Movies like Hammerhead 1987

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Hammerhead (1987)
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Hammerhead (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A detective's hunt for the man who murdered his friend takes him to the Caribbean, where he finds himself enmeshed in a web of corruption and murder.
Style: surprise ending, buddy comedy, cult film, buddy movie
Plot: murder, caribbean sea, sex, dancing, school, jungle, henchman, fight, prostitute, agent, terrorist, spy, karate, army, money, police, motorcycle, bodyguard, friendship, violence, assassin, hotel, hitman, military, death ...
Place: miami, jamaica, caribbean

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Most similar movies to Hammerhead

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about shot in the chest, violence, gunfight, fistfight, shot to death, gun and deception mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Hammerhead: Hands of Steel (1986), Irresistible Force (1993), Triple Threat (2019), Chain of Command (1994), The Last American Soldier (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hands of Steel (1986)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A story about a cyborg who is programmed to kill a scientist who holds the fate of mankind in his hands.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, futuristic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, laser, chaos, on the run, assassination, danger, good versus evil, chase, destiny, murder, hitman, gunfight ...
Time: future, year 1987, near future
Place: italy, utah, arizona, guatemala, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Irresistible Force (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A police sergant is about to retire. Therefore he only wants to let the time pass by without getting in trouble or even becoming hurt. But this is not so easy as he receives as partner an enthusiastic young, female agent who provokes all kinds of ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: computer cracker, karate, police sergeant, juvenile delinquent, sunglasses, weightlifting, betrayal, stitches, bicycle, telephone, thief, eavesdropping ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Triple Threat (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Thailand, China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A crime syndicate places a hit on a billionaire's daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries protects her, fighting tooth and nail to stop the assassins from reaching their target.
Style: intense, suspense, brutal, bloody, surprise ending
Plot: organized crime, hitman, mercenary, police, martial arts, fight, captivity, danger, police shootout, murder, police station, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Chain of Command (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: computer cracker, night, taxi driver, cell phone, rescue, death of friend, photograph, rooftop, military, pool cue, limousine, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Last American Soldier (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Italy, Philippines
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jungle action from the glorious period of Rambo ripoffs.
Style: surprise ending, psychotronic, cult film
Plot: shot to death, dying words, shot in the chest, threatened with a knife, shot through a door, shot in the stomach, martial artist, ambush, trap, hell, shotgun, friendship ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, southeast asia, soviet union, vietnam, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, neo noir ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police corruption, brutality, violence, danger, dark hero, sociopath, paranoia, street shootout, corrupt politician, hairdresser ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, chase, martial arts, foot chase, corrupt cop, death of friend, murder, husband wife relationship, police chase, self mutilation, violence, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle washington, washington d.c., washington state, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Blood Bond (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In a war-torn Asian land, peace lies in the hands of the Bagwun, a revered religious leader. When he is wounded in an assassination attempt, his sworn protector, Deva, sets out on a dangerous journey to find the one man who can provide the rare ...
Style: tense, disturbing, intense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: military, doctor, teacher, fictional war, brutality, violence, beating, massacre, spy, corruption, female warrior, female fighter ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 5.1
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Black Tigers (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The former leader of a commando rescue attempt into Vietnam tries to discover why his squad members are being murdered, one-by-one, after the war is over.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, politics, heroes, rescue, danger, on the run, political corruption, rescue mission, revenge, vietnam war, swat team, battlefield ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, los angeles, washington d.c., california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hard Target 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, brutal, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jungle, mixed martial arts, jungle warfare, kickboxer, tough guy, human prey, paranoia, danger, martial artist, race against time, death threat, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Belly of the Beast (2003)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada, Hong Kong, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Jake and Sunti go to meet Mongkol, the leader of the Abu Karaf. Mongkol confirms that ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Jantapan has worked to corner the narcotics and arms markets. Jake must engage in a battle that will put ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, hawaii, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Genre: Action, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, heroes, danger, martial arts, vietnam war, patriotism, rescue mission, vietnam veteran, vengeance, orphanage, tough heroes, against the odds ...
Time: 80s, 70s, year 1975
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c., bangkok thailand, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, motorcycle chase, social decay, vigilantism, chase, gang, rivalry, street gang, karate, chaos and mayhem, vengeance, urban ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Ultimate Weapon (1998)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Mercenaries, Ben & Vince, are assigned to destroy a stolen military arms cache held by a group of terrorists.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bar fight, betrayal, soldier, military, terrorist, father daughter relationship, revenge, mercenary, tough heroes, loss of partner, ira, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Midnight Ride (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin McKay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Operator (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela, and her estranged husband Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jonathan Cold returns, this time he goes Undercover to stop a group of Terrorists before they bomb Los Angeles.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.1
 11K
Extraction (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, death of wife, machismo, rescue, father son relationship, brutality, deception, murder, spy, russian, interrogation, revenge ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century, year 2005, year 2004, 2010s ...
Place: central europe, eastern europe, langley virginia, prague czech republic, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Striker (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: John Slade is hired to rescue a journalist named Frank Morris from a Sandinista prison in Nicaragua. He teams with Marta, a local woman, to carry out this mission, but then he's captured, tortured, and forced to deal with the fact that ...
Plot: truck driver, shot to death, shot in the leg, kickboxing, massacre, cockfight, gunfight, explosion, throat slitting, body count, impalement, burnt face ...
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Double Target (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy, Philippines, India
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Story: Miles O’Keeffe stars as an ex-military specialist in Vietnam trying to recover his son after learning that his wife has died in a concentration camp. The government considers the child their property since the war is over. There are others ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.1
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The Silencer (1999)
Genre: Action
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: Killer gets orders from a video game named The Silencer.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
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Time: 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 3K
Absolution (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA, Ukraine
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting, neo noir ...
Plot: on the run, damsel in distress, dark past, gangsters, conspiracy, organized crime, corruption, escape, gangster, chase, spy, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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Story: An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years -- seen only as flashbacks -- then released back into ...
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Time: 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Cyborg Cop (1993)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ex-DEA agent Jack receives an emergency message from his brother Phillip, whose team was ambushed on the Caribbean island of St. Keith. Jack goes to St. Keith to find his brother, who has been turned into a cyborg by the drug runner he was after.
Style: futuristic, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic, humorous ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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6 Underground (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 128 min.
Story: After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.
Style: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, non-linear, psychotronic
Plot: street shootout, parkour, fight, mission, teamwork, paranoia, deception, courage, machismo, disguise, justice, brutality ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: nevada, afghanistan, middle east, new york, mongolia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: black ops, ambush, organized crime, battle, violence, betrayal, battles, female killer, government agent, top secret, mob boss, murder ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.6
 31K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
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Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo, san francisco, shanghai, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Thailand
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, swat team, ex special forces, mercenary, child abduction, one man army, organized crime, human trafficking, kidnapping, death threat, crime boss, jungle ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%