Movies like Dead in a Heartbeat

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Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
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Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, law enforcement, doctors and patients, mentally unstable, crimes, rivalry, murder investigation, bomb, serial killer, mysticism, medical, confined, violence spree, swat team, revenge, suicidal, hospital, surgeon, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, self mutilation, loss of child, nurse, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, chases and races and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Dead in a Heartbeat: Detonator (2003), Safehouse (2008), Assassins' Code (2011), Greetings to the Devil (2011), Wounded (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, one man army, save the day, undercover, master criminal, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, crimes, race against time, vengeance, fbi ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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95%
 3.0
 175
Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, law enforcement, intrigue, dishonesty, vengeance, mafia, kidnapping, revenge, special agents, loss of partner, crimes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Assassins' Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A corporate assassination forces opportunistic double agents from three nations to fight to retrieve a high-tech computer disk containing schematics for a deadly weapon.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, crimes, hitman, working undercover, undercover, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeance, spy, woman with a gun, haunted by the past, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, confined, race against time, forced into action, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, heroes, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story centers on Charlie, a Los Angeles billionaire financial whiz who goes into self-imposed exile in Tijuana after his empire is revealed to have been a Ponzi scheme. While looking for the woman he abandoned there 25 years before, Charlie is ...
Style: serious, exciting, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: track down, gangsters, crimes, on the run, rivalry, special agents, law enforcement, vengeance, police corruption, swat team, armed forces, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.5
 693
Wounded (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a grizzly-bear poacher named Hanaghan kills her fiance and fellow Fish & Wildlife Deptartment officer, Julie Clayton sets out to track the killer down and discover why the FBI is keeping its case secret from her. She is joined in her ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, psychiatrist, serial killer, forest, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, rehabilitation, vengeance, woman in danger, wilderness ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.0
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Blackhats (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "blackhats" is about a reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, whom, finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened, when he must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty ...
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bounty hunter, going straight, rivalry, crimes, track down, assassination attempt, chase, starting over, uninhibited rivalry, hacker, bail bondsman, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.1
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, vengeance, prison, violence spree, confined, gang, haunted by the past, murder, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, criminal heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.7
 3K
Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, vengeance, fighting crime, law enforcement, police detective, murder, mafia, hollywood, partners against crime, gangsters, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, europe, antwerp
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Road of No Return (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Road of no Return follows the final nine days in the lives of four atypical hit men who are secretly brought together in a covert operation to fight the drug trafficking epidemic in the country.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, adventure, undercover, politics, track down, law enforcement, race against time, introspection, rivalry, on the run, orphan, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 5.8
 9K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, police, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, rivalry, snitch, informant, swamp, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.8
 2K
Go Fast (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Marek, a crime squad officer, sets out to avenge the death of his partner and best friend, who was killed by drug traffickers. He asks for a posting to a new undercover unit created to infiltrate a drug gang that imports hashish from Morocco using ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, drug dealing, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, working undercover, marijuana, crimes, car chase, loss of partner, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.3
 285
The Bad Son (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The women in a Seattle serial killer's life often had an unpleasant way of turning up dead - from his girlfriend to his mother-in-law to his second wife. The police and FBI knew who the killer was, but were never prepared to face a bizarre ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, mother daughter conflict, dishonesty, life is a bitch, parents and children, injustice, law enforcement, mother son relationship, murder, domineering mother, rebellious daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.1
 2K
Bullet Train (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story revolves around a set of Indians, fighting to get what is their own, while another set of Indians working for the Scotland Yard Police chase them hard to stop them from spreading terror. The film in entirety has been been shot in London, ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: race against time, train, terrorism, vengeance, swat team, immigrants, life is a bitch, uninhibited rivalry, bomb, heist, deportation, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.5
 2K
Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, rivalry, life turned upside down, on the run, going straight, dishonesty, graphic violence, sexual content, criminal heroes, money, heist, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, police corruption, undercover, dishonesty, law enforcement, snitch, police shootout, revenge, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: serious, psychological, scary, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, prison life, law enforcement, confined, psychopath, prison, woman in danger, manipulation, rivalry, deadly, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, woman in danger, diabetic, chase, hostage, terminal illness, kidnapping, salvation, weapons, kidnapped, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, missing person, rivalry, terrorism, chase, race against time, car chase, missing child, destiny, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Black Ransom (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A powerful triad boss has been kidnapped, and the new police superintendent Koo (Fala Chen) decides to recruit the help of Mann (Simon Yam), a former supercop who has since been relegated to back-up duty. Mann has his work cut out for him when he ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, confined, murder, vengeance, blackmail, hostage, police brutality, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, rivalry, law enforcement, murder, unlikely couple, religious fanaticism, gangsters, brainwashing, murderous pair, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.8
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Colt 45 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The young police man Vincent is the best in his class, and denies to be recruited to the special forces. But when the corrupt Milo manages to get a grip on him, his life is turned into a living nightmare.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, murder, law enforcement, survival, police corruption, crimes, violence spree, armory, dead father, colt, strong violent content, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.4
 1K
Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, psychopath, crimes, murder, rivalry, gangsters, criminal heroes, hitman, assassination, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The story is on the concept of karma and bad deeds. It follows Viren Sahai (Amitabh Bachchan), underworld don who rules over India. His son Abhir (Sushant Singh) is spoilt and believes he can do anything due to his father's power. When ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, kidnapping, vengeance, hostage, confined, dishonesty, rivalry, vigilantism, dysfunctional family, chef, gangsters, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Wrong Side of Town (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ex-Navy Seal Bobby Kalinowski lives a quiet, peaceful life as a landscape architect in an LA suburb with his wife Dawn and 16 year old daughter Brianna. Tonight they are invited out for an evening on the town by new neighbors clay and Elise Freeman ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, crimes, survival, dishonesty, self defense, nightclub owner, architect, abduction, kidnapping, confined, partners, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Race Against Time (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a man faces surmounting bills for his dying son's hospital stay, he enters into an agreement to sell his body for organ transplants to pay the bills. However, when he is advised that the doctors want to claim his organs immediately, he ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, on the run, fugitives, rivalry, chase, race against time, self sacrifice, father son relationship, terminator, organ transplant, future dystopia, legal action ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.3
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Decisions (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a group of friends decide to pull a bank heist to get out from underneath their money troubles. They quickly discover that things can unravel in a hurry! A compromised LAPD Detective (Corey Haim) on the take with a crime syndicate figure want ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, law enforcement, disorder, urban ghetto, police corruption, friendship, rivalry, sexual content, graphic violence, gangsters, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.4
 689
Ablaze (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, firefighting, hospital, fire, crimes, police investigation, race against time, law enforcement, chaos, evacuation, disaster, oil refinery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Last Hit Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ageing hit man, Harry, has just botched a job and is now the target. His daughter is also in the assassin trade and is now a target too. A young hit man called Billy is sent to take Harry out but they form an uneasy alliance...
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, exciting, rough ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, family relations, crimes, terminal illness, parents and children, partners, save the day, track down, murder, gangsters, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.7
 851
Air Panic (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: FAA system analyzer named Neil McCabe is the only person who seems to have this different hunch towards a group of international terrorists after a horrific plane incident occured. He thinks that an evil genius computer hacker sets out and ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: terrorism, airplane, disaster, psychopath, crimes, mind game, escapades, rivalry, law enforcement, undercover, aviation, insubordination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%