Movies like The Hitman

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The Hitman
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hitman, good versus evil, gangsters, crime, master criminal, partners against crime, special agents, betrayal, tough law enforcer, one man army, undercover cop, mafia, revenge, paranoia, drug dealing, fighting crime, going straight, manhunt, undercover, working undercover, tough heroes, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington

Most similar movies to The Hitman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and rough films with plots about rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, murder, martial arts, crime and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Hitman: Mask of Death (1996), An Eye for an Eye (1981), Code of Silence (1985), Top Dog (1995), Rapid Fire (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 4.3
 285
Mask of Death
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: criminal heroes, prison, urban, criminal's revenge, gangsters, hidden identity, crime, master criminal, special agents, assassination attempt, blood, machine gun ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   98%
 
Death Wish V: The Face of Death
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, gangsters, vigilantism, violence, vengeance, murder, betrayal, fashion, death, brutality, revenge, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   85%
 
An Eye for an Eye
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police investigation, vengeance, chase, death, vigilantism, undercover cop, kung fu, undercover, adventure, revenge, survival ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   86%
    User:   87%
 
Code of Silence
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, chase, police, gangsters, gunfight, martial arts, rescue, car chase, undercover cop, police corruption, revenge, missing person ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   100%
 
Delta Force 2: The Colombian Connection
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, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, jungle, revenge, violence, death, gory, good versus evil, fight scenes, police investigation, car chase, explosions ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   93%
 
Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire
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: criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, partners against crime, chase, on the run, chases and races, texas ranger, danger, law enforcement, track down, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   82%
    User:   84%
 
 4.1
 3K
Top Dog
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, buddy comedy, one man show
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, martial arts, police investigation, anti heroes, buddies, gang, odd couple, partners against crime, police dog, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   72%
 
 6.3
 7K
Rapid Fire
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, gangsters, police corruption, crime, betrayal, vengeance, murder, kung fu, police investigation, chase, violence, car chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, hong kong, tokyo, chicago illinois, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   56%
 
 5.5
 26K
Raw Deal
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, crime, vengeance, fbi, mob, revenge, mafia, car chase, vigilante, criminal heroes, brutality, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1986
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   71%
 
Urban Justice
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, small town, gangsters, urban, chase, crime, investigation, track down, murder, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   58%
 
The Protector
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, crime, police investigation, gang, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, urban, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, kidnapping, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   66%
 
 5.2
 2K
The Cutter
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, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hostages, one man army, master criminal, private detective, chase, investigation, shoulder holster, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
A Force of One
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Karate champion Matt Logan is enlisted by the police to train officers in self-defense after narcotics agents are killed by an assailant using the martial arts.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crime, police investigation, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, karate, track down, vengeance, police corruption ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   67%
 
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade
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, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, strong sexual content, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, sex slavery, crimes, heroes, human trafficking, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, usa, bangkok thailand, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
The Replacement Killers
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, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, revenge, vengeance, gangsters, crime, chase, assassin, organized crime, redemption, betrayal, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   48%
 
 7.0
 2K
Truck Turner
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, partners against crime, chase, crime, track down, tough heroes, chases and races, vengeance, revenge, organized crime, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   45%
 
 5.9
 64K
Shaft
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime, violence, revenge, corruption, police corruption, police investigation, chase, vengeance, car chase, kick-butt women, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   46%
 
American Yakuza
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, gang, crime, gangsters, master criminal, one man army, partners against crime, secret agents, special agents, tough law enforcer, police corruption, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   46%
 
 6.3
 79K
War
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, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, revenge, chase, crime, hitman, fbi, assassin, betrayal, assassination, car chase, kung fu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   60%
 
Long Arm of the Law: Part 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This sequel to the critically-acclaimed box-office winner Long Arm of the Law maintains the same stark realism of the original. In Saga Two, the Royal Hong Kong Police put into operation a new plan to counteract the problem of increasing violent ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, gory, police investigation, crime, gang, gangsters, master criminal, betrayal, chase, partners against crime, violence spree, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
 5.7
 6K
The Shepherd
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Texas cop battles ex-navy seals who are trying to traffic drugs from Mexico into the USA.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal heroes, police investigation, crime, hostages, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, kidnapping, border patrol, tough law enforcer, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, new mexico, new orleans, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   47%
 
Out for a Kill
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, vengeance, crime, frame up, prison, murder, crimes, deadly, good versus evil, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   52%
 
 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   46%
 
 7.9
 42K
Hard Boiled
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A cop who loses his partner in a shoot-out with gun smugglers goes on a mission to catch them. In order to get closer to the leaders of the ring he joins forces with an undercover cop who's working as a gangster hitman. They use all means of ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, gangsters, friendship, arms dealer, hitman, gunfight, violence, martial arts, organized crime, brutality, hospital, gangster ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   42%
 
 5.0
 518
Armed Response
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One of Tanaka's underlings has stolen a rare statuette that he had planned to use as a peace offering between the local Yakusa and Chinese Tong. He hires two private investigators to exchange ransom money to recover the statuette, but the trade ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, crime, gangsters, partners against crime, private detective, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, shotgun, bartender, murder, yakuza ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   50%
 
 4.5
 220
Maximum Force
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: good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, prostitute, chase, gangsters, renegade, against the odds, police corruption, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks
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, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   40%
 
Hero and the Terror
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danny O'Brien is back in action fighting the notorious Simon Moon, also known as The Terror. Three years earlier O'Brien had single-handedly captured The Terror and was called Hero by the people of L.A. Now Simon has escaped and has ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, murder, crime, prison, chase, hospital, brutality, moon, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   38%
 
Forced Vengeance
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A casino security guard is forced into violence from when the Hong Kong mob threatens his friends.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, criminal's revenge, gang, gangsters, one man army, lone wolves, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, gambling, track down, hitman, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: asia, china, hong kong, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   38%
 
Street Fighters
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New York City factory worker Eddie Marino (Robert Forster, Oscar nominee for JACKIE BROWN) is a solid citizen and regular guy, until the day a sadistic street gang brutally assaults his wife and murders his child. But when a corrupt judge sets the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, prison, crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, factory, drug dealing, fighting crime, vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, revenge ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
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