Movies like The Mechanic

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The Mechanic (2011)
 6.5
 159K
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 when he is ordered to take out his mentor and close friend Harry, Bishop is anything but detached.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, tough guy, martial arts, assassin, mentor, boat, deception, revenge, training, vengeance, fistfight, mafia, partners, teaching the ways of the world, loss of friend, crimes, betrayal, car chase, gunfight, arms dealer, cemetery, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia

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Most similar movies to The Mechanic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, realistic and serious films with plots about murder, vengeance, betrayal, chase, violence, revenge and blood mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mechanic: John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), John Wick (2014), Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), Safe (2012), The Accountant (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, tense, bloody, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, tough guy, warrior, bounty hunter, assassin, woman fights a man, dark hero, manhunt, weapons, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
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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, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, tough guy, vigilante, gunfight, dark hero, chase, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crime boss ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, lone hero, chase, tough guy, fight scenes, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, assassin, crimes, murder, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
 110K
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, chase, protector, gunfight, on the run, one man army, organized crime, bodyguard, tough heroes, tough guy, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, north america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: lone hero, accountant, autism, sniper, justice, mathematics, money laundering, organized crime, gunfight, hitman, assassin, criminal ...
Time: year 2010, 20th century, 21st century, 2000s, year 2006 ...
Place: new york, germany, new hampshire, illinois, washington d.c. ...
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Hitman (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hitman, one man army, killer, sniper, fight scenes, cia, assassination, fistfight, interpol, secret identity, crimes, computer game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ussr, russia, st. petersburg russia, nigeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.4
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Killer Elite (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, spy, mentor, rescue, ex military, swat team, tough guy, secret service, mercenary, hostage, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: middle east, london, england, mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 14K
The Mechanic (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a veteran hit man who, owing to his penchant for making his targets' deaths seem like accidents, thinks himself an artist. It's made him very rich, but as he hits middle age, he's so depressed and lonely that he takes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, sniper, assassin, friendship, map, assassination, drug smuggling, gangsters, crimes, teachers and students, apprentice ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Equalizer (2014)
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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: exciting, serious, brutal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, tough heroes, loner, hitman, gunfight, black ops, lone wolves, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: race against time, kidnapping, hostage, home invasion, police corruption, cell phone, psychopath, confined, woman in danger, crimes, rescue, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 299K
The Transporter (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of ...
Style: serious, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, chase, tough guy, one man army, car chase, ex military, tough heroes, fight scenes, one against many, escapades, car, smuggling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, nice france, south of france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany, Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, the perfectionist Jackal proves an elusive target for the men charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI boss and a former IRA terrorist.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Wanted (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crank (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
Style: intense, exciting, semi serious, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, one man army, tough heroes, hitman, dark humor, revenge, lone hero, fistfight, gunfight, race against time, crimes, cocaine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
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Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, tough guy, fistfight, car, delivery, martial arts, heroes, murder, disobey, tough heroes, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, ukraine, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Raid 2 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover ...
Style: stylized, realistic, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1992
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: exciting, tense, brutal, suspense, harsh ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: sahara, grand central station manhattan new york city, morocco, usa, new york ...
⇓ 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, murder, mission, killer, crimes, secret identity, bodyguard, track down, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.0
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Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: investigation, ex military, loner, sniper, lone wolves, murder, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, drifter, frame up, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 593K
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, abduction, lone hero, child abduction, woman in danger, tough heroes, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, north america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 119K
Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Phil Broker is a former DEA agent who has gone through a crisis after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss' son. He is recently widowed and is left with a 9-years-old daughter,Maddy. He decides to ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: protector, father daughter relationship, single father, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, bully, chase, crimes, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 6.6
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Machete (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.
Style: stylized, humorous, exciting, not serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female fighter, tough guy, immigrants, corruption, machismo, sword fight, machete, sniper, vengeance, racial slur, drug lord, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, mexico
⇓ 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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: duel, mafia, small town, gangsters, betrayal, lone wolves, gang war, rivalry, hitman, crimes, gunfight, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1930s, year 1932
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 72K
Hummingbird (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.
Style: exciting, serious, atmospheric, emotional, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, vengeance, redemption, homeless, haunted by the past, crimes, swat team, tough heroes, gangsters, chase, chinese mafia, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, afghanistan, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 87K
Blitz (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, talky, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, police detective, serial killer, police investigation, gay slur, tough law enforcer, murder, law enforcer killer, cop as target, crimes, law enforcement, police brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, save the day, heroes, secret service, conspiracy, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2010s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 90K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, presumed dead, hitman, loss of friend, fbi, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes, crimes, martial arts, special agents, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, vengeance, crimes, aikido, family, against the odds, rivalry, vigilante ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, colombia, west indies, jamaica ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%