Movies like Criminal

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Criminal (2016)
 6.3
 66K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict Jericho Stewart. When he wakes up with the CIA agent's memories, his mission is to find The Dutchman and eliminate him before the hacker launches ICBM's and starts World War III. But complications soon arise and the mission turns personal.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough, surprise ending, neo noir, twists and turns, entertaining, visually appealing ...
Plot: cia agent, prisoner, memory, brutality, terrorism, undercover, mission, manhunt, convict, cia, swat team, tough guy, espionage, surveillance, spy, chase, criminal, violence, death, prison, terrorist, investigation, mercenary, female agent, one man army ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, big ben london, west virginia, delaware, russia

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Most similar movies to Criminal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, surprise ending, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about chase, murder, gun, violence, death, gunfight and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Criminal: Jason Bourne (2016), London Has Fallen (2016), American Assassin (2017), Self/less (2015), Tenet (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
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Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, tough guy, spy, black ops, rogue agent, cia, espionage, amnesia, lone hero, investigation, rescue ...
Time: 90s, year 2016, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, london, washington d.c., rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, assassination, terrorist attack, head of state, president, conspiracy, secret agents, save the day, graphic violence, world politics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, tokyo, washington d.c., europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: cia, terrorist, counter terrorism, government agent, mentor, kickboxing, one against many, recruit, terrorist plot, tough guy, mole, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, istanbul turkey, romania, warsaw poland, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 98K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, philosophical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, soul transference, rich man, moral dilemma, uncover truth, cloning, doctor, chase, manhunt, disorder, immortality, hidden identity ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: time paradox, time loop, cia agent, time travel, quantum physics, time, alternate timeline, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, terrorist, mission ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, india, vietnam, kiev ukraine, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.4
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Blackhat (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hacker, terrorism, terrorist, terrorist plot, computer, conspiracy, technology, computers and web, race against time, special agents, state affairs, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, chicago illinois, usa, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
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The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: exciting, rough, intense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: agent as target, revenge, espionage, undercover, chase, interpol, haunted by the past, assassin, betrayal, martial arts, hitman, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2014
Place: europe, london, africa, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 94K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: cyborgs, murder, one man army, memory loss, psychopath, chase, terrorist group, violence, survival, soldier, terrorist, good versus evil ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, realistic, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, female agent, female protagonist, cia agent, double agent, model, one woman army, cia, spy, russian spy, undercover agent ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1987, year 1990, year 1985
Place: paris france, new york, france, bahamas, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, gunfight, reincarnation, rescue, haunted by the past, tragic hero, near death experience, murder, mercilessness, conspiracy, hallucination, assassin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, cape town south africa, namibia, hong kong, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Canada, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, tense, humorous, buddy movie ...
Plot: bodyguard, hitman, killer, two man army, assassin, one against many, chase, on the run, car chase, criminal, murderer, tough guy ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, manchester, amsterdam, united kingdom, buckingham palace ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 112K
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, one against many, tough guy, justice, bomb, terrorism, obsession, death of daughter, terrorist, warning, betrayal, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: united kingdom, ireland, america, usa, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.1
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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: mission, parkour, teamwork, fight, good versus evil, justice, deception, brutality, machismo, paranoia, courage, chase ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: hong kong, italy, paris france, middle east, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 221K
Safe House (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: cia, gunfight, espionage, cia agent, mercenary, on the run, secret agents, fistfight, corruption, secret service, betrayal, who to trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: female spy, tough guy, terrorist, spy, fistfight, plutonium, race against time, countdown, cia agent, rogue agent, terrorist group, spy mission ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, paris france, london, rome italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 34K
Survivor (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: embassy, terrorist, terrorism, new year's eve, conspiracy, assassin, chase, laboratory, betrayal, runaway, on the run, showdown ...
Place: london, new york, big ben london, afghanistan, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 111K
Gemini Man (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Henry Brogen, an aging assassin tries to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle: fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him and at the peak of his abilities.
Style: exciting, captivating, intense, tense, psychotronic ...
Plot: clones, hitman, black ops, cloning, secret agents, tough guy, parkour, gunfight, chase, fleeing, killings, happy ending ...
Time: 2010s, near future, 21st century
Place: usa, colombia, europe, georgia, hungary ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 34K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After failing to apprehend the terrorist behind a Paris attack that claimed dozens of lives, CIA agent Alice Racine is forced to live in London as a caseworker. Her mentor unexpectedly calls her back into action when the CIA discovers that another ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: cia agent, female spy, cia, female warrior, rogue agent, biohazard, timebomb, spy, spy mission, terrorism, betrayal, deception ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: buckingham palace, big ben london, paris france, langley virginia, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: terrorist, laboratory, commando, terrorist plot, rescue, military, investigation, evacuation, surveillance, gunfight, spy, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ukraine, big ben london, rome italy, iran, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Ethan Hunt, the leader of a crack espionage team whose perilous operation has gone awry with no explanation, discovers that a mole has penetrated the CIA, he's surprised to learn that he's the No. 1 suspect. To clear his name, Hunt ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, cia, mission, espionage, chase, undercover, spy, secret service, double agent, betrayal, terrorist, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: prague, paris france, berlin germany, united kingdom, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 85K
Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful, neo noir, surprise ending ...
Plot: super powers, drug lord, super strength, ghetto, superhuman powers, experimental drug, pills, mad scientist, invisibility, strength, police officer, police ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.1
 11K
Extraction (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, death of wife, murder, deception, brutality, rescue, machismo, father son relationship, escape, death, violence, revenge ...
Time: year 2004, year 2005, 2000s, 2010s, 21st century ...
Place: eastern europe, central europe, langley virginia, usa, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the secret government’s assassins. The best ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: martial arts, dictatorship, violence, political corruption, corruption, revenge, murder, assassination plot, spy, chase, battles, corrupt politician ...
Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years -- seen only as flashbacks -- then released back into ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: female agent, vendetta, violence, husband wife relationship, chase, tragic hero, conspiracy, political prisoner, male female relationship, brutality, assassination plot, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 2000s
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.7
 5K
Submerged (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris Kody, imprisoned member of the US military, is released from prison and reunited with his old team in order to pursue a renegade scientist. The catch, the scientist has developed mind control technology that can make even your friends into ...
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, espionage, rescue, martial arts, undercover, heroes, soldier, working undercover, daring rescue, good versus evil, prison, adventure ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
SAS: Red Notice (2021)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: An off-duty SAS soldier, Tom Buckingham, must thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel. As the action escalates on the train, events transpire in the corridors of power that may make the difference as to whether ...
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: swat team, hostile takeover, soldier, hostage, hostage situation, special agents, british government, terrorism, terrorist, train, ransom, organized crime ...
Time: 2020s
Place: georgia, london, england, paris france, english channel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, agent, car chase, one man army, heroes, escape, bomb, tough cop, heroic mission, save the day, partners against crime, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, langley virginia, moscow russia, new york, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia agent, spy, mission, espionage, cia, secret agents, conspiracy, tough guy, fistfight, heroic mission, villain, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, london, vienna, europe, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
Plot: corrupt cop, survival, police, death of friend, chase, murder, police chase, violence, self mutilation, martial arts, spy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle, washington state, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 190K
Atomic Blonde (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, sexy, harsh, atmospheric ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, undercover agent, female agent, female killer, woman fights a man, double agent, spy, cold war, lesbian, female warrior, femme fatale ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989, 80s, 20th century
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, germany, eastern europe, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%