Movies like Max Payne

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Max Payne (2008)
 5.4
 122K
Max Payne (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
Style: stylized, bleak, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough, surprise ending, cult film, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, crimes, tough heroes, life is a bitch, noir, revenge, tough law enforcer, violence spree, righting the wronged, murder, assassin, mexican standoff, police, anger, crime, female killer, vengeance, heroes, partners, graphic violence, track down, obsessive quest, urban, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york

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Most similar movies to Max Payne

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, revenge, brutality, gun, violence, gunfight and crimes mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Max Payne: Contraband (2012), The Double (2011), John Wick (2014), Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), Shooter (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 117K
Contraband (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggling, drug lord, gunfight, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, robbery, rivalry, danger, betrayal, wanted ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 29K
The Double (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: double agent, assassination, investigation, special agents, crime, ex law enforcer, crimes, deadly, hunt down, espionage, spy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1988, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, mexico, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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 ⇓
100%
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, assassin, super soldier, danger, crimes, deadly, secret identity, secret agent, murder, track down, assassins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.2
 309K
Shooter (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: intense, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, corruption, one man army, conspiracy, frame up, fbi, false accusation, cover up, sniper rifle, patriotism, swat team, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee, langley virginia, ethiopia, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 85K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: FBI agent Jack Crawford is out for revenge when his partner is killed and all clues point to the mysterious assassin Rogue. But when Rogue turns up years later to take care of some unfinished business, he triggers a violent clash of rival gangs. ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, martial arts, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Punisher: War Zone (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Waging his one-man war on the world of organized crime, ruthless vigilante-hero Frank Castle sets his sights on overeager mob boss Billy Russoti. After Russoti is left horribly disfigured by Castle, he sets out for vengeance under his new alias: ...
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, dark hero, tough guy, superhero, tough heroes, vigilantism, vanity, vengeance, vigilante, crimes, escapades, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 59K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 45K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, cocaine, vigilantism, organized crime, fighting crime, tough heroes, crime, danger, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 76K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, politics, election, political corruption, crimes, crime, uncover truth, conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: siege, police corruption, violence, survival, police station, danger, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal, unlikely partners, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.1
 17K
The Corruptor (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Danny is a young cop partnered with Nick, a seasoned but ethically tainted veteran. As the two try to stop a gang war in Chinatown, Danny relies on Nick but grows increasingly uncomfortable with the way Nick gets things done.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chinatown, chase, murder, gangsters, partners, law enforcement, police, triad, gang war, crime, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, hong kong, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.2
 5K
Recoil (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vengeance, rivalry, crimes, tough heroes, gangsters, murder, gangster, organized crime, death of wife, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, year 2009, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 100K
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: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police investigation, veteran, police officer, ex convict, millionaire, policewoman, vengeance, revenge, corruption, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 27K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1983, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, stylized, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, distopia, heroes, murder, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, rivalry, escapades, life is a bitch, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Switzerland
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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, violence, crimes, partners, danger, vigilantism, deadly, rivalry, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
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We Own the Night (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hitmen.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organized crime, car chase, law enforcement, heroin, gangsters, nightclub, crime, crimes, mafia, siblings relations, parents and children, party ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, karate, assassination, chases and races, partners, vengeance, kickboxing, crimes, sniper, anti heroes, fight, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bucharest, ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 9K
Until Death (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Van Damme plays a dirty cop who is hooked on heroin, and everyone dislikes him. Because of an accident he is put into a coma, and comes out of it a better person. He wakes up wanting to put things right.
Style: serious, rough, suspense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, police, brutality, violence, heroin, coma, redemption, pregnancy, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.2
 33K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, murder, ritual, gangsters, vengeance, crime, lone wolves, rivalry, criminal heroes, deadly, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, kidnapping, child in peril, crime, daring rescue, crimes, missing child, father son relationship, organized crime, tough guy, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 73K
Shaft (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: New York police detective John Shaft arrests Walter Wade Jr. for a racially motivated slaying. But the only eyewitness disappears, and Wade jumps bail for Switzerland. Two years later Wade returns to face trial, confident his money and influence ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug lord, private detective, violence, police brutality, police officer, gunfight, corruption, crime, crimes, police investigation, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, switzerland, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slavery, sex slave, human trafficking, martial arts, gangsters, crimes, tough law enforcer, crime, rivalry, police investigation, master criminal, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, asia, usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Out for Justice (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, chase, martial arts, car chase, psychopath, police investigation, brooklyn new york city, aikido, vengeance, crime, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.5
 292
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, police officer, renegade, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.0
 29K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, deadly, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%