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The Courier (2012)
 4.5
 4K
The Courier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shady FBI agent recruits a courier to deliver a mysterious package to a vengeful master criminal who has recently resurfaced with a diabolical plan.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, surprise ending, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: extortion, arrest, revenge, briefcase, betrayal, race against time, hitman, danger, track down, delivery, crimes, crime, amnesia, rivalry, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, computer cracker, basketball, airplane, casino, money, friendship, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, las vegas, st. louis missouri, louisiana

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and surprise ending films with plots about shot in the chest, violence, pistol, death, murder, held at gunpoint and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Courier: Maximum Force (1992), Stolen (2012), Assassination Games (2011), Run All Night (2015), Seeking Justice (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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95%
 5.5
 41K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Master thief Will Montgomery is just released from the State penitentiary after serving a 10 year sentence, is contacted by Vincent, his ex comrade in crime, who is holding Will’s teenage daughter ransom in a hijacked taxi cab. Vincent will only ...
Style: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, taxi driver, fbi, father daughter relationship, heist, chase, race against time, thief, crime, rescue, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pistol, knife throwing, kickboxing, fight, drug cartel, karate, anti hero, silencer, knife fight, hitman, assassination, coma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: eastern europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 6.6
 92K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, murder, revenge, manhunt, crime, haunted by the past, gangsters, parents and children, father son relationship, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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 ⇓
84%
A Better Way to Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, road movie, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, hitman, mistaken identity, undercover, criminal heroes, gangsters, hostages, special agents, tough law enforcer, witnessing a crime, manhunt, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 79K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
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
Plot: terrorism, revenge, bomb, justice, one against many, tough guy, obsession, death of daughter, politics, mercilessness, terrorist, dark past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, scotland yard, big ben london, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 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 ⇓
83%
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Dragon Eyes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, martial arts, fight, one man army, small town, gang, vigilantism, police corruption, good versus evil, master warrior, crime, street gang ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.1
 13K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, danger, urban, crime, daring rescue, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, master warrior, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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 ⇓
82%
 4.7
 2K
The Outsider (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Revolves around a British military contractor Lex Walker who is told his daughter has died. When he arrives in Los Angeles and discovers the body is not hers, he begins an investigation.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, investigation, home invasion, violence, missing person, corporate crime, iraq veteran, computer hacker, martial arts, mixed martial arts, mercenary, bar brawl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
81%
 6.8
 13K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Samuel Pierret is a nurse who saves the wrong guy – a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's pregnant wife hostage to force him to spring their boss from the hospital. A race through the subways and streets of Paris ensues, and the body count ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, hospital, kidnapping, on the run, race against time, danger, life turned upside down, chases and races, unlikely partners, woman in danger, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.3
 36K
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, politics, train station, accountant, terrorism, murder, assassination plot, one day, psychological torture, mysterious man ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Pistol Whipped (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Steven Seagal stars in this gritty, no-holds barred action film as an elite ex-cop with a gambling problem and a mountain of debt. When a mysterious man offers to clear his debts in exchange for the assassination of the city's most notorious ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money, debt, old man, gambling, murder, hitman, introspection, down on your luck, crimes, danger, deadly, downfall ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.8
 25K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: coma, martial arts, hospital, vengeance, training, murder, danger, crime, police investigation, tough law enforcer, gangsters, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, 1990s, year 1983
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.0
 4K
Target (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Texan with a secret past (Gene Hackman) searches Europe with his son (Matt Dillon) after the KGB kidnaps his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt).
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, kidnapping, missing person, undercover, rescue, secret agents, chases and races, crimes, danger, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, france, texas, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 4.3
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Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, fistfight, helicopter, timebomb, tattoo, dual role, blood, fbi, machine gun, plastic surgery, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, revenge, danger, chase, rescue, kidnapping, murder, car chase, criminal's revenge, ocean or sea, crime, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.9
 1K
Countdown (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A madman captures a young boy and rigs him with explosives. Ray Fitzpatrick, still haunted by the loss of his own son, will defy orders to stop the clock and save a life
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: police, race against time, wrestling, countdown, police shootout, security guard, child in peril, tattoo, tough cop, timebomb, one man army, tattoo parlor ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: survival, escape, drug addict, assassin, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, tough guy, mansion, escape attempt, hit by a car, fistfight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, france, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.2
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, shoulder holster, one man army, private detective, chase, investigation, rescue, kidnapping, missing person, police investigation, criminal's revenge, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, usa, los angeles, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.0
 6K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, investigation, mistaken identity, crime, murder, undercover, hidden identity, working undercover, crimes, who done it, mystery, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 45K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, casino, crime, bodyguard, gangsters, tough heroes, lone wolves, dishonesty, betrayal, violence, brutality, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 598
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, teenage life, police detective, crime, crimes, urban, law enforcement, rivalry, against the odds, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.0
 2K
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, revenge, organized crime, chase, vengeance, bail bondsman, partners against crime, crime, track down, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.7
 3K
A Good Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, gory, gangsters, one man army, crimes, rivalry, gang, save the day, danger, deadly, heroes, exploding building ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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 ⇓
74%
 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, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, ex military, psychopath, crime, drugs/alcohol, track down, vengeance, chases and races, crimes, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, indonesia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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