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Countdown (2016)
 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, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, rough, surprise ending
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, kidnapping, danger, hostage, child in peril, violence, criminal, little boy, mercilessness, rescue, brutality, computer cracker, investigation, fear, paranoia, bomb, anger, foot chase, fight, wrestling, martial arts, ghetto, money ...
Place: seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspenseful, exciting and suspense films with plots about fistfight, murder, deception, hostage, violence, held at gunpoint and punched in the face mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Countdown: Sleepless (2017), S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017), The Equalizer 2 (2018), Maximum Force (1992), End of a Gun (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 26K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, exciting ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, robbery, police corruption, undercover cop, rescue, race against time, police detective, brutality, father son relationship, mercilessness, criminal ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: chase, survival, revenge, spy, foot chase, husband wife relationship, death of friend, self mutilation, corrupt cop, police chase, police, brutality ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.7
 100K
The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Robert McCall returns to deliver his special brand of vigilante justice -- but how far will he go when it's someone he loves?
Style: surprise ending, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, cia, murder, massacre, revenge, violence, sniper ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, washington d.c., istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.5
 234
Maximum Force (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three renegade cops team up to take on the corrupt chief of police and a crime lords hatchet-man.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, chase, prostitute, undercover, renegade, computer cracker, crime, gangsters, crimes, working undercover, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 3.8
 1K
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 ⇓
73%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, kidnapping, tough heroes, daring rescue, crime, crimes, missing child, tough guy, organized crime, father son relationship, martial arts, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.3
 289
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination attempt, undercover, betrayal, tattoo, fbi, machine gun, helicopter, fistfight, gunfight, plastic surgery, blood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 52K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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 ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
Plot: cia, convict, memory, espionage, surveillance, chase, criminal, brutality, death, deception, prisoner, prison ...
Time: 2010s
Place: delaware, big ben london, west virginia, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.5
 13K
Momentum (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Africa, USA
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 ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, martial arts, robbery, money, female protagonist, hand to hand combat, ambush, deception, disguise, violence, brutality, regret ...
Place: washington d.c., cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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 ⇓
68%
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, secret agents, undercover, danger, save the day, agent, heroes, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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: realistic, exciting, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: danger, race against time, betrayal, hitman, briefcase, arrest, extortion, revenge, delivery, crimes, chases and races, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, las vegas, st. louis missouri, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 31K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Luxembourg, Germany
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, exciting, intense, buddy comedy, tense ...
Plot: cia, terrorism, bomb, bank, gas mask, intelligence agency, chase, surveillance, espionage, corruption, kidnapping, investigation ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 11K
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.7
 7K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slave, sex slavery, human trafficking, tough law enforcer, crime, gangsters, police investigation, tough heroes, rivalry, vengeance, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, usa, asia, cambodia, bangkok thailand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, exciting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorist, revenge, mentor, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorism, terrorist plot, nuclear war, spy hero, one man army, bomb, cia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: virginia, warsaw poland, rome italy, istanbul turkey, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.4
 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
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.9
 8K
First Kill (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A police chief tries to solve a kidnapping that involves a bank robber holding a young boy hostage.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: money, danger, rescue, chase, kidnapping, conspiracy, betrayal, death, fight, fear, brutality, violence ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.0
 81K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, 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: tough guy, terrorism, revenge, bomb, obsession, justice, one against many, death of daughter, betrayal, mercilessness, dark past, terrorist ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, america, usa, big ben london, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.7
 495
Rage (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.
Style: rough, exciting, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, laboratory, murder, danger, martial arts, kidnapping, escapades, confined, crimes, missing person, righting the wronged, battles ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.0
 26K
Above the Law (1988)
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: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, cia, drug dealing, lone hero, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, usa, asia, japan, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.2
 23K
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, exciting, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, spy mission, spy, betrayal, terrorism, timebomb, deception, brutality, female protagonist, biological warfare ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: paris france, moscow russia, langley virginia, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.2
 2K
The Cutter (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former cop turned Los Angeles P.I. takes on a case of a missing diamond cutter that leads him on an adventure of love and villainy spanning of mob to the present day Jewelry District.
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, investigation, kidnapping, missing person, private detective, one man army, martial arts, chase, shoulder holster, car chase, daring rescue, hostages ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, europe, germany, usa, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 10K
In the Blood (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Puerto Rico, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, missing person, danger, forced into action, crimes, chases and races, rivalry, vengeance, track down, heroes, spouse in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
60%
 5.7
 37K
Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a dystopian Detroit, grand houses that once housed the wealthy are now homes of the city's most-dangerous criminals. Surrounding the area is a giant wall to keep the rest of Detroit safe. For undercover cop Damien Collier, every day is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, futuristic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, race against time, undercover, mayor, martial arts, violence, hand to hand combat, parkour, ghetto, danger, rivalry, heroes ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: new orleans, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.0
 5K
SuperFly (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: money, arrest, nightclub, gambling, sex, corruption, police car, driving, police, drugs, cocaine, drinking ...
Time: 2010s
Place: mexico, atlanta georgia, texas, hong kong, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mercenary: Absolution (2015)
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 ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: espionage, impalement, mercenary, hitman, redemption, secret agent, american abroad, disarming someone, severed finger, brawl, timebomb, silencer ...
Place: ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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