Movies like The Trigger Effect

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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

Most similar movies to The Trigger Effect

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about mentor, brutality, dialogue, storytelling, catastrophe, pornography and vengeance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Trigger Effect: Bad Influence (1990), 13 (2010), Extremities (1986), Suture (1993), Stone (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Bad Influence
Genre: 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, neo-noir, betrayal, friendship, manipulation, corruption, violence, psychopath, revenge, pornography, psychology, stylish ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.1
 38K
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, realistic ...
Plot: greed, gambling, revenge, contests and competitions, drugs/alcohol, social decay, money, police investigation, crime, deadly, betrayal, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, mexico, pennsylvania ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   88%
    User:   74%
 
 6.3
 3K
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, rough ...
Plot: revenge, vengeance, rape, violence, vigilantism, sexual abuse, moral dilemma, brutality, confined, justice, manipulation, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   93%
 
 6.6
 2K
Suture
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: betrayal, twins, neo noir, pornography, parents and children, murder, obsession, dialogue, crimes, sexualized violence, male nudity, dreams ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   84%
    User:   96%
 
 5.4
 38K
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, realistic ...
Plot: prison, manipulation, infidelity, arson, strong sexual content, manipulations, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, confined, corruption, drinking, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: detroit, michigan, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   77%
 
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, alcohol, teenager, youth, fantasy world ...
Time: 90s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
 36K
Fear
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, dangerous attraction, psychopath, teenager, first love, secrets, family, terrorizing, violence, danger, betrayal, virginity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seattle, usa, san francisco, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   59%
 
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   53%
 
 6.5
 47K
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
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   55%
 
White Man's Burden
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, bleak ...
Plot: racism, kidnapping, vengeance, alternate reality, factory, switching roles, race issues, prejudice, interracial relations, crime, stereotypes, social differences ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   47%
 
 5.4
 2K
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, serious, twists and turns ...
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   62%
 
 5.2
 3K
The Temp
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A series of mysterious accidents at a food company lead a manager to suspect his impressive new temporary secretary.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, stylized ...
Plot: obsession, office, serial killer, obnoxious boss, gory, protagonist as suspect, mentor, manipulations, paranoia, life & death, guilty pleasure, boss and employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   59%
 
 6.7
 8K
Undertow
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Munns, father John and sons Chris and Tim, recede to the woods of rural Georgia. Their life together is forever changed with the arrival of Uncle Deel, though the tragedy that follows forces troubled Chris to become a man.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: coming of age, single father, runaway, violence, chase, murder, dysfunctional family, drinking, juvenile delinquency, hospital, prison, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa, iceland, nebraska, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
The Secret Agent
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: London of the late 19th century is a haven for political exiles of all sorts - refugees, partisans, anarchists. Verloc has made his living spying for the Russian goverment, an agent provacateur of sorts, while simultaneously providing information to ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, spy, betrayal, secret agents, surveillance, espionage, secrets, adaptation, young wife, bomb, spies ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   53%
 
The End of Violence
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Mike Max is a Hollywood producer who became powerful and rich thanks to brutal and bloody action films. His ignored wife Paige is close to leaving him. Suddenly Mike is kidnapped by two bandits, but escapes and hides out with his Mexican ...
Style: serious, enigmatic, suspenseful, realistic, cerebral ...
Plot: violence, murder, self discovery, surveillance, crimes, poetry, existentialism, hollywood, twists & turns, sexualized violence, crumbling marriage, dialogue ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   49%
 
 5.6
 15K
The Juror
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
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, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, vengeance, mafia, obsession, gangsters, murder, betrayal, surveillance, chase, witnessing a crime, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
Sleeping with the Enemy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: domestic violence, obsession, starting over, violent husband, stalking, haunted by the past, hidden identity, violence, woman in danger, danger, desperation, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   56%
 
 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, sexual ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, crime, neo-noir, betrayal, mystery, gangsters, femme fatale, infidelity, twists & turns, murder mystery, psychiatry ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   46%
 
 6.3
 10K
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, starting over, urban, drinking ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
 7.0
 7K
Hardcore
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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 ...
Plot: runaway, pornography, private detective, single father, neo noir, sex, male nudity, parents and children, missing person, censorship, vengeance, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, los angeles, michigan, usa, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   55%
 
Single White Female
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Plot: obsession, violence, sex, murder, mentally unstable, psychology, domestic disturbance, mistaken identity, betrayal, death, urban, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 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:   46%
    User:   51%
 
 6.8
 230K
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:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 5.9
 13K
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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, investigation, manipulation, dishonesty, storytelling, rape, drinking, murder, twists & turns, mystery, sex, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   35%
 
 5.8
 4K
Last Dance
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, murder, death, lawyer, legal action, death penalty, courtroom drama, death row, life & death, courtroom, false accusation, confined ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, texas, new jersey, taj mahal, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   39%
 
 5.4
 15K
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:   39%
 
The Business of Strangers
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, biting, realistic ...
Plot: revenge, rape, drinking, hotel, vengeance, workplace, manipulation, women, cons and scams, sexual abuse, pornography, secrets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    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, serious, bleak, realistic, rough ...
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:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 6.8
 5K
Nuts
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, courtroom drama, court, mental illness, courtroom, lawyer, psychiatrist, insanity, prostitution, parents and children, child abuse, mentor ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   46%
 
 6.5
 62K
Changing Lanes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A rush-hour fender-bender on New York City's crowded FDR Drive, under most circumstances, wouldn't set off a chain reaction that could decimate two people's lives. But on this day, at this time, a minor collision will turn two ...
Style: realistic, suspense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: lawyer, vengeance, corruption, revenge, courtroom, hotshot lawyer, moral ambiguity, losing-it hero, urban, greed, redemption, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   36%
 
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