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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
 7.4
 250K
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: serious, exciting, tense, rough, psychological, suspense, twists and turns, bad ending, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, fighting the system, murder, crime, prison, master criminal, mind game, justice, danger, death, perfect crime, deadly, lawyer, injustice, crimes, torture, scheme, intelligence, deal, district attorney, explosion, killings, loss of spouse, trial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, intense, realistic and serious films with plots about corruption, mentor, murder, dialogue, revenge, crimes and crime mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Law Abiding Citizen: Edge of Darkness (2010), Fracture (2007), Prisoners (2013), A Time to Kill (1996), The Life of David Gale (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, violence, political corruption, vengeance, corruption, homicide detective, death of daughter, corporate crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 167K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twists and turns, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, obsession, perfect crime, courtroom drama, legal investigation, manipulation, lawyer, attempted murder, adultery, guilt, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.1
 517K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, bleak, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, moral ambiguity, maze ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.4
 118K
A Time to Kill (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
Style: suspense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom drama, racism, murder, rape, small town, legal action, court, lawyer, trial, injustice, punishment, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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The Life of David Gale (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Spain
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.
Style: surprise ending, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, intern, death sentence, murder, death row, suicide, death penalty, investigation, who done it, activist, false accusation, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas, mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.6
 311K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, crime, bank, police detective, perfect crime, thief, bank robbery, manipulations, robbery, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, neo noir, prison, psychopath, death row, mystery, electric chair, crime, swamp, police brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, harvard university, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 55K
The Brave One (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilantism, vengeance, crime, dog, fear, pimp, self defense, loss of loved one, tunnel, injury, boyfriend, corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 80K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, violence, investigation, fbi, moral dilemma, nuclear threat, race against time, torture, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 305K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, lone hero, vigilantism, friendship, mercenary, danger, justice, bodyguard, diary, cia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 1.3M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, master criminal, mind game, psychopath, crime, investigation, police investigation, torture, killings, crimes, police, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 29K
Shattered (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A sociopathic kidnapper methodically pushes a desperate pair of parents to their absolute breaking point.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, infidelity, mind game, crimes, revenge, moral dilemma, blackmail, man-woman relation, danger, nothing to lose, police investigation, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, captivating, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: legal investigation, hotshot lawyer, legal, murder, lawyer, arrest, mind game, judge, courtroom, manipulations, victim, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: beverly hills, usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 66K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, gang, revenge, murder, hospital, semiautomatic pistol, justice, crime, tragic event, police officer killed, extreme violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 235K
Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime gone awry, confinement indoors, confined, bunker, home invasion, secret room, locked in a room, heist, heist gone wrong, survival, burglary, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 229K
The Accountant (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, intense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: autism, accountant, survival, organized crime, criminal, mentor, dark hero, investigation, mathematics, hitman, brother sister relationship, money laundering ...
Time: year 2006, year 1989, 2000s
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, new hampshire, germany, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.8
 535K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, dark hero, rescue, daring rescue, human trafficking, danger, father daughter relationship, car chase, young woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france, arc de triomphe paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 7.5
 333K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, crime, assassin, anti heroes, danger, merciless, victim, organized crime, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hitman, vigilantism, serial killer, judge, crime, murder, dedicated lawyer, vengeance, legal action, mission of murder, secret society, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 12K
Eye for an Eye (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It's fire and brimstone time as grieving mother Karen McCann takes justice into her own hands when a kangaroo court in Los Angeles fails to convict Robert Doob, the monster who raped and murdered her 17-year-old daughter.
Style: disturbing, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, murder, martial arts, gun, obsession, psychopath, vengeance, haunted by the past, crime, support group, vigilantism, legal action ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.1
 42K
A Man Apart (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Vetter's wife is killed in a botched hit organized by Diablo, he seeks revenge against those responsible. But in the process, Vetter and Hicks have to fight their way up the chain to get to Diablo but it's easier said than done when ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, cocaine, organized crime, crime, fighting crime, revenge, tough heroes, danger, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa, california, latin america, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, mind game, rape, crime, mystery, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, murder mystery, investigation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 146K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: vengeance, age difference, sexual abuse, torture, pedophilia, dangerous attraction, deception, mind game, seduction, manipulation, vigilantism, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, murder, crime, cannibalism, fbi, killings, special agents, deadly, psychology ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, bahamas, illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 102K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: tense, serious, twists and turns, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, violence, dirty cop, police investigation, tough law enforcer, twists & turns, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption, police, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.8
 235K
Hannibal (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: After having successfully eluded the authorities for years, Hannibal peacefully lives in Italy in disguise as an art scholar. Trouble strikes again when he's discovered leaving a deserving few dead in the process. He returns to America to make ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, master criminal, mind game, crime, fbi, cat and mouse, one on one, special agents, cannibalism, psychiatrist, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, florence, italy, florence italy, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 61K
Dead Man Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In New York City, a crime lord's right-hand man is seduced by a woman seeking retribution.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal's revenge, revenge, crime lord, crime, mysterious woman, blackmail, gangsters, danger, right hand man, mob boss, enemy, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
The Bone Collector (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, forensics, mind game, riddles and clues, crime, policewoman, master criminal, investigation, reluctant partners, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.4
 35K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, vengeance, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, good versus evil, prison escape, revenge, warden, murder, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 136K
Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, secret, businessman, crimes, police detective, double life, criminal heroes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%