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The Contract (2006)
 5.6
 23K
The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, awful, idiotic, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, fbi, parents and children, danger, family problems, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, family relations, planned murder, attempted murder, murder, violence, helicopter, father son relationship, teenage life, couple relations, couples, custody, deadly, mission of murder, gun, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco

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Most similar movies to The Contract

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, chase, hitman, crime, danger and gangsters mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Contract: The Jackal (1997), Breakout (2013), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Hostage (2005), Hard Luck (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 107K
The Jackal (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, ira, kgb, chase, vengeance, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, hidden identity, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: montreal, russia, virginia, moscow russia, ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.2
 3K
Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, rescue, chase, parents and children, siblings relations, wilderness, crimes, witnessing a crime, murder, prison, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, tricky, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, master criminal, manipulations, crime, mysterious character, disorder, mistaken identity, twists & turns, deception, crimes, mafia, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 107K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 3K
Hard Luck (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Three converging story lines involving bootleggers, a serial killer and drug dealers are followed. A former drug dealer tries to go straight, but comes across a stash of stolen drugs. Meanwhile, a middle-aged suburban housewife hides a sadistic and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, danger, dishonesty, drug dealing, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 32K
Hard Rain (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Denmark, France, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, evacuation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, armored car, chase, danger, catastrophe, heist, disaster film, money ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.3
 15K
Edison (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, legal, dishonesty, crime, deadly, law enforcement, conspiracy, justice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 9K
Waist Deep (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gang, chase, african american, gangsters, organized crime, ex convict, father son relationship, car chase, gang war, race against time, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 5K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, police detective, serial killer, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, danger, mind game, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 78K
Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, rescue, police chase, criminal heroes, danger, foe turned friend, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, seattle, detroit, west indies, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 151K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, loner, assassin, lone hero, boat, deception, mentor, revenge, training, martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 26K
Metro (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: negotiation, car chase, chase, hostage, danger, tough law enforcer, master criminal, revenge, police investigation, partners, hostages, jewel thief ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 12K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
42%
 4.7
 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, law enforcement, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, police officer, tough heroes, police, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 3K
On the Job (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Duration: 118 min.
Story: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, gangsters, assassination, honest law enforcer, danger, corrupt law enforcer, corruption, deadly, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 16K
The Bag Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A criminal waits in a seedy motel and waits for his boss after killing several men to steal a bag.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motel, criminal heroes, disorder, cons and scams, crimes, danger, crime, crime gone awry, dishonesty, crime boss, hitman, pack of money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 416
Code 11-14 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An FBI agent went to Australia with his family to capture a serial killer. When Australian Police captured the main suspect, he and his family went back to USA. Unfortunately the REAL serial killer also went back to USA in the same airplane with the ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, family relations, psychopath, airplane, family in danger, special agents, investigation, parents and children, murder, law enforcement, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 19K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The region where the borders of North Korea, China, and Russia come together, forms a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. In Yanbian, on the Chinese side of the border, ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, illegal immigrant, murder, gangsters, on the run, survival, stabbing, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 15K
Paparazzi (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A rising Hollywood actor decides to take personal revenge against a group of four persistent photographers to make them pay for almost causing a personal tragedy involving his wife and son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intense, clever, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, stalking, paparazzi, murder, actor's life, family problems, celebrity culture, showbiz, danger, rivalry, life is a bitch, journalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, montana, los angeles, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 44K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, swat team, chase, human monster, murder, special agents, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, massacre, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 1990s, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 20K
Killshot (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, witness protection, husband wife relationship, crimes, crime, danger, partners in crime, life turned upside down, mafia, witnessing a crime, police investigation, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: st. louis missouri, missouri, michigan, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Thailand
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, danger, crimes, redemption, criminal heroes, mafia, lone wolves, gunshot, assassin, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Desperate Hours (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A criminal holds a wealthy family hostage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, scary ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, family relations, crimes, manhunt, couple relations, law enforcement, fbi, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, psychopath, suburbs ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Piano Player (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tale about the relationship between a businessman who launders money for a Mafia figure and his gangster bodyguard.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, piano, danger, criminal heroes, confined, master criminal, gangsters, undercover, crimes, chase, law enforcement, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 161K
Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, one man army, killer, sniper, danger, cia, assassination, fist fighting, interpol, computer game, secret identity, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, moscow russia, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.5
 7K
Shadowboxer (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mikey and Rose are professional assassins. They are also lovers, and once upon a time Rose also knew Mikey's father. During an elaborate hit job for a malicious gangster, Rose fails to kill the main target, the gangster's pregnant ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terminal illness, hitman, pregnancy, parents and children, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, family relations, haunted by the past, introspection, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 45K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 102K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, manhunt, gangsters, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%