Movies like American Assassin

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American Assassin (2017)
 6.2
 67K
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, mentor, cia, revenge, terrorism, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorist plot, spy, nuclear war, conspiracy, russian, one man army, bomb, government agent, 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 ...

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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 betrayal, murder, gunfight, shot to death, gun, pistol and violence 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 Hitman's Bodyguard (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, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, secret service, terrorist attack, assassination, danger, save the day, terrorist, graphic violence, heroes, president, surveillance, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, big ben london, tokyo, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 48K
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, justice, murder, drug cartel, fighting the system, loss of child, police corruption, female protagonist, revenge, corrupt official, coma ...
Time: year 2012, year 2017, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 62K
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, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, secret agents, top secret, martial arts, terrorist, cia, political corruption, danger, black ops, machismo, bravery, terrorist group ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: asia, indonesia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 123K
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, surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: cia, violence, murder, revenge, martial arts, drug dealer, ambush, loner, black hero, dark past, taxi driver, loss of friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, brussels, washington d.c., istanbul turkey, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands, Canada, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The world's top bodyguard gets a new client, a hit man who must testify at the International Court of Justice. They must put their differences aside and work together to make it to the trial on time.
Style: buddy comedy, captivating, humorous, tense, buddy movie ...
Plot: hitman, bodyguard, assassin, killer, car chase, revenge, on the run, travel, opposites attract, criminal, courtroom, courage ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, geneva switzerland, big ben london, netherlands, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 100K
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, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, boat chase, danger, rivalry, revenge, family in danger, government agency, master criminal, secret agents ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, washington d.c., north africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, atmospheric, suspense, sexy, exciting ...
Plot: spy, double agent, female assassin, undercover agent, female spy, lesbian, cold war, sexy woman, shooting, blonde, man fights a woman, lesbianism ...
Time: year 1989, year 1987, 80s, 20th century
Place: east berlin, berlin germany, germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
⇓ 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, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: disturbing, captivating, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, kickboxer, human prey, violence, death threat, danger, survival, one against many, anger, soldier, chase, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: bangkok thailand, burma, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, british, commando, terrorist plot, military, swat team, investigation, rescue, race against time, gunfight, explosion, evacuation ...
Time: 2010s, frogman
Place: rome italy, iran, big ben london, ukraine, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 28K
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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: cia agent, female warrior, rogue agent, cia, biohazard, spy mission, spy, betrayal, timebomb, terrorism, biological warfare, virus ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: paris france, buckingham palace, tower bridge london, moscow russia, 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, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, manhunt, false accusation, agent, president, white house, assassination plot, attempted murder, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 53K
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, female protagonist, cia, double agent, murder, model, kgb, one woman army, female agent, lesbian ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, year 1990, year 1985 ...
Place: paris france, bahamas, moscow russia, new york, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, assassin, shooting, tough guy, danger, crimes, martial arts, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, new york, north africa
⇓ 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, terrorist, hand to hand combat, gun, motorcycle, race against time, pistol, countdown, handgun, violence, plutonium, helicopter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, paris france, rome italy, berlin germany, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 57K
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, west virginia, big ben london, delaware, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: tense, exciting, captivating, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, one against many, unlikely hero, haunted by the past, survival, hostage, disguise, murder, race against time, rescue attempt, foot chase, russian ...
Time: 90s, year 1999, 1990s, 2010s
Place: tower bridge london, russia, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 35K
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, surveillance, espionage, investigation, thief, brutality, rogue agent, criminal, police corruption ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, gunfight, reincarnation, rescue, haunted by the past, stylized violence, one against many, conspiracy, tragic hero, murder, near death experience, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, hong kong, cape town south africa, florida
⇓ 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, tough guy, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, innocent person killed, one against many, on the run, murder, assassination attempt, foot chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, england, switzerland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 95K
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, politics, warning, hand to hand combat ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, new york, big ben london, scotland yard, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 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: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, female protagonist, robbery, money, conspiracy, fear, violence, deception, disguise, regret, ambush, hand to hand combat ...
Place: washington d.c., cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: harsh, suspense, bloody, brutal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, warrior, one against many, organized crime, revenge, mafia, murder, survival, manhunt, death threat, danger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: terrorism, punched in the chest, shot in the leg, chain of command, geopolitics, krav maga, henchman, showdown, bespectacled male, corporate conspiracy, suit and tie, combat ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, criminal's revenge, hitman, chase, murder, mechanic, shooting, fight scenes, gunfight, lone wolves, assassination, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, sydney australia, rio de janeiro, bangkok thailand, cambodia ...
⇓ 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, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: violence, vendetta, tragic hero, political prisoner, husband wife relationship, chase, conspiracy, dark hero, assassination plot, brutality, male female relationship, murder ...
Time: 2000s
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, tense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: chase, survival, husband wife relationship, foot chase, self mutilation, spy, death of friend, police chase, corrupt cop, brutality, murder, violence ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, martial arts, espionage, femme fatale, heroes, secret agents, undercover, terrorism, kidnapping, escape, cia, prison escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, 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: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, touching
Plot: violence, martial arts, aikido, terrorist plot, conspiracy, secret agents, undercover, woman fights a man, paranoia, secret agent, hitman, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 21K
MI-5 (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: During a handover to the head of counter-terrorism of MI5, Harry Pearce, a terrorist escapes custody. When Harry disappears soon after, his protégé is tasked with finding out what happened as an impending attack on London looms, and eventually ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, disobeying orders, one man army, corruption, race against time, explosive, police, innocent person killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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