Movies like The Hitman

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The Hitman (1991)
 5.4
 3K
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 burgeoning Seattle-area criminal underworld, but it is all done in order to take it down from within.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, mafia, paranoia, one man army, undercover cop, revenge, special agents, betrayal, fighting crime, undercover, good versus evil, gangsters, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, drug dealing, going straight, manhunt, working undercover, tough heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to The Hitman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and realistic films with plots about crimes, murder, hitman, violence, machine gun, rivalry and tough guy mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hitman: An Eye for an Eye (1981), Mask of Death (1996), Code of Silence (1985), Urban Justice (2007), Skin Trade (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, death, chase, vengeance, fight, police, vigilantism, murder, police investigation, danger, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.3
 285
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plastic surgery, blood, machine gun, fbi, timebomb, dual role, tattoo, gunfight, fistfight, helicopter, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Death Wish V: The Face of Death (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is back at working vigilante justice when when his fiancée, Olivia, has her business threatened by mobsters
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, violence, murder, vigilantism, model, child custody, one man army, psychopath, gangsters, criminal's revenge, vengeance, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, martial arts, chase, police investigation, hitman, missing person, crimes, gangsters, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, small town, gangsters, urban, crime, track down, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slavery, human trafficking, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, vengeance, strong sexual content, crime, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, revenge, sunglasses, one man army, sniper, on the run, uzi, drug lord, chinatown, funeral, police raid ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.0
 2K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, organized crime, chase, vengeance, bail bondsman, partners against crime, crime, track down, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When DEA agents are taken captive by a ruthless South American kingpin, the Delta Force is reunited to rescue them in this sequel to the 1986 film.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug cartel, rescue, undercover, soldier, gory, good versus evil, vengeance, police investigation, secret mission, criminal's revenge, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 7K
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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police corruption, martial arts, drug lord, undercover cop, murder, gangsters, undercover, crime, betrayal, vengeance, partners against crime, college ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, china, bangkok thailand, beijing china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 3K
Renegades (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Buster McHenry (Sutherland) is as an undercover agent for the police. His mission involves him in a robbery. Buster gets shot but Hank Storm (Phillips), an Indian, helps Buster. Since Hank wants a spear in the possession of the criminals that Buster ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, heist, law enforcement, undercover, vengeance, police detective, crime, partners against crime, fighting crime, gangsters, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, kidnapping, chase, rescue, crime, police investigation, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, urban, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 79K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, martial arts, fbi, hitman, revenge, stripper, presumed dead, sniper, loss of friend, horse, crime, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, danger, bullet, deadly, criminal heroes, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, mob, communism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.0
 100K
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: realistic, stylized, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, gangsters, violence, warrior, prison, organized crime, gunfight, police, outnumbered, fight, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 220
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.2
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shoulder holster, one man army, private detective, chase, investigation, rescue, kidnapping, missing person, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, prison, frame up, murder, good versus evil, criminal's revenge, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: china, asia, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 398K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, murder, revenge, assassin, violence, crimes, dog, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 26K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, fbi, undercover, crime, criminal heroes, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gang, special agents, tough law enforcer, working undercover, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1986, twentieth century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, gory, gangsters, one man army, crimes, rivalry, gang, save the day, danger, deadly, heroes, falling down stairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, chase, murder, car chase, crime, gangsters, psychopath, vengeance, gang, tough law enforcer, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 3K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hitman, danger, assassination attempt, chase, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 10K
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, martial arts, danger, murder, artist, superhero, fight, yakuza, track down, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, shanghai china, usa, china, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.3
 582
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, teenage life, police detective, crime, crimes, law enforcement, urban, rivalry, against the odds, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Walker investigates a murder connected with a missing government weapon. In addition, he tries to track down a teen on the run from a crime syndicate.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: texas ranger, chase, bar fight, criminal heroes, police investigation, serial killer, youth, partners against crime, crime, on the run, chases and races, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: knife throwing, drug cartel, silencer, knife fight, fight, karate, anti hero, kickboxing, pistol, hitman, assassination, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Cleopatra Jones (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A United States Special Agent is assigned to crack down on drug-trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. After she burns a Turkish poppy field, the notorious drug-lord Mommy is furious at the loss of her supply and vows to destroy her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, drug dealing, hitman, chase, police, party, murder, prostitute, violence, pimp, disco, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.1
 3K
Top Dog (1995)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: With his cop companion shot and killed by terrorists, Reno The Dog pairs up with tough cop Jake in thwarting the criminal organization.
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspenseful, one man show, buddy comedy
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police dog, police detective, crime, martial arts, anti heroes, buddies, gang, odd couple, partners against crime, murder, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 4K
The Package (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes, crimes, impalement, one man army, one against many, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%