Movies like The Passenger

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The Passenger (1975)
 7.6
 18K
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, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, road movie, enigmatic, melancholic, reflective ...
Plot: hotel, desert, identity, on the road, journalist, reporter, truck, passport, guide, 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, africa, barcelona, north africa, barcelona spain, england, india ...

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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 psychological films with plots about runaway, death, twists & turns, storytelling, murder, dialogue and secrets mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Passenger: The Parallax View (1974), The Crossing Guard (1995), The Tenant (1976), The Statement (2003), Felicia's Journey (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 corruption, political conspiracy, assassination attempt, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, seattle, usa, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, gloomy, serious ...
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, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.7
 34K
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, psychopath, neighbor, split personality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, war criminal, haunted by the past, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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 ⇓
77%
 7.6
 7K
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: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, mystery, obsession, couple relations, vietnam veteran, province, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 7.6
 50K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, corpse, fashion model, amateur detective, photo shoot, darkroom, mystery, fashion, singleness, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: london, england, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, extramarital affair, adultery, friendship, infidelity, on the road, dishonesty, romance, sahara, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 1940s
Place: africa, north africa, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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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, neighbor, male friendship, boarder, cat, murder, politics, crimes, flat, hitman, mission of murder, cowardliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: argentina, latin america, california, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 18K
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: atmospheric, surreal, bleak, stylized, psychological ...
Plot: train, bridge, chess, priest, misfit, terrorism, suicide, assassination, nazism, idealism, fascism, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: erotic, sexual, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, culture clash, investigation, murder, couple relations, lover, infidelity, love triangle, deadly, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, war criminal, espionage, revenge, assassin, murder, mass murder, journalism, execution, concentration camp, suicide, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, year 1964
Place: germany, europe, israel, hamburg germany, west germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 197K
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, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: young wife, bomb, espionage, police inspector, shop owner, secret agents, terrorism, politics, fighting the system, state affairs, undercover, mentally challenged ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, england, europe, scotland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An entomologist suffers extreme psychological and sexual torture after being taken captive by the residents of a poor seaside village.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surreal, captivating, art house ...
Plot: isolation, entomologist, sand dune, love affair, desert, love and romance, human nature, japanese new wave, captivity, confined, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 10K
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Plot: split personality, small town, mental illness, faked death, mayor, small town life, schizophrenia, mystery, single parent, dishonesty, social relations, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: nebraska, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.8
 97K
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, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, family relations, youth, funeral, disappearance, estate, death in the family, antisocial behavior, family problems, mystery, loss of parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 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, twists and turns, serious ...
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 ⇓
61%
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 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 ⇓
60%
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, captivating, realistic, 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 1979, year 1972, year 1971
Place: michigan, usa, new york, new york state, milwaukee wisconsin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 106
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: suspenseful, serious, scary, realistic, road movie ...
Plot: murder, truck, crimes, on the road, danger, killer, deadly, school, investigation, obsessive quest, on the run, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 10K
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: sexual, erotic, stylized, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drowning, obsession, rape, murder, necrophilia, matador, angel, serial killer, rapist, perversion, female killer, strangulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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: captivating, serious, 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 ⇓
51%
The Ghost Writer (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, cia, politician, suspicion, secret, uncover truth, political conspiracy, state affairs, mystery, writer's life, island ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, massachusetts, usa, yale university, pakistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, tour guide, tourist, greek, cons and scams, crime, sailboat, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1960s
Place: europe, greece, turkey, athens greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.7
 327K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France, UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful, surreal ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, uncover truth, torment, mysterious character, life is a bitch, paranoia, factory, taunting, hit and run, confession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 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: stylized, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, neo noir, evil twin, amnesia, parents and children, murder, crimes, siblings relations, memory loss, mistaken identity, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
And Now... Ladies and Gentlemen... (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A jazz singer and a British jewel thief are brought together by their mutual desire to forget the past.
Style: clever, stylized, epic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: master criminal, romance, heist, memory loss, terminal illness, love affair, fall in love, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, france, africa, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 38K
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, captivating, realistic, factual ...
Plot: politics, rebellion, poet, play, anonymity, intrigue, shakespeare, political intrigue, royal family, political unrest, incest, queen ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, ireland, wales, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.9
 45K
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, captivating ...
Plot: espionage, kidnapping, missing person, missing wife, doctor, rescue, jazz, amateur detective, crime, wife, intrigue, married couple ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%