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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
 6.0
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The Purge: Election Year
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, entertaining, brutal, satirical, bad ending, bloody, intense, absurd, melancholic, reflective ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, politics, brutality, survival, revenge, chase, betrayal, corruption, murder, death, political, gunfight, stereotypes, brainwashing, secret service, world politics, catastrophe, propaganda, torture, dialogue, vengeance, mentor, alternate universe, family, splatter ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, rough and suspense films with plots about murder, violence, brutality, chase, death, dialogue and danger mostly in Thriller, Sci-Fi and Action genres. Some movies like The Purge: Election Year: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The First Purge (2018), Firestarter (1984), Morgan (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Purge
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Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
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Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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The Purge: Anarchy
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, future dystopia, machete, suburbs, crimes, danger, murder, deadly, psychopath, bus, death ...
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Place: california, usa, los angeles
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The First Purge
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 ...
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Firestarter
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: psychological, stylized, scary, serious, suspenseful ...
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Duration: 107 min.
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Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
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Morgan
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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.
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Hollow Man
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Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: scary, suspenseful, suspense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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Silent Rage
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, suspense, serious, rough, bloody ...
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Time: 80s
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 7.3
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They Live
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nada, a down-on-his-luck construction worker, discovers a pair of special sunglasses. Wearing them, he is able to see the world as it really is: people being bombarded by media and government with messages like "Stay Asleep", "No ...
Style: serious, offbeat, suspenseful, satirical, exciting ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: los angeles
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 5.4
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Red Dawn
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Universal Soldier: Regeneration
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, intense, stylized ...
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 5.3
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Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by another escaped creature thats not quite so friendly.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, idiotic ...
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Time: 80s
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