Movies like Year of the Gun

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Year of the Gun (1991)
 5.6
 3K
Year of the Gun (1991)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this thriller, American novelist David Raybourne (Andrew McCarthy) accidentally becomes entangled in the Red Brigade's terrorist plan to kidnap Italian Premier Aldo Moro during a research trip to Rome. As the terrorists attempt to kill David, he and his photojournalist friend (Sharon Stone) must struggle to stay alive.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir, suspense, political thriller
Plot: politics, mistaken identity, kidnapping, terrorism, journalism, political intrigue, murder, danger, photojournalist, assassination, culture clash, terrorist, writers, journalist, news reporter, urban setting, crimes, society, chases and races, dishonesty, opposites attract, deadly, head of state, state affairs, sex ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, venice

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Most similar movies to Year of the Gun

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, danger, gunfight, pistol, gun, death and violence mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Year of the Gun: Fair Game (1995), Crusader (2005), Taffin (1988), The Octagon (1980), Patriot Games (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.3
 13K
Fair Game (1995)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her
Style: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, on the run, kgb, woman in danger, danger, gunfight, police detective, hostage, foot chase, conspiracy, fbi, police protection ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.4
 390
Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, journalism, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, danger, political corruption, frame up, political conspiracy, crimes, politics, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 2K
Taffin (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a small Irish town is terrorized by a corrupt business syndicate, a lone hero (Brosnan) wages an all out war.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, cult film, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: debt collector, small town, fighting the system, one man army, heroes, martial arts, conspiracy, irish, gangsters, state affairs, dishonesty, tough heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 5K
The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: martial arts, ninja, terrorism, undercover, good versus evil, master warrior, danger, heroic mission, adventure, one man army, lone wolves, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: south america, paris france, los angeles, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 108K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, terrorist, danger, rivalry, boat chase, hitman, revenge, family in danger, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, washington d.c., maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 64K
The Specialist (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: May Munro is a woman obsessed with getting revenge on the people who murdered her parents when she was still a girl. She hires Ray Quick, a retired explosives expert to kill her parent's killers. When Ned Trent, embittered ex-partner of ...
Style: sexy, serious, tense, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, explosive, organized crime, assassination, revenge, rivalry, danger, deadly, tough heroes, urban setting, explosives expert ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994, year 1984, 1990s ...
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Desert Saints (2002)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kiefer Sutherland is a hard-edged hit man. Known as the world's best professional killer, Sutherland is living a life of detached solitude when he is given an assignment that pairs him up with a sultry hitchhiker (Melora Walters). Before long, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, manhunt, investigation, undercover, betrayal, murder, fbi, kidnapping, crimes, on the run, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, tucson arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, political thriller, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, conspiracy, political intrigue ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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One in the Chamber (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, gangsters, mob boss, murder, corruption, mob hit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, president, agent, white house, assassination plot, manhunt, attempted murder, false accusation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Land of the Free (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A politician's campaign manager (Speakman) discovers that the candidate (Shatner) is a front for a military organization plotting a political overthrow of the government. In trying to expose the candidate's right-wing activities, he puts ...
Style: realistic, serious, political thriller
Plot: car chase, terrorism, media, chase, deadly, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, espionage, political conspiracy, workplace situations, idealism ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 14K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police corruption, danger, brutality, violence, dark hero, sociopath, paranoia, street shootout, hairdresser, corrupt politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Marine 3: Homefront (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Marine must do whatever it takes to save his kidnapped niece and stop a terrorist attack masterminded by a radical militia group.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, soldier, hostage, kidnapping, one man army, daring rescue, save the day, danger, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 4K
Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film, tragic ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, double agent, intrigue, on the run, assassination attempt, espionage, betrayal, secret agents, heroes, cia, assassination, cold war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, langley virginia, washington d.c., berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 83K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family in danger, survival, rebellion, race against time, family, wrong place wrong time, danger, chaos, coup, execution, american abroad, revolution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, southeast asia, vietnam, canada, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 489
Riot (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An heiress is kidnapped during the chaos of a riot.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, cult film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, martial arts, hostage, one man army, ira, confined, gangsters, heroes, undercover, state affairs, save the day ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.2
 824K
Die Hard (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: NYPD cop, John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking ...
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hostage, gunfight, terrorist, christmas, heist, storage unit, courage, save the day, race against time, marital problem, fbi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.1
 348K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, airport, fight scenes, airplane, lone hero, christmas, terrorism, swat team, police officer, chase, one man army, save the day ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 109K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love – his teenage daughter – dies in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. His relentless search ...
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending, neo noir
Plot: revenge, tough guy, one against many, hand to hand combat, obsession, bomb, terrorism, justice, death of daughter, dark past, fistfight, redemption ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, america, big ben london, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, cia, counter terrorism, mentor, tough guy, terrorist plot, kickboxing, hand to hand combat, recruit, mole, government agent, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, warsaw poland, istanbul turkey, rome italy, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, year 2008
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 41K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, race against time, kidnapping, accountant, hostage, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, assassination plot, one day ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, psychotronic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, terrorist, assassination, president, secret agents, danger, save the day, head of state, graphic violence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, pakistan, nevada, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 4.1
 331
Hangfire (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a large group of escaped convicts take Ike Slayton, a Vietnam veteran's wife hostage, Slayton enlists the help of his old army friend in a furious search to find her, while a hard-nosed National Guardsman leads a platoon of solders ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, small town, evacuation, hostage, heroes, danger, escape, profanity, fugitives, confined, save the day, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 18K
Shaft (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, crimes, gangsters, rescue, anti hero, police, anti heroes, lone hero, vigilante, gang, violence, kidnapping ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, martial arts, terrorism, kidnapping, espionage, femme fatale, secret agents, undercover, heroes, escape, prison escape, cia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 3K
Truck Turner (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ex-football star turned skip-tracer, Turner specializes in bringing in the criminals police are too scared to chase, and when he's hired to capture sociopathic pimp Gator, he finds himself confronted by the most vicious killers in the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, chase, bail bondsman, organized crime, vengeance, chases and races, crime, tough heroes, law enforcement, danger, track down, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 2K
Operator (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When the daughter of veteran 911 call center operator Pamela, and her estranged husband Jeremy, a Senior Police Officer, is kidnapped and held hostage, they are left desperate, with no choice but to follow the kidnapper's rules: send messages ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police, hostage, haunted by the past, chaos, criminal, danger, manipulation, redemption, betrayal, rivalry, revenge ...
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.1
 154K
6 Underground (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.
Style: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, non-linear, psychotronic
Plot: street shootout, parkour, fight, mission, teamwork, deception, justice, machismo, courage, disguise, brutality, paranoia ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: california, florence, paris france, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Taking of Beverly Hills (1991)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A chemical spill has caused the occupants of Beverly Hills to be forcibly evacuated. A retiring football player left behind, finds that the toxic gas emulating from the spill is a bogus front for a heist set up by fired police officers out to ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, evacuation, car chase, danger, race against time, chase, master criminal, on the run, one man army, daring rescue, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: beverly hills, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%