Movies like Explosion

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Explosion (1969)
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Explosion (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During the height of the Vietnam war, a hippie and a draft dodger get together and hatch a plan to flee to Canada. They steal a car and head towards Vancouver, but the trip doesn't go as smoothly as they planned, and before long they're being chased by the police, accused of murdering several police officers.
Plot: vietnam war, psychiatrist, murder, violence, death, misanthrope, father son relationship, deserter, anger
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada

Most similar movies to Explosion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and tense films with plots about murder, death, violence, vietnam war, husband wife relationship, revenge and military mostly in Drama, Crime and War genres. Some movies like Explosion: You Can't See 'round Corners (1969), Casualties of War (1989), And Then You Die (1987), The Executioner Part II (1984), Search and Destroy (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
You Can't See 'round Corners (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Frankie McCoy (Ken Shorter) is a born loser from the Sydney suburb of Newtown, and a gambler and a bit of an SP bookie. When he's conscripted into the army to fight in the Vietnam war, he deserts, but in pursuit of money, he falls into debt ...
Plot: robbery, vietnam war, deserter, young man, army, anger, violence, fight, misanthrope, conscription, police
Place: australia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Casualties of War (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.
Style: disturbing, rough, emotional, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, soldier, pow, rape, war crime, revenge, crimes, military, military life, infantrymen, battle zone, atrocity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1966, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: vietnam, asia, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
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And Then You Die (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A drug deal must deal with the mafia, Hells Angels, and police who want to arrest him. -- WorldCat
Plot: hitman, death, murder, crime boss, pursuit, organized crime, criminal underworld, suburbs, raid, video tape, cocaine, neo noir ...
Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Executioner Part II (1984)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An L.A. cop and a reporter team up to find a masked serial killer.
Plot: murder, rape, revenge, vigilante, vietnam war, execution, violence, police, gangsters, exploitation, prostitution, assault ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Search and Destroy (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The hunter becomes the prey as a Vietnam veteran (Perry King) tries to ferret out the real culprit after being tagged as the prime suspect in the murders of his former Army pals.
Plot: vendetta, niagara falls, vietnam veteran, murder, kidnapping, machine gun, multiple murder, vietnam war, gunfight, fistfight, police investigation, serial killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Railway Spine (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Michael Delucca, a Vietnam veteran broken by his struggle with post-traumatic stress, recollects his violent postwar life in a raw and touching memoir for the son he never knew.
Plot: memoir, vietnam war
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
A Crime of Passion (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a physician is murdered, his eldest daughter is accused of the crime, but the man's seductive new wife may not be all that she appears.
Style: suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, false accusations, stepmother, doctor, physician, husband wife relationship, false accusation of murder, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Last Full Measure (2019)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor ...
Style: tense, captivating, sincere, disturbing, psychological
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, jungle, investigation, heroism, death, military, dying, honor, saving a life, heroes, self sacrifice, thanksgiving ...
Time: year 1969, year 1999
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Pendulum (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality ...
Plot: death, murder, falsely accused, police captain, on the run, murder of wife, police officer, false accusation, murderer
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Six former sorority sisters are suspected of murder when a baby's skeleton is found in the ruins of the sorority house.
Plot: murder, all female cast, sorority, female bonding, female friendship, friendship between women, women
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: TV movie based on the novel "Blood Brothers," about the murder of Jose Menéndez and his wife Kitty by their sons, Erik and Lyle.
Plot: death of mother, matricide, patricide, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, courtroom, family relations, death of father, murder, brother brother relationship, death, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Streamers (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Four young recruits about to be sent to Vietnam confront their prejudicial feelings toward one another when it's learned one of them is homosexual.
Style: realistic, psychological, disturbing, serious, talky ...
Plot: military, vietnam war, racism, soldier, military life, injustice, u.s. military, peer pressure, prejudice, u.s. army, gay slur, barracks ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Platoon Leader (1988)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: vietnam war, vietcong, self discovery, adventure, heroes, war, escapades, jungle, infantrymen, military, soldier, u.s. army ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 3K
Bloody Mama (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sexually abused as a young girl, Kate "Ma" Barker (Shelley Winters) grows into a violently powerful woman by the 1930s. She lovingly dominates her grown sons, and grooms them into a pack of tough crooks. The boys include the cruel Herman ...
Style: psychological, tense, cynical, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, prison, gangsters, kidnapping, crimes, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, losing-it hero, lovers on the run ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Reckoning (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A Reckoning will be an accurate portrayal of history, while largely fictionalizing the townspeople. It is a story filled with compelling characters, drama, and conspiracy. A small, integrated town begins to unravel over an affair between a white, ...
Plot: american history, war criminal, film history, violence, murder, affair
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Unbound (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Julius Fonteneau has decided to take the law into his own hands after his daughter has gone missing. His only friend supports him while his wife resents him and the police are growing suspicious of his intentions. He must determine right from wrong ...
Plot: blood, murder, violence, revenge, deception, kidnapping, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Summertime Killer (1972)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This multinational crime action film also boasts an international cast. During his childhood, a boy (Chris Mitchum) sees four men drown his father; now, the grown young man makes it his business to kill each member of the foursome. His last killing ...
Plot: murder, motorcycle, forbidden love, beauty, father son relationship, past, family relations, car, bikini, revenge, violence
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Murder: By Reason of Insanity (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A crime drama dircted by Anthony Page.
Plot: murder, judge, immigrants, ex husband ex wife relationship, terror, insanity, polish american, fear, nurse, husband wife relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Todd Killings (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the true story of '60s thrill-killer Charles Schmidt ("The Pied Piper of Tucson"), Skipper Todd (Robert F. Lyons) is a charismatic 23-year old who charms his way into the lives of high school kids in a small California town. ...
Plot: serial killer, teenager, murder, teenage girl, homosexual, high school, death, police, drugs, sex, small town, splatter ...
Place: california, arizona, tucson arizona
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45%
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Kaya (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An experimental film about peaceful and carefree life in a small Dalmatian town, which turns into bloodshed and horror on the Eve of Italian occupation of the country.
Style: experimental
Plot: world war two, dynamite, fascism, peace, village, satire, brutality, death, murder, nazi occupation
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Claudia Case (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true events that took place in the 70s, in Rio de Janeiro. The body of beautiful girl Cláudia Lessin Rodrigues, actress Márcia Rodrigues's sister, was found in the seashore. After Police investigation, it was found she had been ...
Plot: death, corruption, violence, criminal, murder, crime investigation, naked dead woman, murder of a nude woman, nudity (full frontal - brief), corpse, female nudity, nude woman murdered
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Born Bad (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teenagers rob a bank, causing a deadly standoff.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: sheriff, bullet, hostage, gun, teenager, robbery, cash, suit and tie, caucasian, wound, blood on face, gunshot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Crosscurrent (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two San Francisco detectives investigating a murder committed on one of the city's famous cable cars discover that the victim was the son of a shipping tycoon. The trail leads to a drug dealer, a shady physician and a nervous police captain
Plot: cable car, police detective, hitman, murder, drug dealer, black cop
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Purple Hearts (1984)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Navy surgeon and a nurse fall in love while serving in Vietnam during the war. Their affection for one another provides a striking contrast to the violence of warfare.
Style: realistic, sentimental, captivating, serious
Plot: vietnam war, wartime life, fall in love, romance, tragic love, military, bittersweet, war, love and romance, unfulfilled love, army life, surgeon ...
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
My Friends Need Killing (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A traumatized Vietnam veteran goes on a killing spree, targeting the men with whom he served in the army.
Plot: proto-slasher, vietnam war, killing spree, vietnam war veteran, nihilism, forced suicide, murder, revenge, vietnam veteran, skydiving
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39%
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1928 Arthur Upfield, Australia’s premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stockman Snowy Rowles, put the scheme into deadly effect, even before the book was published. ...
Plot: murder, missing person, truck, investigation, writers, camel
Place: australia
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39%
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Friendly Fire (1979)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: In March 1970, a U.S. Army officer arrived at the Iowa farm of Peg and Gene Mullen and informed them that their son Michael had been killed in Vietnam by "friendly fire." Their determined attempts to learn more about the circumstances of ...
Plot: vietnam war, friendly fire, death of son, frustration, family relations, flashback, witness, loss of son, bureaucracy, dead son, journalist
Time: year 1970, 70s
Place: vietnam, iowa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Crime and Punishment (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 200 min.
Story: John Simm stars in this adaptation of Dostoyevsky's tragic masterpiece - a profound drama of redemption and a thrilling detective story of the soul.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: murder
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
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The Stranger Within a Woman (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Tashiro (Keiju Kobayashi) coincidentally meets his best friend Sugimoto (Tatsuya Mihashi) in a bar very close to the apartment in which Sugimoto’s wayward wife is found dead. Although Tashiro is not a suspect in the police investigation, he is ...
Plot: murder, confession, strangulation, strangled to death
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Double Exposure (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: White collar crime, a crooked PI and a top notch homicide forensics team come together in this low-budget erotic thriller about a wife killed while in a hotel room with her lover.
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: obsessive love, extramarital affair, infidelity, marriage, blackmail, haunted by the past, murder, private detective, evidence, anger, regret, accusation ...
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