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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
 6.0
 81K
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, psychological, tense, suspenseful, entertaining, satirical, bad ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, rebellion, female politician, election, social injustice, vengeance, political thriller, political campaign, vigilante, political conspiracy, fighting the system, experiment, psychological thriller, 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 surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful and serious films with plots about violence, shot in the chest, death, murder, held at gunpoint, chase and shot to death mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The Purge: Election Year: The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The First Purge (2018), The Purge (2013), Morgan (2016), The Crazies (1973). 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, sniper, survival, assault rifle, machete, one day, gatling gun, apartment, motorcycle, masked man, violence, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, sinister ...
Plot: survival horror, party, murder, abuse of power, nazism, sadism, experiment, gory violence, african american, politics, fighting the system, money ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
 180K
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, tense, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, survival, society, self defense, danger, life is a bitch, future dystopia, chaos, social decay, escapades, violence spree ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chaos, zombie, bio weapon, end of the world, post apocalyptic, mutant, pistol, female soldier, monster, post apocalypse, supernatural, chases and races ...
Time: future
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Morgan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, intense, suspenseful, psychological, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: artificial intelligence, isolation, violence, assassin, danger, fight, brutality, escape, moral dilemma, surveillance, experiment, psychologist ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 10K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, quarantine, plague, bio weapon, virus, blood, death, on the run, survival, soldier, rescue, pregnancy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, murder, danger, survival, psychopath, death, human monster, gory, vengeance, escapades, out of the way ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 88 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: surprise ending, suspense, futuristic, sinister
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Time: near future, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 5.5
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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, serious, rough, suspense, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
American Assassin (2017)
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Chain of Command (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing ...
Style: surprise ending
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Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: stylized, scary, exciting, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, suspenseful, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
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Jason X (2001)
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Country: USA, Canada
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Style: futuristic, scary, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Style: exciting, realistic, serious, intense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Mile 22 (2018)
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Style: exciting, tense, suspense, suspenseful, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: suspense, brutal, tense, bloody, dark ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 5.3
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Midnight Ride (1990)
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, near future, year 1977
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 28K
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Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 48K
Vampires (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: suspenseful, scary, rough, bloody, gothic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, vengeance, vampire slayer, vampire hunter, relic, priest, cross, gory, obsessive quest, heroic mission, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 81K
The Foreigner (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK, China, USA
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Machete Kills (2013)
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Style: stylized, not serious, brutal, realistic, suspenseful ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 42K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%