Movies like Desperado

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Desperado (1995)
 7.1
 185K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: intense, sexy, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bloody, stylized, erotic, twists and turns, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, revenge, hitman, dark hero, musician, gangsters, one against many, dangerous attraction, gunfight, crimes, brutality, fall in love, loss of loved one, drug lord, fighting crime, tragic hero, organized crime, mexican, vengeance, ambush, bookstore, armored car, chase, sexual content, latinos ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to Desperado

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, rough and realistic films with plots about gun, gunfight, revenge, hitman, crimes, vengeance and blood splatter mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Desperado: Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003), El Mariachi (1992), Machete (2010), Machete Kills (2013), Last Man Standing (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, assassination attempt, drug lord, revenge, hitman, dark hero, vengeance, corruption, murder, violent, cia, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 6.8
 67K
El Mariachi (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 81 min.
Story: El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi ...
Style: stylized, suspense, talky, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, gangsters, revenge, guitarist, hitman, small town, musician, killer, vengeance, crimes, violence, money ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 6.6
 197K
Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: brutal, stylized, humorous, harsh, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, mexican, machete, tough guy, female fighter, corruption, vengeance, hitman, priest, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), sword fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: texas, mexico, usa, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 79K
Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to ...
Style: absurd, stylized, parody, brutal, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, machete, mercenary, fight scenes, heroic mission, female fighter, tough heroes, machismo, save the world, hotshot hero, violent, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, texas, austin texas, usa, acapulco mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, small town, gang war, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, duel, violence, prohibition, hitman, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1932
Place: texas, mexico, usa, austin texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, tense, brutal, harsh, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, assassin, one man army, tough guy, warrior, violence, revenge, bounty hunter, betrayal, gangsters ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 204K
The Raid (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspense, brutal, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, survival, swat team, fight, death, strong violent content, trapped, violence, deathtrap, warrior, gang, kung fu ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 616K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, China
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: stylized, exciting, neo noir, brutal, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, vigilante, revenge, one man army, gangsters, lone hero, gunfight, assassin, tough guy, killer, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 7.9
 123K
The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: brutal, stylized, realistic, suspense, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, warrior, mafia, fight, kung fu, violence, gang, brutality, one man army, police corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 764K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, neo noir, dark, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, corruption, crimes, dark hero, distopia, justice, multiple storylines, hitman, tough heroes, vigilante, killings, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 139K
The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, South Korea
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, tense, suspenseful, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, car chase, small town, fbi, tough law enforcer, hostage, escape, drug lord, prisoner, gangsters, car, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: usa, california, las vegas, arizona, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 76K
Walking Tall (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house.
Style: humorous, intense, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: lone hero, ex military, home invasion, one against many, justice, vigilante, small town, ex soldier, organized crime, vigilantism, tough guy, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, aikido, murder, lone hero, vengeance, family, vigilante, violence, brutality, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, latin america, colombia, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 249K
Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: intense, exciting, humorous, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, tough heroes, revenge, dark humor, one man army, lone hero, gangsters, gunfight, nudity (full frontal - brief), poison, outdoor sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 48K
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: suspense, harsh, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, drug cartel, crimes, revenge, justice, gang, vigilantism, gangsters, corruption, violence, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, los angeles, usa, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Crank: High Voltage (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
Style: stylized, humorous, surreal, entertaining, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, one man army, gangsters, crimes, lone hero, violence, gunfight, stripper, hitman, tough heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 13K
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, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, yakuza, police investigation, gangsters, martial arts, murder, assassin, rivalry, killer, assassination, revenge, violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, san francisco, china, canada, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: exciting, intense, brutal, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, revenge, corruption, hitman, mercenary, tough law enforcer, vengeance, organized crime, conspiracy, murder, police corruption, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, future, 80s, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The archetypical renegade Texas Ranger wages war against a drug kingpin with automatic weapons, his wits and martial arts after a gun battle leaves his partner dead. All of this inevitably culminates a martial arts showdown between the drug lord and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, fbi, texas ranger, vengeance, crimes, kung fu, law enforcement, special agents, confined, lone wolves, gang, fighting crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspense, bloody, suspenseful, buddy movie, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, aikido, vigilante, gangsters, revenge, crimes, psychopath, police investigation, dark hero, corruption, mafia, organized crime ...
Time: 80s, 90s
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.2
 10K
Rapid Fire (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.
Style: exciting, intense, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police investigation, police corruption, justice, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, violent, murder, machismo, betrayal, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, tokyo, hong kong, chicago illinois, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, assassin, lone hero, chase, fight scenes, tough guy, criminal's revenge, murder, lone wolves, crimes, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: thailand, rio de janeiro, australia, usa, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 24K
The Punisher (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Dolph Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. Only his ex-partner believes Castle ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, slasher, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: superhero, vigilantism, revenge, vigilante, torture, crime fighter, organized crime, mafia, murder, gangsters, crimes, yakuza ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, kickboxing, sniper, vengeance, crimes, crime boss, karate, assassination, partners, gang rape, assassin, killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bucharest, ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 19K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: harsh, tense, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, gangsters, lone hero, crimes, mafia, sexualized violence, kidnapping, gang, organized crime, violence, hitman, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, california, new jersey, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 34K
Raw Deal (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a ...
Style: intense, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crimes, gang, vengeance, gangsters, mafia, heroes, revenge, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1986
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 77K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, suspense, intense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, murder, gunfight, corruption, police investigation, crimes, police corruption, tough law enforcer, drug lord, revenge, violence, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 51K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, ex military, survival, gunfight, chase, manhunt, justice, mercenary, crimes, track down, tough heroes, hunting ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: new orleans, hong kong, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Missionary Man (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, hitman, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, murder, crimes, fighting crime, lone wolves, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, martial arts, gangsters, frame up, organized crime, prison, murder, vigilante, chinese mafia, crime boss, violence, prisoner ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, hong kong, paris france, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%