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Changing Lanes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two complete strangers into vicious adversaries. Their means of destroying each other might be different, but their goals, ultimately, will be the same: Each will systematically try to dismantle the other's life in a reckless effort to reclaim something he has lost.
Style: suspense, realistic, bleak, serious, sincere, gloomy, thought provoking, dramatic, bad ending, interesting ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, bankruptcy, vengeance, urban, losing-it hero, custody battle, uninhibited rivalry, human nature, obsession, rich and poor, social differences, down on your luck, legal, misfit, rivalry, society, corruption, life is a bitch, racism, power relations, revenge, self control, coincidence, ex couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspense and intense films with plots about dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, mentor, vengeance, redemption and corruption mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Changing Lanes: One Eight Seven (1997), Reservation Road (2007), A Time to Kill (1996), The Crossing Guard (1995), 13 (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Eight Seven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After surviving a stabbing by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. There, he resumes teaching as a substitute teacher. The education system, where violent bullies control the classrooms and the administration is ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, teacher, stabbing, attack, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, urban, teachers and students, high school life, life is a bitch, society, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, redemption, revenge, investigation, baseball, car, family, hit and run, loss of son, loss of child, vengeance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.4
 115K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: suspense, captivating, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, courtroom, legal action, rape, court, small town, underdog, trial, racial tension, lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, obsession, murder, vengeance, haunted by the past, redemption, hit and run, loss of daughter, attempted murder, tragedy, stripper, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 6.1
 38K
13 (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: greed, gambling, revenge, police detective, mansion, revolver, russian roulette, drug overdose, train, murder, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, delaware, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 6.9
 2K
Joe (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend; in the ensuing argument, Bill kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: friendship, hospital, orgy, murder, bar, drug dealing, missing person, drug dealer, racist, drug abuse, free love, war veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
When Will I Be Loved (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Feeling undervalued by her boyfriend, a young woman begins to explore her sexuality with other people.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: manipulation, femme fatale, money, strong sexual content, sexual relations, dishonesty, couples, power relations, mind game, couple relations, dangerous attraction, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.3
 10K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, serious, talky, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: racism, midlife crisis, violence, redemption, murder, prejudice, prostitute, bipolar disorder, pawnshop, fortune teller, pimp, testimony ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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 7.1
 104K
Margin Call (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A thriller that revolves around the key people at an investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the financial crisis.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: greed, stock market, workplace situations, millionaire, bankruptcy, layoff, workplace, financial problem, dishonesty, capitalism, wall street, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Qatar
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In New York, a Pakistani native finds that his American Dream has collapsed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: wall street, immigrants, culture clash, family, crisis, dream, terror, hostage, conflict, false accusation, 9/11, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pakistan, istanbul turkey, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Sunset Limited (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on the play of the same name by Pulitzer Prize Winner Cormac McCarthy, this searing two-character drama mixes humor and pathos while examining the relationship between strangers who are brought together by desperate circumstances. Set in a New ...
Style: intellectual, talky, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: one on one, suicidal, question, suicide attempt, belief, religions or cults, christianity, society, religion, dialogue driven, atheism, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, knife murder, extramarital affair, sexual obsession, family in danger, lawyer, vengeance, stalking, yuppie, strong sexual content, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: racism, courtroom drama, courtroom, dedicated lawyer, soldier, army investigation, legal action, legal investigation, uncover truth, interracial relations, discrimination, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.4
 6K
Class Action (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Liberal activist lawyer Jedediah alienated daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto ...
Style: clever, talky, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, lawyer, father daughter conflict, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, estranged daughter, uncover truth, idealism, parents and children, corporate crimes, righting the wronged ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 327
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: suspense, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, rapist, torture, vengeance, vigilantism, submission, moral dilemma, confined, rivalry, switching roles, crimes, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Confession (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After his young son dies from the negligience of medical professionals at a hospital, Harry Fertig (Kinglsey) takes matters into his own hands and kills the negligent doctors responsible. Slick lawyer Roy Bleakie (Baldwin), looking only to win a ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: urination, toilet, taxi driver, adultery, jewish, prayer, restaurant, painting, faith, judaism, courtroom, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, serious, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, mind game, judge, arrest, crimes, lawyer, scheme, courtroom drama, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, addiction, urban, crime, down on your luck, drug abuse, mental illness, social decay, crimes, society, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Company Men (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bobby Walker lives the proverbial American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and two co-workers jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking, dramatic ...
Plot: unemployment, workplace, corporate world, life is a bitch, carpenter, corporate, society, family problems, americana, family life, starting over, down on your luck ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.3
 146K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: divorce, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, corruption, murder, crooked lawyer, business ethics, car bomb, scandal, restaurant, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 9K
Red (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An older, reclusive man's best friend and inspiration for living is his 14-year-old dog named "Red". When three troublesome teens kill the dog for no good reason, the grieving man sets out for justice and redemption by whatever means ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, small town, lone wolves, murder, crimes, rivalry, society, juvenile delinquency, pets, dealing with death, dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, tense ...
Plot: district attorney, hit and run, crime, hotshot lawyer, serial killer, legal investigation, false accusation, life turned upside down, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lakeview Terrace (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young interracial couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their relationship. A tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: interracial couple, neighbor, lapd, obsession, racism, shot to death, house party, air conditioner, urination, vandalism, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.0
 3K
Light It Up (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, school, hostages, juvenile delinquency, crimes, urban, society, youth, life is a bitch, down on your luck, pregnancy, kids in trouble ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.7
 6K
Zipper (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hot-shot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with an escort turns into a growing addiction — a new demon threatening to destroy his life, ...
Style: tense, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: hotshot lawyer, addiction, ambition, family problems, life is a bitch, prostitute, rise to the top, obsession, campaign, politics, dishonesty, media ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 10K
Black or White (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A grieving widower is drawn into a custody battle over his granddaughter, whom he helped raise her entire life.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: custody battle, interracial relations, drugs/alcohol, custody, widower, rivalry, society, family in crisis, racism, legal, family problems, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Shotgun Stories (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shotgun Stories tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, human nature, sibling relationship, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, dealing with death, estrangement, americana, hopes, life is a bitch, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: emotional, serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: california, usa, san francisco, dungeon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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