Movies like Countdown

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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: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: race against time, wrestling, police, countdown, thrown from height, bomb squad, arms smuggling, mace, wrestling match, thrown from a car, suicide by cop, bilingualism, surveillance footage, strapped to a bomb, pepper spray, maverick cop, woman punches a man, landlord, ghetto, tragic past, shipping container, forensics, wearing a sound wire, taser, warehouse ...
Place: seattle washington

Most similar movies to Countdown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about brawl, pistol, fistfight, held at gunpoint, gunfight, fight 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), Code of Honor (2016), Killing Salazar (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
 24K
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: remake of french film, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: undercover cop, kidnapping, police corruption, robbery, organized crime, death, rescue, arrest, investigation, body landing on a car, punched in the chest, kicked in the stomach ...
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, surprise ending
Plot: deception, violence, disguise, stabbed in the chest, stabbed to death, murder, revenge, betrayal, car accident, throat slitting, held at gunpoint, shot to death ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
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: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: violence, hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, cia, hostage, kidnapping, massacre, revenge, murder, rape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, washington d.c., turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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
Plot: bare breasts, stripper, mysterious man, danger, coroner, attempted murder, motorcycle gang, anti hero, fbi agent, exploding building, media coverage, fbi ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: ambush, drug lord, luxury hotel, helicopter, shot in the forehead, fight, gang, u.s. marshal, fistfight, threatened with a knife, panic, assault rifle ...
Place: romania, eastern europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 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: violence, revenge, murder, corrupt politician, police corruption, billiards, postcard, shot in the face, national guard, leather jacket, righteous rage, burn victim ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 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%
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: surprise ending, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: revenge, terrorist, mentor, mole, terrorism, cia, beach, counter terrorism, iranian, knife fight, one man army, fight ...
Time: 2010s
Place: warsaw poland, istanbul turkey, romania, virginia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Plot: martial arts, one man army, gangsters, gory, crimes, rivalry, gang, save the day, danger, deadly, heroes, crime boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.5
 220
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, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: renegade, prostitute, chase, undercover, police detective, good versus evil, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, gangsters, against the odds ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: human trafficking, taekwondo, political corruption, corrupt politician, bmw, social decay, hit with a chair, honor, bruise, eavesdropping, death of sister, barefoot ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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, rough, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sex slavery, human trafficking, tough law enforcer, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, vengeance, crime, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, usa, bangkok thailand, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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, master warrior, urban, daring rescue, crime, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, motorcycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: extortion, arrest, delivery, briefcase, revenge, betrayal, race against time, hitman, danger, track down, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, las vegas, st. louis missouri, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 3.9
 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
Plot: aikido, violence, blood, martial arts, security guard, death, lawyer, security camera, interview, money, flashback, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: houston texas, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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 ⇓
76%
 4.3
 285
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plastic surgery, blood, machine gun, fbi, timebomb, tattoo, dual role, gunfight, helicopter, fistfight, assassination attempt, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 12K
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: surprise ending
Plot: assassin, martial arts, girl in panties, hand to hand combat, female protagonist, panties, shot in the leg, shot in the throat, shot in the foot, female warrior, child in peril, revelation ...
Place: cape town south africa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 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: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, gun, female protagonist, telephone call, dog, betrayal, interrogation, falling from height, terrorism, terrorist ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: big ben london, moscow russia, langley virginia, tower bridge london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.7
 36K
Brick Mansions (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, futuristic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover cop, martial arts, violence, ghetto, parkour, hand to hand combat, undercover, race against time, mayor, gang, drugs/alcohol, crime ...
Time: future, near future, 2010s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, witness, police, bodyguard, assassin, assassination attempt, chase, murder, hitman, danger, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, missing person, vengeance, chases and races, female killer, crimes, rivalry, track down, danger, heroes, forced into action ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean, puerto rico, dominican republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: secret agents, espionage, cia, undercover, drugs/alcohol, hitman, agent, retired, save the day, tough heroes, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, chechnya, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, martial arts, death, chase, vengeance, fight, police, vigilantism, murder, police investigation, danger, adventure ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.5
 468
Back in Action (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Plot: green beret, buddy cop, tough cop, death of partner, bulletproof vest, shot in the shoulder, exploding car, warrior, partner, mixed martial arts, disarming someone, machismo ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 33K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: surprise ending, tragic ending
Plot: black ops, martial arts, top secret, handheld camera, cia, car chase, political corruption, betrayal, street shootout, security camera, commando raid, shot through a wall ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 482
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kidnapping, laboratory, murder, chase, danger, crime, vengeance, missing person, chases and races, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.7
 4K
Final Score (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, escalation, thrown from height, explosives expert, opera house, stabbed to death, murder, violence, disguise, fire, airport, betrayal ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s
Place: russia, england, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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 ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, entertaining, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: cia, convict, memory, implant, espionage, surveillance, spy, chase, car chase, brutality, death, redemption ...
Time: 2010s
Place: delaware, west virginia, big ben london, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.7
 450
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, terrorist, missile, exploding car, spy, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, danger, undercover, orphan, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, utah, washington d.c., battleship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%