Movies like The Running Man 1963

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The Running Man (1963)
 6.6
 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, 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, dishonesty, murder, crime, police, investigation and gun mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Running Man: Deadfall (1968), A Prayer for the Dying (1987), The Statement (2003), The Last Seduction II (1999), Trap for Cinderella (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.8
 750
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: realistic, serious, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, mansion, break in, burglar, jewel thief, concert hall, crime, rehabilitation, hidden identity, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 60s
Place: madrid
⇓ 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: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, redemption, gangsters, haunted by the past, crimes, clergy, going straight, terrorism, crime boss, anti heroes, anti hero, ex soldier ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, state affairs, danger, life is a bitch, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france, vichy, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, realistic, serious, sexy, tense ...
Plot: private detective, femme fatale, neo noir, bank, power relations, disorder, phone sex, couples, manipulations, law enforcement, betrayal, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: memory loss, self discovery, life turned upside down, intrigue, female friendship, house fire, losing-it hero, false name, amnesia, murder, bullying, fire ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south of france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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: gloomy, rough, bleak, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, electric chair, sex addict, murder, police corruption, law enforcement, legal, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, crime, legal investigation, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, police investigation, betrayal, investigation, law enforcement, vengeance, who done it, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, psychotronic
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, private detective, heist, riddles and clues, uninhibited rivalry, disorder, mystery, deadly, crime, partners, escapades ...
Place: london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.3
 55K
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: heist, safecracker, hunting, retired, one last job, crime, crimes, murder, gangsters, manipulation, manipulations, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, heist, police detective, serial killer, gangsters, robbery, neo noir, chases and races, dishonesty, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1950s, year 1947, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 63K
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, treasure, character change, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: memory loss, infidelity, murder, manipulation, rivalry, cheating wife, amnesia, law enforcement, mind game, crime, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 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: theft, diamond theft, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, heist, 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 ⇓
56%
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: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, kidnapping, murder, rescue, investigation, neo noir, missing person, cons and scams, heist, bank, partners against crime, crime gone awry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, cons and scams, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.2
 185K
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: investigation, mind game, murder mystery, manipulation, courtroom drama, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, serial killer, false identity, law enforcement, police, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1963, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, italy, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 6.6
 70K
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, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: blackmail, dangerous attraction, crimes, infidelity, disorder, danger, dishonesty, rape, deception, extramarital affair, adultery, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: nurse, cons and scams, fall in love, crime, nanny, dishonesty, investigation, false accusation, murder, boss and employee, manipulation, disability ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful, french noir
Plot: corruption, investigation, organized crime, undercover cop, violence, attempted murder, employer employee relationship, police operation, assassination, police brutality, chase, foot chase ...
Place: south of france, southern france, paris france, cote d'azur, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.1
 474
Sudden Terror (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 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: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: danger, on the run, assassination, murder, chase, malta, law enforcement, police investigation, witnessing a crime, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, amateur detective ...
Time: 60s
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
 956
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, manipulation, reunion, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.9
 49K
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, money, police, partner, plot twist, swindle, crime, crimes, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: argentina, venezuela, latin america, buenos aires argentina, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: hitman, state affairs, track down, haunted by the past, deadly, betrayal, undercover, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1946
Place: madrid, spain, europe, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, family relations, mistaken identity, faith, innocence, runaway, countryside, coming of age, young heroes, fugitives, life is a bitch, uncover truth ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, rejection, jealousy, yacht, friendship, manipulation, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, envy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, psychological, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, airport, hostage, bank, crimes, gang, isolation, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, caper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, europe, england, monaco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Silent Partner (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Miles Cullen is a bored teller at a bank in a Toronto mall who accidentally learns that his place of business is about to be robbed. Instead of informing his bosses or contacting the police, Miles cleverly devises a way of keeping the cash.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chess, bank teller, shopping mall, bank robbery, christmas, crimes, master criminal, gang, hostages, gangsters, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang war, waitress, revenge, dishonesty, witnessing a crime, woman in danger, murder, couples, criminal heroes, danger, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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