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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, political unrest, folk hero, kidnapping, rescue, chase, champion, husband wife relationship, terrorism, hopes, racehorse, dog, horse, terrorist, children, musician, police officer, police, food, truck ...
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, crimes, murder, police officer, family relations, police and violence 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), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013). 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, crimes, tragic hero, law enforcement, uncover truth, drug abuse, rise and fall, life is a bitch, fighting the system ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, europe, dublin ireland
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95%
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, captivating, serious, realistic, road movie ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, helicopter, chase, police, prison, on the run, sniper, gas station, on the road, road trip, texas ranger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, rough, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, strong female character, gangsters, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, dublin ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: on the run, bank robbery, crimes, romance, runaway, tattoo, male nudity, female nudity, sex, weapons, car chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, depression, romance, lovers on the run, on the road, violence, strong sexual content, justice, mafia, visceral, loneliness, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 80s, 1920s, 70s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois, memphis, arkansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, bleak, tense, touching, lyrical ...
Plot: family relations, fugitives, love triangle, police officer, criminal, crimes, chase, criminal heroes, escapades, romance, on the road, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, gloomy
Plot: on the run, diner, suburbs, murder, on the road, gangsters, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, youth, domestic disturbance, society, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, couples, love affair, infidelity, fall in love, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, captivating, serious ...
Plot: irish, boxing, prison, politics, arson, ira, boxer, redemption, sport, love, haunted by the past, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 2K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, touching ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, serial killer, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, false accusation, gay bashing, police investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
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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, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: serious, tense, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: politics, disappearance, uncover truth, crimes, political unrest, kidnapping, compassion, father daughter relationship, supernatural ability, dishonesty, journalism, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, year 1976
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina, latin america, venice, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, murder, crimes, investigation, rescue, dishonesty, betrayal, seduction, african american, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.5
 54K
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, serial killer, crimes, corpse, haunted by the past, disappearance, dishonesty, grief, false accusation, love ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 2K
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: disturbing, emotional, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, legal, society, uncover truth, false accusation, redemption, human spirit ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, fall in love, dysfunctional family, couple relations, crimes, single parent, criminal heroes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, strained relationship, father son relationship, countryside, romance, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Martin McGartland's real life story as a informant for the British Police to spy on the IRA. Taking place from 1987-1991, Martin (Jim Sturgess) works his way up the ranks of the IRA, while keeping his informant with the police Fergis ...
Style: captivating, tense, factual, brutal, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ira, irish republican army, snitch, secret agents, crimes, state affairs, undercover, irish, terrorism, riot police, brutality, crime gone awry ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, canada, scotland, middle east ...
⇓ 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, serious, rough, bleak, disturbing ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: gang, coming of age, friendship, juvenile delinquency, smuggling, theft, prison, crimes, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: new york, new mexico, manhattan new york city, alaska, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, crimes, parents and children, human nature, missing child, family relations, family problems, hopes, dealing with death, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, paris france, singapore, andalusia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, serious, humorous, exciting
Plot: village, fall in love, ambition, crimes, romance, lovers on the run, family relations, woman in danger, rivalry, save the lady, manhunt, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: punjab, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: family relations, single parent, farm, family life, teaching the ways of the world, human nature, social differences, parents and children, hopes, family in crisis, religions or cults, male female relationship ...
Time: 1930s, post world war one
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Devil's Own (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, police investigation, terrorist, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, rebelliousness, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, touching, sincere, psychological, rough ...
Plot: teenage life, kids in trouble, youth, gambling, tragic love, redemption, unfulfilled love, underdog, love and romance, survival, fight, illegal fistfight ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, kazakhstan, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, daring rescue, bus, hostage, heroes, confined, rescue, rivalry, crime gone awry, escapades, crimes, small town life ...
Time: 90s
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33%
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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, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, rivalry, uncover truth, fighting crime, murder, race against time, crimes, hitman, confined, couple relations, abduction ...
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, prostitute, deception, legal investigation, police investigation, protagonist as suspect, university ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, 80s
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, touching, rough, emotional ...
Plot: father son relationship, starting over, family relations, estrangement, going straight, hopes, society, parents and children, human nature, prisoner, ex convict, adaptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: seattle, usa, alaska, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Dawning (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young woman in her late teens is caught up in the political unrest of Southern Ireland in the 1920s in this drama that features an excellent cast. Nancy (Rebecca Pidgeon) befriends the pistol packing stranger she dubs Cassius (Anthony Hopkins) ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: irish republican army, political unrest, coming of age, society, mysterious character, youth, state affairs, dangerous attraction, teenage boy, beach, friendship, independence ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s
Place: ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Partners in Crime (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Reardon (Hauer) is a twice-divorced police detective who lives with his daughter. When a well-heeled local man is kidnapped, the FBI is called in, which introduces Longsworth (played by Paulina Porizkova). Longsworth happens to have been ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, uncover truth, private detective, investigation, special agents, femme fatale, who done it, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, small town, fbi agent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%