Movies like The Zone 2007

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The Zone (2007)
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The Zone (2007)
Original name: La zona
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Residents of an enclosed neighborhood in the middle of Mexico DF are shocked by a violent crime, and for one resident in particular, young Alejandro, the drama is ratcheted up when he encounters the lone kid who escaped the event and is hiding out within the neighborhood's borders.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, thought provoking, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, vengeance, heist, vigilantism, crimes, isolation, confined, escape, slum, militia, violence, teenage boy, teenage life, society, dishonesty, neighborhood, robbery, vigilante, teenager, police, storm, death, rich and poor, cemetery, neighbor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, murder, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Zone: Locked in a Room (2012), Below Utopia (1997), Bucksville (2011), The Hunter (2010), One on One (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Locked in a Room (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Locked in a Room" is a story about three teenagers that are trapped in three separate rooms. They are monitored and watched by a masked man who takes notes on paper as to their every move and emotion. They are further tormented by an ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, confined, mysterious character, crimes, trapped, teenager, room, survival, isolation, murder, violence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
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Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, crime gone awry, confined, family gatherings, heist, gunfight, home invasion, sensuality, mansion, thanksgiving, theft ...
Time: 90s
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74%
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Bucksville (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a small, wooded town, a young man struggles to leave a secret militia started by his father.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: vigilantism, injustice, crimes, small town, society, secret society, militia, forest, guilty verdict, father son relationship, guilt, execution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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The Hunter (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the woods. They are lost in a maze, a desolate landscape, where the ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, forest, law enforcement, isolation, confined, criminal heroes, mind game, vengeance, nightshift, jungle, arrest, accidental killing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, crimes, vigilantism, vengeance, rivalry, high school student, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, strong violent content, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
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56%
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Good Chemistry (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After picking up an alluring woman,Toby, a gifted chemist slumming as a high school teacher, is kidnapped by her violent boyfriend and ordered to use his skills to create methamphetamine for a group of drug traffickers. When Toby refuses, his ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, dishonesty, drug dealing, on the run, crimes, drug abuse, chemistry, farm, forced into action, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Clean Break (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A dramatic thriller about a couple who own an advertising agency. The husband apparently commits suicide, but the police and the insurance company decide to investigate his death.
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, obsession, investigation, betrayal, infidelity, crimes, stalking, love, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, woman in danger, corrupt officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Mortician (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alienated and cold, The Mortician (Method Man) processes the corpses with steely disregard. He is lonely and isolated. He is introduced to his new employee, Noah, (EJ Bonilla) by the morgue boss (Edward Furlong). Noah is a volatile youth working as ...
Style: psychological, neo noir, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: mortician, haunted by the past, murder, redemption, crimes, social decay, emotionless, corpse, urban ghetto, gangsters, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, secret, maniac, uncover truth, murder, best friends, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Days of Terror (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of a personal crisis, junior senator Maggie Davidson (Holly) ascertains that she's the subject of a terrorist plot.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: save the day, political conspiracy, undercover, politics, crimes, terrorism, rivalry, dishonesty, state affairs, murder, heroes, government agency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
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Fistpie (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Haunted by memories of his ex-girlfriend Alice, a heartbroken Billy returns home to Northern Virginia seeking solace from old friends. But what he finds there is more disconcerting: his best friend Stanley has become unstable, mysterious and ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, homecoming, best friends, crimes, couples, breakup, friendship, graphic violence, downfall, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
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Canal Street (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Chicago lawyer embraces his undying faith when his teenage son is accused of murdering a classmate.
Style: rough, exciting, captivating, suspense, thought provoking
Plot: father son relationship, society, murder, rivalry, crimes, death, violence, vengeance, parents and children, hopes, friendship, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
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Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, crimes, family in danger, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism, mind game, husband wife relationship, ex convict, white supremacy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Megachurch Murder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After popular and charismatic megachurch leader Hamilton Spears commits suicide, his teenage daughter Hannah's life goes off the rails. The only thing keeping her together is her new boyfriend, Oliver. When she finds evidence pointing to a ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, amateur detective, dishonesty, youth, crimes, society, teenager, strong female presence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: uncover truth, parents and children, murder, kidnapping, crimes, moral dilemma, family relations, hidden identity, investigation, single parent, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, captivating, realistic, serious, psychological ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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The Babysitter's Seduction (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The mother of the family for which Michelle baby-sits dies unexpectedly. Michelle is asked to take over looking after the children and is gradually "seduced" by the father.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, woman in danger, seduction, mystery, dangerous attraction, crimes, dishonesty, couples, love affair, teenage girl, nanny, high school ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, serial killer, police detective, crimes, vengeance, writer's life, mind game, gunfight, bomb ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
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Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, cynical, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, greed, investigation, love and romance, mother daughter relationship, couples, friendship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Cyberstalker (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After spending several years in seclusion, a woman encounters the stalker who murdered her parents over a decade ago, and fears she may be his latest victim when he starts to cyber-stalk her.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, murder, psychopath, stalking, crimes, computers and web, stalker, danger, off the grid, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, confined, race against time, forced into action, murder, kidnapping, graphic violence, heroes, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Lila & Eve (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Style: serious, tense, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, track down, hidden identity, dishonesty, graphic violence, female protagonist, organized crime, conspiracy, witness, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, family problems, dysfunctional family, family in danger, obsession, family life, infidelity, hidden identity, stalking, murder, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 2K
Beautiful (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Searing and luscious, "Beautiful" tells the story of Daniel, a shy and introverted 14 year old boy residing in Sunshine Hills, a suburb living in the grip of fear following the rumoured abductions of three teenage girls. Daniel's two ...
Style: mind bending, scary, realistic, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: suburbs, investigation, youth, uncover truth, dishonesty, teenage life, obsession, who done it, crimes, blind ambition, suburban life, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 2K
Treed Murray (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An advertising executive, trapped in a tree by a gang of would-be muggers, manipulates them into fighting to save his life.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: mind game, gang, vengeance, crime gone awry, rivalry, juvenile delinquency, crimes, manipulation, heist, city life, violence spree, advertising ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 1K
Roman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, isolation, factory, psychopath, obsession, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, mind game, serial killer, fall in love, stalking, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.5
 4K
Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, murder, uncover truth, haunted by the past, woman in danger, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, abuse, friendship, manipulation, gain trust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 552
Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, family problems, couples, confined, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, dishonesty, crimes, infidelity, cheating wife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, car accident, devil, mafia, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The King of the Hill (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Quim drives around an isolated rural area through a maze of lanes. When he drives into the woods, he gets lost. Trying to find his direction, he suddenly gets shot from the hill. On his escape from gunshots, he meets Bea, an attractive young woman, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, slasher
Plot: mountain, murder, chase, race against time, manhunt, adventure, on the run, survival, isolation, wilderness, crimes, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%