Movies like Leon: The Professional

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Leon: The Professional (1994)
 8.5
 1.0M
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, serious, bleak, touching, tense, suspense, intense, cult film, offbeat ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, friendship, sniper, mentor, dark hero, killings, mafia, life philosophy, loner, lone wolves, murder, crimes, neighbor, organized crime, partners, young heroes, protector, shooting, teaching the ways of the world, neo noir, redemption, orphan, death of protagonist, heroes ...
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 stylized films with plots about crimes, violence, murder, brutality, dialogue, crime and runaway mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Leon: The Professional: Nikita (1990), Man on Fire (2004), The Man from Nowhere (2010), Road to Perdition (2002), John Wick (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 66K
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, impossible love, training, robbery, secret identity, mentor, female spy, female assassin, heroine ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, venice, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 324K
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, brutal, emotional, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, martial arts, lone hero, fist fighting, protection, kidnapping, heroes, fight scenes, gang, drug lord, master warrior, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, tense, emotional, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: gangsters, vengeance, criminal's revenge, hitman, manhunt, mafia, betrayal, death, loss of son, bank robbery, crime, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.4
 521K
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, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, gunfight, tough guy, criminal's revenge, lone hero, violence spree, professional killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 148K
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, loner, mafia, partners, teaching the ways of the world, loss of friend, mentor, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, colombia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 92K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, Canada
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, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, vigilante, female killer, vengeance, tough girl, vigilantism, crimes, latinos, danger, hitman, rivalry, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, hitman, racial slur, lone wolves, loneliness, loner, gangsters, code, african american, samurai, friendship, wisdom of life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, japan, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 45K
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, redemption, one last job, mob boss, crimes, crime, going straight, moral dilemma, accident, law enforcement, innocence ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 32K
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, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violence, mafia, shooting, chase, murder, hospital, left for dead, revenge, cemetery, crimes, crime, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, exciting ...
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%
 6.7
 31K
New Jack City (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.
Style: serious, captivating, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, gangsters, gang, chase, friendship, drug dealing, betrayal, crimes, crime, addiction, rise and fall, urban ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: harlem, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 20K
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: rough, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, betrayal, irish, undercover, gangsters, crimes, crime, working undercover, undercover agent, organized crime, reunion, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 98K
Unleashed (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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, sadism, pianist, vengeance, haunted by the past, slavery, redemption, mob boss, self discovery, friendship, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, hong kong, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, loss of partner, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Last Man Standing (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: John Smith is a mysterious stranger who is drawn into a vicious war between two Prohibition-era gangs. In a dangerous game, he switches allegiances from one to another, offering his services to the highest bidder. As the death toll mounts, Smith ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, gang war, duel, rivalry, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 204K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, organized crime, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crimes, corruption, police detective, mafia, police brutality, fighting crime, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crime, crimes, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, law enforcement, crimes, chases and races, danger, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, police officer, tough heroes, foot chase, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, asia, usa, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, anti hero, anti heroes, secret service, murder, loss of friend, undercover, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, track down, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 100K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, murder, manhunt, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.3
 97K
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: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, redemption, friendship, mafia, racial slur, crimes, crime, friends, urban ghetto life, organized crime, criminal heroes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, female killer, best friends, unlikely criminals, partners, crimes, implied rape, deadly, assassin, twists & turns, existentialism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 197K
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, gangsters, nightclub, tragic hero, drug dealing, disco, neo noir, violence, prison, ex convict, drug lord, crime ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.6
 50K
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, crime, casino, lone wolves, dishonesty, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, lone wolves, crime, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, rough, suspenseful ...
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 ⇓
28%
 7.5
 353K
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, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, hostage, crime, driving at night, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, anti heroes, victim, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Genre: Action, 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: tense, realistic, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, guilt, police brutality, deception, undercover cop, undercover, betrayal, murder, racial slur, working undercover, violence, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, undercover, danger, chases and races, addiction, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, government agency ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
Place: california, washington d.c., europe, usa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%