Movies like Thazhvaram

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Thazhvaram (1990)
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Thazhvaram (1990)
Original name: താഴ്വാരം
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Western
Country: India
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A man comes to an isolated valley to take revenge on his friend who murdered his wife. Set in the backdrop of a village in a valley along Palakkad, it is influenced by the spaghetti western genre, and has achieved a cult status in Kerala since its release. Considered as the best thriller of all time in Malayalam cinema. Mohanlal's acting skills and Bharathan's direction are at the peak in this film
Plot: vengeance, murderer, knife, murder, explosion, showdown, murder of wife, hut, countryside, valley, bomb, flashback, revenge, vulture, fistfight

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about murder, revenge, flashback, gun, vengeance, police and pistol mostly in Drama, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Thazhvaram: Uyarangalil (1984), Adwaytham (1991), Panchagni (1986), Sadayam (1992), Flag in the Mist (1965). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Uyarangalil (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Jayarajan (Mohanlal), an over-enthusiastic assistant manager at a tea plantation plans to loot a huge amount. He lures two debt-ridden subordinates, Chandran (Rahman) and Johnny (Nedumudi Venu), into his conspiracy.
Plot: anti heroes, anti hero, dark hero, villain played by lead actor, sex scene, suicide, widow, murder, neo noir, nurse
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 7.1
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Adwaytham (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 181 min.
Story: Advaitham is a 1991 Malayalam film directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Mohanlal, Jayaram, Revathi Menon and Srividhya in lead roles.
Plot: flashback, false accusation, communist, love triangle, death, prison, love, murder, friend, bomb, frame up, anti heroes ...
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92%
 7.1
 213
Panchagni (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The movie revolves around Indira, who is serving life sentence in the jail. She has been charged for the murder of Avarachan, a landlord who killed a young tribal woman after raping her.
Plot: family relations, murder, mother daughter relationship, gang rape, love, death, death of mother, police station, extremist, dysfunctional family, bedridden, attraction ...
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86%
 8.3
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Sadayam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: The story is about convict Sathyanathan (Mohanlal) sentenced to death following multiple murders (of two adult men and two girl-children) he has committed and his subsequent prison life till death. The film focuses on his past and the chain of ...
Plot: capital punishment, death row, murder, prostitution, child murder, priest, flashback, painter, death sentence, death penalty
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Flag in the Mist (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When her only relative, her elder brother is accused of robbing and murdering an old woman loan-shark, pretty, young Kiriko (Chieko Baisho) travels from her home in Kyushu to Tokyo to get Japan's top lawyer to defend her brother. Unfortunately ...
Plot: trial, murder, revenge, lawyer, evidence, retribution, baseball player, witness, flashback, cigarette lighter, class differences
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79%
 6.8
 2K
Twenty 20 (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 195 min.
Story: Advocate Ramesh saves Devan from a murder case. Later, he realize Devan was the actual culprit. Ramesh tries for a payback, unaware of Devan's real intentions and the reason for the murder.
Plot: murder, rape, revenge, police officer, beauty pageant, doctor, sibling relationship, thief, romance, murder of brother, murder of sister, lawyer ...
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78%
 7.5
 7K
Lucifer (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: In God's own country, the supreme leader of the ruling party dies, leaving a huge vacuum, not only in the electoral and leadership sphere of the party but also that of the state. In the inevitable succession squabble and the power struggle that ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending
Plot: politics, husband wife relationship, police officer, fight, betrayal, murder, revenge, violence, fire, rain, shot in the chest, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: India
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An underworld don who operates internationally, Sagar Alias Jacky had to deal with the likes of Naina (Suman) and Goa based Rozario brothers who want to do away with Sagar. But each time Sagar with his fearlessness and brilliance in plotting, ...
Plot: kidnapping, sniper, murder, smuggler, vengeance, friends, politician, revenge, gangsters, silencer, attempted murder, gangster ...
Place: dubai, goa india
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Ravanaprabhu (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Karthikeyan, a liquor baron, sets out to take back his ancestral house which was usurped by Shekharan. To seek revenge, Karthikeyan abducts Shekharan's daughter and ends up falling in love with her.
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, parent child relationship, revenge killing, family feud, real life father and son playing father and son, wheelchair, father son relationship, malayalam
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52%
 7.5
 1K
Minnaram (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Bobby (Mohanlal) is about to marry Tina (Anju) when his old college girlfriend Nina (Shobhana) arrives with a baby that she claims is his child. Tina’s father calls off the wedding and Bobby eventually prepares to accept Nina. Fate, however, has ...
Plot: explosion, terminal illness, ambulance, lie, dog, sword, club, train station, police station, family relations, phone booth, adultery ...
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51%
Left Right Left (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The basic story of the movie revolves around P.K. Jayan aka 'Vattu' Jayan (played by Indrajith) and Roy Joseph aka Che Guevera Roy (played by Murali Gopy). Vattu Jayan is a corrupt cop who manages his daily necessities through bribed money ...
Plot: politics, revenge, communist, political party, leader, heroes, murder, political, malayalam
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49%
 4.2
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A Time To Die (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A World War II vet sets out in 1948 to avenge the death of his wife at the hands of Nazis. His targets are four Germans, a Sicilian, and a Hungarian who committed the atrocities. He is aided by a CIA operative, who has another agenda. One of the ...
Plot: terror, post world war two, female nudity, flashback, husband wife relationship, world war two, nazi, war crime, war criminal, torture, manhunt, murder ...
Place: europe
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45%
 3.2
 209
Payback (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An escaped convict tracks down the cop who put him away.
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: revenge, prison, murder, track down, crimes, confined, rivalry, law enforcement, isolation, convict, showdown, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Act of Revenge (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A dying man gives his lawyer a tape that manipulates her into taking a posthumous revenge on those who made his life Hell.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: murder, rape, alcohol abuse, vengeance, heroin, sex in bed, seduction, female nudity, unfaithful husband, breast fondling, gay sex, female full frontal nudity ...
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43%
 5.9
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Jack (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Delving deep into the soul of one of Austria’s most infamous real-life convicts, Jack is a fascinating, unprejudiced look at the path to redemption and the obstacles that bar the way.
Plot: murderer, serial killer, killer, bathtub, female nudity, murder, serial murder, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: austria
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42%
The Final Arrangement (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two men, Nieminen and Varjola, commit a mail van robbery. Varjola betrays his friend: shoots him and takes the loot. Nieminen is arrested, but he refuses to reveal his accomplice's name. On his first leave on prison Nieminen finds Varjola in a ...
Plot: cemetery, jail, jail cell, village, wound, shot in the back, hairdresser, murderer, pistol, autumn, countryside, political campaign ...
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41%
 6.2
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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, on the run, falsely accused, police captain, murder of wife, police officer, false accusation, murderer
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Wyatt Earp's Revenge (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Wyatt Earp is approached by a journalist for an interview about how he became a famous sheriff. Earp told the story of how he was a fearless U.S. Marshall. If 27-year old Wyatt Earp comes out that his first girlfriend Dora Hand was murdered. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: old west, track down, vengeance, partners, vigilantism, rivalry, crimes, cowboy, gunfight, murder, graphic violence, renegades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, arizona
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Kireedam (1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sethumadhavan, the son of Achuthan Nair, a Police Constable who wishes to make his son an Inspector one day. Sethu, a recent college graduate, has many opportunities to enter different fields but he goes with his father's dream of becoming an ...
Plot: murder, dream, fight, parent child relationship, police, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, father son conflict, swashbuckler, misunderstanding, police inspector ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Shot Pattern (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: revenge, suburbs, sadness, karate, capture, vengeance, gun, psychopath, murder of daughter, police van, prison sentence, search ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Vares: Tango of Darkness (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The tango king Harry Koivikko was found dead six years ago in a sleazebag motel, with a knife is his back. The biggest manhunt in the county faded away without results. Jussi Vares gets a phone call from a down-and-out journalist; the informant ...
Plot: disappearance, murder investigation, prisoner, revenge, murder, police, reporter, private detective, prison escape, car bomb, flashback, beer ...
Place: finland
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37%
Gunfight at High Noon (1964)
Genre: Western
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three unequal brothers seek revenge for the murder of their father. Each of them goes a different way.
Plot: widow, revenge, gunfight, rodeo, screaming, bank robbery, bandit, woman, showdown, murder, brother brother relationship, street shootout ...
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Hannie Caulder (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Hannie enlists the aid of bounty hunter Tom Price to teach her how to be a gunfighter so she can hunt down the 3 men who killed her husband and raped her.
Style: realistic, tense, cynical, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape revenge, bounty hunter, gunfighter, woman in danger, gang, chase, murder, haunted by the past, wilderness, cowboy, gunslinger, exploitation ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Deadly Trackers (1973)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sheriff Sean Kilpatrick is a pacifist. Frank Brand is the leader of a band of killers. When their paths cross Kilpatrick is compelled to go against everything he has stood for to bring death to Brand and his gang. Through his hunt into Mexico he is ...
Style: realistic, bleak, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, vigilantism, bank robbery, revenge, pacifist, crime, vengeance, investigation, heist, deadly, gory ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, mexico, texas, usa
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35%
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 3K
Wild Horses (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Texas Ranger Samantha Payne reopens a 15-year-old missing person case, and uncovers evidence that suggests that the boy was likely murdered on a ranch belonging to wealthy family man, Scott Briggs. When Scott’s estranged son unexpectedly returns ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: missing person, cowboy, ranch, investigation, murder mystery, murder, suspicion, uncover truth, crimes, police detective, danger, lgbt ...
Place: usa
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34%
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 443
Kamaladalam (1992)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 154 min.
Story: Nandagopan (Mohanlal) is a respected dance teacher at the Kerala Kala Mandiram (alluding to the famed Kerala Kalamandalam repertory which performs Kerala's temple arts). However, his wife Sumangala (Parvathi) commits suicide, causing him to ...
Plot: dance performance, suicide, dancer, poisoning, dance, dancing, main character dies, loss of wife, death of protagonist, dance teacher, alcohol abuse
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34%
 8.4
 2K
Bharatham (1991)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Bharatham (Malayalam: ഭരതം) is a 1991 musical-drama Malayalam film written by A. K. Lohithadas, directed by Sibi Malayil, and produced by Mohanlal under the banner of Pranavam Arts. It stars Mohanlal, Urvashi, Nedumudi Venu, Lakshmi, and ...
Plot: crying, secret, death of brother, singer, alcohol abuse, concert, photograph, musician, brother brother relationship, drunkenness
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34%
Sex Hunter: Wet Target (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: While rotting away in jail, Okamoto learns of the death of his beloved sister, Natsuko. Violently assaulted by a group of U.S. military men during a drunken joyride, she was found dead by local authorities. Haunted by the tragedy, Okamoto escapes ...
Plot: drug, drunken man, jazz band, half breed, yakuza, shot to death, spitting blood, drums, prostitute, drugs, murder, prisoner ...
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33%
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Tejaa (1990)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: India
Story: ejaa watch helplessly as his parents gets assassinated by 3 absconding outlaws, Lal Singh, Heeralal and Zoravar, he then swears to avenge this carnage and this become the motive of his life. 20 years later he does manage to locate them and thus this ...
Plot: hanging, rifle, shot to death, vengeance, escape, newspaper headline, death of father, murder, revenge, burglar, orphan, rescue ...
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33%
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Bullet Train (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, India
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story revolves around a set of Indians, fighting to get what is their own, while another set of Indians working for the Scotland Yard Police chase them hard to stop them from spreading terror. The film in entirety has been been shot in London, ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: train, race against time, terrorism, vengeance, immigrants, bollywood, swat, danger, uninhibited rivalry, life is a bitch, deportation, bomb ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%