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The Killing Machine (2010)
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The Killing Machine (2010)
Original name: Icarus
Genre: Action, Drama, 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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, one man army, secret identity, crimes, special agents, confined, danger, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, murder, tough guy, gangsters, kidnapping, chases and races, strong violent content, rivalry, undercover, sexual content, profanity, killer, sex, martial arts, karate, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, hong kong, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada

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Most similar movies to The Killing Machine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about heroes, danger, one man army, gunfight, martial arts, violence and rivalry mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Killing Machine: The Russian Specialist (2005), Missionary Man (2007), Deadly Outbreak (1995), Detention (2003), Direct Contact (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Russian Specialist (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, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, vengeance, gangsters, crimes, danger, deadly, one man army, gang, tough heroes, kidnapping, prostitute, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: gangsters, modern western, hitman, one man army, criminal's revenge, murder, lone wolves, crimes, fighting crime, deadly, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Deadly Outbreak (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Dutton Hatfield, played by Jeff Speakman, is working for the American embassy. He finds himself inside a biochemical weapon laboratory when terrorists headed by Colonel Baron (played by TimeCop villain Ron Silver) take over the place. Baron is ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bio weapon, terrorism, heroes, one man army, tough heroes, graphic violence, danger, special agents, rivalry, law enforcement, crimes, save the day ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: israel, pentagon, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, hostage, ex soldier, survival, mercenary, hostages, confined, one man army, teachers and students, danger, dedicated educator, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, confined, adventure, daring rescue, tough heroes, chases and races, danger, crimes, heroes, father daughter relationship, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, russia, balkan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 3K
Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, undercover, crimes, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, chase, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, on the run, justice ...
Time: 80s
Place: langley virginia, los angeles, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Command Performance (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hostage, siege, confined, hostages, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, heroes, russian, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heroes, soldier, hostage, law enforcement, dishonesty, on the run, special agents, chases and races, assassination, secret agents, state affairs ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 4.9
 2K
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, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, undercover, daring rescue, danger, state affairs, one man army, tough heroes, law enforcement, chases and races, save the day, secret agents, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: romania, europe, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Wake of Death (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Action superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier, Street Fighter), is back and at his hard-hitting best as Ben Archer, an ex-mob enforcer seeking revenge against a ruthless Chinese kingpin responsible for his wife's brutal murder. ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child in peril, gangsters, revenge, martial arts, murder, mortal combat, tough heroes, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.9
 268
Terminal Rush (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of terrorists, led by a Brit and a psycho (in a great performance by "Rowdy" Roddy Piper) take control of the Hoover Dam and demand $25 million or they will kill civilians and dam workers they have taken hostage. But the terrorists ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, heroes, terrorism, martial arts, law enforcement, chases and races, danger, rivalry, race against time, save the day, escapades, hostages ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 6K
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, profanity, one man army, survival, danger, fugitives, tough heroes, parents and children, heroes, kidnapping, forest, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, montana, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: rough, realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, heroes, terrorist, political conspiracy, false accusation, state affairs, dishonesty, one man army, confined, rivalry, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 3.2
 539
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, danger, rivalry, deadly, martial arts, violence, smuggling, drug cartel, strong violent content, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 3.1
 497
Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, state affairs, political conspiracy, race against time, secret agents, undercover, adventure, save the day, confined, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hidden Agenda (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 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 ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, lone wolves, special agents, uncover truth, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, government agency, heroes, martial arts, espionage, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 4K
The Package (2013)
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: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime lord, crime boss, crimes, danger, chases and races, tough heroes, organized crime, husband wife relationship, deception, hostage, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.4
 1K
Captured (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Matt Hendricks (Dolph Lundgren) is the US Navy's top Marine Special Operations Commander and is facing his toughest challenge yet - Escorting the deadliest viral weapon on the planet back to a safe Storage Faciliy.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, special agents, terrorism, working undercover, race against time, state affairs, save the day, military, government agency, danger, frame up, russian ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, russia, moscow russia, pentagon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 4K
Men of War (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Nick Gunar is a burnt-out, jaded and hard-up former mercenary who is having a difficult time adjusting to civilian life. At the end of his rope, he is hired by the Nitro Mine Corporation to strong-arm the natives of a South China Sea island into ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, island, jungle, heroes, battles, heroic mission, betrayal, lone wolves, cons and scams, moral dilemma, injustice, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Hard Corps (2006)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
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
Plot: heroes, martial arts, athlete's life, crimes, bodyguard, gang, rivalry, vengeance, tough heroes, security, gunfight, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: afghanistan, middle east, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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
Plot: profanity, crimes, danger, rivalry, confined, gangsters, heroes, one man army, nudity (full frontal - brief), martial arts, chinese, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 377
Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: martial arts, heroes, deadly, soldier, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, assassination, danger, starting over, combat, commando unit ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, heroes, hitman, murder, crimes, law enforcer killer, danger, deadly, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, usa, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Born to Raise Hell (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hard core Interpol Agent is assigned to an Eastern European task force to target gun trafficking and dope running throughout the Balkans. While investigating a Russian gun dealer, his team is caught in a bloody street war between a Gypsy gang and ...
Style: rough, serious, suspense, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, gang, gangsters, special agents, law enforcement, loss of partner, chases and races, danger, revenge, brutality, tough heroes, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Slaughter's Big Rip-Off (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vigilante Slaughter comes under attack from Duncan, a local money launderer whose hit-man traps Slaughter in a car at a cliff, but Slaughter escapes, arms himself, and goes after Duncan's hideout.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), gangsters, heroes, vigilantism, vigilante, hitman, robbery, graphic violence, profanity, sexual content, vengeance, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.8
 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hitman, heroes, danger, life is a bitch, race against time, best friends, catastrophe, escapades, law enforcement, frame up, false accusation ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: hong kong, china, europe, asia, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Puncture Wounds (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After returning home from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, John finds himself struggling with PTSD. What little peace he had managed to build around him is shattered one fateful day when he rescues a local call girl from a group of violent Aryan ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gang, heroes, crimes, tough heroes, prostitute, bloody violence, explosion, karate, martial arts, gunfight
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, state affairs, danger, assassination, political corruption, political conspiracy, terrorism, deadly, government agency, political intrigue, military, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.4
 2K
Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
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: kidnapping, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime, danger, confined, deadly, hopes, tough heroes, graphic violence, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
American Yakuza (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Nick Davis leaves prison after one year in solitaire, he is hired to operate forklift in a warehouse in the harbor owned by the Japanese Yakuza patriarch Isshin Tendo. The place is assaulted by the Italian Mafia leaded by Dino Campanela and ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, working undercover, police corruption, moral dilemma, adoption, tough heroes, hitman, master criminal, dishonesty, law enforcement, one man army, chases and races ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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