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Point of Origin (2002)
 6.0
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Point of Origin (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact-based drama about an arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.
Style: rough, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: arson, crimes, firefighter, investigation, heroes, terrorism, genocide, crime, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, escapades, deadly, siblings relations, tragic hero, race against time, rescue, mystery, rape, paranoia, fire, death of child, police officer killed, delusion, pistol ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa

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Most similar movies to Point of Origin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crime, chases and races and murder mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Point of Origin: The Prophet's Game (2000), Body Count (1998), The Ministers (2009), Backdraft (1991), Perfect Witness (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Prophet has arrived in the ultimate playing ground... Los Angeles. It has taken an innocent childhood game and twisted it into a deadly match of wits, where the only prize is survival. Moving from city to city, The Prophet lures unsuspecting ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, serial killer, danger, vengeance, crime, chases and races, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 2K
Body Count (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A group of thieves attempt to rob an art gallery, but when plans backfire and one of the men winds up dead, the group head down south, running afoul of the law. Along the way, they meet up with a seductive con artist with ideas of her own.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, misfit partners, criminal heroes, cons and scams, police detective, partners, disorder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: chases and races, murderous pair, vengeance, urban, rivalry, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, crime, romancing a criminal, danger, twin brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 67K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, intense, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, investigation, arson, corruption, danger, rescue, rookie, psychopath, pyromaniac, crimes, family relations, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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Perfect Witness (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, legal, power relations, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, chases and races, on the run, danger, prison, murder ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.9
 80K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, police, mafia, corruption, murder, violence, internal affairs, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) delivers an intense, electrifying performance in this explosive follow-up to the gritty urban crime thriller Street Kings. Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose ...
Style: bleak, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police corruption, police investigation, violence, undercover, dishonesty, loss of partner, deadly, law enforcement, law enforcer killer, cop as target, mission gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 5.7
 11K
The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This film is about a hyper-vigilant employee of the department of public safety who, while training his young female replacement, has to track down a missing girl who he is convinced is connected to a paroled sex offender he is investigating.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, missing person, danger, race against time, murder, crimes, special agents, track down, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 4.4
 793
Ready 2 Die (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After a violent bank robbery, the trio of hoods make their way across East L.A. carrying a blood-soaked bag of money. When word gets out, they must fend off gangs and crooked cops alike as they strive to keep the loot and stay alive.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, chase, disorder, heist, rivalry, violence spree, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Towards Darkness (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Deals with 90 minutes in a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, danger, car chase, rivalry, soldier, chase, race against time, crimes, crime, destiny, terrorism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, investigation, mistaken identity, mystery, disorder, hidden identity, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, small town life ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, fbi, explosion, revenge, investigation, danger, race against time, vigilantism, crimes, special agents, heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, latin america, south america, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.2
 634
The Lightship (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A trio of robbers, two brothers and their twisted genius leader, invade a lightship, but don't reckon on the crew fighting back.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, murder, forces of nature, escapades, crimes, heroes, daring rescue, survival, vengeance, one man army, chases and races, pirate ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
Place: mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
L: Change the World (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "The human whose name is written in the Death Note shall die." After making the hardest decision ever, another serious case confronts L. There are only 23 days left and without his best partner Watari (Shunji Fujimura), L has to solve the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: private detective, race against time, danger, deadly, deadly virus, radical, mind game, save the world, escapades, adventure, heroic mission, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 3K
Madigan (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Policemen Bonaro and Madigan lose their guns to fugitive Barney Benesch. As compensation, the two NYC detectives are given a weekend to bring Benesch to justice. While Bonaro and Madigan follow up on various leads, Police Commissioner Russell goes ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, police detective, partners, dishonesty, tough law enforcer, partners against crime, law enforcer killer, neo noir, failed attempt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.5
 398
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: realistic, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, dealing with death, reluctant partners, crimes, crime, danger, vigilantism, rivalry, deadly, partners, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, dishonesty, law enforcement, on the run, gangsters, crimes, heroes, chases and races, crime, protagonist as suspect, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.4
 7K
The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, psychological, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, investigation, psychopath, obsession, mind game, gory, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: realistic, scary, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, make believe, physical appearance, strong sexual content, law enforcement, mentally unstable, drugs/alcohol, crimes, crime, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Nowhere to Land (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, airplane, deadly, crimes, special agents, danger, heroes, chases and races, vengeance, law enforcement, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, australia, california, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, chases and races, crime, confined, hostages, investigation, police investigation, loss of partner, law enforcement, on the run, vengeance, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 2K
The Living (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After an alcohol induced blacked-out night of drinking, Teddy discovers he has severely beaten his wife, Molly. As he attempts to redeem himself to her she must decide whether or not she will take him back as her mother, Angela, continuously ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: disorder, deadly, hitman, crime, crimes, siblings relations, danger, crime gone awry, family relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.2
 543
Firestorm (2001)
Genre: Drama, Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hoping to make a killing on the insurance money, oil refinery owner Wendell Mays decides to burn the place to the ground. His greed endangers the lives of the entire town as the fireball creates a spreading inferno threatens to engulf the entire ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, police investigation, chaos, crimes, chases and races, heroes, escapades, race against time, danger, hotel, law enforcement, action violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away?
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, hostages, save the day, crimes, heroes, crime, rivalry, tunnel, train, confined, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Bullet Train (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 152 min.
Story: One of the Japanese Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” is threatened with a bomb that will explode automatically if the train slows below 80 km/h, unless a ransom is paid. Police race to find the bombers and to learn how to defuse the bomb.
Style: realistic, bleak, rough, serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hijacking, train, speed, chases and races, confined, chaos and mayhem, heroes, deadly, law enforcement, master criminal, crime ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Tidal Wave: No Escape (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A retired and disgruntled scientist is brought out of retirement to explain why tidal waves are wiping out coastal communities. But is he part of the problem?
Style: stylized, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tsunami, alien encounter, terrorism, environmentalism, save the day, changing the past or future, law enforcement, government agency, deadly, save the planet, psychopath, mad scientist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 930
Roseanna (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young American girl is found dead in Gota Kanal, Swedens largest channel. Since there are hardly any clues or evidence at all it seems as if the murder cant be solved. Martin Beck and his men are assigned to the case. Soon they find a likely ...
Style: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, canal, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger, interpol, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.4
 133
Heat Wave (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a sudden, unexplained rise in local temperatures threatens to turn Los Angeles County into a parched, lifeless desert, one scientist must put her theories to the test in a desperate effort to prevent the catastrophe.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: race against time, escapades, chases and races, forces of nature, heroes, save the day, danger, exploding building, heavy rain, redhead, beach, desert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 928
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, rescue, investigation, kidnapping, murder, on the run, vengeance, heist, unlikely criminals, partners against crime, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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