10 best movies like The Professional (1981)

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Movies similar to The Professional (1981): The Lookout, Marvel's Luke Cage, The Departed, Origin, The Accountant, Headshot, Fear the Walking Dead, Angel Has Fallen, Marvel's Daredevil, S.W.A.T.: Under Siege.

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The Lookout (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
CharactersPolice, Snipers
PlotWar, Robbery, Revenge, Investigation, The escape, Skirmishes, Rivalry, Money, Bank robbery, Pursuit, Chase
PlacePrison, France
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing, For men

    When police is about to apprehend a famous gang of bank robbers, an elite sniper opens fire from a roof, thus facilitating the flee of his accomplices. However, one of them is seriously injured, which compromises the plans of the thieves.

    Marvel's Luke Cage (2016)
    Mark4.6 (imdb: 7.3)
    Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
    PlotSuperpowers, Death
    StyleNetflix, Spectacular

      Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

      The Departed (2006)
      Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.5)
      Genrethriller, drama, crime
      CountryUSA, Hong Kong
      CharactersMafia, Police, Friends, Gangsters, Hired assassins
      PlotInvestigation, Undercover, Rivalry, Love, Chase, Betrayal, Intrigue, Skirmishes
      StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart, Interesting

        To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

        Origin (2018)
        Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.1)
        Genrehorror, fantastic
        CountryUnited Kingdom
        PlotSurvival, Survival
        PlaceSpace, Space, Spaceships
        TimeFuture, Future
        StyleDisturbing, Tense, For men

          A group of troubled passengers wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space, each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet. As their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – is something far darker than the pasts they were so desperate to escape.

          The Accountant (2016)
          Mark8.4 (imdb: 7.3)
          Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
          CharactersPolice, Family, Brothers, Friends, Autistic, Hired assassins, Snipers, Criminals
          PlotFight, Investigation, Chase, Survival, Skirmishes, Justice
          PlaceOffice, USA
          StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

            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.

            Headshot (2011)
            Markimdb: 6.2
            Genrethriller, drama, crime
            CountryThailand, France
            CharactersPolice, Hired assassins
            PlotBetrayal, Revenge, Rivalry, Chase, Pads
            PlaceFrance, Asia
            StyleExciting, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Disturbing, For men

              A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.

              Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
              Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.9)
              Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
              CharactersZombie, Zombie
              PlotApocalypse, Survival, Viruses, Apocalypse, Survival, Viruses
              PlaceLos Angeles
              StyleDisturbing, Fascinating, Action, Depressive, For men, Action, Fascinating

                What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer that question.

                Angel Has Fallen (2019)
                Mark2 (imdb: 6.4)
                Genreaction, thriller
                CharactersHackers, Presidential, FBI, Terrorists
                PlotRevenge, Investigation, Betrayal, Justice, False accusations, Political, Mystery, Skirmishes, Chase
                StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

                  After a treacherous attack, Secret Service agent Mike Banning is charged with attempting to assassinate President Trumbull. Chased by his own colleagues and the FBI, Banning begins a race against the clock to clear his name.

                  Marvel's Daredevil (2015)
                  Mark10 (imdb: 8.6)
                  Genrefantastic, action, thriller, fantasy, drama, adventure, crime
                  CharactersSuperhero, Lawyers
                  StyleNetflix, Spectacular, For men

                    Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.

                    S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
                    Mark6 (imdb: 4.6)
                    Genreaction, thriller, crime
                    CharactersPolice, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Hackers, Snipers, Spy, FBI
                    PlotAdventure, Mystery, Skirmishes, Survival, Martial Arts, Death, Chase, Cheating
                    PlaceUSA, Aircraft
                    StyleTense, Action, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

                      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.

                      The Magicians (2015)
                      Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
                      Genrefantasy, adventure
                      CharactersWizards, Gays, Friends, Gods, Kings, Students, Teachers
                      PlotMagic, Adventures, Superpowers, Depression, Life after death, Time travel
                      PlaceParallel worlds, School, College
                      StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

                        Brakebills University is a secret institution specializing in magic. There, amidst an unorthodox education of spellcasting, a group of twenty-something friends soon discover that a magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real— and poses grave danger to humanity.

                        Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
                        Mark8 (imdb: 6.1)
                        Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
                        CountryChina, USA
                        CharactersMilitary, Lawyers, Thieves
                        PlotThe escape, Betrayal, Confrontation, Skirmishes, Survival, Martial Arts, Prison Break, Chase
                        PlacePrison, School, Aircraft
                        StyleTense, Action, Exciting, Unexpected ending

                          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.

                          Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
                          Mark9 (imdb: 5.7)
                          Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
                          CountryFrance, USA
                          CharactersPolice, Hired assassins
                          PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Skirmishes, Chase
                          PlaceHotels, Prison
                          StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, For men, Unexpected ending

                            Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him when his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them look like accidents.

                            Ash vs Evil Dead (2015)
                            Markimdb: 8.4
                            Genrehorror, action, fantasy, comedy
                            CharactersHeroes, Zombie, Demons, Zombie, Demons
                            PlotSupernatural, Survival, Viruses, Supernatural, Survival, Viruses
                            StyleHeavy, Disturbing, For men

                              Bruce Campbell reprises his role as Ash Williams, an aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter who’s spent the last three decades avoiding maturity, and the terrors of the Evil Dead. But when a Deadite plague threatens to destroy all of mankind, he’s forced to face his demons — both metaphorical and literal.

                              True Story (2015)
                              Mark10 (imdb: 6.3)
                              Genrethriller, drama
                              CharactersKillers, Police, Journalists, Writers
                              PlotDeath, Justice, On real events
                              PlacePrison, Mexico, New York, USA, Court
                              StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, Action, Tense, Disturbing

                                A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

                                White House Farm (2020)
                                Markimdb: 7.3
                                CharactersDetectives, Friends
                                StyleBased on real events, Fascinating, By books

                                  Factual drama based on the notorious White House Farm murders, and the ensuing police investigation and court case.

                                  The Gunman (2015)
                                  Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.8)
                                  Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
                                  CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
                                  CharactersKillers, Doctors, Friends, Hired assassins, Spy, Heroes
                                  PlotLove, Revenge, Chase, Rivalry, Skirmishes, Death, Martial Arts
                                  StyleExciting, Heavy, Disturbing, For men

                                    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.

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

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

                                      The November Man (2014)
                                      Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
                                      Genreaction, thriller, crime
                                      CountryUSA, United Kingdom
                                      CharactersSpy, Heroes, Hired assassins, Special agents, CIA
                                      StyleExciting, Disturbing, Action, Tense, For men

                                        An ex- CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

                                        The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
                                        Mark9 (imdb: 8.4)
                                        Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, crime
                                        CountryUSA, United Kingdom
                                        CharactersSuperhero, Police, Heroes, Criminals, Tough guys, Terrorists, Billionaires
                                        PlotSurvival, Fight, Willpower, Love, Political, Mystery, Betrayal, Intrigue
                                        PlacePrison, USA, Mansions
                                        StyleDC, Gloomy, Exciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

                                          Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.