Movies like Safe House

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Safe House (2012)
 6.7
 211K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
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 dead.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, rough, intense, suspense, tense, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, espionage, gunfight, on the run, secret agents, mercenary, cia agent, corruption, betrayal, danger, who to trust, fistfight, martial arts, consulate, conspiracy, interrogation, rogue agent, off the grid, secret service, mi6, protector, crimes, microchip, partners, officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa, paris france, langley virginia

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Most similar movies to Safe House

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about murder, gunfight, gun, violence, revenge, assassin and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Safe House: Jason Bourne (2016), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Equalizer (2014), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 213K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, tough guy, spy, rogue agent, black ops, espionage, cia, amnesia, rescue, assassination, danger ...
Time: 1990s, year 2016, 90s, 21st century, 2000s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, united kingdom, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: political thriller, intense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, secret agents, escape, tough heroes, on the run, black ops, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, switzerland, europe, france, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 343K
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, loner, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, corruption, danger, escapades, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, langley virginia, europe, london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, chase, cia, spy, intelligence agency, tough guy, off the grid, on the run, government conspiracy, secret agents, manhunt, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, manila philippines, the philippines, virginia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, danger, save the day, heroes, secret service, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 201K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, undercover, corruption, bank robbery, cia, working undercover, organized crime, foe turned friend, betrayal, investigation, hidden identity, undercover agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.1
 217K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, government agency, espionage, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, cia agent, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, baghdad iraq ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 300K
Salt (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, cia, espionage, female spy, spy, double agent, strong female lead, female assassin, secret service, cia agent, agent as target, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, soviet union, ussr, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 295K
RED (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, chase, fbi, female spy, spy, mercenary, secret service, swat team, on the run, gunfight, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, new york, new orleans, kansas city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, spy, secret agents, on the run, uncover truth, tough heroes, fighting the system, one against many, tough guy, agent as target, conspiracy, manhunt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, italy, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 85K
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: serious, rough, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one woman army, mercenary, spies, fist fighting, betrayal, chases and races, rivalry, danger, hitman, one man army, manhunt, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., barcelona, usa, ireland, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 126K
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, secret agents, mentor, rescue, swat team, spy, secret service, ex military, hostage, conspiracy, uninhibited rivalry, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: london, middle east, england, europe, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: tense, clever, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, intelligence, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, privacy, espionage, secret hideout, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 163K
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, st. petersburg russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.8
 40K
The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, undercover, danger, hand to hand combat, chase, interpol, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2014, year 2006
Place: europe, london, africa, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Paris with Love (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
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: semi serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, spy, partners, embassy, danger, cia, hotshot hero, chase, heroic mission, one man army, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 29K
The Art of War (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When ruthless terrorists threaten to bring down the United Nations, they frame the one man they believe can stop them: an international security expert named Shaw. Now he must run from his own allies and become a solitary force for good, as he tries ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, murder, conspiracy, frame up, heroes, translator, espionage, political conspiracy, crimes, deadly, gunfight, un ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: china, new york, usa, hong kong, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, government, female assassin, life turned upside down, crimes, danger, family in danger, heroes, police chase, government agent, unlikely hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
 72K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, top secret, black ops, secret agents, martial arts, terrorist, cia, political corruption, computer cracker, danger, machismo, gunfight ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: indonesia, southeast asia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 30K
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, rough, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia, assassin, on the run, family relations, assassination, agent as target, life turned upside down, lone hero, hand to hand combat, martial arts, secret agents, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, usa, brussels, brussels belgium, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, espionage, mission, chase, undercover, spy, secret service, double agent, betrayal, embassy, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: prague, paris france, united kingdom, virginia, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 131K
The Recruit (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A brilliant CIA trainee must prove his worth at the Farm, the agency's secret training grounds, where he learns to watch his back and trust no one.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, spy, basic training, double agent, surveillance, recruit, espionage, betrayal, hotshot hero, undercover, rookie, cat and mouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, washington d.c., usa, langley virginia, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.3
 61K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
Plot: memory, brutality, prisoner, terrorism, mission, undercover, manhunt, convict, cia, cia agent, espionage, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, west virginia, delaware, big ben london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 335K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
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: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, bodyguard, vigilantism, child abduction, justice, mercenary, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 163K
RED 2 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada, Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Retired C.I.A. agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device.
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, cia agent, hitman, mercenary, espionage, spy, agent, secret service, exploding airplane, nuclear, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, england, usa, paris france, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 592K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, casino, poker, chase, spy, british secret service, 007, secret service, heroic mission, cia, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, london, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 56K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, religion, islam, faith, traitor, bomb, prison, working undercover, undercover, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: sudan, london, nova scotia, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 106K
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: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, hitman, family in danger, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, exciting, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, survival, woman in danger, danger, assassination, twists & turns, vengeance, adaptation, betrayal, plot twist, happy ending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, usa, nevada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%