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Mercenary: Absolution (2015)
 4.5
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Mercenary: Absolution (2015)
Original name: Absolution
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA, Ukraine
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a contract killer (Steven Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a dangerous mob boss (Vinnie Jones) with powerful political ties, running a human trafficking operation, he is torn between protecting the girl, and remaining loyal to the government agency that hired him.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: survival, martial arts, espionage, prostitute, kung fu, spy, karate, money, car, bodyguard, friendship, violence, hotel, hitman, death, mercenary, tough guy, psychopath, warrior, torture, kidnapping, racial slur, crime boss, restaurant, betrayal ...
Place: ukraine, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about fight, brawl, pistol, punched in the face, knife, held at gunpoint and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Mercenary: Absolution: Killing Salazar (2017), John Wick: Chapter Two (2017), Contract to Kill (2016), A Good Man (2014), Maximum Conviction (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush as the drug lord's former associates launch an ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending, suspense
Plot: ambush, drug lord, black ops, luxury hotel, neo noir, mercilessness, mob boss, interrogation, explosion, cell phone, beating, survival ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
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John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: John Wick is forced out of retirement by a former associate looking to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to aid him, Wick travels to Rome and does battle against some of the world’s most dangerous ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bloody, intense, stylized ...
Plot: warrior, hitman, gun, handshake, party, lone hero, jealousy, woman fights a man, assassin, gunfight, assassination, organized crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, manhattan new york city, rome italy
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100%
Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team--seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp--he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling ...
Plot: violence, aikido, martial arts, shot to death, undercover agent, home invasion, mansion, sniper rifle, stealing a car, cia agent, premarital sex, mission ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, gory, danger, rivalry, crimes, save the day, gangsters, gang, deadly, heroes, hand to hand combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Maximum Conviction (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, prison, rescue, danger, chases and races, confined, master warrior, on the run, tough heroes, partners, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, oregon
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End of a Gun (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, rough, suspenseful
Plot: violence, martial arts, tough guy, rescue, brutality, betrayal, chase, murder, police detective, death, blood, aikido ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: criminal, school bus, home invasion, sniper rifle, race against time, fbi agent, sniper, media coverage, exploding building, flare, anti hero, crime scene ...
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47%
The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: bank robber, drug lord, expatriate, vengeance, martial arts, mixed martial arts, hand to hand combat, ambush, shot in the shoulder, hitman, exotic dancer, semiautomatic pistol ...
Place: bangkok thailand, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rivalry, hitman, danger, deadly, chases and races, drugs/alcohol, violence spree, criminal heroes, crimes, bullet, blood splatter, torture ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, europe, prague czech republic, eastern europe
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The Transporter Refueled (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, China, Belgium, Monaco
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced action movie is again set in the criminal underworld in France, where Frank Martin is known as The Transporter, because he is the best driver and mercenary money can buy. In this installment, he meets Anna and they attempt to take ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, car, danger, heroes, rivalry, tough heroes, crimes, chases and races, transporter, car chase, kidnapping, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 2010s, year 1995 ...
Place: france, french riviera, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, vengeance, chase, vigilantism, murder, danger, death, police, fight, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, usa, california, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: revenge, violence, murder, police corruption, corrupt politician, suitcase, brutality, escape, funeral, confession, airport, criminal ...
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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: rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti hero, assassination, hitman, fight, unlikely partners, crimes, corrupt law enforcer, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, danger, knife fight, dark hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, colombia, latin america, chicago illinois, caribbean ...
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Out of Reach (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Vietnam veteran Billy Ray Lancing, a former CSA agent who now works on a wildlife refuge in Northern Alaska, has been exchanging letters in a pen-pal relationship with Irina Morawska, a 13-year-old orphaned girl in Poland that he's helping out ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending, suspense
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S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 89 min.
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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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.8
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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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
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31%
Chain of Command (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing ...
Style: surprise ending
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The Equalizer 2 (2018)
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Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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30%
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Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
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Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
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Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Contract (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two worlds collide when a wealthy hedge fund trader returns home to find squatters have occupied his country house.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: culture clash, anti heroine, splatter, cockney accent, erection, baseball bat, brawl, hitman, head butt, scottish accent, woman hits a man, film starts with quote ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
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Time: 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: surprise ending, suspense, futuristic, sinister
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Momentum (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Contract Killers (2014)
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: realistic, surprise ending
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 4K
The Defender (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, assassination attempt, chase, murder, martial arts, hitman, bodyguard, assassin, police, witness, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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