Movies like Contaminated Man

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Contaminated Man (2000)
 4.9
 1K
Contaminated Man (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this science fiction thriller, David Whitman (William Hurt) is a chemist who lost his wife and child in a freak accident and is trying to rebuild his life on his own. While doing research, Whitman discovers a series of mysterious deaths that seem to follow in the path of Joseph Mueller (Peter Weller), a seemingly ordinary man who works as a security guard. Unknown to Mueller, his body carries a strange contaminant that's deadly to many people, and Whitman is desperate to find Mueller and stop him before he can cause more deaths.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, plague, crimes, on the run, race against time, journalism, track down, death in the family, biohazard, terrorism, dealing with death, terrorist, luck, casino, pesticide, contamination, hazmat suit, danger, deadly, chases and races
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, budapest, hungary, budapest hungary

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Most similar movies to Contaminated Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about deadly, crimes, danger, investigation, life is a bitch, murder and uncover truth mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Contaminated Man: The Mortician (2011), Jericho Mansions (2003), Blood and Ties (2013), The Prophet's Game (2000), Holy Ghost People (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, neo noir, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, social decay, emotionless, corpse, urban ghetto, gangsters, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, amateur detective, dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, race against time, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, obsession, uncover truth, ex cop, death of daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: missing person, rescue, crimes, uncover truth, woman in danger, religions or cults, clergy, graphic violence, church, society, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 5.8
 845
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, investigation, protagonist as suspect, police detective, false accusation, frame up, legal, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 3.6
 448
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, investigation, murder, life is a bitch, amateur detective, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, media, journalism, attorney ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Unter Nachbarn (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Good Neighbour is a 2011 German film directed by Stephan Rick. It premiered in competition at the 2011 Shanghai International Film Festival and was screened at the 2011 Montreal World Film Festival and the Hof International Film Festival.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, journalism, crimes, neighbor, manslaughter, hidden truth, power relations, journalist, car accident, psychopath, friendship between men, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, chaos, politics, state affairs, americana, society, terrorism, fbi agent, terrorist, cia agent ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, washington d.c., london, israel, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.0
 28
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 889
Shadow Hours (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Michael is a recovering addict. Back on the wagon, he's now responsible for a young, beautiful, and pregnant wife. He's working the graveyard shift at a gas station to support his new family, but the job drives him crazy. Then a wealthy ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: addiction, life is a bitch, crimes, alcohol abuse, illegal drugs, redemption, pregnancy, nightlife, nightshift, murder, drug dealing, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.6
 101
Chosen (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Michael Todd, a lonely college student, with no direction in his life; he is assigned a research paper about a local New Orleans legend, the tale of Erica Fisc, a girl who disappeared some twenty years prior. As he looks into the ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, investigation, on the run, cult, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.7
 820
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, crimes, race against time, rivalry, computers and web, terminal illness, witnessing a crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Blind Horizon (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Left for dead in the remote Southwest, Frank is found clinging to life and in a state of amnesia. As he recovers, ominous memories begin to flash back...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: assassination attempt, memory loss, hitman, conspiracy, amnesia, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, political conspiracy, crimes, state affairs, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.6
 662
Paper Mask (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A lowly hospital orderly impersonates a recently deceased doctor and goes to work in the busy ER of a small hospital where he meets and befriends a nurse who slowly figures out his secret and helps him maintain his charade.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, race against time, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, hidden identity, couples, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, legal, dishonesty, who done it, legal action, crimes, law enforcement, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.0
 115
The Falls (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." David tells us how his beautiful redheaded ex-girlfriend, Jennifer ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, femme fatale, missing person, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, betrayal, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.5
 453
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, vigilantism, murder, law enforcement, track down, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.8
 123
Able Danger (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tom Flynn, the idealist owner of a left-leaning radical café/bookstore and the quixotic publisher of a hard hitting 911 conspiracy expose, finds himself entangled with a mysterious Eastern European beauty, Kasia, who is on the run from strong hand ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, political thriller
Plot: uncover truth, fighting the system, investigation, life is a bitch, rebellion, race against time, dishonesty, crimes, undercover, assassination, government agency, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 8K
Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, charity, race against time, rivalry, confined, missing person, presumed dead, chess, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 4K
Pu-239 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: radiation, black market, plutonium, terminal illness, manhunt, life is a bitch, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, contamination, radiation poisoning, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.0
 704
Water's Edge (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert wanted an escape from the big city. He thought a small town by the water's edge would give him a new start. He couldn't have been more wrong. This little town has dirty secrets, and Robert just found the worst of them...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: femme fatale, small town, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, political corruption, murder, betrayal, husband wife relationship, town mayor, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.3
 254
Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: russian roulette, suicide, life is a bitch, mind game, destiny, down on your luck, game of death, woman in danger, deadly, unreliable narrator, danger, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 6.5
 1K
Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, secret agents, terrorism, save the day, political conspiracy, working undercover, special agents, government agency, undercover, crimes, race against time ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 1K
PVC-1 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, against the odds, race against time, rescue, bomb, woman in danger, terrorist, gay slur, farm, profanity, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 3.3
 858
Pandemic (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A slow-paced, action thriller about a virus that strikes a New Mexico county and the local veterinarian who gets caught in the middle.
Style: bleak, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: quarantine, dishonesty, plague, epidemic, save the day, virus, crimes, rivalry, government conspiracy, disaster, catastrophe, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 202
Blind Witness (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Woman is trapped in her home with her husband's killers.
Style: serious, realistic, slasher, tense, exciting ...
Plot: murder, track down, crimes, law enforcement, stalking, dealing with death, criminal heroes, disability, psychopath, woman in danger, curses spells and rituals, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 3.9
 1K
Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, law enforcement, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, tough heroes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Point of Origin (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact-based drama about an arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, arson, arsonist, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, race against time, tragic hero, heroes, rescue, escapades, delusion ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.0
 1K
Baltic Storm (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A journalist from Berlin, Germany, and a Swedish lawyer discover the truth behind the sinking of the "MS Estonia" in 1994, where more than 850 people drowned.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, investigation, escapades, state affairs, terrorism, dishonesty, uncover truth, media, journalism, fighting the system, politics ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, estonia, russia, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%