Movies like Persons Unknown 1996

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Persons Unknown (1996)
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Persons Unknown (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When former cop and current security expert Jim Holland has a one night stand with Amanda after getting in her way roller-blading. That introduction turns out to be a well thought out plan by Amanda and her sister Molly, to obtain security codes. The girls and their cohorts rob his client and stash the loot. All the while, detective Jim has been following them and he grabs the money for himself. Then his conscience gets the best of him and he falls in love with Molly. His client turns out to be drug dealers and he's forced to risk his life to protect Molly and Amanda.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: crimes, heist, drug dealing, crime, love and romance, fall in love, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement, cons and scams, woman in danger, ex-cop, one-night stand, disability, alcoholic, neo noir, corruption, robbery, ex cop, morality, wheelchair
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, crime, danger, law enforcement, deadly and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Persons Unknown: The Assault (1998), Facade (1999), Temptation (1994), Road to Juarez (2015), Top of the World (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.0
 154
The Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A female cop protects a dead drug dealer's wife from mob assassins.
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: policewoman killing, crimes, witnessing a crime, crime, chases and races, life is a bitch, false accusation, on the run, murder, drug dealing, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 4.3
 228
Facade (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It should have been a simple murder. But a botched job, an old flame, and too many loose ends can spell just one thing for businessman Colin Wentworth: chaos!
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crime, rivalry, dishonesty, deadly, danger, hotel, infidelity, woman in danger, clergy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.9
 199
Temptation (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After five years in prison for insurance fraud the sailor Lanarsky is released. Together with his buddy Bone he gets a job as seamen on board the yacht owned by the wife of his insurance fraud-partner Michael Reddick. Lanarsky has a question to his ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ship, danger, woman in danger, betrayal, crime, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, taking a shower, african american ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Road to Juarez (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An American ex-con with Mexican underworld ties ensnares a pair of young misfits into a dangerous heist in Mexico. Inspired by true events.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: buddies, disorder, dishonesty, chase, crime gone awry, danger, friends, desert, heist, crimes, chases and races, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vigilantism, rivalry, good versus evil, survival, police corruption, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, partners, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Washington Wolves (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Alberto and Miguel have a bar, but things are not going very well. They need to get out of this black hole and they need money to do it. Alberto is divorced and alcoholic, Miguel has a big secret... Their old friend Claudio is very rich. Why not ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: betrayal, cons and scams, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crimes, crime, down on your luck, low lives, intrigue, crime gone awry, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 4.7
 396
Red Line (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A car thief is seen stealing, and is blackmailed into stealing more cars for someone else's profit.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, car chase, heist, chases and races, crime, gangsters, crimes, parents and children, criminal heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, on the run, police corruption, police detective, crime, chases and races, witnessing a crime, crimes, life is a bitch, chase, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
Don't Look Back (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Los Angeles heroin addict Jesse endangers the lives of his childhood friends after he discovers a briefcase full of money from a drug deal gone bad, and returns home with it to Texas. Hoping to turn his life around with his newfound wealth, Jessie ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hitman, drug dealing, on the run, murder, heroin addict, gang, danger, crime gone awry, best friends, drug abuse, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.8
 348
Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Robbers Ace and Scratch are caught in the act of robbing a casino vault and are caught after a long chase by the owner of the casino, who chooses not to send them to jail but instead hires them on as security consultants. The current head of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gambling, criminal heroes, crimes, partners, disorder, buddies, dishonesty, hidden identity, on the run, chases and races, crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Terror Among Us (1981)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police sergeant and a parole officer endeavor to stop a rapist-on-parole before he can follow through his threats on five women whom testifed against him years earlier.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: rivalry, track down, law enforcement, parole officer, police investigation, criminal's revenge, crime, crimes, chases and races, life is a bitch, woman in danger, danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.1
 348
Butter (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Corrupt record company executives kill a singing sensation with a drug overdose rather than letting her leave their label and join another company. They then frame her cousin/manager for the murder forcing him to go on the run and to try to get the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, false accusation, chase, frame up, chases and races, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, musician's life, city life, on the run, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.8
 168
Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A cop Angel Almaraz saves the life of a local crime boss who, in return, offers him a job as part of his security. Almaraz accepts but soon has doubts.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, legends and myths, crimes, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, police detective, drug dealer, blood splatter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.1
 775
Scar City (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young cop gets thrown in with a special police squad who are acting as assassins against hoods and who don't care who gets in the way.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, kiss, love interest, danger, police corruption, partners, law enforcement, deadly, fighting crime, criminal's revenge, partners against crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.6
 434
Hit List (1989)
Genre: Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A family man (Jan-Michael Vincent) and a mob witness (Leo Rossi) hunt a mob hit man (Lance Henriksen) who has mistakenly kidnapped the family man's son.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, hitman, organized crime, mafia, crimes, missing person, investigation, rescue, disorder, vengeance, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.3
 340
Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: erotic, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, neo noir, power relations, femme fatale, crimes, dangerous attraction, fall in love, sexual relations, crime, mystery, danger, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 280
Unveiled (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Using the natural beauty and mystique of Marrakech, Morocco as a backdrop, Stephanie uses herself as bait to discover the sadistic murderer of her childhood friend. C.I.A. agents Peter Masters and Jeremy Avery lead her on an erotic and intriguing ...
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, buddies, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, crimes, special agents, intrigue, danger, woman in danger, bait, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 5.1
 1K
Hear No Evil (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the coin and hides it in Jillian's apartment, then his car ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, deaf, corruption, chase, mute or deaf, disability, rivalry, stalking, danger, woman in danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Night of the Running Man (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A Las Vegas cab driver finds a million dollars of stolen money in his cab after his fare is murdered. Soon after, a ruthless hitman is in persuit; he will stop at nothing to recover the money and dispose of all witnesses.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, chase, crimes, gangsters, tough heroes, heist, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, pursuit ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.9
 312
No Tomorrow (1999)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When the world's most notorious criminal allies himself with a senior employee of a major shipping corporation, a lethal deal is struck to secure a multi-million dollar arms transaction. As word of the sinister deal spreads through the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: rivalry, gangsters, criminal's revenge, crimes, injustice, law enforcement, martial arts, urban ghetto life, criminal heroes, arms deal, arms dealer, city life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
 2K
Made Men (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man and a woman are on the run from gangsters whom he has stolen $12.5 million. When the gangsters show up, he takes them supposedly to where the money is hidden but instead leads them into a trap at a backwoods crystal-meth factory. The gangsters ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crimes, gangsters, police investigation, heist, master criminal, disorder, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Breach of Trust (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: For opposite reasons, an undercover federal agent and a small time hood join forces to take on a union of drug lords and dirty cops.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: computer, cartel, master criminal, law enforcement, partners, dishonesty, deadly, hitman, police investigation, investigation, danger, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 5.5
 738
The Hit List (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hit man's boss refers him to a client, a dangerous woman who mixes business with pleasure.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, danger, drug dealing, vengeance, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, rivalry, espionage, assassination, criminal, secret ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.6
 342
BlackMale (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Plot is actually pretty crafty and full of (surprisingly) unsuspecting twists. The special effects are actually quite realistic which is surprising for such a low budget movie. Bokeeem Woodbine plays his role with a serious emotion that only ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, cons and scams, siblings relations, heist, blackmail, female nudity, sex, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Witness Files (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former actress, unjustly sent to prison eight years earlier, is forced to testify against a mafia hit man.
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: witnessing a crime, crimes, mystery, couple relations, danger, woman in danger, chase, murder, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Women on the Run (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The plot includes the plight of two women who both find themselves betrayed by the men they love. It's a violent female 'buddy' movie, with two mismatched heroines, a policewoman (Cheung) & a drug addicted prostitute(Guo) ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, stylized, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, unlikely partners, investigation, police detective, undercover, on the run, false accusation, fugitives, heroes, crime, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 2.0
 459
Killers (1997)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The deal is simple. Buy the stolen drugs for almost nothing, sell them and make a bundle. For Ray and the others, it's the deal of their lives. For Heather, the rich girl, it's a ride on the wild side. Deep in the dark, abandoned ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic
Plot: woman in danger, danger, hitman, deadly, animal life, crimes, crime, drug dealing, crime gone awry, survival, drug dealer, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, england, beverly hills, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Millionaire Tour (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Impressive debut feature from writer director Inon Shampanier. A man needs to convince his kidknappers that they have got the wrong person before they deliver him to his death.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, dishonesty, disorder, mind game, cons and scams, rivalry, hijacking, taxi, mistaken identity, threat, confined
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.3
 292
Relentless 3 (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sam Dietz, the relentless police detective, returns to Los Angeles from a self-imposed exile to help the police solve another series of brutal killings committed by another crafty serial killer whom targets Dietz's latest love interest.
Style: scary, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, police investigation, murder, mind game, rivalry, chase, amateur detective, crime, chases and races, witnessing a crime, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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