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Trapped (2008)
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Trapped (2008)
Original name: Anton
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Anton O'Neill returns home after five years at sea, he finds that 1970's Ireland is a radically different place to the one he left behind. Northern Ireland is in flames, and civil unrest has spilled south of the border to his beloved home in County Cavan. Blinded by hatred and misguided patriotism 'Anton' is led into an illicit world of violence and is forced to choose between his family and his country. Hunted and on the run, Anton is drawn into a battle of wills with the law and his former accomplices, ending in a showdown in which he must risk everything to protect the woman he loves.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: ira, terrorism, on the run, moral dilemma, police detective, love and romance, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice, love affair, society, law enforcement, rebelliousness, political unrest, homecoming, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, working class, solitary, state affairs, sex, prison, children, escape ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: ireland, europe, paris france, dublin ireland, belfast

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Most similar movies to Trapped

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about deadly, danger, crimes, terrorism, state affairs, society and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Trapped: Hennessy (1975), Baader (2002), Omagh (2004), Cal (1984), The Adventurers (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Hennessy (1975)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ira, revenge, terrorism, manhunt, assassination attempt, rivalry, politics, heroes, assassination, law enforcement, crimes, fugitives ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ireland, london, europe, england, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 765
Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, rebellion, gang, social decay, state affairs, confined, fighting the system, crimes, tough heroes, chaos, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: germany, west germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.2
 2K
Omagh (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie starts at the 1998 bomb attack by the Real IRA at Omagh, Northern Ireland. The attack killed 31 people. Michael Gallagher one of the relatives of the victims starts an examination to bring the people responsible to court.
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional, uplifting ...
Plot: ira, terrorism, politics, bomb, rebellion, fighting the system, injustice, legal, society, uncover truth, false accusation, redemption ...
Time: year 1998
Place: ireland, northern ireland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.6
 2K
Cal (1984)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.
Style: political, tense, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: ira, religion, guilt, terrorism, older woman younger man, couple relations, tragic love, haunted by the past, political unrest, forbidden love, couples, tragic hero ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, belfast
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Adventurers (1970)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 171 min.
Story: The wealthy playboy son of an assassinated South American diplomat discovers that his father was really murdered on orders of the corrupt president of the country--a man who was his father's friend and who, in fact, his father had helped put ...
Style: sexy, exciting, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: heiress, revolution, politics, playboy, decadence, rape, corruption, revenge, betrayal, older woman younger man relationship, murder, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 70s
Place: latin america, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.5
 15K
Ghajini (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The film's story is around a rich business entrepreneur falling in love with an ad film actress. The entrepreneur and the actress fall in love, though she does not know that he is an entrepreneur. When she successfully saves a bunch of children ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, revenge, tragic event, injustice, haunted by the past, obsessive quest, fall in love, uncover truth, disorder, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 3K
Rebellion (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: France, New Caledonia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.
Style: tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: politics, hostage, rebellion, culture clash, political unrest, military, moral dilemma, injustice, disorder, state affairs, terrorism, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Critical Assembly (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Critical Assembly is based on two college students (Katherine Heigl and Kerr Smith) who build a nuclear device, which is stolen by a fellow student. When it ends up in the hands of a terrorist, they work with an FBI agent (Beach) in a race against ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, race against time, law enforcement, undercover, heroes, state affairs, terrorist group, hitman, professor, betrayal, media coverage, fbi agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.3
 655
The Informant (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, ira, uncover truth, introspection, political unrest, betrayal, police investigation, heroes, tragic hero, life is a bitch, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, belfast, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: murder, investigation, undercover, mystery, police corruption, journalism, uncover truth, legal, amateur detective, crimes, law enforcement, media ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 13K
Shadow Dancer (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Set in 1990s Belfast, a woman is forced to betray all she believes in for the sake of her son.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, political ...
Plot: ira, spy, moral dilemma, siblings relations, political unrest, snitch, radical, family relations, undercover, state affairs, betrayal, loss of son ...
Time: 20th century, year 1973, year 1993, 90s, 70s
Place: ireland, london, england, europe, northern ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Nothing Personal (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, bleak, rough
Plot: ira, tragic hero, society, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, military, heroes, gang, fighting the system, politics, rebellion ...
Time: 70s
Place: ireland, northern ireland, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.6
 808
Mistrial (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a cop-killer goes free, a detective's search for personal justice veers dangerously out of control. Declaring a mistrial, he takes the accused, the judge and the jury hostage...and begins a trial of his own.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: courtroom drama, hostage, courtroom, legal investigation, law enforcement, hotshot lawyer, crimes, murder, false accusation, injustice, confined, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Moonshine Highway (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The plans of a moonshine runner trying to make a better life by becoming a stock car racer go awry when the local sheriff is determined to kill the driver over an affair with his wife.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: empire, estrangement, tough heroes, introspection, working undercover, heist, moral dilemma, police corruption, love affair, couple relations, society, on the run ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the known events that shook the United States for 23 days in 2002. Within 24 hours six people were killed by a sniper in Maryland County. A man and his son get overlooked in all settings where shootings occur. The police, in cooperation ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: terrorism, sniper, crimes, police, murder, serial killer, police detective, law enforcement, track down, society, manhunt, chief of police ...
Place: washington d.c., virginia, maryland, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Paper Will Be Blue (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Out of enthusiasm, a Militia soldier abandons his platoon and decides to fight for the cause of the Revolution. His Lieutenant and the rest of the crew look for him during the confused night of 22-23 December 1989.
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough, realistic ...
Plot: rebellion, political unrest, soldier, military, daring rescue, terrorism, state affairs, idealism, revolution, media, suburbs, society ...
Time: 80s, year 1989
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.7
 2K
I Witness (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, kidnapping, police corruption, murder, crimes, investigation, confined, uncover truth, partners against crime, dishonesty, state affairs, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, tijuana mexico, mexico, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 381
The Break (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dowd, an IRA prisoner in the H-blocks, is gloomily facing his sentence, until he joins a comrade in a risky escape. Dowd begins a new life in New York, but he might as well be in prison again - until he strikes up a friendship with co-worker Tulio ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: ira, prison, friendship, nursing, solitary, vengeance, fall in love, haunted by the past, love and romance, going straight, rivalry, terrorism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: ireland, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The 9/11 Commission Report (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Independent writer-director Leigh Slawner helms this chilling dramatization of the findings laid out in the best-selling 9/11 Commission Report, a document that sought to analyze the circumstances surrounding coordinated terrorist attacks against ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: world trade center manhattan new york city, investigation, uncover truth, politics, state affairs, chaos, society, americana, terrorism, fbi agent, terrorist, hotel room ...
Time: september 11 2001, 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, london, pakistan, washington d.c., israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hunt for the I-5 Killer (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” is a dramatization based on the haunting true story of the yearlong manhunt for a killer suspected of murdering 14 victims and committing numerous sexual assaults up and down the I-5 highway corridor through California, ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, crimes, police detective, manhunt, law enforcement, sexual abuse, murder, lifetime, who done it, serial murder, rape, fbi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., oregon, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 50
Boxed (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The thriller Boxed addresses the little-known fact that the Irish Republican Army would bring in sympathetic priests to administer last rites to those they were about to execute. The film analyzes the fallout that occurs when one of these priests ha ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: ira, fighting the system, rebellion, idealism, moral dilemma, uncover truth, social decay, society, terrorism, legal, clergy, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 270
Mean Dog Blues (1978)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Former TV documentary filmmaker Mel Stuart tries to inject an acceptable degree of verisimilitude in Mean Dog Blues. A victim of circumstance, country and western musician Paul Ramsey (Gregg Henry) finds himself on a Southern chain gang. Captain ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: female nudity, escape, prison, false accusation, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, betrayal, confined, injustice, tough heroes, power relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sleeping Dogs (1977)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Recluse Smith (Sam Neill) is drawn into a revolutionary struggle between guerillas and right-wingers in New Zealand. Implicated in a murder and framed as a revolutionary conspirator, Smith tries to maintain an attitude of non-violence while caught ...
Style: political, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tragic ending
Plot: civil war, revolution, future dystopia, distopia, intrigue, heroes, state affairs, witnessing a crime, crimes, dishonesty, rebellion, terrorism ...
Time: 70s, near future
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Black Pimpernel (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Mexico, Denmark
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story about Swedish ambassador in Chile - Harald Edelstam - and his heroic actions to protect the innocent people from the execution during and after the military coup on September 11th 1973.
Style: captivating, rough, suspenseful, serious, emotional ...
Plot: political intrigue, life is a bitch, politics, injustice, political unrest, romance, society, revolution, human spirit, ambassador, human rights, graphic violence ...
Time: year 1973
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Assassin Next Door (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, France, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an old apartment building on the wrong side of the tracks, two women, unknown to each other, live across the hall on the second floor. Galia is an assassin involved against her will with the local sex-traffic mafia. All she wants is to reunite ...
Style: serious, bleak, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: russian mafia, chase, hitman, woman in danger, rivalry, on the run, crimes, disobey, friendship, female fighter, vengeance, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.7
 325
The Insurgents (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Set in a post-9/11 America, four Americans come together to build a truck bomb and plan to detonate it on a target in the U.S. Highlighting the days leading up to the event.
Style: serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, conspiracy, politics, bomb, rebellion, life is a bitch, state affairs, rivalry, terrorism, society, crimes, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Wilby Conspiracy (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Having spent 10 years in prison for nationalist activities, Shack Twala is finally ordered released by the South African Supreme Court but he finds himself almost immediately on the run after a run-in with the police. Assisted by his lawyer Rina Van ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, racism, on the run, betrayal, dishonesty, politics, state affairs, against the rules, injustice, racist, apartheid, heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: south africa, africa, johannesburg south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Qayamat: City Under Threat (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 180 min.
Story: CBI Officer Akram Sheikh (Sunil Shetty) is on the verge of nabbing three dreaded Pakistan-backed arms dealers , the brothers Ali (Arbaaz Khan) and Abbas (Sanjay Kapoor) and their common moll Laila (Isha Koppikar) . When Sheikh busts an important ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorist attack, terrorism, prison, crimes, daring rescue, law enforcement, criminal's revenge, dishonesty, betrayal, heroes, confined, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, pakistan, russia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, crimes, chase, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, on the run, life is a bitch, dishonesty, misfit, police detective, injustice, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Portraits of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An attorney takes the lawyer/client relationship too seriously. She ends up falling for her client, a very charming photographer who has been charged with a multiple murder. She wants to believe he is innocent but she cannot deny her suspicions.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: lawyer, murder, woman in danger, who done it, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, fall in love, police detective, power relations, courtroom, couples, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%