Movies like The Passenger

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The Passenger (1975)
 7.5
 23K
The Passenger (1975)
Original name: Professione: reporter
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 126 min.
Story: David Locke (Jack Nicholson) is a world-weary American journalist who has been sent to cover a conflict in northern Africa, but he makes little progress with the story. When he discovers the body of a stranger who looks similar to him, Locke assumes the dead man's identity. However, he soon finds out that the man was an arms dealer, leading Locke into dangerous situations. Aided by a beautiful woman (Maria Schneider), Locke attempts to avoid both the police and criminals out to get him.
Style: stylized, tense, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, road movie, cerebral, enigmatic, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, passport, identity, hotel, terrorism, on the road, espionage, journalism, starting over, journalist, reporter, war correspondent, guide, truck, graphic violence, sexual content, passenger, hidden identity, disorder, switching roles, dishonesty, mysterious character, existentialism, nudity (full frontal - brief), memory ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, europe, africa, england, france, india, london ...

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Most similar movies to The Passenger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, complex and realistic films with plots about murder, runaway, dialogue, storytelling, death, catastrophe and pornography mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Passenger: The Crossing Guard (1995), The Parallax View (1974), The Day of the Jackal (1973), Blow-Up (1966), The Odessa File (1974). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, hit and run, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, undercover, political corruption, reporter, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Day of the Jackal (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin's trail.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, serial killer, law enforcement, terrorist, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, london, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 61K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, fashion, counterculture, corpse, singleness, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, jazz ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, war criminal, war crime, murder, espionage, assassin, journalism, diary, attempted murder, mass murder, concentration camp, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964, post world war two ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, vienna, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 43K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, suicide attempt, satire, tenant, apartment building, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Secret Agent (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: espionage, terrorism, secret agents, police inspector, bomb, politics, undercover, state affairs, mentally challenged, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 108K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, bleak, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mysterious character, antisocial behavior, under the surface, family relations, masturbation, mystery, family problems, estate, funeral, parents and children, youth, disappearance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 7.6
 21K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina ...
Style: bleak, psychological, surreal, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, against humanity, train, misfit, suicide, assassination, idealism, betrayal, haunted by the past, nazism, employee, post war ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, haunted by the past, world war two, justice ...
Time: 1940s, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, provence, vichy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
 9K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, psychopath, opposites attract, vietnam veteran, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 12K
Matador (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A conflicted youth confesses to crimes he didn't commit while a man and woman aroused by death become obsessed with each other.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, murder, necrophilia, serial killer, crimes, dangerous attraction, perversion, mentally unstable, femme fatale, crimes of passion, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 11K
Peacock (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man with a split personality fools his small town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife, although a struggling young mother holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, small town, faked death, mental illness, mystery, social relations, small town life, schizophrenia, catastrophe, mayor, husband wife relationship, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: usa, nebraska, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 8K
First Snow (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, intense, tense ...
Plot: desert, destiny, salesman, manic, betrayal, couple relations, couples, dishonesty, psychic power, paranoia, a vision, business venture ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: newspaper, police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, haunted by the past, dishonesty, investigative reporter, single father, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1971, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, michigan, new york, chicago illinois, detroit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, injustice, rebellion, crimes, discrimination, lawyer, graphic violence, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Felicia's Journey (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A solitary middle-aged bachelor and a naive Irish teenager transform one another's lives to arrive at a place of recognition, redemption and wisdom in Atom Egoyan's adaptation of William Trevor's celebrated 1994 novel. Seventeen and ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, haunted by the past, abortion, irish, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, crimes, graphic violence, killing spree, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 18K
Topaz (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: espionage, betrayal, kgb, secret agents, politics, state affairs, undercover, government agency, spy, surveillance, cold war, nato ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962
Place: cuba, paris france, new york, copenhagen, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: psychological, erotic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couples, seduction, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, crumbling marriage, terrorism, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 53K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ford plays an American doctor whose wife suddenly vanishes in Paris. To find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, missing wife, kidnapping, rescue, jazz, missing person, woman in danger, doctor, hotel room, crimes, graphic violence, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, journalism, media, radiation, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, disaster, swat team, nuclear reactor, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sexual, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: love affair, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), desert, love and romance, entomologist, confined, hopes, trap, couples, oppression, destiny ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 122K
One Hour Photo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, intense ...
Plot: obsession, loner, psychopath as protagonist, loneliness, adultery, voyeurism, insanity, cheating, stalker, theft, undercover, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a stopover in Barcelona, Fériaud Roland discovers a corpse in the hotel room next door. He wakes up in a strange clinic without remembering who brought him there. The doctor insists he hallucinated, but it's not long before he obtains ...
Style: mind bending, tense, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, false accusation, injustice, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, investigation, confined, on the run, graphic violence, memory lapse ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.5
 2K
Suture (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: neo noir, stylized, psychological, mind bending, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, mistaken identity, amnesia, evil twin, disorder, family relations, parents and children, memory loss, siblings relations, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.9
 1K
Enigma (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five highly-trained KGB agents are sent to the west to assassinate several Soviet dissidents. In order to stop the diabolical plot, an American agent must infiltrate Soviet intelligence and obtain information from a Russian computer.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
Plot: kgb, iron curtain, espionage, undercover, assassination, cold war, dishonesty, politics, journalism, government agency, rivalry, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, east germany, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 12K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, unlikely criminals, society, self control, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.7
 11K
Vagabond (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mona Bergeron is dead, her frozen body found in a ditch in the French countryside. From this, the film flashes back to the weeks leading up to her death. Through these flashbacks, Mona gradually declines as she travels from place to place, taking ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drifter, hitchhiker, homeless, corpse, sexual content, graphic violence, suffering, strong female presence, direction and purpose, social misfits, hopes, lone wolves ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: france, south of france, europe, morocco, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 27K
Torn Curtain (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: cold war, espionage, iron curtain, politics, political intrigue, working undercover, state affairs, couple relations, double agent, dishonesty, secret agents, museum ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, berlin germany, germany, east berlin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.2
 319K
Chinatown (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, twist ending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, rape, private detective, investigation, surveillance, corruption, deception, investigator, domestic violence, secret, suspicion, cover up ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1937
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%