Movies like Act of Piracy

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Act of Piracy (1988)
 4.3
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Act of Piracy (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A large motor yacht becomes the focal point in this action tale when a group of mercenaries decide to capture the vessel. The original owner, who was delivering it to Sydney, Australia, is believed dead but is in fact very much alive, and determined to recover the yacht...
Plot: sea, kidnapping, yacht, cigar smoking, tape over mouth

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Most similar movies to Act of Piracy

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about kidnapping, crimes, murder, violence, gun, revenge and confined mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Act of Piracy: Criminal Act (1989), Point Break (1991), Lethal Weapon (1987), L.A. Bounty (1989), Wrong Side of Town (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 3.5
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Criminal Act (1989)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two investigative reporters track down reports of giant rats in a city sewer system.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: rat, kidnapping, gagged, tape over mouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 160K
Point Break (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the coastal town of Los Angeles, a gang of bank robbers call themselves The Ex-Presidents commit their crimes while wearing masks of Reagan, Carter, Nixon and Johnson. The F.B.I. believes that the members of the gang could be surfers and send ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: extreme sport, bank robbery, extreme sports, working undercover, gang, special agents, undercover, surfer, fbi, surfing, ex athlete, wave ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, australia, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 7.6
 238K
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on ...
Style: suspense, exciting, humorous, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: police investigation, reluctant partners, chase, gunfight, crimes, crime, partners against crime, verbal byplay, police, adventure, mercenary, henchman ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, beverly hills, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.6
 267
L.A. Bounty (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mayor candidate Mike Rhodes is kidnapped in his own home outside of Los Angeles by unknown, masked terrorists. His wife Kelly barely survives the attempted murder on her, and is able to identify one of the kidnappers. She's placed on the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: bounty hunter, kidnapping, warehouse, law enforcement, crime, confined, heroes, deadly, leadership, dishonesty, drug dealing, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Wrong Side of Town (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ex-Navy Seal Bobby Kalinowski lives a quiet, peaceful life as a landscape architect in an LA suburb with his wife Dawn and 16 year old daughter Brianna. Tonight they are invited out for an evening on the town by new neighbors clay and Elise Freeman ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, survival, dishonesty, danger, revenge, kidnapping, architect, nightclub owner, self defense, abduction, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 77K
Under Siege (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This action-packed thriller takes place on the soon-to-be-decommissioned USS Missouri. Disgruntled ex-CIA operative Strannix, his assistant Krill and their group of terrorists seize the battleship with nuclear blackmail in mind. They've planned ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, mercenary, nuclear threat, tough law enforcer, hijacking, race against time, warship, terrorism, save the day, tough heroes, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: hawaii, pentagon, san francisco, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.6
 6K
The Shepherd (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, border patrol, drug dealing, partners, police investigation, partners against crime, police corruption, confined, deadly, danger, undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Abducted II: The Reunion (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: kidnapping, camping, mountain man, backwoods, helicopter, topless, murder, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4.6
 145
The Last Hour (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A former cop's ex-wife marries a stockbroker, who it turns out has cheated the Mafia out of a large sum of money. They kidnap the wife to force the husband to pay the money back. The ex-cop has to rescue her.
Plot: female bodybuilder, police shootout, skyscraper, kidnapping, ex-cop, police officer, gangsters, elevator, elevator shaft, criminal gang, hostage, gangster ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Human Hyena (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The dead body of a young man who was kidnapped is found, the police looks for the kidnappers as a web of corruption its uncovered in the police department.
Plot: police, murder, kidnapping, corruption, corrupt, crime, crimes
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.6
 3K
Bullet (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Danny Trejo plays 'Bullet' a tough cop who takes the law into his own hands when his grandson is kidnapped.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, revenge, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, law enforcement, family relations, danger, crimes, drug dealing, corruption, extortion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 4K
Arsenal (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the deadbeat brother of a businessman is assumed to be in on his own kidnapping, his sibling must take action to rescue him.
Style: tense, disturbing, brutal, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, brother brother relationship, violence, undercover, bandit, danger, escapades, money, rivalry, crime boss, brutality, sibling relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 4K
The Keeper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealthy ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, daring rescue, law enforcement, ex-cop, vengeance, rivalry, race against time, gunfight, ransom, one man army, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new mexico, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 81K
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a successful deployment of the Robocop Law Enforcement unit, OCP sees its goal of urban pacification come closer and closer, but as this develops, a new narcotic known as "Nuke" invades the streets led by God-delirious leader Cane. ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, androids and robots, cyberpunk, robot, law enforcement, killer robot, police officer, police, crimes, superhuman powers, rebellion, fighting the system ...
Time: future, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, near future ...
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.1
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South Beach (1993)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Former NFL star Mack Derringer now works as a private detective. Someone is out to get Derringer and his ex-wife. Can Derringer put the pieces of this deadly puzzle together before its too late?
Plot: beach, call girl, convertible, hitman, rapper, private detective, organized crime, murder, sex, escort service, car, alcoholic ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 2.3
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Border Blues (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Moskow police detective Andrei Somov resigns and emigrates from Russia, but has to accept a menial job in a restaurant while his adolescent son and pregnant daughter-in-law are denied exit visa's. 'Andy' does however get to know some ...
Plot: father son relationship, beating, hospital gown, handcuffs, explosion, hugging, tape over mouth
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, tough heroes, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Living & Dying (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four desperate bank robbers are forced to abandon their lucrative heist plans and become the reluctant heroes when two of their hostages turn out to be psychotic killers who won't stop until everyone in the bank has been ruthlessly slaughtered. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, deadly, heist, on the run, law enforcement, danger, criminal heroes, kidnapping, hitman, tough heroes, disorder, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Golden Rendezvous (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Action-packed suspense thriller finds innocuous-looking purser Carter (Harris) the unlikely hero when the floating casino on which he works is hijacked by a heavily armed group of mercenaries, led by John Vernon. Complicating matters, a nuclear ...
Style: suspense, bilingual, surprise ending
Plot: hostage, ship, terrorist plot, casino, terrorist group, missile, wristwatch, injection, uzi, rope, sabotage, hostile takeover ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Operation Rogue (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia, a terrorist organization has stolen materials to create a dangerous chemical bomb. It is up to Captain Max Randall and his team of Marines to stop them. But when Randall's team kill the terrorist ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, military, terrorism, jungle, soldier, danger, confined, graphic violence, heroes, crimes, rescue, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, the philippines, southeast asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 56K
Firewall (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: blackmail, kidnapping, crime, hostage, rescue, bank, family in danger, robbery, crimes, graphic violence, hostages, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 119K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, child in peril, crime, crimes, parents and children, tough heroes, forced into action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, united states, usa, harlem, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 43K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, car chase, heist, taxi driver, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Maya becomes the target of the Russian mafia after her husband, a successful American businessman, is killed.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, prison life, rescue, gangsters, ballet, frame up, kidnapping, betrayal, confined, crimes, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Partners in Action (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Drama about a former police officer who's framed for murder and a young boy who attempts to help him clear his name.
Plot: abduction, fireworks, drug bust, ex cop, kidnapping, teenage boy, drug ring, drug cartel, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.6
 17K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, crimes, gangsters, rescue, anti hero, police, anti heroes, lone hero, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 94K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, telephone call, confined, heroes, chases and races, crimes, crime, rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.6
 27K
12 Rounds (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, danger, crimes, mind game, chases and races, deadly, woman in danger, family, rescue, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new orleans, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 405
G@me (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young ad executive's life has been turned upside down when a vicious client ruins his three billion yen project. Through his chance meeting with the disgruntled daughter of his enemy, he plans a vengeance scheme. The young woman agrees to ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, ransom demand, kidnapper
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.6
 30K
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 ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, police corruption, undercover cop, robbery, rescue, brutality, race against time, father son relationship, police detective, police officer killed, car chase ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%