Movies like The Jackal

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The Jackal (1997)
 6.4
 104K
The Jackal (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, cynical, exciting, suspense, intense, clever, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, kgb, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, vengeance, hidden identity, crimes, danger, lone wolves, assassination, ira, sniper, spy, heroes, chases and races, dishonesty, disorder, deadly, rivalry, weapon system, profanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, london, moscow russia, chicago illinois, washington d.c., massachusetts, virginia ...

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Most similar movies to The Jackal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about hitman, gun, murder, chase, assassin, brutality and crimes mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Jackal: Ronin (1998), John Wick (2014), Assassins (1995), Mercury Rising (1998), The Contract (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 167K
Ronin (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, secret agents, car chase, espionage, mafia, escapades, chases and races, undercover, chase, dishonesty, betrayal, irish ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: france, paris france, europe, french riviera, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 509K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, dark hero, vigilante, gangsters, criminal's revenge, gunfight, lone hero, tough guy, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 76K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, cia, police chase, rescue, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, detroit, seattle, seattle washington, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 65K
Mercury Rising (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, secret service, child in peril, fbi, code, danger, chases and races, adult child friendship, gunfight, assassin, twists & turns, murderer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: bangkok thailand, chicago illinois, south dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 23K
The Contract (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Attempting to recover from a recent family trauma by escaping into the woods for a peaceful hiking trip, an ex-lawman and his young son stumble across a dangerous contract killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, fbi, danger, family problems, parents and children, wilderness, serial killer, crimes, family relations, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 147K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, boat, deception, revenge, partners, mafia, teaching the ways of the world, loss of friend, mentor, betrayal, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 8K
The Package (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, military, investigation, soldier, airport, assassination attempt, sergeant, prisoner, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, government agency ...
Time: 80s
Place: germany, europe, chicago illinois, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, conspiracy, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 158K
Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, one man army, killer, assassination, danger, fist fighting, sniper, cia, interpol, secret identity, crimes, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, istanbul turkey, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, assassination, crimes, anti heroes, fight, crime boss, tragic hero, unlikely partners, anti hero, danger, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, on the run, attempted murder, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 25K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, vigilantism, murder, witness protection, u.s. marshal, crimes, crime, danger, hidden identity, chases and races, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new orleans, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, prison, assassination, revenge, on the run, tough heroes, fighting the system, government agency, chases and races, against the rules, secret agent, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 28K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, assassination, investigation, special agents, crime, ex law enforcer, crimes, deadly, hunt down, espionage, spy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, year 1988
Place: usa, washington d.c., mexico, paris france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 27K
Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, psychopath, stalking, anarchist, revenge, investigation, government agency, race against time, criminal's revenge, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 121K
Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, rescue, secret service, spy, mentor, hostage, violence, ex military, desert, revenge, secret society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 83K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, martial arts, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 32K
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, criminal heroes, lone wolves, crime, tough heroes, rivalry, deadly, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 114K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, security guard, robbery, danger, betrayal, ex convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Point of No Return (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: lethal injection, female killer, hitman, murder, espionage, chases and races, danger, undercover, life is a bitch, rivalry, addiction, government agency ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, usa, italy, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 129K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, neo noir, money, betrayal, mafia, robbery, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.9
 99K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, revenge, state affairs, government agency, master criminal, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, betrayal, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, danger, rebelliousness, against the odds, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, europe, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 11K
Shoot to Kill (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, adventure, chase, mountain, serial killer, investigation, wilderness, on the run, fbi, police, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: canada, vancouver, san francisco, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.0
 20K
Killshot (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, crime, crimes, life turned upside down, partners in crime, disorder, danger, mafia, witness protection, witnessing a crime, husband wife relationship, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, toronto ontario canada, st. louis missouri, missouri, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 38K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, hostage, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Assignment (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jack Shaw (DONALD SUTHERLAND) has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorist, frame up, chase, danger, assassination attempt, race against time, politics, car chase, revenge, mistaken identity, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, virginia, jerusalem, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Fulltime Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Professional assassin O has resided in an isolated world of killing and loneliness. But his life begins to change once he meets the innocent Chin; hired to clean O's apartment. However, soon the flamboyent and reckless Tok enters Chin's ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, harsh, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police detective, rivalry, danger, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, law enforcement, fall in love, deadly, love triangle, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong, asia, japan, korea, thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 124K
16 Blocks (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, police corruption, convict, race against time, testimony, crimes, crime, witnessing a crime, reluctant partners, deal, drinking problem, characters in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, crimes, criminal heroes, danger, chases and races, violence spree, corruption, murder, mob boss, mob hit, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, eastern europe, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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