Movies like The Day of the Jackal

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The Day of the Jackal (1973)
 7.8
 34K
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending, no music, tense ...
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, politics, assassin, assassination, terrorism, false identity, serial killer, disguise, police, law enforcement, sniper, loner, strangulation, police investigation, chases and races, traitor, castle, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, conspiracy, state affairs, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, big ben london

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Most similar movies to The Day of the Jackal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and interesting films with plots about murder, death, corruption, police investigation, chase, assassination and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Day of the Jackal: The Jackal (1997), The Odessa File (1974), The Package (1989), The American (2010), Black Sunday (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 99K
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: cynical, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, fbi, assassination attempt, cold war, hidden identity, chase, kgb, trap, vengeance, lone wolves, crimes, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, montreal quebec canada, helsinki finland, u.s. capitol building, massachusetts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, war criminal, espionage, revenge, assassin, murder, mass murder, journalism, execution, concentration camp, suicide, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1964
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 8K
The Package (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, investigation, sergeant, prisoner, assassination attempt, military, airport, soldier, nato, fugitives, government agency, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, russia, soviet union, ussr ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 86K
The American (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Dispatched to a small Italian town to await further orders, assassin Jack embarks on a double life that may be more relaxing than is good for him.
Style: suspense, stylized, tense, atmospheric, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: anti hero, hitman, betrayal, prostitute, assassination, revenge, small town, one last job, deadly, intrigue, moral dilemma, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sweden, rome italy, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, train station, accountant, terrorism, murder, assassination plot, one day, psychological torture, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, assassination attempt, prison, assassination, car chase, vengeance, chase, intelligence, wife husband relationship, on the run, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 126K
State of Play (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Handsome, unflappable U.S. Congressman Stephen Collins is the future of his political party: an honorable appointee who serves as the chairman of a committee overseeing defense spending. All eyes are upon the rising star to be his party's ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, murder, corruption, congress, journalist, investigative journalism, assassination, investigation, newspaper, conspiracy, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hospital, kidnapping, on the run, race against time, danger, life turned upside down, chases and races, unlikely partners, woman in danger, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, assassin, assassination attempt, white house, secret service agent, cia, stalking, election, running, bodyguard, apartment, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, crime, supreme court, state affairs, professor, political corruption, murder, fighting the system, investigation, fbi, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, cia, spy, mercenary, conspiracy, assassination, drug cartel, politics, violence, espionage, president, ambush ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., panama, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 39K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: french noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, jazz, lone wolves, danger, assassination, loner, police investigation, neo noir, gangsters, surveillance, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.1
 19K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: clever, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak ...
Plot: heist, neo noir, escape, thief, pimp, police, prison, crime, nightclub, corruption, gangsters, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 378
Sudden Terror (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy who cries wolf witnesses a political assassination on the island of Malta. But will anyone other than his granddad believe him?
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: assassination, chase, murder, danger, police investigation, amateur detective, martial law, hitman, pursuit, protagonist as suspect, mystery, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, politics, investigation, on the run, hitman, fighting the system, crimes, deadly, war criminal, haunted by the past, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 15K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, cia, nato, kgb, politics, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, on the run, redemption, crimes, bomber, danger, deadly, clergy, gangsters, going straight, haunted by the past, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, crime, mystery, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, murder mystery, investigation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 153K
Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, sniper, danger, interpol, cia, fist fighting, assassination, killer, secret identity, chases and races, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, istanbul turkey, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 117K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, mentor, rescue, secret service, hostage, mercenary, violence, desert, secret society, assassination, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 6K
The Killers (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man and his partner try to find out why their latest victim, a former race-car driver, did not try to get away.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, betrayal, neo noir, murder, robbery, crime, gangsters, heist, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 76K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: paranoia, murder, terrorism, fbi, professor, bomb, politics, neighbor, blueprint, terrorist, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., st. louis missouri, west virginia, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.6
 138K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, bomb, terrorism, assassination, chase, betrayal, secret service, president, limousine, terrorist, security guard, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Death of a President (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fictional investigative documentary looks back on the "assassination" of George W. Bush and attempts to answer the question of who committed the murder. Perhaps less morbid and disturbing to watch now than during Bush's presidency, ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, assassination, secret service, terrorism, false accusation, map, sniper, crime, head of state, special agents, legal investigation, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, near future
Place: usa, iraq, middle east, north korea, iran ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 45K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, missing person, missing wife, doctor, rescue, jazz, amateur detective, crime, wife, intrigue, married couple ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 136K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, secret, businessman, crimes, police detective, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political corruption, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, politics, espionage, chase, betrayal, military base, race against time, undercover, nato, kgb, fighting the system, terrorism ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, russia, europe, glasgow scotland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 16K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, stylized, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, revenge, betrayal, vengeance, neo noir, alcatraz, crime, neo-noir, left to die, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, united states, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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