Movies like Point of Origin

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Point of Origin (2002)
 6.0
 1K
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: arson, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, deadly, firefighter, heroes, danger, escapades, tragic hero, race against time, rescue, delusion, arsonist, terrorism, genocide, crime, mystery, chases and races, siblings relations, rape, paranoia, fire, death of child, police officer killed ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious 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: Backdraft (1991), Firestorm (2001), Cop Land (1997), The Prophet's Game (2000), Collateral Damage (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 69K
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, pyromaniac, family relations, crimes, psychopath, funeral ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.2
 557
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, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hospital, law enforcement, crimes, danger, race against time, police investigation, chaos, evacuation, firefighter, fire, firefighting, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.9
 83K
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, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, mystery, investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, vengeance, danger, chases and races, crime, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, fbi, explosion, revenge, investigation, vigilantism, danger, race against time, deadly, crimes, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, south america, latin america, washington d.c., los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: save the day, terrorism, airplane, crimes, deadly, special agents, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, heroes, nerve gas, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, australia, california, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, rough, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, deadly, who done it, danger, stalking, mentally unstable, law enforcement, physical appearance, police detective, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: realistic, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, investigation, mistaken identity, hidden identity, disorder, mystery, betrayal, dishonesty, small town life, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: suspenseful, tense, stylized, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, deadly, crime gone awry, car chase, terrorism, race against time, danger, missing child, destiny, rivalry, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, law enforcement, obsession, special agents, track down, crimes, missing person, murder, danger, race against time, pornography ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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: rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, informant, police, hitman, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, danger, snitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder, investigation, obsession, psychopath, mystery, crimes, gory, mind game, deadly, journalism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, exciting, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, on the run, law enforcement, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, investigation, tough heroes, dishonesty, crimes, heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
 654
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: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, murder, forces of nature, daring rescue, vengeance, rivalry, one man army, ocean or sea, battles, haunted by the past, rescue, survival ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, cult film
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the road, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, partners, chases and races, crime, crimes, deadly, criminal heroes, misfit partners ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, missing person, rescue, danger, confined, teenage rape, rape, standoff, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.2
 368
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, undercover, one man army, master criminal, law enforcement, deadly, crimes, special agents, vengeance, rivalry, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, partners against crime, partners, dishonesty, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, police detective, neo noir, snitch ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 3.5
 1K
Suddenly (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Four assassins led by Baron, pose as Secret Service agents to commandeer the house of war-widow ELLEN. Her home is a prime sniper position for their plan to assassinate the President on his visit to the small town of Suddenly. The men fool the local ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, small town, assassination of president, crimes, deadly, danger, woman in danger, save the day, haunted by the past, chases and races, secret service, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.9
 603
Final Approach (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 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, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, daring rescue, crimes, rescue, race against time, deadly, heroes, hostages, one man army, tough heroes, save the day, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: race against time, vengeance, danger, doctors and patients, law enforcement, mentally unstable, deadly, crimes, crime, chases and races, rivalry, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, hostages, danger, race against time, save the day, train, crime, confined, crimes, mind game, tunnel ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: law enforcement, romancing a criminal, vengeance, murderous pair, chases and races, deadly, crime, crimes, urban, rivalry, danger, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 6.5
 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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, save the day, secret agents, terrorism, crimes, special agents, deadly, danger, race against time, radical, undercover, working undercover ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.5
 399
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: vengeance, haunted by the past, police detective, investigation, serial killer, law enforcement, murder, track down, deadly, who done it, danger, vigilantism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police corruption, violence, working undercover, drugs/alcohol, uncover truth, cop as target, law enforcer killer, tough law enforcer, mission gone awry, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, usa, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, witness, courtroom, on the run, legal, law enforcement, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, injustice, rebellion, murder, prison ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Devil's in the Details (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 7 minutes from now in Nogales, Arizona, Thomas Conrad's life will forever change when he gets caught up in a Mexican cartels poetic game of drug mule chess.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, crimes, race against time, drug cartel, danger, rivalry, strong violent content, chases and races, mexican
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crime, drug dealing, wall street, crimes, going straight, criminal heroes, cons and scams, violence, greed, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, undercover, law enforcement, crimes, chaos and mayhem, gunfight, ghetto, crime, dishonesty, police corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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