Movies like Unmasking the Idol

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Unmasking the Idol (1986)
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Unmasking the Idol (1986)
Original name: Unmasking The Idol
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Duncan Jax must stop the evil terrorist Scarlet Leader from acquiring nuclear bombs that could start WW3. Together with the trusty baboon, Boon, he takes on the almost impossible mission! He must steal the gold that Scarlet leader plans to use to purchase the weapons of destruction.
Style: exciting, bleak, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: martial arts, heroes, battles, terrorism, war, adventure, anti hero, hotshot hero, danger, heroic mission, escapades, rivalry, anti heroes, battle zone, ninja, kung fu, terrorist, spy, karate, blonde, tough guy, warrior, male female relationship, womanizer, tough girl ...
Time: 80s

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Most similar movies to Unmasking the Idol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and realistic films with plots about heroes, martial arts, rivalry, fistfight, danger, adventure and violence mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like Unmasking the Idol: The Order of the Black Eagle (1987), Ballistica (2009), U.S. Seals II (2001), The Power Within (1995), Ninja Destroyer (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Order of the Black Eagle (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Spy Duncan Jax thwarts a cabal of neo-nazis
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, good versus evil, heroes, rivalry, danger, escapades, chases and races, adventure, undercover, disorder, racism, horse riding ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.4
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Ballistica (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man has been trained in a deadly form of hand-to-hand combat using ballistics and firearms. He is one of the few Americans who has perfected it, which makes him the CIA's best weapon against International Terrorism.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, terrorism, adventure, danger, undercover, deadly, rivalry, escapades, battles, one against many, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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U.S. Seals II (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a secret Russian nuclear missile base, an ex-U.S. SEAL member is planning to launch a missile strike on the United States, and the only way to stop him is with the best of the best. Because of a natural gas refinery leak, the newly formed team ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, crimes, daring rescue, heroes, race against time, military, master warrior, danger, soldier, heroic mission, military base ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Power Within (1995)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Stan Dryer, a teen, afraid to even ask a girl to the prom, finds courage and extreme martial arts skill when he is given a ring by an old man he tried to save from a group of attackers. The ring is a mate to a ring stolen by a double dealing art ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: heroes, good versus evil, martial arts, heroic mission, survival, teenage life, anti hero, battles, adventure, supernatural ability, danger, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Delta Force 3: The Killing Game (1991)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A terrorist places an atom bomb somewhere in an American metropolis. The president of the U.S. has no other choice; he has to call Delta Force.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, hostage, hijacking, heroic mission, nightmare comes true, tough heroes, fighting crime, one man army, save the day, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, miami, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ninja Destroyer (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A lucrative emerald mine and the various protagonists who are struggling to wrest control of it for their own profitable ends.
Plot: martial arts, gang war, hotel, semiautomatic pistol, female nudity, hitman, knife, blood spatter, pistol, disarming someone, hand to hand combat, martial artist ...
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No Retreat, No Surrender 2 (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Action
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this sequel, Scott Wylde, an American kickboxer, must go to Cambodia to rescue his Vietnamese girlfriend from Russian and Vietnamese troops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, intense, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, kidnapping, kung fu, heroes, jungle, graphic violence, daring rescue, danger, martial artist, kickboxing, fistfight ...
Time: 80s
Place: cambodia, asia, bangkok thailand, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Navy Seals (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During a rescue mission, a team of Navy Seals discover that a terrorist group have access to deadly US built Stinger missiles, and must set out to locate and destroy them before they can be used.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, race against time, heroes, battles, military, heroic mission, save the day, danger, war, adventure, leadership ...
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Place: middle east, beirut lebanon, lebanon, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Guilty as Charged (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: US Army Investigator John Murphy (now a Lieutenant, although he was a Major in the previous Base movie) has been sent to look into a series of suspicious deaths that have been going on under the watch of Colonel Strauss. After going undercover and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, military base, soldier, military life, terrorism, rivalry, undercover, gang, secret agents, heroic mission, working undercover, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Magnificent Guardsmen (1978)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Chan is asked by a young, wealthy lady to take her sick brother to a particular doctor in order to be cured. To reach this doctor, Chan and a handful of travelling companions must pass through bandit-infested wild country. They meet and ...
Style: semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.2
 2K
Sweepers (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dolph Lundgren is Christian Erickson, a leading demolition expert trained to disarm mine fields in a humanitarian minesweeping operation in Angola. His son is killed and he discovers that mines are being planted during the war to kill people in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Bloodsport III (1996)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bloodsport III brings us back to the world of Alex Cardo. This time he must battle in a fight to end all fights - The Kumite, the most vicious warrior alive - Beast. He must not only battle for his own honor, but also avenge the death of Sun, his ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.2
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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: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: fight, heroes, battles, one man army, kickboxing, martial arts, martial artist, gunfight, tough guy, one against many, karate chop, machine gun ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.4
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Blast (1997)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Terrorists attempt to disrupt the Atlanta Olympics by kidnapping the U.S. women's swim team. If their demands are not met, the team will be executed. Only janitor Jack Bryant, a former Olympic gymnast champion of Tae Kwon Do felled by injuries ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: International spies Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) travel around the globe in an effort to track down a secret formula that was divided into four parts and left by a dying scientist with his four of five daughters, ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Ninja Terminator (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Hong Kong, Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 4.6
 469
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Crackerjack 3 (2000)
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: A group of retired spies once former enemies, are forced to work together in an attempt to retrieve a neutron bomb stolen by a group of new-wave, high-tech operatives who have supplanted them in the post-Cold War intelligence game.
Plot: beretta, terrorist, gunfight, terrorist group, tough guy, terrorism, shoulder holster, fistfight, brawl, machine gun, one against many, semiautomatic pistol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
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Style: semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, humorous, homoerotic
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: New Zealand, UK
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Story: Hongi, a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, must avenge his father’s murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after his tribe is slaughtered through an act of treachery. Vastly outnumbered by a band of villains led by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic
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Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Fire Birds (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A joint task force operation between the Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Army has been formed to dismantle one of the largest drug cartels operating in South America. Multiple attempts to assault the cartel's mountainous compound ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Finds Indy vagabonding around the South Pacific on a treasure hunt for a fabled lost diamond. The war in Europe ends but a new adventure begins for Indy when a mysterious man's dying words, "The eye of the peacock!" send him and Remy ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: exciting, stylized, captivating, suspense, tense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Best of the Best 4: Without Warning (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of Russian mobsters have stolen a huge supply of paper for printing U.S. currency, and are now flooding the market with conterfeit bills. When one of the mobsters decides to give herself in and hand over a data CD to the DA, she is shot and ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Spy with My Face (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Napoleon Solo is captured by Thrush and replaced with a double.
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: secret agents, espionage, heroes, spy, undercover, escapades, danger, kidnapping, confined, adventure, rivalry, master villain ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 14K
American Ninja (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Armstrong, an orphaned drifter will little respect for much other than martial arts, finds himself on an American Army base in The Philippines after a judge gives him a choice of enlistment or prison. On one of his first missions driving a ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Champ vs. Champ (1980)
Genre: Action
Country: South Korea, Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A gang leader targets the daughter of an enemy who's been promised to a local fighter. After losing his leg to a poison arrow, the fighter learns to fight again using a metal leg.
Style: suspenseful, rough, stylized, semi serious, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, heroes, uninhibited rivalry, vengeance, wrongfully committed, track down, train, vigilantism, battles, supernatural, escapades ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.1
 317
Warrior Angels (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Ireland, Lithuania
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, disturbing, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: middle ages
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Max Havoc: Curse of the Dragon (2004)
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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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%