Movies like The Foreigner

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The Foreigner (2017)
 7.0
 81K
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: tough guy, terrorism, revenge, bomb, obsession, justice, one against many, death of daughter, terrorist, investigation, politics, betrayal, irish republican army, redemption, mercilessness, dark past, hand to hand combat, warning, violence, death, united kingdom, dog, sniper, martial arts, pirate ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ireland, america, usa, 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 pistol, murder, escape, rescue, explosion, machine gun and death mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Foreigner: Jason Bourne (2016), The Equalizer 2 (2018), American Assassin (2017), The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017), New Police Story (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 191K
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, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: rogue agent, cia, chase, martial arts, amnesia, espionage, surveillance, cia agent, betrayal, survival, danger, investigation ...
Time: 1990s, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, usa, berlin germany, athens greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 100K
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: surprise ending, suspense, ambiguous ending
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hurricane, gang, martial arts, drug dealer, cia, murder, massacre, revenge, violence, sniper ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, washington d.c., istanbul turkey, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorist, revenge, mentor, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorism, terrorist plot, nuclear war, spy hero, one man army, bomb, cia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: virginia, warsaw poland, rome italy, istanbul turkey, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Bulgaria, Netherlands
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: assassin, hitman, killer, courtroom, bodyguard, on the run, travel, criminal, opposites attract, chase, courage, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, usa, amsterdam, big ben london, netherlands ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, redemption, gang, revenge, partner, hostages, rivalry, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past, alcoholic, youth gang ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, los angeles, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Bleeding Steel (2017)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, captivating, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: agent, criminal gang, danger, betrayal, police, martial arts, gunfight, fight, transformation, friendship, police investigation, vengeance ...
Time: future, 2020s, 2000s, near future
Place: hong kong, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, clever, tense ...
Plot: hacker, journalist, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, investigation, investigative, group of criminals, partners against crime, disguise, twists & turns, young woman, media coverage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 52K
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, death, deception, prisoner, prison ...
Time: 2010s
Place: delaware, big ben london, west virginia, london, russia
⇓ 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: uzi, hit with a chair, body landing on a car, destruction, tied up, undercover agent, kicking in a door, innocent person killed, taekwondo, watchtower, hotel fight, spy ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.7
 7K
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, unlikely hero, one against many, war criminal, police officer, near death experience, bodyguard, impalement, hand to hand combat, security guard, laptop, filmed killing ...
Time: 2010s, 1990s
Place: russia, tower bridge london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, terrorist attack, danger, assassination, secret service, save the day, heroes, president, surveillance, conspiracy, hostage, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, nevada, big ben london, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: chase, survival, revenge, spy, foot chase, husband wife relationship, death of friend, self mutilation, corrupt cop, police chase, police, brutality ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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, surprise ending
Plot: commando, british, terrorist, cell phone, beating, police car, held at gunpoint, corpse, interrogation, shot to death, machine gun, blood splatter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: rome italy, big ben london, iran, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: surprise ending, suspense, entertaining, intense, exciting ...
Plot: opium, drug smuggling, mother daughter estrangement, woman fights a man, false accusation of murder, false accusations, conspiracy, chase, corruption, assassination, military, assassin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, alabama, afghanistan, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 49K
Mile 22 (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: China, USA, 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, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: black ops, top secret, martial arts, terrorist, political corruption, danger, secret agent, machismo, bravery, terrorist group, surveillance, rescue ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: redemption, assassin, reincarnation, haunted by the past, rescue, stylized violence, conspiracy, tragic hero, dark hero, near death experience, one against many, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, hong kong, florida, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: surprise ending
Plot: jungle, mixed martial arts, retired, human prey, impalement, knocked out, wet t shirt, muscleman, waterfall, campfire, neck breaking, martial arts ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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: surprise ending, ambiguous ending
Plot: criminal, school bus, home invasion, sniper rifle, race against time, fbi agent, sniper, media coverage, exploding building, flare, anti hero, crime scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 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: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, tense ...
Plot: rescue, murder, deception, brutality, father son relationship, death of wife, machismo, spy, interrogation, russian, revenge, violence ...
Time: year 2004, 2000s, 2010s, year 2005
Place: langley virginia, usa, prague, czech republic, prague czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 19K
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: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, terrorism, race against time, police, one man army, escape, massacre, explosive, innocent person killed, disobeying orders, kidnapping, sabotage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, london, berlin germany, big ben london, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, child in peril, hostage, kidnapping, danger, mercilessness, brutality, criminal, rescue, little boy ...
Place: seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, exciting, realistic, heartbreaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, martial arts, rivalry, confined, hostages, crime, crimes, save the day, group of strangers, criminal's revenge, law enforcement, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 310K
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, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: christmas, terrorism, airport, lone hero, gunfight, save the day, danger, chase, airplane, one man army, master criminal, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 6.9
 93K
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: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, assassination, assassin, spy, boat chase, danger, rivalry, family in danger, master criminal, government agency, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, new england, north africa, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: rogue agent, cia, biohazard, spy mission, spy, betrayal, terrorism, timebomb, deception, brutality, female protagonist, biological warfare ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: paris france, moscow russia, langley virginia, big ben london, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, martial arts, rescue, gang, chase, working undercover, crime, chases and races, gangsters, partners against crime, against the odds, urban ...
Time: 80s
Place: hong kong, usa, new york, asia, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, chaos and mayhem, heroes, explosion, destruction, nuclear threat, criminal underworld, crime fighter, police detective, chaos ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, dungeon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, France, Norway
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: hand to hand combat, motorcycle, spy, helicopter, violence, gun, handgun, sniper, mountain, mercenary, dream, fundraiser ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, berlin germany, jerusalem, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: danger, assassination attempt, chase, murder, martial arts, hitman, bodyguard, assassin, police, witness, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 11K
Crying Freeman (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A lethal assassin for a secret Chinese organisation, who sheds tears of regret each time he kills, is seen swiftly and mercilessly executing three Yakuza gangsters by a beautiful artist. She is captivated by the grace of his kill and later falls in ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, microfilm ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, murder, danger, martial arts, artist, police investigation, fight, yakuza, superhero, track down, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: japan, usa, shanghai china, china, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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