Movies like The Running Man 1963

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The Running Man (1963)
 6.5
 1K
The Running Man (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An insurance man (Alan Bates) gets chummy in Spain with a couple (Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick) who have collected on a fake death.
Style: tense, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical
Plot: investigation, on the run, investigator, insurance, crimes, private detective, manipulation, mind game, hidden identity, disorder, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, airplane, air disaster, lawyer, attorney, ship, money, cheating wife, police officer, wedding, police, escape, millionaire ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, paris france, united kingdom

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Most similar movies to The Running Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, dishonesty, murder, police, investigation, gun and police investigation mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Running Man: Deadfall (1968), Whistle Down the Wind (1961), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), The Statement (2003), The Last Seduction II (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.7
 990
Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: realistic, serious, neo noir, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, jewel thief, mansion, burglar, disorder, couples, mutant, love and romance, gays and lesbians, rehabilitation, gender ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Whistle Down the Wind (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owner’s three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.
Style: serious, touching, allegory
Plot: on the run, mistaken identity, family relations, runaway, countryside, innocence, faith, coming of age, single parent, youth, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
A Prayer for the Dying (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Jack Higgins' straightforward thriller about a guilt-ridden IRA bomber forced into "one last job"
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: on the run, redemption, gangsters, haunted by the past, crimes, going straight, clergy, terrorism, crime boss, ex soldier, one last job, bomber ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
66%
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The Last Seduction II (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Femme fatal/con artist Bridget Gregory travels to Barcelona and targets another businessman to scam him of his money while a relentless private investigator tries to track her down.
Style: erotic, neo noir, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, manipulation, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime gone awry, betrayal, crimes, hidden identity, investigation, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Trap for Cinderella (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young girl suffering from amnesia after surviving a house fire that takes her childhood friend's life, begins a tormented road to recovery.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: memory loss, life turned upside down, self discovery, female friendship, intrigue, house fire, losing-it hero, murder, amnesia, fire, bullying, learning the truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Detective (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a homosexual man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police corruption, murder, sex addict, electric chair, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, legal, legal investigation, crimes, law enforcement, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, adultery, murder, divorce, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, uncover truth, betrayal, vengeance, who done it, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France, Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Watson do battle with their nemesis, Professor Moriarity, over an ancient necklace attributed to Cleopatra.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: private detective, investigation, disorder, rivalry, mystery, crimes, escapades, partners, mind game, riddles and clues, heist, uninhibited rivalry ...
Place: london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 60K
Sexy Beast (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The idyllic life of retired safecracker Gal is put at risk when a psychotic gangster from his past arrives at his villa in southern Spain, intent on bringing him out of retirement for one last job.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, cynical, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: retired, heist, safecracker, hunting, one last job, crimes, murder, gangsters, manipulation, rivalry, criminal, bully ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 2K
Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, prison, murder, heist, serial killer, gangsters, robbery, mind game, psychopath, police corruption, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1947
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 4K
Blood (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: island, investigation, murder, police, moral dilemma, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, family relations, secret, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.4
 525
Loot (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the play by 'Joe Orton' this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately (?) one of them works in a funeral parlour and they have a coffin to spare.
Style: cynical, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: heist, farce, hotel, robbery, caper, disorder, dark humor, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 69K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Hickey & Boggs (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, rescue, investigation, murder, kidnapping, disorder, partners against crime, mystery, on the run, law enforcement, crimes, partners ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.2
 202K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, investigation, courtroom drama, manipulation, legal investigation, obsession, lawyer, adultery, perfect crime, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
 73K
Derailed (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, they are forced to turn the tables on him to save their families.
Style: suspenseful, rough, surprise ending, serious, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, deception, infidelity, crimes, couples, family in danger, disorder, adultery, rape, dishonesty, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
City of Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, cons and scams, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, unlikely friendships, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, cambodia, new york, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Woman of Straw (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Anthony Richmond schemes to get the fortune of his tyrannical, wheelchair-using tycoon uncle Charles Richmond by persuading Maria, a nurse he employs, to marry him.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, sexual, suspenseful
Plot: nurse, manipulation, disability, power relations, tough heroes, charity, cons and scams, boss and employee, murder, false accusation, fall in love, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 ⇓
40%
 6.0
 656
Sudden Terror (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boy who cries wolf witnesses a political assassination on the island of Malta. But will anyone other than his granddad believe him?
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: chase, on the run, assassination, murder, conspiracy, witnessing a crime, state affairs, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective, dishonesty, assassination attempt, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: malta, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 24K
Flawless (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Luxembourg
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A female executive (Demi Moore) and a night janitor (Michael Caine) conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: diamond theft, theft, heist, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, perfect crime, gem, criminal's revenge, storage unit, redemption, life philosophy, jewel theft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, maid, family relations, female killer, delusion, rivalry, woman in danger, southern belle, death, mansion ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 7.7
 6K
Victim (1961)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure in a time when homosexual acts were still being illegal. But he's queer himself.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: legal, investigation, blackmail, gay, lawyer, controversy, murder, dangerous attraction, courtroom drama, crimes, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london, united kingdom, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 3K
Cop or Hood (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When the local police inspector was found dead in a prostitute's house, police division commissioner Stan Borowitz is sent to investigate the situation. Posing as the prostitute's long-lost brother "Antonio Cerruti," he discovers ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: corruption, investigation, organized crime, assassination, police, undercover cop, attempted murder, chase, police brutality, police operation, employer employee relationship, murder investigation ...
Place: south of france, nice france, cote d'azur, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.9
 52K
Nine Queens (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Argentinian crime drama revolving around a sheet of rare stamps (the Nine Queens).
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, tense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forgery, thief, partner, police, swindle, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulation, partners, criminal heroes, mind game, partners in crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: argentina, venezuela, latin america, italy, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.7
 1K
Swindled (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In a flashback, Ernesto, a young con man, tells us how he got to the edge of a big score: childhood in an orphanage, youthful smash-and-grab burglaries until his partner is caught, then tutelage from Lefty, an aging swindler. After some years of ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: cons and scams, crime gone awry, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, ambition, crimes, mystery, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, forgery, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Prince of Shadows (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Netherlands, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Madrid, 1962. More than twenty years after the civil war has finished, a communist comes back to Spain to kill a traitor.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, betrayal, dishonesty, undercover, state affairs, assassination, track down, crimes, haunted by the past, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1962
Place: madrid, spain, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, airport, bank, heist, crimes, gang, isolation, rivalry, chase, cons and scams, world cup, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, europe, england, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Brighton Rock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.
Style: tense, serious, psychological, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, couples, gangsters, criminal heroes, murder, woman in danger, husband wife relationship, gang ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%