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8 movies to watch if you like Kingsman
8 movies to watch if you like Kingsman

For fans of stylish heroes and spy adventures, Lifehacker has collected films with the atmosphere of Matthew Vaughn's painting "Kingsman: The Secret Service".

8 movies to watch if you like Kingsman
8 movies to watch if you like Kingsman

Extremely dangerous

  • Action, thriller, fantasy.
  • USA, Germany, 2008.
  • Duration: 110 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 7.

A simple office worker and loser Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) suddenly finds out that his father was a hitman and recently died. The hero falls into the organization of killers "Brotherhood of Weavers", destroying people who can affect the world order. Wesley develops strength, speed, endurance and becomes one of the best assassins, wanting to avenge his father.

The film is based on the eponymous comic strip by Mark Millar, the author of The Secret Service (based on which the first Kingsman was shot). In both cases, only the general outline remained from the original, but both plots are connected by the story of a simple guy who becomes a cool hero, as well as a very cool action game and rather rude jokes.

Agents A. N. K. L

  • Action movie.
  • USA, 2015.
  • Duration: 116 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 3.

The story of the collaboration of two agents during the Cold War: Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) of the CIA and Ilya Kuryakin (Armie Hammer) of the KGB. Together they confront a criminal organization that has created weapons of mass destruction. The only way to get close to the villains is the daughter of a German scientist working for them. They must find her father and save the world from disaster.

Director of "Agents A. N. K. L." Guy Ritchie is a close friend of Matthew Vaughn. In addition, Vaughn produced some of Richie's early films. Some kind of kinship of souls is felt in their works. Love for stylish costumes, a bright and beautiful picture that you want to disassemble into screenshots, as well as sharp jokes and the fight against the world's evil - all this is in "Agents of ANKL".


  • Action, adventure, black comedy.
  • USA, UK, 2010.
  • Duration: 117 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 7.

Schoolboy Dave Lizevski (Aaron Johnson) does not have superpowers or even a special physical form, but he really wants to become a superhero. He designs a suit, pumps up his abs, and takes to the streets to fight evil. In parallel, the story of the former police officer Daddy (Nicholas Cage) and his young daughter Killer (Chloe Grace Moretz) develops, who are really trained and wield weapons. They want to deal with the main villain of the city - Frank D'Amico (Mark Strong).

Matthew Vaughn's film based on the comic strip by Mark Millar creates a very Kingsman-like mood. The rather ridiculous protagonist is helped by really cool friends, and the villains are grotesquely exaggerated. In addition, scenes of fights and murders with the participation of a very young Chloe Grace Moretz will delight fans of hardcore action.

Ultra americans

  • Action, comedy.
  • USA, Switzerland, 2015.
  • Duration: 95 minutes.
  • IMDb: 6, 1.

Mike is an ordinary guy from a small town, a bummer and a weed lover, suddenly discovers that he is a secret agent with incredible training and intelligence. But these memories are carefully hidden in his memory and appear only in the most extreme situations. When Mike remembered everything, he became the target of government agencies.

For all the amusement and fantasticness, this story refers to the real MK Ultra program, in which the American special services conducted experiments on the psyche and memory of patients. But great jokes and cute main characters create a very positive and driving atmosphere.

Especially dangerous

  • Action, adventure, comedy.
  • USA, 2015.
  • Duration: 96 minutes.
  • IMDb: 5, 4.

Since childhood, Megan was brought up in a school for special agents. By the age of sixteen, she already knows how to fight, shoot, owns melee weapons and many other skills of a real spy. But she dreams of something else: to study in a regular school, hang out with friends and go to discos. Therefore, as soon as such an opportunity is presented, she escapes. But Megan had no idea that it would be no easier to survive among ordinary children than in the school of special agents. Moreover, the former mentors do not want to let her go.

The film has nothing to do with the film "Wanted" and in the original has a completely different name (Barely Lethal - a play on words related to the age of the heroine and her lethality). If we compare this film with Kingsman, then in the film by Matthew Vaughn, a simple guy gets to the special agents, here the special agent finds himself in ordinary life. And it is not yet known which of them will have the harder time.

Men in Black

  • Science fiction, comedy, action.
  • USA, 1997.
  • Duration: 98 minutes.
  • IMDb: 7, 3.

The classic story of two partners working in the most secret organization in the world. Their goal is to protect the earth from alien invasions. Agent Kay (Tommy Lee Jones), strict, serious and wise, finds himself a new partner - a former police officer (Will Smith). He receives the name Agent Jay, wears a strict black suit and catches aliens threatening the Earth.

Stylish agents in nice suits are saving the world. An experienced mentor teaches a novice worker who is used to living by completely different rules. This description applies to both Kingsman and the Men in Black.


  • Action movie.
  • USA, UK, Germany, 2006.
  • Duration: 93 minutes.
  • IMDb: 5, 1.

The orphan Alex Ryder (Alex Pettifer) is raised by his uncle Ian (Ewan McGregor), a wealthy businessman who constantly disappears at work. From childhood, he sent his nephew to study parachuting, gun ownership and martial arts in order to somehow keep him busy. However, after Ian's sudden death, it turns out that his work was only a cover: in fact, he was an agent of the British special services. Alex, trained by his uncle since childhood, is also hired as a special agent.

Many interesting devices, like boots with poison and umbrellas in Kingsman, go to the protagonist of "Thunderbolt": a backpack-parachute, a yo-yo with a hook, cream that corrodes metals, and much more.


  • Action, adventure, thriller.
  • USA, 1998.
  • Duration: 86 minutes.
  • IMDb: 3, 7.

It is important not to confuse this film with the Marvel movie of the same name. The 1998 Avengers is a remake of a 1960s TV series that follows a pair of intelligence agents. John Steed (Ralph Fiennes), always neat and stylish, wears a bowler hat, and an umbrella can deal with any criminal. Emma Peel (Uma Thurman) is graceful and graceful, knows various martial arts and melee weapons. Together they must deal with a villain (Sean Connery) who can control the weather and is trying to terrorize the whole world.

And another example of great stylish agents. Sometimes it seems that Galahad (Colin Firth) in Kingsman is copied from John Steed. So this is a great opportunity to see the aristocratic special agent in action.

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