10 best movies like The Professional (1981)

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The Professional 1981
French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

List of the best movies like The Professional (1981): Tom Clancy's Without Remorse, Nobody, The Lookout, Sentinelle, The Outpost, Mechanic: Resurrection, John Wick, Headshot, The Gunman, The Departed.

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Tom Clancy's Without Remorse (2021)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime, military
CountryUSA, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Russia
CharactersSpecial agents, Mafia
PlotRevenge, Skirmishes
PlaceRussia, USA
StyleDynamic, For men

An elite Navy SEAL uncovers an international conspiracy while seeking justice for the murder of his pregnant wife.

Nobody (2021)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersMafia, Killers, Tough guys
PlotSkirmishes, Fight
StyleWorth watching, Dynamic, Exciting

Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, nothing neighbor — a "nobody." When two thieves break into his home one night, Hutch's unknown long-simmering rage is ignited and propels him on a brutal path that will uncover dark secrets he fought to leave behind.

The Lookout (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
CharactersSnipers, Police
PlotBank robbery, War, Robbery, Revenge, Money
PlacePrison, France
StyleExciting, For men, Action, Disturbing, Tense

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.

Sentinelle (2021)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersSoldier, Lesbians, Criminals, Veterans, Strong women
PlotRevenge, Justice, Skirmishes
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating, Womens in main roles

Transferred home after a traumatizing combat mission, a highly trained French soldier uses her lethal skills to hunt down the man who hurt her sister.

The Outpost (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, Bulgaria
CharactersSoldier, Heroes, Military
PlotOn real events, War, Skirmishes, Survival
StyleSerious, Patriotic

A small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, battles to defend against an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it was known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryFrance, USA
CharactersPolice, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Abduction, Revenge, Chase, Skirmishes
PlacePrison, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, For men, Action, Heavy

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.

John Wick (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersGangsters, Killers, Family, Bodyguards, Friends
PlotFight, Revenge, Sects, Weapon, Chase
PlaceNew York, USA
StyleWorth watching, Exciting, For men, Heavy, Best soundtracks

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

Headshot (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryThailand, France
CharactersPolice, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Chase, Betrayal, Pads, Rivalry
PlaceAsia, France
StyleExciting, For men, Atmospheric, Action, Heavy

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.

The Gunman (2015)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
CharactersSpy, Killers, Doctors, Friends, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Love, Revenge, Death, Chase
PlaceAfrica, Village
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, 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.

The Departed (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Police, Friends, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Investigation, Chase, Betrayal, Double life
StyleUnexpected ending, Fascinating, For men, Action, Heavy

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.

Colombiana (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersSnipers, Killers, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Revenge, Rivalry, Martial Arts, Fight
StyleExciting, For men, Depressive, Disturbing, Tense

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.

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersTerrorists, Guards, Bodyguards, Heroes, Presidential
PlotHostage, Skirmishes
PlaceThe White House, USA
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Serious

When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning's inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger disaster.

An Innocent Man (1989)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersHired assassins
PlotRevenge, Survival, Pads, False accusations, Skirmishes
StyleFor men, Action, Depressive, Heavy, Disturbing

Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is convicted of drug dealing, based on the perjured evidence of a police informant. Thrown into a seedy jail, fighting to prove his innocence is diffucult when he has to deal with the realities of prison life, where everyone claims they were framed.

Extraction (2020)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersTeens, Criminals, Tough guys, Hired assassins, Lifeguards
PlacePrison, Jungle, India
StyleNetflix, Exciting, Action, Disturbing, For men

Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord.

Mr. Majestyk (1974)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersGangsters, Farmers, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Chase, Rivalry, Skirmishes
StyleFor men, Disturbing, Tense, Serious

Watermelon farmer Vince Majestyk (Charles Bronson) goes after the Mob, when they try to strong arm him to use their melon picking crew.

Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CharactersDragons, Twins
PlotMartial Arts, Conspiracies, Chase, Karate
PlaceFrance, Paris
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.

The November Man (2014)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSpecial agents, Spy, CIA, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotChase, Hostage, Conspiracies
StyleExciting, For men, Action, Disturbing, Tense

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.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
CountryChina, USA
CharactersLawyers, Military, Thieves, Tough guys, Hired assassins
PlotMartial Arts, Survival, Prison Break, Chase, The escape
PlacePrison, School, Aircraft, Afghanistan
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.

The Assignment (1997)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CharactersSpecial agents, Spy, Terrorists, CIA, Heroes
PlotPolitical, Chase, Betrayal, Pads, KGB
StyleExciting, For men, Action, Disturbing, Tense

Jack Shaw has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating bombing of a Parisian cafe. Now, he finally gets a break when he discovers Carlos' dead ringer: American naval officer and dedicated family man Annibal Ramirez.

Maximum Risk (1996)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, crime, detective
CharactersGangsters, Twins, Heroes
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Chase, Rivalry, Skirmishes
PlaceFrance, New York
StyleExciting, For men, Heavy, Disturbing, Tense

Alain Moreau's investigation into the death of his identical twin brother leads him from the beauty of the south of France to the mean streets of New York City and into the arms of his brother's beautiful girlfriend. Pursued by ruthless Russian mobsters and renegade FBI agents, the duo race against time to solve his brother's murder and expose an international conspiracy.