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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
 6.0
 99K
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
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, suspense, intense, bloody, suspenseful, psychological, tense, slasher, political, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, class differences, gunfight, fighting the system, survival, murder, violence, politics, death, social decay, rebellion, election, social injustice, vengeance, revenge, political campaign, resistance, vigilante, experiment, political conspiracy, female politician, brutality, crimes, experimenting, masked man ...
Time: near future
Place: florida, washington d.c.

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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, brutality, death, murder, shot in the chest, danger 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), The Forever Purge (2021), 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: tense, suspenseful, scary, bleak, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, society, violence spree, self defense, social decay, future dystopia, chaos, survival, escapades, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
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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, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: distopia, masked man, survival horror, group of strangers, survival, future dystopia, graphic violence, death, psychopath, murder, rage, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, sinister ...
Plot: survival horror, sadism, murder, party, abuse of power, evil man, experiment, nightmare, mass death, terrorism, politics, racism ...
Time: year 2017, year 2014, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
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100%
The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: murder, manhunt, distopia, vigilante, mayhem, survival horror, violent death, threat, anger, violence, mass murder, brutality ...
Time: near future
Place: el paso texas, texas, usa, mexico
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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, psychological, suspenseful ...
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Time: near future
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Ready or Not (2019)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A bride's wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game.
Style: brutal, suspense, twists and turns, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: game, rite, family curse, murder, ritual, fiancee, hide and seek, deal with the devil, satanic cult, wealth, female protagonist, wedding ...
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Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, 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, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: corrupt cop, drug lord, police, rookie, criminal gang, police corruption, organized crime, policewoman, murder, african american, drug dealer, police chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: new orleans, detroit, louisiana, usa
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Monsters of Man (2020)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A robotics company vying to win a lucrative military contract team up with a corrupt CIA agent to conduct an illegal live field test. They deploy four weaponized prototype robots into a suspected drug manufacturing camp in the Golden Triangle, ...
Style: suspense, psychotronic, intense, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: killer robot, androids and robots, computer cracker, human versus robot, experiment gone awry, survival, death, top secret, struggle for survival, monster, laboratory, evil robot ...
Time: 2020s
Place: cambodia, southeast asia, washington d.c., brooklyn new york city, pentagon ...
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100%
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The Perfect Weapon (2016)
Genre: Action, 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: futuristic, suspense, tense, captivating, surprise ending ...
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Time: near future, future
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 3.2
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Dead Trigger (2017)
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: 2021 - 5 years after the outbreak of a mysterious virus that turned humans into bloodthirsty, undead beasts much of the world’s population has been decimated. When governments were unable to keep the disease at bay, the Contagion Special Unit was ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, rough, intense ...
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Time: near future, 2020s
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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: epidemic, plague, quarantine, virus, bio weapon, survival, on the run, race against time, rescue, scientist, pregnancy, cure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, asia, usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
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I Am Wrath (2016)
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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, suspense, exciting, bleak, surprise ending ...
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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: exciting, suspenseful, futuristic, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
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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, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: secret service, terrorist, lone hero, fbi, president, agent, white house, false accusation, manhunt, justice, assassination plot, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
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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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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
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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, suspenseful, exciting ...
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The Running Man (1987)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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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: rough, serious, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: future, 80s, year 2017, year 2019, near future ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.1
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Snowpiercer (2013)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Korea, Czech Republic
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Style: thought provoking, allegory, suspenseful, futuristic, rough ...
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 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.
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Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
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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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Story: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, disturbing, surprise ending ...
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John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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Style: exciting, tense, brutal, suspense, harsh ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspense, exciting, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: slasher, scary, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
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Copshop (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: On the run from a lethal assassin, a wily con artist devises a scheme to hide out inside a small-town police station. However, when the hit man turns up at the precinct, an unsuspecting rookie cop finds herself caught in the crosshairs.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
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Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.4
 9K
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, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Hard Target 2 (2016)
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, exciting, brutal ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Triple Threat (2019)
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, brutal, suspense, bloody, surprise ending
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Time: 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: suspense, disturbing, enigmatic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: redemption, gunfight, reincarnation, rescue, haunted by the past, tragic hero, near death experience, murder, mercilessness, conspiracy, hallucination, assassin ...
Time: 2010s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%