Movies like Phase IV 2002

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Phase IV (2002)
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Phase IV (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Journalism student Simon Tate thinks it's strange when four students at the university suddenly die in "unrelated" accidents. When his friend, Dr. Benjamin Roanic, becomes the prime suspect and is suddenly murdered, Simon sets out to prove his innocence. He soon discovers the students were Roanic's test subjects in a secret drug test program, and had been cured of AIDS. He is forced to run for his life, when a pharmaceutical company tries to prevent him from revealing the truth behind "Phase IV".
Style: serious, exciting, rough, realistic, suspenseful, experimental, stylized, psychotronic
Plot: aids, conspiracy, crimes, journalism, gambling, life is a bitch, rivalry, law enforcement, uncover truth, on the run, graphic violence, good versus evil, buddies, dishonesty, investigation, cover up, drug dealing, tough heroes, mysterious death, fatal accident, pharmaceutical company, cover-up, deadly
Time: contemporary, 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and rough films with plots about crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, rivalry, danger and investigation mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Phase IV: Absolute Deception (2013), Crosshairs (2013), Descent Into Darkness (2002), Slow Burn (2000), Tucked Away (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: special agents, murder, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, law enforcement, couple relations, dishonesty, journalism, espionage, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, cuba, australia, hong kong
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Crosshairs (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hired to enact revenge on a man who savagely beat a beautiful Russian débutant, Jack Verlaine is pressed between his newly acquired job and a persistent man named, Brill, who offers him a chance to advance higher in his seedy career. But when an ...
Style: serious, exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: assassin, conspiracy, hitman, sex trafficking, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, estrangement, prostitution, cover up, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Descent Into Darkness (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Deep in the Mariana Sea Trench, a corporate underwater mining complex has been built - an industrial Atlantis. When an accident in a dry-dock chamber kills several miners an investigator is sent to find the cause and immediately finds out that it ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, psychological, scary ...
Plot: adventure, uncover truth, investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement, rescue, crimes, escapades, submarine, mining, heroes, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heroes, murder, psychopath, female detective, law enforcement, reluctant partners, who done it, crimes, police investigation, dishonesty, serial killer, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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54%
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Crusader (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The World Of Mass Communication Is About To Become Unplugged.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tech noir
Plot: murder, journalism, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, terrorism, crimes, politics, political conspiracy, political corruption, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Blind Eye (2007)
Genre: Action
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Action thriller about a brotherhood of friends torn apart by a dangerous secret and an even deadlier conspiracy. When ex-cop Nick Browning is called by his estranged wife (Tara Goudreau), needing his help to find their missing daughter, he comes ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: police detective, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, missing child, betrayal, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, ex husband ex wife relationship, graphic violence, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Lost Samaritan (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After a long night at the office, an accountant stops to help an injured motorist and ends up becoming the target of two dangerous assassins.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, law enforcement, special agents, dishonesty, on the run, frame up, survival, murderous pair, graphic violence, office, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Stranger (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pro wrestling legend Steve Austin stars as a man with no name, no memory and absolutely nothing left to lose. But when he finds himself hunted by both the FBI and the Russian mob, this amnesiac decides to fight back. Pursuit cannot stop him. Torture ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough
Plot: law enforcement, track down, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, life is a bitch, one man army, brutality, violence, murder of family, fistfight, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, british columbia, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Monster (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bok-Soon (Kim Go-eun-I) runs a street stall while taking care of her younger sister. Bok-Soon may not be the brightest girl but what she lacks in intelligence, she makes up for in uncontrollable rage. She’s infamously known as the “psycho ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Citizen (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Three prominent members of society, a judge, a police official and a district collector are kidnapped in broad daylight by a man who calls himself 'Citizen'. As CBI Officer Sarojini (Nagma) follows his trail she finds clues to a shocking ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Gutshot Straight (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A professional poker player falls deep into underworld when he takes an unexpected wager from a mysterious high roller.
Style: exciting, humorous, stylized, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: gambling, poker, crimes, mind game, dishonesty, life is a bitch, rivalry, down on your luck, couple relations, crime boss, strip club, woman with a gun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Nexus (2010)
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: neo noir, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, betrayal, life turned upside down, murder, woman with a gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Sacrifice (2011)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tough undercover cop inadvertently gets involved in a dangerous heroin ring when a young defector of the drug trade leaves his five year-old sister in his care.
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Tell (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worst when he discovers that stealing the money was the easy part and he now must keep his partner, his ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Studio Sex (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A stripper at the club Studio Six is murdered. A political scandal takes off when the Minister of Commerce appears to have been at the club. He resigns - but only to hide an even bigger secret.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, erotic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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Newsmakers (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia, Sweden
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A gang of crooks robbing cash collectors, run into a police surveillance team and the inadequate police response results in a gunfight. A TV crew on assignment in the area happens to capture this humiliation on camera, and this example of police ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
New Town Killers (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Macdonald a parentless teenager who lives ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: chase, manhunt, crimes, survival, mind game, rich and poor, life turned upside down, on the run, betrayal, empire, hostage, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Virumaandi (2004)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A reporter researching the death penalty in India is recounted the story of a farm owner Virumandi whose role in a clan feud between Naicker and Kothalla Devar leads him to death row. As the story unfolds, there is a riot in the jail, and the only ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: prison riot, frame up, death row, death sentence, corporal punishment, rivalry, false accusation, village, prison, journalism, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Luck (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Born lucky, Karim Moussa takes to exploiting it instead of focusing on studies. Now a wealthy gambler, he decides to recruit about a dozen lucky people to participate in a deadly game of survival.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: gambling, adventure, rivalry, crimes, prodigy, dishonesty, obsession, bet, desert, survival, small community, chance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The New Protocol (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man investigating his son's death learns some horrific truths about the pharmaceutical industry.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: investigation, legal, uncover truth, vengeance, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, fighting the system, hopes, family problems, mystery, idealism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Rain Fall (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A hit man looks to protect the daughter of one of his victims against CIA assassins.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police officer, hitman, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, tough heroes, chase, police, conspiracy, deception, flashback ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, new york, usa, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The American Trap (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, crimes, dishonesty, trap, dictator, cia, mafia, cuban revolution, law enforcement, conspiracy, female nudity, john f. kennedy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, russia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, law enforcement, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, tough heroes, death of brother, dominatrix, jack the ripper, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Stool Pigeon (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Living in the guilt of sacrificing his informant in a previous operation, Criminal Intelligence Inspector Don Lee is wary when his superior orders him to send another informant to spy on the criminal operations of Barbarian, a vicious gangster ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, working undercover, law enforcement, undercover, police detective, dishonesty, estrangement, gangsters, fighting crime, crimes, spy, undercover police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Colour of the Truth (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man becomes a cop in order to take down the police superintendent who may have killed his father, and that of a vengeful Triad boss.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, crimes, rivalry, police corruption, snitch, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, spy, police shootout, investigation, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Caught in the Headlights (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Story: A federal agent, Kate Parker arrives in a small rural town to extradite Claire Scott, a young woman suspected of murdering a government scientist. Kate is prevented from delivering her prisoner as the mysterious John Lawson, a rouge agent, now ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, stylized ...
Plot: crimes, injustice, law enforcement, isolation, female criminal, woman with a gun, special agents, fugitives, confined, policewoman, runaway, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.9
 2K
Grandmaster (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Chandrashekhar lives alone in a dark and violent city. Even with crime occurring all around him, he withdraws from all responsibility and lives quietly. Soon, change is forced upon him in order to catch a serial killer. Like a grandmaster who ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, police detective, crimes, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, chess, police, police officer, whodunit, psycho ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Streets of Blood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A police officer's partner has died during Hurricane Katrina, but he later discovers that his partner may have been murdered. An investigation follows, taking the officer and his new partner into the depths of the criminal underworld.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, undercover, chaos and mayhem, crimes, gunfight, ghetto, police, gangsters, hurricane katrina ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.1
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The Line (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story centers around veteran assassin Mark Shields as he tracks down, Pelon, the elusive head of the Salazar Crime Cartel. Through twists of fate, Shields ends up with a local woman, Olivia who is also fighting her own demons for the sake of her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, drug dealing, drug abuse, track down, hitman, crimes, master criminal, law enforcement, criminal heroes, mentally unstable, spy, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, tijuana mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%