies like East L.A. Warriors: Ring of Fire (1991), Honor (2006), Fist of Honor (1993), L.A. Streetfighters (1985), Rage of Honor (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Ring of Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The main character, Johnny Woo, is a Chinese doctor who has given up fighting in the ring. His brother is a teacher in a kick-boxing club. Johnny Woo fall in love with Julie, whose brother is a teacher in a rival kick-boxing club. Tension builds ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, heroes, gang war, kickboxing, street gang, illegal fistfight, profanity, unfulfilled love, tragic love, vengeance, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
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95%
 4.3
 545
Honor (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a world where street gangs collide with the law, neighborhood friends, Raymond and Gabriel, must decide which side of the battle to join. This will be the ultimate fight - the one for power, family, and HONOR.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: streetfighting, gang, crimes, friendship, urban ghetto life, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, organized crime, showdown, underground tournament, gang war, underground fighting ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 4.7
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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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, gangsters, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, vengeance, family life, betrayal, law enforcement, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
L.A. Streetfighters (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: South Korea, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Tony is the new kid at school. He befriend gang leader Young, whose top rival is Chan. Tony is also dating Chan's sister, Lily. When Young and Tony are hired as personal security, they head to a private party run by a drug dealer. When Young ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: school, martial arts, hitman, gang, ninja, rivalry, criminal heroes, gangsters, drug dealing, crimes, against the odds, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug lord, drug dealing, crimes, undercover, partners, betrayal, crime, deadly, law enforcement, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 80s
Place: singapore, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Leather Jackets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Claudia, a girl who gets around, finally lands her dream man in Mickey. However, Mickey's friend Dobbs spoils their nuptial plans when the thugs of a Vietnamese gangster that he has robbed, come looking for him. In order to save Dobbs, Mickey ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: love triangle, gang, gangsters, vengeance, on the run, drug dealing, heist, friendship, crimes, rivalry, crime, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
One Down, Two to go (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of tough cops go after the mob who jinxed the martial arts tournament and injured their buddy.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, buddy movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, crime, buddies, partners against crime, law enforcement, undercover, tough heroes, injustice, working undercover, vigilantism, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Last Riders (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When his family is murdered, Johnny gets revenge on his former biker gang, The Slaves, and the police who lied to the gang about Johnny selling them out to the authorities.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, law enforcement, dishonesty, crimes, gangsters, deadly, rivalry, vengeance, death of family, police, revenge, biker
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Puncture Wounds (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: heroes, gang, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, explosion, bloody violence, karate, martial arts, gunfight
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 565
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: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bounty hunter, master warrior, heroes, gangsters, murder, police officer, one man army, police protection, vigilante, revenge, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Only the Strong (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former Green Beret Louis Stevens returns to his hometown of Miami after completing military service in Brazil, only to learn that his old high school has become a haven for gangs and drug dealers. After Stevens uses his capoeira skills to kick ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, martial arts, high school, gang, swat team, adventure, leadership, teenage life, vigilantism, school, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.1
 901
Slaughter (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Slaughter, a former Green Beret, avenges the killing of loved ones by the Mob, and in so doing is coerced by the Feds into traveling to Mexico to finish off surviving mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gangsters, vigilantism, crime, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, deadly, obsessive quest, profanity, graphic violence, vengeance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, battles, kidnapping, small town, rocket launcher, decapitation, fistfight, gunfight, martial arts, motorcycle gang, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 80s
Place: florida, usa, asia, miami, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 567
Cage (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A GI in Vietnam saves his buddy's life, but in the process is shot in the head. The injury results in brain damage to the point where he basically has a child's brain in a (very large) man's body. When they get out of the army the two ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.7
 75
Quiet Fire (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jesse Palmer, is a Vietnam Veteran who must discomfit his ex-commanding officer turned crooked senate candidate named Whalen from conspiring to turn over part of the U.S. Government to terrorists. Whalen has all the help that he can afford. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.8
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Private Wars (1993)
Genre: Action
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Duration: 88 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
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Angel Town (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A graduate student and martial-arts expert rents a room in a house owned by a single mother who lives there with her son. A local street gang is trying to recruit the son, but the new tenant tries to help the boy's mother keep him out of the ...
Style: rough, tense, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ex-kickboxing champion turned sports photographer Max Havoc again finds himself in Guam on a publicity photo shoot. Max's helpful ways land him in the lives of the vacationing sisters Jane and Christy Goody who have acquired a rare jade dragon, ...
Style: rough, exciting, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Duration: 94 min.
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Duration: 86 min.
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40%
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Story: After learning the art of muay thai fighting from skilled masters, small town friends Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) and Phao (Thawatchai Phanpakdee) move their passion to Bangkok, where they become active in underground activities that put what ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.5
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True Blood (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ray Trueblood, member of a street gang, is framed by an enemy of a rival gang, Billy "Spider" Masters. Ray is accused of killing a cop and he has to escape leaving behind his little brother, Donny. Ten years later Ray returns to his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 455
Bad Blood (1994)
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Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, semi serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.7
 829
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6K
El Gringo (2012)
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%