Movies like Point of Origin

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Point of Origin (2002)
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, surprise ending, bleak, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, arson, arsonist, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, heroes, danger, escapades, rescue, race against time, tragic hero, delusion, terrorism, genocide, crime, mystery, chases and races, siblings relations, catastrophe, gun, paranoia, fire, machine gun ...
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, danger, deadly, chases and races, law enforcement, rivalry and crime mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Point of Origin: Firestorm (2001), Backdraft (1991), Cop Land (1997), The Prophet's Game (2000), The Lightship (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, hospital, firefighting, police investigation, danger, law enforcement, race against time, crimes, chaos, evacuation, fire, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
 6.7
 75K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, 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, tense, twists and turns, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, investigation, arson, corruption, danger, family relations, rescue, rookie, pyromaniac, crimes, psychopath, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.9
 90K
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, neo noir, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sheriff, police corruption, nypd, small town, arson, mafia, corruption, murder, organized crime, internal affairs, fighting the system, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Prophet's Game (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: murder, mind game, riddles and clues, mystery, serial killer, investigation, danger, chases and races, crimes, crime, vengeance, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 6.5
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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: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, on the run, forces of nature, haunted by the past, survival, vengeance, ship, family in danger, ocean, catastrophe, ocean or sea, battles ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, disorder, investigation, mystery, hidden identity, law enforcement, betrayal, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, airplane, crimes, deadly, special agents, law enforcement, heroes, danger, chases and races, nerve gas, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, year 2000
Place: usa, australia, california, sydney australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, investigation, police, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, danger, rivalry, deadly, snitch, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 813
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: chase, gang, murder, heist, dishonesty, gangsters, crimes, danger, law enforcement, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, explosion, revenge, investigation, profanity, vigilantism, crimes, danger, deadly, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s
Place: colombia, los angeles, washington d.c., latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger, physical appearance, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
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Twist of Fate (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Troubled police detective Jack Lucas is falsely accused of a series of murders and must prove his innocence by catching the real serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, false accusation, murder, frame up, psychopath, car chase, investigation, protagonist as suspect, race against time, mind game, mystery, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, chases and races, murderous pair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
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Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: FBI hostage rescue team leader Jack Bender has been sacked for not being a team player, and months later he finds himself in the ultimate hostage nightmare: stuck aboard a plane that's been taken over by a group of well-armed terrorists who ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, race against time, rescue, danger, master criminal, deadly, save the day, tough heroes, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: stylized, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, crime gone awry, deadly, rivalry, danger, race against time, chase, missing child, destiny, terrorism, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: neo noir, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, law enforcement, on the run, chases and races, dishonesty, criminal heroes, partners, police detective, friends, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 1K
Dirty War (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: radical, firefighter, terrorism, secret agents, save the day, special agents, undercover, crimes, government agency, race against time, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.8
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Landslide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Manhattan fireman Mark Decker visits, for the first time, his Steven in his ex Emma's new apartment in one of her dad Donald Richardson's development estates, at the foot of Diamand-back Mountain. But Don's ambitious executive Stewart ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, save the day, escapades, race against time, danger, adventure, chases and races, pregnancy, rescue, father son relationship, forces of nature, heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Flock (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, sex maniac, murder, obsession, law enforcement, track down, missing person, danger, crimes, race against time, special agents ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Zodiac (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, investigation, obsession, crimes, mystery, mind game, gory, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Detonator (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A former FBI agent must stop a crazy man from blowing up bombs.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, undercover, one man army, vengeance, terrorism, law enforcement, deadly, special agents, race against time, danger, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 7K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, crime, drug dealing, wall street, cons and scams, going straight, criminal heroes, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: rough, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, courtroom, witness, dedicated lawyer, legal, rebellion, crime, life is a bitch, gangsters, witnessing a crime, danger, on the run ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
Genre: Drama, Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unlikely duo, Lieutenant Tom Royko of the Seattle Bomb Squad and renowned heart surgeon, Dr. Gillian Hayes, find themselves in a race against time to track down a disturbed bomber who is inexplicably causing Dr. Hayes' patients to explode.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, deadly, law enforcement, mentally unstable, danger, doctors and patients, chases and races, crimes, rivalry, crime, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tsunami, catastrophe, government agency, save the day, space and aliens, contests and competitions, environmentalism, undercover, crimes, deadly, save the planet, mysterious character ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.7
 441
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: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.3
 201
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: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: race against time, heat wave, forces of nature, save the day, danger, catastrophe, escapades, natural disaster, scientist, crimes, heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, danger, rape, child abduction, standoff, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, teenage rape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nebraska, montana, wyoming
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
B.T.K. Killer (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Veteran Boogey Man and Zodiac Killer director Ulli Lommel continues his long tradition of delivering tense thrills with this relentless look at the life of the elusive, Kansas-based serial killer known to authorities only as "B.T.K." ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, chase, mind game, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, danger, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, save the day, danger, race against time, hostages, confined, crime, mind game, crimes, law enforcement, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%