Movies like Man on Fire

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Man on Fire (2004)
 7.7
 365K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA, Mexico
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, suspense, emotional, brutal, harsh, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, vengeance, cia, vigilantism, vigilante, lone hero, mercenary, justice, daring rescue, child abduction, child in peril, warrior, bodyguard, crimes, friendship, organized crime, cia agent, deception, ransom, police corruption, violent, redemption, murder, ex cia agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 suspense, suspenseful, realistic and neo noir films with plots about revenge, vengeance, violence, murder, gangsters, death and brutality mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Man on Fire: The Equalizer (2014), Leon: The Professional (1994), Safe (2012), Taken (2008), The Man from Nowhere (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 373K
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, suspense, exciting, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, corruption, hitman, gunfight, loner, assassin, lone hero, one man army, organized crime, tough heroes, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: boston, russia, moscow russia, usa, massachusetts
⇓ 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: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hitman, organized crime, mentor, murder, loneliness, revenge, sniper, crimes, loner, killings, friendship, life philosophy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, france, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
97%
 6.5
 112K
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, stylized, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: organized crime, chase, lone hero, martial arts, gunfight, protector, ex military, on the run, justice, tough heroes, mafia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey, north america, brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 604K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
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, realistic, entertaining, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vigilantism, human trafficking, dark hero, chase, one man army, secret service, father daughter relationship, lone hero, abduction, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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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: suspense, serious, tense, brutal, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: revenge, martial arts, crimes, one man army, lone hero, kidnapping, rivalry, drugs, master warrior, heroes, drug lord, violent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: prison, justice, vengeance, vigilantism, investigation, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, lawyer, mind game, courtroom, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.4
 630K
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, neo noir, brutal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, assassin, vengeance, revenge, vigilante, gangsters, gunfight, lone hero, one man army, martial arts, organized crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 60s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 162K
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, suspenseful, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, vengeance, lone hero, vigilante, vigilantism, violence, one man army, superhero, lone wolves, crimes, tough heroes, tragic hero ...
Time: year 2003
Place: florida, puerto rico, miami, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 430K
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, suspense, enigmatic, harsh, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cia, swat team, drug cartel, vigilantism, drug smuggling, fbi agent, black ops, revenge, fbi, u.s. mexico border, murder, mercenary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: mexico, usa, texas, arizona, tucson arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 161K
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, bloody, neo noir, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, cia, one against many, tough guy, ex military, vigilantism, loner, one man army, warrior, kidnapping, vigilante, martial arts ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, brussels, europe, north america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, brutal ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vengeance, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, investigation, fighting the system, uncover truth, corruption, murder, political corruption, crimes, police officer, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, 21st century, 2010s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 437K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Action, 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: neo noir, realistic, tense, harsh, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, corrupt cop, gang, police, gang member, gunfight, drug dealer, rookie, drugs, mentor, mafia, african american ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 224K
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, suspense, intense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret service, gunfight, on the run, cia agent, spy, secret agents, mercenary, betrayal, corruption, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 250K
End of Watch (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: emotional, tense, suspense, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: latinos, gang member, street gang, police, police officer, gang war, gangsters, friendship, brutality, urban ghetto, gang, found footage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s, year 2011
Place: los angeles, california, south central los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: neo noir, stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, small town, gang war, gangsters, crimes, betrayal, violence, prohibition, hitman, rivalry, duel, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1932
Place: texas, mexico, usa, austin texas, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 56K
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, brutal, stylized, intense, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, brutality, revenge, tough heroes, greed, betrayal, redemption, martial arts, gambling, dishonesty, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, new orleans, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An assassin is shot at the altar by her ruthless employer, Bill and other members of their assassination circle – but 'The Bride' lives to plot her vengeance. Setting out for some payback, she makes a death list and hunts down those who ...
Style: tense, non-linear, bloody, suspense, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: revenge, martial arts, vengeance, female protagonist, mentor, dark hero, katana, organized crime, one man army, gangsters, hate, samurai ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 2000s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: japan, tokyo, austin texas, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 115K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: suspense, harsh, twist ending, tense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, police, dirty cop, undercover cop, corruption, gunfight, police investigation, gangsters, vigilantism, twists and turns, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, hijacking, heist, crimes, twists and turns, chase, terrorism, brutality, police investigation, survival, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, new jersey, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 131K
I Saw the Devil (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: revenge, serial killer, vengeance, murder, violence, crimes, extreme violence, brutality, rape, strong violent content, mercilessness, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 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, suspenseful, rough, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, vengeance, crimes, confined, lone wolves, heroes, track down, missing child, haunted by the past ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 406K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, neo noir, clever, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, crimes, twists and turns, hostage, killings, merciless, taxi, sociopath, assassin, murder witness, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 235K
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, exciting, disturbing, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, revenge, violence, superhero, vigilantism, fight scenes, vengeance, murder, one man army, gunfight, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future, 2010s
Place: new york, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.1
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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: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, car, violence, homeless, murder, brutality, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ 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: disturbing, suspense, brutal, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, violent, chase, murder, crimes, vengeance, gunfight, violence, death, brutality, revenge, visceral ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: new york, vietnam, new jersey, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 129K
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, hostage, child abduction, gangsters, ransom, reward, child in peril, police corruption, revenge, twists and turns, rescue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, new york, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: robbery, small town, attempted robbery, twists and turns, gangsters, self defense, revenge, violent, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 14K
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, intense, unusual plot structure, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, hospital, survival, race against time, hostage, on the run, twists and turns, woman in danger, life turned upside down, ransom, wanted, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 139K
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, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, robbery, betrayal, organized crime, money, mafia, heist, crimes, gangsters, greed, prostitute ...
Time: future, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.7
 217K
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: exciting, rough, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mob boss, organized crime, police detective, partners against crime, crimes, corruption, revenge, police brutality, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1949, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%