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List of the best movies like Cartels (2016): Precious Cargo, I Am Wrath, Survivor, Hard Target 2, Gemini Man, The Hunter's Prayer, End of a Gun, Code of Honor, Contract to Kill, S.W.A.T.: Under Siege.

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Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy
CountryCanada
Duration02:09
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Thieves
PlotRobbery, Martial Arts, Chess, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceAircraft, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating

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 job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Bodyguards, Lawyers
PlotRobbery, Martial Arts, Revenge, Cars, Fight
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Depressive

A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:01
CharactersHackers, Snipers, Terrorists, Hired assassins, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Death, Hostage
PlaceAfghanistan, Aircraft, England, Kitchen, London
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration00:40
CharactersSnipers, Spy, Rich, Bodyguards, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Soccer, Martial Arts, Fight, Motorcycles
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Party, USA
StyleUnexpected ending

Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:07
CharactersSnipers, Spy, Special Forces, Hired assassins, Scientists
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Motorcycles, Death
PlaceAircraft, China, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating

Ageing assassin, Henry Brogen tries to get out of the business but finds himself in the ultimate battle—fighting his own clone who is 25 years younger than him, and at the peak of his abilities.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller
CountryGermany, Spain, USA
Duration02:02
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snipers, Mafia, Gangsters
PlotLove, War, Survival, Robbery, Revenge
PlaceEngland, Party, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing

An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.

Markimdb: 3.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:03
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, FBI, Lawyers
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Money, Death, Hostage
PlaceHotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

A mall security guard -- and former federal agent -- crosses paths with a drug kingpin's enforcer after he saves a woman from danger.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Bikers, FBI
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Fight, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceGhetto, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

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, teams up with the local police department to bring his former commander to justice and prevent him from further vigilantism.

Markimdb: 3.3
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Monaco
CharactersSnipers, CIA, Gangsters, Spy, Terrorists
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Death, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft, Mexico, Hotels
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

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 routes to bring deadly weapons, and leaders, into the U.S. To prevent an attack on America, Harmon must turn these two savage forces against one another before his time--and his luck--run out.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHackers, Snipers, Spy, Special Forces, Hired assassins
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Disturbing

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 recover the prisoner known as “The Scorpion” for the tattoo blazed across his back. When Travis discovers that his prisoner is a Secret Ops double agent planted within the cartel, it’s up to him and his expert S.W.A.T. team to keep “The Scorpion” and his billion dollar secrets safe.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Hackers, Snipers, CIA, Spy
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Motorcycles, Money, Nuclear War
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Turkey, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:35
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Couriers
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Money, Death
PlacePrison
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A courier for a local crime lord must deliver a mysterious package while being chased by a horde of unusual gangsters.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Africa, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersHackers, Hired assassins, Thieves, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Skirmishes
PlaceAircraft, Party, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a master assassin and his team of killers. Armed with her own set of lethal skills, Alex looks to exact revenge for her murdered friends while uncovering the truth.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
CharactersDogs, Hackers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Police
PlotLove, Dancing, Skirmishes, Wedding, Motorcycles
PlaceParty
StyleUnexpected ending

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Markimdb: 8
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndonesia, France, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Special Forces, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight, Death
PlacePrison, Indonesia
StyleHeavy, Tense, For men

After fighting his way through an apartment building populated by an army of dangerous criminals and escaping with his life, SWAT team member Rama goes undercover, joining a powerful Indonesian crime syndicate to protect his family and uncover corrupt members of his own force.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersHackers, Snipers, CIA, Spy, Special Forces
PlotSoccer, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Fight, Motorcycles
PlaceAircraft, Jungle, Islands, Party
StyleUnexpected ending, Dynamic

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersGangsters, Special Forces, Hired assassins, Scammers, Bodyguards
PlotDancing, Soccer, Martial Arts, Gambling, Fight
PlaceAircraft, Party, Casino, Night Clubs
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA, China, Belgium, Monaco
Duration02:34
CharactersHackers, Gangsters, Heroes, Tough guys, Fathers
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Skirmishes, Cars
PlaceAircraft
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Serious, For men, Disturbing

The fast-paced action movie is again set in the criminal underworld in France, where Frank Martin is known as The Transporter, because he is the best driver and mercenary money can buy. In this installment, he meets Anna and they attempt to take down a group of ruthless Russian human traffickers who also have kidnapped Frank’s father.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Strong women, Thieves, Bodyguards
PlotFight, Money, Death, Birthday
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersManiacs, Snipers, Firefighters, Bodyguards, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Gambling, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceCourt, Deserts

A former bounty hunter who finds himself on the run as part of a revamped Condemned tournament, in which convicts are forced to fight each other to the death as part of a game that's broadcast to the public.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany, USA, Malta, Croatia, Netherlands
Duration02:19
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Strong women, Military
PlotRobbery, Skirmishes, Death, Water, Flooding
PlaceAircraft, Lake, Serbia
TimeWorld War II
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

In the midst of the Balkan wars, a squad of Navy SEALs attempts to unravel a long-forgotten mystery after discovering an enormous treasure trove hidden at the bottom of a lake in Serbia.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Terrorists
PlotMartial Arts, Money, Investigation, Hostage, False accusations
PlaceRussia
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

After an illustrious special ops career ends in disaster, Alexander goes off the grid and attempts to lead a quiet life as a handyman at an apartment complex. But when one of his tenants and her family fall under the thumb of a Russian gangster, Alexander is dragged into an all-out war between rival Chinese and Russian gangs; forcing him to not only defend the family, but bringing him face to face with an old foe, and giving him one more chance to reconcile his past.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:33
CharactersTeens, Hired assassins, Thieves, Military, Lawyers
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Prison Break, Skirmishes, Fight
PlacePrison, Afghanistan, Aircraft, School
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:35
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Spy, Strong women, Thieves
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Fight, Chase
PlaceHotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Los Angeles, June 21st, 2028. While the streets are being torn apart by riots, the Nurse, who runs a clandestine hospital for criminals in the penthouse of the Artemis, a closed old hotel, has a rough night dealing with troublemaker clients: thieves, assassins, someone from the past and the one who owns the place and the whole city.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSnipers, Terrorists, Thieves, FBI, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Dancing, Martial Arts, Money
PlaceAircraft, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersTough guys, Warriors, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Death, Chase, Missing people
PlaceHotels, USA
TimeNew Year
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, For men

A family man who turns out to be a retired mob enforcer must travel across the country to find his daughter who has gone missing.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrefantastic, action, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersDogs, Teens, Snipers, Family, Bodyguards
PlotRobbery, Dancing, Travel, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceSchool, Deserts, Hotels, Casino
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Serious

A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Money, Pursuit, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

A seasoned assassin plays both sides in a Russian gang war and becomes the target of an unknown enemy.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada
Duration02:26
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins, Killers, Bodyguards, Tough guys
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Death, Pursuit, Mystery
PlaceLaboratory
StyleExciting, Serious, For men

An assassin teams up with a woman to help her find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSnipers, Heroes, Tough guys
PlotMartial Arts
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.





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