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The Mechanic (2011)
 6.6
 153K
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, mentor, assassin, boat, deception, revenge, training, martial arts, vengeance, tough guy, hand to hand combat, mafia, partners, teaching the ways of the world, loss of friend, crimes, danger, deadly, betrayal, car chase, gunfight, arms dealer ...
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, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about revenge, violence, vengeance, shot in the chest, murder, chase and gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mechanic: John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter Two (2017), Safe (2012), Mechanic: Resurrection (2016), The Accountant (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, lone hero, vigilante, dark hero, tough guy, criminal's revenge, gunfight, revenge, gangsters, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
John Wick: Chapter Two (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, neo noir, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, warrior, hand to hand combat, dark hero, gun, tough guy, bounty hunter, bandit, assassin, organized crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
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100%
 6.5
 105K
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, fist fighting, on the run, mafia, organized crime, mentor, code ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, criminal's revenge, chase, lone hero, lone wolves, crimes, murder, fight scenes, assassin, assassination, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, thailand, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.3
 267K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, autism, sniper, accountant, gunfight, organized crime, justice, mathematics, money laundering, hitman, federal agent, criminal ...
Time: 2000s, 20th century, 2010s, 21st century, year 2010 ...
Place: new york, new hampshire, washington d.c., germany, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.4
 125K
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, mentor, rescue, swat team, spy, ex military, hostage, conspiracy, uninhibited rivalry, danger, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 162K
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, danger, cia, assassination, fist fighting, fight scenes, interpol, computer game, secret identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, soviet union, ussr, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 13K
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, assassin, friendship, lock pick, map, lone hero, assassination, drug smuggling, gangsters, crimes, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: naples italy, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, killings, dark hero, loner, lone wolves, murder, protector ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 364K
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
Plot: superhuman powers, mentor, femme fatale, supernatural, strong female lead, revenge, life turned upside down, gunfight, hitman, good versus evil, secret movement, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 111K
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, tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: protector, single father, father daughter relationship, ex law enforcer, tough heroes, crime, mentor, crimes, single parent, drug dealer, martial arts, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, 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, super soldier, assassin, danger, deadly, assassins, killer, murder, crimes, secret identity, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fist fighting, martial arts, warrior, organized crime, gangsters, undercover, hand to hand combat, violence, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 108K
The Jackal (1997)
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
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, ira, kgb, chase, vengeance, fbi, trap, cold war, gangsters, hidden identity, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: montreal, russia, virginia, moscow russia, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
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: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, vengeance, tough guy, murder, shooting, danger, crimes, assassin, martial arts, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: sahara, grand central station manhattan new york city, morocco, manhattan new york city, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 95K
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: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, psychopath, violence, telephone call, cell phone, confined, woman in danger, rescue, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 288K
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, one man army, chase, tough guy, car chase, chases and races, tough heroes, ex military, smuggling, one against many, fight scenes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, europe, french riviera, provence, riviera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 159K
Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Ukraine, 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, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car chase, delivery, martial arts, heroes, fistfight, murder, disobey, tough guy, mercenary, fist fighting, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, budapest hungary, ukraine, budapest
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.6
 52K
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, crime, casino, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 237K
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: one man army, tough heroes, vengeance, dark humor, hitman, revenge, lone hero, fistfight, gunfight, gory, race against time, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, mercenary, lawyer, ex convict, violence, crimes, partners, vigilantism, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, danger, save the day, heroes, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 7.8
 571K
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, woman in danger, human trafficking, tough heroes, danger, car chase, child abduction, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 194K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, danger, race against time, chases and races, virus, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, usa, florida, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.2
 174K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, musician, revenge, dark hero, drug lord, loss of loved one, fall in love, dangerous attraction, one against many, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 341K
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, loner, violence, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 5.8
 40K
The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, undercover, danger, hand to hand combat, chase, interpol, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2006
Place: europe, london, africa, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.2
 87K
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, crimes, crime, martial arts, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%