Movies like Icarus

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Icarus (2010)
 5.0
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Icarus (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Trained KGB assassin, EDWARD GENN (code name ICARUS), worked years ago as a sleeper agent in America. But when the Soviet Union collapsed, he quickly found himself in a foreign country with no one to trust. Determined to escape his muddled existence, EDWARD tries to start over. He assumes a new identity, starts a family and tries to start his own legitimate business that could potentially pull him out of his world of being a hitman.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, bloody, neo noir
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, special agents, crimes, confined, tough heroes, murder, hitman, heroes, tough guy, killer, gangsters, kidnapping, undercover, rivalry, sexual content, strong violent content, sex, martial arts, karate, violence, mercenary, assassin, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia, hong kong, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about heroes, gun, martial arts, danger, gunfight, fistfight and rivalry mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Icarus: The Mechanik (2005), Direct Contact (2009), Silent Trigger (1996), Missionary Man (2007), The Defender (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mechanik (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Russian ex-hit man is called back to Russia for one last job. This time against his former employees, the Russian mob.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, gangsters, crimes, gang, vengeance, death, one man army, tough heroes, prostitute, kidnapping, soldier, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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Direct Contact (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An imprisoned ex-US Special forces operative in Eastern Europe, is offered his freedom and money to rescue an American woman, who has been kidnapped by a ruthless warlord. But, shortly after freeing her discovers that the kidnap story was just a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, daring rescue, adventure, confined, tough heroes, crimes, rescue, one man army, father daughter relationship, prison fight, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: bloody, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, sniper, soldier, terrorism, showdown, firing squad, karate, kickboxing, tough guy, execution, assassin, one man army ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Missionary Man (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A mysterious stranger rolls into town on a unique motorcycle. All he carries is the bible and a desire for justice. Past vengeance collides as Ryder rights an injustice from his past and liberates the small town from a malicious oppressor.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, hitman, criminal's revenge, vigilantism, murder, crimes, fighting crime, lone wolves, one man army, organized crime, gangsters, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Defender (2004)
Genre: Action
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The global war on terror rages on. When a government official goes missing, Lance, a man with an impressive record of service to his country, finds himself protecting the man who embodies everything he has dedicated his life to fight against.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, state affairs, tough heroes, law enforcement, save the day, undercover agent, one man army, spy, torture, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: romania, europe, new york, washington d.c.
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Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Moscow charity concert turns bloody when armed extortionists take the headlining American pop-star, Venus, and the Russian President with his family, hostage. The drummer of a heavy metal warm-up band, an ex-bad ass biker played by Lundgren, and a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, confined, tough heroes, crimes, government agent, russian, american abroad, siege, one man army, empire, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Hunt to Kill (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A U.S. Border Patrol agent Jim Rhodes, a tough divorcée mourning the loss of his murdered partner while struggling to raise his rebellious daughter in the mountains of Montana. But when a crew of trigger-happy fugitives takes Rhodes and his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daughter, forest, survival, fugitives, one man army, father daughter relationship, tough heroes, parents and children, one against many, computer cracker, runaway, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, montana
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48%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, heroes, conspiracy, dishonesty, state affairs, political conspiracy, false accusation, crimes, confined, fighting the system, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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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, crimes, criminal heroes, violence spree, corruption, mob boss, murder, mob hit, gangsters, crime boss, money ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 3K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners against crime, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, confined, hopes, tough heroes, kidnapping, empire, police officer, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 3.2
 592
Blood Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Zheng Zhou is the most feared warrior from the Shaolin Dynasty in China. His fighting and weapons skills are legendary. But when his parents are killed and sister kidnapped, he turns to a life of drugs and crime that will almost kill him. With the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, rivalry, violence, smuggling, drug cartel, martial arts, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong violent content, sexual content, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An Army veteran assembles a team of bodyguards to protect a former boxer. Complications arise when the boxer suspects his sister may be romantically involved with the bodyguard.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.9
 4K
The Package (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Hidden Agenda (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Former government Jason Price (Dolph Lundgren) makes people disappear for a living. But when a top lieutenant for a crime syndicate asks Price to help him drop out of sight, things take a grisly, unexpected turn. A mysterious hit man known as The ...
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 4.1
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Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
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Audience: boys' night
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42%
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The Rage (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspense, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Dangerous Man (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After serving 6 years for a crime he didn't commit, Shane Daniels is released from jail with an apology from the State of Arizona. Within hours of his freedom, he unluckily bears witness to a cop killing by Chinese mafia who have a kidnapped ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, rough, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Witness to a Kill (2001)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Queen's Messenger is called to convey vital dispatches to a highly secretive conference called to combat the activities of modern poachers who threaten the economies of many African states.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
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Shadow Man (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Forced to Kill (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: After the assassination of Tokyo's Governor by Yakuza members, the CIA bureau chief (William Atherton) for Tokyo puts out a call to an agent (Steven Seagal) that had been raised in Japan and trained by ex-Yakuza. Using his former ties, he ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tactical Force (2011)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned Hangar, armed with nothing but blanks.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, rivalry, confined, gang, law enforcement, crimes, tough heroes, mission gone awry, male female relationship, car chase, fbi, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 12K
Arena (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: David Lord finds himself forced into the savage world of a modern gladiatorial arena, where men fight to the death for the entertainment of the online masses.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.2
 376
Death Train (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man is supposed to guard a shipment of diamonds being sent by rail. But a man robs the train and kills the men guarding the diamonds. The robbers derail the train and hope to get away with their crime. The robbers get caught in Mexico and are sent ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.5
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The Eliminator (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Former LAPD cop, Dakota Varley, enters a power boat race seeking the prize of $250,000, but immediately discovers, first hand, that this race's risk matches the prize: one racer is killed, 3 others seriously injured in multiple action-packed ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, soldier, kidnapping, daring rescue, save the day, crimes, rivalry, one man army, chase, tough heroes, wrestling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: british columbia, usa, seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%