Movies like The Skulls

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The Skulls (2000)
 5.6
 32K
The Skulls (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Luke's exultance at being selected for The Skulls (a secret society bred within the walls of a prominent Ivy League Campus) is soon overshadowed when he realises that all is 'not well in Wonderland'. For The Skulls is a breeding ground for the future powerful and elite. It's not only a far cry from his working class background, but it also hallows its own deep and dark secrets.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, psychological, tense, suspense, intense, rough, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret society, uncover truth, murder, betrayal, friendship, investigation, college, social differences, society, mind game, manipulation, rivalry, amateur detective, dishonesty, crimes, conspiracy, journalist, wealth, fraternity, pizza, suicide attempt, u.s. senator, school, youth, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, connecticut, harvard university, yale university

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Most similar movies to The Skulls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, corruption, betrayal, vengeance, chase and mentor mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Skulls: Apt Pupil (1998), Boiling Point (1993), U.S. Marshals (1998), Antitrust (2001), Bad Company (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 39K
Apt Pupil (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Neighborhood boy Todd Bowden discovers that an old man living on his block named Arthur Denker is nazi war criminal. Bowden confronts Denker and offers him a deal: Bowden will not go to the authorities if Denker tells him stories of the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: holocaust, nazism, nazi war criminal, war criminal, human nature, crimes, disorder, high school, teenage life, dishonesty, hidden identity, obsession ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: usa, california, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, track down, special agents, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 106K
U.S. Marshals (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard is accompanying a plane load of convicts from Chicago to New York. The plane crashes spectacularly, and Mark Sheridan escapes. But when Diplomatic Security Agent John Royce is assigned to help Gerard recapture Sheridan, it ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, frame up, agent, on the run, conspiracy, law enforcement, escape, mole, tough cop, ex law enforcer, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 29K
Antitrust (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A computer programmer's dream job at a hot Portland-based firm turns nightmarish when he discovers his boss has a secret and ruthless means of dispatching anti-trust problems.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: programmer, hacker, murder, conspiracy, uncover truth, dishonesty, race against time, betrayal, computer, crimes, best friends, couples ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: california, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crimes, uncover truth, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, undercover, femme fatale, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 80K
Broken City (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: twists and turns, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, mayor, betrayal, conspiracy, politics, election, political corruption, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ex law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Skulls II (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: initiation, murder, college, lacrosse, betrayal, uncover truth, life is a bitch, leadership, investigation, mind game, college life, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 844
True Blue (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rembrandt Macy (Tom Berenger) is a maverick cop assigned to a case where the primary evidence is a woman's hand found in a pond. Investigators identify the dead, and Macy is lead into a young woman's past. Macy's primary path to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, uncover truth, investigation, mind game, tough law enforcer, crimes, rivalry, law enforcement, police corruption, dishonesty, gang, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 55K
Absolute Power (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder in which the President of The United States is involved occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run yet may hold evidence that could convict the President. A political thriller ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: secret service, political corruption, family relations, usa president, crimes, political conspiracy, assassination, crimes of passion, state affairs, witnessing a crime, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Monument Ave. (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bobby O'Grady a low level member of a Boston Irish gang run by Jackie O'Hara. Jackie demands absolute, total loyalty to him. When Jackie kills one of Bobby's buddies, Teddy, Bobby and others have to keep it an absolute secret, even ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, betrayal, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, gang, investigation, police corruption, best friends, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, ireland, usa, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.3
 142K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police, hostage, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, negotiation, rivalry, tough law enforcer, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 150K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, betrayal, secret service, bomb, president, terrorist, chase, assassination, uncover truth, investigation, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: hacker, investigation, secret service, murder, dishonesty, conspiracy, friendship, cover up, false accusation, journalism, journalist, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 35K
Get Carter (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hitman, lone wolves, murder, gangsters, vengeance, rivalry, criminal heroes, crimes, criminal's revenge, brutality, brother brother relationship, tough heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, seattle, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.6
 17K
Judgment Night (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While racing to a boxing match, Frank, Mike, John and Rey get more than they bargained for. A wrong turn lands them directly in the path of Fallon, a vicious, wise-cracking drug lord. After accidentally witnessing Fallon murder a disloyal henchman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, murder, gang, on the run, friendship, crime gone awry, crimes, buddies, law enforcement, gangsters, traffic jam, ghetto ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, cuba, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, terrorist, police investigation, murder, friendship, vengeance, betrayal, rebelliousness, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, northern ireland, ireland, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.4
 6K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, serial killer, police detective, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, mind game, gunfight, sociopath ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Pride and Glory (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law. ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police, police corruption, murder, family relations, moral dilemma, cover up, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, uncover truth, family values ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.1
 387K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, street racing, race, chase, car, rescue mission, crimes, vengeance, friends, revenge, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, los angeles, tokyo, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, murder, fighting the system, vigilantism, mind game, prison, injustice, perfect crime, outsmarting, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 87K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, terrorist, paranoia, professor, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, murder, mysterious character, deception, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, washington d.c., kansas, west virginia, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 15K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, stalking, obsession, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, mind game, police investigation, female protagonist, dangerous attraction, woman in danger ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Pelican Brief (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: political conspiracy, state affairs, murder, political corruption, politics, crimes, fighting the system, supreme court, woman in danger, professor, investigation, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.0
 8K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, murder, undercover, crimes, investigation, working undercover, who done it, hidden identity, mystery, small town, sheriff ...
Time: 90s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 63K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: army investigation, corruption, military, murder, jungle, crimes, mind game, military base, military life, swat team, rivalry, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
 7K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, crimes, justice, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, rivalry, dishonesty, secret, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.3
 43K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, race against time, accountant, hostage, kidnapping, politics, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Rollercoaster (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: investigation, disaster, amusement park, murder, terrorism, fbi, psychopath, police investigation, catastrophe, crimes, law enforcement, master criminal ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, pittsburgh, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 5K
McQ (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
Style: serious, suspense, twists and turns, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police corruption, fighting crime, uncover truth, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, investigation, car chase, betrayal, drug dealing ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, seattle, plymouth, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.6
 152K
Man on a Ledge (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, exciting, tricky, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: heist, mind game, perfect crime, swat team, suicidal, dishonesty, deception, policewoman, storage unit, caper, negotiator, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%