Movies like Countdown 1996

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Countdown (1996)
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Countdown (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Chris Murdoch falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl attending University in Seattle (Kaori Ozaki) he murders Japanese men who have shown her kindness under the pretext of revenge for the attack on Pearl Harbor during WWII. However the ruse involves the FBI in the case, and Agent Sara Daniels. However, the investigation is hampered when Yoko Sugimura of the Tokyo Police arrives to take Kaori back to her influential father. Despite their initial dislike, Sara and Yoko are forced to work together to stop Chris when his obsession is manifest with high explosives.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, vengeance, special agents, obsession, psychopath, terrorism, partners, crime, graphic violence, track down, manhunt, danger, chases and races, law enforcement, police investigation, mind game, deadly, rivalry, race against time, crime gone awry, undercover, reluctant partners, serial killer, christmas, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seattle, washington d.c.

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Most similar movies to Countdown

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crime, rivalry and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Countdown: The Arrangement (1999), Chasing Ghosts (2005), Safehouse (2008), The Factory (2012), Vice (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Arrangement (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drug deal hijacked by a third party, they leave the drugs and take the money. A stripper witnesses a murder and now the Mafia's after but there is nowhere safe to hide.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: deadly, partners against crime, tough law enforcer, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, chases and races, crime, reluctant partners, danger, criminal's revenge, graphic violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Chasing Ghosts (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A serial killer targeting the city's mobsters taunts police with clues and photos left behind at the crime scenes. A veteran cop takes on a rookie partner hoping to crack one last case before retiring. As the web of deception and lies unravels, ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, manhunt, psychopath, riddles and clues, track down, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 2.9
 149
Safehouse (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Ex-FBI agent Cooper O'Neil thinks the dangerous times in his life are in the past; that is, until his former partner shows up dead at his marina home. O'Neil's old partner had a coveted thumb drive in his possession when he died, and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, intrigue, law enforcement, danger, special agents, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, kidnapping, revenge, mafia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.8
 10K
The Factory (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, investigation, graphic violence, crime, police detective, vigilantism, crimes, confined, gory, manhunt, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 4.8
 831
Vice (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Madsen stars as Max Walker, a down-and-out cop who becomes the target of a bloodthirsty drug cartel after he leads a narcotics bust to intercept a large shipment of heroin. When someone starts picking off his team members -- and the drugs ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, partners, police corruption, law enforcement, partners against crime, dishonesty, drug abuse, working undercover, drug dealing, undercover, deadly, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.6
 644
1st to Die (2003)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, mind game, mystery, deadly, who done it, murder, track down, partners against crime, master criminal, fall in love, terminal illness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.3
 512
High Voltage (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After unknowingly robbing a money laundering operation the heist crew must avoid mobsters.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, disorder, chases and races, crimes, danger, gangsters, deadly, good versus evil, bank, law enforcement, crime gone awry, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.4
 763
Pavement (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Samuel Browne is a tracker in Alaska. When his sister meets a grisly death in San Francisco, he goes there to hunt her killer. As more murders occur, police investigator Buckley Clarke reluctantly joins forces with Sam. The brass are convinced this ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: investigation, murder, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, animal life, amateur detective, mystery, danger, vengeance, serial killer, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, san francisco, south africa, alaska, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, rough, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, manhunt, serial killer, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, rivalry, friendship, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.3
 26K
The Watcher (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: FBI agent Joel Campbell, burnt-out and shell-shocked after years spent chasing serial killers, flees L.A. to begin a new life for himself in Chicago. But five months later, Joel's best laid plans are abruptly cut short when his new hometown ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, riddles and clues, fbi, psychopath, psychiatrist, mind game, obsession, race against time, chase, terror ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, murder, death row, stalking, serial killer, on the run, manhunt, police investigation, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, womanizer ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.9
 218
Murder Eleven (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A serial killer is loose on the streets of Atlantic City. His ten victims are prostitutes, his methods are ruthless and yet his motives are unknown. Two embattled homicide detectives, Mayfield and Jesse, are in a race against time to catch this ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, race against time, homicide detective, prostitute, police investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, who done it, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, deadly, family problems, police investigation, partners against crime, life is a bitch, uncover truth, partners, danger, dishonesty, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.7
 428
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, who done it, murder, vigilantism, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tell Me Something (1999)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In Seoul, parts not matching of severed copses of three men are found in cars and bags left in public spaces...
Style: suspenseful, rough, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police detective, psychopath, police, dangerous attraction, mind game, investigation, crime, crimes, serial killer, reluctant partners, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Nowhere to Land (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pilot must safely land a 747 on which deadly nerve gas has been planted.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, save the day, airplane, deadly, special agents, crimes, heroes, chases and races, law enforcement, danger, nerve gas, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, year 2000
Place: usa, australia, california, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 751
Dot.Kill (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The morphine-addicted detective Charlie Daines is on the trail of a sophisticated psychopath who is setting up murders and broadcasting them live on the internet. As he closes in on the killer, he realizes that it has become personal and that he is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, mind game, track down, rivalry, danger, deadly, race against time, crimes, terminal illness, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 662
Blowback (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, religions or cults, psychopath, violence spree, danger, undercover, law enforcement, special agents, race against time, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.4
 12K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, missing person, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
When the Bough Breaks (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A police detective investigates the apparent serial killing of several children which is linked to an institutionalized, autistic child.
Style: psychological, serious, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, murder, missing person, danger, mentally unstable, police detective, psychopath, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Hellraiser: Inferno (2000)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A shady police detective becomes embroiled in a strange world of murder, sadism and madness after being assigned a murder investigation against a madman known only as "The Engineer".
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough ...
Plot: murder, nightmare, police detective, good versus evil, chase, police investigation, psychopath, supernatural, law enforcement, escapades, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.2
 414
Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, dishonesty, deadly, chases and races, government agency, criminal heroes, crime, law enforcement, crimes, graphic violence, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, psychopath, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, mind game, mental illness, haunted by the past, woman in danger, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.2
 47K
Untraceable (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Special Agent Jennifer Marsh (Diane Lane) works in an elite division of the FBI dedicated to fighting cybercrime. She thinks she has seen it all, until a particularly sadistic criminal arises on the Internet. This tech-savvy killer posts live feeds ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, webcam, kidnapping, investigation, special agents, website, torture, violence, suicide, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspired by the true story of one of the most gruesome killers in American history. Now, years after inspiring "Psycho's" Norman Bates, "The Silence Of The Lambs'" Buffalo Bill and "The Texas Chainsaw ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder, violence spree, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, stalking, danger, deadly, mind game, woman in danger ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, wisconsin, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 2.0
 949
Magic Man (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In order to see magic idol Krell Darius perform his world-famous magic act, a beautiful aspiring young-magician, Tatiana, travels from New York to Las Vegas with her closest friends, BFFs, Elena and Vera. As the layers of illusion unfold, so too do ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: investigation, police detective, haunted by the past, serial killer, manipulations, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Cries in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Carrie Macklin and her little sister Elle had always been the closest of friends. But when Elle goes missing after a run-in with a relocated sex offender, it is up to Carrie to find her little sister...who is nine months pregnant. Carrie ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, missing person, sex maniac, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, infidelity, woman in danger, track down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 672
Rainbow Eyes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Officers Kyung-yoon CHO and Eun-joo PARK are on the hunt a killer following duo of ghastly murders. The victims carry a common military past, and the secret of their past must be unraveled to find the killer.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, mind bending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, mystery, police investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, vengeance, danger, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, tense, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: diner, hostage, murder, serial killer, confined, hostages, crime gone awry, isolation, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Donato and Daughter (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Though emotionally estranged, a father and daughter team of Los Angeles police detectives must work together to stop a serial killer. Along the way, the two find themselves forced to deal with a number of painful secrets from their past.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: serial killer, family life, parents and children, psychopath, crimes, fighting crime, amateur detective, partners, law enforcement, estrangement, deadly, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%