Movies like The Unvanquished

If you like "The Unvanquished" you are looking for neo noir and french noir movies about / with kidnapping, hostage, hotel, mercenary, treason, abduction and gun themes of Drama and Thriller genre shot in France or Italy.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Unvanquished (1964)
 7.0
 729
The Unvanquished (1964)
Original name: L'insoumis
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In this drama that alludes to the Algerian War with France of the 1960s, Thomas is a deserter from the French Foreign Legion who is on the run from authorities. He helps damsel in distress Dominique, who has been taken hostage by a group of terrorists. Thomas is wounded but manages to escape after killing the guard who inflicted the injury. Dominique gives Thomas money to escape to France after he secures her freedom, but he is caught between the Foreign Legion and the terrorists seeking revenge.
Style: neo noir, french noir
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, hotel, mercenary, treason, abduction, gun, held captive, gunfight, french foreign legion, deserter, cuckold, runaway, border crossing, female lawyer, french army, male objectification, roadblock, honey, firearm, algerian war, wound, family farm, death of title character, train ride ...
Time: 60s, year 1961, 1960s, year 1959
Place: algeria

Movie in categories

kidnapping movies
5308
hostage movies
2802
hotel movies
3962
mercenary movies
860
treason movies
286
abduction movies
1139
gun movies
gun
8787
neo noir movies
2192

Most similar movies to The Unvanquished

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about kidnapping, murder, crimes, danger, chase, dishonesty and police mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Unvanquished: Fire and Ice (1962), The Red Circle (1970), Rapt (2009), Captive (2012), Le monte-charge (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 614
Fire and Ice (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The charismatic, surly son of a wealthy industrialist, Clément (Jean-Louis Trintignant) leads a double life as a member of a right-wing extremist organization. When he’s ratted out after a failed assassination attempt on a prominent politician, ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, french noir, eurospy ...
Plot: politics, assassination, terrorism, state affairs, mentally unstable, graphic violence, society, deadly, battles, political unrest, racism, anti war ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, argentina, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.0
 23K
The Red Circle (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom, he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime, crossing those of a notorious escapee and alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a ...
Style: neo noir, tense, bleak, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, nightclub, sniper, escape, prison, police, thief, pimp, crimes, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, marseille provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.7
 2K
Rapt (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hostage, life turned upside down, kidnapping, crimes, confined, dishonesty, danger, captivity, uncover truth, abduction, ransom, double life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 6.0
 724
Captive (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on true events, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, danger, rescue, hostage, murder, journalist, military, religion, muslim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
Le monte-charge (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On a Christmas night, an ex-convict ,Robert Herbin, meets a beautiful Italian married woman Marthe Drévet ,who has got a lot of things to hide . She lives in an old house ,the first floor of which is a big workshop where a service elevator leads to ...
Plot: murder, deception, femme fatale, christmas, ex convict, police, christmas tree, parisian suburb, movie theatre, murder disguised as suicide, christmas eve, elevator ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 4.5
 118
The Punishment (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Britt, deluxe call-girl, is punished by the brothel owner because she was not accomodating enough to a customer. From now on, she must obey to all customers sadistic wishes, or else.
Style: sadistic, sexploitation film
Plot: prostitute, torture, escape, bdsm, exploitation, male full rear nudity, sexploitation, male nudity, female nudity, explicit sex, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.5
 1K
Once a Thief (1965)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young ex-con trying to go straight gets caught up in another criminal scheme.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic, noir ...
Plot: heist, robbery, rivalry, siblings relations, going straight, crime, false arrest, family relations, crimes, hopes, law enforcement, criminal heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
To Commit a Murder (1967)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A writer gets wrapped up in espionage.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting ...
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, spy, danger, state affairs, undercover, chases and races, heroes, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Movie in collections
deserter movies
172
algeria movies
69
cuckold movies
536
runaway movies
9167
Escape to Nowhere (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Who is Anton Haliakov, who has just been abducted by the M.I.5 in London? A Soviet scientist apparently. But sixteen years before the man had another identity, Clément Tibère, and another nationality, French. So what led him to become Russian and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, cons and scams, hospital, political intrigue, chases and races, crimes, state affairs, heroes, rebellion, dishonesty, undercover ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, england, russia, geneva switzerland, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Butterfly on the Shoulder (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: On a stopover in Barcelona, Fériaud Roland discovers a corpse in the hotel room next door. He wakes up in a strange clinic without remembering who brought him there. The doctor insists he hallucinated, but it's not long before he obtains ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, injustice, investigation, dishonesty, mind game, crimes, deadly, confined, on the run, criminal heroes, graphic violence, false accusation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.6
 10K
The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, missing person, captivity, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.1
 47K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: neo noir, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, gangsters, lone wolves, anti hero, police investigation, jazz, assassination, surveillance, betrayal, chase, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Incident at Deception Ridge (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a double-crossing husband runs off with his wife's ransom money, her kidnappers come after him and the missing money. He leads them on a treacherous journey through the wilderness.
Plot: kidnapping, bus, bound and gagged, blindfold, blindness, asthma
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Attention, the Kids Are Watching (1978)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Four children blackmail the housekeeper who is in charge of watching over them while their parents are absent.
Plot: mischievous children, french giallo, sandcastle, child driving car, child uses gun, murder, drowning, television, child with gun, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.9
 2K
Flic Story (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The film story depicts Emile Buisson, following the death of his wife and child, escaping from a psychiatric institution in 1947 and returning to Paris. Buisson, who three years later would become France's public enemy number one, begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, serial killer, gangsters, heist, murder, prison, robbery, mind game, psychopath, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1947, 1950s, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.0
 258
Abducted (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mixed-up mountain boy kidnaps a pretty college student.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, jogging, father son relationship, hunting, wilderness, murder, attempted rape, dysfunctional family, shotgun, abduction, runner, forced to strip ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
White Man's Burden (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, racism, eviction, unemployment, distopia, vengeance, social differences, factory, switching roles, social decay, interracial relations, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Someone Is Bleeding (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On a beach in Nice, François meets the mysterious Peggy and falls in love with her. Following her to a villa, he meets Marc, a lawyer who has a strange relationship with the girl. Marc tells François that Peggy is a drug addict: she kills men who ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: mentally unstable, femme fatale, murder, police detective, dishonesty, mystery, serial killer, deadly, addiction, drug abuse, false accusation, resort ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, nice france, south of france, riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
Diabolically Yours (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Alain Delon stars as Pierre, an amnesiac recovering from a car accident. He can't remember any details about the accident or about his past life as a wealthy businessman based in the orient. He is currently being nursed back to health on his ...
Style: psychotronic, ambiguous ending, french noir, neo noir
Plot: suspicion, identity, shooting, head injury, blackout, sewing, castle, doctor, nurse, flashback, on the run, lie ...
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.4
 553
Operation E (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak
Plot: kidnapping, jungle, survival, captivity, race against time, confined, rescue, escapades, rebellion, danger, political unrest, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 4K
Scorpio (1973)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Cross is an old hand at the CIA, in charge of assassinating high-ranking foreign personalities who are an obstacle to the policies of the USA. He often teams up with Frenchman Jean Laurier, alias "Scorpio", a gifted free-lance operative. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, cult film, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, double agent, intrigue, on the run, assassination attempt, espionage, betrayal, secret agents, heroes, cia, assassination, cold war ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, langley virginia, europe, berlin germany, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.1
 384K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, intense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, locked in a room, isolation, child born of rape, captive, escape, imprisonment, rescue, carpet, skylight, survival ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Death of a Corrupt Man (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the middle of the night, deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano kept proofs of Dubaye's involvement in corrupt ...
Style: suspense
Plot: hunter, gunshot, female alcoholic, hunting, footprint, dead man, drunken woman, gun, machine gun, corruption, murder, police ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
Terror in the Shadows (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years ago, Christine went after the baby she gave up for adoption, claiming he'd been stolen, and wound up killing Alex Williams' wife and the baby the Williams' had adopted. Now, Alex has remarried to a woman with a young son ...
Plot: revenge, adoption, kidnapping, insanity
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, rough, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, mind game, chase, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, missing person, confined, couple relations, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.8
 1K
My Son (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The story of a busy man, who fills his time travelling to Africa, South America and the Middle East. His passion for his job has distanced him from his loved ones. He’s been divorced for three years and has since seen his son very little. When the ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense, touching
Plot: missing son, kidnapping, search, divorced couple, missing child, ex husband ex wife relationship, investigation, aggression, breaking and entering, interrogation, torture, abductor ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.4
 8K
The Butcher (1970)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, gloomy, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, small town, butcher, opposites attract, psychopath, obsession, mystery, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.0
 2K
Joy House (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A small-time con man on the run from the gangster husband of his girlfriend hides out in a strange, brooding mansion run by two mysterious women. There he finds himself trapped in deception between the two women. Shot on location in the French ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, on the run, dangerous attraction, cons and scams, friendship, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, voyeurism, estate, uncontrollable, couples, sexual content ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: french riviera, nice france, cote d'azur, monte carlo, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.5
 713
Escape (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife doctors Paul and Kim Jordan need a drastic change. Distraught by the inexplicable death of their baby, Paul (C. Thomas Howell) convinces Kim to abandon their American lives and join a medical mission in Thailand. It seems to be just ...
Style: christian film, unusual plot structure, psychological, captivating, contemplative
Plot: missing person, doctor, abduction, death of friend, held captive, religion, escape, police, faith, christian, talking to god, prisoner ...
Place: thailand, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Private Obsession (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: First-class fashion model Emanuelle Griffith is missing. Richard Tate knows exactly where she is and plans to keep her there until she knows her place: subordinate to men. But Emannuelle is waiting for her chance to turn his obsession. That one ...
Style: cult film
Plot: erotic thriller, striptease, voyeur, escape, obsessed fan, kidnapped, model, private detective, sex on couch, trapped, surveillance camera, photo shoot ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%