Movies like The Foreigner

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The Foreigner (2017)
 7.0
 93K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, 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: revenge, tough guy, one against many, bomb, terrorism, obsession, justice, death of daughter, terrorist, investigation, politics, betrayal, hand to hand combat, irish republican army, redemption, mercilessness, dark past, warning, violence, death, united kingdom, ira, teenager, dog, sniper ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, new york, england, america, london, usa, britain ...

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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 tense films with plots about shot in the chest, murder, gunfight, fistfight, gun, betrayal and brawl mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Foreigner: The Equalizer 2 (2018), Jason Bourne (2016), London Has Fallen (2016), Hard Target 2 (2016), Angel Has Fallen (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 119K
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, murder, violence, revenge, martial arts, drug dealer, ambush, black hero, loner, dark past, taxi driver, loss of friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, brussels, washington d.c., istanbul turkey, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 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, tough guy, crimes, shooting, martial arts, danger, chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: morocco, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, north africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 201K
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, captivating, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, cia agent, rogue agent, espionage, rescue, cia, survival, haunted by the past, investigation, danger, amnesia, interrogation ...
Time: 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, year 2016, 90s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, washington d.c., england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, assassination, terrorist attack, danger, save the day, terrorist, graphic violence, heroes, president, surveillance, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, scotland yard, nevada, buckingham palace ...
⇓ 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: tense, captivating, exciting, suspense, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mixed martial arts, kickboxer, human prey, betrayal, danger, death threat, survival, one against many, rivalry, anger, chase, foot chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: las vegas, bangkok thailand, burma
⇓ 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, false accusation, agent, white house, assassination plot, president, attempted murder, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, virginia, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending
Plot: survival, chase, violence, police, murder, police chase, foot chase, self mutilation, spy, husband wife relationship, martial arts, one against many ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ 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, survival, haunted by the past, hostage, courage, dark past, disguise, murder, race against time, foot chase ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1999, 2010s
Place: tower bridge london, russia, england, london
⇓ 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, hostage, revenge, gang, redemption, partner, crimes, hostages, rivalry, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: cia, memory, brutality, prisoner, convict, espionage, surveillance, chase, criminal, death, prison, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, west virginia, big ben london, delaware, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 60K
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 agents, top secret, martial arts, secret agent, terrorist, political corruption, danger, black ops, machismo, terrorist group, surveillance, investigation ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016
Place: asia, indonesia, southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cyber-criminals and corrupt government officials - both in Sweden and in the United States - whom are only known as The Spider Society.
Style: intense, captivating, realistic, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: hacker, journalist, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, programmer, investigation, investigative, group of criminals, twists & turns, partners against crime, disguise, deeply disturbed person ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 97K
Skyscraper (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Framed and on the run, a former FBI agent must save his family from a blazing fire in the world's tallest building.
Style: tense, suspense, emotional, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: skyscraper, protective parent, lone hero, fire, family in danger, father, heroes, leg brace, daring rescue, penthouse, hi-tech, heroism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, china, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 99K
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, state affairs, government agency, master criminal, family in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.
Style: suspense, intense, exciting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: false accusation of murder, conspiracy, corruption, assassination, military, vigilante, gunfight, loner, survival, murder, opium, drug smuggling ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, alabama, washington d.c., afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: danger, brutality, murder, sociopath, anti hero, gangsters, anti heroes, tough guy, chase, fbi agent, killer, ex special forces ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.1
 9K
Extraction (2015)
Genre: Action, 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: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, rescue, machismo, brutality, deception, murder, death of wife, father son relationship, revenge, interrogation, violence, death ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s, 2010s, year 2005, 21st century
Place: usa, prague, prague czech republic, czech republic, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, conspiracy, mercilessness, tragic hero, murder, one against many, near death experience ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, florida, cape town south africa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, foot chase, corruption, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, england, switzerland, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable ...
Style: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, humorous, entertaining ...
Plot: tough guy, revenge, conspiracy, united kingdom, hand to hand combat, murder, spy, secret agents, extreme sports, airplane, swimming pool, secret agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: dominican republic, brazil, moscow russia, detroit, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, tense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: bodyguard, hitman, killer, car chase, assassin, revenge, on the run, travel, opposites attract, criminal, courtroom, courage ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: england, amsterdam, netherlands, big ben london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, tense, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: terrorist, mentor, cia, revenge, terrorism, terrorist plot, recruit, counter terrorism, conspiracy, spy, bomb, government agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: virginia, rome italy, italy, london, warsaw poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 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: exciting, realistic, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, secret agents, conspiracy, undercover, disobeying orders, one man army, corruption, race against time, explosive, innocent person killed, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 4.7
 2K
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: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, child in peril, hostage, kidnapping, danger, mercilessness, brutality, criminal, little boy, violence ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, rescue, kidnapping, gang, gangsters, chase, reluctant partners, working undercover, crime, partners against crime, city life, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, new york, china, asia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, exciting, harsh ...
Plot: female assassin, spy, double agent, undercover agent, female spy, lesbian, lesbianism, cold war, shooting, brutality, blonde, sexy woman ...
Time: year 1987, year 1989, 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east berlin, berlin germany, east berlin east germany, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Marine 5: Battleground (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While working as an EMT back stateside Jake Carter after responding to a distress call, finds himself caught up protecting a person of interest from a biker gang ruthlessly hunting them down.
Style: suspense, psychological, disturbing, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, fight, gunfight, survival, murder, violence, betrayal, brutality, held at gunpoint, foot chase, chase, tough guy ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 326K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, lone hero, christmas, terrorism, airport, save the day, police officer, fight scenes, one man army, danger, chase, airplane ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: washington d.c., usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: secret agents, espionage, cia, undercover, save the day, danger, heroes, conspiracy, spy, dishonesty, law enforcement, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, helicopter, pistol, violence, motorcycle, race against time, handgun, gun, plutonium, countdown ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kashmir, paris france, france, berlin germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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