Movies like Jakarta

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Jakarta
Genre: Thriller
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA agent roams the streets of New York haunted by the death of the beautiful woman he fell in love with while on assignment in Jakarta. When he is kidnapped and drugged, the destination is Jakarta once again where he tries to unravel the mystery that is the city which broke him three years earlier.
Plot: cia, neo-noir, mystery, drugged, kidnapping, murder, car chase, neo noir
Place: new york, indonesia
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The Ipcress File
Thriller
UK
109 min.
 7.3
Marshland
Crime, Thriller
Spain
105 min.
 7.3
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about murder, crimes, kidnapping, mystery, deadly, danger and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Jakarta: The Gingerbread Man (1998), The Hitcher (1986), The Ipcress File (1965), Incognito (1997), Hickey & Boggs (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Gingerbread Man
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Savannah lawyer Rick Magruder is at a party celebrating his courtroom victory defending a cop killer when a member of the catering staff, Mallory Doss, discovers her car has been stolen. Having had a few drinks, Magruder offers to give her a lift ...
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 7.3
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The Hitcher
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped.
Style: suspenseful, road movie, suspense, psychological, scary ...
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Place: texas, usa, california
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    User:   100%
 
The Ipcress File
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, cynical, suspense ...
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Place: england, london, europe, albania, scotland yard
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    User:   72%
 
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Incognito
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: suspense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, art, artist, crime, forgery, twists & turns, kidnapping, world politics, cons and scams, first contact, mystery, crimes ...
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    User:   74%
 
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Hickey & Boggs
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Two veteran private eyes trigger a criminal reign of terror with their search for a missing girl.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, crime, criminal heroes, bank, gangsters, partners against crime, mystery, unlikely criminals, crime gone awry, kidnapping, on the run, murder ...
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 6.8
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Nexus
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
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Freeway
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, tense ...
Plot: strong sexual content, police investigation, serial killer, crime, chases and races, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, amateur detective, chase, manhunt ...
Time: 80s
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    User:   59%
 
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Gotham
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A New York private eye searches for a socialite who supposedly drowned 10 years before.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: neo noir, mystery, femme fatale, ghost, mysterious character, private detective, obsession, afterlife, deadly, couples, supernatural, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   61%
 
 7.3
 24K
Marshland
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, dark ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police investigation, murder, torture, sexual abuse, police, murder mystery, partners against crime, investigation, mystery, plot twist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
Straight on Till Morning
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Brenda moved to London to begin living those intoxicated fantasies that all young women imagine city life to offer. Soon after her arrival she begins a relationship with Peter with whom she is tremendously happy. When she becomes pregnant ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, tense
Plot: serial killer, innocence lost, mystery, palaces castles and temples, woman in danger, fall in love, danger, murder, deadly, castle, kidnapping, pregnancy ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, europe, london, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
Murder in the Central Committee
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, biting
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, strong sexual content, mystery, who done it, crimes, deadly, government agency, secret agents, uncover truth, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   61%
 
 6.1
 6K
Deceived
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A marriage that seemed perfect comes crashing down after the supposed death of Jack Saunders, husband of Adrienne Saunders. After his supposed death, strange developments begin to be discovered by Adrienne regarding Jack's past. Developments ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: amateur detective, crime, serial killer, stolen identity, mystery, betrayal, intrigue, bigamy, investigation, mind game, uncover truth, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   51%
 
 6.2
 70K
Broken City
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor. Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, politics, political corruption, betrayal, revenge, corruption, conspiracy, murder, violence, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, new orleans, new jersey, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   47%
 
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Party Line
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A rich brother and sister are crazed killers. She lures men into her bed, and he attacks them and murders them. A detective is assigned to find the killers and bring them in.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
 6.6
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Games
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mysterious woman (Simone Signoret) in black moves in with married Manhattan thrill-seekers (James Caan, Katharine Ross) and helps one trick the other.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: mind game, manipulations, mystery, crimes, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, couples, infidelity, cons and scams, murder, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   60%
 
Perfect Witness
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A witness to a mob killing has second thoughts about testifying when he realizes his family might become a target.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dedicated lawyer, prison, crime, witnessing a crime, murder, crimes, restaurant, deadly, legal, witness, courtroom ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   56%
 
 4.9
 130
Kidnapped
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sister is kidnapped on her 16th Birthday.
Plot: sex slave, submachine gun, man kills a woman, drugged, zoo, filmmaking, kicked in the crotch, shooting, infiltration, sister, pornographer, threatened with a gun ...
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System:   44%
    User:   47%
 
Hitcher in the Dark
Genre: Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sick young man drives around in his daddy's camper, looking for lone stray females to kidnap, torture, rape, and murder.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, gory, beach, crimes, mystery, deadly, serial killer, crime, mentally unstable, obsession, hitchhiking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   44%
 
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 4.3
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Night Owl
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: New York: Every night the mysterious "Night Owl" goes on the air with her moody radio show. She seems to have an inexplicable influence on some men; several of Julie's friends commit suicide while listening to her voice. She fears for ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, mind bending ...
Plot: jazz, amateur detective, dangerous attraction, crime, murder, radio show, mystery, crimes, danger, siren, radio, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   37%
 
 6.7
 21K
Torn Curtain
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: During the Cold War, an American scientist appears to defect to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the formula for a resin solution, but the plan goes awry when his fiancee, unaware of his motivation, follows him across the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, politics, spy, secret agents, murder, secrets, chase, police investigation, spies, twists & turns, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: east germany, europe, east berlin east germany, germany, berlin germany
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System:   38%
    User:   33%
 
 4.9
 602
The Maddening
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this psycho-thriller, a little girl and her mother find themselves the focus of a crazed couple's delusions. The horror begins after Cassie has a fight with her husband David and takes off in the car with their young daughter Samantha. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, on the road, crimes, deadly, hostages, mentally unstable, blind ambition, torture, confined, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
 5.9
 1K
Man on Fire
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ex-CIA agent is hired to protect the daughter of a rich American family.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: daring rescue, rescue, track down, kidnapping, haunted by the past, missing child, bodyguard, chases and races, crimes, heroes, lone wolves, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   34%
 
 7.6
 114K
Lost Highway
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, sexual, gothic ...
Plot: mystery, insanity, pornography, murder, paranoia, schizophrenia, surrealism, neo noir, crumbling marriage, urban, jealousy, time loop ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 7.5
 51K
Marathon Man
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, espionage, conspiracy, betrayal, nazi, torture, paranoia, violence, greed, murder, kidnapping, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, paris france, arc de triomphe paris, uruguay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   33%
 
 6.6
 12K
Subway
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fred, a raffish safe blower, takes refuge in the Paris Metro after being chased by the henchmen of a shady businessman from whom he has just stolen some documents. While hiding out in the back rooms and conduits of the Metro, Fred encounters a ...
Style: stylized, futuristic, semi serious, humorous, suspenseful ...
Plot: chase, romance, fighting the system, crimes, love, music band, train, stylish, french, dialogue, captivity, gangsters ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   34%
 
Puppet on a Chain
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Special agent Taube is on the case of a deadly heroin smuggling operation. This one is notable for an amazing power boat chase through the canals and waterways of Amsterdam
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, crimes, law enforcement, undercover, crime, prostitute, clergy, murder, secret agents, special agents, chase, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s
Place: holland, amsterdam, europe, netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   34%
 
 6.7
 79K
The Guest
Genre: 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, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: murder, bullying, halloween, violence, gunfight, brutality, revenge, blood, mysterious character, mystery, drugs/alcohol, plot twist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   29%
 
 7.4
 7K
The In-Laws
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In preparation for his daughter's wedding, dentist Sheldon Kornpett meets Vince Ricardo, the groom's father. Vince, a manic fellow who claims to be a government agent, then proceeds to drag Sheldon into a series of chases and misadventures ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, funny, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: screwball, espionage, chase, fish out of water, car chase, secret agents, farce, unlikely partners, gunfight, twists & turns, conspiracy, dialogue ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: latin america, new jersey, usa, new york, central america ...
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System:   35%
    User:   28%
 

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Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After making a 3-hour fiasco about New York City's water supply, a two-man film crew decides to take it up a notch by documenting life in the private investigator offices of "Boone and Murphy". Cheating husbands and missing dogs fail ...
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    User:   33%
 
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Out of Time
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
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System:   33%
    User:   29%
 
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