Movies like Unthinkable

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Unthinkable (2010)
 7.1
 79K
Unthinkable (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A convert to Islam sends the U.S. government a tape showing him in three nondescript storage rooms, each of which may contain a nuclear bomb set to detonate in less than a week. Helen Brody, an FBI agent in L.A., is tasked with finding the bombs while a CIA "consultant", known as H, interrogates the suspect who has allowed himself to be caught. The suspect, whose wife and children have left him and disappeared, seems to know exactly what the interrogation will entail. Even as H ratchets up the pressure, using torture over Brody's objection, the suspect doesn't crack. Should H do the unthinkable, and will Brody acquiesce? Is any Constitutional principle worth possible loss of life?
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, race against time, violence, moral dilemma, torture, nuclear threat, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb, brainwashing, danger, nuclear, cia, psychology, ultimatum, dehumanization, building, muslim, interrogation, sadism, bomb, psychological thriller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east

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Most similar movies to Unthinkable

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and intense films with plots about danger, murder, twists & turns, corruption, storytelling, mentor and dialogue mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Unthinkable: The Kingdom (2007), Traitor (2008), Rendition (2007), Syriana (2005), Five Fingers (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 110K
The Kingdom (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A team of U.S. government agents is sent to investigate the bombing of an American facility in the Middle East.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, investigation, special agents, chase, fbi, track down, hunt down, team, military, explosions, gunfight, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: saudi arabia, middle east, washington d.c., usa, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 52K
Traitor (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, spy, secret agents, escape, prison, faith, alcohol, bomb, car bomb, traitor, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: sudan, chicago illinois, washington d.c., marseille, nova scotia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 51K
Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, cia, kidnapping, torture, terrorism, senator, intelligence, terrorist, extradition, drowning, disappearance, surveillance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, usa, north africa, chicago illinois, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.9
 118K
Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: cia, globalization, assassination, politics, bomb, capitalism, corruption, espionage, terrorism, political corruption, suicide, bribery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, lebanon, europe, persia, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.4
 7K
Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, torture, terrorist, kidnapping, chess, hostages, race against time, airport, missing person, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 496K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: suspenseful, tense, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, investigation, police investigation, disappearance, crime, brutality, revenge, torture, vigilantism, vengeance, moral ambiguity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 38K
13 (2010)
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: greed, gambling, revenge, police detective, mansion, revolver, russian roulette, drug overdose, train, murder, drugs/alcohol, contests and competitions ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, delaware, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dying of the Light (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Bahamas, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Evan Lake, a veteran CIA agent, has been ordered to retire. But when his protégé uncovers evidence that Lake's nemesis, the terrorist Banir, has resurfaced, Lake goes rogue, embarking on a perilous, intercontinental mission to eliminate his ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, secret agents, special agents, retirement, espionage, track down, chases and races, danger, law enforcement, undercover, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, kenya, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, military, terrorism, track down, assassination, navy, torture, surveillance, helicopter, espionage, 9/11 ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2011, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, paris france, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.5
 47K
The Experiment (2010)
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: rough, psychological, tense, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prison life, prison, human nature, experiment gone awry, confined, switching roles, psychology, violence, danger, brutality, moral ambiguity, bullying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 85K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, rape, torture, prison life, humiliation, experiment gone awry, violence, disorder, warden, fist fighting, aggression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 3K
Extremities (1986)
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, rapist, torture, vengeance, vigilantism, submission, moral dilemma, confined, rivalry, switching roles, crimes, rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 135K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, clever ...
Plot: captivity, survival, isolation, danger, confined, terrorism, race against time, desperation, fear, characters in danger, chases and races, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: 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: terrorism, chase, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, rescue, chases and races, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, investigation, crime, cannibalism, fbi, murder, special agents, profiler, killings, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, west virginia, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 5K
Betrayed (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An FBI agent (Debra Winger) falls in love with a white supremacist (Tom Berenger) whose group she infiltrates.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: murder, racism, terrorism, betrayal, violence, farmer, fbi, white supremacist, undercover, assassination, special agents, widow ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, arizona, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Collateral Damage (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Firefighter Gordon Brewer is plunged into the complex and dangerous world of international terrorism after he loses his wife and child in a bombing credited to Claudio 'The Wolf' Perrini.
Style: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, jungle, revenge, fbi, explosion, vengeance, terrorist, firemen, vigilantism, chases and races, danger, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2002
Place: colombia, washington d.c., latin america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 32K
The Good Son (1993)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of psychotic behavior.
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, danger, parents and children, crimes, manipulation, deception, problem child, disbelieving adult, youth, investigation, sadism, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: asia, maine, usa, japan, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Along Came a Spider (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teacher kidnaps a girl from a prestigious school, homicide detective, Alex Cross takes the case and teams up with young security agent, Jezzie Flannigan in hope of finding the girl and stopping the brutal psychopath. Every second counts as ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, stylized, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psychologist, profiler, crime, police detective, psychopath, mystery, ransom, psychology, police investigation, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, september 11 2001, terrorist, investigation, world trade center, americana, deadly, state affairs, chaos, uncover truth, politics, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, israel, pakistan, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.8
 301
The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bomb, soldier, politics, revolution, undercover, terrorism, crimes, danger, deadly, state affairs, criminal heroes, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 28K
Compliance (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sandra is the manager at a fast-food restaurant, and Becky is her teenaged counter girl who really needs the job. One stressful day, a police officer telephones and accuses Becky of stealing money from a customer’s purse, which Becky vehemently ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, human nature, workplace, boss and employee, investigation, workplace situations, dishonesty, power relations, manipulation, moral dilemma, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mcdonald's restaurant, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 75K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: paranoia, murder, terrorism, bomb, professor, neighbor, politics, blueprint, terrorist, fbi, obsession, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., west virginia, st. louis missouri, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 8.1
 719K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: missing person, police investigation, missing wife, manipulation, mystery, investigation, disappearance, mind game, protagonist as suspect, femme fatale, infidelity, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 830
PVC-1 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Colombia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Shot in real time, PVC-1 is based on the true story of a woman who is turned into a human time bomb in a bizarre act of terrorism.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: race against time, terrorism, woman in danger, chases and races, danger, deadly, rescue, against the odds, farm, terrorist, bomb, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sorry, Haters (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Against the anxieties and fears of post-9/11 America, an Arab cab driver picks up a troubled professional woman with unexpected results.
Style: serious, talky, disturbing, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, culture clash, danger, war on terror, love and romance, rivalry, society, immigrants, vengeance, breaking a window, following someone, psychotic ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, syria, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, danger, starting over, on the run, haunted by the past, couple relations, hidden identity, psychopath, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: iowa, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Good Marriage (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After 25 years of a good marriage, what will Darcy do once she discovers her husband's sinister secret?
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: uncover truth, family problems, mind game, danger, life turned upside down, crumbling marriage, couple relations, crimes, couples, husband wife relationship, female protagonist, dark secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 60K
Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twists and turns, serious, disturbing, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: father daughter incest, neo noir, imprisonment, one man army, vengeance, escape attempt, race against time, strong sexual content, mysterious character, martial arts, gory, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2003, year 2001 ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 327
Confess (2005)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorism, secret agents, espionage, fighting the system, vengeance, political conspiracy, political corruption, political intrigue, campaign, dishonesty, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%