Movies like The Equalizer

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The Equalizer
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 ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Style: suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense, brutal, stylized, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, corruption, lone hero, crime, gunfight, gory, righting the wronged, brutality, blood, weapons, organized crime, justice, cia, fighting crime, vigilantism, violence, hitman, assassin, vengeance, revenge, surveillance, russian, chase, torture, gangster ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, russia, moscow russia
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John Wick: Chapter Two
Action, Crime, Thriller
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122 min.
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The Raid 2
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Indonesia, USA
150 min.
 8.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, realistic, suspenseful and serious films with plots about violence, murder, revenge, chase, dialogue, mentor and gunfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Equalizer: John Wick (2014), Man on Fire (2004), The November Man (2014), John Wick: Chapter Two (2017), Safe House (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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John Wick
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.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Man on Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, tragic ending, suspense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Place: mexico, latin america
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The November Man
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, russia, usa, moscow russia, montenegro ...
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Country: USA, Hong Kong
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, bloody, intense, stylized, brutal ...
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The Equalizer 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, surprise ending
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Safe House
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Japan, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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Safe
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Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
 7.8
 526K
Taken
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Condemned
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 6.5
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The Punisher
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When undercover FBI agent Frank Castle's wife and son are slaughtered, he becomes 'the Punisher' -- a ruthless vigilante willing to go to any length to avenge his family.
Style: stylized, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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    User:   41%
 
Out for Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, bloody ...
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Machete
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, not serious, humorous, bloody, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gory, vengeance, parody, betrayal, corruption, immigrants, violence, blood, vigilante, revenge, assassin, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: texas, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London, it gives detective Max Lewinsky one last chance to take down the man he's always been after.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, police corruption, conspiracy, chase, police, british, murder, robbery, redemption, master criminal, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, iceland
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System:   34%
    User:   35%
 
 6.6
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Black Rain
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two New York cops get involved in a gang war between members of the Yakuza, the Japanese Mafia. They arrest one of their killers and are ordered to escort him back to Japan. In Japan, however, he manages to escape. As they try to track him down, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police investigation, culture clash, chase, organized crime, violence, mafia, gangster, police, motorcycle, neo noir, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   37%
 
 6.7
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Gangster Squad
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1930s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   34%
    User:   34%
 
 6.4
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The Gauntlet
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Phoenix cop Ben Shockley is well on his way to becoming a derelict when he is assigned to transport a witness named Gus Mally from Vegas. Mally turns out to be a belligerent prostitute with mob ties and incriminating information regarding a ...
Style: exciting, road movie, serious, rough, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: las vegas, usa, san francisco, phoenix arizona, arizona
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System:   34%
    User:   33%
 
 6.3
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Assassins
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, chase, assassin, rivalry, gunfight, surveillance, revenge, violence, assassins, brutality, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, seattle washington ...
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System:   34%
    User:   29%
 

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