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Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
 6.5
 7K
Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A TV program selects people at random to kill one another for fame and their freedom. Ever seen the show "Survivor" and wished they would just start killing each other?? Series 7 literally gives its contestants the guns. The film is not merely a satire on reality TV. It is an example of just how far people will shamelessly go for fame. 6 contenders are pitted against each other in a no holds barred, kill or be killed contest. The reigning champ is Dawn, a hard-nosed, mother-to-be. We go back and forth between Dawn and the other 5 contenders to see if someone can dethrone Dawn and become the new Champion. What is the prize? How are the contestants picked? These questions are not as important as asking yourself how shameless has our society become?
Style: disturbing, cynical, harsh, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, stylized, parody, satirical, absurd ...
Plot: survival, manhunt, manipulation, contests and competitions, death, found footage, rivalry, ambition, group of strangers, tv show, television, satire, on the run, voyeurism, trap, betrayal, murder, hospital, last man standing, fictional reality show, fictional game show, catastrophe, serial killer, revenge, cyberpunk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dark humor, mentor, catastrophe and brutality mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Series 7: The Contenders: Slashers (2001), War, Inc. (2008), Shut Up and Shoot! (2006), Shoot 'Em Up (2007), Serial Mom (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Slashers (2001)
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Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: War Inc. is set in the future, when the fictional desert country of Turaqistan is torn by a riot after a private corporation, Tamerlane, owned by the former Vice President of the United States, has taken over the whole country. Brand Hauser, a hit ...
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Shut Up and Shoot! (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A movie producer hatches a scheme to have an actor (Silvio Pollio) kill his fellow filmmakers.
Style: realistic, suspense, cynical, humorous, biting ...
Plot: murder, satire, actor's life, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, crimes, politics, dark humor, filmmaking, cons and scams, showbiz, hollywood ...
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Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
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Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: suspense, suspenseful, light, tense, cynical ...
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Style: suspense, psychological, tense, cynical, biting ...
Plot: dark humor, human nature, multiple storylines, revenge, violence, fighting the system, wedding party, vengeance, corruption, destiny, road rage, unlikely criminals ...
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The Employer (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Walter Weed is an unassuming desk jockey at the FBI when the Bureau uncovers a plot to assassinate him. A team of degenerate, psychotic assassins dispatched by mystery man Hal Leuco to win a huge bounty includes a resourceful beauty who has a unique ...
Style: exciting, humorous, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful ...
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 6.0
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Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.8
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Style: cynical, disturbing, sexy, talky, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Time: 90s
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Genre: Comedy, Thriller
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: Judge George (Harvey Keitel) brings his young wife, Nathalie (Cameron Diaz), to a remote island for a vacation. But while George accompanies their only neighbor -- Nathalie's childhood friend Lance (Craig Sheffer) -- on a fishing trip, Nathalie ...
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 6.2
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives (2010)
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Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
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76%
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Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When word hits the street that a nearby elderly gentleman has a cache of old, rare, and very valuable mint condition comic books, rival comic book shop owners Raymond McGillicuddy (Donal Logue) and Norman Link (Michael Rapaport) both set out to be ...
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Style: exciting, intense, harsh, stylized, rough ...
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Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph, the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy, a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, harsh, stylized ...
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72%
Kill Me Three Times (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While on a seemingly routine job, a jaded hit man discovers that he's not the only one with his target in the crosshairs.
Style: twists and turns, humorous, tense, surreal, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: witty, intense, disturbing, tense, semi serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Duration: 83 min.
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Style: humorous, thought provoking, twists and turns, visually appealing, surreal ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Very Bad Things (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold ...
Style: funny, humorous, disturbing, intense, not serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%