Movies like Sorcerer

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Sorcerer (1977)
 7.7
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Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: psychological, exciting, tense, rough, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: survival, jungle, redemption, race against time, bandit, criminal, existentialism, dangerous mission, terrorist, french foreign legion, adventure, escapades, introspection, low lives, human nature, against the odds, hopes, mission gone awry, swamp, mafia, dancing, horse, gangsters, village, airplane ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, paris france, jerusalem, south america, latin america, new jersey, central america

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Most similar movies to Sorcerer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and realistic films with plots about danger, death, blood, chase, murder, survival and rescue mostly in Thriller, Drama and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sorcerer: Lord of the Flies (1990), The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Blood Diamond (2006), Black Sunday (1977), The French Connection (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, adventure, survival, social relations, coming of age, human nature, isolation, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, scenic ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, survival, jungle, colonialism, lion, adventurer, obsessive quest, heroes, culture clash, animal attack, corpse ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
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Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, smuggling, adventure, greed, treasure hunt, civil war, rebel, escapades, brutality, journalism, fisherman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, 2000s, year 1999
Place: africa, zimbabwe, angola, south africa, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 8K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, race against time, political intrigue, graphic violence, cheerleader, zeppelin, crimes, rescue, state affairs, terrorist attack, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, washington d.c., miami beach ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The French Connection (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Tough narcotics detective 'Popeye' Doyle is in hot pursuit of a suave French drug dealer who may be the key to a huge heroin-smuggling operation.
Style: atmospheric, tense, realistic, neo noir, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroin, drug lord, police brutality, drug dealing, investigation, gangsters, informant, frenchman, partnership, french, mafia, smuggling ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, marseille, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When an Amacor oil rig in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia proves unproductive, Captain Frank Towns and copilot "A.J." are sent to shut the operation down. However, on their way to Beijing, a major dust storm forces them to ditch their C-119 ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: desert, survival, adventure, stranded, air disaster, rescue, introspection, getting home, human nature, radio, husband wife relationship, threat ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mongolia, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 98K
Broken Arrow (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When rogue stealth-fighter pilot Vic Deakins deliberately drops off the radar while on maneuvers, the Air Force ends up with two stolen nuclear warheads -- and Deakins's co-pilot, Riley Hale, is the military's only hope for getting them ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mexican standoff, desert, terrorism, race against time, helicopter, betrayal, gunfight, escapades, crimes, military, rivalry, nuclear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, utah, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Time Ran Out... (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An active volcano threatens a south Pacific island resort and its guests as a power struggle ensues between the property's developer and a drilling foreman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotel, island, disaster, survival, resort, escape, volcanic eruption, catastrophe, volcano, escapades, race against time, heroes ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Hindenburg (1975)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In this highly speculative historical thriller, Colonel Franz Ritter (George C. Scott), a former hero pilot now working for military intelligence, is assigned to the great Hindenburg airship as its chief of security. As he races against the clock to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Plot: disaster, zeppelin, conspiracy, race against time, catastrophe, airplane, adventure, save the day, escapades, state affairs, dishonesty, heroes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, 70s, future
Place: new jersey, germany, usa, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human prey, homeless, survival, psychopath, chase, manhunt, mountain, hunting, escapades, rivalry, isolation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The Cassandra Crossing is an all-star disaster spectacular telling of the terrifying odyssey of 1000 doomed passengers trapped aboard a plague-infested train. A terrorist infected with a deadly virus boards the Stockholm to Geneva Express and ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train crash, plague, terrorism, disaster, survival, train, drug dealing, save the day, catastrophe, race against time, isolation, terrorist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, sweden, poland, geneva switzerland, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 935
Firepower (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mercenary is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal, a woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.
Style: semi serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, murder, vengeance, death wish, tough heroes, law enforcement, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, track down, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, caribbean, washington d.c., miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The last of the 'Airport' series again stars George Kennedy as aviation disaster-prone Joe Patroni, this time having to contend with nuclear missiles, the French Air Force and the threat of the plane splitting in two over the Alps!
Style: serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: disaster, airplane accident, fighter jet, airport, survival, catastrophe, murder, arms dealer, rescue, race against time, terrorism, panic ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, france, paris france, alps, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.5
 66K
The Specialist (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: May Munro is a woman obsessed with getting revenge on the people who murdered her parents when she was still a girl. She hires Ray Quick, a retired explosives expert to kill her parent's killers. When Ned Trent, embittered ex-partner of ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, organized crime, assassination, revenge, rivalry, tough heroes, explosives expert, fistfight, urban setting, police investigation, sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1984, 80s, year 1994
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.1
 4K
Escape (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ten years after the Black Death devastated the country, a poor family sets out on a journey to search for better living conditions. In a deserted mountain pass, they are attacked by a gang of ruthless killer thieves. The only one spared is 19 year ...
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, on the run, adventure, woman in danger, chase, escapades, gang, confined, captivity, violence spree, manhunt, escape ...
Time: middle ages, 14th century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.6
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The Marksman (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jim Hanson’s quiet life is suddenly disturbed by two people crossing the US/Mexico border – a woman and her young son – desperate to flee a Mexican cartel. After a shootout leaves the mother dead, Jim becomes the boy’s reluctant defender. He ...
Style: suspense, road movie, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Plot: drug cartel, mafia, u.s. mexico border, murder, ranch, chase, life is a bitch, death, boy, violence, organized crime, assassin ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, mexico, arizona, new mexico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 3K
Malone (1987)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Erstwhile C.I.A. assassin Richard Malone hopes for a tranquil retirement in the placid Pacific Northwest, but what he gets is a rumble with a right-wing extremist plotting a secret revolution. Adapted from the novel "Shotgun," by William ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, crimes, undercover, uninhibited rivalry, tough heroes, chase, dishonesty, rivalry, on the run, justice, revenge, police corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: langley virginia, los angeles, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first Catastrophe films and began the Disaster Film genre. Director Neame tells the story of a group of people that must fight for their lives aboard a sinking ship. Based on the novel by Paul Gallico.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, girls' night
Plot: ship, survival, adventure, disaster, cruise, sea disaster, catastrophe, race against time, passenger, hysteria, forces of nature, faith ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, israel, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Deep Water (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hotshot Navy special ops guys get assigned to take a cruise to keep an eye on a VIP's daughter. Once the voyage is under way, somehow a nuke A) gets lost in the vicinity, and goes off. The resulting tidal wave capsizes the cruise ship, and its ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: sinking ship, cruise ship, cruise, one against many, hostage, survival, kidnapping, terrorist group, betrayal, conspiracy, teenage girl, fight ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: san francisco, pentagon, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Robinson Crusoe (1997)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: desert island, survival, shipwreck, island, adventure, friendship, stranded on an island, adventurer, destiny, ocean, jungle, sea disaster ...
Time: 18th century
Place: london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Odessa File (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, war criminal, war crime, murder, espionage, assassin, journalism, diary, attempted murder, mass murder, concentration camp, suicide ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963, year 1964, post world war two ...
Place: germany, europe, israel, vienna, jerusalem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, investigation, journalism, media, radiation, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, disaster, swat team, nuclear reactor, reporter ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 3.7
 2K
Supernova (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 172 min.
Story: A international science conference is held in Australia when Dr. Austin Shepard mysteriously disappears Dr. Shepard's colleague, Christopher Richardson and other people are soon faced with the reality of an impending crisis and an attempt to ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chaos, survival, race against time, astronomer, adventure, apocalypse, heroic mission, save the planet, government agency, escapades, universe, car accident ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: australia, africa, pentagon, taj mahal, sahara ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cohen and Tate (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly irritated with his partner Tate, a brutish killer, when ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hitman, psychopath, assassination attempt, gangsters, on the run, hostage, assassin, child abduction, witness protection, child in peril, battles ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, oklahoma, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 308K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Plot: tribe, survival, slavery, chase, ancient history, native, adventure, sacrifice, manhunt, death, solar eclipse, warrior ...
Time: 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Prequel to the first Missing In Action, set in the early 1980s it shows the capture of Colonel Braddock during the Vietnam war in the 1970s, and his captivity with other American POWs in a brutal prison camp, and his plans to escape.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, martial arts, jungle, survival, torture, heroes, one man army, military, soldier, burned alive, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: vietnam, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 2K
Skyjacked (1972)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, disaster, military, stewardess, hostage, abduction, catastrophe, airplane hijack, adventure, confined, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: vietnam, russia, asia, ussr, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Scorcher (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The only hope for humanity to survive a natural disaster is to detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue, apocalypse, evacuation, soldier, race against time, government agency, save the world, daring rescue, atomic bomb, adventure, terrorism, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, antarctica, pacific ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 10K
Uncommon Valor (1983)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A group of Vietnam War veterans re-unite to rescue one of their own left behind and taken prisoner by the Vietnamese...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, military, jungle, prison, rescue, soldier, war, survival, adventure, captivity, crimes, daring rescue ...
Time: 80s, year 1977, year 1982, year 1972, year 1983 ...
Place: vietnam, laos, asia, texas, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, espionage, leadership, secret agents, crimes, military, good versus evil, disguise ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%