Movies like Criminal

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Criminal (2016)
 6.3
 49K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, surprise ending, entertaining, melancholic, exciting, awful, ridiculous, emotional, intense, bad ending ...
Plot: cia, convict, memory, implant, espionage, surveillance, spy, chase, car chase, brutality, death, redemption, violence, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, prisoner, prison, sniper, computer cracker, submarine, airplane, terrorist, teacher, money, bodyguard ...
Time: 2010s
Place: west virginia, big ben london, delaware, london, russia

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Most similar movies to Criminal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about violence, shot in the chest, shot in the head, murder, gunfight, shot to death and deception mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Criminal: Bastille Day (2016), Blackhat (2015), Unlocked (2017), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), The Foreigner (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 29K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: surprise ending, buddy comedy, exciting, intense, tense ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, bomb, cia agent, bank, intelligence agency, chase, surveillance, police, espionage, corruption, spy ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.4
 47K
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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, computers and web, technology, betrayal, conspiracy, hacker, computer, terrorist plot, stock exchange, cat and mouse, computer virus, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia, usa, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 21K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA
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: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cia, rogue agent, biohazard, terrorism, terrorist, virus, telephone conversation, cia agent, staircase, betrayal, telephone call, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: big ben london, moscow russia, langley virginia, tower bridge london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands
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, humorous, tense, surprise ending
Plot: hitman, bodyguard, assassin, courtroom, killer, on the run, opposites attract, travel, criminal, chase, courage, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, tower bridge london, manchester england, geneva switzerland, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 75K
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, death of daughter, obsession, tough guy, irish republican army, investigation, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, big ben london, scotland yard, northern ireland, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, drugs/alcohol, agent, retired, save the day, tough heroes, danger, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.4
 10K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, violence, revenge, corrupt politician, police corruption, dark hero, burned to death, target practice, man kills a woman, assassination attempt, death of loved one, loss of mother ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 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: serious, suspenseful, 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 ⇓
76%
 6.7
 204K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison escape, lone hero, against the odds, torture, survival, prison life, outsmarting, resourceful, conspiracy, betrayal, escape plan ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, future
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.7
 171K
Fast 8 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Style: entertaining, exciting, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: betrayal, chase, rescue mission, mysterious woman, car chase, cars, technology, racing, revenge, fight scenes, family, submarine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, havana cuba, russia, cuba, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.5
 78K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, uncover truth, manhunt, chase, soul transference, laboratory, body snatching, moral dilemma, hidden identity, mad scientist, dealing with death, cloning ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, st. louis missouri, new orleans
⇓ 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: escape, survival, drug addict, assassin, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, escape attempt, tough guy, mansion, evil man, arson ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, france, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 5K
Final Score (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a stadium is seized by a group of heavily armed criminals during a major sporting event, an ex-soldier must use all his military skills to save the 35,000 capacity crowd, one of which is the daughter of his fallen comrade.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, explosives expert, opera house, thrown from height, escalation, police officer killed, flash forward, mercilessness, beaten to death, blood splatter, knife, torture ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s
Place: russia, england, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 221K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, intense, entertaining, interesting ...
Plot: autism, accountant, survival, organized crime, criminal, mentor, assassin, plot twist, conspiracy, assassination, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 2000s, year 2006, year 1989
Place: germany, chicago illinois, washington d.c., illinois, new hampshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 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: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: revenge, terrorist, mentor, mole, beach, terrorism, cia, one man army, knife fight, fight, counter terrorism, iranian ...
Time: 2010s
Place: warsaw poland, istanbul turkey, romania, virginia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 183K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
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, surprise ending, exciting, intense, entertaining
Plot: chase, assassin, cia, hacking, casino, black ops, armored vehicle, rogue agent, amnesia, assassination, espionage, spy ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, athens greece, washington d.c., langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 28K
Spartan (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: U.S. government agent Scott is assigned to rescue the daughter of a high-ranking government official. As willing as he is to bend the rules to get things done, though, Scott is shocked to find that others are willing to go even further to protect a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: sex slavery, investigation, kidnapping, secret service, secret agent, politics, race against time, rescue, undercover, sniper, secret agents, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, accidental killing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 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: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: police, race against time, wrestling, countdown, bridge, investigation, dark past, haunted by the past, fake identity, arrest, rescue, surveillance ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 18K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, corruption, escape, massacre, police, kidnapping, disobeying orders, explosive, innocent person killed, sabotage, terrorist, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
 79K
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Serbia
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter. But first, he must complete one last mission - even if it means juggling the two toughest ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, hitman, secret service, parents and children, danger, terminal illness, family relations, race against time, cia agent, chases and races, undercover, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, surprise ending, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, one man army, track down, danger, crime, execution, intelligence, secret identity, killer, chases and races, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cia, explosion, rescue, corruption, violence, brutality, cartel, sign language, neo-noir, interrogation, escape, politician ...
Time: 2010s
Place: somalia, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: briefcase, arrest, extortion, revenge, betrayal, race against time, hitman, danger, track down, delivery, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, las vegas, st. louis missouri, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: redemption, assassin, hallucination, shooting, interpol, deadline, reincarnation, bar, chase, flashback, hypodermic needle, restaurant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, florida, cape town south africa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.1
 25K
Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: nurse, hotel, riot police, riot, bank robbery, vinyl record, eye injury, megacorporation, defibrillator, defibrillation, suit and tie, masked robber ...
Time: near future, 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.8
 3K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: terrorist, british, commando, car chase, bar, chase, flashback, friendship, interrogation, gore, van, corpse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: big ben london, ukraine, iran, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.0
 8K
Extraction (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 92 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: surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, terrorist, united states of america, ford, woman, weapon of mass destruction, disobeying orders, revelation, widower, coming of age, shot in the leg, female warrior ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, year 2004, year 2005
Place: langley virginia, prague, prague czech republic, usa, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: police chase, american flag, cell phone, photograph, machine gun, police car, falling down stairs, disguise, violence, revenge, deception, stabbed in the chest ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.8
 12K
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, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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