Movies like Flight

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Flight (2012)
 7.3
 293K
Flight (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker has a problem with drugs and alcohol, though so far he's managed to complete his flights safely. His luck runs out when a disastrous mechanical malfunction sends his plane hurtling toward the ground. Whip pulls off a miraculous crash-landing that results in only six lives lost. Shaken to the core, Whip vows to get sober -- but when the crash investigation exposes his addiction, he finds himself in an even worse situation.
Style: tense, psychological, emotional, serious, captivating, realistic, bleak, gloomy, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: air disaster, stewardess, pilot, addiction, alcohol abuse, airplane, lawyer, danger, investigation, lifesaver, trial, heroic, courage, testimony, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, life is a bitch, morality, anti heroes, drinking problem, cover up, narcissist, perjury, porn actress, baseball stadium ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california

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Most similar movies to Flight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and tense films with plots about murder, death, storytelling, mentor, violence, dialogue and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Flight: Fearless (1993), Holy Ghost People (2013), Unthinkable (2010), Training Day (2001), A Good Marriage (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.1
 19K
Fearless (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After a terrible air disaster, survivor Max Klein emerges a changed person. Unable to connect to his former life or to wife Laura, he feels godlike and invulnerable. When psychologist Bill Perlman is unable to help Max, he has Max meet another ...
Style: emotional, touching, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: dealing with death, guilt, grief, solitude, fear of flying, thanksgiving, architect, lawsuit, redemption, loss of son, confession, psychiatrist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, religions or cults, church, danger, society, clergy, rescue, uncover truth, missing person, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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 ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspense, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, investigation, fbi, race against time, violence, moral dilemma, torture, nuclear threat, manipulation, counter terrorism, right and wrong, nuclear bomb ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.7
 344K
Training Day (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On his first day on the job as a narcotics officer, a rookie cop works with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.
Style: tense, realistic, rough, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police brutality, rookie, mentor, russian mafia, drug dealer, gang member, crime, frame up, cocaine, marijuana, robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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 ⇓
62%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, tense, bleak, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, redemption, revenge, investigation, baseball, car, family, hit and run, loss of son, loss of child, vengeance, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.1
 164K
Side Effects (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: psychological, clever, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, mental illness, psychiatrist, obsession, doctors and patients, depression, life turned upside down, addiction, deception, conspiracy, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, hallucinations, depression, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 7.7
 207K
21 Grams (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English émigré, Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan, an ...
Style: gloomy, emotional, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: redemption, life is a bitch, suicide attempt, surgery, death in the family, desperation, crimes, guilt, vengeance, death, family problems, hit and run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Under Still Waters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: confined, danger, stranger, violence, marriage, mysterious character, crumbling marriage, alcohol abuse, isolation, couples, family problems, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.8
 392K
Crash (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Style: disturbing, sincere, touching, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: interracial relations, racism, police corruption, prejudice, morality, immigrants, human nature, bigotry, social decay, redemption, tragedy, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, mexico, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.8
 95K
Stoker (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
Style: psychological, gothic, atmospheric, serious, stylized ...
Plot: mysterious character, under the surface, youth, family relations, masturbation, funeral, estate, death in the family, parents and children, danger, deadly, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, connecticut, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
57%
 6.8
 18
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: moral dilemma, crimes, crime, intrigue, human nature, alcohol abuse, life turned upside down, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, morality, alcoholic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 69K
Disconnect (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality ...
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: dishonesty, crumbling marriage, loneliness, computers and web, internet, estrangement, couples, family problems, single parent, webcam, infidelity, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
54%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: bleak, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, prison, dysfunctional family, theft, teacher, stabbing, robbery, jealousy, coming of age, romance, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, california, phoenix arizona, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A recent widow invites her husband's troubled best friend to live with her and her two children. As he gradually turns his life around, he helps the family cope and confront their loss.
Style: gloomy, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, life is a bitch, funeral, haunted by the past, love and romance, best friend, birthday, grief, drugs/alcohol, sadness, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An alcoholic falls in love with and gets married to a young woman, whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his "passion" together.
Style: bleak, realistic, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, secretary, addiction, drinking, alcoholic, violence, public relations, party, romance, drugs/alcohol, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
52%
 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, psychological, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, vengeance, daring rescue, vigilantism, friendship, danger, lone hero, mercenary, bodyguard, diary, cia, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Good Doctor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: doctors and patients, obsession, hospital, power relations, intern, workaholic, manipulations, life support, older man younger woman relationship, nurse, medication, sociopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.7
 319K
The Machinist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Machinist is the story of Trevor Reznik, a lathe-operator who is dying of insomnia. In a machine shop, occupational hazards are bad enough under normal circumstances; yet for Trevor the risks are compounded by fatigue. Trevor has lost the ...
Style: psychological, offbeat, mind bending, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, losing-it hero, insomnia, torment, life is a bitch, uncover truth, mysterious character, corpse, layoff, mechanic, paranoia, hallucinations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Her Name Is Carla (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Two strangers refuse to leave the seaside home of a couple, which leads to sexual tension and crime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: domestic disturbance, mind game, couple relations, danger, rivalry, couples, murder, violence, revenge, underwear, sex, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: zimbabwe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Whisky Romeo Zulu tells the story prior to the crash of LAPA Boeing 737 that on August 31, 1999, caught fire after hitting an embankment in the center of Buenos Aires, killing 67 people. The disaster changed the history of civil and commercial ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, tense, rough ...
Plot: whistleblower, airplane, anti heroes, uncover truth, adventure, workplace situations, workplace, investigation, price of justice, workplace intrigue, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 35K
Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: stalking, self defense, crumbling marriage, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, on the run, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, deadly, couple relations, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 1K
Foreclosed (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When a young family moves into a foreclosed house, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, psychological
Plot: psychopath, domestic disturbance, family in danger, danger, deadly, stalking, family in crisis, family problems, lawyer, police, deception, basement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
 1K
Broken (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A waitress confronts all the wrong turns she has made in her short life and ultimately ends up facing the biggest wrong turn of all: her dangerous ex-boyfriend who's determined to win back her love or die trying.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, obsession, junkie, aspiring singer, dangerous attraction, urban, life is a bitch, couples, mentally unstable, domestic disturbance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: obsession, mind game, danger, breakup, couple relations, couples, vengeance, woman in danger, life turned upside down, rivalry, fatal attraction, african american protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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