Movies like The Watchman 2016

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The Watchman (2016)
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The Watchman (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: CCTV operator Carl becomes frustrated when the police refuse to tackle a gang of drug dealers. He takes the law into his own hands with devastating repercussions.
Plot: criminal, police, youth, suicidal, suicide, drug dealing, drug dealer, security guard, best friend, father daughter relationship, night, cell phone, british, witness, 16 year old, one day, night watchman, family man, beating, marital argument, husband wife relationship, rooftop, walkie talkie, bag of money, workplace ...
Time: 2010s, year 2016

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Most similar movies to The Watchman

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and realistic films with plots about criminal, crimes, police, murder, suicide, crime and gangsters mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Watchman: 10 Cent Pistol (2014), Essex Boys (2000), Pusher (2012), Gangster's Law (1969), The Marco Effect (2021). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 530
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, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense, twist ending ...
Plot: criminal, friendship between men, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, police station, father son relationship, police, love triangle, betrayal, release from prison, girlfriend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 4K
Essex Boys (2000)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Billy has just scored an entry-level position with the local crime cartel. His first job is to mind Jason, a newly released thug with a vicious temper. Jason thinks it's his job to teach Billy about crime, drugs and women. Little does he know ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, drug dealer, police, murder, gang, criminal's revenge, criminal heroes, ambition, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, rise and fall ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 5.5
 5K
Pusher (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In London, a drug dealer grows increasingly desperate over the course of a week after a botched deal lands him in the merciless clutches of a ruthless crime lord. The more desperate his behavior, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: drug dealing, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, on the run, disorder, nothing goes right, chase, danger, debt, gangsters, gangster, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: london, england, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Gangster's Law (1969)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A con man pulls a double-cross on a gang of vicious bank robbers.
Plot: bank robbery, criminal, revenge, partnership, gangster, gangsters
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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The Marco Effect (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The thriller 'Marco effect' is a new film about the special unit of the police, Department Q, based on Jussi Adler-Olsen's fifth book in the crime series.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, sincere, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: runaway, police detective, police, criminal, teenager, danger, uncle nephew relationship, organized crime, family relations, youth, chase, escapades ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 268
Cop vs. Killer (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Enigmatic Dutch crime lord Mirko is always a step ahead of the national police team. When Mirko's gang are forced to kill Russian mob baron Jegor's cousin Oleg, the cops hope their time has come. Both sides resort to dirty tricks, testing ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, contemplative, unusual plot structure
Plot: criminal, betrayal, police surveillance, assassination, corrupt cop, school, father son relationship, death of brother, father daughter relationship, revenge, corpse, forklift ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.7
 4K
Black's Game (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Iceland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the mid to late 90's, the Reykjavik crime and drug scene saw a drastic change from a relatively small and innocent world into a much more aggressive and violent one.. The film tells the story of this change through the fictional gang of ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug dealing, psychopath, crimes, gang, corrupt law enforcer, police corruption, drug dealer, violence, nightclub, new year's eve, orgy, old friend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iceland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The People Next Door (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ordinary young couple Gemma and Richard have just bought their first home and are expecting a baby. It's all very exciting, and the couple settles in nicely to their new pad. Except for the screaming and shouting they hear at all times of the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating
Plot: child abuse, suspicion, husband wife relationship, young couple, noisy neighbor, new house, neighbor, police, security camera, trespassing, obsession, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Cold Comes the Night (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Plot: criminal, motel, woman in danger, hostages, hostage, disability, disorder, crimes, mother daughter relationship, death threat, stolen money, little girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 38K
Pusher (1996)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A drug pusher grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, captivating, serious ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealing, robbery, drug dealer, crime gone awry, crimes, crime, gangsters, plan gone awry, criminal heroes, nothing goes right, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, europe, copenhagen denmark, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.3
 7K
Line of Duty (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frank Penny is a disgraced cop looking for a shot at redemption. When the police chief's 11-year-old daughter is abducted, Frank goes rogue to try and save her. But to find the girl, Frank will need the help of Ava Brooks, whose live-streaming ...
Style: suspense, surprise ending, psychotronic, buddy comedy
Plot: police, friendship, investigation, heroes, police detective, brutality, criminal, bravery, undercover cop, heroism, tough cop, police officer ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.0
 11K
Arkansas (2020)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Kyle and Swin live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin named Frog, whom they've never met. But when a deal goes horribly wrong, the consequences are deadly.
Style: realistic, clever, bleak, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: murder, park ranger, drug dealer, twin brothers, drug cartel, drug dealing, betrayal, twin brother, tv news, manipulation, violence, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arkansas, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 34
The Assassin (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Assassin John Brown, a heroin-addicted, recent war veteran, is hired to take out a local nightclub owner. When Brown slips, he finds himself on the run from both police and the shadowy corporation that hired him.
Style: neo noir
Plot: mercenary, junkie, police, drugs, gun, police officer, assassin, hitman, police captain, pistol, criminal, murder ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.2
 2K
The Crash (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the not so distant future, a team of white collar criminals are enlisted by the Federal government to thwart a cyber-attack that threatens to bankrupt the United States of America.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: hacking, computers and web, financial crisis, crimes, dishonesty, government agency, criminal, conspiracy theory, government, hacker, bankrupt, island ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.6
 31K
Drishyam 2 (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: 7 years after the events of Drishyam, the family lives with the trauma from that fateful night. A gripping tale of an investigation and a family threatened by it. Will Georgekutty be able to protect his family this time?
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: investigation, husband wife relationship, neighbor, father daughter relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, family secret, family, dysfunctional family, fish out of water, secret, social problems, relationship problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.6
 249
August 15 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Story: The film is a sequel to the 1988 film August 1, which was directed by Sibi Malayil, and written by S. N. Swamy. Following from August 1, Mammootty plays the character of the Crime Branch officer Perumal who investigates into an attempt of ...
Plot: assassin, priest, police, hitman, independence day, telephone call, fake identity, malayalam
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 545
Dead Draw (2016)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 25 million dollars, 8 safety deposit boxes, and months before anyone will know it’s gone. But Harrison’s perfect heist turns deadly when his safe-cracker, Mack, discovers their getaway pilot brutally murdered. Someone knew about the job, someone ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, tense
Plot: heist gone wrong, heist, robbery, traitor, hidden money, bandit, secret, mystery, stolen money, crimes, organized crime, gang ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 53K
The Guilty (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Alarm dispatcher and former police officer, Asger Holm, answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. When the call is suddenly disconnected, the search for the woman and her kidnapper begins. With the phone as his only tool, Asger enters a race ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, one location, police, revelation, guilt, real time, telephone conversation, one day, police vigilantism, telephone call, woman in danger, saving a life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.9
 305
The Informers (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the detective in charge of investigating a series of bank robberies starts to get too close to the culprits, they set up a blackmail scheme to warn him off. But when the crooks begin to fall out with each other, the police learn the truth.
Plot: bank robbery, blackmail, train, prostitute, torch, handshake, criminal, public telephone, stolen money, hidden gun, woman in bed, euphemism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Irumbu Thirai (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 160 min.
Story: Kathiravan, a major in the Indian army with anger management issues, is compelled by circumstances to borrow a loan from a bank with false documents. When the entire money in the account vanishes, Kathiravan tries to track down the scamsters, and it ...
Style: captivating, psychological, exciting, tense, suspense
Plot: hacking, hacker, criminal, threat, police, father son relationship, chase, anger, bank, beating, soldier, humiliation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 1K
Sugarhouse (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Tom is a middle-class city boy whose life has reached breaking point. he thinks D - a young desperate drug addict can give him what he needs. But what D’s offering comes with more than just a price tag…. Tom is completely out of his depth when ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: hitman, deadly, master criminal, criminal heroes, gangsters, crimes, life is a bitch, drug dealing, drug abuse, love affair, psychopath, collision ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Dangerous Pursuit (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman discovers the next target of a hired assassin and attempts to foil his plan.
Plot: roommate, husband wife relationship, murder, police officer, guilt, female protagonist, hitman, alcoholic father, best friend, witness, twenty something, hotel ...
Place: new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
A Day Of Violence (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mitchell Parker lies dead on a morgue slab. In life, 'Mitchell' served the low ranks of Debt Collectors, surrounded by all the filth and scum that the world had to offer. He thought his luck was in, when on a routine collection he stumbles ...
Plot: criminal underworld, knife, covered in blood, shot in the stomach, gore, severed penis, chainsaw, morgue, violent death, blood on camera lens, brutality, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.1
 9K
A Cop (1972)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Commissaire Edouard Coleman is a Paris police chief whose life investigating violent crimes has left him despondent. After beginning an affair with a beautiful but cold woman named Cathy, he befriends her boyfriend, Simon, a local nightclub owner. ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, gloomy, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: bank, gang, heist, friendship, gangsters, police inspector, criminal, double life, police, driver, bank robbery, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 95
Unknown Hour (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hynek Michánek wants to study medicine but fails his entrance exams five times. He starts a job as an orderly in a district hospital where one of the doctors on the examining board works as well. He feels no-one takes him seriously and he loathes ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, psychotronic ...
Plot: mentally unstable protagonist, social awkwardness, doctor, husband wife relationship, murder, corruption, friendship between men, nurse, antagonist as protagonist, serial killer as protagonist, revenge, criminal ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 2K
4x4 (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Buenos Aires, Argentina. A luxurious van is parked on the sidewalk. A man enters with the purpose of stealing whatever he can find, but when he wants to leave, he cannot. The doors do not open, the control panel does not respond: the van has become ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, thought provoking, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: trap, locked in, thief, survival, hostage, violence, carjacking, suicide, gunshot wound, telephone conversation, anger, liberation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 443
Captive (1986)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The daughter of an international tycoon is kidnapped by a trio of abductors who seek to mold her to their lifestyle.
Style: suspense
Plot: bound and gagged, unrequited love, mogul, older man younger woman relationship, female nudity, yacht, sex, french, classical music, fire, anarchy, captive ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 462
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.1
 11K
Donkey Punch (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hot girls, four guys, and one mega-swanky yacht collide for a serious night of drugs and sexual deviancy. One debaucherous act goes too far though, turning this teen joy ride into a weekend of bloody bedlam.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, isolation, survival, ship, confined, danger, crime gone awry, manipulations, manipulation, ocean or sea, dangerous attraction, ocean ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Black Panther (1977)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gung-ho ex-military man pursues a secret life of crime, culminating in the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.
Style: cult film
Plot: bank robbery, kidnapping, tape over mouth, ex military, breaking and entering, female nudity, stealing a car, photograph, looking at self in mirror, zoo, dog, bare breasts ...
Time: year 1975, year 1974, year 1972, 70s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%