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Shergar (1999)
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Shergar (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shergar, Ireland's most decorated thoroughbread and perhaps the greatest race horse of all time, is kidnapped by IRA terrorists and held for a $2 million ransom. Can a young stable boy save Shergar's life... and his own before it's too late?
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, sincere, factual, psychological
Plot: abduction, ira, investigation, horse riding, crimes, family relations, chases and races, political unrest, folk hero, kidnapping, chase, rescue, champion, husband wife relationship, terrorism, hopes, racehorse, dog, horse, terrorist, musician, police, fishing, food, gypsy ...
Time: 90s, year 1983
Place: ireland, dublin ireland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about death, murder, crimes, police officer, family relations, police and crime mostly in Drama, Crime and Romance genres. Some movies like Shergar: When the Sky Falls (2000), The Sugarland Express (1974), Veronica Guerin (2003), Boxcar Bertha (1972), The Boxer (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
When the Sky Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Ireland, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fact-based story about Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton, who invaded the Irish underworld and attempted to expose the illegitimate activities she found. Hampered by the system, a police consort is ineffectual at aiding her despite ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: murder, journalism, gangsters, investigation, law enforcement, crime, tragic hero, crimes, drug abuse, uncover truth, life is a bitch, drug dealing ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, helicopter, hostage, chase, police, prison, gas station, sniper, on the road, texas ranger, convicted felon, stadium ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Who the Hell's Bonnie and Clyde? (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The film tells the true story of a young couple 'The Hungarian Bonnie & Clyde'.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: on the run, bank robbery, chases and races, crimes, romance, runaway, crime, female director, weapons, tattoo, male nudity, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Based on "Sister of the Road," the fictionalized autobiography of radical and transient Bertha Thompson as written by physician Dr. Ben L. Reitman, 'Boxcar' Bertha Thompson, a woman labor organizer in Arkansas during the ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crime, crimes, depression, on the road, romance, lovers on the run, chases and races, violence, storytelling, strong sexual content, justice, mafia ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 80s ...
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, memphis, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Boxer (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: irish, boxing, prison, violence, politics, arson, ira, boxer, redemption, sport, love, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Style: melancholic, lyrical, bleak, tense, touching ...
Plot: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, outlaw, criminal, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, escapades, romance, on the road ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
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Another Life (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London. Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, unlikely criminals, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, love affair, infidelity, fall in love, couples, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Diary of a Hitman (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hitman Dekker is on his last job, out to kill the wife (Jain) of his client, but he starts to waiver. The longer he takes to do the job the more difficult it becomes.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: hitman, danger, murder, crimes, deadly, investigation, crime, dishonesty, betrayal, rescue, seduction, extramarital affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Imagining Argentina (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set during the unsettling disappearances in Buenos Aires during the dictatorship of the 1970s, the film involves theater director Carlos Rueda and his wife Cecilia. Shortly after Cecilia writes an editorial commentary questioning the mysterious ...
Style: bleak, tense, serious, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, political unrest, danger, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, compassion, dishonesty, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, italy, latin america, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, single mother, strong female lead, danger, rescue, child in peril, track down, determination, mercilessness, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.5
 52K
Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, deadly, dishonesty, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 1K
Hate Crime (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, touching, tense ...
Plot: investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes, serial killer, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, false accusation, gay bashing, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Boy Called Hate (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a run-in with the law, an angry maladjusted young man starts calling himself "Hate". One night he saves a girl from a lusty Assistant District Attorney. He falsely accuses them of robbery, so they go on the run and make things worse.
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, suburbs, on the road, diner, on the run, gangsters, sexual abuse, teenage life, self discovery, vengeance, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 645
Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, breakup, family relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couples, missing child, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, uncover truth, false accusation, human spirit, redemption, social decay, injustice, society ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Ghilli (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Muthu Pandi, a village strongman, decides to marry Dhanalakshmi, and begins his quest by eliminating everyone who opposes their union - starting with both her brothers. In desperation, Dhanalakshmi decides to escape from the village, and in the ...
Style: humorous, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: village, ambition, fall in love, crimes, romance, woman in danger, lovers on the run, family relations, rivalry, chases and races, save the lady, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, punjab
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 2K
Alias Betty (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Grieving after the death of her young son Joseph, novelist Betty Fisher enters a dark depression. Hoping to bring her out of it, her mother Margot arranges to kidnap another child, Jose, to replace the son Betty lost. Although she knows it's ...
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, human nature, parents and children, missing child, hopes, dealing with death, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, paris france, singapore, andalusia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Hurricane Streets (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four close buddies who have a basement clubhouse; they ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough, serious ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, smuggling, theft, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, street kid ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
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Clean, Shaven (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange voices, electrical noise, disconcerting images, and jarringly ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, adoption, mental illness, obsession, family relations, schizophrenia, paranoia, haunted by the past, psychopath, mind game, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Hidden Places (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A drama about a young widow who finds a guardian angel in the form of a hobo who comes to her rural community looking for work.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: single parent, family relations, farm, family life, hopes, teaching the ways of the world, human nature, parents and children, social differences, family in crisis, religions or cults, male female relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, post world war one
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Pianese Nunzio, Fourteen in May (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young priest crusades against organized crime in his Naples neighbourhood but falls in love with a 13-year old boy. It's the chance the gangsters were waiting for to get rid of the thorn in their side. Will they be able to force the boy to ...
Style: sexual, touching, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: family relations, unemployment, friendship, life is a bitch, crimes, against the rules, clergy, criminal heroes, betrayal, religions or cults, kids in trouble, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, vatican, naples italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: serious, sincere, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, lifestyle, hopes, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1975 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, montreal, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three young men decide to make easy money by mass kidnapping. After careful preparations, they hijack the school bus and take 26 children and the driver as hostages. However, the bravery and the wit of the old driver could spoil their plan for the ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, father son relationship, strained relationship, police officer, countryside, romance, single parent, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.1
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My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, uncover truth, murder, hitman, crimes, confined, race against time, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, gory, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, prostitute, deception, who done it, college ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, 70s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
American Heart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jack is now out of jail and he meets Nick, his adolescent son. Their relationship will be complicated, because Jack has a problem with alcohol. But his love for Nick will help him to get over the past and reach his dreams.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, society, hopes, parents and children, human nature, prisoner, ex convict, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, alaska, seattle washington, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Fifty-Fifty (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport, Thriller
Country: Kazakhstan, Russia, France, Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teen involved in the world of underground boxing vows to take care of a dead fighter's family.
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, rough, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, gambling, redemption, tragic love, underdog, love and romance, survival, unfulfilled love, older woman younger man relationship, illegal fistfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, turkey, kazakhstan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The State Counsellor (2005)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 191 min.
Story: Third film based on Boris Akunin's "Priklucheniya Erasta Petrovicha Fandorina" series of novels. On a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow general Khrapov was killed and no one else but Erast Petrovich is under suspicion because the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, whodunit, terrorism, crime, crimes, russian empire, murder, train, danger, political intrigue, romancing a criminal, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%