Movies like The Hard Way 1989

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The Hard Way (1989)
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The Hard Way (1989)
Original name: La via della droga
Genre: Action
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A special forces team infiltrate the 'Golden Triangle' between Brazil and Colombia to kidnap notorious drug baron.
Plot: rocket launcher, martial arts, jungle, tough guy, hand to hand combat, gunfight, helicopter, brawl, explosion, commando, street shootout, fistfight, disarming someone, main character shot

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out cult film, suspense, serious and exciting films with plots about hand to hand combat, martial arts, fistfight, brawl, violence, gunfight and gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Hard Way: Phantom Raiders (1988), Cross Mission (1988), Delta Force Commando (1988), Fireback (1983), Giant Killer (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Phantom Raiders (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deep within the steaming tropical jungles of Vietnam is a Viet Cong terrorist training camp, run by an ex-Green Beret, William Marshall. A roving photographer stumbles upon the hidden camp and starts to take pictures. He is caught and summarily ...
Style: cult film
Plot: village, massacre, chase, loss of wife, father son relationship, pistol, hero kills a woman, siege, commando, traitor, target practice, battle ...
Place: vietnam
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Cross Mission (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: General Romero, leader of a small Latin American country, is showing the UN how he's taking care of his country's drug problems by publicly burning crops of marijuana. As soon as the inspectors leave, however, Romero quickly returns to ...
Plot: drug smuggling, fistfight, bar brawl, machine gun, cocaine, jungle, helicopter, explosion, drugs, violence, street shootout, hand to hand combat ...
Place: south america
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Delta Force Commando (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the needless death of his wife and unborn child during a theft and raid on an army base (and it was really needless as the hoods just burst in and shoot up his apt for no reason) an ex-member of Delta Force and decorated war veteran Fred ...
Style: cult film
Plot: one against many, explosion, u.s. army, gunfight, revenge plot, chase, atomic bomb, semiautomatic pistol, blood spatter, commando, hand to hand combat, soldier ...
Place: nicaragua, central america, puerto rico
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Fireback (1983)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jack Kaplan is a US Army Soldier and Weapons Expert liberated by a "rescue team", he returns home to the United States only to find out that his wife Diane has been captured by infatuated gangster Duffy Collins. Kaplan embarks on a mission ...
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, hand grenade, brawl, vietnam war veteran, jungle warfare, m 16, machine gun, raid, martial arts, blood spatter, battle ...
Place: the philippines, vietnam
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77%
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Giant Killer (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Arizona policeman (Bo Svenson) and his pilot buddy (Fred Williamson) discover a scheme to rob Las Vegas slot machines by computer.
Plot: gunfight, helicopter, fistfight, police chase, martial arts, police officer knocked unconscious, police officer, killed in police car, revolver, tough cop, maverick cop, police helicopter ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Balkan Runner (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: To avenge the murder of her husband, Mirna dedicates herself to the destruction of the beautiful but villainous Sura who ships arms to the Middle East in exchange for drugs. Aiding her in this task is handsome undercover agent, Marc.
Plot: arms smuggling, drug smuggling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, explosion, violence, beretta, desert eagle, blood splatter, hero kills a woman, shotgun, gunfight ...
Place: middle east, bulgaria
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58%
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Ninja Death (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tiger is the owner of a brothel who moonlights as a kung fu artist under the watchful eye of "Master." They run into serious trouble when ninjas inexplicably show up and jeopardize Tiger's prostitution ring.
Plot: ninja, martial arts, brothel, ninja master, ninja magic, ninja warrior, katana, ninjitsu, mask, katana sword, stick fight, hand to hand combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Karate Raider (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jake Turner is back on a rescue mission to liberate an attractive female Drug Enforcement officer captured and held prisoner by an American drug lord in the jungles of Colombia.
Plot: village, machine gun, terrorist, heroic bloodshed, gunfight, hand to hand combat, karate, blood, martial arts, rebel, femme fatale, roundhouse kick ...
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Guardian (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After the killing of Vishnu in his house, Sarah (Dominique Diyose) his wife, trying to teach martial arts to their daughter, Regis (Belinda Comesi), which is actually really do not like martial arts. Until one day, Paquita (Sarah Carter) and his ...
Plot: blonde woman, death of husband, teenager fighting adult, pistol, action violence, one woman army, police officer, tough girl, explosion, brawl, female warrior, female fighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Ninja: The Battalion (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four Chinese germ warfare scientists are kidnapped by a Japanese organisation.
Plot: martial arts, ninja, execution, warrior, sword duel, m 16, two man army, tough girl, fistfight, woman shot, tough guy, mexican standoff ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Trained To Kill (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: From the fields of Cambodia to the mean streets of L.A., there's no escaping death and it's blinding revenge.
Plot: desert eagle, roundhouse kick, karate, hand to hand combat, brawl, blood, violence, stylized violence, fistfight, two man army, kendo, tough guy ...
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46%
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Bloodfist 2050 (2005)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Alex Danko descends into the ultra-violent underworld of extreme martial-arts to find his brother's killer with the help of hardened Detective Ramirez and his brother's alluring ex-lover in this post-apocalyptic allegory of greed and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: fight, heroes, battles, one man army, martial artist, kickboxing, martial arts, gunfight, one against many, tough guy, kung fu, blood spatter ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 599
T.N.T. (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Tactical Neutralization Team, or T.N.T., is a squad of elite soldiers sent on top-secret, near-suicidal missions around the world. After one of their missions ends in failure, team member Alex decides he's had enough of the special-op life ...
Plot: swat team, gunfight, hand to hand combat, truck, kidnapping, birthday, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, police shootout, candy bar, hostage, bound and gagged, tied to a chair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Guns of Dragon (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: a HK cop (Mark Cheng) comes to New York City to try and patch things up with his estranged wife (Yvonne Yung Hung), only to find that the criminal (Patrick Lung Kong) that made his life hell in Hong Kong has also come to the States.
Plot: shot in the crotch, exploding car, explosion, kidnapping, gun duel, street shootout, exit wound, arms deal, death, stakeout, police officer killed, disarming someone ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Blood Ring 2: The Killer Instinct (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Convicted for a crime he did not commit, kickboxer Max Rivers is sentenced to life imprisonment in Carcel de Cordoba, the world's most impenetrable prison. He discovers a corrupt regime run by the chief warden, who organizes high-stake fighting ...
Plot: martial arts, fight, kickboxer, tough guy, martial artist, brawl, kickboxing, master warrior, heroes, fistfight, prison, combat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Delta Force Commando II: Priority Red One (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Only one enemy has ever beat him. Now he needs her to save his life.
Style: cult film
Plot: silencer, cigar smoking, hand to hand combat, semiautomatic pistol, commando, desert, martial arts, gunfight, terrorist plot, chase, heroes, blood splatter ...
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich young girl is kidnapped by masked terrorists. Her mother's ex-husband, a former mercenary, gathers some of his former comrades and goes off to rescue her.
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Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Redemption (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A disgraced cop goes to work for the mob, and must choose between good and evil when he goes up against his former friends on the force.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, exciting, suspense
Plot: tough guy, tough cop, showdown, heroes, drug dealing, martial arts, warrior, brutality, police brutality, gunfight, gangsters, male female relationship ...
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43%
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Under the Gun (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: martial arts, nightclub owner, neo noir, neo-noir, blood, bar, gangster, bare breasts, violence, self justice, pistol, vigilantism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bloodfist V: Human Target (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Don "The Dragon" Wilson struggles to regain his memory, not knowing who to trust, or even which side he's fighting on.
Style: suspense
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42%
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True Vengeance (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An ex-naval intelligence officer is forced to assassinate a CEO when his daughter is kidnapped by the Yakuza.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
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To the Death (1992)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kickboxing champ Rick Quinn decides to retire from the ring, but his main adversary, Denard, wants him to fight again and murders Quinn's wife. Quinn suspects Denard, but can't do anything. Three month later, Quinn is jailed after a ...
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Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The True Game of Death (1979)
Genre: Action
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 81 min.
Story: The film begins with footage of Bruce Lee's funeral. The narrator then says that there is a new actor "who looks quite like him" that will become Lee's successor. His name is Hsao Lung. Later Hsao Lung is filming a movie. On the ...
Plot: martial arts, poisoned drink, betrayal, kung fu classic, brawl, chinese, kung fu, taekwondo, fistfight, action violence, wing chun, jeet kune do ...
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42%
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Red Sun Rising (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Thomas Hoshino (Willson) is a tough Japanese detective, who lost his partner by a deadly Yakuza killer Jaho (Lew). He tracks down the killer and his master to Los Angeles, where he teams up with Det. Karen Ryder (Farrell). Soon they discover that ...
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41%
Ten Tigers of Shaolin (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The noble Ten Tigers, one woman and nine men, protect their Cantonese region the villainous Lord Yung and his underlings. When Yung kidnaps the wife of one of the Tiger's students, the Tigers disguise themselves as a Princess and her followers ...
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40%
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Ninja Condors (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A noble-minded ninja rejects corruption and works with an undercover cop to defeat the evil student of his old master.
Plot: kung fu classic, masked hero, duel, katana sword, ninja, soldier, ninjitsu, sword fight, ruse, shuriken, master warrior, martial artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Ninja Killer (1974)
Genre: Action
Country: Turkey, Hong Kong
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Erol is a successful cop, who lives with his sister Yasemin. Wang, the most troublesome gang leader of Hong Kong comes to Istanbul. The Security Department of Istanbul, appoint Erol to catch Wang. The Hong Kong Security Department sends their spy ...
Plot: kung fu, hand to hand combat, kung fu classic, brawl, martial arts, action violence, fistfight, karate kick, karate chop, fight, kung fu fighting, karate ...
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Massacre in Dinosaur Valley (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy, Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A plane crashes in the Amazon jungle, and its passengers must battle their way through cannibals, slave traders, wild animals and murderous piranha fish to safety.
Style: sadistic, rough, suspense, scary, psychotronic
Plot: sex slave, piranha, cannibal, jungle, torture, violence, sadism, exploitation, cruelty, air disaster, survival, extreme violence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jungle Assault (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two Vietnam vets with nothing to lose are called back into the bloodiest action of their lives. Their assignment: locate and destroy a terrorist base and bring back a General's daughter alive.
Plot: jungle warfare, explosion, helicopter, kidnapping, female nudity, shot to death, attempted rape, terrorist, jungle, murder, bar fight, throat slitting ...
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