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The Foreigner (2017)
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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 to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.
Style: suspense, exciting, harsh, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, revenge, bomb, justice, one against many, obsession, tough guy, death of daughter, terrorist, investigation, politics, betrayal, irish republican army, redemption, mercilessness, dark past, hand to hand combat, warning, death, violence, united kingdom, gun, restaurant, cat and mouse, affair ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, usa, america, scotland yard, big ben london, northern ireland, london

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Most similar movies to The Foreigner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about escape, brawl, hostage, death, deception, pistol and gunfight mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Foreigner: The Equalizer 2 (2018), Jason Bourne (2016), New Police Story (2004), The Accountant (2016), Police Story: Lockdown (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, violence, massacre, murder, revenge, cia, kidnapping, hostage, rape ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, istanbul turkey, washington d.c., turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 188K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, intense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: cia, chase, assassin, rogue agent, amnesia, espionage, surveillance, betrayal, cia agent, haunted by the past, survival, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: las vegas, greece, athens greece, berlin germany, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, gang, partner, redemption, hostages, rivalry, haunted by the past, dark past, crime, undercover cop, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 229K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, intense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: autism, accountant, survival, organized crime, criminal, mentor, dark hero, investigation, mathematics, hitman, brother sister relationship, money laundering ...
Time: year 2006, year 1989, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, new hampshire, germany, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Police Story: Lockdown (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A man looking for the release of a long-time prisoner takes a police officer, his daughter, and a group of strangers hostage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, hostages, crime, confined, crimes, criminal's revenge, save the day, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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: police, race against time, wrestling, countdown, police shootout, security guard, child in peril, tattoo, tough cop, timebomb, one man army, tattoo parlor ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, terrorism, betrayal, spy, spy mission, timebomb, female protagonist, virus, cia agent, conspiracy ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: paris france, moscow russia, langley virginia, tower bridge london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.7
 6K
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: surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, betrayal, airport, disguise, shot in the chest, murder, deception, stabbed to death, escape, kitchen, escalation, thrown from height ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s
Place: russia, england, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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, urban, crime, daring rescue, missing child, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, master warrior, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: briefcase, revenge, extortion, arrest, betrayal, race against time, hitman, danger, track down, delivery, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, usa, st. louis missouri, las vegas, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 51K
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, prisoner, death, prison, deception ...
Time: 2010s
Place: delaware, big ben london, west virginia, london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, terrorist, mentor, terrorism, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorist plot, cia, spy, one man army, spy hero, bomb ...
Time: 2010s
Place: warsaw poland, rome italy, virginia, romania, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.5
 31K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, rough, suspense, brutal, surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, drug cartel, loss of child, corruption, murder, fighting the system, revenge, police corruption, corrupt official, justice, coma, death of daughter ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: police corruption, corrupt politician, violence, murder, revenge, filmed killing, gunshot, police funeral, shot in the shoulder, vigilantism, police detective, vigilante ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, fbi, mysterious man, uzi, senator, beard, news reporter, newscaster, wearing a sound wire, tragic past, baseball cap ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Bleeding Steel (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hardened special forces agent who fights to protect a young woman from a sinister criminal gang. At the same time, he feels a special connection to the young woman, like they met in a different life.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: agent, criminal gang, danger, betrayal, police, martial arts, gunfight, transformation, fight, friendship, police investigation, vengeance ...
Time: future, 2020s, near future, 2000s
Place: sydney australia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.2
 18K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, innocent person killed, kidnapping, explosive, escape, police, corruption, massacre, sabotage, conspiracy, one man army, disobeying orders ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, berlin germany, big ben london, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.4
 721
No Contest (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A beauty contest turns into a hostage situation, when the Miss Galaxy competition is taken over by a gang, demanding a ransom of diamonds. Sharon, a kick-boxing actress, is the host of the show, and the thorn in the terrorists side.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, terrorism, daughter, blood, terrorist, gunfight, femme fatale, senator, terrorist plot, explosion, machine gun, swimming pool ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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: brawl, one day, exploding body, female warrior, power outage, police captain, secret agent, security guard, kicked in the face, hitman, disarming someone, knife fight ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.3
 598
Street Knight (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A former cop returns to challenge a plot to escalate gang violence in the streets of Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, teenage life, police detective, crime, crimes, urban, law enforcement, rivalry, against the odds, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, 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 ⇓
38%
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: ambiguous ending, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: drug lord, ambush, luxury hotel, attempted murder, federal agent, sniper, kicked in the stomach, ak 47, suspicion, flash forward, shotgun, van ...
Place: romania, ukraine, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Protector (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy Wong is a New York City cop whose partner is gunned down during a robbery. Billy and his new partner, Danny Garoni, are working security at a fashion show when a wealthy man's daughter, Laura Shapiro, is kidnapped. The Federal authorities ...
Style: rough, serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, kidnapping, chase, rescue, crime, police investigation, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, reluctant partners, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Extraction (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former CIA operative is kidnapped by a group of terrorists. When his son learns there is no plan for his father to be saved, he launches his own rescue operation.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: rescue, machismo, brutality, deception, murder, father son relationship, death of wife, russian, spy, death, revenge, violence ...
Time: year 2004, year 2005, 2000s, 2010s
Place: langley virginia, usa, prague czech republic, prague, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
 235K
The Nice Guys (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Style: entertaining, buddy comedy, suspense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: conspiracy, private detective, father daughter relationship, pornography, party, alcoholic, corruption, single father, murder, investigation, revenge, teenage girl ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
 47K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, death of wife, father daughter relationship, police, criminal, gun, robbery, kidnapping, blood, legs, vigilantism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, united states, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 176K
Fast 8 (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA, Japan
Duration: 136 min.
Story: When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.
Style: entertaining, exciting, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: betrayal, chase, rescue mission, mysterious woman, car chase, cars, technology, racing, revenge, fight scenes, family, submarine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, havana cuba, berlin germany, cuba, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.9
 4K
Blackjack (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, hitman, danger, assassination attempt, chase, witnessing a crime, heroic mission, woman in danger, tough heroes, crimes, deadly, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.7
 455
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, rough, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: airplane, spy, terrorist, missile, exploding car, race against time, terrorism, hijacking, danger, undercover, orphan, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s, year 1987
Place: europe, greece, athens greece, utah, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: martial arts, bodyguard, witness, police, assassin, assassination attempt, chase, murder, hitman, danger, gangsters, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%