Movies like The Contract

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The Contract (2006)
 5.6
 25K
The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, entertaining, scenic, twist ending, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, fbi, parents and children, family problems, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, family relations, attempted murder, murder, violence, helicopter, father son relationship, couples, teenage life, custody, couple relations, usa president, mission of murder, planned murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenager, basketball ...
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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and suspense films with plots about crimes, murder, chase, danger, violence, hitman and gun mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Contract: Breakout (2013), Hostage (2005), Hard Luck (2006), Hard Rain (1998), Edison (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.1
 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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: parents and children, rescue, chase, wilderness, siblings relations, witnessing a crime, crimes, murder, prison, child in peril, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
 6.5
 110K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, home invasion, hostage negotiator, one man army, fbi, crimes, small town, swat team, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.1
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, stolen money, track down, chase, dishonesty, drug dealing, hitman, psychopath, car chase, drug abuse, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.9
 35K
Hard Rain (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan, Germany
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: evacuation, small town, disaster, dishonesty, crimes, armored car, chase, heist, money, gunfight, sheriff, security guard ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 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, suspenseful, rough, neo noir ...
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, investigative reporter, fighting the system, crimes, dishonesty, uncover truth, legal, law enforcement, conspiracy, justice, corrupt cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: boston, new orleans, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.8
 10K
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 ⇓
78%
 6.4
 115K
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, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, kgb, chase, ira, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, vengeance, hidden identity, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal, russia, helsinki finland, ontario canada, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, serial killer, police detective, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, mind game, gunfight, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.5
 159K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, tough guy, martial arts, assassin, mentor, boat, deception, revenge, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, 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, neo noir, clever, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, mysterious character, disorder, mistaken identity, deception, crimes, hitman, mystery, mafia, scheme, revenge, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.4
 21K
Blue Thunder (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Officer Frank Murphy, an experienced LAPD helicopter pilot, is given command of the advanced new "Blue Thunder" chopper. But he begins to wonder why the LAPD would need a helicopter so powerful and why it is such a secret.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: helicopter, chase, conspiracy, murder, helicopter pilot, vietnam veteran, crimes, terrorism, super weapon, politics, escapades, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 436
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, family relations, psychopath, airplane, special agents, investigation, family in danger, law enforcement, crimes, child in peril, false arrest, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sydney australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.8
 13K
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, mountain, adventure, chase, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.2
 17K
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, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: motel, criminal heroes, cons and scams, disorder, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, crime boss, corrupt cop, hitman, woman in danger, hotel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, assassination, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, happy ending, secret service, confined, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.9
 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, corrupt law enforcer, assassination, honest law enforcer, corruption, dishonesty, criminal heroes, politics, in-laws, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.6
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, corrupt official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 82K
Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 133 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, foe turned friend, police chase, rescue, criminal heroes, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chase, gunfight, competition ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, caribbean, west indies, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.7
 126K
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, ransom, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, hostage, reward, child in peril, crimes, tough heroes, forced into action, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.3
 21K
The Yellow Sea (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea, USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 136 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: illegal immigrant, murder, on the run, gangsters, survival, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, bloodbath, taxi driver, chase, wife ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.0
 21K
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, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, witness protection, crimes, life turned upside down, partners in crime, mafia, witnessing a crime, husband wife relationship, police investigation, betrayal, false identity, fbi agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: missouri, michigan, toronto ontario canada, canada, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, scary, serious ...
Plot: hostage, mind game, family relations, crimes, manhunt, couple relations, law enforcement, justice, fbi, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.0
 102K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, crimes, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, sadism, friendship, self discovery, rivalry, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.0
 47K
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, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, combat, homicidal maniac, commando, swat team, chase, forest, murder, special agents, survivalist, haunted by the past, massacre ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, portland oregon, former yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Deep Dark Canyon (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of the well-established, deeply influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh's family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: manhunt, chase, on the run, parents and children, small town, crimes, forest, graphic violence, revenge, murder, brother brother relationship, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.5
 390K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, neo noir, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, hostage, taxi driver, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, victim, murderer, accident, one man army, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, crimes, redemption, criminal heroes, lone wolves, assassin, organized crime, death, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.2
 6K
Reclaim (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Malaysia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After their newly adopted daughter goes missing in a small town, Steven and Shannon will stop at nothing to uncover the truth behind her disappearance and the dangerous secret behind the adoption agency they trusted. Risking their own lives, they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: adoption, couples, uncover truth, kidnapping, investigation, missing child, track down, confined, family problems, cons and scams, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.0
 47K
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 108K
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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, manhunt, gangsters, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%