Movies like Persons Unknown 1996

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Persons Unknown
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, suspense
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, crime, drug dealing, heist, woman in danger, fall in love, danger, law enforcement, love and romance, ex-cop, one-night stand, ex cop, morality, alcoholic, neo noir, robbery, corruption, disability, wheelchair
Time: 90s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and rough films with plots about crimes, crime, dishonesty, danger, deadly, law enforcement and chases and races mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Persons Unknown: Wild Side (1995), Don't Look Back (1996), Red Line (1995), Scar City (1998), The Assault (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wild Side
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: 90s
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Don't Look Back
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
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 4.7
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Red Line
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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, stylized ...
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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    User:   71%
 
Midnight Witness
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, serious, realistic, rough, tense
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    User:   63%
 
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
 5.1
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Hear No Evil
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, criminal's revenge, gangsters, master criminal, crime, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, computer, cartel, betrayal, drug dealing, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   55%
 
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Heaven's Fire
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Country: Canada, Germany, USA
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Time: 90s
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Instinct to Kill
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
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    User:   45%
 
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Man with a Gun
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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Dead On: Relentless II
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Detective Sam Dietz is paired with a shady FBI agent to track down another serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough
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Time: 90s
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System:   51%
    User:   53%
 
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Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
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Country: USA
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Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, scary
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Kiss of Death
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, betrayal, vengeance, heist, murder, redemption, gangster, mafia, revenge, violence, organized crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   47%
    User:   43%
 
Thick as Thieves
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A master thief recruits a notorious thief to help him steal two famous Faberge eggs from an impenetrable vault in an effort to pull off one final job and repay his debt to the Russian mob.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, twist ending, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, betrayal, crime, government agency, robbery, plot twist, twists & turns, chase, crime gone awry, technology, police station, natural disaster ...
Time: contemporary
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System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
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Butter
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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System:   43%
    User:   37%
 

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