Movies like Nikita 1990

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Nikita (1990)
 7.4
 61K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, secret identity, impossible love, hitman, double life, training, working undercover, mentor, gunfight, female killer, heroine, deadly, government agency, romance, against the rules, starting over, teaching the ways of the world, love and romance, arrest, assassination, death sentence, robbery, young woman, french, special unit ...
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, exciting and realistic films with plots about chase, murder, violence, revenge, gunfight, brutality and death mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Nikita: Leon: The Professional (1994), Point of No Return (1993), From Paris with Love (2010), 3 Days to Kill (2014), Killer Elite (2011). 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, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, sniper, friendship, neighbor, mentor, partners, loneliness, loner, killings, young heroes, lone wolves, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: serious, suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lethal injection, hitman, assassin, murder, martial arts, assassination, espionage, female killer, death penalty, crime, crimes, deadly ...
Time: future
Place: california, europe, usa, venice, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: rough, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, undercover, hotshot hero, partners, danger, french, cia, chase, ambassador, pimp, explosive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, pakistan, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, secret service, parents and children, danger, terminal illness, family relations, race against time, cia agent, chases and races, undercover, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, spy, mentor, rescue, secret service, hostage, secret society, violence, desert, assassination, mercenary, car chase ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, mexico, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
 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, cia, spy, danger, rivalry, ira, boat chase, boat, repayment, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, north africa, new england, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, assassination attempt, prison, assassination, car chase, vengeance, chase, intelligence, wife husband relationship, on the run, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 6.0
 158K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, murder, on the run, revenge, framed for murder, kidnapping, chase, protagonist as suspect, parent child relationship, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, europe, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ⇓
25%
 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, mafia, car chase, arms dealer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, chicago illinois, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, martial arts, gangsters, violence, warrior, prison, organized crime, gunfight, police, outnumbered, fight, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: serious, rough, 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 ⇓
24%
 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: hitman, dangerous attraction, drug lord, revenge, brutality, loss of loved one, assassination attempt, guitar, explosion, bartender, ambush, gunslinger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, bomb, undercover cop, violence, betrayal, parkour, race against time, escapades, heroic mission, social problems, brother sister relationship ...
Time: future, year 2010, near future, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 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, teens
Plot: female assassin, vigilantism, vengeance, latinos, hitman, innocence lost, obsessive quest, uncle, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992
Place: colombia, usa, chicago illinois, latin america, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, italy, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 3.9
 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, rough, awful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, train explosion, one man army, race against time, rescue, terrorism, undercover, government agency, adventure, hostages, runaway train, secret agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, futuristic, serious, surreal, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhuman powers, intelligence, supernatural ability, supernatural, imaginary, escapades, tough girl, telepathy, mind control, betrayal, transformation, super computer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: taiwan, paris france, rome italy, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, drugs/alcohol, agent, retired, save the day, tough heroes, danger, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%
 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, kidnapping ...
Time: near future, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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, stuntman, federal agent, witness protection, police, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An FBI free-lancer stashes a stolen Las Vegas-crime tape in a high-tech car stolen by someone else.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, revenge, fbi, assassin, robbery, gun, violence, murder, car, shotgun, mixed martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, dual role, tattoo, gunfight, fistfight, helicopter, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: stylized, rough, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, revenge, sunglasses, one man army, sniper, on the run, uzi, drug lord, chinatown, funeral, police raid ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: europe, france, germany, poland, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, cia, sniper rifle, rescue, hidden camera, mexican standoff, competition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: caribbean, usa, detroit, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.7
 36K
Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, martial arts, violence, ghetto, parkour, hand to hand combat, undercover, race against time, mayor, gang, crime, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: new orleans, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, prison, murder, escape, investigation, crime, master criminal, vengeance, special agents, tough law enforcer, cons and scams, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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