Movies like The Courier 2012

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The Courier (2012)
 4.5
 5K
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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, twists and turns, serious, realistic, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: hitman, race against time, revenge, extortion, crimes, rivalry, track down, murder, betrayal, loner, arms dealer, chase, gunfight, arrest, delivery, dishonesty, computer cracker, amnesia, basketball, airplane, fight, money, police officer, escape, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, new orleans, louisiana, st. louis missouri

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Most similar movies to The Courier

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, gun, held at gunpoint, deception, danger, death and revenge mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Courier: Kidnap (2017), A Better Way to Die (2000), Alex Cross (2012), Nick of Time (1995), Maximum Force (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mistaken identity, on the run, undercover, hitman, gangsters, manhunt, race against time, witnessing a crime, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, working undercover ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.1
 34K
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: rough, twists and turns, serious, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, investigation, vengeance, crimes, police investigation, showdown, mastermind, rivalry, track down, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan, washington d.c., indonesia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.3
 42K
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, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prostitute, gangsters, chase, undercover, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, against the odds, working undercover, police corruption, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kickboxing, hitman, crimes, sniper, assassination, karate, fight, crime boss, vengeance, partners, killer, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, fighting the system, murder, uncover truth, senator, death of daughter, investigation, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.5
 159K
The Mechanic (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop is a 'mechanic' - an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It's a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But ...
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, chase, lone hero, loner, tough guy, martial arts, assassin, mentor, boat, deception, revenge, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, chicago illinois, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, lone hero, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, aikido, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, working undercover ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Contract Killers (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cavalier contract killer Lee-Seng (Rob Young) flees his vengeful employer and a ruthless assassin (James Trevena-Brown) after failing to eliminate a team of vigilantes intent on ridding their city of drug dealers. Meanwhile, as the bullets start to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, on the run, betrayal, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, vengeance, murder, car chase, martial arts, showdown, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.9
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Proud Mary (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, neo noir ...
Plot: female assassin, female killer, brutality, little boy, guilt, organized crime, car chase, revenge, murder, betrayal, gangsters, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gambling, murder, spy, debt, dishonesty, downfall, crimes, life is a bitch, introspection, redemption, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The International (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: conspiracy, interpol, murder, investigation, chase, gunfight, district attorney, deception, law enforcement, special agents, crimes, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany, manhattan new york city, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.6
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Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, manhunt, gangsters, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city ...
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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: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, tense ...
Plot: countdown, race against time, police, child in peril, hostage, kidnapping, rescue, violence, mercilessness, little boy, criminal, brutality ...
Place: seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, murder, vengeance, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, chase, gangsters ...
Time: 80s, year 1990, year 1983, 90s
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 ⇓
74%
 5.9
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chase, missing person, father son relationship, rescue, espionage, secret agents, crimes, daring rescue, parents and children, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, europe, hamburg germany, france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Recoil (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, gang, death of wife, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, gangsters, murder, organized crime, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011, 2010s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.8
 14K
Point Blank (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 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, exciting, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, on the run, hospital, woman in danger, life turned upside down, survival, ransom, wanted, confined, unlikely partners, kidnapping, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like ...
Style: tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, killer, lone hero, chase, tough guy, fight scenes, criminal's revenge, lone wolves, assassin, crimes, murder, assassination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 27K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, hidden identity, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.6
 1K
Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, police officer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, corrupt official ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 5.5
 45K
Stolen (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, heist, car chase, chase, rescue, fbi, thief, race against time, crimes, father daughter relationship, ex convict, taxi driver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, 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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, underground, spouse in danger, secret movement, self defense, group of criminals, right and wrong, crimes, revenge, conspiracy, conspiracy theory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: tense, exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, murder, car chase, chase, investigation, gangsters, rescue, revenge, airplane, ocean, graphic violence ...
Time: 70s
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.8
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, rescue, chase, private detective, missing person, martial arts, investigation, police investigation, daring rescue, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, germany, europe, usa, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Angel of Death (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In the tradition of Grindhouse, Kill Bill and Sin City, award-winning comic book writer Ed Brubaker (Incognito, The Death of Captain America, Daredevil) teams up with stuntwoman-turned-cult star Zoe Bell (Death Proof, TV's "Lost") to ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, female assassin, assassin, woman in danger, rivalry, heroes, track down, organized crime, fbi agent, martial arts, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, heroes, rescue, police chase, torture ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.0
 8K
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, murder, undercover, crimes, investigation, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, small town, fbi ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%