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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, restaurant, betrayal, stripper ...
Place: ukraine, eastern europe

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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: martial arts, aikido, violence, shot to death, goatee, shot in the face, stabbed in the arm, woman fights a man, bilingualism, u.s. mexico border, hoodie, beard ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, mexico
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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: suspense, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: drug lord, ambush, luxury hotel, revelation, sunglasses, female warrior, shot in the leg, hand grenade, security guard, near death experience, threatened with a knife, scar ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, gory, gangsters, one man army, crimes, rivalry, gang, save the day, danger, deadly, heroes, falling down stairs ...
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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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
Plot: aikido, blood, violence, martial arts, security guard, robbery, hotel room, cell phone, organized crime, crime boss, deception, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: houston texas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: ambiguous ending, surprise ending
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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, vengeance, expatriate, mixed martial arts, semiautomatic pistol, disarming someone, american abroad, shot in the shoulder, knife fight, thief, assassin ...
Place: bangkok thailand, cambodia
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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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, good versus evil, drug dealing, vigilantism, danger, one man army, family, vengeance, strong sexual content, crime, gangsters ...
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Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
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Country: France, USA
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: exciting, twists and turns, tense, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
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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: 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 ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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6 Bullets (2012)
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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.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Out for a Kill (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Aruba, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An unsuspecting university professor is an unwitting accomplice in a foiled Chinese cocaine deal. Wrongly imprisoned, he escapes to take his revenge and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Audience: boys' night
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Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
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The Contract (2016)
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Style: futuristic, surprise ending, suspense, sinister
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Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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