Movies like Man On Fire 2004

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 her life.

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1 Unstoppable 2010

A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and proves to be unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Tony Scott

Writer:

Mark Bomback

Country:

United States of America
6.8

2 Deja Vu 2006

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 prevent crime.

Genres:

Action, Thriller, Science Fiction

Director:

Tony Scott

Country:

United States of America
7

3 Body Of Lies 2008

The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – watches Ferris. At the other end of that real-time link is the CIA’s Ed Hoffman, strategizing events from thousands of miles away. And as Ferris nears the target, he discovers trust can be just as dangerous as it is necessary for survival.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)

Countries:

United States of America, United Kingdom
7.1

4 The Last Castle 2001

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

Genres:

Action, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Rod Lurie

Writers:

David Scarpa (story), David Scarpa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

Country:

United States of America
7

5 Inside Man 2006

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Russell Gewirtz

Country:

United States of America
7.6

6 Lord Of War 2005

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Andrew Niccol

Writer:

Andrew Niccol

Countries:

France, United States of America, Germany
7.6

7 Blood Diamond 2006

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Action

Director:

Edward Zwick

Writers:

Charles Leavitt (screenplay), Charles Leavitt (story) | 1 more credit »

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
8

8 American Gangster 2007

Following the death of his employer and mentor, Bumpy Johnson, Frank Lucas establishes himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan. He does so by buying heroin directly from the source in South East Asia and he comes up with a unique way of importing the drugs into the United States. Partly based on a true story.

Genres:

Drama, Crime

Director:

Ridley Scott

Writers:

Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson (article)

Countries:

United Kingdom, United States of America
7.8

9 Training Day 2001

On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Writer:

David Ayer

Countries:

Australia, United States of America
7.7

10 Running Scared 2006

After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the police and the mob find them first.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Wayne Kramer

Writer:

Wayne Kramer

Countries:

Germany, United States of America
7.4

11 Law Abiding Citizen 2009

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Genres:

Drama, Crime, Thriller

Director:

F. Gary Gray

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer

Country:

United States of America
7.4

12 Face/off 1997

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's family.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

John Woo

Country:

United States of America
7.3

13 Assault On Precinct 13 2005

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Genre:

Thriller

Writers:

John Carpenter (earlier film), James DeMonaco (screenplay)

Countries:

United States of America, France
6.3

14 The Town 2010

Doug MacRay is a longtime thief, who, smarter than the rest of his crew, is looking for his chance to exit the game. When a bank job leads to the group kidnapping an attractive branch manager, he takes on the role of monitoring her – but their burgeoning relationship threatens to unveil the identities of Doug and his crew to the FBI Agent who is on their case.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Ben Affleck

Writers:

Peter Craig (screenplay), Ben Affleck (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
7.5

15 John Q 2002

John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage until the hospital puts his son's name on the donor's list.

Genres:

Drama, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Nick Cassavetes

Writer:

James Kearns

Country:

United States of America
7.1

16 Flight 2012

Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.

Genre:

Drama

Director:

Robert Zemeckis

Writer:

John Gatins

Country:

United States of America
7.3

17 The Lincoln Lawyer 2011

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

John Romano (screenplay), Michael Connelly (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.3

18 2 Guns 2013

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.

Genres:

Action, Comedy, Crime

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

Blake Masters (screenplay by), Steven Grant (based on the Boom! Studios graphic novels by)

Country:

United States of America
6.7

19 Hitman 2007

The best-selling videogame, Hitman, roars to life with both barrels blazing in this hardcore action-thriller starring Timothy Olyphant. A genetically engineered assassin with deadly aim, known only as "Agent 47" eliminates strategic targets for a top-secret organization. But when he's double-crossed, the hunter becomes the prey as 47 finds himself in a life-or-death game of international intrigue.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Xavier Gens

Writer:

Skip Woods

Countries:

France, United States of America
6.3

20 Taken 2008

While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his best years possibly behind him, the job may be more than he can handle.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Pierre Morel

Countries:

France, United Kingdom, United States of America
7.8

21 Safe House 2012

A dangerous CIA renegade resurfaces after a decade on the run. When the safe house he's remanded to is attacked by mercenaries, a rookie operative escapes with him. Now, the unlikely allies must stay alive long enough to uncover who wants them dead.

Genres:

Action, Thriller

Director:

Daniel Espinosa

Country:

United States of America
6.7

22 Shooter 2007

A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why??

Genres:

Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Director:

Antoine Fuqua

Writers:

Jonathan Lemkin (screenplay), Stephen Hunter (novel)

Country:

United States of America
7.2

23 Street Kings 2008

Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a part of his entire career, ultimately leading him to question the loyalties of everyone around him.

Genres:

Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

David Ayer

Writers:

James Ellroy (screenplay), Kurt Wimmer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »

Country:

United States of America
6.8

24 Sleepers 1996

Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.

Genres:

Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Barry Levinson

Writers:

Lorenzo Carcaterra (book), Barry Levinson (screenplay)

Country:

United States of America
7.6