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Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:04
CharactersJournalists, Losers, Lovers, Partners
PlotPursuit, Mystery
PlaceJapan, Party, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

When a prostitute is found dead in a Los Angeles skyscraper occupied by a large Japanese corporation, detectives John Conner and Web Smith are called in to investigate. Although Conner has previous experience working in Japan, cultural differences make their progress difficult until a security disc showing the murder turns up. Close scrutiny proves the disc has been doctored, and the detectives realize they're dealing with a cover-up as well.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersHired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Revenge, Hostage, Chase, Justice
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:44
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Special agents, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Rita Rizzoli is a narcotics cop with a plethora of disguises. When a drug shipment is hijacked, the thieves don't know that the drug is unusually pure and packs of 'Fatal Beauty' begin turning up next to too many dead bodies. Mike works for the original owner of the drugs and tries to tell himself that since he does not handle the drugs, he is 'clean'. Mike becomes Rita's constant companion.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersGangsters
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Special agents, FBI
PlotHostage, Rivalry, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Serious, For men

Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned with the brutal and inhumane nature of his job. Consequently, he decides to hand in his resignation to the Chicago Police Department and return to his home town of Joliet, where his fiancé, Kelly (Natasha Henstridge), awaits.While en route back to Joliet, however, Boomer makes a grievous error in judgment when he stops for, and assists, an unfortunate motorist whose vehicle appears to have broken down; the naive ex-cop is swiftly attacked and rendered unconscious. Boomer awakes to find that his car and wallet have been stolen, and that he has become involved in a dangerous game of mistaken identity.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:58
CharactersPartners
PlotFriendship, Rivalry
PlaceIreland
StyleExciting, Heavy, Fancy, Serious, For men

Skillfully framed by an unknown enemy for the murder of a priest, wanted vigilante MacManus brothers Murphy and Connor must come out of hiding on a sheep farm in Ireland to fight for justice in Boston.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFirefighters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Chase, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against—after being held up at a local convenience store—threatens him.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:26
CharactersPartners
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Heavy, Depressive

Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one. To solve the brutal killings, Kingston joins forces with a cocky, young homicide detective. But neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover — stunning secrets that will set both men on a violent collision course with betrayal and vengeance.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersCriminals
PlotSkirmishes, Justice
PlaceTexas, Small cities, Los Angeles
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Following a series of drug deals and murders, three criminals -- Fantasia, Ray Malcolm and Pluto -- travel from Los Angeles to Houston, finally arriving in a small Arkansas town to go into hiding. Two detectives from the LAPD, who are already on the case, contact the town's sheriff, Dale Dixon, to alert him of the fugitives' presence in the area. Underestimating Dixon, the criminals have no idea what they are about to face.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:41
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotRevenge, Passion, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Money, Pursuit, Rivalry
PlaceRussia, USA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Serious, For men

The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Death, Pursuit, Justice, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotRevenge, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A group of Chicago mob ruthless enforcers are sent to Kansas City to settle things with the owner of a slaughterhouse who has taken money that is not his to keep.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTerrorists, Friends, Soldier
PlotRevenge, Friendship, Political, Rivalry
PlaceIreland, New York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Investigation, Chase, Rivalry
TimeNew Year
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan
Duration01:29
CharactersTruckers, Partners
PlotAdventure, Death, Chase, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

Markimdb: 2.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:23
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotRivalry
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A Russian Police Major is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.

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: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Pads
PlaceCollege
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

College student Jake Lo is pursued by smugglers, mobsters and crooked federal agents after he witnesses a murder by a Mafia kingpin.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration01:36
CharactersSnipers, Hired assassins, Partners
PlotRevenge, Fight, Karate
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

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 Brazil and Flint want him dead – one for the money, the other for revenge. With crooked Interpol agents and vicious members of the criminal underworld hot on their trail, these two assassins reluctantly join forces to quickly take out their target before they themselves are terminated.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:37
CharactersSerial killers, Special agents, FBI, Psychiatrists
PlotObsession, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceChicago, Los Angeles
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown becomes the setting for some particularly gruesome murders--murders that could only have been committed by one man: David Allen Griffin. One of Joel's most elusive and cunning nemeses, Griffin has followed his former pursuer to Chicago in order to play a sadistic game of cat and mouse. Taunting Joel with photographs of his intended victims and leaving his crime scenes meticulously free of clues in order to keep the police at bay, Griffin derives as much pleasure out of watching Joel react to every movement as watching his victims die. But when Griffin moves into Joel's inner circle, Joel must quickly find some way to stop him before someone close to him becomes the next one to die.

Markimdb: 4.8
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:52
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes, Special agents, Disabled people
PlotAdventure, Chase
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. Now he must confront his fear and the assassin, who seems to be well aware of Jack's problem.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryHong Kong, China
Duration02:09
CharactersSerial killers, Disabled people, Losers, Blind, Partners
PlotInvestigation
PlaceChina, Asia
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

A blind detective, former cop, teams up with a policewoman who admires him to solve the disappearance of a girl friend of hers, years ago. Besides, he helps her to improve her skills as an investigator.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:10
CharactersPolice, Friends, Partners, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Markimdb: 6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersGangsters, Heroes, Family
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Voodoo, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Explicit scenes, Serious

Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug lord who vows that Hatcher and his family are now marked for death.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Hunters, Investigators
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Motorcycles, Money, Death
PlaceNature, Mountains, Forest, Wall Street
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals -- they're after him.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersHeroes, Autistic, Special agents, FBI
PlotBank robbery, Skirmishes, Internet, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.





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