Movies like Deadly Weapon

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Deadly Weapon (1989)
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Deadly Weapon (1989)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An expermintal gun powered by an atomic reactor is misplaced when the transport carrying it crashes into a river. The weapon soon falls into the hands of a bullied teen named Zeke, who uses it to get even with his persecutors. An army team led by the overzealous Lt. Dalton is sent to recover the weapon before it's unstable reactor overloads and causes a meltdown.
Style: tragic ending
Plot: nuclear reactor, laser gun, teenager, native american, friendship, military, soldier, weapons, american soldier, technology, gun, teenage girl, boy, bullying, on the run, river, bully, teenage boy, father son relationship, car chase, gay slur, manhunt, child protagonist, murder, secret weapon ...
Place: arizona

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Most similar movies to Deadly Weapon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, chase, gun, danger, runaway, death and friendship mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Deadly Weapon: John and the Hole (2021), American Yearbook (2004), Kin (2018), Armed and Innocent (1994), Midnight Special (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
John and the Hole (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: While exploring the neighboring woods, 13-year-old John discovers an unfinished bunker—a deep hole in the ground. Seemingly without provocation, he drugs his affluent parents and older sister and drags their unconscious bodies into the bunker, ...
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: teenager, family relations, coming of age, boy, child protagonist, abduction, kidnapping, father son relationship, teenage girl, husband wife relationship, brother sister relationship, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
American Yearbook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Will is the kid-next-door, but is relentlessly terrorized by school bullies. Then the mysterious Chance eventually convinces Will that they should get a gun and take the bullies out: pull a Columbine.
Plot: yearbook, grudge, bully, girl, anger, bullying, loss of control, reporter, hate, teenage boy, fight, vengeance ...
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93%
 5.8
 16K
Kin (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boy finds a powerful otherworldly weapon, which he uses to save his older adoptive brother from a crew of thugs. Before long, the two of them are also pursued by federal agents and mysterious mercenaries aiming to reclaim their asset.
Style: suspense, serious, brutal, social, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: brother, abusive parent, adopted son, teenage boy, gun shooting, released from prison, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, murder, rescue, chase, burglary ...
Time: 2010s
Place: nevada, iowa, detroit, nebraska, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Armed and Innocent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an eleven year old boy left home alone, kills two intruders in self defense. He and his family then try to cope with the boy's anguish and the dead intruders' friends who want revenge.
Plot: child protagonist, boy, husband wife relationship, family relations, injury, deer hunting, dead deer, child uses gun, rifle, revenge, little boy, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, child abduction, hostage, government, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, danger, imaginary, superhuman powers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Deadly Friend (1986)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Paul is a new kid in town with a robot named "BB". He befriends Samantha and the three of them have a lot of good times together. That is, until Samantha's abusive father throws her down some stairs and kills her. In an effort to save ...
Style: slasher, suspenseful, splatter, scary, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mad scientist, robot, zombie, artificial intelligence, resurrection, child abuse, vengeance, alcoholic, best friends, youth, androids and robots ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
The Liars' Club (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The loyalty of a tight group of friends is put to the test when there's a date rape within the circle.
Plot: teenager, bullying, accidental killing, american football, rape victim, loyalty, high school, rape, teenage boy, murder, friendship, cover up
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.7
 8K
Songbird (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: During a pandemic lockdown, Nico, a young man with rare immunity, must overcome martial law, murderous vigilantes and a powerful family to reunite with his love, Sara.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, apocalyptic ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, post apocalypse, quarantine, isolation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, delivery man, immunity, survival, teamwork, chase, secret ...
Time: 2020s, near future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.1
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The Signal (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour – the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. When the trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, secret laboratory, danger, imaginary, cyborgs, alien contact, supernatural, life turned upside down, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, laboratory, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 230
Frozen Heart (1993)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In this gloomy scenario about Finland's upcoming membership in the European Union, the country has become a poor peripheral area plagued by energy shortages and civil wars. Escaping the city to his summer cottage with his children and a lady ...
Plot: distopia, father son estrangement, city country contrast, shotgun, teacher, military, runaway, cottage, rebel, father son relationship, rebel leader, periphery ...
Time: near future
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, romantic, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, runaway teen, love and romance, mind control, good versus evil, superhuman powers, teenager, soldier, danger, friendship ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.0
 244K
Chronicle (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing uncanny powers beyond their understanding. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control, and ...
Style: bad ending, suspenseful, serious, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural ability, super strength, friendship, outcast, teenage life, high school, anti hero, supernatural, adolescence, popularity, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Sexting in Suburbia (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: moody daughters, Rachel and Dina have a close relationship. Dina tells her everything... or so Rachel thinks. When Dina suddenly commits suicide, Rachel is devastated and confused. Her search for answers as to what happened in her daughter's ...
Style: enigmatic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: teenage girl, bullying, bully, female friendship, suicide by hanging, death of daughter, high school, uncover truth, teen suicide, mother, blog, text messaging ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 5.3
 88K
The Circle (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, USA, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young tech worker takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation, quickly rises up the company's ranks, and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance and freedom. She comes to learn that her decisions and ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, intense, tense, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, privacy, media manipulation, surveillance, social media, internet, moral dilemma, company, distopia, female protagonist, camera, peer pressure ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.2
 23K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, manhunt, androids and robots, on the run, cyborgs, future dystopia, save the world, danger, race against time, crimes, imaginary ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 4.7
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Allegiance (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being granted a questionable transfer that will keep him stateside as his National Guard unit deploys for Iraq, Lieutenant Danny Sefton becomes embroiled in a last minute AWOL attempt by one of his soldiers — forcing him to choose between ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, moral dilemma, military life, military, on the run, wartime life, friendship, family problems, military base, life is a bitch, superior officer, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.0
 1K
Dropa (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government assassin comes out of retirement to hunt down the alien responsible for killing the former members of his team.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, tense ...
Plot: adventure hero, chase, soldier, assassin, redemption, death of friend, alien, tragedy, death, hunter, tragic event, hitman ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Strange Ones (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Mysterious events surround the travels of two brothers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets. This is ...
Style: road movie, rough, suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: pedophile, cave, man boy relationship, boy, motel, road trip, sibling relationship, nightmare, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, hiding place, on the run ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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The Manhattan Project (1986)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Named after the World War II-era program, the plot revolves around a gifted high school student who decides to construct a nuclear bomb for a national science fair. The film's underlying theme involves the Cold War of the 1980s when government ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: laser, heist, bomb, science, runaway, danger, laboratory, nuclear, scientist, helicopter, plutonium, young heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A representative of an alien race that went through drastic evolution to survive its own climate change, Klaatu comes to Earth to assess whether humanity can prevent the environmental damage they have inflicted on their own planet. When barred from ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: ufo, end of the world, alien contact, evil alien, evacuation, ultimatum, environmentalism, first contact, giant robots, chaos and mayhem, worldwide chaos, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, australia, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Glass (2019)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In a series of escalating encounters, security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities. Meanwhile, the shadowy presence of Elijah Price emerges as an ...
Style: twist ending, bad ending, surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: dissociative identity disorder, mental illness, plot twist, psychic, sociopath, villain, super powers, psychology, superhero, mental institution, psychopath, crime fighter ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
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Chain Reaction (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, frame up, on the run, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, witnessing a crime, chase, fbi, laboratory, secrets, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.1
 5K
Fast Color (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.
Style: psychological, tense, touching, unusual plot structure, sincere
Plot: father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, daughter, superhuman, family home, countryside, mother, superhero, runaway, family relations, supernatural, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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 6.3
 4K
Mean Dreams (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two youngsters meet and fall for each other, they must go on the run from the girl's corrupt father, who is also the sheriff of the town.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, young love, police corruption, parent child relationship, sheriff, dirty cop, illegal drugs, coming of age, small town, father daughter relationship, teenage boy, teen romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 6.1
 5K
Looker (1981)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts performs a series of minor alterations on a group of models who are seeking perfection. The operations are a resounding success. But when someone starts killing his beautiful patients, Dr. Roberts becomes suspicious and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, plastic surgeon, model, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective, disorder, technology gone awry, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, los angeles, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.1
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#SquadGoals (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ambitious high school senior Samantha Hodges is a serious journalist, both for the school paper and for the yearbook, but she's just as serious about her friends, Nate, Gillian, and Rudy, all of whom are vying with her for a full-ride local ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: friendship, murder, amateur detective, teenager, mother daughter relationship, love triangle, high school principal, scholarship, allergy, photographer, high school, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.7
 735
Stranded (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After the brutal murder of his beloved brother, a small-town surfer seeks revenge against the gang of merciless thugs he holds responsible. However, when another tragedy brings him face to face with the consequences of his actions, he must seek ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: revenge, murder, marine, desert, haunted by the past, danger, soldier, crimes, towel, bare breasts, sexy woman, storytelling ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.5
 494
Rumors of Wars (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A suspenseful, genre-bending film with two converging storylines. An aspiring college journalist records events in a diary about the turmoil of a society due to the insertion of a RFID chip mandated by the government. ? Years later in the rubble of ...
Style: rough, futuristic, realistic, serious, christian film ...
Plot: military, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, leadership, dishonesty, danger, heroes, political conspiracy, apocalypse, college, new world order ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.1
 154
The End of War (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As WW2 comes to an end in the former Yugoslavia, a man without an arm and his young son are on a mission. Their goal is to find and kill five members of the fascist militia who had tortured and killed their wife and mother
Plot: revenge, payback, war crime, flashback, anti hero, shot to death, world war two, father son relationship, gun, murder, travel, betrayal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.7
 289
Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, exciting, suspense, rough
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, parents and children, hopes, violence, vengeance, friendship, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%