Movies like American Assassin

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American Assassin (2017)
 6.2
 69K
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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, controversial, ambiguous ending, psychotronic
Plot: terrorist, cia, mentor, counter terrorism, recruit, government agent, revenge, terrorism, terrorist plot, spy, nuclear war, conspiracy, russian, one man army, bomb, gas mask, spy hero, mole, dog, sniper, martial arts, gangsters, espionage, computer cracker, sea ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, italy, london, turkey, istanbul turkey, romania, warsaw poland ...

Most similar movies to American Assassin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and tense films with plots about pistol, death, betrayal, murder, gunfight, violence and brawl mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like American Assassin: London Has Fallen (2016), Peppermint (2018), Mile 22 (2018), The Equalizer 2 (2018), The Coldest City (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
London Has Fallen (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Bulgaria, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, assassination, danger, save the day, graphic violence, terrorist, world politics, president, conspiracy, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, nevada, big ben london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 51K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A grieving mother transforms herself into a vigilante following the murders of her husband and daughter, eluding the authorities to deliver her own personal brand of justice.
Style: exciting, brutal, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: vigilante, corruption, murder, police corruption, drug cartel, fighting the system, loss of child, justice, female martial artist, female protagonist, revenge, corrupt official ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2017
Place: los angeles, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 64K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Colombia
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: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, secret agents, top secret, black ops, martial arts, terrorist, cia, political corruption, danger, machismo, rescue, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: southeast asia, indonesia, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.7
 129K
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: suspense, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: cia, violence, murder, revenge, martial arts, drug dealer, ambush, loner, black hero, dark past, widower, loss of friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, turkey, istanbul turkey, washington d.c., boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Coldest City (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, atmospheric, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: female assassin, double agent, undercover agent, spy, female spy, lesbian, cold war, shooting, sexy woman, man fights a woman, blonde, lesbianism ...
Time: year 1989, year 1987, 20th century, 80s
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 102K
Patriot Games (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets Jack and his family as revenge.
Style: intense, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, revenge, hitman, master criminal, family in danger, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, new england, north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The November Man (2014)
Genre: Action, 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, twists and turns, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, danger, save the day, heroes, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hard Target 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, kickboxer, human prey, violence, murder, revenge, chase, rivalry, betrayal, survival, danger, death threat ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, bangkok thailand, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 4.8
 4K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: terrorist, commando, terrorist plot, rescue, military, investigation, explosion, race against time, chase, ambush, danger, deception ...
Time: frogman, 2010s
Place: big ben london, iran, ukraine, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 58K
Anna (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Canada, Russia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Beneath Anna Poliatova's striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world's most feared government assassins.
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: female assassin, female spy, cia agent, double agent, female protagonist, cia, murder, kgb, one woman army, model, female agent, lesbian ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, year 1987, year 1985 ...
Place: paris france, milan italy, bahamas, moscow russia, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.3
 58K
Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: memory, brutality, prisoner, convict, cia, espionage, surveillance, chase, criminal, death, prison, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, delaware, west virginia, big ben london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 132K
6 Underground (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.
Style: suspense, exciting, psychotronic, surprise ending, non-linear
Plot: mission, fight, freedom, dead, parkour, gun, brother brother relationship, news report, paranoia, revolution, woman in a bikini, mexican ...
Time: future, 2010s, year 2017
Place: nevada, new york, middle east, mongolia, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 29K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA, France
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cia agent, female warrior, rogue agent, cia, female spy, biohazard, terrorism, betrayal, spy, spy mission, timebomb, conspiracy ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: moscow russia, tower bridge london, big ben london, paris france, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, manhunt, agent, white house, false accusation, president, assassination plot, attempted murder, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 37K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, 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: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: pickpocket, terrorism, bomb, cia, rogue agent, espionage, surveillance, investigation, thief, brutality, criminal, police corruption ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 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 ...
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, harsh ...
Plot: one man army, gunfight, criminal's revenge, vengeance, murder, shooting, tough guy, assassin, danger, crimes, martial arts, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, grand central station manhattan new york city, north africa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 85K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, twists and turns, bloody ...
Plot: stylized violence, cyborgs, murder, car chase, chase, violence, runaway, gunfight, fight scenes, mad scientist, gore, conspiracy ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway, UK
Duration: 147 min.
Story: When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfil his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense
Plot: spy, pistol, terrorist, countdown, race against time, plutonium, handgun, violence, gun, helicopter, hand to hand combat, motorcycle ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, kashmir, rome italy, london, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 9K
Final Score (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, 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: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, one against many, unlikely hero, survival, haunted by the past, rescue attempt, russian, murder, disguise, foot chase, race against time, fake identity ...
Time: year 1999, 1990s, 2010s, 90s
Place: tower bridge london, russia, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending
Plot: survival, escape, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, innocent person killed, murder, corruption, on the run, foot chase, assassination attempt, tough guy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, england, france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 98K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA, India
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: revenge, tough guy, one against many, obsession, bomb, terrorism, justice, death of daughter, betrayal, redemption, terrorist, dark past ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, london, big ben london, america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 5.5
 14K
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, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female protagonist, martial arts, robbery, money, brutality, conspiracy, hand to hand combat, woman with a gun, regret, fear, disguise, violence ...
Place: washington d.c., cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, touching, suspense
Plot: violence, martial arts, aikido, terrorist plot, conspiracy, secret agents, undercover, paranoia, hitman, cia agent, secret agent, woman fights a man ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, el paso texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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
Plot: stylized violence, beaten to death, kidnapping, destruction, bazooka, warrior, hit by a car, betrayal, spiral staircase, punched in the chest, mexican standoff, shot in the head ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
John Wick: Chapter Two (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada
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, harsh, bloody, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, hitman, one against many, warrior, organized crime, revenge, mafia, murder, survival, manhunt, danger, death threat ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Bulgaria, Germany
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: tense, exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: killer, hitman, criminal's revenge, chase, murder, mechanic, shooting, fight scenes, gunfight, lone wolves, assassination, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, thailand, ukraine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years -- seen only as flashbacks -- then released back into ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: violence, vendetta, chase, husband wife relationship, political prisoner, conspiracy, tragic hero, little girl, paranoia, female agent, danger, husband wife estrangement ...
Time: 2000s
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, 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, disturbing, tense, surprise ending
Plot: survival, chase, husband wife relationship, martial arts, foot chase, self mutilation, police, violence, murder, brutality, death of friend, spy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.7
 146K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, human trafficking, one man army, kidnapping, organized crime, death threat, crime boss, swat team, jungle, one against many, machismo ...
Time: 2020s
Place: bangladesh, india, mumbai india, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, martial arts, kidnapping, terrorism, escape, heroes, secret agents, espionage, undercover, femme fatale, prison escape, cia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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