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Knockdown (2011)
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Knockdown (2011)
Original name: The Bad Penny
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six years ago Jack "The Ripper" Stemmons, an American boxer had his career destroyed by a St. Louis bookie. After Jack seeks revenge he is forced into hiding. Jack disappears half way around the world in Thailand. There he falls victim to the addictive spell of Bangkok's exotic and dangerous underworld. Eventually he finds solace in the arms of a beautiful prostitute who has been set in his path by a Russian gangster in order to get Jack back in the ring, This time in Bangkok's notorious underground fight clubs. No matter how hard Jack tries to distance himself from his past, it always hunts him down like a Bad Penny. When a mysterious fight fan appears, it's only a matter of time before Jack's past, present and future accelerate and collide into a twisted climax.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, boxer, past, starting over, danger, rivalry, crime, graphic violence, manipulations, bookies, manipulation, dishonesty, sexual content, fixed match, sex, prostitute, violence, female nudity, sex scene, domestic violence, russian mafia, heroin, superstition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, st. louis missouri

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, tense and realistic films with plots about crimes, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, haunted by the past, dishonesty and deadly mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Knockdown: Enemies Among Us (2010), Fatal Secrets (2009), Moss (2010), Abandoned (2010), Fishing Without Nets (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Enemies Among Us (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's not politics as usual, or is it? The governor of Louisiana is about to become the vice-presidential candidate for his party but a murder and an international web spanning from South Africa to Pakistan and North Korea might just get in the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: assassination, campaign, crimes, danger, political corruption, politics, haunted by the past, dishonesty, rivalry, graphic violence, profanity, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, usa
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Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, life is a bitch, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Moss (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Hae Gook (Park Hae Il) travels to a reclusive village to attend his father's funeral. He wants to find out the reason behind his father's strange death, but the villagers, in particular village chief Cheon (Jung Jae Young), seem to be ...
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: intrigue, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, under the surface, social relations, riddles and clues, village, rivalry, mysterious character, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.1
 6K
Abandoned (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mary Walsh delivers boyfriend Kevin to a hospital for routine outpatient surgery. But when Mary returns to take him home, he's mysteriously vanished.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: hospital, crimes, missing person, race against time, danger, doctors and patients, uncover truth, rivalry, intrigue, confined, investigation, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
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Fishing Without Nets (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Kenya, Somalia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In Somalia, principled, young husband and father Abdi turns to piracy to support his family. While his wife and child wait for him in Yemen, an outdated and fragile satellite phone is his only connection to all he truly values. Abdi and his fellow ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: moral dilemma, surrender, hijacking, crimes, pirate, confined, danger, piracy, escape, rivalry, hostage, realism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Bleeding House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Smiths -- a family with a secret past -- are visited by a sweet-talking southern gentleman who is looking for small town humanity. But they'll soon find out that kindness towards strangers is not always rewarded, and the secretive ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, psychopath, mysterious character, out of the way, crimes, deadly, obsession, haunted by the past, family life, vengeance, family problems, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, vengeance, mysterious character, rivalry, danger, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, deadly, crimes, gender ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 19
Resilience (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average man finds himself in a position to prevent the murder of a family member -- the unnerving descent of a man caught between resilience and ruthlessness.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: moral dilemma, life is a bitch, rivalry, intrigue, crimes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, human nature, feud, murder, sexual content, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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63%
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Blame (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A group of young vigilantes seeking revenge for a sexual betrayal fall far from grace. When the truth is out they find themselves on the dark side of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, tense, psychological ...
Plot: vengeance, assassination attempt, crimes, injustice, haunted by the past, village, rivalry, danger, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, postman, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Seduced by Lies (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Brad Sterling arrives by yacht as a handsome dream prince, and the discrete favorite nephew and brilliant investor of his tycoon uncle Wade. Charles Colton's ingrate heiress Laura eagerly dates him and puts him in the guest-house, partially as ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mystery, couples, crimes, danger, stalking, jealousy, hit and run, sex scene, intrigue, manipulative person, manipulation, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.9
 1K
InSight (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately Kaitlyn starts to experience the victim's memories. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: uncover truth, crimes, mystery, supernatural, investigation, danger, victim, strong female presence, law enforcement, supernatural ability, life is a bitch
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Judicial Indiscretion (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Monica Barrett, a successful Federal judge, learns she is on the President's shortlist to fill the new vacant spot on the Supreme Court. When her lover turns out to be a male prostitute, Monica's life is shattered by blackmail and sexual ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, political intrigue, crimes, danger, blackmail, scandal, senator, rivalry, strong female presence, dishonesty, rapist, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, haunted by the past, mystery, parents and children, small town life, small town, deadly, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
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2:13 (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police profiler has just returned from psychiatric leave only to find that he is caught up in a serial killer's rampage. Fighting to keep buried the trauma of his childhood, he must confront the all too-familiar flesh masks that the killer ...
Style: rough, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, serial killer, slasher, forensic, haunted by the past, law enforcement, rivalry, police investigation, gory, deadly, danger, profiler ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Tommy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Sri Lanka
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a year abroad Estelle returns home to collect her husband's share of the loot from a major robbery.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, couples, danger, rivalry, graphic violence, criminal heroes, strong female presence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
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52%
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Godspeed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joseph McKelheer and Cory Knauf (The Hamiltons, The Violent Kind) star in this intense thriller set in the lingering light of the Alaskan midnight sun. Charlie Shepard, a modern day faith healer with a small flock of believers, is stunned when his ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, death in the family, society, religions or cults, haunted by the past, life turned upside down, small town, crimes, investigation, grief, strong violent content, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, usa
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Chariot (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Seven strangers find themselves unwitting participants in a U.S. government evacuation program gone horribly wrong.
Style: mysterious, exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: danger, airplane, amnesia, confined, group of strangers, crimes, mystery, heroes, psychological drama
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Kill for Me (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rent’s a bitch. And that is why, six months after her best friend went missing, Amanda finally gives in to getting another roommate, Hailey. The two college students turn out to have something in common, however: abusive men. For Hailey, it’s ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: roommate, deadly, murder, manipulations, uncover truth, danger, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dishonesty, crimes, graphic violence, abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Watch (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Cassie, a psych student, was kidnapped and traumatized as a child by a disturbed person. To exorcise her demons and to finish her thesis, she decides on an experiment in isolation, working at a secluded watch tower as a fire lookout. But once ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: manipulations, mind game, danger, manipulation, haunted by the past, mystery, isolation, rivalry, female protagonist, supernatural, surveillance, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, confined, danger, psychopath, crimes, prison, prison life, law enforcement, manipulation, rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
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51%
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Hate Story (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: After journalist, Kaavya Krishna exposes corporate corruption orchestrated by tycoon Siddharth Dhanrajgir, she is soon wooed by the businessman into a new job where she slowly falls in love with him culminating in a passionate night of love making. ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, prostitute, erotic thriller, haunted by the past, sexual relations, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, rivalry, manipulations, manipulation, bollywood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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51%
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Outrage (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lainie Wheeler has two daughters, but her husband leaves them for a Thai monastery. She completely neglects her job in TV production but finds a new vocation in nursing terminal patients, even after the death of her friend in that home. She also ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: woman in danger, starting over, deadly, family problems, redemption, murder, rivalry, hopes, crimes, graphic violence, rehabilitation, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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51%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, police detective, investigation, abduction, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, isolation, confined, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Man Inside (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a young boxer trying to distance himself from his father's gangster past and the relationship with his trainer.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxer, crimes, haunted by the past, parents and children, danger, gangsters, athlete and trainer, family problems, escape from reality, starting over, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, couples, dishonesty, family relations, crimes, psychopath, captive, suburbs, basement, neighbor, moving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Holy Ghost People (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On the trail of her missing sister, Charlotte enlists the help of Wayne, an ex-Marine and alcoholic, to infiltrate the Church of One Accord - a community of snake-handlers who risk their lives seeking salvation in the Holy Ghost.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: rescue, crimes, drugs/alcohol, missing person, uncover truth, danger, clergy, religions or cults, woman in danger, life is a bitch, church, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blackwoods (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: losing-it hero, vengeance, betrayal, deadly, crimes, in the woods, hotel, hostages, hostage, haunted by the past, car accident, guilt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Leave (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Henry Harper is a successful novelist who has it all. But after surviving a recent trauma he finds himself haunted by a dream that terrifies him. Convinced that the only way to understand what the dream means is to write his way through it, Henry ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: haunted by the past, nightmare comes true, mysterious character, writer's life, life turned upside down, disorder, road trip, brother brother relationship, home invasion, danger, artists and showbiz, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Dead Will Tell (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Emily Parker is haunted by visions of a woman from the past soon after receiving an antique engagement ring from her fiancé.
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, mind bending
Plot: ghost, haunted by the past, mysterious character, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, murder, supernatural, legal, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%