Movies like Under Western Eyes

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Under Western Eyes (1996)
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Under Western Eyes (1996)
Original name: Leneged Einayim Ma'araviyot
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The winner of the 1995 Jerusalem Film Festival, this political thriller centers on a young hero who returns to Israel from Berlin to ostensibly attend the funeral of his father, a convicted Russian spy. Instead he learns that the death was a ruse and that he is to be the bait in an elaborate scheme to catch his father, who has just escaped from prison. When the son learns the truth, he enters the desert to search for his father. He is assisted by a beautiful young actress. They are constantly followed by a pair of determined cops.
Style: road movie
Plot: love, prison escape, spy, police, on the road, desert, male female relationship, pursuit, deception, chase, airport, hitchhiker, father son relationship, manhunt, actress, funeral, toilet, sex standing up, fake death
Place: israel

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and road movie films with plots about chase, police, murder, violence, chases and races, car chase and revenge mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres. Some movies like Under Western Eyes: Ruckus (1980), Deep Dark Canyon (2013), Welcome Aboard! (1990), Christian Brothers (2011), A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.0
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Ruckus (1980)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Madoc County is a quiet and peaceful place until vagrant Kyle Hanson arrives. The people of Madoc County are repelled by his appearance and want to chase him out of the city. Unfortunately for them, Kyle Hanson is a former Vietnam elite soldier and ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, small town, one man army, against the odds, wartime life, small town life, vengeance, homecoming, tough heroes, chases and races, mentally unstable, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Deep Dark Canyon (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bloom Towne is a small-town sheriff under the thumb of the well-established, deeply influential Mayor Dick Cavanaugh's family. When Bloom's two teenage sons, Nate and Skylar accidentally shoot and kill Dick during a deer-hunt, Bloom's ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: manhunt, chase, on the run, parents and children, small town, graphic violence, in the woods, crimes, murder, revenge, brother brother relationship, escape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Welcome Aboard! (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A philosophizing uninvited hitchhiker terrorizes a writer, who's selling dictionaries while he's struggling with writer's block.
Plot: dog, philosophy, coffee, hotel room, writer's block, jazz, hitchhiker, rain, trenchcoat, escaped convict, one night stand, pay phone ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Christian Brothers (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Story: When the daughter of a minister gets kidnapped, Christy is called upon to rescue her. Although he manages to save her, he himself gets embroiled in the kidnapper's murder.
Plot: murder, kidnapping, sister, police, police informant, chase, false accusation, informant, snitch, malayalam
Place: mumbai india, bombay india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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A Girl, Three Guys, and a Gun (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three smalltown friends looking to leave their troubles behind come up with a robbery scheme to fund their trip to the big city. But as their plan goes awry and the authorities become involved, they are left with no other alternative but to take ...
Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, cult film
Plot: road trip, love, robbery, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the road, armed robbery, chase, bookstore, pay phone, hostage, drunkenness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.2
 43K
The Hitcher (1986)
Genre: Action, 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: psychological, road movie, suspenseful, cult film, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitchhiker, desert, gas station, psychopath, stalking, frame up, paranoia, slasher, mass murder, serial killer, chase, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Kachche Dhaage (1999)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Aftab has been brought up his mother, Mariam, and has no knowledge as to the identity and whereabouts of his biological father. When Mariam gets news that Ramakant Pandit is dying, she asks...
Style: cult film
Plot: two man army, cremation, molestation, exploding car, explosion, police, train, police officer, hand grenade, illegitimate child, train tracks, escape ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.0
 1K
Saint Amour (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Every year, Bruno makes a tour of all the wine stands, without setting foot outside the Show’s premises and without ever finishing his wine trail. This year, his father suggests they finish it together, but a real wine trail, across the French ...
Style: road movie
Plot: on the road, father son relationship, taxi, twin sisters, cow, aquarium, twins, pregnant woman, snoring, drunk, bull, riding a horse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Tail Lights Fade (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Action, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young woman (Tanya Allen) relay races across Canada with her boyfriend (Breckin Meyer) and another couple (Jake Busey and Denise Richards) to bail her brother out of a marijuana charge.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: on the road, nothing goes right, misfit, crimes, betrayal, drug dealing, chases and races, lovers on the run, stash, embezzlement, stoners, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.6
 27
1-900 (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The police become involved when the callers to a 1-900 number begin turning up dead after a visit from the beautiful operator.
Plot: testicles, song, secret, garden, toilet, manipulation, disco, death, urination, nipples, dressing gown, female nudity ...
Place: amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.3
 1K
Runaway Car (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. Before leaving the man, they pick up the nurse's baby ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, serious ...
Plot: chase, programmer, on the road, chases and races, danger, on the run, drive away, car chase, helicopter, garage, police, baby ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: An American businessman visiting Lisbon gets mistaken for a British secret agent who stole some diamonds. As a result, he has everybody in Lisbon after him.
Plot: spy, assassination attempt, police, impostor, car chase, yacht, passport, car bomb, smuggling, airport, cold war, explosion ...
Place: lisbon portugal, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Trouble on Wheels (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the death of his wife and father, Kudret, who has always lived by the book, decides to go on a road trip to save a girl.
Style: road movie
Plot: clown, cross country, on the road, gas station, chase, job interview, fair, runaway, trip, travel
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 2K
Kodi (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A young politician finds himself in a position where he has to contest against his girlfriend, who is ambitious. Circumstances force his look-alike twin to also get involved in this political battle.
Plot: political thriller, politics, violence, betrayal, chase, murder, election, student, politician, police, professor, protest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.5
 11K
Into the Night (1985)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ed Okin used to have a boring life. He used to have trouble getting to sleep. Then one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive.
Style: humorous, sexy, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: chase, airport, adultery, on the run, insomnia, parody, assassin, nudity (full frontal - brief), dishonesty, rescue, crimes, partners ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, las vegas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hot Rods to Hell (1967)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: While on a business trip, Tom Phillips is in a car accident caused by a reckless driver. Tom survives the accident with a severe chronic back injury which results in him not being able to continue with his current business. The Phillips' buy a ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, slang, cult film ...
Plot: desert, on the road, motel, hot rod, rock music, teenager, juvenile delinquent, creep, kids in trouble, religions or cults, hotel, teenage life ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.5
 4K
Carquake! (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Coy "Cannonball" Buckman (David Carradine) and his blazing red Pontiac enter the Trans-America Grand Prix, an underground road race spanning the continent in which there are no rules, no speed limits and no heed for the law. En route, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, exciting, road movie ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, heroes, chase, anti hero, anti heroes, martial artist, chaos and mayhem, super vehicle, rally, off the road, chaos, danger ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.0
 689
Royce (1994)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Royce is a member of the ultra-secret service "Black Hole", working for the US Government on top-secret missions. When the senator responsible for forming Black Hole disbands the organization, Royce's fellow Black Hole members plot ...
Style: suspense
Plot: spy, agent, chase, car chase, revenge, murder, kidnapping, mission, machine gun, train, truck, death ...
Place: bosnia, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, escape, prison, injustice, on the road, police corruption, chase, roadblock, hitchhiker, psychotic, car theft, cross country trip ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 213K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, langley virginia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 32K
The Marine (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Style: exciting, light, entertaining, road movie, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: marines, heroes, chase, daring rescue, spouse in danger, crimes, danger, one man army, escapades, good versus evil, kidnapping, battle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 80s
Place: usa, south carolina, rome italy, europe, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
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Hitler (1996)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: This movie is about the life of Madhavankutty (locally known as Hitler), a bachelor protective brother of five younger sisters.
Plot: rapist, cousin cousin relationship, family feud, police station, brother sister relationship, attempted murder, estranged father, hospital, rescue, betrayal, wedding, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Hard Word (2002)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad ...
Style: cynical, tense, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison, chase, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, cons and scams, frame up, siblings relations, rivalry, vengeance, family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Taking the Heat (1993)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When Michael Norell witnesses a murder, he doesn't want to testify but he is forced to by the police. A cop is ordered to bring him to the court, but before they get there they have to deal with several attacks from killers.
Style: dark humor
Plot: female nudity, courtroom, chase, murder, police, gangster, gangsters, sarcasm
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Vaastav: The Reality (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 145 min.
Story: "The Reality" as described by the film's tagline, refers to the harsh realities of life in the Mumbai underworld. The film is said to be loosely based on the life of Mumbai underworld gangster Chota Rajan.
Plot: marriage proposal, tragedy, held at gunpoint, husband wife relationship, gang war, corrupt politician, ends with death, filicide, brothel, police officer, gun held to head, abortion ...
Place: mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Lulu by Night (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Story: German, a young theater director, tries to organize a theater play about Lulu, a prostitute that was killed in London by Jack the ripper. While looking for the protagonist, Rufo appears, an introvert jazz musician. He could play Jack the ripper.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: psycho killer, new wave, actor, neo noir, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, saxophonist, murder, ex husband ex wife relationship, prostitute, hallucination, taxi, pope ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 2K
Pork Pie (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This remake of 1981’s Goodbye Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of New Zealand protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.
Style: road movie
Plot: escapades, media, pursuit, protest, police, lost love, outlaw, criminal, travel
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Night of the Wolf (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a live broadcast of a talk show on a TV channel, a group of armed Chechens terrorists take several hostages. The terrorists demand the hostage drama is transmitted live worldwide. Meanwhile, behind the scene, the police negotiator and a ...
Plot: police, terrorism, shooting, television studio, terror
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
 859
Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When one of her hits goes wrong, a professional assassin ends up with a suitcase full of a million dollars belonging to a mob boss ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, chase, criminal's revenge, police investigation, hitman, tough heroes, police corruption, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Golden Slumber (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 139 min.
Story: When easy-going Aoyagi meets an old friend for a fishing trip, he ends up drugged, framed for the Prime Minister's assassination, and on the run from corrupt cops. It's only the beginning of what quickly becomes the worst, weirdest day of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: manhunt, false accusation, uncover truth, disorder, assassination, life turned upside down, wrong place wrong time, dishonesty, life is a bitch, danger, chase, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%