Movies like Alex Cross

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Alex Cross (2012)
 5.1
 31K
Alex Cross (2012)
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, serial killer, ex military, psychopath, crime, track down, drugs/alcohol, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, buddies, uninhibited rivalry, danger, partners, one on one, revenge, mastermind, torture, investigation, chase, kidnapping, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, indonesia, new orleans

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Most similar movies to Alex Cross

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about murder, revenge, chase, crimes, vengeance, violence and death mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Alex Cross: Blitz (2011), Death Warrant (1990), Blue Steel (1990), Rage (2014), Bullet to the Head (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.2
 77K
Blitz (2011)
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, revenge, police investigation, murder, police detective, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, new orleans, new jersey
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100%
 5.7
 15K
Death Warrant (1990)
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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, murder, martial arts, investigation, prisoner, serial killer, partners against crime, undercover, master criminal, track down, undercover cop, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 11K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, serial killer, neo noir, murder, policewoman, police investigation, crime, stalking, strong sexual content, female protagonist, deception ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 22K
Rage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When the Russian mob kidnaps the daughter of a reformed criminal, he rounds up his old crew and seeks his own brand of justice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, russian mafia, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, rivalry, gangsters, track down, violence spree, chases and races, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Bullet to the Head (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, violence, vengeance, hitman, mercenary, bar shootout, ex convict, bomb, lawyer, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 26K
12 Rounds (2009)
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: twists and turns, serious, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: revenge, police, kidnapping, family, criminal's revenge, vengeance, cat and mouse, race against time, mind game, terrorism, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slavery, human trafficking, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, crime, strong sexual content, vengeance, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Striking Distance (1993)
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, chase, murder, boat, police investigation, frame up, rivalry, car chase, homicide detective, lake or river, crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 6.3
 36K
The Dead Pool (1988)
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, rough, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, violence, police, hitman, chinatown, stalker, mafia, prison, reporter, crime, defamation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 27K
The Double (2011)
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, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, assassination, investigation, double agent, crime, deadly, ex law enforcer, crimes, espionage, assassin, spy, hunt down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, mexico, washington d.c., paris france, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 117K
Max Payne (2008)
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: bleak, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: life is a bitch, crimes, tough heroes, tough law enforcer, revenge, violence spree, dark hero, righting the wronged, murder, noir, police, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 53K
Takers (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A seasoned team of bank robbers, including Gordon Jennings (Idris Elba), John Rahway (Paul Walker), A.J. (Hayden Christensen), and brothers Jake (Michael Ealy) and Jesse Attica (Chris Brown) successfully complete their latest heist and lead a life ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, robbery, crime, helicopter, police brutality, thief, chase, criminal heroes, gang, crimes, partners, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 163K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain, UK, Germany
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
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, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 45K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, investigation, special agents, internet, fbi, torture, website, violence, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.0
 4K
Kill Switch (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A troubled detective travels to Memphis in order to track down a pair of serial killers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, special agents, investigation, murder, psychopath, police investigation, master criminal, crime, tough law enforcer, mind game, race against time, track down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: memphis, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 87K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, twists & turns, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 138K
Vantage Point (2008)
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, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, bomb, terrorism, assassination, chase, betrayal, secret service, president, limousine, terrorist, security guard, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 281K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, murder, investigation, sniper, drifter, ex military, lone wolves, crimes, conspiracy, vigilantism, false accusation, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.3
 72K
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, serious, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, assassination, competition, cia, police chase, rescue, criminal heroes, crimes, danger, uninhibited rivalry, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, caribbean, detroit, seattle, west indies ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, rivalry, drugs/alcohol, danger, bullet, deadly, criminal heroes, violence spree, chases and races, crimes, body landing on a car, thrown through a window ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 328K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA, China, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, chases and races, chase, revenge, crimes, vengeance, danger, criminal heroes, speed, race, muscle car ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, dominican republic, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, brutality, survival, night vision goggles, deception, police station, exploding bus, junkie, machine gun, silencer, power outage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 15K
Nighthawks (1981)
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, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, police investigation, crime, master criminal, hostages, danger, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, working undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Welcome to the Punch (2013)
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, serious, twists and turns, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, conspiracy, assassin, police corruption, criminal, crime, master criminal, police detective, law enforcement, criminal heroes, organized crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 11K
Switchback (1997)
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, serious, twists and turns, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, crime, missing person, vengeance, law enforcement, murder mystery, police investigation, mystery, train, loss of son ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 15K
The Presidio (1988)
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, exciting, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, military, crime, reluctant partners, strong sexual content, tough law enforcer, competition, military service, court case, army investigation, military base ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Seeking Justice (2011)
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, crimes, conspiracy, secret movement, group of criminals, secret organization, mysterious stranger, investigative reporter, conspiracy theory, assassin, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, martial arts, revenge, chase, investigation, murder, small town, gangsters, urban, crime, track down, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.8
 35K
The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, hitman, betrayal, on the run, espionage, chase, chases and races, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: europe, africa, barcelona spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, sniper, one man army, sunglasses, on the run, silencer, drug lord, uzi, chinatown, replacement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: china, hong kong, asia, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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