Movies like Deadly Weapon

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Deadly Weapon (1989)
 4.3
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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, revenge, military, friendship, murder, soldier, car chase, bully, technology, weapons, bullying, boy, american soldier, teenage girl, runaway, river, father son relationship, manhunt, child protagonist, teenage boy, gay slur, secret weapon ...
Place: arizona

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, chase, runaway, friendship, danger, teenage girl and teenager mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Deadly Weapon: American Yearbook (2004), Kin (2018), Midnight Special (2016), Armed and Innocent (1994), Sexting in Suburbia (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: school shooting, bullying, killings, weapons, uncontrollable, friendship, rage, death, anger, school, love, friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.8
 17K
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, ambiguous ending, social, serious, brutal ...
Plot: teenage boy, brother brother relationship, murder, abusive parent, brother, motel, teenager, released from prison, father son relationship, adopted son, police arrest, alien technology ...
Time: 2010s
Place: nevada, iowa, nebraska, las vegas, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the run, father son relationship, chase, supernatural, kidnapping, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, fbi, survival, hostage, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, texas, atlanta georgia, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 in peril, boy, father son relationship, child protagonist, youth, little boy, revenge, bird, hunting, husband wife relationship, home invasion, child with gun ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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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
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teen suicide, teenage girl, bullying, bully, teenager, female friendship, death of daughter, high school, suicide by hanging, uncover truth, lifetime, troubled teen ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ 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, sexy, splatter, surprise ending, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robot, murder, teenager, zombie, artificial intelligence, resurrection, mad scientist, androids and robots, halloween, child abuse, best friends, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 4.7
 10K
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, serious, apocalyptic, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: pandemic, epidemic, post apocalypse, older man younger woman relationship, survival, delivery man, infection, quarantine, dystopic future, isolation, immunity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 2020s, near future
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.0
 251K
Chronicle (2012)
Genre: Action, 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, psychological, stylized, entertaining, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, telekinesis, supernatural ability, supernatural, super strength, friendship, found footage, teenage life, adolescence, superhero, levitation, outcast ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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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: murder, rape, cover up, american football, loyalty, exploitation, woman urinating, bullying, teenage boy, teenager, friendship, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.0
 66K
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, suspense, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hacker, road trip, alien, alien contact, secret laboratory, computer hacker, cyborgs, alien invasion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, supernatural, life turned upside down, technology ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.3
 236
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, countryside, partisan, husband wife relationship, teacher, chase, divorce, military, horse, soldier, father son relationship, periphery ...
Time: near future
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: post apocalypse, teenager, telekinesis, good versus evil, mind control, superhuman powers, runaway teen, super powers, love and romance, escape, friendship, kidnapping ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 4.7
 624
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, military life, wartime life, friendship, on the run, military base, life is a bitch, family problems, superior officer, iraq war ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.2
 24K
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, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, cyborgs, manhunt, future dystopia, androids and robots, dystopic future, on the run, cyberpunk, save the world, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.3
 92K
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, intense, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: technology, privacy, surveillance, video surveillance, distopia, social media, internet, media manipulation, company, science, life philosophy, propaganda ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, suspense, unusual plot structure, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: teenager, military, whistleblower, nuclear, bomb, runaway, scientist, plutonium, laboratory, heist, chase, betrayal ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.8
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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, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: soldier, adventure hero, chase, alien, hitman, tragedy, assassin, hunter, redemption, outer space, tragic event, socialism ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.8
 18K
Mother/Android (2021)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Georgia and her boyfriend Sam go on a treacherous journey to escape their country, which is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, the couple must face No Man’s Land—a ...
Style: dramatic, suspense, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: robot, pregnant woman, androids, couples, couple relations, female protagonist, survival, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, apocalypse, characters in danger, pregnancy, male female relationship ...
Time: future, near future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 6.2
 2K
Firstborn (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and declares he's the man of the house now, Jake puts up with ...
Style: suspense, realistic, serious, biting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: child abuse, drug addiction, teenager, domestic violence, brother brother relationship, emotional abuse, abusive boyfriend, little brother, killer, chase, single parent, school ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 6.3
 5K
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious, psychological thriller
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: young love, coming of age, murder, police corruption, dirty cop, sheriff, parent child relationship, illegal drugs, small town, father daughter relationship, teenage boy, teen romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, unusual plot structure, sincere, tense, touching
Plot: superhero, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, daughter, mother, superhuman, countryside, family home, family relations, supernatural power, supernatural, runaway ...
Time: 21st century
Place: midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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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: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, intense, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, frame up, fbi, chase, cia, secrets, conspiracy theory, disaster, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, crimes, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, langley virginia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.0
 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, suspense, futuristic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, plastic surgeon, investigation, serial killer, murder mystery, model, greed, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, dishonesty, mind game, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 1K
Adoration (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paul is a 12 year old boy who lives with his mother, a nurse working at a mental institution in the middle of a forest. While visiting his mother at the clinic, Paul crosses paths with Gloria, a schizophrenic teenager, and falls in love with her to ...
Plot: teenage girl, coming of age, schizophrenia, teenage boy, nature, teenage protagonist, car, mental institution, rainstorm, little boy, female nudity, river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
At First Light (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A high school senior, Alex Lainey, has an encounter with mysterious lights that appear over her small town. She soon develops dangerous, supernatural abilities and turns to her childhood friend Sean Terrel. The authorities target them and a chase ...
Style: light, futuristic, sweet, romantic
Audience: teens
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Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: serious, realistic, rough, futuristic, christian film ...
Plot: military, life is a bitch, heroes, dishonesty, leadership, wartime life, political conspiracy, apocalypse, anti war, college, new world order, rebel ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 4.2
 576
#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: psychological, captivating, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, amateur detective, murder, mother daughter relationship, teenager, photographer, allergy, high school principal, love triangle, high school student, crimes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.7
 784
Dawn Patrol (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, psychological, captivating, suspense, erotic
Plot: revenge, murder, desert, haunted by the past, soldier, crimes, sex scene, surfing, marine, woman undressing, surfer, beach ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.6
 342
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: rough, exciting, captivating, suspense, thought provoking ...
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, violence, vengeance, parents and children, hopes, friendship, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: man boy relationship, cave, boy, pedophile, motel, road trip, sibling relationship, gay, child abuse, hiding place, on the run, psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%