Movies like Paanch

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Paanch (2003)
 7.7
 2K
Paanch (2003)
Original name: पांच
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The film is "loosely" based on the 1976-77 Joshi-Abhyankar serial murders in Pune. It has been refused a clearance certificate by the censor board, twice on six grounds - the film glorifies violence; it shows the modus operandi of a crime (killing of a police officer); it shows excessive use of drugs; it has double meaning dialogues (with sexual undertones); it has no positive characters; it does not carry a social message.
Style: avant garde, psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful, banned film, twists and turns, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: kidnapping, friendship, fake kidnapping, betrayal, deception, friendship between men, rebellion, manipulation, duplicity, suspect, rebellious youth, fictional band, money, drugs, rock band, lie, subculture, selfishness, estrangement, camaraderie, distopia, violence, death, marijuana, psychopath ...

Most similar movies to Paanch

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, tense and serious films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, violence, chase, blood and twists & turns mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Paanch: Psycho Raman (2016), Shallow Grave (1994), Julia (2008), Cape Fear (1991), Kidnapping Stella (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 12K
Psycho Raman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young Cop keeps growing as he closely follows him ...
Style: exciting, suspense, rough, tense, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, drug addiction, violence, investigation, chase, drugs, police detective, psychopath, murder, psychopathic killer, psycho killer ...
Time: year 2013, year 2015, 2010s
Place: mumbai india, bombay india, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 56K
Shallow Grave (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.
Style: dark humor, cynical, tense, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: roommate, neo noir, greed, betrayal, friendship, money, police officer, doctor, attic, insanity, corpse, accountant ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, quarry
Place: scotland, rio de janeiro, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.0
 6K
Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, money, ransom, crime, crimes, alcohol abuse, insanity, life is a bitch, loneliness, mental illness, anger, pursuit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, england, europe, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.3
 169K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, dangerous attraction, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Movie in collections
Kidnapping Stella (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, dark, atmospheric, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, van, twists & turns, wealthy family, crimes, love, crime, couple relations, danger, mask, gun ...
Place: central europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, ransom, nudity (full frontal - brief), woman in danger, bondage, confined, disappearance, crimes, danger, female nudity, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, nothing goes right, manipulations, dishonesty, disorder, small town, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.5
 2K
Carbone (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In danger of losing his business, Anthony Roca, an ordinary man, develops a scam that will become the heist of the century. Overtaken by the crime, he will have to deal with betrayal, murder and settling.
Style: captivating, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: money, betrayal, bank, rich, swindle, gangsters, company, heist, escapades, crime, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
Paris Countdown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, psychopath, survival, race against time, friendship, betrayal, danger, on the run, murder, chase, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, mexico, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
As Good as Dead (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Seeking revenge for the murder of their religious leader, fundamental loyalists kidnap and torture the man they believe responsible, but the ensuing clash of right vs. left ideologies quickly reveals that they may have the wrong man, which puts them ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, hostage, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, drugs/alcohol, domestic disturbance, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.0
 105
Kaufman's Game (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kaufman's Game follows Stanley, an unemployed young man with a passion for boxing, who is keen to improve his strength and stamina. When a stranger approaches him outside the gym with the offer of a specially produced steroid, Stanley is drawn ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, psychological, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manipulation, obsession, deception, plot twist, paranoia, conspiracy, delusion, chase, surrealism, neo noir, loneliness, power struggle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 785
Heaven (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual stripper who is bothered by accurate, but extremely ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, transsexual, gambling, a vision, stripper, architect, addiction, crimes, crime, murder, custody, estrangement ...
Time: future
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.7
 33K
Confidence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, disorder, mastermind, con artists, con men, deception, group of criminals, heroin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Down and Dangerous (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An inventive and resourceful cocaine smuggler defends his trade against violent rival traffickers, a monstrous and vengeful killer, and the DEA agents who want to lock him up – all while falling for a stunningly beautiful woman with a taste for ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: smuggler, rescue, alias, crimes, danger, woman in danger, rivalry, chase, drugs, graphic violence, crime, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.8
 479
10 Cent Pistol (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story about two lifelong criminals who maneuver through the shady underbelly of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: criminal, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, friendship between men, friendship, love triangle, betrayal, police station, father son relationship, police, security camera, flashback ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 5K
Mute Witness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy is mute, but it hasn't kept her from becoming a successful makeup artist. While in Russia, working on a film directed by her sister's boyfriend, Andy, Billy finds herself trapped in the studio one night and is horrified to see a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mute, snuff, police, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, gang, chase, filmmaking, russian, investigation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.5
 18K
Black Friday (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Under torture, Indian gangster Tiger Memon confesses to his involvement in a plot to set off explosives throughout Bombay. The police choose not to believe him, however, and bombs tear through the city that Friday, wreaking havoc and polarizing the ...
Style: serious, disturbing, tense, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, muslim, interrogation, investigation, politics, legal, society, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: india, asia, kolkata, bombay india, dubai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.0
 20K
Ugly (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A team of the best cops in Mumbai is dispatched to find a girl who has gone missing from her father's car. As the hunt for the kidnapper begins, fingers suspiciously point to closer home.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, track down, parents and children, couple relations, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 20K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crimes, crime, betrayal, cards, cons and scams, psychologist, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 248K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, hostage, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, crimes, phone booth, crime, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Nothing to Lose (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Johan has been locked up - wrongly in his opinion - for the murder of his father and little sister. His mother is the only one who can prove his innocence, but he hasn't been able to contact her for years. When he is transferred within the ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, teenage life, serial killer, hostages, obsessive quest, confined, crimes, deadly, hostage, delinquent, criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: netherlands, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 2.5
 359
[Cargo] (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man wakes trapped inside a cargo container with only a cell phone and is given 24 hours by his kidnappers to raise ten million dollars in ransom or die.
Style: ambiguous ending, surprise ending, suspense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: trapped, ransom, isolation, survival, hostage, fear, murder, mercenary, father son relationship, torture, telephone call, race against time ...
Place: south america, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 6K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, criminal's revenge, crime, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 13K
Open Windows (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Nick is excited to discover that he's won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard. But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, he receives an offer he can't refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: internet, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, crimes, artists and showbiz, danger, celebrity culture, deadly, track down, hostage, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: enigmatic, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, serious ...
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, rejection, jealousy, yacht, friendship, manipulation, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, envy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, atlantic ocean, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, cannibalism, crime, maniac, investigation, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, ohio, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.9
 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, crime, vengeance, mentally unstable, partners against crime, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 30K
Cop Car (2015)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two kids find themselves in the centre of a deadly game of cat and mouse after taking a sheriff's cruiser for a joy ride.
Style: suspense, road movie, intense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: murder, stealing a car, car chase, child, police car, crimes, crime, adventure, crime gone awry, body in a trunk, sheriff, gunfight ...
Place: colorado, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 31K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, woman in danger, torment, kidnapping, escape attempt, danger, confinement indoors, survival, isolation, security guard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%