Movies like Killer Elite

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Killer Elite (2011)
 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 Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse—where the predators become the prey.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, rough, entertaining, intense, cult film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, rescue, secret service, spy, mentor, hostage, violence, ex military, desert, revenge, secret society, assassination, swat team, mercenary, car chase, chase, assassin, conspiracy, death, gun, military, explosion, beating, secret agent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia, paris france, mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, gunfight, violence, chase, revenge, shot in the chest and gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Killer Elite: John Wick (2014), The Mechanic (2011), Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), Safe House (2012), Assassins (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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 ⇓
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%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer, criminal's revenge, hitman, chase, murder, mechanic, shooting, fight scenes, gunfight, lone wolves, assassination, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, bangkok thailand, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 200K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Japan, USA
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, intense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, espionage, on the run, secret agents, gunfight, mercenary, corruption, betrayal, interrogation, rogue agent, off the grid, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, langley virginia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, cia, undercover, save the day, danger, heroes, conspiracy, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.0
 5K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, cia, chase, vengeance, danger, manhunt, deadly, government agency, secret agents, state affairs, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, kgb, chase, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, vengeance, hidden identity, crimes, lone wolves ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, virginia, moscow russia, washington d.c., london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 187K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, car chase, martial arts, chases and races, race against time, danger, fight scenes, chase, weapons, deadly virus, bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
44%
 6.5
 100K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, gunfight, chase, mafia, protector, fist fighting, organized crime, on the run, tough heroes, gangsters, revenge, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, danger, assassin, crimes, deadly, secret identity, murder, track down, assassins, assassination, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
42%
 5.8
 81K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, fist fighting, spies, one woman army, betrayal, manhunt, chases and races, rivalry, danger, hitman, dishonesty, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, usa, europe, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 103K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: protector, single father, tough heroes, crime, crimes, ex law enforcer, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, small town, fist fighting, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.8
 279K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, car chase, tough guy, chases and races, chase, fist fighting, danger, tough heroes, transportation, smuggling, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, riviera, marseille provence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Final Option (1982)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When SAS Captain Peter Skellen is thrown out of the service for gross misconduct due to unnecessary violence and bullying, he is soon recruited by The People's Lobby, a fanatical group aiming to hold several US dignitaries hostage. But ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, undercover, hostage, terrorism, state affairs, adventure, isolation, anti war, hostages, working undercover, espionage, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.3
 65K
Nikita (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, female killer, hitman, double life, female assassin, female spy, impossible love, robbery, training, secret identity, mentor, heroine ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: france, venice, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 154K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Ukraine
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, disobey, heroes, delivery, initially antagonists, kidnapping, sexual content, rivalry, master criminal, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, budapest hungary, ukraine, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 609
Sanctuary (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realizes how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, espionage, redemption, church, undercover, hopes, state affairs, chases and races, crime, heroes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: toronto ontario canada, italy, pentagon, washington d.c., chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, crimes, partners, tough heroes, danger, vigilantism, deadly, violence, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.6
 17K
The Prince (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, daring rescue, partners, crime, crimes, danger, forced into action, justice, missing daughter, confined, retired ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret service, white house, president, one man army, terrorist attack, hostage, daring rescue, secret agents, save the day, danger, nuclear threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa, pentagon, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 4K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist, british, commando, terrorist plot, investigation, swat team, rescue, military, laboratory, explosion, evacuation, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, london, big ben london, iran, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 91K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, police, crimes, crime, rescue, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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 ⇓
19%
 6.2
 110K
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, fight scenes, tough heroes, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, blood, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, new orleans, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Nowhere to Hide (1987)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marine officer Rob Cutter and his wife Barbara have a son named Johnny. Rob discovers that two newly delivered helicopters in his squadron have crashed because a defective part, a C-ring, has been made of a weaker, less expensive alloy. Before Rob ...
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, assassination, hitman, danger, murder, vengeance, woman in danger, army investigation, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, military ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 229K
Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: dark humor, exciting, intense, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, tough heroes, vengeance, hitman, car chase, gunfight, fist fighting, gory, revenge, crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.0
 7K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, train, race against time, terrorism, secret agents, rescue, train explosion, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, runaway train, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: vienna, europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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