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Back in Action (1994)
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Back in Action (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 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: cult film
Plot: bandit, green beret, buddy cop, love, martial arts, gangsters, swat team, henchman, fight, ship, karate, drug lord, lawyer, police, gang, bodyguard, violence, hotel, hitman, death, mafia, hostage, tough guy, psychopath, warrior ...
Time: 90s, 1990s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about shot in the chest, fistfight, blood, murder, shot to death, violence and deception mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Back in Action: Tough and Deadly (1995), Deadly Target (1994), Code of Silence (1985), Lion Strike (1994), Maximum Force (1992). 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, cult film
Plot: drug smuggling, amnesia, cia, brawl, assassin, handcuffs, police officer, jumping through a window, walkie talkie, strangulation, knife, arrest ...
Place: langley virginia, los angeles, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, gang, dishonesty, deadly, tough heroes, crimes, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, rivalry, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, danger, heroes, rescue, martial arts, hitman, police investigation, crimes, partners, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, kidnapping, martial arts, murder, one man army, master warrior, chase, gangsters, heroes, crimes, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, tense, exciting, touching ...
Plot: drug lord, bank robber, vengeance, street shootout, murder, car chase, arms dealer, violence, police shootout, accidental killing, attempted murder, foot chase ...
Place: cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, brutality, danger, anti hero, sociopath, anti heroes, gangsters, fbi agent, chase, aikido, ex special forces, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 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: exciting, sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, danger, kidnapping, swimming pool, femme fatale, terrorist plot, beauty pageant, blood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, gangsters, murder, gangster, organized crime, death of wife, anger ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 611
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, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, laboratory, kidnapping, murder, chase, danger, chaos, battles, antidote, disorder, cloning, violence spree ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
 9K
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: rough, serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, police, brutality, violence, redemption, pregnancy, kidnapping, coma, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, slang, surprise ending
Plot: drug lord, rookie, police, police corruption, danger, criminal gang, organized crime, policewoman, police chase, mercilessness, corrupt cop, crime boss ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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 ⇓
40%
 4.2
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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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, betrayal, gangsters, undercover, assassination attempt, helicopter, fistfight, tattoo, timebomb, fbi, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: stylized, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending, cult film
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, teenage life, martial arts, police detective, gangsters, gang, urban, deadly, hostages, dishonesty, chases and races, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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 ...
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 12K
Point Blank (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 86 min.
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Style: bleak, tense, captivating, brutal, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Style: serious, rough, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
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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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
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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: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, against the odds, intrigue, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1990s, year 1990, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.8
 7K
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, captivating, entertaining, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: danger, survival, bomb, gunfight, crime boss, chase, messenger, witnessing a crime, crimes, deadly, crime, female agent ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: woman in danger, hitman, danger, heroes, gangsters, one man army, assassination attempt, chase, government agency, on the run, assassination, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: atlantic city, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Point of Impact (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Davis is a tough, outspoken cop who finds himself wrongly accused for the death of a fellow agent by the depraved and power hungry chief of Miami Customs, Martin Cullen. Disgraced and dismissed, Jack swears revenge and goes to work for Roberto ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, loss of partner, extramarital affair, revenge, death, cuban, bodyguard, criminal heroes, rivalry, partners, police investigation, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, exciting, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chase, martial arts, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, drug dealing, chases and races, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%