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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
 6.0
 76K
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: suspense, brutal, bloody, intense, tense, suspenseful, psychological, entertaining, satirical, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, social injustice, female politician, political conspiracy, rebellion, election, vengeance, political campaign, political thriller, vigilante, fighting the system, psychological thriller, experiment, brutality, revenge, chase, betrayal, corruption ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful and serious films with plots about violence, death, danger, murder, blood, corpse and knife mostly in Thriller, Action and Horror genres. Some movies like The Purge: Election Year: The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The First Purge (2018), The Purge (2013), Hardcore Henry (2015), The Purge (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, survival, future dystopia, social decay, machete, murder, sniper, gatling gun, motorcycle, one day, masked man, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, abuse of power, party, sadism, nazism, experiment, survival horror, night, nightmare, terrorism, serial killer, racism ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 173K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, 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, serious, scary, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, future dystopia, self defense, danger, society, life is a bitch, home invasion, escapades, chaos, violence spree, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 75K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: stylized, bloody, entertaining, exciting, intense ...
Plot: murder, car chase, violence, extreme violence, chase, stylized violence, gunfight, revenge, fight scenes, mad scientist, cloning, conspiracy ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 5K
The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspense, tense, brutal, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: murder, social injustice, brutality, blood, family in danger, violence, party, massacre, night, survival, african american, death ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.1
 9K
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, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, plague, quarantine, virus, blood, death, murder, disease, epidemic, military police, scientist, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, asia, usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
 4K
Silent Rage (1982)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A mentally ill man in a small Texas town goes on a killing rampage and is fatally wounded by police. When doctors use an experimental serum to bring him back to life, the killer develops superhuman strength and the town sheriff must pursue him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, sinister ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, murder, hospital, kung fu, slasher, serial killer, mad scientist, survival, taekwondo, regeneration, hand to hand combat, experiment ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.1
 524K
Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: suspense, harsh, emotional, futuristic, scenic ...
Plot: superhero, immortality, chase, redemption, survival, death of protagonist, father daughter relationship, fight scenes, road trip, mentor, anti-hero, little girl ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: mexico, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, human monster, death, murder, gory, psychopath, danger, survival, vengeance, zombie, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Germany, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, bio weapon, mutant, supernatural, end of the world, survival, chases and races, female soldier, post apocalyptic, monster, pistol ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 68K
No Escape (2015)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting, serious ...
Plot: rebellion, family in danger, survival, hotel, assassination, u.s. embassy, american abroad, execution, revolution, race against time, family, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: asia, vietnam, canada, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 47K
Vampires (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.
Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, gothic, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, chase, vampire slayer, vampire hunter, vengeance, relic, priest, gory, cross, obsessive quest, heroic mission ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new mexico, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
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: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: chase, revolution, rebellion, survival, fight, danger, distopia, chosen one, society, fight scenes, couples, love triangle ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.4
 44K
Jason X (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 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: futuristic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Morgan (2016)
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, intense, tricky ...
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Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Hunter Killer (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy SEALs to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: submarine, save the day, danger, murder, violence, death, crimes, kitchen, walkie talkie, mountain, bow and arrow, cook ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., scotland, scottish highlands, pentagon, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 330K
Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, deadly creature, jungle, monster, invisibility, trap, chase, evil alien, tough heroes, alien encounter, danger, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1987, twentieth century
Place: latin america, south america, central america, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, plague, future dystopia, genetic engineering, virus, heroic mission, hand to hand combat, pandemic, chase, mutant, survival, bio weapon ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., moscow russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 632
Midnight Ride (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin McKay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.3
 21K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: scary, twist ending, melancholic, surreal, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Bleeding Steel (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jackie Chan stars as a hardened special forces agent who fights to protect a young woman from a sinister criminal gang. At the same time, he feels a special connection to the young woman, like they met in a different life.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, futuristic, bleak ...
Plot: agent, criminal gang, danger, betrayal, martial arts, gunfight, police, fight, transformation, friendship, cyborgs, police investigation ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
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Halloween (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, suspense ...
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Time: 2010s
Place: midwest, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 302K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, airport, save the day, chase, lone hero, gunfight, airplane, danger, master criminal, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 33K
The Divide (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Canada, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
Style: tense, serious, bleak, suspense, surprise ending
Plot: isolation, survival, confined, losing-it hero, danger, chaos, chaos and mayhem, torment, basement, gunshot, welding, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 2K
Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a super-powered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.
Style: serious, bloody, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, murder, blood, deadly creature, fight, anti hero, danger, crimes, death, rivalry, violence, secret identity ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 340K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, monster, quarantine, chaos, giant monster, found footage, danger, survival horror, helicopter, skyscraper, escape, destruction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 82K
The Meg (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A deep sea submersible pilot revisits his past fears in the Mariana Trench, and accidentally unleashes the seventy foot ancestor of the Great White Shark believed to be extinct.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, dark, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ocean, ancient, danger, survival, shark, swimming, deadly, diver, blood, navy, historian, predator ...
Time: contemporary, prehistory, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 11K
Kill Command (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite army unit is helicoptered to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, ambiguous ending, surprise ending, intense ...
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Time: near future, future
⇓ 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: macabre, gothic, suspense, surprise ending, dark
Plot: security camera, fear, death, escape, brutality, massacre, escape attempt, shot in the chest, gun, bathtub, flashback, chase ...
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In a world without government, the surviving Unisols maintain order and choose the strongest of their ranks to rule, testing them in life-or-death combat.
Style: rough, serious, exciting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, one man army, soldier, extreme violence, military, cloning, vengeance, strong sexual content, superhuman powers, tough heroes, danger, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%