Movies like The Trigger Effect

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The Trigger Effect (1996)
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The Trigger Effect
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: How tenuous is man's hold on civilization when survival becomes an issue? When the lights go out and stay out for several days, suburbanites Matthew and Annie learn the hard way that man is "by nature" a predatory creature. Matthew's long-time friend, Joe, happens by on the second day and a rivalry between the two friends simmers as Annie cares for her sick baby. . Is this what is meant by "man's inhumanity to man?"
Style: bleak, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, bad ending, road movie, enigmatic ...
Plot: apocalypse, suburbs, paranoia, betrayal, danger, chase, survival, pornography, babies and infants, life philosophy, on the run, technology, sick child, power outage, blackout, natural disaster, catastrophe, dialogue, future dystopia, mentor, suburban life, corruption, stupidity, riot, culture clash ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california
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Take Shelter
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USA
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Hardcore
Drama, Thriller
USA
108 min.
 7.0
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about catastrophe, pornography, dialogue, mentor, twists & turns, storytelling and brutality mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Trigger Effect: 13 (2010), Stone (2010), Extremities (1986), The Crossing Guard (1995), Suture (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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13
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, serious, rough ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
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Stone
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, infidelity, arson, manipulations, strong sexual content, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, confined, corruption, drinking, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
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Extremities
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman escapes from the man who is about to rape her, but leaves her purse behind. Afraid that her attacker might come after her, she goes to the police, but with no proof of the incident, they can do nothing. In fact, the man does use the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, rape, violence, vigilantism, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, brutality, confined, justice, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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System:   80%
    User:   93%
 
The Crossing Guard
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: bleak, suspense, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, redemption, obsession, revenge, murder, tragedy, guilt, death, drinking, chase, prison, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles
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Suture
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brothers Vincent (rich) and Clay (poor) meet up for the first time after their father's funeral and remark on how similar they look. But unknown to Clay, who thinks his life is taking a turn for the better, Vince is actually plotting to kill ...
Style: stylized, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: A 16 year old girl takes up with a charming young man who quickly shows his colors when he beats a friend simply for walking with her and then goes totally ballistic after she tries to break up with him.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, rough, sexual ...
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Story: With his gangster boss on trial for murder, a mob thug known as "the Teacher" tells Annie Laird she must talk her fellow jurors into a not-guilty verdict, implying that he'll kill her son Oliver if she fails. She manages to do this, ...
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The Experiment
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: prison, experiment gone awry, prison life, brutality, psychology, violence, human nature, confined, moral ambiguity, switching roles, bullying, survival ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   53%
 
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Bad Company
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, tense, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, espionage, murder, gambling, secret agents, strong sexual content, neo noir, sex, revenge, twists & turns, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   65%
    User:   64%
 
The Babysitter
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jennifer (Alicia Silverstone) is a lovely teen who has been hired to baby-sit the kids of Harry Tucker (J.T. Walsh) and his wife, Dolly (Lee Garlington). The Tuckers go to a party and proceed to get inebriated, with Mr. Tucker fantasizing about his ...
Style: surreal, erotic, disturbing, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, dangerous attraction, suburbs, surrealism, teenage life, pornography, dull life, teenager, alcohol, youth, fantasy world ...
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System:   62%
    User:   61%
 
 6.3
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Edmond
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, talky, serious ...
Plot: midlife crisis, redemption, violence, destiny, murder, prejudice, racism, loneliness, unlikely criminals, urban, starting over, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   63%
 
 6.3
 13K
Unlawful Entry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, police, police investigation, murder, lawyer, corruption, police corruption, vengeance, violence, mind game, suburbs, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   65%
 
 5.8
 12K
Final Analysis
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, psychological, serious ...
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    User:   50%
 
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Hardcore
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
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    User:   56%
 
 5.9
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Gossip
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a beautiful college campus, something ugly is about to be spread around. A bit of gossip that was told is starting to take a frightening turn. Who could it have offended and how far will the person on the other side of the gossip handle the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, investigation, manipulation, dishonesty, storytelling, rape, drinking, murder, twists & turns, mystery, sex, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   39%
 
 6.8
 228K
Panic Room
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, divorce, survival, manipulation, greed, serial killer, torture, single parent, murder, violence, revenge, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   45%
 
 6.8
 105K
One Hour Photo
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, voyeurism, loneliness, insanity, mental illness, adultery, depression, pornography, cheating, revenge, psychology, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   39%
 
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Mortal Thoughts
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, crime gone awry, friendship, death, police investigation, murder mystery, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   37%
 
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Playing God
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon Dr Eugene Sands abandons his former life only to find himself crossing paths with Raymond Blossom, an infamous counterfeiter. Employed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, gangsters, gangster, criminal's revenge, hospital, corruption, betrayal, violence, murder, drug addiction, drug dealing, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
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Lakeview Terrace
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young interracial couple has just moved into their California dream home when they become the target of their next-door neighbor, who disapproves of their relationship. A tightly wound LAPD officer has appointed himself the watchdog of the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: racism, obsession, single father, drugs/alcohol, interracial relations, race issues, interracial romance, twists & turns, murder, rivalry, interracial couple, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new jersey
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System:   44%
    User:   49%
 
City of Industry
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, betrayal, revenge, gangsters, murder, violence, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, gangster, money, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
Bad Influence
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, clever, serious, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, neo-noir, betrayal, friendship, manipulation, corruption, violence, psychopath, revenge, pornography, psychology, stylish ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
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Poison Ivy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, dysfunctional family, obsession, betrayal, murder, manipulation, sex, femme fatale, male nudity, death, teenager, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   47%
 
 6.3
 21K
The Vanishing
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young woman (Sandra Bullock) mysteriously disappears, sending her boyfriend Jeff (Kiefer Sutherland) on a years-long quest to find her. Not even a new love (Nancy Travis) can keep him from his obsessive search. All the while, the calculating ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, kidnapping, happy ending, crimes, mystery, deadly, betrayal, love and romance, greed, existentialism, catastrophe, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington state, seattle washington
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System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 6.2
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City Hall
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: talky, tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, corruption, political corruption, idealism, police, politics, conspiracy, mafia, political, murder, uncover truth, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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System:   41%
    User:   42%
 
Down in the Valley
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: On a trip to the beach, a teenage girl named Tobe meets a charismatic stranger named Harlan, who dresses like a cowboy and claims to be a former ranch hand. The pair feel an instant attraction and begin a relationship, but her father, a lawman, is ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: mental illness, violence, drugs/alcohol, dangerous attraction, chase, drinking, loneliness, dysfunctional family, mentor, existentialism, on the run, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, south dakota, san diego california
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System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 6.0
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The Gambler
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, cynical, serious, clever ...
Plot: gambling, gangsters, addiction, crime, casino, gangster, dishonesty, existentialism, dialogue, greed, drinking, gambler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, las vegas, nevada, usa
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System:   40%
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Attraction
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer/radio advice show host fails to heed his own advice as he stalks his ex-girlfriend and then becomes involved with an actress friend of hers.
Style: sexual, psychological, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
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Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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Disclosure
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, tense, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: workplace, obsession, conspiracy, vengeance, sexual harassment, lawyer, manipulation, internet, betrayal, virtual reality, revenge, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, seattle washington
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System:   39%
    User:   44%
 
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