Movies like Leon: The Professional

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Leon: The Professional (1994)
 8.5
 1.1M
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Original name: Léon: The Professional
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, neo noir, serious, touching, tense, bleak, suspense, intense, cult film ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, mentor, sniper, life philosophy, friendship, killings, dark hero, loner, lone wolves, murder, protector, crimes, mafia, neighbor, organized crime, partners, young heroes, shooting, teaching the ways of the world, redemption, orphan, heroes, gunfight, complex characters ...
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, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about crimes, violence, hitman, murder, vengeance, blood and dialogue mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Leon: The Professional: Man on Fire (2004), Colombiana (2011), Nikita (1990), The Man from Nowhere (2010), Road to Perdition (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 334K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
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: tense, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, mercenary, bodyguard, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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91%
 6.4
 96K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, UK
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, suspenseful, realistic, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vengeance, vigilante, hitman, vigilantism, crimes, lone hero, haunted by the past, latinos, uncle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, 1990s, 90s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.3
 68K
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, neo noir, atmospheric, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, female assassin, hitman, double life, mentor, female spy, undercover, impossible love, training, robbery, secret identity, weapons ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, venice, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Man from Nowhere (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, emotional, brutal, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, protection, fist fighting, master warrior, fight scenes, crimes, mafia, rivalry, assassin, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: harsh, bleak, tense, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, mafia, hitman, bank robbery, manhunt, organized crime, murder, betrayal, criminal heroes, on the road ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 46K
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, exciting, suspenseful, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, redemption, mob boss, one last job, crime, crimes, going straight, moral dilemma, accident, deadly, innocence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 554K
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, lone hero, vigilante, dark hero, tough guy, criminal's revenge, gunfight, revenge, gangsters, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 153K
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: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, mentor, assassin, boat, deception, revenge, training, martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Thailand
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, intense, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, danger, crimes, redemption, criminal heroes, mafia, lone wolves, gunshot, assassin, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 12K
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: surreal, twists and turns, melancholic, intense, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, teenage girl, partners, best friends, unlikely criminals, crimes, implied rape, deadly, assassin, female killer, twists & turns, existentialism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: thought provoking, captivating, tense, offbeat, atmospheric ...
Plot: mafia, loneliness, racial slur, hitman, lone wolves, loner, gangsters, code, african american, samurai, friendship, honor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, japan, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 33K
22 Bullets (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, violence, criminal's revenge, chase, shooting, murder, policewoman, hospital, investigation, bandit, left for dead, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, provence, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, rough, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, law enforcement, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, police officer, tough heroes, chase, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: female killer, hitman, lethal injection, murder, espionage, death sentence, undercover, danger, chases and races, haunted by the past, addiction, government agency ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
Place: washington d.c., california, italy, venice, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 97K
Running Scared (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, bleak, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, mafia, police investigation, pedophile, mob boss, police corruption, child abuse, faked death, crimes, crime, racism, ice hockey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 99K
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: suspenseful, rough, intense, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, crimes, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, redemption, sadism, rivalry, mob boss, friendship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, scotland, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.7
 38K
Wasabi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, hitman, father daughter relationship, youth, investigation, police detective, yakuza, culture clash, police brutality, shopping, fish out of water, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, paris france, kyoto japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 46K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, lone hero, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, chinatown, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Code of Silence (1985)
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 267K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, autism, sniper, accountant, gunfight, organized crime, justice, mathematics, money laundering, hitman, federal agent, criminal ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 2010s, 21st century, year 2010 ...
Place: new york, new hampshire, washington d.c., germany, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 18K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 52K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, crime, casino, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, rough, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, danger, rebelliousness, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 13K
The Mechanic (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, assassin, friendship, lock pick, map, lone hero, assassination, drug smuggling, gangsters, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: naples italy, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 60K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, psychopath, aikido, gangsters, murder, chase, car chase, mafia, organized crime, vigilante, revenge, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 151K
The Punisher (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vengeance, vigilantism, vigilante, tough law enforcer, anti hero, tough guy, torment, loss of child, lone wolves, tough heroes, crimes ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, miami, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Across 110th Street (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In a daring robbery, some $300,000 is taken from the Italian mob. Several mafiosi are killed, as are two policemen. Lt. Pope and Mattelli are two New York City cops trying to break the case. Three small-time criminals are on the run with the money. ...
Style: neo noir, bleak, cynical, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crime, crimes, social decay, interracial relations, violence spree, soul music, graphic violence, urban ghetto, tough heroes, law enforcement, obsessive quest ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 28K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%