Movies like Nikita 1990

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Nikita (1990)
 7.4
 62K
Nikita (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A beautiful felon, sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a policeman, is given a second chance - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, exciting, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, undercover, hitman, impossible love, double life, training, secret identity, mentor, heroine, working undercover, gunfight, spy, sniper, neo noir, mission, secret agent, arrest, deception, surveillance, hostage, anti heroine, vengeance, crime, young woman, love and romance ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france

Most similar movies to Nikita

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious and realistic films with plots about revenge, gunfight, chase, violence, murder, death and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Nikita: Leon: The Professional (1994), Point of No Return (1993), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), Lucy (2014), Sanctuary (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
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, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, sniper, friendship, mentor, loner, killings, neighbor, mafia, lone wolves, partners, crimes, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Point of No Return (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Hardened criminal Maggie Hayward's consistent violence, even in police custody, ends in the execution chamber. However, top-secret US government agent 'Bob' arranges a staged death, so Maggie can be elaborately trained as a phantom ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lethal injection, hitman, assassin, murder, martial arts, espionage, female killer, assassination, crimes, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, addiction ...
Time: future
Place: california, europe, venice, usa, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, female killer, amnesia, secret service, chase, presumed dead, cia, double life, single mother, female protagonist, rogue agent, hitman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, pennsylvania, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 397K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: exciting, futuristic, surreal, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, mind control, supernatural, tough girl, escapades, imaginary, telepathy, betrayal, transformation, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, rome italy, paris france, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 5.0
 571
Sanctuary (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realizes how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: church, undercover, redemption, assassination, espionage, chases and races, hopes, rebellion, clergy, deadly, heroes, government agency ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: pentagon, washington d.c., italy, chicago illinois, toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: James Reese has a good job as an ambassador's aid in France, but his real passion is a side gig, working in a minor role in the CIA. He would love to be a full-fledged agent and can't believe his luck when he lands an assignment with ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, exciting, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, undercover, partners, danger, hotshot hero, chase, spy, heroic mission, cia, deadly, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Professional (1981)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, assassination attempt, prison, assassination, tough heroes, fighting the system, government agency, chases and races, against the rules, on the run, secret agent, assassination of president ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 81K
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, secret service, hitman, terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, danger, cia, one last job, race against time, undercover, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, langley virginia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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915
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1703
 6.9
 93K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, secret agents, government agency, master criminal, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 8K
Shiri (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries.Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P., South Korea's secret intelligence ...
Style: exciting, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, female killer, bomb, agent, espionage, state affairs, heroic mission, political conspiracy, mole, ultimatum, undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 117K
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, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, mercenary, violence, ex military, desert, secret society, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, tense, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, danger, save the day, agent, heroes, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 535K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, dark hero, rescue, young woman, danger, daring rescue, human trafficking, car chase, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, femme fatale, undercover, terrorism, espionage, martial arts, cia, microchip, terrorist, special agents, crimes, working undercover ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Replacement Killers (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, chase, police detective, revenge, on the run, attempted murder, one man army, police raid, crime, criminal's revenge, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 140K
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 ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, boat, deception, mafia, partners, teaching the ways of the world, mentor, revenge, betrayal, car chase, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 163K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain, UK, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, murder, on the run, kidnapping, revenge, framed for murder, chase, uncover truth, family relations, protagonist as suspect, confined, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, europe, usa, california, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.4
 5K
Kite (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the groundbreaking, cult classic anime, KITE tells the story of Sawa, a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa's mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: violence, vengeance, drugs/alcohol, young heroes, vigilantism, girls with guns, tough girl, haunted by the past, betrayal, organized crime, female killer, mentor ...
Time: near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 103K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, warrior, martial arts, organized crime, gunfight, police corruption, violence, gangsters, mob boss, death, gang war, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 72K
Assassins (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Assassin Robert Rath arrives at a funeral to kill a prominent mobster, only to witness a rival hired gun complete the job for him -- with grisly results. Horrified by the murder of innocent bystanders, Rath decides to take one last job and then ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, assassination, hitman, competition, cia, police chase, rescue, criminal heroes, danger, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 78K
Haywire (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Mallory Kane is a highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, fist fighting, manhunt, chases and races, danger, rivalry, dishonesty, rescue, secret agent, one man army, hitman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crime, redemption, master criminal, working undercover, vengeance, special agents, deadly, loss of partner ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Raid: Redemption (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Indonesia, France, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, fist fighting, martial arts, survival, swat team, death, warrior, rivalry, sniper, high rise, violence spree, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 4.3
 289
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, undercover, assassination attempt, timebomb, plastic surgery, fbi, blood, gunfight, helicopter, fistfight, machine gun ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 422K
John Wick (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, one man army, gangsters, dark hero, criminal's revenge, righteous rage, russian mafia, violence spree, crimes, widower, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 62K
District B13 (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, bomb, violence, undercover cop, betrayal, race against time, parkour, escapades, heroic mission, social problems, brother sister relationship ...
Time: future, near future, year 2010, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.2
 158K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, hitman, drug lord, loss of loved one, revenge, brutality, tragic hero, musician, dark hero, lone hero, crime, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.0
 7K
Derailed (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: NATO operative Jacques Kristoff (Jean-Claude Van Damme) is summoned into action—on his birthday, no less—to track down Galina Konstantin (Laura Harring), who has stolen an extremely valuable and dangerous top-secret container from the Slovakian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, awful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, one man army, race against time, terrorism, rescue, train explosion, heroic mission, tough heroes, save the day, runaway train, chases and races, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 33K
The Tournament (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Every ten or seven years in an unsuspecting town, The Tournament takes place. A battle royale between 30 of the world's deadliest assassins. The last man standing receiving the $10,000,000 cash prize and the title of Worlds No 1, which itself ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, hitman, tournament, competition, confession, martial arts, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, violence spree, mortal combat, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Numbers Station (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When the moral values of a longtime wetwork black ops agent is tested during his last operation, he receives an unfavorable psych evaluation. Now he is given a break and a seemingly uncomplicated assignment of simply protecting the security of a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, survival, escapades, secret agents, danger, woman in danger, uncover truth, confined, desert, undercover, law enforcement, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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