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Man on Fire (2004)
 7.7
 311K
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 her life.
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tragic ending, suspense, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilante, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, justice, cia, diary, danger, revenge, warrior, murder, redemption, torture, twists & turns, child in peril, bodyguard, violence, death, suicide attempt, deception, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and intense films with plots about vengeance, dialogue, revenge, murder, storytelling, violence and crimes mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Man on Fire: The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), Taken (2008), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), Safe (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 307K
The Equalizer (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ...
Style: brutal, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, gunfight, lone hero, fighting crime, vigilantism, lone wolves, tough heroes, heroes, corruption, loner, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, moscow russia, russia
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67%
 7.4
 474K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: 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, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, vigilante, dark hero, gangsters, criminal's revenge, professional killer, righteous rage, gunfight, violence spree, russian mafia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 542K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, human trafficking, dark hero, daring rescue, rescue, danger, abduction, car chase, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, psychological, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, vigilantism, murder, justice, master criminal, crime, death, prison, district attorney, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 97K
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
Plot: lone hero, mafia, gunfight, organized crime, chase, protector, on the run, revenge, kidnapping, fist fighting, car chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 103K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, martial arts, kidnapping, protection, drug lord, gang, fist fighting, missing child, crimes, master warrior, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, 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, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, touching, bleak ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, mentor, sniper, loneliness, killings, loner, mafia, dark hero, crimes, murder, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Exterminator (1980)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man's best friend is killed on the streets of New York. The man (Robert Ginty) then transforms into a violent killer, turning New York into a great war zone and Christopher George is the only one to stop him.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, deadly, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 335K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: tough girl, fbi, moral dilemma, black ops, u.s. mexico border, special agents, revenge, torture, swat team, murder, vigilantism, tunnel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 41K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, psychopathic killer, fbi, ex soldier, dark past, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, british columbia, yugoslavia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The Bride unwaveringly continues on her roaring rampage of revenge against the band of assassins who had tried to kill her and her unborn child. She visits each of her former associates one-by-one, checking off the victims on her Death List Five ...
Style: dark humor, surprise ending, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, rivalry, journey, master warrior, betrayal, katana, respect, pride and honor, warrior, mentor, death, duel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 43K
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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, danger, tough heroes, crime, tragic hero, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, latin america, los angeles, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, ransom, mind game, crimes, save the day, master criminal, crime, financial driven terrorism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 37K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, accountant, terrorism, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot, psychological torture, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 94K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: rough, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, corruption, crime, tough heroes, law enforcement, prisoner, hitman, millionaire, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 56K
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police investigation, drug cartel, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, gory, crimes, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 81K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, loneliness, vigilantism, violence, investigation, gang, widower, vengeance, crimes, deadly, incompetent police, loss of friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.7
 31K
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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, violence, shooting, chase, murder, hospital, left for dead, revenge, cemetery, crime, brutality, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 62K
Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, revenge, mob boss, blackmail, crime lord, crime, gangsters, mysterious woman, enemy, right hand man, danger, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.7
 361K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: realistic, tense, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, rookie, police brutality, african american, gunfight, mentor, one day, drug dealing, bad cop, corruption, frame up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 25K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, confined, nothing goes right, disorder, buddies, danger, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 56K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: realistic, serious, intense, suspense, melancholic ...
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, vengeance, fear, loss of loved one, evidence, corpse, injury, crime, police investigation, tragic event, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, corruption, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, partners, danger, vigilantism, deadly, violence, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 194K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, on the run, espionage, mercenary, corruption, secret agents, gunfight, betrayal, rogue agent, consulate, martial arts, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, langley virginia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 144K
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: vigilantism, vigilante, tough law enforcer, vengeance, tough heroes, one man army, crimes, tragic hero, lone wolves, funeral, superhero, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, crime, rivalry, human nature, deadly, buddies, death wish ...
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 112K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, ransom, reward, child abduction, crime, forced into action, tough heroes, danger, parents and children, hostage ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, drug dealer, loner, murder of wife, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.6
 47K
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crime, casino, tough heroes, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, bodyguard, violence, greed, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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