Movies like F/X

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F/X (1986)
 6.7
 18K
F/X (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, tricky, intense, twists and turns, clever, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, corruption, murder, manhunt, deception, disguise, witness protection, assassination, gangsters, mission of murder, frame up, on the run, gunfight, federal agent, car chase, faked death, assassin, police, stuntman, showdown, murderer, crimes, gang, heroes, friends ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, california

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Most similar movies to F/X

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, chase, crimes, hitman, chases and races, gunfight and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like F/X: F/X2 (1991), Conspiracy Theory (1997), Shadow Conspiracy (1997), Maximum Risk (1996), Cold Steel (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 10K
F/X2 (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, buddy comedy, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, filmmaking, dirty cop, shower, gunfight, explosion, clown, chase, police investigation, deadly, investigation, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: vatican, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, cia, chase, political conspiracy, taxi driver, obsession, paranoia, murder, uncover truth, manhunt, fbi, torture ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, political thriller, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, conspiracy, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 21K
Maximum Risk (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A policeman takes his twin brother's place and inherits his problems and a beautiful girlfriend. He is forced to kickbox his way from France to the U.S. and back while playing footsie with the FBI and Russian mafia. Not just muscles with a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, twins, heroes, vengeance, gangsters, russian mafia, switching roles, crimes, crime, hidden identity, undercover, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 4.5
 760
Cold Steel (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Detective Johnny Modine gets his Christmas celebration spoiled with news of his father's death, which seems the work of psychopathic junkies ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, investigation, police detective, crimes, rivalry, femme fatale, deadly, ex cop, vengeance, christmas eve, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crime, crimes, on the run, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 26K
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, danger, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 107K
Eraser (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: U.S. Marshall John Kruger erases the identities of people enrolled in the Witness Protection Program. His current assignment is to protect Lee Cullen, who's uncovered evidence that the weapons manufacturer she works for has been selling to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, conspiracy, treason, rogue agent, witness protection, gunfight, witness, woman in danger, on the run, deception, corporate crime, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, twentieth century, year 1996 ...
Place: new york, usa, baltimore, san francisco, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, on the run, chase, manhunt, political conspiracy, assassination, false accusation, death row, top secret, crimes, betrayal, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 99K
U.S. Marshals (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard is accompanying a plane load of convicts from Chicago to New York. The plane crashes spectacularly, and Mark Sheridan escapes. But when Diplomatic Security Agent John Royce is assigned to help Gerard recapture Sheridan, it ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, frame up, on the run, agent, chases and races, conspiracy, law enforcement, escape, mole, ex law enforcer, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 29K
The Art of War (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, conspiracy, frame up, heroes, translator, espionage, political conspiracy, crimes, deadly, gunfight, un ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, heroes, assassination, on the run, murder, conspiracy, secret agents, protagonist as suspect, undercover, rivalry, espionage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.6
 51K
Black Rain (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspense, serious, exciting, realistic, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, police investigation, partners, police, fish out of water, gang war, culture clash, gunfight, crimes, crime, track down, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa, osaka japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 30K
Erased (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia, father daughter relationship, assassin, on the run, family relations, assassination, agent as target, life turned upside down, lone hero, hand to hand combat, martial arts, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, brussels belgium, brussels, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 65K
Bullitt (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Senator Walter Chalmers is aiming to take down mob boss Pete Ross with the help of testimony from the criminal's hothead brother Johnny, who is in protective custody in San Francisco under the watch of police lieutenant Frank Bullitt. When a ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, organized crime, police investigation, street racing, burglary, against the rules, gunfight, chase, witness protection, political corruption, dishonesty, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 536
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, disorder, missing person, rescue, investigation, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 18K
Nighthawks (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, master criminal, danger, working undercover, hostages, fighting crime, chase ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Narrow Margin (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Los Angeles District Attorney (Gene Hackman) is attempting to take an unwilling murder witness (Anne Archer) back to the United States from Canada to testify against a top-level mob boss. Frantically attempting to escape two deadly hit men sent to ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train ride, train travel, police investigation, testimony, chase, district attorney, hitman, uncover truth, crimes, witness protection, woman in danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 80K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, rescue, police chase, criminal heroes, danger, foe turned friend, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, west indies, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 22K
The Gauntlet (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, suspense, entertaining, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prostitute, chase, police corruption, bus, extradition, hitman, organized crime, on the road, corrupt official, ambush, tough cop, alcoholic ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, arizona, phoenix arizona, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.8
 11K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, complex characters ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, appalachia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 107K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, terrorist, danger, rivalry, boat chase, hitman, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.3
 406
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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, chase, on the run, female assassin, hitman, kidnapping, mafia, gangsters, danger, manhunt, murder, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
 128K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, testimony, convict, race against time, crime, crimes, reluctant partners, witnessing a crime, deal, dishonesty, drinking problem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, seattle, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 136K
The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
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, year 2013, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, las vegas, arizona, california, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 213K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, cia agent, corruption, secret service, betrayal, who to trust, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, one man army, lone hero, gunfight, police officer, bomb, chaos, heroes, hostage, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 29K
Money Talks (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Money Talks is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.
Style: realistic, exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: frame up, chase, media, murder, mexican standoff, partners, journalism, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, gangsters, chase, crimes, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, heist, tough heroes, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%