Movies like Alex Cross

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Alex Cross (2012)
 5.1
 30K
Alex Cross
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic, exciting, twist ending, suspense, sexy, awful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, crime, serial killer, vengeance, revenge, torture, chase, kidnapping, drugs/alcohol, track down, assassin, violence, assassination, police investigation, betrayal, psychopath, adaptation, fight scenes, dialogue, chases and races, violent, crimes, fbi, lone hero, ex military ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new orleans, indonesia

Most similar movies to Alex Cross

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about murder, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, chase, vengeance and revenge mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Alex Cross: Blitz (2011), Striking Distance (1993), Jack Reacher (2012), The Dead Pool (1988), Cleaner (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.2
 75K
Blitz
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, talky, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, revenge, cop as target, law enforcer killer, murder, tough law enforcer, vigilante, fight scenes, crimes, law enforcement, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Striking Distance
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, chase, murder, car chase, boat, police corruption, investigation, police, murder mystery, lake or river, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, san francisco, philadelphia, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   65%
 
 7.0
 273K
Jack Reacher
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: clever, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, crime, conspiracy, murder, vigilantism, lawyer, police, police investigation, car chase, vigilante, sniper, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   66%
 
 6.3
 35K
The Dead Pool
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, murder, police investigation, violence, police, car chase, chase, vengeance, vigilantism, tough law enforcer, urban ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   54%
 
 6.1
 35K
Cleaner
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, police corruption, murder, police investigation, father daughter relationship, protagonist as suspect, single father, murder mystery, corruption, conspiracy, secrets, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   66%
 
 5.6
 25K
12 Rounds
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When New Orleans cop Danny Fisher prevents a brilliant thief from successfully carrying out his latest heist, the thief's girlfriend is accidentally killed. Hungry for revenge, the criminal mastermind breaks out of prison and kidnaps ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, vengeance, car chase, family, revenge, fbi, criminal's revenge, tough law enforcer, chase, mind game, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   57%
 
 5.7
 15K
Death Warrant
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his life and make himself respected in that violent world. At ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, martial arts, murder, police investigation, investigation, undercover cop, kung fu, violence, fight scenes, conspiracy, master criminal, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   61%
 
 6.4
 14K
Nighthawks
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An international terrorist has New York in a grip of panic and it's up to Det. Sgt. Deke DaSilva to take him down.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, police investigation, crime, undercover cop, violence, police, murder, hostage, chase, hostages, surveillance, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, los angeles, london, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   66%
 
 6.5
 109K
Contraband
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, heist, revenge, car chase, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, crimes, chase, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 136K
Vantage Point
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, terrorism, secret service, chase, president, betrayal, conspiracy, car chase, murder, kidnapping, head of state, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   49%
 
 5.7
 54K
Sabotage
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gory, brutality, crime, vengeance, police investigation, violence, car chase, revenge, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, california, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   52%
 
 5.4
 115K
Max Payne
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a DEA agent whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless ...
Style: stylized, rough, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, assassin, murder, revenge, betrayal, video game, computer game, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, brutality, violence, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   51%
 
 5.6
 23K
Fire with Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, crime, vengeance, vigilante, car chase, chases and races, revenge, crimes, assassination, danger, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   54%
 
 5.9
 26K
The Double
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, investigation, crime, espionage, assassin, spy, chase, cia, murder, car chase, betrayal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, mexico, paris france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   64%
 
 6.0
 14K
The Presidio
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force ...
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime, murder, investigation, military, chase, father daughter relationship, car chase, conspiracy, police, strong sexual content, reluctant partners, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   56%
 
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostage, crime, chase, heist, race against time, car chase, murder, hijacking, urban, save the day, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   54%
 
 6.4
 11K
Switchback
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns, missing person, crime, chase, treasure hunt, police investigation, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   48%
 
 6.3
 79K
War
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: stylized, serious, rough, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, revenge, chase, crime, hitman, fbi, assassin, betrayal, assassination, car chase, kung fu ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   50%
 
 6.1
 41K
A Man Apart
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, suspense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, revenge, violence, justice, brutality, drugs, corruption, murder, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, california, latin america, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 25K
Above the Law
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, police investigation, torture, cia, vengeance, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, tough law enforcer, hitman, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
Bullet to the Head
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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: serious, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, father daughter relationship, revenge, corruption, assassin, violence, assassination, kidnapping, betrayal, police corruption, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   48%
 
 6.6
 234K
Fast & Furious
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When a crime brings them back to L.A., fugitive ex-con Dom Toretto reignites his feud with agent Brian O'Conner. But as they are forced to confront a shared enemy, Dom and Brian must give in to an uncertain new trust if they hope to outmaneuver ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, car chase, vengeance, undercover cop, revenge, gang, cars, racing, murder, dark hero, tough law enforcer, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, latin america, mexico, tokyo, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
 6.0
 158K
Taken 3
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, chase, kidnapping, on the run, car chase, police investigation, one man army, betrayal, torture, arms dealer, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, europe, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   61%
 
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crime, revenge, prison, police, rape, investigation, manipulation, neo noir, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   42%
 
 6.1
 48K
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
Plot: island, chase, brutality, death, survival, jungle, vengeance, betrayal, murder, violence, internet, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   48%
 
 6.1
 26K
Murder at 1600
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, secret service, investigation, politics, crime, conspiracy, president, murder mystery, chase, white house, corruption, assassin ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, usa, north korea, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   57%
 
The Fast and the Furious
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Domenic Toretto is a Los Angeles street racer suspected of masterminding a series of big-rig hijackings. When undercover cop Brian O'Conner infiltrates Toretto's iconoclastic crew, he falls for Toretto's sister and must choose a side: ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, undercover cop, undercover, gang, kick-butt women, cars, racing, car race, motorcycle, heist, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   58%
 
Seeking Justice
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: vigilantism, conspiracy, vigilante, surveillance, vengeance, revenge, chase, internet, assassination, kidnapping, car chase, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   50%
 
Welcome to the Punch
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   51%
 
 6.1
 45K
The Sentinel
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: secret service, investigation, president, assassination, assassin, chase, betrayal, mentor, conspiracy, protagonist as suspect, murder, assassins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
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