Movies like Man on Fire

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Man on Fire (2004)
 7.7
 328K
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, cia, bodyguard, vigilantism, justice, mercenary, daring rescue, friendship, danger, security guard, diary, child in peril, revenge, warrior, murder, redemption, torture, twists & turns, violence, death, suicide attempt, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city

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Most similar movies to Man on Fire

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, vengeance, revenge, violence, brutality, shot to death and justice mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Man on Fire: The Equalizer (2014), John Wick (2014), Leon: The Professional (1994), Taken (2008), The Man from Nowhere (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 332K
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: serious, rough, brutal, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, one man army, vigilantism, lone hero, lone wolves, fighting crime, black ops, tough heroes, gunfight, heroes, loner, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.4
 535K
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, lone hero, dark hero, tough guy, criminal's revenge, gunfight, gangsters, shooting, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
Leon: The Professional (1994)
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, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, friendship, sniper, mentor, dark hero, life philosophy, killings, loner, lone wolves, murder, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.8
 563K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 90 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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, dark hero, vigilantism, chase, human trafficking, woman in danger, father daughter relationship, tough heroes, danger, car chase, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, assassin, rivalry, kidnapping, heroes, fight scenes, gang, drug lord ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 103K
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, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, gunfight, protector, chase, tough heroes, fist fighting, on the run, organized crime, code, mafia, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: surprise ending, twist ending, exciting, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, vigilantism, fighting the system, justice, murder, prison, perfect crime, mind game, injustice, intelligence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.5
 180K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
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Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, violence, vengeance, gunfight, vigilantism, murder, revenge, superhero, one man army, death, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.6
 369K
Sicario (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Hong Kong
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, dark ...
Plot: moral dilemma, tough girl, black ops, cia, drug cartel, mercenary, u.s. mexico border, cia agent, drug smuggling, special agents, drug dealing, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 132K
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: cia, vigilantism, murder, revenge, violence, rape, kidnapping, martial arts, hostage, unlikely hero, drug dealer, black hero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, brussels, boston, istanbul turkey, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 388K
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: tense, realistic, serious, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, police corruption, rookie, neo noir, african american, police brutality, gunfight, mentor, profanity, gang, gangs, one day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, wrong place wrong time, underground, group of criminals, confined, master criminal, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 107K
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: twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, violence, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 2K
Man on Fire (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, track down, missing child, haunted by the past, danger, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, vengeance, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 51K
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, serious, realistic, 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 ⇓
100%
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, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, violence, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, deadly, fighting the system ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 205K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
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, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, espionage, gunfight, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, corruption, betrayal, who to trust, danger, consulate, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, gang war, rivalry, duel, tommy gun, hitman, lone wolves, danger, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 149K
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, vigilantism, vengeance, vigilante, anti hero, tough law enforcer, lone wolves, tough heroes, crimes, tragic hero, faked death, rage ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 58K
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, suspense, twists and turns, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, loss of loved one, corpse, vengeance, crimes, crime, tragic event, suspicion, evidence, injury, dog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 131K
Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, vengeance, robbery, money, betrayal, violence, mafia, crimes, organized crime, criminal heroes, gangsters, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 69K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, haunted by the past, loss of son, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 6.6
 150K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, loner, assassin, lone hero, boat, deception, mentor, revenge, training, martial arts, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, secret movement, group of criminals, crimes, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, investigative reporter, secret organization, mysterious stranger, runaway, chess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, ambush, conspiracy, sniper, espionage, mercenary, politics, helicopter, president, assassination, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., langley virginia, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, danger, woman in danger, life turned upside down, survival, confined, unlikely partners, ransom, wanted, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 36K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his wife is murdered by street punks, a pacifistic New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad, prowling the streets for would-be muggers after dark.
Style: rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crime, crimes, violence spree, obsession, rivalry, fighting crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, tucson arizona, honolulu hawaii, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, nudity (full frontal - brief), deception, corruption, police, undercover cop, police detective, desperation, rookie, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%