Movies like Back in Action

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Back in Action (1994)
 5.4
 658
Back in Action (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: bandit, green beret, buddy cop, love, mafia, gangsters, martial arts, swat team, drugs, revenge, lawyer, ship, fight, psychopath, karate, police officer, police, gang, escape, violence, drug lord, hitman, bodyguard, hostage, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s

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Most similar movies to Back in Action

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, neo noir, suspenseful and serious films with plots about violence, escape, blood splatter, murder, blood, brawl and held at gunpoint mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Back in Action: Tough and Deadly (1995), Deadly Target (1994), Lion Strike (1994), Maximum Force (1992), Code of Silence (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tough and Deadly (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A private eye helps an amnesiac CIA agent elude mobsters who don't want him to regain his memory of their drug operation.
Style: buddy movie, neo noir, cult film
Plot: amnesia, cia, flashback, truck, police, drugs, bar fight, knife fight, two man army, assassin, sniper, fistfight ...
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, langley virginia
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95%
 5.1
 285
Deadly Target (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A Chinese gangster in Los Angeles escapes on the eve of his deportation to Hong Kong. A martial-arts master detective and his ragtag team get caught up in the action as they track down this ruthless killer.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, gangsters, rivalry, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, tough heroes, dishonesty, heroes, crimes, interracial relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, asia, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 4.9
 430
Lion Strike (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Johnny Wu becomes involved in a global Mafia arms cartel when they kidnap his son Bobby. The cartel, made-up of underworld leaders from around the world, become aware that he stumbled onto valuable information on a computer disk he possesses. ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: forest, one man army, master warrior, chase, heroes, gangsters, hitman, murder, kidnapping, martial arts, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 356
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prostitute, gangsters, chase, undercover, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, against the odds, working undercover, police corruption, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, heroes, rescue, police chase, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Plot: drug lord, vengeance, murder, car chase, betrayal, violence, organized crime, police, crime boss, arms dealer, death, friendship ...
Place: cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
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Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: hotel, nurse, crime boss, organized crime, female killer, survival, murder, mysterious woman, top secret, mob boss, chase, one day ...
Time: near future, 2020s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: murder, brutality, sociopath, gangsters, chase, fbi agent, ex special forces, tough guy, killer, aikido, cell phone, politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, swat team, kidnapping, gunfight, daughter, heroine, beauty pageant, one woman army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 6K
Recoil (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, gang, death of wife, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, gangsters, murder, organized crime, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.6
 720
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, laboratory, murder, kidnapping, chaos, righting the wronged, battles, cloning, disorder, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 10K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, police, brutality, violence, pregnancy, redemption, kidnapping, heroin, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
 32K
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, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, undercover cop, police corruption, tough cop, robbery, rescue, race against time, father son relationship, brutality, police detective, mercilessness ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, gangsters, chase, gang, rescue, against the odds, working undercover, city life, crimes, drug dealing, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, asia, usa, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.3
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Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, betrayal, undercover, assassination attempt, gangsters, fbi, plastic surgery, timebomb, tattoo, fistfight, helicopter ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.4
 4K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, gangsters, law enforcement, undercover, heist, vengeance, partners against crime, reluctant partners, crimes, working undercover, dishonesty, undercover cop ...
Time: 80s
Place: philadelphia, canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 30K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, murder, vengeance, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, year 1983, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 796
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, police detective, hostage, martial arts, teenage life, law enforcement, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, city life, against the odds ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, crimes, aikido, family, against the odds, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, chase, hitman, gangsters, assassination attempt, woman in danger, martial arts, murder, assassin, witness, police, chinese army ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The flamethrower-wielding vigilante John Eastland returns to rid New York of a drug lord and his gang.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, gangsters, murder, vigilantism, revenge, exploitation, vigilante, heroes, good versus evil, crimes, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 15K
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Paul Kersey returns to New York to visit his friend Charley, who lives in one of the worst parts of New York City. But when Paul arrives at Charley's apartment, he finds Charley dying after a vicious beating by a gang led by Manny Fraker, and ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vigilante, sniper, chaos, one against many, one man army, hospital, police, revenge, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, manhattan new york city, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 8K
The Courier (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier ...
Style: suspense, entertaining, captivating, exciting, psychotronic ...
Plot: survival, police, bomb, gunfight, messenger, chase, crime boss, crimes, witnessing a crime, female agent, gangsters, trap ...
Time: 2010s
Place: empire state building manhattan new york city, tower bridge london, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Point Blank (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse is forced to spring a wounded murder suspect from the hospital when the man’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade.
Style: tense, bleak, captivating, brutal, surprise ending ...
Plot: ambulance, police, hospital, gang, corruption, violence, escape, anger, betrayal, organized crime, police detective, criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 7K
Line of Duty (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Penny is a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief's 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks, whose live-streaming ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, buddy comedy, psychotronic
Plot: police, investigation, friendship, heroes, police detective, brutality, undercover cop, heroism, murder, one man army, police officer, police chase ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, hitman, crimes, sniper, assassination, karate, fight, crime boss, vengeance, partners, killer, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 5K
Close Range (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, serious, neo noir
Plot: rescue, drug cartel, on the run, crooked sheriff, crime boss, corrupt cop, revenge, chase, uncle niece relationship, brother sister relationship, wanted, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, arizona, southern usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 32K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone hero, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, aikido, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, neo noir, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, undercover, vigilantism, police, vengeance, fighting crime, adventure, drug dealing, partners, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.7
 4K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, one man army, heroes, gangsters, assassination attempt, woman in danger, graphic violence, tough heroes, disability, weakness, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%