Movies like Man on Fire

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Man on Fire (2004)
 7.7
 338K
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, captivating, realistic, tragic ending, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, mercenary, justice, revenge, bodyguard, vigilantism, child abduction, vigilante, cia, daring rescue, warrior, friendship, danger, diary, child in peril, blackmail, ransom, heroes, confined, deception, crimes, hopes, rage ...
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 serious, suspenseful, suspense and realistic films with plots about murder, vengeance, revenge, crimes, violence, brutality and justice mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Man on Fire: The Equalizer (2014), Leon: The Professional (1994), John Wick (2014), Taken (2008), Safe (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 347K
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, serious, exciting, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, gunfight, tough heroes, lone wolves, black ops, hitman, heroes, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, neo noir, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, loneliness, mentor, sniper, life philosophy, friendship, dark hero, killings, loner, lone wolves, murder, protector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 571K
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, tough guy, vigilante, dark hero, gunfight, revenge, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.8
 578K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, human trafficking, woman in danger, tough heroes, danger, child abduction, lone hero, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.5
 107K
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, protector, chase, gunfight, tough heroes, on the run, fist fighting, mafia, organized crime, bodyguard, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, 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: twist ending, surprise ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, mind game, prison, injustice, perfect crime, death, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
75%
 7.6
 390K
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: neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: drug cartel, black ops, tough girl, moral dilemma, cia, mercenary, u.s. mexico border, special agents, swat team, drug smuggling, drug dealing, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, tucson arizona, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 8.5
 195K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, violence, vengeance, vigilantism, gunfight, murder, one man army, revenge, fight scenes, superhero, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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%
 6.7
 143K
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, neo noir
Plot: revenge, cia, ex military, warrior, murder, vigilantism, rape, kidnapping, martial arts, hostage, loner, unlikely hero ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, boston, brussels, washington d.c., turkey ...
⇓ 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: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, wrong place wrong time, group of criminals, underground, save the day, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ 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: vengeance, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 154K
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, anti hero, tough law enforcer, tough guy, tragic hero, torment, loss of child, lone wolves, tough heroes ...
Time: year 2003
Place: puerto rico, virginia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 407K
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, neo noir, harsh, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, lone hero, mentor, african american, rookie, police brutality, gunfight, war on drugs, gang member, russian mafia, latinos, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 117K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, revenge, vengeance, violence, psychopath, extreme violence, beating, sadism, cat and mouse, strong violent content, mercilessness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 109K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, tough law enforcer, violence, vigilantism, doubts and hesitations, right and wrong, undercover cop, corruption, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 53K
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gambling, 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%
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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, teens
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, chase, murder, police investigation, revenge, vengeance, gory, crimes, fighting the system, deadly, fighting crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, new york, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 213K
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: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, cia agent, corruption, secret service, betrayal, who to trust, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, tense ...
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 ⇓
100%
The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: twists and turns, cynical, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, crime gone awry, criminal, crimes, crime, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 234K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.
Style: tense, emotional, realistic, disturbing, heroic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, policewoman, gang war, street gang, fighting crime, gunfight, friendship, urban ghetto, police sergeant, police officer, rookie, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2010s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, south central los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 134K
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: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 70K
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, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, brutality, loss of son, haunted by the past, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 10K
Taken (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job ...
Style: suspense, harsh, exciting, brutal
Plot: cia agent, lone hero, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, daring rescue, heroes, crimes, father, organized crime, divorced parents, human trafficking, protective parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 631K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, missing child, brutality, crime, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, child abduction, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.0
 37K
Death Wish (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, serious, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, architect, murder, vigilante, police, vengeance, crimes, crime, violence spree, obsession, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, honolulu hawaii, tucson arizona, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 70K
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: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, death, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, deadly, revenge, homeless, violence, vigilante, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 29K
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, against the odds, intrigue, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%