Movies like Message from the King

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Message from the King (2016)
 6.4
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Message from the King (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On a relentless quest to avenge his sister's murder, a man from Cape Town infiltrates a sprawling network of lowlifes and elites in Los Angeles.
Style: captivating, suspense, psychological, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: vengeance, money, south african, drugs, corpse, party, violence, explosion, morgue, tattoo, dentist, motel room, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, underground, danger, prison, fight, hotel, beach, photograph, kiss, airport, swimming pool ...
Place: los angeles

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Most similar movies to Message from the King

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, suspense, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, revenge, violence, danger, chase and investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Message from the King: The Plagues of Breslau (2018), Unknown (2011), Edge of Darkness (2010), Scratch (2015), The Little Things (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Plagues of Breslau (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Every day at 6 pm a serial killer kills another person. Police officer Helena Rus thinks the killings are done by one man only and decides to reveal the killer's identity by getting back in 18th century history of the city.
Style: captivating, tense, twists and turns, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police, police detective, revenge, uncover truth, danger, crimes, violence, decapitation, art ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.8
 256K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, conspiracy, chase, coma, investigation, mysterious character, manipulations, escape, hidden identity, danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2011
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Edge of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, uncover truth, fighting the system, senator, death of daughter, investigation, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, vigilantism, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 7.1
 103
Scratch (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A female rookie armored truck guard is caught between her co-workers' plot to rob their own truck and greedy gangsters desperate to grab the cash.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, bandit, russian, money, betrayal, mafia, woman in danger, crimes, hostage, vengeance, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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The Little Things (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, investigation, murder investigation, police, serial murder, missing person, pursuit, society, chase, murder, teamwork ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, year 1985
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Killing Angels (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A group of elitists recruit a freelance agent in an attempt to bring down the worlds biggest human trafficking network.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: revenge, kidnapping, violence, murder, sex trafficking, human trafficking, death, gangsters, vengeance, crimes, criminal underworld, chase ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.1
 46
South of 8 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An ex-con trying to find work in a new Depression is lured back to a life of crime, but his gang passes the point of no return once they become fugitives.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, unusual plot structure, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, hostage, bank robbery, investigation, young adult, money, police, violence, prison, escape, gunfight, fight ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.5
 129K
8MM (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: pornography, investigation, obsession, private investigator, private detective, crimes, danger, s&m, mystery, sexual perversion, strong violent content, perversion ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, pennsylvania, brooklyn new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 7.0
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The Limey (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece ...
Style: neo noir, non-linear, stylized, atmospheric, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, gangsters, murder, hitman, daughter, drugs, motel room, suitcase, stakeout, ex convict, warehouse, record producer ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Female Fight Club (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former fighter reluctantly returns to the life she abandoned in order to help her sister survive the sadistic world of illegal fighting and the maniac who runs it.
Style: tense, harsh, suspense, brutal
Plot: martial arts, violence, sex, vengeance, danger, brutality, redemption, women, lifestyle, fight, female nudity, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Someone Like You (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A common man tries to fight terrorism by making anonymous calls to cops. Will he succeed ?
Style: captivating, tense, suspense, psychological, surprise ending
Plot: terrorism, bomb threat, patriotism, mysterious man, police officer, terrorist, muslim, bomb, investigation, crimes, danger, police commissioner ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
 84K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: terrorism, conspiracy, terrorist, paranoia, professor, fbi, uncover truth, bomb, danger, murder, mysterious character, twists & turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., kansas, st. louis missouri, west virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Shattered Soul (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 137 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, crimes, police detective, murder, serial killer, investigation, uncover truth, danger, memory lapse, losing-it hero, suspicion, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.3
 58K
The Guilty (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A demoted police officer assigned to a call dispatch desk is conflicted when he receives an emergency phone call from a kidnapped woman.
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: police detective, woman in danger, police, law enforcement, police officer, telephone call, heroes, deadly, who done it, violence, vengeance, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, doctors and patients, uncover truth, cure, deadly, morgue, homeless man, doctor patient relationship, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.9
 8
Rescue Me (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Robyn the daughter of Special Agent in Charge Alex Campbell of the FBI is kidnapped along with her best friend Chloe Hart, Alex is forced to take a close look at those around him to help determine who he can trust and who he can't if he ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, contemplative ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, fbi agent, kidnapping, deception, rescue, teenager, violence, secret, fbi, marriage, police, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.2
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Viva Riva! (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, crimes, treasure hunt, danger, gangsters, tough heroes, life is a bitch, ambition, fuel, murder, money, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Deadly Surveillance (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A detective investigates a series of murders that he begins to suspect are being committed by a woman involved in prostitution and narcotics trafficking.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, twists and turns, psychological
Plot: stalking, accused of murder, apartment, drugs, hiding, crimes, investigation, murder, serial killer, police detective, suspicion, danger ...
Place: usa, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 6.6
 4K
Cash Truck (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In France, the disturbed and mysterious Alexandre Demarre is hired as security guard for the Vigilante armored truck company earning 1,200 euros per month and lodges in a hotel nearby the company for 1,450 euros for a month. He becomes close to his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, serious ...
Plot: heist, mysterious character, hidden identity, vengeance, danger, workplace, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, vengeful fired employee, workplace intrigue, armored car robbery ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.5
 5K
The Courier (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A shady FBI agent recruits a courier to deliver a mysterious package to a vengeful master criminal who has recently resurfaced with a diabolical plan.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: hitman, race against time, danger, extortion, revenge, crimes, rivalry, track down, murder, betrayal, arms dealer, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, new orleans, louisiana, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
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Payback (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, money, robbery, organized crime, betrayal, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, anti hero, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Tax Collector (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: David Cuevas is a family man who works as a gangland tax collector for high ranking Los Angeles gang members. He makes collections across the city with his partner Creeper making sure people pay up or will see retaliation. An old threat returns to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting, mad ...
Plot: tax collector, violence, drug dealer, danger, drugs, taxes, family relations, sadism, crimes, partners, male nudity, initially antagonists ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 4.9
 175
The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, couple relations, deadly, crimes, gender, couples, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Asian Connection (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two American expatriates, Jack and Sam, unwittingly steal a drug lord's money when they rob a series of banks in Southeast Asia and become the target of the gang's vengeance.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, tense, exciting, touching ...
Plot: drug lord, vengeance, murder, car chase, police shootout, accidental killing, attempted murder, foot chase, arms dealer, organized crime, crime boss, police ...
Place: cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
 3K
Zinda (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is about a man, who has been imprisoned for 14 years, who has been released and has four days to figure out why he was imprisoned in the first place.
Style: exciting, tense, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, danger, martial arts, confined, crimes, missing person, dishonesty, captivity, rivalry, imprisonment, wrongful conviction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.6
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Wonderland (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: On the afternoon of July 1, 1981, Los Angeles police responded to a distress call on Wonderland Avenue and discovered a grisly quadruple homicide. The police investigation that followed uncovered two versions of the events leading up to the brutal ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, rough, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, murder, junkie, police investigation, crime, crimes, addiction, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, crime and punishment, estrangement, violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, united states, sacramento california, pasadena california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Bad Day for the Cut (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating
Plot: revenge, murder, farmer, death of mother, crimes, chase, track down, danger, gunfight, shotgun, prostitute
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Boiling Point (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Red is an aging scam-artist who's just been released from prison together with Ronnie, a young and not-so-bright hoodlum who is easily manipulated. Their new business is to organize fake-money sales and then kill the buyer to take his money; ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, murder, investigation, prison, crimes, crime, redemption, working undercover, master criminal, vengeance, deadly, special agents ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, master criminal, justice, fighting the system, vigilantism, murder, prison, mind game, injustice, perfect crime, intelligence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 104K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, loner, murder, mystery, drug lord, drug dealing, amateur detective, cocaine, deception, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%