Movies like Acts of Violence

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Acts of Violence (2018)
 5.3
 11K
Acts of Violence (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery, a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the corrupt bureaucracy that has harmful intentions.
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, intense, surprise ending, neo noir, suspense
Plot: human trafficking, abduction, murder, police, brother brother relationship, vigilantism, kidnapping, post traumatic stress disorder, criminal, stripper, sniper, gangsters, henchman, fight, bodyguard, violence, investigation, hitman, truck, death, hostage, tough guy, warrior, murder investigation, family relations ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, ohio

Most similar movies to Acts of Violence

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out neo noir, surprise ending, suspense and exciting films with plots about blood, gunfight, shot in the chest, blood splatter, held at gunpoint, escape and death mostly in Action, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Acts of Violence: Death Wish (2018), Code of Honor (2016), Black and Blue (2019), Skin Trade (2014), Line of Duty (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, reboot ...
Plot: vigilante, dark hero, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, police, death of wife, moral dilemma, danger, justice, betrayal, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, united states
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95%
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, suspense, rough, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: murder, brutality, danger, anti hero, sociopath, anti heroes, gangsters, fbi agent, chase, aikido, ex special forces, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.4
 18K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, slang, surprise ending ...
Plot: drug lord, rookie, police, police corruption, danger, criminal gang, organized crime, policewoman, corrupt cop, police chase, mercilessness, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, detroit, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.6
 8K
Skin Trade (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After his family is killed by a Serbian gangster with international interests. NYC detective Nick goes to S.E. Asia and teams up with a Thai detective to get revenge and destroy the syndicates human trafficking network.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sex slavery, sex slave, human trafficking, martial arts, gangsters, tough law enforcer, crimes, crime, rivalry, master criminal, police investigation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, usa, asia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 5.3
 6K
Line of Duty (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Penny is a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief's 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks, whose live-streaming ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic, buddy comedy
Plot: police, friendship, investigation, heroes, police detective, brutality, criminal, police chase, one man army, heroism, undercover cop, bravery ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.0
 11K
First Kill (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A police chief tries to solve a kidnapping that involves a bank robber holding a young boy hostage.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, danger, rescue, conspiracy, betrayal, fight, brutality, fear, murder, police corruption, money, chief of police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 4.8
 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, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, danger, hostage, kidnapping, child in peril, criminal, violence, mercilessness, rescue, brutality ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 69K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, betrayal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, violence, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After security expert Ray Breslin is hired to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a formidable Latvian prison, Breslin's girlfriend is also captured. Now he and his team must pull off a deadly rescue mission to confront ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, captivating, psychotronic ...
Plot: prison, danger, murder, teamwork, martial arts, abduction, gunfight, death, liberation, group of criminals, vengeance, hostage ...
Time: 2010s
Place: hong kong, latvia, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.1
 5K
Close Range (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, exciting, neo noir
Plot: rescue, drug cartel, on the run, crime boss, revenge, pursuit, chase, crooked sheriff, corrupt cop, uncle niece relationship, husband wife relationship, niece ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, texas, southern usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.2
 5K
Recoil (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, murder, gangster, organized crime, gangsters, violence, death of wife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2009, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 4.2
 320
Mask of Death (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: While attempting to flee from the FBI, the criminal Frank Dallio kills Detective McKenna's wife, Rachel. McKenna himself is shot in the face by the professional killer Lyle Mason, who dies in a car crash shortly thereafter. The FBI persuades ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, hitman, assassination attempt, betrayal, undercover, gangsters, fistfight, tattoo, helicopter, timebomb, plastic surgery, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 31K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, police corruption, undercover cop, robbery, rescue, brutality, father son relationship, race against time, police detective, tough cop, betrayal ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.1
 6K
SuperFly (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: money, nightclub, police, arrest, driving, corruption, cocaine, jewelry, fight, escape, party, car chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, hong kong, montenegro, atlanta georgia, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.6
 26K
Fire with Fire (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against – after being held up at a local convenience store – threatens him.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firemen, witness protection, vigilantism, murder, danger, police detective, u.s. marshal, rescue, vengeance, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new orleans, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: bodyguard, hitman, killer, assassin, two man army, on the run, car chase, chase, mercenary, one against many, opposites attract, criminal ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, united kingdom, amsterdam, manchester, manchester england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.7
 13K
Point Blank (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A nurse is forced to spring a wounded murder suspect from the hospital when the man’s brother kidnaps his pregnant wife and wants to make a trade.
Style: captivating, tense, bleak, brutal, remake of french film ...
Plot: ambulance, anger, conspiracy, criminal, paranoia, organized crime, betrayal, chase, escape, gang, corruption, pregnant woman ...
Time: 2010s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.2
 43K
Stuber (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After crashing his car, a cop who's recovering from eye surgery recruits an Uber driver to help him catch a heroin dealer. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they encounter the city's ...
Style: humorous, light, exciting, feel good, captivating ...
Plot: police officer, taxi driver, investigation, murder, father daughter relationship, driver, danger, vulgarity, drug lord, lapd, partners, friendship ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.7
 140K
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, neo noir, ambiguous ending, surprise ending
Plot: cia, revenge, murder, vigilantism, rape, hostage, kidnapping, martial arts, loner, warrior, unlikely hero, ex military ...
Time: 2010s
Place: brussels belgium, boston, brussels, istanbul turkey, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Killing Salazar (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco, 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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: black ops, ambush, organized crime, battle, violence, betrayal, battles, female killer, government agent, top secret, mob boss, murder ...
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.8
 2K
End of a Gun (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.
Style: surprise ending, rough, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir
Plot: aikido, martial arts, brutality, betrayal, rescue, chase, violence, murder, police detective, death, security guard, tough guy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.1
 11K
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: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, death of wife, machismo, rescue, father son relationship, brutality, deception, murder, spy, russian, interrogation, revenge ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century, year 2005, year 2004, 2010s ...
Place: central europe, eastern europe, langley virginia, prague czech republic, prague ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.8
 8K
The Courier (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: This intense action-thriller unfolds in real time as two embattled souls fight for their lives. Gary Oldman stars as a vicious crime boss out to kill Nick, the lone witness set to testify against him. He hires a mysterious female motorcycle courier ...
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining, exciting, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: danger, survival, crime boss, messenger, bomb, police, chase, gunfight, crimes, witnessing a crime, deadly, crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, tower bridge london, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.6
 55K
21 Bridges (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: China, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A disgraced NYPD detective after being thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, is given a shot at redemption.
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, bleak, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: police officer killed, murder investigation, manhunt, nypd, hostage, conspiracy, police corruption, corrupt cop, police, police detective, police officer, criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
John Wick: Chapter 2 (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: suspense, tense, neo noir, bloody, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, lone hero, one against many, warrior, hand to hand combat, bounty hunter, dark hero, manhunt, gun, tough guy, bandit, assassin ...
Time: 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.5
 584
Back in Action (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Two men have different motivations but the same goal when they team up and mount an assault on a powerful drug gang.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: green beret, bandit, buddy cop, mixed martial arts, cigarette smoking, tough cop, apartment, organized crime, shot in the foot, breaking a bottle over someone's head, mercilessness, machismo ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 95K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, tense, suspense, factual, inspirational ...
Plot: terrorism, police chief, chief of police, manhunt, gunfight, tragedy, chase, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, islam ...
Time: 2010s, year 2013, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Precious Cargo (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a botched heist, Eddie a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: heist, diamond, crime boss, betrayal, danger, thief, heist gone wrong, assassination attempt, diamonds, gang, gunfight, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.5
 5K
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, cult film, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bodyguard, murder, woman in danger, martial arts, hitman, danger, chase, assassination attempt, gangsters, police, witness, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, ex athlete, machismo, police detective, bribery, ex law enforcer, reluctant partners, stripper, football ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%