Movies like Miss Bala

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Miss Bala (2019)
 5.8
 10K
Miss Bala (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, emotional, intense, surprise ending, neo noir, bilingual
Plot: mob boss, female spy, drug lord, drug cartel, slave trade, beauty queen, sniper, cia agent, corruption, bodyguard, prostitution, danger, beauty pageant, blackmail, fight, organized crime, prostitute, spy, undercover agent, assassination attempt, bravery, manipulation, sabotage, undercover, sex slave ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, california, san diego california, tijuana mexico, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, neo noir, surprise ending and exciting films with plots about murder, violence, betrayal, danger, blood, death and gun mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Miss Bala: Queen of the South (2016), Colombiana (2011), The Courier (2019), Proud Mary (2018), Peppermint (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cartel, drugs/alcohol, shooting, murder, adventure, danger, destiny, vengeance, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 96K
Colombiana (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: female assassin, female killer, tough girl, vengeance, vigilante, hitman, vigilantism, crimes, lone hero, haunted by the past, latinos, uncle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1992, 1990s, 90s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, latin america, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.9
 7K
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, witnessing a crime, crimes, deadly, crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: washington d.c., empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, tower bridge london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 9K
Proud Mary (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, captivating, surprise ending ...
Plot: female assassin, female killer, gangsters, brutality, betrayal, gangster, little boy, murder, guilt, revenge, car chase, organized crime ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.5
 59K
Peppermint (2018)
Genre: Action, 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, brutal, rough, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: vigilante, justice, female martial artist, corruption, police corruption, murder, drug cartel, fighting the system, loss of child, female protagonist, one woman army, revenge ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2017
Place: los angeles, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 171K
Red Sparrow (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Prima ballerina, Dominika Egorova faces a bleak and uncertain future after she suffers an injury that ends her career. She soon turns to Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people to use their minds and bodies ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, erotic, rough, brutal ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, female agent, deception, spy, russian spy, secret mission, seduction, manipulation, sexploitation, training, secret agent ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: russia, budapest, hungary, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, driving, arrest, corruption, cocaine, jewelry, fight, escape, party, car chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: montenegro, hong kong, atlanta georgia, texas, atlanta ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 334K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilantism, justice, mercenary, bodyguard, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue, warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: ukraine, romania, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 13K
The Substitute (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After he did some jobs for CIA, ex-marine John Shale is visiting his high school love Jane. She's now a teacher in Columbus High School in Miami. Soon after his arriving Jane has her knee cap broken while jogging. After that, John decides to go ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: teachers and students, high school, hidden identity, danger, high school life, crime, undercover, gang, youth, society, crimes, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: miami, florida, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 111K
Triple Frontier (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South American drug lord.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug cartel, ex special forces, drug lord, greed, ex soldier, crimes, survival, friendship, violence, danger, murder, 15 year old ...
Time: 2010s
Place: colombia, usa, south america, andes mountains, peru ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 45K
Ava (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A black ops assassin is forced to fight for her own survival after a job goes dangerously wrong.
Style: tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: female spy, female assassin, female agent, strong female character, intelligence agency, woman fights a man, woman with a gun, hitman, contract killing, pursuit, crimes, peril ...
Time: 2020s
Place: saudi arabia, boston, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.5
 306
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: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover, chase, prostitute, police detective, renegade, police officer, computer cracker, crime, partners, dishonesty, good versus evil ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 26K
The Informer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In New York, former convict Pete Koslow, related to the Polish mafia, must deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and the twisted ambitions of two federal agents, as he tries to survive and protect the lives of his loved ones…
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prison, organized crime, violence, undercover, danger, police, brutality, murder, ex convict, prison gang, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2010s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 7K
Rogue City (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Caught in the crosshairs of police corruption and Marseille’s warring gangs, a loyal cop must protect his squad by taking matters into his own hands.
Style: suspense, tragic ending, tense, serious, exciting ...
Plot: sniper, police corruption, french police, police detective, con artists, police investigation, police brutality, mafia, police officer killed, violence, police shootout, betrayal ...
Time: 2020s
Place: marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.6
 198K
Traffic (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An exploration of the United States of America's war on drugs from multiple perspectives. For the new head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the war becomes personal when he discovers his well-educated daughter is abusing cocaine ...
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: drug lord, drug dealer, drug abuse, addiction, war on drugs, marijuana, drug cartel, organized crime, drug traffic, drug dealing, profanity, interracial sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico, ohio, washington d.c., latin america, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Assassination Games (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Romania
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, assassination, karate, chases and races, partners, vengeance, kickboxing, crimes, anti heroes, sniper, fight, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ukraine, bucharest, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 68K
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, violence, betrayal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, gang, vengeance, crimes, rivalry, tough heroes, gangsters, murder, gangster, organized crime, death of wife, anger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, year 2009, 2000s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 40K
Bastille Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much ...
Style: exciting, intense, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: pickpocket, terrorism, rogue agent, cia, bomb, investigation, thief, criminal, espionage, gunfight, surveillance, bank ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Code of Silence (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A Chicago cop is caught in a middle of a gang war while his own comrades shun him because he wants to take an irresponsible cop down.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, martial arts, chase, police, mafia, fight, gangsters, revenge, danger, heroes, rescue, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, chase, crime boss, pursuit, revenge, crooked sheriff, corrupt cop, husband wife relationship, niece, wanted ...
Time: 2010s
Place: arizona, texas, southern usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, chase, fbi agent, aikido, ex special forces, tough guy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 4.6
 816
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: exciting, sexy, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, martial arts, hostage, terrorist, race against time, danger, kidnapping, beauty pageant, explosion, showdown, swimming pool, one woman army ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.8
 28K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: martial arts, hospital, coma, vengeance, murder, danger, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, crime, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, year 1990, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.1
 48K
Hotel Artemis (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, 'Hotel Artemis' follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, neo noir ...
Plot: hotel, nurse, crime boss, survival, organized crime, female killer, top secret, mysterious woman, murder, mob boss, chase, strong female character ...
Time: near future, 2020s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Days of American Crime (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future, as a final response to crime and terrorism, the U.S. government plans to broadcast a signal that will make it impossible for anyone to knowingly break the law.
Style: odd, twists and turns, unusual plot structure, confusing, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime boss, burglar, criminal, mafia, fighting crime, father son relationship, brutality, violence, money, bank robber, gunfight, sniper ...
Time: distant future, near future
Place: detroit, usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Point of Impact (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Davis is a tough, outspoken cop who finds himself wrongly accused for the death of a fellow agent by the depraved and power hungry chief of Miami Customs, Martin Cullen. Disgraced and dismissed, Jack swears revenge and goes to work for Roberto ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, cult film, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loss of partner, danger, extramarital affair, revenge, death, bodyguard, cuban, partners, undercover, police investigation, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: miami, cuba, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.7
 60K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, gory, dishonesty, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, usa, georgia, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 200K
2 Guns (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Style: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, undercover, corruption, bank robbery, cia, working undercover, organized crime, foe turned friend, betrayal, investigation, hidden identity, undercover agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%