Movies like Tenet

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Tenet (2020)
 7.4
 407K
Tenet (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Plot unknown. The project is described as an action epic revolving around international espionage.
Style: unusual plot structure, suspense, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, neo noir, psychotronic, epic
Plot: time paradox, time loop, time travel, cia agent, terrorist, quantum physics, alternate timeline, time, terrorism, save the world, apocalypse, espionage, changing the future, physics, end of the world, heroism, mission, terrorist attack, technology, evil man, rescue, time traveler, danger, secret agents, chase ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mumbai india, vietnam, india, london, kiev ukraine, oslo norway, siberia ...

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Most similar movies to Tenet

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, exciting and suspenseful films with plots about gunfight, pistol, chase, murder, gun, shot to death and betrayal mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Tenet: Inception (2010), Deja Vu (2006), Criminal (2016), American Assassin (2017), Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.8
 2.2M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, clever, cerebral, twist ending ...
Plot: parallel world, mind control, alternate reality, virtual reality, subconscious, life philosophy, teamwork, fictional reality, manipulations, fantasy world, haunted by the past, existentialism ...
Time: 2010s, near future
Place: japan, los angeles, paris france, new york, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.0
 299K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tricky, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, police investigation, terrorism, special agents, danger, foreknowledge, twists & turns, shooting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 62K
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 agent, memory, brutality, prisoner, terrorism, mission, undercover, manhunt, convict, cia, espionage, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, west virginia, delaware, big ben london, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 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: psychotronic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, cia, mentor, counter terrorism, recruit, terrorist plot, hand to hand combat, mole, government agent, revenge, mercenary, mission ...
Time: 2010s
Place: warsaw poland, virginia, istanbul turkey, rome italy, romania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: female spy, terrorist, spy, hand to hand combat, plutonium, race against time, countdown, fistfight, terrorist group, rogue agent, cia agent, mi6 ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, kashmir, london, rome italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 68K
Bloodshot (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After he and his wife are murdered, marine Ray Garrison is resurrected by a team of scientists. Enhanced with nanotechnology, he becomes a superhuman, biotech killing machine - Bloodshot. As Ray first trains with fellow super-soldiers, he cannot ...
Style: tense, psychotronic, exciting, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: nanotechnology, superhuman powers, regeneration, superhero, rescue, super strength, cyberpunk, supernatural power, back from the dead, violence, super soldier, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, near future, 2020s
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, london, budapest, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.8
 5K
Stratton (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: terrorist, commando, terrorist plot, military, investigation, rescue, evacuation, soldier, gunfight, ambush, murder, bomb ...
Time: 2010s
Place: big ben london, ukraine, iran, london, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 215K
Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Spain
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: chase, cia agent, tough guy, spy, rogue agent, black ops, espionage, cia, amnesia, rescue, assassination, danger ...
Time: 1990s, 21st century, year 2016, 90s, 2010s ...
Place: las vegas, greece, london, germany, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, espionage, terrorism, sniper, conspiracy, undercover, undercover agent, surveillance, political conspiracy, murder, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, september 11 2001, year 2001 ...
Place: russia, london, manhattan new york city, afghanistan, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 33K
Unlocked (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, Switzerland, UK, USA, France
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: exciting, rough, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: cia agent, female spy, cia, female warrior, rogue agent, biohazard, betrayal, terrorism, spy, timebomb, spy mission, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012
Place: langley virginia, big ben london, moscow russia, tower bridge london, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Nearly 10 years have passed since Sarah Connor was targeted for termination by a cyborg from the future. Now her son, John, the future leader of the resistance, is the target for a newer, more deadly terminator. Once again, the resistance has ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: man versus machine, androids and robots, cyborgs, time travel, future dystopia, robot vs. robot, save the world, killer robot, post apocalypse, terminator, artificial intelligence, chase ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, twentieth century, year 1991 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.1
 11K
Extraction (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 82 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, brutality, deception, murder, father son relationship, revenge, escape, violence, death ...
Time: year 2015, year 2005, year 2004, 21st century, 2010s ...
Place: central europe, langley virginia, eastern europe, prague, czech republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, spy, espionage, mission, terrorist, courage, teamwork, top secret, frame up, female spy, save the day, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: russia, dubai, hungary, mumbai india, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The sixth film in the "Terminator" series will pick up where the second film left off, ignoring all the subsequent sequels.
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: androids and robots, technology, time travel, gunfight, cyborgs, cyberpunk, killer robot, hand to hand combat, artificial intelligence, terminator, robot, robotics ...
Time: future, 2020s, 1990s, 2010s, year 1998 ...
Place: guatemala, texas, mexico city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, 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, martial arts, foot chase, corrupt cop, death of friend, murder, husband wife relationship, police chase, self mutilation, violence, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington state, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Iconoclastic, take-no-prisoners cop John McClane, finds himself for the first time on foreign soil after traveling to Moscow to help his wayward son Jack - unaware that Jack is really a highly-trained CIA operative out to stop a nuclear weapons ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: cia, car chase, danger, heroes, agent, escape, bomb, one man army, partners against crime, save the day, heroic mission, snitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia, langley virginia, new york, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: good versus evil, military, world domination, terrorism, rescue, conspiracy, swat team, hidden identity, heroic mission, vengeance, tough heroes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, himalaya, tokyo, pentagon, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Spooks: The Greater Good (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, corruption, disobeying orders, race against time, explosive, police, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, moscow russia, big ben london, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Contract to Kill (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Monaco
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Harmon is a CIA/DEA enforcer investigating Arab terrorists captured in Mexico. With his team--seductive FBI agent Zara and spy-drone pilot Sharp--he flies to Istanbul and uncovers a brutal plot: Islamic extremists plan to use Sonora drug-smuggling ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, touching, suspense
Plot: aikido, martial arts, violence, conspiracy, terrorist plot, secret agents, secret agent, paranoia, woman fights a man, undercover, fbi agent, cia agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: istanbul turkey, el paso texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: redemption, stylized violence, gunfight, reincarnation, haunted by the past, rescue, near death experience, conspiracy, murder, tragic hero, mercilessness, hallucination ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, cape town south africa, florida, hong kong, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: John McClane is back and badder than ever, and this time he's working for Homeland Security. He calls on the services of a young hacker in his bid to stop a ring of Internet terrorists intent on taking control of America's computer ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hacker, fbi, terrorism, one man army, lone hero, gunfight, police officer, bomb, chaos, heroes, hostage, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, washington d.c., los angeles, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, androids and robots, man versus machine, post apocalypse, post apocalyptic, chase, killer robot, danger, heroes, time paradox, human android relationship ...
Time: future, year 2017, year 1997, 21st century, year 1984 ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.8
 395K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agent, secret agents, james bond, secret service, spy, espionage, computer cracker, british secret service, undercover, danger, 007, one against many ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, sahara, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: captivating, suspense, tragic ending, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: maze, desert, cure, pandemic, vaccine, battles, teenage hero, murder, distopia, terminal illness, imprisonment, danger ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.9
 107K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, revenge, cia, assassination, terrorist, danger, rivalry, boat chase, hitman, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, ireland, london, maryland, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Detonator II: Night Watch (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Croatia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: UN agents Mike Graham and Sabrina Carver are sent by their director Nick Caldwell to investigate the theft of Rembrandt's painting, "The Night Watch". The trail takes them from Amsterdam to Hong Kong and involves them in not only art ...
Style: serious, suspense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: art theft, forgery, investigation, undercover, espionage, escapades, adventure, danger, crimes, partners, heist, famous painting ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: hong kong, amsterdam, europe, asia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, president, white house, agent, assassination plot, manhunt, attempted murder, false accusation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., north carolina, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 3.7
 516
The Elite (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of their families by a terrorist bomb, five young adults are trained as a hi-tech, anti-terrorist team with a mission to search and destroy high-profile terrorist groups.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, undercover, race against time, danger, airplane, chases and races, crimes, daring rescue, one man army, heroes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, year 1987, 2000s, 80s
Place: europe, greece, utah, washington d.c., austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 9.0
 2.4M
The Dark Knight (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, secret identity, double life, anti hero, good versus evil, organized crime, batman, rivalry, super villain, psychopath, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: cia, secret agents, espionage, undercover, danger, save the day, heroes, secret service, conspiracy, spy, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, 2000s, 2010s
Place: switzerland, montenegro, usa, moscow russia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%