Movies like Criminal

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Criminal
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, entertaining, melancholic, exciting, awful, ridiculous, emotional, intense, bad ending, enigmatic ...
Plot: memory, cia, espionage, surveillance, spy, chase, car chase, brutality, death, redemption, violence, father daughter relationship, convict, gratuitous violence, spies, violent, mentor, dialogue, secrets, hitman, implant, twists & turns, vengeance, catastrophe, storytelling ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, russia, delaware, big ben london, west virginia
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The Accountant
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
128 min.
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Sicario
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
121 min.
 7.6
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Most similar movies to Criminal

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about revenge, mentor, chase, catastrophe, violence, corruption and betrayal mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Criminal: 3 Days to Kill (2014), The Gunman (2015), Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), Bastille Day (2016), Escape Plan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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3 Days to Kill
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: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terminal illness, hitman, secret service, father daughter relationship, assassin, car chase, spy, cia, chase, arms dealer, kidnapping, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, langley virginia
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The Gunman
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, espionage, hitman, betrayal, chase, assassination, martial arts, death, surveillance, conspiracy, revenge, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: europe, africa, london, barcelona spain
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System:   89%
    User:   94%
 
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, conspiracy, terrorism, surveillance, murder, spy, corruption, mentor, car chase, russian, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2001, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: russia, london, moscow russia, big ben london, afghanistan ...
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System:   83%
    User:   86%
 
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 6.3
 28K
Bastille Day
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: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, absurd ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, chase, surveillance, police, espionage, corruption, spy, bank robbery, heist, police corruption, kidnapping ...
Place: france, paris france
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System:   80%
    User:   84%
 
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Escape Plan
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: serious, exciting, brutal, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, conspiracy, lone hero, survival, cia, surveillance, revenge, fight scenes, prison, weapons, gunfight, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   72%
    User:   72%
 
 6.5
 77K
Self/less
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, futuristic, philosophical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: immortality, cancer, death, mad scientist, chase, car chase, hidden identity, redemption, identity, survival, dealing with death, cloning ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   71%
    User:   58%
 
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 26K
The Double
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, suspense, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, investigation, crime, espionage, assassin, spy, chase, cia, murder, car chase, betrayal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, mexico, washington d.c., paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   68%
 
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Safe House
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Japan, USA
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, betrayal, corruption, violence, gunfight, on the run, secret service, car chase, murder, reluctant partners, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa, paris france, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   65%
 
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: amnesia, chase, assassination, hitman, memory loss, secret service, assassin, cia, conspiracy, car chase, haunted by the past, assassins ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new jersey, pennsylvania, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   71%
 
Seeking Justice
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: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: vigilantism, conspiracy, vigilante, surveillance, vengeance, revenge, chase, internet, assassination, kidnapping, car chase, teacher ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   57%
 
 6.6
 28K
Spartan
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, suspense, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, secret service, conspiracy, espionage, storytelling, corruption, spy, chase, political corruption, gunfight, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dubai
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   57%
 
The November Man
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, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, spy, assassin, conspiracy, assassination, chase, mentor, kidnapping, car chase, revenge, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, russia, usa, moscow russia, montenegro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   51%
 
Edge of Darkness
Genre: 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, rough, serious, intense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, political corruption, violence, vengeance, corruption, father daughter relationship, conspiracy, revenge, conspiracy theory, single father, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
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 6.0
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Above the Law
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, police investigation, torture, cia, vengeance, conspiracy, gunfight, violence, tough law enforcer, hitman, lone hero ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, asia, usa, japan, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 7.4
 217K
The Accountant
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, assassin, plot twist, mentor, conspiracy, assassination, violence, gunfight, surveillance, hitman, chase, betrayal ...
Time: year 1989, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new hampshire, illinois, washington d.c., chicago illinois, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   54%
 
 6.1
 26K
Murder at 1600
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, secret service, investigation, politics, crime, conspiracy, president, murder mystery, chase, white house, corruption, assassin ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, korea, usa, washington d.c., north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 6.7
 129K
Smokin' Aces
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
Style: dark humor, stylized, semi serious, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, crime, mafia, gory, organized crime, torture, sniper, fbi, murder, betrayal, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s, 1950s
Place: las vegas, nevada, israel, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   56%
 
Double Jeopardy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: suspenseful, serious, gloomy, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, betrayal, prison, vengeance, murder, lawyer, chase, revenge, courtroom, internet, protagonist as suspect, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new orleans, san francisco, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   55%
 
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 6.5
 109K
Contraband
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When his brother-in-law runs afoul of a drug lord, family man Chris Farraday turns to a skill he abandoned long ago – smuggling – to repay the debt. But the job goes wrong, and Farraday finds himself wanted by cops, crooks and killers alike.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, betrayal, heist, revenge, car chase, violence, murder, drugs/alcohol, chases and races, crimes, chase, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   49%
 
 7.1
 31K
No Way Out
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, sexy, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: murder, mystery, cold war, political corruption, military, espionage, conspiracy, chase, plot twist, spy, corruption, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, pentagon, washington d.c., manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   42%
 
 5.7
 54K
Sabotage
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, gory, brutality, crime, vengeance, police investigation, violence, car chase, revenge, drugs/alcohol, tough law enforcer, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, california, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 5.5
 40K
Stolen
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: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, crime, heist, chase, father daughter relationship, bank robbery, robbery, fbi, betrayal, race against time, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   36%
 
 6.6
 100K
Hostage
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostage, police, violence, organized crime, hostages, redemption, one man army, twists & turns, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   39%
 
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 6.2
 14K
Revenge
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Michael ‘Jay’ Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years and he's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a powerful but shady Mexican businessman who he ...
Style: sexy, suspense, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, revenge, romance, adultery, friendship, gangsters, violence, love story, brutality, infidelity, violent ...
Time: 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   38%
 
 6.9
 122K
Four Brothers
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sentimental, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, murder, crime, violence, revenge, robbery, adoption, gunfight, police corruption, chase, car chase, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
The Devil's Own
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, terrorism, politics, police investigation, vengeance, assassin, murder, irish, friendship, revenge, arms dealer, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ireland, new york, europe, usa, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
Hitman: Agent 47
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, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassin, assassination, car chase, mad scientist, video game, track down, betrayal, fight scenes, brutality, revenge, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: singapore, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   49%
 
 7.2
 283K
Shooter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, military, chase, conspiracy, assassination, fbi, revenge, betrayal, murder, car chase, sniper, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, boston, iraq, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   38%
 

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Rising Sun
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences ...
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Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, murder, police investigation, mystery, corruption, murder mystery, culture clash, surveillance, investigation, lawyer, revenge, race issues ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, japan, usa, tokyo
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System:   41%
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Chain Reaction
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, chase, fbi, fighting the system, conspiracy theory, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, natural disaster, mentor, internet, car chase, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   33%
 
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