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The Passenger (1975)
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The Passenger (1975)
Original name: Professione: reporter
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, France
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, road movie, enigmatic, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: desert, identity, hotel, on the road, reporter, guide, passport, truck, journalist, espionage, journalism, starting over, terrorism, drugs/alcohol, switching roles, dishonesty, hidden identity, mysterious character, existentialism, danger, disorder, storytelling, passenger, deadly weapon, memory ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, barcelona, africa, munich germany, north africa, yugoslavia, barcelona spain ...

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Most similar movies to The Passenger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, death, dialogue, twists & turns and pornography mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Passenger: The Passengers (1977), The Parallax View (1974), The Odessa File (1974), The Tenant (1976), The Statement (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Passengers (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man and his stepson driving across Europe are terrorized by a man following them in a pickup truck.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, road movie ...
Plot: murder, truck, on the road, crimes, danger, killer, deadly, investigation, school, obsessive quest, on the run, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, bleak, stylized, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, politics, senator, corruption, investigation, murder, neo noir, reporter, political conspiracy, political corruption, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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, atmospheric, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, revenge, murder, journalism, war crime, attempted murder, diary, uncover truth, crimes, nazi, deadly, media ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1964
Place: germany, europe, israel, munich germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.7
 33K
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: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: suicide, obsession, ghost, identity, mystery, mental illness, mentally unstable, supernatural, lodger, neighbor, psychopath, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, politics, investigation, on the run, hitman, fighting the system, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, danger, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, bleak, suspense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: revenge, obsession, murder, vengeance, haunted by the past, redemption, hit and run, loss of daughter, attempted murder, tragedy, stripper, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Mad Enough to Kill (1975)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A girl from an asylum is engaged as nurse to a small, spoiled orphan boy, whose uncle has evil designs on him, and who hopes to kill him and cast the blame on the girl.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, confined, crimes, danger, family relations, nanny, frame up, dishonesty, law enforcement, violence, blackmail ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.7
 18K
Europa (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, 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: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: train, post war, misfit, drowning, priest, chess, terrorism, suicide, assassination, idealism, fascism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 7.6
 194K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense, factual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, secret agents, revenge, politics, terrorism, vengeance, murder, jewish, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: europe, israel, middle east, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 6K
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, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, mystery, obsession, couple relations, vietnam veteran, province, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: disturbing, suspense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, haunted by the past, psychopath, abortion, unlikely criminals, woman in danger, irish, crimes, danger, mentally unstable, loneliness, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: on the run, hidden identity, robbery, police chief, newspaper, fugitives, police investigation, journalism, haunted by the past, chases and races, special agents, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1971, year 1972, year 1979
Place: michigan, usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, new york state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: young wife, bomb, espionage, shop owner, police inspector, secret agents, terrorism, politics, fighting the system, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, neo noir, investigation, mind game, on the run, false accusation, injustice, criminal heroes, confined, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 7K
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: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: salesman, desert, destiny, betrayal, manic, psychic power, couple relations, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: new mexico, usa, dallas texas, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Two Faces of January (2014)
Genre: Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a con artist, his wife, and a stranger who try to flee a foreign country after one of them is caught up in the murder of a private detective.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, murder, on the run, private detective, boat, tour guide, tourist, greek, cons and scams, crime, sailboat, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: europe, greece, turkey, athens greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 177
Istanbul (1985)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Willy, a student, quits his vacationjob to go to Istanbul with the sinister yet facinating Klamski. On the way from Ostend to Arlon some chance meetings unpuzzle the truth about Klamski, but Willy turns out to have a dark side as well.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, on the road, unlikely partners, haunted by the past, friends, mystery, buddies, fugitives, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, child killer, passport ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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A Few Days in September (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Portugal
Duration: 116 min.
Story: 1 September 2001. Elliot, an American C.I.A. agent holding top secret information on the immediate future of the world, disappears. His sole aim was to meet his daughter Orlando, whom he abandoned ten years before. Irène, a French agent who used to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: political intrigue, secret agents, terrorism, track down, undercover, espionage, parents and children, chases and races, danger, deadly, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, venice, italy, dubai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Big Picture (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Paul Exben is a success story – partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: starting over, switching roles, redemption, haunted by the past, dishonesty, hotshot lawyer, downfall, self discovery, infidelity, couples, life is a bitch, crimes of passion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, political intrigue, hospital, chases and races, dishonesty, undercover, manhunt, cons and scams, frame up, kidnapping, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, russia, london, geneva switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 15K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, betrayal, cia, nato, kgb, politics, secret agents, chases and races, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: cuba, new york, france, europe, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 37K
Anonymous (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her, the story advances the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: politics, royal family, rebellion, prince, lifestyle, play, anonymity, poet, intrigue, shakespeare, political intrigue, political unrest ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, wales, spain, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 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: serious, captivating, realistic, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Plot: racism, discrimination, injustice, fighting the system, crimes, society, life is a bitch, legal action, interracial relations, legal, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: An American couple (John Malkovich, Debra Winger) drift toward emptiness in postwar North Africa.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, extramarital affair, adultery, friendship, infidelity, on the road, romance, dishonesty, sahara, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, morocco, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 32K
Paranoia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: paranoia, spy, bodyguard, escape, deception, rivalry, undercover, danger, espionage, mind game, corporate crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Apartment Zero (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The owner of a failing cinema and his mysterious boarder are caught up in the political intrigue of Argentina.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, dark humor, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, male friendship, boarder, neighbor, cat, murder, politics, crimes, flat, hitman, cia, cowardliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, california, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.2
 276
Autobus (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno's girlfriend, who lives in another town, doesn't believe he loves her. Therefore, he decides to prove his love by doing something "crazy" and ends up hijacking a school bus full of children at gunpoint to go see her
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: rage, gun, school bus, hostages, on the road, unlikely criminals, hijacking, bus, love and romance, disorder, unfulfilled love, wooing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Slap the Monster on Page One (1972)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 1972, Milano. We are just a few days before the general elections. The daughter of a well-known professor is found dead. Mr Bizanti editor in chief of newspaper "Il Giornale", in agreement with its owner Mr. Montelli, decides to charge of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: journalism, politics, murder, manipulations, college, mystery, false accusation, political unrest, media, rebellion, society, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: italy, milan italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 44K
Frantic (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, missing person, missing wife, doctor, rescue, jazz, amateur detective, crime, wife, married couple, intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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