Movies like Desert Saints

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Desert Saints (2002)
 6.0
 3K
Desert Saints (2002)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kiefer Sutherland is a hard-edged hit man. Known as the world's best professional killer, Sutherland is living a life of detached solitude when he is given an assignment that pairs him up with a sultry hitchhiker (Melora Walters). Before long, he finds there is more to her than meets the eye, as he becomes entangled deeper and deeper into a web of fatal lies and double-crosses.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, offbeat, stylized, non-linear, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, manhunt, investigation, betrayal, murder, undercover, fbi, crimes, kidnapping, on the run, track down, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, crime gone awry, woman in danger, desert, neo noir, chase, car chase, special agents, confined, crime, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, arizona, tucson arizona

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Most similar movies to Desert Saints

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about murder, crimes, danger, hitman, violence, deadly and gunfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Desert Saints: Quick (1993), Black Moon Rising (1986), A Better Way to Die (2000), Fair Game (1995), White Sands (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.3
 364
Quick (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A female assassin named "Quick" is hired to bring in a Mafia accountant, who is under police protection. Double crossed by the mafia, she takes her hostage to California to retrieve $3M that he took before running. The mafia and ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, hitman, kidnapping, mafia, gangsters, manhunt, danger, murder, corruption, accountant ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, investigation, car, fbi, violence, murder, revenge, crime, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
A Better Way to Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, mistaken identity, gangsters, hitman, manhunt, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, witnessing a crime, special agents, race against time ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 4.3
 12K
Fair Game (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, on the run, kgb, woman in danger, gunfight, police detective, foot chase, conspiracy, hostage, fbi, female lawyer, police protection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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 6.0
 7K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, investigation, murder, undercover, crime, crimes, who done it, working undercover, mystery, hidden identity, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, chases and races, violence spree, corruption, murder, mob boss, mob hit, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.2
 5K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, terrorism, martial arts, good versus evil, master warrior, undercover, danger, adventure, heroic mission, one man army, fighting crime, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: mexico, paris france, los angeles, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.3
 76K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, cia, police chase, rescue, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, detroit, seattle, seattle washington, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 6.3
 10K
Trespass (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two Arkansas firemen, Vince and Don, get hold of a map that leads to a cache of stolen gold in an abandoned factory in East St. Louis. What they don't know is that the factory is in the turf of a local gang, who come by to execute one of their ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: treasure hunt, gang, murder, drug dealing, gangsters, revenge, chase, crime, crimes, danger, partners, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, arkansas, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 687
The Butcher (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mob enforcer is set up to take the fall for a multi-million dollar heist involving a rival gang boss. Merle (Eric Roberts) is a gambler stuck on a twenty-year losing streak, but his luck is about to change. Surviving a trap that was intended to ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, disorder, drug abuse, gang, gangsters, couple relations, infidelity, frame up, crime gone awry, dishonesty, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 6K
Most Wanted (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sgt. James Dunn, who is wrongly accused of assassination of the officer he had a row with, is saved from death row and recruited for top-secret special operations squad led by Lt. Col Grant Casey. Their mission is to neutralize criminals who had ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, on the run, chase, manhunt, assassination, death row, false accusation, top secret, investigation, betrayal, crimes, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, danger, car chase, deadly, track down, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 462
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, missing person, disorder, investigation, rescue, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, chase, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, heist, danger, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
 4.5
 4K
The Courier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shady FBI agent recruits a courier to deliver a mysterious package to a vengeful master criminal who has recently resurfaced with a diabolical plan.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hitman, race against time, danger, revenge, extortion, delivery, crimes, rivalry, track down, murder, betrayal, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, st. louis missouri, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.5
 7K
Naked Weapon (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A mysterious woman, known as Madame M, kidnaps forty pre-teen girls and transports them to a remote island to train them as the most deadly assassins. CIA operative Jack Chen follows the case for 6 years with no leads, but when a series of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, secret agents, female killer, vengeance, assassination, island, martial arts, revenge, track down, race against time, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 90s
Place: hong kong, tokyo, spain, the philippines, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Contract Killers (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A CIA assassin attempts to break out of the contract killing business to try to lead a normal life. But when "the system" tracks her down and frames her for the death of her husband, she embarks on a path of revenge that leads her back ...
Style: rough, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, manhunt, swat team, rivalry, frame up, hitman, starting over, government agency, dishonesty, deadly, secret agents, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: langley virginia, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, loss of partner, track down ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
 3K
Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, cia, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, tough heroes, on the run, danger, chase, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, los angeles, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Scenes of the Crime (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man about to get married earns extra cash by driving a local mobster, but things go awry when the mobster is shot dead by a rival crime boss.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gang, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, danger, assassin, crimes, deadly, secret identity, murder, track down, assassins, assassination, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Soul Assassin (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Kevin Burke a young executive for a multinational investment bank, is a rising star in the Rotterdam office. Rewarded for his perceptive eye and mastery of foreign languages, Kevin receives the promotion he has been working for - a coveted spot on ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, uncover truth, undercover, manhunt, dishonesty, betrayal, crimes, workplace intrigue, rivalry, espionage, deadly, danger ...
Time: future
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: suspenseful, rough, intense, suspense, exciting ...
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 ⇓
68%
 6.2
 83K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, martial arts, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 147K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, boat, deception, revenge, partners, mafia, teaching the ways of the world, loss of friend, mentor, betrayal, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 11K
The Hit List (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A disgruntled man creates a hit list with a stranger during a drunken night out and must then race to try to save those he marked for extermination as the bodies begin to pile up and all fingers point to him.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, murder, police investigation, track down, family in danger, hitman, psychopath, fish out of water, on the run, danger, crimes, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle washington, washington d.c., seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 131K
The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, sheriff, hostage, small town, drug lord, fbi, escape, prisoner, fighting crime, law enforcement, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2013, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, arizona, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Fist of the Warrior (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: First-class assassin Lee Choe (Pak) has spent years working for the mob. When his handler turns on him by killing his girlfriend and framing him for the murder, Lee stops at nothing to seek revenge. He fights back with a vengeance and violently ...
Style: serious, dark, suspense, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, danger, fighting crime, gangsters, murder, violence, dark past, lone wolves, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Nowhere to Hide (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before Rob ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, assassination, hitman, danger, murder, vengeance, woman in danger, army investigation, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, military ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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