Movies like Death Note 2017

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Death Note (2017)
 4.5
 73K
Death Note (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young man comes to possess a supernatural notebook, the Death Note, that grants him the power to kill any person simply by writing down their name on the pages. He then decides to use the notebook to kill criminals and change the world, but an enigmatic detective attempts to track him down and end his reign of terror.
Style: twists and turns, serious, bleak, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, gothic, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: death, deity, notebook, supernatural, mind game, police, violence, murder, adaptation, revenge, fbi, betrayal, chase, mass suicide, plot twist, crimes, injustice, ruse, twists & turns, exploding head, teenager, teenage love, gangsters, netflix, swat team ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, tokyo, seattle, new york state, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Death Note

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful and exciting films with plots about murder, death, betrayal, blood, gun, shot to death and violence mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Death Note: Edge of Darkness (2010), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Narc (2002), The Negotiator (1998), The Crow: Salvation (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.7
 28K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Light Yagami finds the "Death Note," a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to create a Utopia by killing the world's criminals, and soon the world's greatest detective, "L," is hired to find the mysterious ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: investigation, mind game, vigilantism, crimes, serial killer, supernatural ability, supernatural, artifact, investigator, interpol, rivalry, goth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, rough, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, murder, uncover truth, death of daughter, investigation, senator, danger, dishonesty, fighting the system, corruption, revenge, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crime, crimes, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 38K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police brutality, police investigation, child abuse, violence, drug dealing, police detective, profanity, deadly, working undercover, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 128K
The Negotiator (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, police corruption, frame up, uncover truth, false accusation, corruption, swat, negotiation, crime, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Crow: Salvation (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Alex Corvis returns to the world of the living to solve the murder of a young woman that he was wrongly accused of killing. Alex follows the crow into the police department's evidence room, where he discovers that Lauren was killed by a group ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: electric chair, afterlife, murder, supernatural, good versus evil, false accusation, death, death row, tragic hero, dark hero, vengeance, fighting crime ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 88K
Den of Thieves (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, car chase, police brutality, tough guy, police, chase, brutality, investigation, violence, deception, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.0
 28K
Above the Law (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seagal is Nico Toscani, an Italian immigrant, American patriot, ex-CIA agent, aikido specialist, and unorthodox Chicago policeman. He is as committed to his job as he is to his personalized brand of justice: expert and thorough bone-crushing.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, corruption, undercover, drug dealing, crimes, vengeance, law enforcement, dishonesty, lone hero, working undercover, rivalry, chases and races ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: chicago illinois, vietnam, usa, asia, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, group of criminals, secret movement, crimes, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, mysterious stranger, secret organization, investigative reporter, runaway, chess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 13K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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, slang, tense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: danger, criminal gang, police corruption, murder, african american, drug dealer, gunfight, blood, policewoman, rookie, police, crimes ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 13K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, exciting, suspense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: revenge, violence, murder, police corruption, brutality, danger, dark hero, sociopath, street shootout, paranoia, corrupt politician, hairdresser ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.7
 88K
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, captivating, serious ...
Plot: danger, soldier, mysterious character, ex soldier, family relations, family in danger, dishonesty, murder, family problems, grief, killing spree, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, quarry, 80s
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Marked for Death (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Just retired from the Drug Enforcement Agency, John Hatcher returns to his hometown and quickly discovers that drugs have infiltrated his old neighborhood. Determined to drive the dealers out, Hatcher crosses paths with a ferocious Jamaican drug ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, martial arts, gangsters, drug dealing, murder, danger, vengeance, revenge, lone hero, crimes, crime, family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, jamaica, west indies, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 64K
Triple 9 (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, murder, police corruption, violence, betrayal, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dirty cop, corruption, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, tel aviv israel, atlanta georgia, boston, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.6
 29K
Sleepless (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Undercover Las Vegas police officer Vincent Downs is caught in a high stakes web of corrupt cops and the mob-controlled casino underground. When a heist goes wrong, a crew of homicidal gangsters kidnaps Downs’ teenage son. In one sleepless night ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, exciting, tense ...
Plot: organized crime, kidnapping, police corruption, undercover cop, robbery, rescue, police detective, race against time, father son relationship, brutality, betrayal, criminal ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.7
 2K
Countdown (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A madman captures a young boy and rigs him with explosives. Ray Fitzpatrick, still haunted by the loss of his own son, will defy orders to stop the clock and save a life
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, rough ...
Plot: race against time, police, countdown, child in peril, danger, hostage, kidnapping, criminal, little boy, brutality, mercilessness, rescue ...
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.8
 27K
Hard to Kill (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason Storm, a 'go it alone' cop, is gunned down at home. The intruders kill his wife, and think they've killed both Mason and his son too. Mason is secretly taken to a hospital where he spends several years in a coma. His son ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: coma, vengeance, martial arts, murder, danger, hospital, corrupt official, intrigue, against the odds, law enforcement, crimes, crime ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1983, year 1990
Place: los angeles, california, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 14K
6 Bullets (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: child prostitute, danger, kidnapping, child in peril, tough guy, crime, daring rescue, tough heroes, missing child, crimes, organized crime, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 73K
Fallen (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: devil, psychic, good versus evil, supernatural, murder, execution, police detective, mystery, angel, psychopath, police, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, philadelphia, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
An Eye for an Eye (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail of drug traffickers into unexpected high places.
Style: serious, exciting, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chase, martial arts, vigilantism, danger, police, fighting crime, chases and races, partners, adventure, working undercover ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.9
 31K
Dracula 2000 (2000)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his ...
Style: gothic, scary, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dracula, vampire, blood, supernatural, chase, danger, immortality, legends and myths, transformation, death, violence, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 1790s
Place: new orleans, london, usa, louisiana, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense, ambiguous ending ...
Plot: danger, brutality, murder, anti heroes, gangsters, tough guy, anti hero, sociopath, fbi agent, chase, killer, ex special forces ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: FBI agent Matt Graver teams up with operative Alejandro Gillick to prevent Mexican drug cartels from smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, bleak, disturbing
Plot: neo noir, drug cartel, gunfight, cia, cartel, black ops, u.s. mexico border, explosion, brutality, little girl, violence, rescue ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: sonora, mexico, somalia, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 153K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, adventure, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, memory loss, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.6
 100K
Run All Night (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of a mob boss, Jimmy is haunted by the sins of his past—as well as a dogged police detective who’s been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. But when ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Plot: on the run, hitman, gangsters, murder, manhunt, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, revenge, parents and children, criminal heroes, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 61K
Death Wish (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine after his family is torn apart by a violent act.
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, controversial, reboot ...
Plot: vigilante, father daughter relationship, vigilantism, criminal, death of wife, police, dark hero, moral dilemma, justice, danger, betrayal, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, new york, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 38K
Nick of Time (1995)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Gene Watson is a public accountant who arrives on a train at Union Station in Los Angeles, accompanied by his 6-year-old daughter Lynn. Because of his ordinary looks, he is approached by a pair of sinister people named Smith and Jones.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: assassination, kidnapping, race against time, hostage, politics, accountant, terrorism, conspiracy, murder, conspiracy theory, one day, assassination plot ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.4
 87K
Patriots Day (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis's actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.
Style: intense, suspense, tense, factual, exciting ...
Plot: terrorism, chief of police, police chief, manhunt, gunfight, investigation, surveillance, violence, courage, islam, tragedy, brutality ...
Time: year 2013, 21st century, 2010s
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Surviving the Game (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mason is a man down on his luck with nothing to lose when he's approached to lead a group of wealthy hunters on an expedition in the Pacific Northwest. But things get really twisted when Mason discovers the group isn't after wild animals ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, homeless, psychopath, chase, chases and races, deadly, hunting, danger, isolation, escapades, rivalry, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: seattle, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.0
 7K
White Sands (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A small southwestern town sheriff finds a body in the desert with a suitcase and $500,000. He impersonates the man and stumbles into an FBI investigation.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, mistaken identity, investigation, murder, undercover, crimes, crime, working undercover, who done it, mystery, hidden identity, neo noir ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new mexico, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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