Top 10 Movies Similar to Nobody: Action Thrillers You Can’t Miss

By Miguel Fernández
Published: April 4, 2023 (Last updated: January 4, 2024)

We discuss the Top 10 Movies Similar to Nobody you must watch. Add these well-recommended films to your watch list.

The action thriller Nobody debuted in theaters in March of 2021, when most people still felt it was unsafe to go out. Despite that, it’s been gaining some momentum through its online release, particularly as people discover a whole new side to Bob Odenkirk, the Better Call Saul star.

If you’ve seen it recently and would like to watch other films similar to it, here are ten that we think you might enjoy.

Top 10 Movies Similar to Nobody

The Bourne Identity (2002)

A man is saved by a fishing expedition from the ocean, moments away from dying. He is suffering from severe amnesia to the point that he can’t recall anything from his past life. But as he tries to look for answers, he realizes that he has a particular set of skills, from excellent fighting techniques, which he uses to combat the people that soon go out looking for him, to the ability to be extremely aware of his surroundings, like memorizing car registration numbers or counting the cameras in a diner. His past life will soon come back to haunt him.

That is the argument for The Bourne Identity, the first of a four-film arc that was initially intended as a trilogy. Doug Liman directed the first one, with Paul Greengrass doing an excellent job with the second and third installments—a modern classic of the genre.

Oldboy (2003)

Oldboy is a South Korean thriller by director Park Chan-wook that follows Choi Min-sik as a man imprisoned in a hotel-like cell for 15 years. After being finally released, he embarks on a quest for revenge, where he’ll cross paths with a young sushi chef, Mi-do (Kang Hye-jung).

Jack Reacher (2012)

Jack Reacher follows Tom Cruise as an ex-Army investigator who starts digging into a multiple-murder case which gets more complicated as he digs more into it. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, and more.

This was a career-making film for the director, Christopher McQuarrie. It was the first time he directed a film starring Tom Cruise, and it was basically love at first sight.

The Equalizer (2014)

Antoine Fuqua directs this action thriller from 2014, starring Denzel Washington, which is loosely based on the 1980s TV series of the same name. Washington plays a former Marine who now works for the Defense Intelligence Agency and must step up to protect a young prostitute from the Russian mafia.

It opened to mixed reviews in 2014 but made enough money to justify a 2018 sequel, which also performed well enough to justify a threequel.

John Wick (2014)

John Wick is the low-budget action film from 2014 that changed the game. Not only it reinvigorated the name of Keanu Reeves as an action star but put on the map the names of its two directors, Chad Stahelski and the uncredited David Leitch. Stahelski returned to direct all three subsequent films, all of which were received with splendid reviews (particularly the last one, currently in theaters). Leitch went on to direct other acclaimed action films like Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and last year’s Bullet Train.

The story focuses on a secret organization of assassins, particularly on one of its members, John Wick, who starts on a path of revenge after a recent tragedy. The movie is essentially a stunt double’s dream, as it prioritizes action sequences shot on camera and with wide angles, putting the work of the actors and stunt people for everyone to see.

Tenet (2020)

Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending Tenet is an action thriller as you’ve never seen. It’s a movie that plays with the concept of time and causality and will force you to turn your brain off and go along for the ride, but not for the usual reasons. The truth is that, on first viewing, trying to understand everything that is going on will be truly complicated.

The Accountant (2016)

Ben Affleck stars as an accountant with autism who secretly works for criminal organizations. His B-business and the Treasure Department quickly catch up to him, and the body count starts to go up. The cast also includes Anna Kendrick, JK Simmons, Jon Bernthal, and John Lithgow;  it had a decent box office performance back when it premiered, and the overall reception to the film was quite good. The studio has been trying to get a sequel off the grounds, but they haven’t succeeded yet.

Atomic Blonde (2017)

Known at the time of release as “female John Wick,” David Leitch’s Atomic Blonde stars Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella and takes place at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Theron plays an MI6 agent who must infiltrate East Germany as the wall is about to be brought down to recover The List, which contains the names of every double agent on both sides of the border.

Triple Frontier (2019)

Triple Frontier is another Ben Affleck-starring action thriller, though Oscar Isaac takes the lead role this time. Isaac plays the leader and recruiter of a five-person team that travels to South America to liberate Isaac’s love interest from a drug lord’s grip and steal his money. But things quickly start to go off plan. The cast also includes Adria Arjona, Pedro Pascal, and Charlie Hunnam.

The Old Guard (2020)

Another Charlize Theron-starring film, Netflix’s The Old Guard, follows a group of long-lived immortal mercenaries whose secret is close to being revealed. They must step up to fight to keep it hidden.

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