Movies like Deadly Weapon

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Deadly Weapon (1989)
 3.9
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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: 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, runaway ...
Place: arizona

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Most similar movies to Deadly Weapon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and surprise ending films with plots about murder, chase, danger, runaway, storytelling, friendship and death mostly in Thriller, Drama and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Deadly Weapon: Chronicle (2012), American Yearbook (2004), Midnight Special (2016), Armed and Innocent (1994), The Manhattan Project (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 237K
Chronicle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 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: suspenseful, bad ending, serious, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, friendship, telekinesis, adolescence, supernatural, high school, outcast, teenage life, loneliness, popularity, videotaping, anti hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., tibet, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
American Yearbook (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: cruelty, friend, shooting, photographer, bully, firearm, loss of control, teenage boy, fight, friendship, sadism, yearbook ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
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, government, hostage, supernatural, supernatural ability, family relations, parents and children, imaginary, danger, superhuman powers, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, louisiana, texas, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: boy, breaking and entering, hunting, bird, child in peril, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, gun, revenge, little boy, rifle, burglar ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, realistic, serious, clever ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: heist, laser, teenager, runaway, laboratory, nuclear, plutonium, helicopter, scientist, bomb, science, fugitives ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: scary, rough, suspenseful, serious, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, murder, mad scientist, robot, zombie, teenager, college, prank, serial killer, child abuse, resurrection, basketball ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Liars' Club (1993)
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: accidental killing, rape victim, bullying, teenager, high school, loyalty, cover up, rape, murder, teenage boy, friendship, american football
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 62K
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, danger, secret laboratory, imaginary, supernatural, life turned upside down, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, disability, cyborgs, laboratory, alien contact, super strength ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, future
Place: nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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
Plot: teenage girl, suicide by hanging, female friendship, bully, bullying, high school, death of daughter, uncover truth, teenage daughter, high school student, magazine, sexting ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.5
 227
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, deserter, chase, shot to death, rebel, forest, military, moonshine, father son estrangement, lake, civil war, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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
Plot: post apocalypse, super powers, telekinesis, mind control, love and romance, good versus evil, escape, superhuman powers, danger, friendship, teenager, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 22K
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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, androids and robots, manhunt, on the run, save the world, future dystopia, danger, crimes, imaginary, space and aliens, rivalry ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.7
 556
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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: soldier, moral dilemma, military life, wartime life, military, friendship, on the run, life is a bitch, family problems, superior officer, military base, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 2K
Patriot Act (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.
Plot: soldier, tragedy, self sacrifice, redemption, death of friend, explosion, hunter, alien, assassin, chase, cigarette smoking, death ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 82K
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, company, social media, internet, moral dilemma, media manipulation, surveillance, camera, distopia, female protagonist, peer pressure ...
Time: future, 2010s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.9
 9K
Man Down (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A haunted Afghanistan war veteran attempts to come to terms with his past while searching for his family in a post-apocalyptic America.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: delusion, post war, danger, military, mental illness, paranoia, friendship, mission, violence, husband wife relationship, tragic event, dream ...
Time: 21st century
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspenseful, stylized, atmospheric, futuristic ...
Plot: end of the world, alien contact, ufo, evacuation, evil alien, ultimatum, threat, messenger, chaos and mayhem, environmentalism, alien encounter, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1920s, future
Place: usa, new york, australia, manhattan new york city, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, suspense, rough, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: pedophile, motel, cave, nightmare, road trip, sibling relationship, boy, child abuse, pretending to be someone else, psychopath, investigation, on the run ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.3
 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, rough, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, single parent, chase, school, family in danger, dysfunctional family, woman in danger, teenager, little brother, murder, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.7
 198K
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, super powers, superhero, mental institution, psychology, villain, psychopath, invulnerability ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 47K
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: usa, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.7
 651
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, held at gunpoint, marine, desert, haunted by the past, danger, soldier, crimes, storytelling, bikini, sex on table ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young man struggles to access sublimated childhood memories. He finds a technique that allows him to travel back into the past, to occupy his childhood body and change history. However, he soon finds that every change he makes has unexpected ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, philosophical, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, twists & turns, life philosophy, psychology, supernatural ability, haunted by the past, altering history, child abuse, memory, philosophy, diary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 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: investigation, murder, model, plastic surgeon, disorder, dishonesty, crimes, mind game, amateur detective, technology gone awry, conspiracy, serial killer ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: california, beverly hills, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 439
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, serious, realistic, christian film ...
Plot: military, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, apocalypse, political conspiracy, leadership, danger, dishonesty, heroes, college, new world order ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 47K
THX 1138 (1971)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the ...
Style: futuristic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: distopia, prison, utopia, future dystopia, totalitarianism, fighting the system, hologram, chaos, technology gone awry, separated, surveillance, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.6
 256
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, suspense, exciting, rough
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, hopes, parents and children, vengeance, violence, friendship, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
What We Did That Night (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An ex-con Henry (Rick Schroder) returns to town after being released from prison and contacts his old college frat members about a murder that they committed years earlier. They have to return to move the body to a new location before it is ...
Plot: murder, friendship, revenge, secret, prank, grave digging, ex convict, corpse, dark secret, digging a grave, mockery
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Project Almanac (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, futuristic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time paradox, changing the past or future, teenage life, time, high school, teenage love, friendship, teenager, time loop, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s, year 2004 ...
Place: usa, woodstock, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.9
 17K
Fahrenheit 451 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an oppressive future, a 'fireman' whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task.
Style: surprise ending, tense, captivating, futuristic, philosophical ...
Plot: book burning, book, partners, distopia, fire, society, crimes, firefighter, devotion, childhood flashback, murder, redemption ...
Time: near future
Place: usa, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%