Movies like Once Upon a Time in Mexico

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
 6.4
 157K
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.
Style: stylized, exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, epic, enigmatic, surreal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, drug lord, hitman, small town, cia, vengeance, dark hero, corruption, deadly weapon, gangsters, gangster, murder, musician, president, political corruption, one last job, gunfight, cia agent, crimes, heroes, crime, capture, vigilantism, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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Most similar movies to Once Upon a Time in Mexico

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, rough, realistic and serious films with plots about gun, revenge, violence, crimes, shot in the chest, betrayal and chase mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Once Upon a Time in Mexico: Desperado (1995), Machete (2010), Sin City (2005), El Mariachi (1992), John Wick (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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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, dark hero, musician, revenge, drug lord, dangerous attraction, fall in love, loss of loved one, one against many, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
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83%
 6.6
 193K
Machete (2010)
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, humorous, exciting, not serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female fighter, immigrants, corruption, sword fight, machismo, machete, vengeance, tough guy, sniper, racial slur, drug lord, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 748K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, crimes, justice, vengeance, distopia, social decay, anti hero, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2000s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 65K
El Mariachi (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 81 min.
Story: El Mariachi just wants to play his guitar and carry on the family tradition. Unfortunately, the town he tries to find work in has another visitor...a killer who carries his guns in a guitar case. The drug lord and his henchmen mistake El Mariachi ...
Style: cult film, stylized, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, gangsters, hitman, small town, henchman, anti heroes, danger, heroes, on the run, anti hero, musician, drug lord ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.4
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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, tough guy, vigilante, dark hero, gunfight, revenge, criminal's revenge, crime boss, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug trade, chase, rescue, betrayal, faked death, on the run, vengeance, crimes, drug dealing, crime, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, mexico, usa, latin america, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, on the run, attempted murder, chinatown, police raid, revenge, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, los angeles, hong kong, asia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 46K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, vengeance, crimes, drug cartel, tough law enforcer, graphic violence, police officer, cocaine, machismo, vigilantism, organized crime, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, los angeles, latin america, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, murder, priest, friendship, crimes, revenge, vigilante, murderous pair, criminal heroes, deadly, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 50s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, massachusetts, new york
⇓ 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, assassin, super soldier, danger, deadly, killer, assassins, murder, crimes, secret identity, secret agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 240K
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, vengeance, tough heroes, dark humor, hitman, revenge, lone hero, fistfight, gunfight, gory, race against time, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 164K
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, fight scenes, fist fighting, interpol, secret identity, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, europe, ussr, soviet union, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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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, on the run, fist fighting, mafia, organized crime, bodyguard, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 104K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, police investigation, police officer, ex convict, millionaire, policewoman, revenge, corruption, crimes, crime, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boondock Saints (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.
Style: neo noir, exciting, suspense, twists and turns, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, irish, mafia, crimes, shooting, siblings relations, mob boss, fbi, corpse, revenge, crime, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
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Machete Kills (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ex-Federale agent Machete is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to ...
Style: absurd, stylized, parody, not serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: machete, mercenary, lone hero, gory, heroic mission, machismo, hotshot hero, save the world, deadly, tough heroes, anti heroes, space travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, texas, washington d.c., san antonio texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, distopia, heroes, murder, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, life is a bitch, escapades, rivalry, anti heroes, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 80K
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, assassination, competition, rescue, police chase, criminal heroes, danger, foe turned friend, uninhibited rivalry, crimes, chase ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, west indies, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 7.2
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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, hitman, heroes, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, corruption, heroes, vengeance, lawyer, mercenary, ex convict, partners, crimes, danger, vigilantism, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.0
 118K
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, fight, one man army, gunfight, police corruption, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 155K
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, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, assassin, mentor, tough guy, boat, deception, revenge, training, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, violence spree, chases and races, murder, corruption, mob hit, gangster, mob boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Urban Justice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Seagal plays a man with a dark and violent past, who seeks revenge for the murder of his son.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, gangsters, martial arts, danger, car chase, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 118K
Parker (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, crimes, betrayal, tough heroes, fight scenes, romancing a criminal, cons and scams, jewel robbery, thief, money ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa, miami, new orleans, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 88K
War (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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: serious, rough, 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, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 6K
Shining Moon (1975)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Locken is one of the principle members of a group of freelance spies. A significant portion of their work is for the C.I.A. and while on a case for them one of his friends turns on him and shoots him in the elbow and knee. His assignment, to ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, hitman, chase, vengeance, danger, government agency, state affairs, deadly, manhunt, secret agents, conspiracy, spy ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Black Moon Rising (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, heist, car chase, fbi, murder, revenge, investigation, crime, crimes, on the run, crime gone awry, danger ...
Time: 80s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, karate, crimes, sniper, assassination, fight, crime boss, chases and races, partners, kickboxing, anti heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: bucharest, ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Thailand
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: rough, suspenseful, intense, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, betrayal, danger, crimes, redemption, criminal heroes, mafia, lone wolves, gunshot, assassin, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%