Movies like The Veteran

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The Veteran (2011)
 5.8
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The Veteran (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Soldier Robert Miller returns home from Afghanistan unable to fit back into society. Living on a violent council estate and finding work in undercover surveillance, he becomes obsessed with taking down a group of local gangsters who are intrinsically tied to a suspected terrorist cell. Taking the situation into his own hands, Robert embarks on a brutal quest for justice, with devastating consequences.
Style: exciting, tense, serious, rough, realistic, bleak, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, ex soldier, terrorism, gang, undercover, crimes, vigilantism, gang war, conspiracy, life is a bitch, uncover truth, society, drug dealing, social decay, violence spree, revenge, arms dealer, gunfight, drug dealer, post traumatic stress disorder, home invasion, obsession, working undercover, strong violent content, honest law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, afghanistan, england, europe

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Most similar movies to The Veteran

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, rivalry, revenge, violence, gangsters and murder mostly in Crime, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like The Veteran: Killer Elite (2011), Cleanskin (2012), Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011), The Big I Am (2010), Harry Brown (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, secret agents, spy, mentor, rescue, ex military, swat team, tough guy, secret service, mercenary, hostage, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: middle east, london, england, mexico, europe ...
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 6.2
 20K
Cleanskin (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While working undercover as a bodyguard to arms dealer Harry, former-soldier-turned-secret-service-agent Ewan survives a bloody shootout with a member of an Islamic terrorist cell who steals Harry's briefcase full of Semtex explosives and ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, manhunt, undercover, fighting crime, society, rivalry, crimes, conspiracy, secret agents, muslim, agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, britain, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, working undercover, vigilantism, partners against crime, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, loss of partner, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: detroit, michigan, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.2
 1K
The Big I Am (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A cruel twist of fate catapults small time crook Mickey Skinner into the big league, as head of a brutal London gang poised on the brink of a lucrative human-trafficking deal.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, gangsters, criminal heroes, crimes, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment, rise and fall, strong violent content, ambition, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 7.2
 87K
Harry Brown (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Style: tense, bleak, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, gang, loneliness, investigation, widower, crimes, vengeance, loss of friend, incompetent police, vigilante, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.3
 417
Rockaway (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Trane is a decorated war hero just shipped home to the States from Afghanistan after the brutal murder of his wife and child back in Rockaway, Queens. Upon his return, Trane encounters his old friend Dave, who describes the new forces of crime and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, tense
Plot: vigilantism, downfall, police corruption, vengeance, soldier, crimes, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, drug dealing, gang, police investigation, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 4K
Vendetta (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Special ops interrogation officer Jimmy Vickers (Danny Dyer) tracks down a gang who slaughtered his parents while at the same time avoiding being tracked down by his old unit and the cops. With police closing in and his old unit on his trail, he has ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vendetta, manhunt, vigilantism, vengeance, track down, gang, rivalry, crimes, violence spree, vigilante, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: twists and turns, stylized, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, conspiracy, police corruption, police detective, criminal, heist, crimes, law enforcement, criminal heroes, assassin, organized crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, iceland, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, revenge, murder, chase, investigation, martial arts, gangsters, car chase, death in the family, track down, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.1
 1K
He Who Dares (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On Christmas Eve a group of ruthless masked terrorists kidnap the Prime Ministers daughter, fortifying themselves in an underground car park rigged with explosives. Crack SAS operative Chris Lowe and his team are sent in and must take the building ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, military, soldier, daring rescue, crimes, escapades, law enforcement, confined, hostage, money, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 363K
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: exciting, serious, brutal, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, vigilante, lone hero, vigilantism, fighting crime, tough heroes, loner, hitman, gunfight, black ops, lone wolves, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, moscow russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.3
 468
Face of Terror (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A police officer searching for his missing sister in Spain uncovers a terrorist cell.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, drug dealing, confined, undercover, police investigation, terrorism, secret agents, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, track down, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
St George's Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Infamous London gangster cousins, Micky Mannock and Ray Collishaw, are at the top of the food chain, when their world is turned upside down as they lose a shipment of the Russian Mafia's cocaine in rough seas. Set in London, Amsterdam and ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gangsters, crimes, disorder, diamonds, smuggling, race against time, drugs, criminal heroes, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, pickpocket, ex marine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, amsterdam, europe, berlin germany, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 1K
Triad Wars (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the midst of a violent gang war, a series of misfortunes threaten the fate of a gang boss and his mob.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, martial arts, hitman, police investigation, gangsters, criminal heroes, dishonesty, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Substitute: Failure Is Not an Option (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former mercenary joins a military academy as a teacher. He soon discovers a neo-Nazi group, code-named Werewolves, formed among the cadets. He also quickly finds that they have military leadership among the officers at the Academy.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, undercover, private detective, crimes, hidden identity, terrorism, law enforcement, investigation, dishonesty, secret agents, college, college life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
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Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, working undercover, loss of partner, car chase, crimes, marijuana, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, gang, vengeance, working undercover, police investigation, crimes, hitman, undercover, gangsters, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, corrupt cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 351
Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting the system, uncover truth, cop as target, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, cia, heroic mission, spy, hotshot hero, partners, embassy, one man army, chase, cia agent, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Full English Breakfast (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Through flashbacks, Full English Breakfast follows the violent career of Dave Bishop (Dave Courtney) a small-time London villain who kills his way to the top of Britain's drugs empire. Now happily 'retired' on the Kent coast Dave ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, gangsters, crimes, rise to the top, going straight, battles, rise and fall, gang leader, drug lord, criminal heroes, danger, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 2.0
 197
Snitch'd (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When the South Side Gang and the Cut Throat Mafia start a drug war at a local high school in Santa Ana, CA, detective McClure goes undercover to investigate the brutal murder of a young Latina student. The gang members are the key suspects but ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, police detective, criminal heroes, police investigation, gangsters, gang, juvenile delinquency, police corruption, urban ghetto life, working undercover, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Johan Falk: National Target (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Frank Wagner goes deeper undercover to infiltrate Europe's most dangerous Mafia, the Russian-est, consisting of ex - KGB officers.
Style: tense, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: police, police detective, crimes, drug dealing, rivalry, organized crime, chase, drug traffic, swat team, graphic violence, law enforcement, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 3.9
 4K
Shank (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mo Ali’s futuristic knife-crime drama brings the dystopian environment of CHILDREN OF MEN and DISTRICT 13 to London’s East 17. SHANK delivers a ruthless vision of forthcoming urban life, where guns have been superseded by knives and are fiercely ...
Style: captivating, tense, rough, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: social decay, gang, society, uninhibited rivalry, future dystopia, youth, life is a bitch, crimes, revenge, sexual content, strong violent content, innocence lost ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 3.5
 841
Dead Drop (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After surviving a fall from a plane 3000-feet over the ocean, a former CIA operative turned government contractor re-infiltrates a dangerous North Mexican drug trafficking ring to find his own killer. With his memory unraveling, he descends into a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, betrayal, undercover, working undercover, master criminal, dishonesty, tough heroes, one man army, car chase, revenge, cia agent, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Dead Man's Shoes (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A soldier returns home to his small town and exacts a deadly revenge on the thugs who tormented his dimwitted brother while he was away.
Style: tense, bleak, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: bullying, brutality, punishment, gang, anger, execution, humiliation, cruelty, drug abuse, revenge, vigilantism, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 16K
Collide (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An American backpacker gets involved with a ring of drug smugglers as their driver, and winds up on the run from his employers across Munich's autobahns.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, crimes, chase, car chase, drug dealing, corrupt businessman, gunfight, informant, redemption, crime boss, organized crime, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, redemption, gangsters, haunted by the past, crimes, going straight, clergy, terrorism, crime boss, ex soldier, one last job, bomber ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 41K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, undercover, chase, interpol, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2014
Place: europe, london, africa, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 20K
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, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, hostage, crimes, master criminal, fighting crime, working undercover, tough law enforcer, chase, police, murder, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, london, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.0
 858
Mission Park (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four friends from the rough side of town grow apart when two are consumed by a life of crime, and the other two become FBI agents sent deep undercover - to bring down those childhood friends.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, working undercover, crimes, drug dealing, ambition, undercover, police officer, friendship, criminal heroes, law enforcement, right hand man, child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%