Movies like Leon: The Professional

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Leon: The Professional (1994)
 8.6
 873K
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Original name: Léon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, touching, tense, suspense, offbeat, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, neighbor, mentor, partners, loner, young heroes, loneliness, sniper, lone wolves, mafia, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, heroes, crimes, orphan, protector, loss of loved one, killings, hopes, friends, murder, loss of family member, shooting, training ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Leon: The Professional

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and stylized films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, violence, hitman, dialogue and storytelling mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Leon: The Professional: The Man from Nowhere (2010), Colombiana (2011), Nikita (1990), The Killer (1989), Road to Perdition (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 119 min.
Story: His only friend called him 'the man from nowhere'... Taesik, a former special agent becomes a loner after losing his wife in a miserable accident and lives a bitter life running a pawnshop. He only has a few customers and a friend named ...
Style: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, missing child, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, martial arts, heroes, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 85K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, female assassin, vengeance, latinos, hitman, innocence lost, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, uncle, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 61K
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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, impossible love, undercover, hitman, double life, training, working undercover, mentor, gunfight, female killer, heroine, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 42K
The Killer (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, redemption, friendship, chase, police, one last job, tragic love, crime, unlikely partners, going straight, blindness and impaired vision, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: tense, realistic, stylized, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, manhunt, gangsters, betrayal, criminal heroes, hitman, organized crime, mafia, murder, on the road, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 1.4M
The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, pride and honor, gangsters, organized crime, gang war, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer, family values ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 137K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: twists and turns, exciting, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, deception, teaching the ways of the world, boat, mentor, partners, revenge, betrayal, loss of friend, mafia, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, colombia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, crimes, revenge, assassin, violence, dog, righteous rage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA, Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
Style: offbeat, stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, mafia, loner, lone wolves, loneliness, friendship, code, racial slur, hip hop, samurai, ancient, pigeon ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, japan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.0
 704K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, gloomy, surreal, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crime, social decay, crimes, justice, loss of loved one, urban, tough heroes, stripper, corruption, gory, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 56K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: vengeance, homeless, revenge, neo-noir, vigilantism, gory, drifter, violence spree, crimes, deadly, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 1.0M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, working undercover, mafia, undercover, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crimes, police, crime, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: serious, tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: track down, hitman, psychopath, crimes, human nature, shooting, peril, sheriff, escape, death, violence spree, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.5
 325K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, clever, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, crime, killings, corpse, death, anti heroes, assassin, fbi, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 29K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Charly Matteï has turned his back on his life as an outlaw. For the last three years, he's led a peaceful life devoting himself to his wife and two children. Then, one winter morning, he's left for dead in the parking garage in ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, revenge, violence, murder, shooting, chase, left for dead, hospital, criminal's revenge, cemetery, crime, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 80K
Mean Streets (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Style: realistic, bleak, atmospheric, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, friendship, neo noir, epilepsy, mafia, money, gangsters, crime, crime gone awry, stripper, racial slur, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.3
 19K
State of Grace (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister ...
Style: realistic, stylized, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, neo noir, irish, gangsters, crime, undercover, drugs/alcohol, reunion, urban, undercover agent, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 92K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, gangsters, vengeance, pianist, child abuse, hitman, sadism, master warrior, serial killer, haunted by the past, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 7.6
 11K
Fresh (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Michael is a 12-year-old drug pusher who lives in a crowded house with his cousins and aunt. His father has become a street bum,but still meets with Fresh on occasion to play chess. Fresh is rather quiet in a crazy world. Fresh's sister is a ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, neo noir, chess, crime, drug lord, african american, death, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, crimes, childhood trauma ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Menace II Society (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Menace II Society is a coming of age tale detailing the summer after its protagonist Caine (Tyrin Turner) graduates from high school. This is Caine's story, which details real life in today's tough inner city.
Style: tense, realistic, bleak, stylized, serious ...
Plot: urban ghetto life, hip hop, friendship, crime, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gunfight, social decay, organized crime, drug dealer, ghetto ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Perfect Strangers (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A hit-man tries to seduce the mother of a child who witnessed his most recent kill.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: hitman, murder, crime, witnessing a crime, crimes, deadly, babies and infants, gang, gangsters, feminism, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.9
 180K
Carlito's Way (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A Puerto-Rican ex-con, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of NYC.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, disco, tragic hero, drug dealing, violence, prison, friends, mafia, neo noir, drug lord, organized crime, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 230K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, one on one, torment, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, venice, florence italy, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.1
 11K
Violet & Daisy (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two teenage assassins accept what they think will be a quick-and-easy job, until an unexpected target throws them off their plan.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, assassin, teenage girl, best friend, murderous pair, crime, unlikely criminals, crimes, danger, deadly, partners, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 8.1
 37K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: french noir, atmospheric, stylized, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone wolves, jazz, loner, gangsters, danger, assassination, police investigation, neo noir, surveillance, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Blast of Silence (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way.
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: hitman, jazz, lone wolves, crime, estrangement, crimes, deadly, anti heroes, gangsters, assassination, destiny, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 148K
Layer Cake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a seemingly straight-forward drug deal goes awry, XXXX has to break his die-hard rules and turn up the heat, not only to outwit the old regime and come out on top, but to save his own skin...
Style: realistic, stylized, twists and turns, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, gangsters, cocaine, drug lord, violence, murder, hitman, neo noir, betrayal, organized crime, crime, cafe ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 90s, 1960s ...
Place: england, london, europe, netherlands, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 5K
Gloria (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sharon Stone plays a street-wise, middle-aged moll standing up against the mobs, all of which is complicated by a 6 year old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: on the run, murder, gangsters, crime, urban, moll, parents and children, woman in danger, crimes, family relations, criminal's revenge, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, assassin, deception, missing person, crimes, disorder, mystery, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, tough heroes, crimes, police officer, crime, danger, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, new york, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%