10 best movies like The Mechanic (2011)

Movies similar to The Mechanic (2011): John Wick, 3:10 to Yuma, Safe, Heist, The Accountant, Blitz, Assassination Games, Kick-Ass 2, Jane Got a Gun, The Fault in Our Stars.

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John Wick (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersKillers, Criminals, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Gangsters, Family, Friends
PlotSects, Fight, Weapon, Fidelity, Revenge
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor men, Best soundtracks, Worth watching

Ex-hitman John Wick comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him.

3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, adventure, western, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:02
CharactersPolice, Gangsters, Sheriffs
PlotLove, Fight, Investigation, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Trains, Hotels, USA
StyleFor men

In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.

Safe (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersDefenders, Tough guys, Mafia, Special agents
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleFor a group of friends, For men

After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.

Heist (2015)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Strong women
PlotAdventure, Robbery, Death, Chase, Skirmishes, Money
PlaceUSA, Casino

A father is without the means to pay for his daughter's medical treatment. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker to rob a casino. When things go awry they're forced to hijack a city bus.

The Accountant (2016)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersPolice, Family, Brothers, Friends, Autistic, Hired assassins
PlotFight, Investigation, Chase, Survival, Skirmishes
PlaceOffice, USA

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

Blitz (2011)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37
CharactersSerial killers
StyleExciting

A tough, renegade cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Assassination Games (2011)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Romania
Duration01:36
CharactersHired assassins
StyleExciting, 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.

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Japan
Duration01:43
CharactersSuperhero, Teens, Friends, Gangsters, Partners
PlotLove, Fight, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceUSA

After Kick-Ass’ insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, he joins a patrol led by the Colonel Stars and Stripes. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist — reborn as The Mother Fucker — only the blade-wielding Hit-Girl can prevent their annihilation.

Jane Got a Gun (2015)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
PlotAdventure, Revenge, Death, Survival, Weapon, Chase, Relationship, Love triangle, Cheating, Pursuit, Justice, Skirmishes
PlaceWild West, Deserts, USA

After her outlaw husband returns home shot with eight bullets and barely alive, Jane reluctantly reaches out to an ex-lover who she hasn't seen in over ten years to help her defend her farm when the time comes that her husband's gang eventually tracks him down to finish the job.

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersTeens, Terminally ill
PlotLove, Cancer, Time travel, Death, Funeral, First love
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a patient named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

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RoboCop (2014)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersRobots, Parents, Police, Family
PlotLove, Fight, Relationship, Parenting
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured, OmniCorp sees their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine.

Mercy (2014)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:19
CharactersWizards, Family, Neighbors, Mothers
PlotLove, Magic, Death, Fear, Supernatural
PlaceSmall cities, USA
StyleAction

A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers

Chi-Raq (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, drama, musical, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:37
PlotFight, Death, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.

Whiplash (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.5)
Genredrama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersMusicians, Drummers, Teachers
PlotObsession, Music, Love, Relationship
PlaceUSA
StyleWorth watching

Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.

Cabin Fever (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 3.7)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersTeens, Friends, Dogs
PlotLove, Death, Skirmishes, Vacation
PlaceUSA
StyleHeavy, Depressive

In this grisly remake of the 2002 horror hit, five college chums rent an isolated woodland cabin for a party. But their fun quickly ends when the group is exposed to a hideous flesh-eating virus, and survival becomes the name of the game.

Kung Fury (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, short
CountrySweden
Duration31:02
CharactersHackers, Maniacs, Killers, Police, Dinosaurs
PlotLove, War, Fight, Investigation, Chase, Skirmishes, Time travel, Martial Arts
PlaceGermany, USA

During an unfortunate series of events, a friend of Kung Fury is assassinated by the most dangerous kung fu master criminal of all time, Adolf Hitler, a.k.a Kung Führer. Kung Fury decides to travel back in time to Nazi Germany in order to kill Hitler and end the Nazi empire once and for all.

Arsenal (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:01
CharactersFamily, Businessmen, Brothers, Friends, Fathers
PlotFight, Skirmishes, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA

After the deadbeat brother of a businessman is assumed to be in on his own kidnapping, his sibling must take action to rescue him.

Fist Fight (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersTeachers
PlotFight
PlaceSchool, USA

When one school teacher gets the other fired, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Big Brother (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, comedy
Duration01:43
CharactersTough guys, Teens, Teachers, Heroes
PlotFight, Rivalry, Martial Arts
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, For men

A soldier-turned-high school teacher uses unusual methods to reach to a class of poor students, while dealing with a greedy entrepreneur and his gang of fighters as well as the government.

Gemini Man (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.7)
Genrefantastic, action
Duration02:07
CharactersHired assassins, Snipers
PlotUndercover, Skirmishes
PlaceChina, USA

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.

24 Hours to Live (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy
CountrySouth Africa, China, USA
Duration02:23
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotRevenge, Death, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleTense

An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.

Zootopia (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Police, Scientists, Gangsters, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Conspiracies, Fight, Chase, Adventure, Missing people
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleDisney, For children, For a cozy evening, Popular

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

Hot Pursuit (2015)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersMafia, Killers, Police, Friends, Gangsters
PlotTime travel, Love, Fight, Chase, Pursuit, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA

An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.

American Ultra (2015)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, comedy
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:36
CharactersBodyguards
PlotLove, Fight, Lost memory, Undercover
PlaceSmall cities, USA

American Ultra is a fast-paced action comedy about Mike, a seemingly hapless and unmotivated stoner whose small-town life with his live-in girlfriend, Phoebe, is suddenly turned upside down. Unbeknownst to him, Mike is actually a highly trained, lethal sleeper agent. In the blink of an eye, as his secret past comes back to haunt him, Mike is thrust into the middle of a deadly government operation and is forced to summon his inner action-hero in order to survive.

I Origins (2014)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersScientists
PlotLife after death, Love, Death, Meaning of life
PlaceIndia, USA
StyleMakes me think, Atmospheric

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

Collateral Beauty (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersFriends, Fathers
PlotDepression, Death
PlaceOffice, USA
TimeNew Year

Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersSuperhero
PlotRivalry, Genetic experiments, Death
PlaceDeserts, USA
StyleGloomy, DC, By comics

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersSoldier, Mutant, Fathers, Military
PlotAdventure, Fight, Revenge, Chase, Skirmishes, Martial Arts
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Action

In a world without government, the surviving Unisols maintain order and choose the strongest of their ranks to rule, testing them in life-or-death combat.

Parker (2013)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersHeroes
StyleExciting, Heavy

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)
Mark7 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHired assassins
PlaceAsia

When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers.

Gamer (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotDeath
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture

Mind-control technology has taken society by a storm, a multiplayer on-line game called "Slayers" allows players to control human prisoners in mass-scale. Simon controls Kable, the online champion of the game. Kable's ultimate challenge becomes regaining his identity and independence by defeating the game's mastermind.

The Revenant (2009)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrehorror, comedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersZombie, Vampire
PlotDeath, Funeral, Survival
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting

A horror movie/buddy comedy about Joey and his undead friend Bart who comes back from the dead as a revenant: an articulate zombie that needs to drink blood to arrest the decomposition of his body.

The Hangover (2009)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersFriends, Police
PlotFight, Lost memory, Chase
PlaceHotels, New York, USA, Casino, Party
StyleFor a group of friends

When three friends finally come to after a raucous night of bachelor-party revelry, they find a baby in the closet and a tiger in the bathroom. But they can't seem to locate their best friend, Doug – who's supposed to be tying the knot. Launching a frantic search for Doug, the trio perseveres through a nasty hangover to try to make it to the church on time.

Transporter 3 (2008)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.1)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:44
CharactersSoldier
PlaceFrance, Ukraine, USA
StyleExciting

Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukranian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.

Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.2)
Genremelodrama, drama, musical, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Friends, Mothers, Nephews
PlotDancing, Competitions, Love, Rivalry, Hip Hop
PlaceSchool, USA

When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

The Class (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama
CountryEstonia
Duration01:39
CharactersDifficult teens, Teens, Teachers, Pupils
PlotFight, Revenge
PlaceSchool
StyleDepressive, Heavy

An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

Hitman (2007)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:29
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Tough guys, Snipers
PlotWeapon, Pads
StyleExciting

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.

Wanted (2008)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, fantasy, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:50
CharactersKillers, Hired assassins
PlotWeapon, Death, Superpowers, Skirmishes, Supernatural
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleExciting

Doormat Wesley Gibson discovers that his recently murdered father – who Wesley never knew – belonged to a secret guild of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts Wesley into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and turns avenger.

The Expendables (2010)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:43
CharactersSpecial Forces, Snipers
PlotFight, Skirmishes, Martial Arts
PlaceIslands

Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

Inception (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersScammers, Spy
PlotDreams, Lucid dreaming, Adventure, Fight, Chase, Skirmishes
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleWorth watching, Interesting, Exciting, Smart, Disturbing

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 person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Django Unchained (2012)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.4)
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:45
CharactersLifeguards, Hunters
PlotRevenge, Slavery, Love, Fight, The escape, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA, Mansions, Wild West
StyleWorth watching

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Daybreak (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, comedy, melodrama
Duration02:51
CharactersTeens, Friends, Gangsters
PlotLove, Fight, Death, Fear, Confrontation
PlaceUSA

Living his best life in post-apocalyptic LA, a slacker strives to find the girl of his dreams while outwitting mindless ghouls and cliquish gangs.

12 Years a Slave (2013)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:13
CharactersFamily, Musicians
PlotAbduction, Slavery, Love, Death, Freedom
PlaceUSA, New York

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersTeachers, Pupils
PlotLove, Obsession
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.

Detachment (2011)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeachers, Parents, Pupils
PlotParenting
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleMakes me think, Depressive

A chronicle of three weeks in the lives of several high school teachers, administrators and students through the eyes of substitute teacher, Henry Barthes. Henry roams from school to school, imparting modes of knowledge, but never staying long enough to form any semblance of sentient attachment.

The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.7)
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:15
CharactersSpecial agents, Spy
PlotSkirmishes
PlaceUSA

New CIA operative, Aaron Cross experiences life-or-death stakes that have been triggered by the previous actions of Jason Bourne.

50/50 (2011)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersDoctors, Friends
PlotDeath, Cancer
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleTouching, To cry

Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.

Colombiana (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.4)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:47
CharactersKillers, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge
StyleExciting

Zoe Saldana plays a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death.

Hummingbird (2013)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.2)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove
PlaceEngland, USA

Homeless and on the run from a military court martial, a damaged ex-special forces soldier navigating London's criminal underworld seizes an opportunity to assume another man's identity, transforming into an avenging angel in the process.

Killer Elite (2011)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:56
CharactersHired assassins
StyleExciting, Action

Based on a shocking true story, Killer Elite pits two of the world’s most elite operatives—Danny, an ex-special ops agent and Hunter, his longtime mentor—against the cunning leader of a secret military society. Covering the globe from Australia to Paris, London and the Middle East, Danny and Hunter are plunged into a highly dangerous game of cat and mouse—where the predators become the prey.

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