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Series 7: The Contenders (2001)
 6.6
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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, suspenseful, twists and turns, harsh, clever, stylized, humorous, biting, suspense ...
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, ambition, danger, deadly, rivalry, group of strangers, satire, tv show, manipulation, manhunt, on the run, abortion, trap, reality, reality tv, voyeurism, gory, crimes, confined, graphic violence, serial murder, killing off one by one, society, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Series 7: The Contenders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, semi serious, humorous and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, brutality, dark humor, mentor, storytelling and deadly mostly in Comedy, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Series 7: The Contenders: Slashers (2001), War, Inc. (2008), Serial Mom (1994), Shut Up and Shoot! (2006), To Die For (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Slashers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Japan's number one extreme reality show is having it's first all-American special! Six lucky contestants, chosen from thousands of applicants, will have the chance to win millions of dollars, and all they have to do is stay alive!
Style: slasher, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, tv show, night vision, serial killer, contests and competitions, deadly, danger, gory, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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War, Inc. (2008)
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 ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, satirical, clever, biting ...
Plot: hitman, mercenary, politics, mistaken identity, political satire, assassination attempt, state affairs, dishonesty, dark humor, satire, corporation, fictional war ...
Time: future
Place: asia, virginia, canada, iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.8
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Serial Mom (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A picture perfect middle class family is shocked when they find out that one of their neighbors is receiving obscene phone calls. The mom takes slights against her family very personally, and it turns out she is indeed the one harassing the ...
Style: psycho film, parody, witty, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: housewife, murder, dark humor, serial killer, female killer, family relations, crime, crimes, psycho killer, suburban life, mental illness, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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, cynical, suspense, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, satire, actor's life, deadly, crimes, artists and showbiz, politics, dishonesty, filmmaking, dark humor, showbiz, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 6.8
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To Die For (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Suzanne Stone (Maretto) wants to be a world-famous news anchor and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in cold determination and diabolical wiles. As she pursues her goal with ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, captivating, talky, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: obsession, manipulation, ambition, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, manipulations, dishonesty, couples, danger, power relations, crimes, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: new hampshire, usa, california, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.3
 30K
Feast (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, rough, splatter ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, deadly creature, violence spree, siege, deadly, danger, graphic violence, escapades, impregnation, loss of child, gory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Shock to the System (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Madison Avenue executive Graham Marshall has paid his dues. A talented and devoted worker, he has suffered through mounting bills and a nagging wife with one thing to look forward to: a well-deserved promotion. But when the promotion is given to a ...
Style: suspense, realistic, cynical, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, advertising, crimes, contests and competitions, vengeance, workplace intrigue, advertising agency, frame up, midlife crisis, dark humor, rise to the top, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 37K
Severance (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Members (Danny Dyer, Laura Harris, Tim McInnerny) of the Palisades Defense Corp. sales group arrive in Europe for a team-building exercise. A fallen tree blocks the route, and they must hike to their destination. However, a psychotic killer lurks in ...
Style: slasher, witty, scary, suspenseful, parody ...
Plot: survival, gory, deadly, rivalry, danger, trap, workplace, killer, weekend, fish out of water, hallucination, coach ...
Time: contemporary
Place: hungary, europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball (2010)
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: humorous, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.1
 29K
The Big Hit (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, crimes, crime, danger, cons and scams, woman in danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, hostage, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 8.1
 183K
Wild Tales (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain, France, UK
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Six short stories that explore the extremities of human behavior involving people in distress.
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, biting, suspense ...
Plot: human nature, twists & turns, dark humor, wedding party, vengeance, revenge, unlikely criminals, fighting the system, violence, corruption, multiple storylines, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Head Above Water (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
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 ...
Style: humorous, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, boat, investigation, couple relations, dishonesty, vacation, woman in danger, deadly, danger, crimes, couples, honeymoon ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.0
 10K
Motel Hell (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Farmer Vincent kidnaps unsuspecting travellers and is burying them in his garden. Unfortunately for his victims, they are not dead. He feeds his victims to prepare them for his roadside stand. His motto is: It takes all kinds of critters...to make ...
Style: slasher, scary, rough, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gory, criminal heroes, woman in danger, family in danger, psychopath, danger, stalking, misfit, crimes, deadly, violence, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo, all the while deconstructing the conventions and archetypes of the horror genre for ...
Style: scary, slasher, suspenseful, semi serious, satirical ...
Audience: teens
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Thriller
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 ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
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Underworld (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A crook sets out to get revenge on the thugs who hurt his father in this bloody noir-style crime drama. After being released from prison, Johnny Crown (Denis Leary) goes after Frank (Joe Mantegna), one of the mobsters involved in a series of ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, crime, prison, cons and scams, deadly, partners, rivalry, dishonesty, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of trannies are violently bashed and left for dead. The surviving ladies regain consciousness, confidence, and courage ready to seek out revenge on the ones who attacked them.
Style: rough, humorous, semi serious, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, rivalry, crimes, deadly, strong violent content, small town, left for dead, transsexual, dark humor, violence spree, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 5K
Curdled (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Gabriella, a Columbian immigrant, is obsessed with understanding violent crime. The current string of murders by "The Blue Blood Killer" of affluent Miami socialites provides her with fodder for her scrapbook of death. She lands a job with ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bloody, offbeat, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cleaning lady, decapitation, dangerous attraction, obsession, dark humor, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Comic Book Villains (2002)
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 ...
Style: humorous, cynical, entertaining, stylized, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, small town, comic book shop, dark humor, crimes, dishonesty, rivals, rival, friendship, comics, feud, old woman ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 51K
The Condemned (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from ...
Style: exciting, rough, intense, harsh, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: island, jungle, betrayal, chase, brutality, last man standing, battles, battle, death row, survival, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Death to Smoochy (2002)
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, surreal, realistic, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: showbiz, tv show, artists and showbiz, performer's life, rivalry, vengeance, satire, nothing goes right, delusion, disorder, success, television ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, salt lake city utah, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.8
 14K
Used Cars (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When the owner of a struggling used car lot is killed, it's up to the lot's hot-shot salesman to save the property from falling into the hands of the owner's ruthless brother and used-car rival.
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, cult film, funny ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.1
 1K
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Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Lorna is a strong-willed Texas woman who’s had enough of her untrustworthy husband, Dale’s, criminal acts and lack of husbandry. Fed up, she enlists the help of her old friend, Tiny, to help her figure out what to do with Dale after his latest ...
Style: humorous, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Junk Mail (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
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Duration: 83 min.
Story: Dimwitted, somewhat misanthropic Oslo mail carrier Roy's quiet life changes dramatically on the day he steals a set of keys and lets himself into the apartment of a deaf woman who seems to be in trouble with a psychotic criminal. Though he ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, semi serious, gloomy ...
Plot: anti heroes, anti hero, drug addict, postman, beating, subway, drunkenness, peeping tom, hidden money, theft, crimes, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of idealistic, but frustrated, liberals succumb to the temptation of murdering rightwing pundits for their political beliefs.
Style: witty, tense, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: politics, murder, sexism, satire, death, hypocrisy, dark humor, crimes, crime, culture clash, liberal, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 30K
Hatchet (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
Style: slasher, suspenseful, rough, scary, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: axe, serial killer, swamp, survival, supernatural, tour guide, murder, danger, deadly, psychopath, crimes, tourist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 112K
The Family (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Style: cynical, satirical, stylized, romantic, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: mafia, gangsters, dark humor, parents and children, fish out of water, family relations, profanity, family in danger, starting over, notoriety, dishonor among criminals, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, brooklyn new york city, normandy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, dark humor, crimes, vengeance, cons and scams, woman in danger, disorder, deadly, danger, dishonesty, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: humorous, not serious, suspenseful, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, wedding, friends, nothing goes right, love and romance, unlikely criminals, uncover truth, dark humor, wedding preparations and rituals, wrongfully committed, investigation, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, california, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, suspense, twist ending, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, hitman, hostage, psychopath, attempted murder, crime, crimes, police investigation, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), multiple storylines, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%