Movies like Marathon Man

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Marathon Man (1976)
 7.4
 65K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, scary, atmospheric, intense, serious, neo noir, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, paranoia, dentist, revenge, nazi, violence, kidnapping, spy, chase, brother brother relationship, torture, murder, world war two, espionage, attempted murder, sex scene, jewish, betrayal, vengeance, intrigue, hitman, death, doll, twin towers, old man ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, paris france, uruguay, usa, france

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Most similar movies to Marathon Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense and serious films with plots about dialogue, murder, greed, corruption, violence, crimes and twists and turns mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Marathon Man: The Odessa File (1974), The Boys from Brazil (1978), Three Days of the Condor (1975), Straw Dogs (1971), 52 Pick-Up (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, intense ...
Plot: investigation, nazi, world war two, spy, espionage, war criminal, jewish, war crime, holocaust, conspiracy, israeli, neo nazi ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1963 ...
Place: germany, israel, vienna, hamburg germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Nazi hunter Ezra Lieberman discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, intense, suspense ...
Plot: nazi, conspiracy, nazi hunter, neo nazi, chase, world war two, jungle, jewish, holocaust, insanity, genetic engineering, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paraguay, germany, latin america, europe, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.
Style: tense, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, espionage, cia, fighting the system, political conspiracy, twists and turns, uncover truth, life turned upside down, who to trust, spy, manhunt, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, langley virginia, middle east, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 61K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, home invasion, small town, rape and revenge, revenge, murder, female nudity, violent, sexual desire, brutality, sexual assault ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 6K
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Harry Mitchell is a successful Los Angeles manufacturer whose wife is running for city council. His life is turned upside down when three blackmailers confront him with a video tape of him with his young mistress and demand $100,000. Fearing that ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, sexy, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, sex party, blackmail, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, serial killer, brutality, culture clash, corruption, catastrophe, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 56K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, intense, serious ...
Plot: secret service, crimes, murder mystery, political corruption, political conspiracy, assassination, justice, usa president, politics, witnessing a crime, conspiracy, white house ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 8K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, disaster, spy, chase, airplane, violence, secret service, espionage, conspiracy, betrayal, politics, american football ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: florida, miami, israel, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, political, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, assassin, espionage, politics, police investigation, serial killer, spy, terrorist, hitman, terrorist plot, assassination ...
Time: year 1963, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: paris france, france, europe, big ben london, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 74K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, vigilante, car, violence, homeless, murder, brutality, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, political ...
Plot: politics, conspiracy, corruption, reporter, murder, investigation, journalism, media, senator, twists and turns, political conspiracy, political corruption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, latin america, washington state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, neo noir, atmospheric ...
Plot: internal affairs, police corruption, crimes, police investigation, manipulation, corrupt cop, police, corruption, psychopath, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, breathtaking, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, heroin, gangsters, drug lord, drugs, police, chase, smuggling, drug smuggling, investigation, crimes, drug dealer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, california, new jersey, san francisco, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, investigation, cannibalism, kidnapping, psychology, crimes, mind game, maniac, fbi, murder investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, maryland, chicago illinois, baltimore, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 151K
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, suspense, tense, macabre, melancholic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, split personality, police investigation, murder, maniac, imaginary friend, double life, investigation, secret, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 88K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, twists and turns, terrorist, professor, murder, paranoia, uncover truth, fbi, mysterious character, secrets, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia, kansas, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 281K
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: suspense, tense, neo noir, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, trapped, confinement indoors, cat and mouse, thief, hostage, surveillance, millionaire, security system, disorder, claustrophobia, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 21K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: neo noir, surreal, brutal, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, gangsters, organized crime, vengeance, betrayal, left for dead, crimes, hitman, flashback, left to die, mafia, money ...
Time: 20th century, future, 60s
Place: usa, california, san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.7
 15K
Gorky Park (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Police Inspector Renko tries to solve the case of three bodies found in Moscow's Gorky Park but finds his attempts to solve the crime impeded by his superiors. Working on his own, Renko seeks out more information and stumbles across a ...
Style: political, suspense, neo noir, tense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold war, spy, murder, conspiracy, police investigation, espionage, kgb, murder investigation, murder mystery, politics, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s
Place: moscow russia, russia, ussr, sweden, stockholm sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, neo noir, clever, suspense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: twists and turns, hitman, mystery, crimes, disorder, revenge, mistaken identity, organized crime, mysterious character, master criminal, deception, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, year 1979, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
 709K
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: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, revenge, vigilantism, brutality, torture, serial killer, vengeance, twists and turns, missing child, police ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 40K
Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, nazi, high school, war criminal, blackmail, nazism, world war two, obsession, nazi war criminal, manipulation, death, murder ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, psychopath, desert, serial killer, human nature, brutality, greed, peril, sheriff, assassin, death ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: texas, el paso texas, mexico, austin texas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.6
 74K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, twist ending ...
Plot: blackmail, infidelity, adultery, dangerous attraction, disorder, police investigation, crimes, couples, betrayal, crime gone awry, twists and turns, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 81K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, neo noir, political, tense ...
Plot: private detective, conspiracy, investigation, twists and turns, infidelity, betrayal, politics, political corruption, crimes, mayor, lawyer, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new orleans, new jersey, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 55K
Kalifornia (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Style: disturbing, tense, bleak, road movie, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, journalism, journalist, lovers on the run, road trip, writers, obsession, on the road, psychopath, cross country, murderous pair ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, pittsburgh, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Charley Varrick (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charley Varrick robs a bank in a small town with his friends. Instead of obtaining a small amount of money they discover they stole a very large amount of money belonging to the mob. Charley must now come up with a plan to not only evade the police ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspenseful, clever, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, heist, gangsters, mafia, crimes, small town, chase, crime gone awry, desert, murder, caper, spy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 98K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, cynical, tense ...
Plot: private detective, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, extramarital affair, murder mystery, crimes, hitman, twists and turns, betrayal, moral ambiguity, gunfight ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: stylized, bleak, macabre, harsh, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilante, vigilantism, murder, violence, crimes, gunfight, vietnam war, revenge, character study, complex characters, vietnam veteran, exploitation ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: texas, vietnam, asia, san antonio texas, el paso texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 275K
Red Dragon (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, neo noir, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, cannibalism, psychopath, mind game, investigation, fbi, murder, split personality, profiler, crimes, reporter, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: atlanta georgia, birmingham alabama, baltimore, florida, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, army investigation, rape, military, army, betrayal, mystery, twists and turns, conspiracy, gang rape, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%