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The Foreigner (2017)
 7.0
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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, tough guy, obsession, death of daughter, irish republican army, redemption, investigation, dark past, mercilessness, politics, warning, hand to hand combat, terrorist, betrayal, death, violence, united kingdom, thrown from height, coming out of retirement, cat and mouse, handgun ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, big ben london, scotland yard, america, usa, london

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and realistic films with plots about murder, betrayal, gunfight, pistol, shot to death, chase and shot in the chest mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Foreigner: The Equalizer 2 (2018), Jason Bourne (2016), New Police Story (2004), Police Story: Lockdown (2013), The Courier (2012). 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: 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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 183K
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, surprise ending, exciting, intense, entertaining
Plot: chase, assassin, cia, hacking, assassination, armored vehicle, rogue agent, black ops, casino, amnesia, espionage, spy ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, athens greece, washington d.c., langley virginia ...
⇓ 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, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, revenge, gang, redemption, youth gang, partner, alcoholic, birthday, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, danger, hostages, confined, crime, crimes, criminal's revenge, save the day, heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, swat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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 ⇓
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: wrestling, race against time, police, countdown, russian, foot chase, pistol, punched in the face, anger, laboratory, bomb, paranoia ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
47%
 4.4
 709
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, gang, machine gun, swimming pool, hostage, blood, one woman army, terrorist plot, femme fatale, senator, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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 ⇓
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: 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 ⇓
45%
 7.4
 221K
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, entertaining, interesting ...
Plot: autism, accountant, hitman, organized crime, survival, criminal, assassin, mentor, plot twist, conspiracy, assassination, violence ...
Time: 2000s, year 1989, year 2006
Place: illinois, new hampshire, germany, chicago illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, conspiracy, flashback, corruption, escape, massacre, police, kidnapping, terrorist, one man army, explosive, innocent person killed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 ⇓
43%
 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 ⇓
42%
 6.6
 136K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, bomb, assassination, chase, betrayal, secret service, innocence, president, terrorist, security guard, limousine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, assassin, assassination attempt, cia, bodyguard, apartment, election, running, stalking, secret service agent, white house, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, dallas texas, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 25K
Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: irish, revenge, violence, vengeance, terrorism, concert, wedding, anarchist, orchestra, fireworks, computer, explosion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 226K
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: buddy comedy, entertaining, suspense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: pornography, private detective, conspiracy, father daughter relationship, investigation, party, alcoholic, corruption, single father, murder, chase, revenge ...
Time: year 1977, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, realistic, surprise ending, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, assassination, terrorist attack, head of state, secret agents, save the day, chases and races, danger, heroes, president, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, washington d.c., pakistan, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 47K
Blackhat (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A man is released from prison to help American and Chinese authorities pursue a mysterious cyber criminal. The dangerous search leads them from Chicago to Hong Kong.
Style: exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computers and web, terrorism, technology, law enforcement, betrayal, conspiracy, computer, hacker, computer virus, on the run, terrorist plot, computer hacker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: hong kong, malaysia, asia, usa, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: rough, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, terrorism, terrorist, politics, murder, friendship, soldier, assassin, police investigation, vengeance, anonymity, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, ireland, northern ireland, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.4
 44K
Live by Night (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story set in the Prohibition Era and centered around a group of individuals and their dealings in the world of organized crime.
Style: tragic ending, surprise ending, emotional, melancholic, bloody ...
Plot: prohibition, betrayal, organized crime, revenge, love, mafia, gangster, chase, death, vengeance, violence, car chase ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s
Place: florida, cuba, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.8
 35K
The Gunman (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassin, hitman, betrayal, on the run, espionage, chase, chases and races, danger, deadly, dishonesty, heroes, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006
Place: europe, africa, barcelona spain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 582
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, teenage life, police detective, crime, crimes, law enforcement, urban, rivalry, against the odds, city life, gangsters ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 171K
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: surprise ending, entertaining, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: chase, betrayal, mysterious woman, rescue mission, car chase, cars, technology, racing, revenge, fight scenes, family, submarine ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, havana cuba, cuba, russia, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, gang, kidnapping, chase, rescue, crime, police investigation, gangsters, master criminal, partners against crime, urban, reluctant partners ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, asia, china, usa, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 36K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, assassination, neo noir, race against time, politics, train station, danger, rescue, lobbyist, mexican standoff, accountant, missing person ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%