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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On the night of what should be the final Purge, a betrayal from within the government forces Barnes and Roan out onto the street where they must fight to survive the night.
Style: brutal, bloody, suspense, intense, psychological thriller, suspenseful, psychological, tense, political thriller, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gunfight, class differences, distopia, fighting the system, survival, murder, violence, politics, death, social decay, rebellion, female politician, election, social injustice, vengeance, political campaign, resistance, vigilante, experiment, political conspiracy, masked man, brutality, chase, revenge, betrayal ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful and tense films with plots about violence, murder, death, brutality, shot to death, shot in the chest and held at gunpoint mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Purge: Election Year: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The First Purge (2018), Green Room (2015), The Purge (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twist ending, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, deadly, society, future dystopia, self defense, danger, social decay, violence spree, chaos, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: usa
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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, masked man, distopia, survival, future dystopia, revenge, violence, graphic violence, apartment, group of strangers, psychopath, death ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s, near future
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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50%
The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of ...
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival horror, abuse of power, murder, party, violence, evil man, sadism, experiment, nightmare, fighting the system, politics, mass death ...
Time: year 2014, year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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Green Room (2015)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, bleak, suspenseful, intense ...
Plot: brutality, skinhead, murder, violence, survival, punk band, escape, friendship, heroin, blood, killer dog, gore ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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Story: Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night ...
Style: brutal, tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival horror, distopia, murder, brutality, social injustice, mass murder, masked killer, serial murder, terrorism, threat, serial killer, gunfight ...
Time: near future
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In a not too distant future, a totalitarian state run by ‘The Director” (Seagal) controls all aspects of life. All enemies of the state are dealt in the harshest way. Most of them are executed by the secret government’s assassins. The best ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, captivating, sinister ...
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The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: plague, quarantine, hazmat suit, epidemic, virus, bio weapon, survival, on the run, danger, rescue, race against time, scientist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
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Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, slang, neo noir ...
Plot: drug lord, rookie, police, police corruption, danger, criminal gang, organized crime, policewoman, mercilessness, police chase, corruption, justice ...
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Place: detroit, louisiana, new orleans, usa
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30%
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years -- seen only as flashbacks -- then released back into ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, disturbing, thought provoking ...
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, president, agent, assassination plot, manhunt, attempted murder, white house, false accusation, political conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north carolina, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Armed Response (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: man versus machine, trapped, military, rescue, danger, chase, team, gunfight, escape attempt, foot chase, panic, deception ...
Place: afghanistan
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
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Time: 2010s
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, romantic, suspense ...
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S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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The Marine 5: Battleground (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: While working as an EMT back stateside Jake Carter after responding to a distress call, finds himself caught up protecting a person of interest from a biker gang ruthlessly hunting them down.
Style: suspense, tense, exciting, disturbing, psychological ...
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Thailand, China, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A crime syndicate places a hit on a billionaire's daughter, making her the target of an elite assassin squad. A small band of down-and-out mercenaries protects her, fighting tooth and nail to stop the assassins from reaching their target.
Style: intense, suspense, brutal, bloody, surprise ending
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Time: 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: slasher, scary, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s
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28%
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight ...
Style: serious, rough, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 80s, 21st century, year 2019, year 2017 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, enigmatic, exciting ...
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Allegiant (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.
Style: futuristic, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
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Pandemic (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor ...
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, rough, bleak ...
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28%
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: tense, captivating, brutal, disturbing, exciting ...
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28%
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John Wick is on the run for two reasons… he’s being hunted for a global $14 million dollar open contract on his life, and for breaking a central rule: taking a life on Continental Hotel grounds. The victim was a member of the High Table who ...
Style: tense, exciting, brutal, suspense, neo noir ...
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The Fury (1978)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A government agent is determined to come to his son's rescue, when a sinister official kidnaps him to harness his extremely powerful psychic abilities.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, serious, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, supernatural, rescue, family relations, danger, government agency, espionage, conspiracy, government agent, telepathy, vengeance, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, year 1977
Place: middle east, chicago illinois
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28%
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Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, ambiguous ending, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Jason X (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the year 2455, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled, not to live, but to research ...
Style: slasher, scary, futuristic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
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Mile 22 (2018)
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Country: USA, China, Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA field officer and an Indonesian police officer are forced to work together in confronting political corruption. An informant must be moved twenty-two miles to safety.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
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Repo Men (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In the future, medical technology has advanced to the point where people can buy artificial organs to extend their lives. But if they default on payments, an organization known as the Union sends agents to repossess the organs. Remy is one of the ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
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Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%