Movies like Hero Wanted

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Hero Wanted (2008)
 5.6
 7K
Hero Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Liam Case is a garbage man whose life hasn't quite turned out the way he expected it would. In order to impress the girl of his dreams, Liam plans an elaborate heist that will culminate with him jumping in to save the day at the last minute. When the day of the heist arrives, however, the plan takes an unexpected turn and Liam winds up in the hospital.
Style: twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, rivalry, murder investigation, robbery, bank robbery, framed for murder, hospital, beating, surrogate father, child in peril, revenge, bank teller, bandana, getaway driver, gang, investigation, graphic violence, coma, disorder, race against time, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Hero Wanted

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, rough and suspenseful films with plots about murder, crimes, violence, graphic violence, revenge, rivalry and gun mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Hero Wanted: The Hit List (2011), Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), Boy Wonder (2010), Blood Out (2011), Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, race against time, police investigation, track down, psychopath, hitman, crimes, on the run, danger, family in danger, fish out of water, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, working undercover, uncover truth, vigilantism, crimes, partners against crime, investigation, cop as target, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, violence, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, hitman, undercover, tough law enforcer, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A debt collector for the mob (Academy Award(R)-winner Cuba Gooding, Jr.) finds his fate taking a series of treacherous turns after his powerful boss and mentor (Miguel Ferrer) is caught in a dangerous double cross with the most dangerous drug dealer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, gangsters, criminal's revenge, violence spree, tough heroes, rivalry, deadly, chases and races, criminal heroes, gunfight, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, hopes, deadly, confined, danger, tough heroes, child in peril, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, violence spree, chases and races, mob boss, murder, corruption, mob hit, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.1
 5K
End Game (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alex Thomas was the man in charge of protecting the president but, when the time came to fulfill his duties, everything just went wrong. His conscience haunted by a bullet and his devotion to his country stronger than ever, Alex teams with seasoned ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, conspiracy, assassination, secret service, police, journalist, political conspiracy, dishonesty, crimes, political intrigue, haunted by the past, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Girl from the Naked Eye (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jake is a driver for a seedy escort service operating out of 'The Naked Eye strip club', he's a street thug type who falls for a witty high-class escort named Sandy. Except one night Sandy is found murdered, the only clues left behind ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, deadly, rivalry, stripper, violence, neo noir, surrealism, sexual content, profanity, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.1
 4K
The Keeper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked to work as a bodyguard for the daughter of a wealthy ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, daring rescue, law enforcement, ex-cop, vengeance, rivalry, race against time, gunfight, ransom, one man army, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, new mexico, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Driven to Kill (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former Russian mobster named Ruslan, who is now a crime novelist, returns home and discovers his daughter is marrying his arch nemesis. His past also comes back to haunt him when his family is threatened. Hungry for justice, Ruslan returns to the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, crimes, danger, rivalry, haunted by the past, vigilantism, family relations, heroes, one man army, martial arts, russian ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 3.1
 219
Pimp Bullies (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five suspects holding a piece of the truth behind an unsolved crime.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, gangsters, police investigation, hitman, crimes, revenge, sex scene, drugs/alcohol, crime, prostitute, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, revenge plot, political corruption, political conspiracy, terrorism, assassination, danger, state affairs, political intrigue, deadly, military, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 25K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witness protection, firefighter, firemen, vigilantism, murder, danger, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Born to Raise Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gangsters, gang, special agents, law enforcement, loss of partner, chases and races, danger, revenge, brutality, tough heroes, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.2
 114K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, fight scenes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.6
 2K
Already Dead (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When Thomas Archer's happy & successful life is all but ruined following a horrific attack he is presented with a perfect opportunity to exact physical revenge upon the man who caused all his grief. However the immediate consequences of ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: grief, vengeance, vigilantism, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couple relations, family problems, loss of son, revenge, death, missing child ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, child in peril, kidnapping, crime, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, father son relationship, organized crime, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 69K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 4.4
 526
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crime gone awry, vengeance, disorder, couples, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, betrayal, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, investigation, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, tough heroes, heroes, crimes, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 5.2
 33K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, criminal heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, car chase, heist, fbi, murder, violence, revenge, investigation, crimes, crime, on the run, car ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Blood of Redemption (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Quinn Forte had it all: power, money, a brother who idolized him, and a woman who loved him. He also had enemies. In the course of one night, he loses everything. Betrayed by someone in his inner circle, Quinn is set up and arrested. His father, the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, tough heroes, crimes, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rivalry, organized crime, criminal's revenge, tracking device ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Caught in the Crossfire (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two detectives investigating a gang-related find themselves targeted by both gang members and crooked cops.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, partners, deadly, police corruption, law enforcement, investigation, profanity, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.0
 23K
Rage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, gangsters, haunted by the past, chases and races, rivalry, forced into action, track down, violence spree, murder, vigilante, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Substitute 2: School's Out (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When teacher Randall Thomasson is killed during a carjacking, an unexpected visitor shows up at his funeral - his estranged brother, Karl Thomasson (Treat Williams). An ex-Green Beret turned mercenary. Karl signs on as a new substitute teacher in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, gang, murder, tough heroes, power relations, urban ghetto, graphic violence, hardcase students, investigation, crimes, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, murder, hitman, debt, redemption, introspection, crimes, danger, deadly, downfall, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%