Movies like Leon: The Professional

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Leon: The Professional (1994)
 8.6
 908K
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, bleak, serious, touching, tense, suspense, offbeat, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: hitman, sniper, friendship, mentor, killings, loner, neighbor, partners, loneliness, murder, lone wolves, young heroes, mafia, crimes, redemption, shooting, heroes, organized crime, corruption, teaching the ways of the world, life philosophy, training, assassin, innocence lost, orphan ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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 realistic, stylized, serious and suspenseful films with plots about dialogue, storytelling, brutality, murder, violence, crimes and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Leon: The Professional: The Man from Nowhere (2010), Nikita (1990), The Killer (1989), Road to Perdition (2002), John Wick (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: brutal, serious, emotional, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, gang, daring rescue, martial arts, missing child, drug lord, fist fighting, crimes, rivalry, master warrior, drugs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 62K
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, suspense, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, female killer, secret identity, hitman, impossible love, double life, training, working undercover, spy, mentor, gunfight, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 43K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, 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%
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: bleak, serious, tense, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, manhunt, hitman, betrayal, mafia, great depression, crime, loss of son, death, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, michigan, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 422K
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: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, one man army, gangsters, criminal's revenge, righteous rage, russian mafia, murder, violence spree, widower, dark hero, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, gangsters, crimes, criminal heroes, crime family, mob boss, family business, greed, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, new york, europe, usa, sicily ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 140K
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, mafia, car chase, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 87K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, stylized, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, female assassin, latinos, crimes, danger, uncle, assassin, rivalry, vigilante, orchid, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 58K
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, revenge, homeless, neo-noir, vigilantism, gory, drifter, violence spree, crimes, deadly, rivalry, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: captivating, thought provoking, tense, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: lone wolves, hitman, mafia, racial slur, african american, code, loner, gangster, loneliness, wisdom of life, hip hop, philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, japan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: revenge, drug dealing, crime, chess, drug lord, juvenile delinquency, childhood trauma, crimes, urban ghetto, youth, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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, crime, undercover, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, reunion, urban, undercover agent, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, boston, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.9
 187K
True Romance (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.
Style: stylized, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, cocaine, mexican standoff, romance, gunfight, drug dealing, crime, gangsters, gun violence, organized crime, hitman, peril ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 30K
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, shooting, chase, revenge, violence, murder, left for dead, hospital, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.5
 1.1M
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, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, working undercover, undercover cop, undercover, police, mind game, organized crime, crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, harvard university, china, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, lone hero, vigilantism, friendship, mercenary, danger, justice, bodyguard, diary, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Enforcing the law within the notoriously rough Brownsville section of the city and especially within the Van Dyke housing projects is the NYPD's sixty-fifth precinct. Three police officers struggle with the sometimes fine line between right and ...
Style: realistic, tense, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, betrayal, murder, undercover, violence, working undercover, racial slur, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.5
 333K
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, crime, assassin, anti heroes, danger, merciless, victim, organized crime, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 83K
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, gangsters, friendship, neo noir, epilepsy, mafia, money, crime, crime gone awry, stripper, racial slur, party ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, escape, neo noir, death, violence spree, greed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, betrayal, assassination, redemption, danger, crimes, mafia, criminal heroes, gunshot, lone wolves, organized crime, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 184K
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, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disco, gangsters, drug lord, tragic hero, violence, prison, neo noir, mafia, organized crime, nightclub, crime, puerto rican ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 93K
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, vengeance, pianist, child abuse, sadism, master warrior, serial killer, gangsters, haunted by the past, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, kidnapping, private detective, crime, investigation, mafia, serial killer, revenge, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife, ex cop ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Untouchables (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Young Treasury Agent Elliot Ness arrives in Chicago and is determined to take down Al Capone, but it's not going to be easy because Capone has the police in his pocket. Ness meets Jimmy Malone, a veteran patrolman and probably the most ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, organized crime, mafia, crime, tough cop, bribery, partners against crime, fighting crime, trial, gangsters, police investigation, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.2
 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: serious, emotional, twists and turns, 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 ⇓
30%
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, twists and turns, clever, mind bending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, crime, mysterious character, manipulations, mistaken identity, assassin, mystery, organized crime, deception, missing person, hitman, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, assassin, best friend, teenage girl, crime, murderous pair, unlikely criminals, crimes, danger, deadly, partners, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: corruption, oil, american dream, capitalism, crime, mafia, ambition, family business, crimes, power relations, family in danger, police detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.1
 31K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ritual, hitman, murder, crime, gangsters, lone wolves, vengeance, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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