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, neo noir, suspense
Plot: heist, crimes, graphic violence, love and romance, fall in love, drug dealing, law enforcement, woman in danger, dishonesty, cons and scams, ex-cop, one night stand, alcoholic, corruption, robbery, morality, disability, ex cop, profanity, danger, wheelchair, crime, one-night stand
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Persons Unknown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, danger, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, graphic violence and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Persons Unknown: Road to Juarez (2013), Facade (1999), To Protect and Serve (1992), Top of the World (1997), Washington Wolves (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Road to Juarez (2013)
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, gang, chase, buddies, crime gone awry, cons and scams, desert, dishonesty, graphic violence, disorder, friends, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico, mexico
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95%
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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, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hitman, vengeance, crimes, dark humor, rivalry, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, hotel, apocalypse, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, police corruption, murder, vigilantism, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, serial killer, escapades, rivalry, investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, dishonesty, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, false accusation, heist, casino ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Plot: betrayal, chance, graphic violence, down on your luck, heist, cons and scams, disorder, low lives, unlikely criminals, rivalry, life is a bitch, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, survival, hostage, crimes, freezer, graphic violence, kidnapping, danger
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: law enforcement, partners, police investigation, tough law enforcer, undercover, dishonesty, crimes, police, police officer, love interest, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, power relations, courtroom, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman in danger, who done it, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, fall in love, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, siblings relations, heist, crime gone awry, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, blackmail, voyeurism, female nudity, sex, lesbian ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Johan Falk: Alla råns moder (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: GSI second in command, Sophie Nordh, flips gangster leader Seth Rydell and convinces him to infiltrate a rogue military group. For the first time GSI Chief Patrick Agrell realizes that he is using a ruthless psychopath as an infiltrator. Can Seth be ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: heist, tough law enforcer, crimes, law enforcement, graphic violence, robbery, murder, police procedural, ex soldier, bank, soldier, suicide by cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 15K
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A parolee (Paul Walker) becomes the target of a massive police manhunt after inadvertently picking up a rental car with a female whistleblower tied up in the trunk. Now, as the police attempt to silence the woman before she can testify about the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, car chase, chase, hostage, woman in danger, on the run, mistaken identity, dishonesty, law enforcement, dirty cop, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
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Pressed (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Brian, (Luke Goss, DEATH RACE 2, HELLBOY II) is desperately trying to seek a "quick fix" business deal that will put him back on top financially after being let go from his executive position at one of the top investment firms. Brian ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crimes, dishonesty, disorder, cons and scams, drug dealing
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Overkill (1996)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: American Police officer Jack Hazard heads for South America after being ordered to take time off by his boss after a raid goes bad. Once there, however, he finds himself caught up with a stranger wanted by the government, and soon ends up in prison. ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: jungle, martial arts, heroes, on the run, psychopath, graphic violence, stalking, survival, dishonesty, escapades, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Love, Hate & Security (2014)
Genre: Action, Romance, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Giulietta Di Messina a rich sensual European aristocrat (Romina Di Lella) has an unquenchable desire to be a lounge singer against her powerful banker husband's William Windsor's (Oliver Gruber) wish. Still she rebels against him and his ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy
Plot: love and romance, romance, graphic violence, woman in danger, fall in love, bodyguard, hate, security, love, banker, danger
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⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, suspenseful, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dead Cold (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Wealthy, Manhattanite brothers Dylan, Logan and a group of their friends head to Brooklyn for a concert when they meet notorious gangster, Simon and make an ill-advised deal with him. Soon, things go wrong and now the group is desperately running ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Johan Falk: Spelets regler (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Hijack (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Bad Cop (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 399
Windfall (2002)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Romania, USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Thriller
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
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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, serious, psychological, suspenseful, rough
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.0
 203
The Assault (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, serious
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 95 min.
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