Escalation is an action drama film directed by Jimmy Mak from a screenplay by Brett Caron and Matthew Nayman. The action film follows the story of a former police officer who must put aside his anger at the force and ask for the help of a younger detective in order to catch his brother’s killer. Escalation stars Chris Mark, Nina Kiri, Cindy Sampson, and George Tchortov. So, if you liked Escalation here are some similar movies you could watch next.
The Accountant (Hulu Add-On & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. The Accountant also stars Oscar nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air, Into the Woods), Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, the Spider-Man films), Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street), Jean Smart (TV’s Fargo, 24), and Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Star Trek: Into Darkness), with Jeffrey Tambor (TV’s Transparent, The Hangover films) and two-time Oscar nominee John Lithgow (Interstellar, Terms of Endearment, The World According to Garp).
The Mechanic (Rent on Prime Video & Pluto TV)
Synopsis: Arthur Bishop is a ‘mechanic’ – an elite assassin with a strict code and unique talent for cleanly eliminating targets. It’s a job that requires professional perfection and total detachment, and Bishop is the best in the business. But when his mentor and close friend Harry is murdered, Bishop is anything but detached. His next assignment is self-imposed – he wants those responsible dead.
Wrath of a Man (MGM+ & Prime Video)
Synopsis: A mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Jason Statham) surprises his coworkers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
The Equalizer (Starz & Prime Video Add-On)
Synopsis: McCall (Denzel Washington) has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to living a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.
Cold Pursuit (Prime Video & Hulu Add-On)
Synopsis: COLD PURSUIT, an action thriller infused with irreverent humor, stars Liam Neeson as Nels Coxman, a family man whose quiet life with his wife (Laura Dern) is upended following the mysterious death of their son. Nels’ search for justice turns into a vengeful hunt for Viking (Tom Bateman), a drug lord he believes is connected to the death. As one by one each of Viking’s associates “disappear,” Nels goes from upstanding citizen to ice-cold vigilante, letting nothing — and no one — get in his way.
Nobody (Prime Video)
Synopsis: Hutch is a nobody. As an overlooked and underestimated father and husband, he takes life’s indignities on the chin and never rocks the boat. But when his daughter loses her beloved kitty-cat bracelet in a robbery, Hutch hits a boiling point no one knew he had. What happens when a pushover finally pushes back? Hutch flips from regular dad to fearless fighter by taking his enemies on a wild ride of explosive revenge. The writer of John Wick showcases Emmy® winner Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) as fans have never seen him before: an average family man who becomes a lethal vigilante unlike any ordinary action hero.
Heat (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)
Synopsis: A stellar cast sizzles in Heat, a taut psychological drama about an obsessive detective and a brilliant thief whose fates are linked in the aftermath of a high-stakes securities heist. A brilliant L.A. cop (Al Pacino) follows the trail from a deadly armed robbery and becomes fixated on a deadly but equally brilliant master thief (Robert DeNiro) and his crew (Val Kilmer and Jon Voight) who are taking Los Angeles to the cleaners, Tom Sizemore, Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman also co-star. Heat also includes one of the most spectacular shoot-outs in film history as DeNiro and Kilmer rip through downtown Los Angeles with both guns blazing.