Movies like Nikita 1990

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Nikita (1990)
 7.4
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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: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret identity, impossible love, undercover, hitman, double life, training, working undercover, mentor, gunfight, female killer, heroine, deadly, fall in love, government agency, against the rules, starting over, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, death sentence, robbery, young woman, romance, arrest, assassination, french ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: france, europe, paris france

Most similar movies to Nikita

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about murder, violence, chase, death, gunfight, hitman and explosion mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Nikita: Leon: The Professional (1994), Point of No Return (1993), The Mechanic (2011), 3 Days to Kill (2014), Killer Elite (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, neighbor, mentor, partners, loner, young heroes, loneliness, sniper, lone wolves, mafia, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 45K
Nikita (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, female killer, danger, female spy, secret government organization, assassination, chases and races, betrayal, working undercover, crimes, mole, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lethal injection, assassin, murder, martial arts, assassination, espionage, female killer, death penalty, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: california, europe, usa, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 137K
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: twists and turns, exciting, tense, clever, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, deception, teaching the ways of the world, boat, mentor, partners, revenge, betrayal, loss of friend, mafia, car chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, colombia, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 79K
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, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, hitman, terminal illness, parents and children, danger, family relations, secret service, chases and races, family reunited, race against time, cia agent, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 115K
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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, rescue, secret service, mentor, hostage, secret society, violence, chase, desert, assassination, ex military ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, london, middle east, mexico, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: twists and turns, semi serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, hotshot hero, undercover, partners, danger, unlikely partners, spy, tough heroes, french, chases and races, cia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, pakistan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 91K
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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, assassin, rivalry, cia, spy, danger, ira, boat chase, boat, repayment, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, north africa, new england, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 7K
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: stylized, realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, bomb, agent, espionage, female killer, secret agents, suspect, race against time, save the day, political conspiracy, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, south korea, north korea, asia, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Eiger Sanction (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassin, hitman, assassination, rivalry, vengeance, adventure, secret agents, heroic mission, crimes, danger, mountain climbing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, alps, germany, switzerland, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, exciting, intense, romantic, witty ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night
Plot: secret identity, hitman, battle of the sexes, spy, secret service, cia, marriage, love and romance, chases and races, assassination attempt, secret agents, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, french riviera, atlanta georgia, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Foreigner (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, package, van, assassin, chase, good versus evil, anti heroes, government agency, adventure, secret agents, witnessing a crime, assassination attempt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, germany, poland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, young heroes, girls with guns, vigilantism, tough girl, female killer, haunted by the past, betrayal, organized crime, woman kills a man ...
Time: near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 556
Sanctuary (1998)
Genre: Action
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: church, assassination, espionage, redemption, undercover, crimes, danger, deadly, crime, rivalry, clergy, government agency ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, italy, chicago illinois, washington d.c., toronto ontario canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.2
 154K
Desperado (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.
Style: stylized, dark humor, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, hitman, drug lord, loss of loved one, revenge, fighting crime, brutality, assassination attempt, explosion, bartender, guitar, ambush ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 100K
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: realistic, stylized, epic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, gangsters, warrior, martial arts, violence, one man army, rivalry, prison, organized crime, gunfight, police, outnumbered ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.3
 398K
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: stylized, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, one man army, vengeance, criminal's revenge, gangsters, crimes, revenge, assassin, violence, dog, righteous rage, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, microchip, cia, terrorist, espionage, terrorism, kidnapping, undercover, femme fatale, strong sexual content, government agency, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 85K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
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, stylized, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, female assassin, vengeance, latinos, hitman, innocence lost, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, uncle, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, exciting, realistic, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, car chase, assassination attempt, prison, assassination, manhunt, vengeance, chase, intelligence, wife husband relationship, on the run, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, woman in danger, survival, danger, deadly, escapades, government agency, uncover truth, espionage, confined, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, nevada, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.7
 15K
F/X (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A movies special effects man is hired by a government agency to help stage the assassination of a well known gangster. When the agency double cross him, he uses his special effects to trap the gangster and the corrupt agents.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, car chase, assassin, chase, manhunt, murder, gunfight, federal agent, stuntman, witness protection, police, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ 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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, chase, contests and competitions, hitman, assassin, martial arts, vengeance, prize, tournament, explosion, fistfight, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 385K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Taiwan, Germany
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, serious, futuristic, surreal, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, supernatural ability, intelligence, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, betrayal, tough girl, telepathy, immortality, rivalry, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, berlin germany, rome italy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 285
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plastic surgery, blood, machine gun, fbi, timebomb, tattoo, dual role, gunfight, helicopter, fistfight, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 70K
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, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, chase, cat, silencer, rescue, sniper rifle, cia, hidden camera, mexican standoff, police chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: caribbean, usa, detroit, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Contract Killers (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A CIA assassin attempts to break out of the contract killing business to try to lead a normal life. But when "the system" tracks her down and frames her for the death of her husband, she embarks on a path of revenge that leads her back ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, manhunt, vengeance, frame up, hitman, chases and races, dishonesty, undercover, secret agents, assassination, assassination attempt, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: langley virginia, west indies
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 26K
Erased (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Belgium, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A former agent of the CIA and his estranged daughter go on the run after his employers target them for assassination.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, assassination, on the run, cia agent, secret agents, secret, daughter, cover-up, life turned upside down, chases and races, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, new jersey, brussels belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, murder, betrayal, assassination, video surveillance, boat chase, crisis of conscience, apprentice, gun, foot chase, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 61K
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: futuristic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, bomb, undercover cop, violence, betrayal, hand to hand combat, ghetto, parkour, master criminal, race against time, undercover ...
Time: future, year 2010, near future, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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