Movies like The Running Man 1963

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The Running Man (1963)
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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, cynical, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, on the run, investigator, insurance, crimes, crime, private detective, manipulations, manipulation, chases and races, dishonesty, mind game, disorder, hidden identity, unlikely criminals, cons and scams, airplane, air disaster, ship, money, wedding, lawyer, police, cheating wife, swindle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: spain, england, paris france

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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, murder, dishonesty, crime, investigation, police and gun mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Running Man: Whistle Down the Wind (1961), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), Deadfall (1968), The Statement (2003), The Last Seduction II (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, serious, allegory
Plot: on the run, family relations, mistaken identity, faith, innocence, countryside, runaway, coming of age, young heroes, chases and races, manhunt, youth ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: redemption, on the run, gangsters, haunted by the past, clergy, crimes, going straight, terrorism, crime boss, anti heroes, ex soldier, one last job ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.7
 790
Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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: serious, realistic, neo noir, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, mansion, break in, burglar, concert hall, jewel thief, redemption, alcohol abuse, memory loss, partners, crimes ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 114 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, bleak ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, danger, life is a bitch, state affairs, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 1940s
Place: france, europe, vichy, provence, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: neo noir, erotic, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, crimes, dishonesty, hidden identity, manipulations, cons and scams, bank, sexual relations, who done it, dangerous attraction, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: memory loss, self discovery, life turned upside down, intrigue, female friendship, house fire, losing-it hero, false name, murder, amnesia, bullying, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, rough, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: police detective, sex addict, electric chair, police corruption, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, legal, police investigation, law enforcement, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, betrayal, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, uncover truth, vengeance, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: investigation, private detective, disorder, heist, uninhibited rivalry, riddles and clues, danger, partners, rivalry, mystery, crime, deadly ...
Place: london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.3
 57K
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: captivating, serious, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: retired, heist, safecracker, hunting, one last job, crimes, crime, murder, gangsters, manipulation, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.2
 40K
Sleep Tight (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Apartment concierge Cesar is a miserable person who believes he was born without the ability to be happy. As a result, he decides his mission is to make life hell for everyone around him. A majority of the tenants are easy to agitate, but Clara ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: stalking, obsession, domestic disturbance, apartment building, home invasion, blackmail, concierge, caretaker, danger, double life, woman in danger, maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, serial killer, gangsters, heist, murder, prison, robbery, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 462
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: offbeat, witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: heist, farce, hotel, coffin, robbery, caper, nothing goes right, crimes, bank, cons and scams, disorder, dark humor ...
Time: 60s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, suspenseful, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: island, investigation, murder, police, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, family relations, secret, suspect ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.5
 66K
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, crime, crimes, betrayal, character change, treasure, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 191K
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, courtroom drama, investigation, manipulation, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, outsmarting, murder, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, dishonesty, police investigation, cons and scams, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, rough, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, murder, rescue, investigation, gangsters, criminal heroes, partners against crime, deadly, aging, dishonesty, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, politics, hitman, assassination attempt, assassination, sniper rifle, serial killer, law enforcement, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, vienna, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: nurse, master and servant, dishonesty, investigation, nanny, deadly, boss and employee, crime, crimes, manipulations, manipulation, charity ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 23K
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, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, perfect crime, gem, criminal's revenge, storage unit, redemption, life philosophy, jewel theft ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1960
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, insanity, haunted by the past, family relations, maid, delusion, female killer, rivalry, woman in danger, housekeeper, mansion, cousin ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1964, 1930s
Place: southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 72K
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, serious, rough, surprise ending, tense ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, infidelity, extramarital affair, deception, crimes, danger, family in danger, disorder, rape, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Someone Behind the Door (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A brain doctor (Anthony Perkins) with an unfaithful wife (Jill Ireland) brings home an amnesiac (Charles Bronson) and gets him to commit murder.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, memory loss, rivalry, manipulation, amnesia, manipulations, cons and scams, uncover truth, false accusation, doctors and patients, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 2K
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, suspenseful, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: corruption, investigation, organized crime, police brutality, police operation, murder investigation, violence, employer employee relationship, undercover cop, bad cop, attempted murder, foot chase ...
Place: south of france, southern france, nice france, paris france, cote d'azur
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 972
Swindled (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: cons and scams, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, ambition, crime gone awry, betrayal, love and romance, manipulations, mystery, power relations, manipulation, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 545
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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: chase, on the run, assassination, danger, murder, conspiracy, police investigation, crimes, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, state affairs, heroes ...
Time: 60s
Place: malta, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 51K
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: cheating, scam, forgery, thief, partner, police, plot twist, swindle, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: argentina, venezuela, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic, serious, neo noir
Plot: hitman, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, state affairs, deadly, betrayal, undercover, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, haunted by the past, track down ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1946
Place: madrid, spain, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, england, europe, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%