Movies like Joe Bullet

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Joe Bullet (1973)
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Joe Bullet (1973)
Genre: Action
Country: South Africa
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When local soccer team The Eagles fall prey to a series of onslaughts from a mysterious gangster only a week before the championship final, the team turns to the one man that can help save their chances at victory – Joe Bullet (Ken Gampu). Joe will have to battle against villainous henchmen, escape booby-trap bombs and bring his martial arts expertise to the fore in order to survive an attack from a deadly assassin. In the end he will have to infiltrate the mysterious gangster’s hide-out in a dangerous cat-and-mouse rescue mission to save not only The Eagles’ two kidnapped star players, but that of his beautiful love interest, Beauty (Abigail Kubeka). The odds will be stacked against him, but he’s the man that fights crime, the man that no one can tie down! Joe Bullet!
Plot: martial arts, soccer, assassin, kidnapping, criminal underworld, sexploitation, gangsters, violence, exploitation, football team, gangster
Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and cult film films with plots about martial arts, violence, kung fu, gangsters, fistfight, blood and kidnapping mostly in Action, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like Joe Bullet: Death of a Snowman (1976), Way of the Black Dragon (1978), Baby Brown (1990), Shinobi: The Law of Shinobi (2004), Silent Assassins (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Action, Crime
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Story: A white cop and a black reporter join forces to investigate apparent vigilante killings in the South African underworld.
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Time: 70s
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
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Baby Brown (1990)
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Place: south africa, johannesburg south africa
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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