Movies like Man on Fire 1987

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Man on Fire (1987)
 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: rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, daring rescue, rescue, kidnapping, vengeance, crimes, confined, heroes, missing child, track down, danger, haunted by the past, lone wolves, friendship, murder, chases and races, strong violent content, escapades, terrorist, wedding, cia, truck, child abduction, homosexual, girl ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, kidnapping, heroes, confined and murder mostly in Action, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Man on Fire: The Man from Nowhere (2010), Travellers (2011), Greetings to the Devil (2011), Hit List (1989), Icarus (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, mercenary, justice, revenge, bodyguard, vigilantism, child abduction, vigilante, cia, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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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, 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
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100%
 4.3
 531
Travellers (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends set out on a motorcycle adventure weekend, clocking up miles in an attempt to outrun their age and urban lifestyles. After bartering with a local land owner for a place to set up camp, they spend the night reminiscing over their wasted ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, survival, danger, haunted by the past, crimes, captivity, confined, in the woods, escapades, deadly, wilderness, buddies ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Agent Hamilton: But Not If It Concerns Your Daughter (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Swedish intelligence officer Carl Hamilton's 7-year-old goddaughter Nathalie is kidnapped. When the kidnapping's underlying motive becomes known, the Swedish authorities assume a passive role, forcing Hamilton to action. With the help of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, rescue, kidnapping, track down, danger, deadly, heroes, assassination attempt, crimes, special agents, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, forced into action, race against time, murder, graphic violence, crime, chases and races, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
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29%
 5.6
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Hit List (1989)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, vengeance, disorder, missing person, rescue, investigation, crimes, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, crimes, danger, special agents, confined, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver, hong kong
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26%
Man of Vendetta (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One day, Hye Lin, the five-year old daughter of a devoted pastor, Joo Young Soo, is kidnapped. Pastor Joo, who has a rock solid faith in God at this time, prays wholeheartedly for her safe comeback, but she does not return. Eight years later, Joo ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, crimes, rescue, confined, society, clergy, chase, starting over, uncover truth, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Counterstrike (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Secret Service agent and his brother, a reckless ATF agent, try to stop a group of extreme right-wing U.S. military mercenaries, led by a fanatic Taiwanese vixen, who hijack the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner with the U.S. and Chinese presidents on ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, adventure, daring rescue, confined, deadly, danger, save the day, race against time, special agents, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, adventure, confined, tough heroes, danger, chases and races, crimes, heroes, rescue, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Mercenary for Justice (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mercenary John Seeger is one of the best in the business. John and his crew battle some soldiers on Galmoral Island in Southern Africa as they're trying to rescue the French Ambassador -- there's a coup going on. Some of John's ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, kidnapping, mercenary, heroes, one man army, hostage, prison, vengeance, escapades, danger, adventure, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, cape town south africa, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Target of Opportunity (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jim Jacobs and Nick Carlton, childhood friends, are CIA operatives on a sting operation in Chechnya. The raid of a rebel militia group goes bad and the entire teams gets wiped out except for Jim and Nick, who manages to save them both. Five years ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, friendship, rescue, adventure, dishonesty, escapades, political intrigue, crimes, danger, heroic mission, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bulgaria, chechnya, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The Local (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wealthy out-of-towner hires an indigent man to abduct an estranged family member.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: redemption, daring rescue, drug dealing, crimes, heroes, life is a bitch, rivalry, danger, lone wolves, addiction, city life, fight ...
Time: future
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.1
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Blackmail (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Inspector Abhay Rathod is a honest and diligent Police Inspector employed with Bombay Police. He was assigned the case of racketeer and criminal don, Shekhar Mohan. Abhay successfully entraps and arrests him, and has him sentenced to a long jail ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, prison, criminal, police, law enforcement, family relations, friendship, parents and children, tough heroes, danger, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Bulletproof (1987)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of dangerous terrorists succeeds to get hold of a tank of the army and all its crew.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, hijacking, adventure, crimes, danger, daring rescue, heroes, one man army, deadly, terrorist plot, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.2
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The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, confined, vengeance, deadly, gang, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.8
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Firestorm (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the prison with several of his inmates posing as firefighters to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, forest fire, hostage, heroes, rescue, escape, criminal, fire, fugitives, catastrophe, adventure, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Witness to a Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Queen's Messenger is called to convey vital dispatches to a highly secretive conference called to combat the activities of modern poachers who threaten the economies of many African states.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, heroic mission, hotshot hero, daring rescue, political conspiracy, government agency, undercover, deadly, dishonesty, danger, bodyguard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Ambition (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 159 min.
Story: Elaan (Hindi: एलान, translation: Manifesto) is a 2005 Bollywood action thriller film. Elaan is a mission film about five characters and their plan against one man. Produced by Ganesh Jain and Ratan Jain and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the film ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: vengeance, murder, prison, vigilantism, rivalry, crimes, danger, betrayal, track down, chases and races, parents and children, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, europe, italy, india, zurich switzerland ...
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21%
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Toy Soldiers (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: While on a vacation in Central America, some American teenagers are kidnapped by terrorists. A rescue mission is sent after them, but they manage to escape and join up with a mercenary fighting the terrorists.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, confined, danger, crimes, daring rescue, hostages, adventure, escapades, military, soldier, basic training, heroic mission ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: beverly hills, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Soo: Revenge for a Twisted Fate (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Tae-soo tries to steal from a gang. The gang catches Tae-Soo's brother, Tae-Jin, instead. The incident causes the brothers to separate. Tae-Soo becomes a mob fixer and an assassin. Tae-Jin becomes a police detective. When a call brings the ...
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hidden identity, revenge, haunted by the past, murder, escapades, crimes, gang, rivalry, manhunt, track down, police officer, identical twins ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Sword of Gideon (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: mossad, terrorism, state affairs, crimes, danger, heroes, assassination, workplace situations, vengeance, murder, contests and competitions, fighting the system ...
Time: 80s
Place: israel, middle east, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Escape Under Pressure (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A luxury cruise liner is requisitioned by the Greek government in an attempt to give safe passage to national treasures worth millions of pounds. The liner is attacked by an art collector who finds out about the plan. During the hijack the liner ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, heroes, chases and races, escapades, danger, rivalry, race against time, crimes, confined, one man army, obsessive quest, treasure hunt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Loner (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A cop is looking for the killer of his friend.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough law enforcer, vengeance, fighting crime, loss of partner, police detective, crime, law enforcement, crimes, police chase, police officer killed, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
 909
The Alien Girl (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 1990s. Gangster Kiev. A team of four men is assigned to deliver a girl from Prague, nicknamed "The Stranger." As the sister of a recently arrested criminal called Babai, her testimony could damage some important people.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: brutality, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, murder, love, betrayal, kidnapping, witnessing a crime, mafia, violence, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ukraine, russia, czech republic, europe, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 56K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, sentimental, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, rescue, group of criminals, jungle, ransom, mercenary, negotiation, insurance, couple relations, daring rescue, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, london, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.0
 801
The Alternate (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The President of the United States, in the midst of negative public opinion, is kidnapped while attending a charity function. However, this is all part of a plan to boost his ratings, the 'kidnappers' being a CIA black ops team. It seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, undercover, save the day, heroes, rescue, crimes, daring rescue, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 236
Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, all Ray wants is to get back with Lacy, but she's in a stable relationship now with Elliott, a pacifist, and wants nothing to do with him. When she's kidnapped by Ray's former associates, he and Elliott must team ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, daring rescue, confined, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, gays and lesbians, crimes, buddies, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 584
Black November (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A volatile, oil-rich Nigerian community wages war against their corrupt government and a multi-national oil corporation to protect their land from being destroyed by excessive drilling and spills. To seek justice, a rebel organization kidnaps an ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, terrorism, state affairs, confined, political conspiracy, racism, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, danger, crime, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nigeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%