Movies like The Unvanquished

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The Unvanquished (1964)
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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: military, kidnapping, hostage, abduction, mercenary, hotel, captivity, gunfight, death of protagonist, runaway, french foreign legion, cuckold, heat wave, honey, deserter, female lawyer, border crossing, french army, train travel, algerian war, treason, wound, held captive, male objectification, family farm ...
Time: 60s, year 1959, year 1961, 1960s
Place: algeria

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Most similar movies to The Unvanquished

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and neo noir films with plots about murder, crimes, police, gun, danger, shot to death and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Unvanquished: Le monte-charge (1962), Captive (2012), The Red Circle (1970), Once a Thief (1965), Fire and Ice (1962). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: neo noir, french noir
Plot: murder, deception, femme fatale, police, elevator, little girl, christmas, corpse, scheme, being followed, locked in, firefighter ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 804
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, serious
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, crimes, captivity, rescue, murder, hostage, journalist, muslim, religion, military, jungle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: the philippines, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.9
 26K
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, suspense, cerebral, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: heist, gangsters, nightclub, robbery, thief, prison, mafia, police investigation, organized crime, corruption, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, marseille, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 6.5
 2K
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: noir, neo noir, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: heist, robbery, gangsters, family relations, false arrest, siblings relations, rivalry, gang, criminal heroes, law enforcement, crimes, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 800
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: serious, realistic, psychological, political, eurospy ...
Plot: politics, terrorism, assassination, hitman, mentally unstable, state affairs, society, battles, fascism, anti war, chaos and mayhem, couple relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, argentina, paris france, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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: kidnapping, hostage, life turned upside down, dishonesty, confined, crimes, uncover truth, captivity, abduction, double life, ransom, liberation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, belgium, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 2K
No Way Out (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mob hitman wants to retire, but his bosses don't think that's a good idea. Complications--and many bloody shootouts-ensue.
Style: neo noir, noir
Plot: mafia, police, hitman, italian mafia, police officer, lgbt, revenge, killer, sauna, car chase, husband wife relationship, airport ...
Time: 70s
Place: hamburg germany, italy, sicily, milan italy, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 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: serious, suspenseful, rough, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, robbery, gangsters, prison, heist, mind game, police investigation, investigation, track down, law enforcement ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, 50s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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heat wave movies
229
honey movies
87
deserter movies
186
 6.4
 5K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, spy, cold war, espionage, revenge, cia, assassination, hitman, police officer, judiciary, intrigue, betrayal ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, washington d.c., langley virginia, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, heroes, undercover, manhunt, escapades, dishonesty, crimes, rebellion, state affairs, hospital, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: london, russia, england, alps, geneva switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: neo noir, tense, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, graphic violence, injustice, false accusation, mind game, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, investigation, confined, on the run, missing husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: barcelona, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 599
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: survival, kidnapping, jungle, captivity, escapades, rebellion, race against time, confined, rescue, political unrest, baby, human spirit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.6
 141
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: erotic, sadistic, sexploitation film
Plot: fetish, prostitute, bdsm, torture, escape, sexploitation, male full rear nudity, exploitation, male nudity, explicit sex, female nudity, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.4
 768
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, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: christian, missing person, doctor, abduction, religion, death of friend, held captive, faith, escape, police, abroad, capture ...
Place: thailand, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 297
Lily Was Here (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Lily works as a checkout girl at the local supermarket. She becomes pregnant, but before the child is born, the black father is attacked by skinheads and killed. Following his death, she flees to the city, where she soon finds herself under the ...
Style: neo noir
Plot: female nudity, baby, robbery, pregnancy, tattoo, boxing, american soldier, parents, fight, midwife, runaway, masturbation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: striptease, kidnapped, erotica, private detective, voyeur, escape, obsessed fan, sex scene, female protagonist, dog, trapped, captive woman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: neo noir, psychotronic, ambiguous ending, french noir
Plot: amnesia, mental disorder, rehabilitation, police investigation, attic, memory loss, massage, nightmare, corpse, identity, castle, broken leg ...
Place: hong kong, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 6K
Disorder (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An ex-soldier with PTSD is hired to protect the wife and child of a wealthy Lebanese businessman while he's out of town.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: soldier, hallucination, surveillance camera, anxiety, bodyguard, mansion, rich man, ex soldier, army, party, beach, video surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: maryland, france, afghanistan, mediterranean sea, french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: creepy child, mischievous children, child with gun, drowning, murder, television, police, child driving car, french giallo, sandcastle
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 9K
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, neo noir, cynical, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, women, small town, investigation, mystery, crimes, obsession, psychology, art, french, existentialism ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: sexy, neo noir, mind bending, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, mental illness, murder, femme fatale, mentally unstable, psychopath, injustice, power relations, couples, addiction, drug abuse, false accusation ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, riviera, south of france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 1K
The Fighter (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Jacques Darnay has served 8 years for robbing a jeweller. Now he is out of prison and looking for his loot worth 6 million francs.
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, murder, ex convict, diamond, warden, chase, criminal's revenge, crimes, on the run, criminal heroes, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.1
 9K
10x10 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lewis is an outwardly ordinary guy, but in reality he is hiding an obsession - revenge - against Cathy. Lewis kidnaps Cathy in broad daylight and takes her to his home, where he locks her in a soundproof cell and attempt to extract a dark secret ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, brutal, rough, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapped, abduction, locked in a room, captive, captivity, crimes, missing child, held captive, vengeance, murder, violence ...
Time: contemporary
Place: britain, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Three Men to Destroy (1980)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man helps the victim of an auto accident, not realizing that the man has actually been shot. The men who shot him are now after the man who helped him, in order to eliminate him as a potential witness. Soon they are killing everyone he even comes ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), chase, manhunt, car chase, hitman, accident, strong violent content, betrayal, on the run, lone wolves, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Farewell, Friend (1968)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, a mercenary and a doctor leave the service and go their separate ways. Later, they are reunited and become involved with a caper involving millions in a high-security safe. The two men become ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, female nudity, robbery, trapped, friendship between men, safecracker, friendship, chase, rivalry, soldier, femme fatale, manipulation ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, europe, paris france, congo, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: political, suspense
Plot: murder, serial killer, commissioner, racketeer, corruption, police, fear, disco, mistress, diary, villain, car chase ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.7
 5K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: crimes, family in danger, society, confined, family relations, murder, hostage, husband wife relationship, home invasion, ex convict, kidnapping, kidnapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: post war, car, trippy, on the run, femme fatale, curses spells and rituals, voyeurism, cons and scams, friendship, siblings relations, dangerous attraction, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s
Place: french riviera, south of france, monte carlo, cote d'azur, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Flesh Merchant (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A team of L.A. detectives hunt down the ringleaders of a sex-slave operation in this thriller.
Plot: tourist, gunfight, abduction, white slavery, hotel, murder, female nudity, police, bound and gagged, tied to a tree, chloroform, female full frontal nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.2
 2K
Prime Time (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: On the last day of 1999, 20-year-old Sebastian locks himself in a TV studio. He has two hostages, a gun, and an important message for the world. The story of the attack explores a rebel’s extreme measures and last resort.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: captivity, hostage, media, performance, blackmail, blackmailer, crimes, capture, media coverage, television studio, police, television ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%