Movies like Assassination 1987

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Assassination (1987)
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Assassination (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Jay Killon is the bodyguard of the recently elected US president, but he is assigned to the first lady (Lara Royce). Lara hates Killon so she does all she can to escape. The story complicates when someone tries to kill Lara.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, splatter, humorous, unusual plot structure, entertaining, ridiculous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: bodyguard, assassination, heroes, terrorism, secret agents, survival, politics, crimes, undercover, espionage, terminal illness, dishonesty, state affairs, secret service, assassin, hitman, chase, violence, conspiracy, spy, terrorist, train, motorcycle, warrior, tough guy ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., wyoming, ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and exciting films with plots about heroes, gun, gunfight, danger, violence, murder and deadly mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Assassination: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014), In the Line of Fire (1993), The Evil That Men Do (1984), Live Wire (1992), Patriot Games (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, espionage, secret agents, terrorism, sniper, surveillance, undercover, conspiracy, race against time, analyst, undercover agent, political conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2003, 2000s ...
Place: russia, london, new york, afghanistan, big ben london ...
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In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, bodyguard, obsession, assassination attempt, election, undercover, gunfight, stalking, usa president, government agency, rivalry, terrorism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Evil That Men Do (1984)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Professional killer Holland is forced out of retirement to break a Central American government's political torture ring when one of his friends, a Latin American journalist, is killed. The murderer, Doctor Clement Molloch, is the master sadist ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, bounty hunter, vigilantism, hitman, good versus evil, chase, heroes, assassination, vigilante, torture, serial killer, martial arts ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, holland, latin america, central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 4K
Live Wire (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Danny O'Neill is a bomb disposal expert assigned to a case where terrorists have developed an "invisible" liquid explosive which is activated within the human body.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, assassination, senator, investigation, crimes, undercover, police detective, politics, special agents, government agency, terrorist, bomb ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, spy, cia, assassination, terrorist, rivalry, hitman, revenge, state affairs, government agency, secret agents, master criminal ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., ireland, london, maryland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, ambush, cia, conspiracy, sniper, politics, espionage, mercenary, president, drug cartel, assassination, helicopter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: colombia, usa, washington d.c., venezuela, panama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, on the run, political corruption, assassination, betrayal, assassination attempt, crimes, intrigue, witnessing a crime, conspiracy, heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: When the president of Russia suddenly dies, a man whose politics are virtually unknown succeeds him. The change in political leaders sparks paranoia among American CIA officials, so CIA director Bill Cabot recruits a young analyst to supply insight ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: cold war, terrorism, espionage, terrorist, nuclear threat, nuclear war, cia, nuclear explosion, atomic bomb, covert operation, nuclear, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 70s, 2000s ...
Place: washington d.c., baltimore, chechnya, usa, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Avenging Force (1986)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martial arts expert Matt Hunter was one of the most promising operatives in Army intelligence until his parents were killed by terrorists, and he retired to the family's farm in Louisiana to take care of his 12-year-old sister Sara and their ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, terrorism, survival, rescue, kidnapping, adventure, one man army, race against time, save the day, vengeance, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.6
 150K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, betrayal, secret service, bomb, president, chase, assassination, terrorist, uncover truth, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.7
 3K
Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, undercover, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, chase, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, justice, revenge, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: langley virginia, los angeles, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.3
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Hour of Valor (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A Presidential candidate running against the Vice-President plans a trip to the Balkans to negotiate the release of American servicemen being held hostage. Before he leaves, he receives a disk documenting evidence that the Vice-President has been ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, hijacking, political conspiracy, state affairs, secret agents, confined, undercover, save the day, adventure, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 1K
Hong Kong 97 (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Hong Kong 97 takes place in Hong Kong right before the transfer of power from Britain to China. Reginald Cameron, an assassin affiliated with a large corporation with interests in the colony, guns down key members of the Chinese envoy which will ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, heroes, chase, disaster, frame up, murder, false accusation, wrongfully committed, partners against crime, best friends, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, near future, year 1997
Place: china, hong kong, england, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The President's Man: A Line in the Sand (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A counterterrorism specialist is assigned by the President to track down a terrorist who is suspected of planning to set off a nuclear device in the U.S.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, terrorism, heroes, undercover, law enforcement, race against time, good versus evil, secret agents, crimes, one man army, confined, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, washington d.c., afghanistan, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Foreigner (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This story is about a freelance agent (Seagal) who is the courier of a package from France to Germany. He soon finds that many people want to get their hands on it.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, secret agents, martial arts, good versus evil, adventure, heroes, race against time, on the run, one man army, political conspiracy, murder, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, poland, germany, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Death Wish II (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Paul Kersey is again a vigilante trying to find five punks who murdered his housekeeper and daughter in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, rape, rape and revenge, vigilante, murder, hospital, police, one man army, surveillance, one against many, interracial rape, revenge ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Point Men (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: UK, France, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Some time after their botched operation to capture a known Palestinian terrorist, a team of Israeli agents starts to get killed off one by one. Their leader must get to the bottom of things before the killer(s) plan is complete.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, espionage, race against time, secret agents, undercover, assassination, assassination attempt, save the day, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: jerusalem, new york, zurich switzerland, austria, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: white house, president, conspiracy, secret service, terrorism, save the day, nuclear threat, siege, ex military, hostage, treason, security guard ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c., pentagon, paris france, north america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Contractor (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria, UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Former CIA Operative, James Dial is coaxed back into action to kill a terrorist in London, but it all goes wrong and he is forced into hiding, where he meets and befriends a 12 year old girl.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, betrayal, assassination, manhunt, heroes, crimes, murder, hitman, on the run, friendship, law enforcer killer, train travel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, usa, europe, montana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Running Red (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Gregori is an ex-Soviet Commando haunted by the death of his brother, and trying to forget his old life in the US. However, Gregori realizes after he has already started a family of his own that the past is never far behind. A former superior from ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: martial arts, heroes, one against many, terrorist, gunfight, behind enemy lines, crimes, rivalry, assassination, starting over, soldier, redhead ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Silent Trigger (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, soldier, heroes, tough heroes, psychopath, skyscraper, working undercover, hostage, terrorism, chase, adventure, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.9
 6K
Murphy's Law (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough police detective escapes from custody handcuffed to a foul-mouthed car thief after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife. He must now find the real killer and prove his innocence.
Style: suspenseful, rough, enigmatic, tricky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, chase, stalking, vengeance, police investigation, femme fatale, life is a bitch, vigilantism, partners, psychopath ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Art of War II: Betrayal (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Agent Neil Shaw is called out of retirement and finds himself in the midst of a plot to assassinate several leading Senators with himself set-up to take the rap for a recent killing
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, betrayal, assassination, heroes, on the run, murder, conspiracy, political corruption, political conspiracy, frame up, politics, espionage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Octagon (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Scott James, a veteran martial arts expert, is recruited as the protector of the wealthy and beautiful Justine after she becomes the target of a ninja clan. When Scott finds out that his ruthless arch-nemesis, McCarn , is involved with the stealthy ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, neo noir, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ninja, martial arts, terrorism, good versus evil, master warrior, undercover, adventure, heroic mission, one man army, tough heroes, fighting crime, lone wolves ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, paris france, south america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: rough, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, president, one man army, white house, terrorist attack, hostage, secret agents, daring rescue, nuclear threat, save the day, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, north korea, pentagon, north america
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 31K
Murder at 1600 (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: secret service, conspiracy, politics, white house, investigation, murder, crimes, love affair, state affairs, dishonesty, president, corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, asia, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Way of War (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paramilitary operative David Wolfe stumbles upon an international conspiracy connecting presidential cabinet members to a Middle Eastern terrorist plot. Wanting to expose the truth, Wolfe defies orders and returns to the US as an army of one ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge plot, one man army, terrorism, assassination, state affairs, political corruption, political conspiracy, government agency, race against time, dishonesty, military, political intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, middle east, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Storm Catcher (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A renegade general plots to bomb Washington using a new top secret jet called the Storm Catcher. The only trouble is only one man is capable of flying it. So they seek to put him on the run in a conspiracy that makes him appear to have murdered ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, heroes, conspiracy, terrorist, dishonesty, state affairs, political conspiracy, false accusation, one man army, confined, fighting the system, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 5K
The Hunted (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A businessman on a trip to Tokyo ends up in the middle of a centuries old feud between a criminal Ninja cult and a Samurai when he witnesses a assassination performed by the Ninja-cult leader.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, martial arts, samurai, good versus evil, murder, master warrior, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, mysterious character, violence ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After the death of his girlfriend's daughter from a drug overdose, Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) takes on the local drug cartel.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, vigilante, revenge, hospital, police, one against many, one man army, gang, lone wolves, crimes, fighting crime, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%