Movies like Lagalag

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Lagalag (1994)
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Lagalag (1994)
Original name: Lagalag The Eddie Fernandez Story
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Filipino action star Eddie "Lagalag" Fernandez is convicted and jailed for his role in a homicide.
Plot: police, murder, car chase, actor, jail, imprisonment, shot to death, breaking a bottle over someone's head
Place: the philippines

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Most similar movies to Lagalag

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, police, jail, police officer, death, gunfight and violence mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Lagalag: Batas Ng Lansangan (2002), Birador (1998), Avenge Every Second (2007), Deathrow (2000), Manila's Finest (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Batas Ng Lansangan (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Army Major RUBEN MEDRANO was once a part of an elite anti-kidnapping task force. An unfortunate incident during an operation got him suspended and sent back to Manila. There he tries to renew ties with his daughter MARISSA who has been living with ...
Plot: murder, father daughter relationship, revenge, assassin, military officer, gangsters, drug dealer
Place: the philippines
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The Yakuza Papers, Vol. 4: Police Tactics (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Japan gears up for the 1964 Olympic games, the cops start to crack down under pressure from the public and the press, adding a new dimension in the war for power among the yakuza families of Hiroshima. Akira Kobayashi's Takeda tries to keep ...
Plot: murder, police, gang war, yakuza, mafia, mob boss, violence, arrest, shot to death
Place: hiroshima japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.5
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Birador (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: Mike Santana is technically as person for he uses his position as a policeman to savagely murder people; he also manhandles his wife Gina. His partner in service is Frankie, a young loyal police who sticks with him through thick and thin. But in end ...
Plot: male rape, bank robber, assassin, mistress, church, murder, bank robbery, investigation, labor strike, religious faith, jail, womanizer ...
Place: the philippines
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Avenge Every Second (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Einar and Davy find themselves in a frightening position, when they realize that their employer, Miami Crime boss Ricky want them dead. They both escape hoping nobody will find them. But in four years time a lot can happen!
Plot: revenge, violence, car chase, police, murder, mafia, gunfight, gun
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Deathrow (2000)
Genre: Crime, Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A neglected and unloved orphan raised by poor relatives in the slums of Manila is wrongfully convicted of murder that resulted from a heist he was compelled to join. Unable to prove his innocence and his minor age, he is thrown into the cruel, ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquent, jail, prisoner, murder, death sentence, lawyer, teenage boy, prison life, alcohol abuse, lethal injection, sodomy, male nudity ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Manila's Finest (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film based on the life of retired Western Police District Colonel Jimmy Tiu, who last served as Sta. Mesa Police Station Commander.
Plot: police, van, chase, police officer, swat team, gun
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Utol (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A Filipino crime drama film directed by Toto Natividad.
Plot: court, toys, brother brother relationship, judge, police, revenge, bully, little brother, police officer, brother vs brother, salesman, gunfight ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A married man meets a beautiful woman and they begin an affair.
Plot: flashback, adultery, judge, courtroom, murder, lawyer, court, looking at the camera, talking to the camera
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Turbulence (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Philippines
Story: A series of murders takes place in the Metropolis in a span of three weeks, the latest of which happens on the night Junior, a taxi driver, makes love to a prostitute...
Plot: domestic servant, serial murder, spider, murder, prostitute, ex soldier, police investigation, serial killer, taxi driver, shotgun
Place: the philippines
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Asero (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Story: Childhood friends Victor and Narding built their friendship in the street. At a very young age, they were partners performing dangerous activities. However, Narding heeds his foster parents’ request for him to enter the seminary to become a ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: car accident, police officer, gunfight, gangsters, death, chase, friend, death of protagonist, murder, execution, electric chair, priest ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lo negro del Negro (1987)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Story: Based on the book by the same name, the film follows the exploits of Arturo "El Negro" Durazo, who was the head of the police department in Mexico City, we witness his crimes and his eccentric life, that will inevitably lead to his fall.
Plot: corruption, real life, revenge, police department, torture, greed, murder, arrest, undercover cop, assassination, police brutality
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Pugoy - Hostage Davao (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Philippines
Story: Pugoy: Davao Hostage Crisis movie based on 1989 crisis starred Ian Veneracion. The story behind the rape joke of mayor duterte..
Plot: police officer, death, police, mayor, missionary, australian, hostage, prisoner, killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Manila Kingpin (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Mobster Asiong Salonga (ER Ejercito) rules the mean streets of Manila with an iron fist—until he is betrayed by a trusted friend. Manila Kingpin is based on the story of the notorious Tondo, Manila, gang leader Nicasio “Asiong” Salonga, whose ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: crime boss, murder, betrayal, police brutality, police raid, jail, raid, crimes, rivalry, society, love and romance, wedding ...
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Afuang Bounty Hunter (1988)
Genre: Action
Country: Philippines
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An honest to goodness cop who labors to keep the honor of his badge. Fighting ruthless criminals, he has acquired the fury of the syndicates he is fighting. But despite all the threats that are coming his way he does not give up.
Plot: police, police station, arrest, murder, bounty hunter, police officer, robbery, bribery, criminal syndicate, billiards
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Whisper to God (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her boyfriend leaves for Japan on a singing contract, a dancer is so distraught she does not see the car that hits her. The driver pretends to be a helpful passer-by; they fall in love and gets married. Only bringing her to a more complicated ...
Plot: singer, friend, murder, blind man, jail, road accident, rape, dancer, brain tumor, kidnapping
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Dillinger (1973)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The life of American public enemy number one who was shot by the police in 1934. After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, prison escape, bandit, true crime, prostitute, murder, jail, gunfight, gang, bank robber, graphic violence, obsessive quest ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1934, year 1933
Place: chicago illinois, kansas, usa, memphis, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Pacquiao: The Movie (2006)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jericho Rosales portrays Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao as he struggles out of poverty to become a champion and national hero. Yet when the pressures of his sport, his personal life and the high expectations of his countrymen take their toll, he ...
Plot: comeback, wooing, handicapped, suicide attempt, wife beater, boxing, champion, car accident, bible, boxer, boxing ring, gun ...
Place: the philippines
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211 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Inspired by one of the longest and bloodiest real-life events in police history, Officer Mike Chandler and a young civilian passenger find themselves under-prepared and outgunned when fate puts them squarely in the crosshairs of a daring bank heist ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, police, murder, gunfight, revenge, justice, violence, good versus evil, police investigation, life philosophy, partners against crime, crimes ...
Place: afghanistan, massachusetts
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The Slams (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Rival prison factions surround a Los Angeles convict (Jim Brown) who has $1.5 million stashed on the outside.
Plot: jail, heist, prison, african american, prison escape, bandit, interracial relations, murder, drug dealing, theft, money, organized crime ...
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Fatal Honeymoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, couple relations, woman in danger, crimes, couples, law enforcement, infidelity, life is a bitch, who done it, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, alabama, usa
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Rise of the Footsoldier (2007)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Rise of the Footsoldier follows the inexorable rise of Carlton Leach from one of the most feared generals of the football terraces to becoming a member of a notorious gang of criminals who rampaged their way through London and Essex in the late ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, drug abuse, partners in crime, gang, betrayal, police investigation, dishonor among criminals, drug lord, vicious, criminal heroes, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
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Beaten (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Justina is a fifteen years old girl who lives with her mother and stepfather in Mexico City. In her sexual-awakening, she starts flirting with the only man in her life, her stepfather, causing the accidental murder of her mother and stepfather. ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir
Plot: teenager, murder, police, sexual awakening, stockholm syndrome, flirting, gang rape, stepfather, rape, police corruption, femme fatale, stepfather stepdaughter relationship ...
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In the Blink of an Eye (1996)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder.
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Fast Money (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three buddies after 'Fast Money' try flying drugs into the U.S. from Mexico. When they meet with unexpected dangers, the trip turns turbulent.
Plot: drug smuggling, marijuana, murder, police, money, friendship, airplane, pot smoking
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Calvento Files The Movie (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This movie has two episodes depicted from investigative crime show. Each episode speaks of grotesque deaths, betrayal, and the family members of the victims’ pursuit for justice. Episode 1 : Balintuwad It is the story of an epileptic ...
Style: anthology
Plot: grieving mother, domineering mother, legal action, school, mother daughter relationship, witness, betrayal, police station, rapist, sister sister relationship, drowning, gang rape ...
Place: the philippines
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42%
Center of the Web (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An actor is wrongly taken as a professional killer by a band planning to murder the Governor. Then he is hired by the Security Dept. to try to unmask and to catch the leaders.
Style: suspense
Plot: assassination, mistaken identity, jail, abduction, actor, hitman, federal agent, assassination plot, cia, assistant district attorney, governor, chase ...
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Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, domestic violence, immigrants, insanity, ex husband ex wife relationship, terror, husband wife relationship, judge, fear, nurse, polish american
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Animal (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Loosely based on a rape case that happened to two sisters in Cebu, Visayas, Philippines in late 1990s.
Plot: rape victim, rape, suicide, cemetery, friend, gang, erotica, kidnapping, sex, murder
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Ammajan (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Ammajan (English: Dear Mother) is a Bangladeshi Bengali-language film directed by Kazi Hayat and written by Monwar Hossain Dipjol. The film was released in 1999 in Bangladesh. It was produced by Monwar Hossain Dipjol. It is a drama film and ...
Plot: rape and revenge, murder, electrocution, rape, archaeology, jail, bomb, death, marriage
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Ninja Powerforce (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a struggle for supremacy, two childhood buddies are caught on opposite sides of a deadly gang war. Their capture and subsequent release by the police sparks off another confrontation between the notorious Red Ninjas and the Golden Ninja Empire. A ...
Plot: released from prison, gangsters, ninja, ex convict, murder, prostitute, fight, police inspector, police
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