Movies like Desert Saints

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Desert Saints (2002)
 6.0
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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, neo noir, stylized, non-linear, surprise ending, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, manhunt, investigation, fbi, betrayal, murder, undercover, kidnapping, crimes, rivalry, on the run, crime gone awry, woman in danger, track down, criminal heroes, desert, car chase, chase, drug cartel, wilderness, special agents, frame up, mind game, confined, social relations ...
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 violence, chase, crimes, murder, gunfight, blood and blood splatter mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Desert Saints: Fair Game (1995), Quick (1993), White Sands (1992), Boiling Point (1993), Most Wanted (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, sexy, intense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, gunfight, female lawyer, on the run, hostage, fbi, spy, kgb, nudity (full frontal - brief), police detective, conspiracy, police protection ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: miami, florida, usa
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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, mafia, on the run, femme fatale, hitman, accountant, murder, corruption, gangsters, manhunt, bodyguard ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspense, harsh, stylized, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, desert, murder, fbi, mistaken identity, undercover, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, violence, chase ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover cop, redemption, vengeance, crimes, investigation, organized crime, working undercover, master criminal, track down, special agents, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, frame up, on the run, chase, manhunt, assassination, death row, false accusation, investigation, crimes, betrayal, government agency ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, fbi, revenge, law enforcement, vengeance, brutality, twists and turns, murder, crimes, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, new jersey, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 8K
Naked Weapon (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 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, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, hitman, female martial artist, assassination, secret agents, terrorism, revenge, martial arts, island, crimes, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, japan, the philippines, tokyo, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, suspense, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, police investigation, crimes, brutality, murder, drug addiction, undercover, racial slur, undercover cop, betrayal, drug traffic, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, year 1992, year 1972, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, cleveland ohio, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
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Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: emotional, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, yakuza, police investigation, gangsters, martial arts, murder, assassin, rivalry, revenge, violence, transformation, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, san francisco, china, canada, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 4K
The Hitman (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After surviving an attempt on his life by his former partner, officer Cliff Garrett (Norris) exacts revenge on those who wronged him by going undercover as a hit man. He works to gain the reputation and trust needed in order to be accepted by the ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, martial arts, fighting crime, special agents, undercover, revenge, mafia, gang, working undercover, drug dealing, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, seattle, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, violence spree, murder, corruption, mob hit, mob boss, gangsters, money, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspense, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, revenge, vigilante, hitman, chase, assassin, brutality, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, new orleans, usa, los angeles, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, on the run, undercover, mistaken identity, hitman, manhunt, race against time, witnessing a crime, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, working undercover ...
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36%
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2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: buddy comedy, exciting, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, working undercover, organized crime, heist, corruption, cia, conspiracy, investigation, betrayal, foe turned friend, bank robbery, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, state affairs, tough heroes, law enforcement, save the day, undercover agent, spy, judiciary, empire, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Protege (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer. When Moody, the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, neo noir, surprise ending ...
Plot: female assassin, revenge, assassin, murder, vengeance, female killer, hitman, drone, spy, seduction, mercenary, female protagonist ...
Time: future, year 1991
Place: vietnam, london, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 6K
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: suspense, stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, good versus evil, brutality, betrayal, assassin, master warrior, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, south america, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Year of the Gun (1991)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this thriller, American novelist David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) accidentally becomes entangled in the Red Brigade's terrorist plan to kidnap Italian Premier Aldo Moro during a research trip to Rome. As the terrorists attempt to kill ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: journalism, mistaken identity, politics, terrorism, journalist, political intrigue, spy, writers, news reporter, urban setting, terrorist, sexual content ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Beyond Hypothermia (1996)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mysterious and highly successful hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After beginning a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South Korea to complete one last job. Unfortunately, the dead ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, stylized, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, assassination, track down, gang, survival, betrayal, crimes, vengeance, criminal heroes, undercover, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: hong kong, asia, korea, cambodia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Sharpshooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An assassin working for the CIA decides to take one final job before quitting only to find out that he is the target of his CIA boss.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, betrayal, sniper, conspiracy, adventure, save the day, on the run, rivalry, undercover, law enforcement, manhunt, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.3
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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: suspense, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, plastic surgery, fbi, tattoo, timebomb, helicopter, fistfight, betrayal, undercover, assassination attempt, gangsters, hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, secret identity, tough heroes, crimes, confined, special agents, murder, hitman, heroes, one man army, killer, strong violent content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia, vancouver, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Chain of Command (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: computer cracker, geopolitics, battles, krav maga, corporate conspiracy, chain of command, oil refinery, sadist, torture, cia agent, hostile takeover, press conference ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, extortion, revenge, crimes, track down, rivalry, murder, chase, arms dealer, twists and turns, arrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new orleans, las vegas, louisiana, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Game of Death (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: CIA agent Marcus is sent undercover to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him, and it's a fight to survive in a hospital and into the hedge fund ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, assassination attempt, survival, hitman, hospital, rivalry, dishonesty, confined, graphic violence, spy, murder, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: michigan, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 49K
The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: road movie, psychological, suspenseful, macabre, neo noir ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, desert, insanity, chase, stalking, paranoia, psycho killer, car chase, car, motel, survival ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, cia agent, murder, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, undercover, chase, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, tough heroes, spy ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, oregon, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 770
Renegade Force (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An FBI Agent (Michael Rooker) and a female cop (Diane DiLascio) join forces to stop renegade cops who are offing the bad guys. Robert Patrick is the leader of the renegades and Louis Mandylor is a reluctant young cop that is brought into the hit ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, nypd, police, nudity (full frontal - brief), swat team, vigilantism, police corruption, renegade, graphic violence, injustice, courtroom, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, tough heroes, heist, dishonesty, law enforcement, murder, crime boss, manhunt ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.0
 5K
Out of Reach (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Billy Ray Lancing, a former CSA agent who now works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irina Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Poland that he's helping out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, friendship, secret code, orphan, martial arts, obsessive quest, crimes, righting the wronged, good versus evil, government agency, race against time, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, poland, eastern europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%