Movies like The First Purge

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The First Purge (2018)
 5.2
 60K
The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological, surprise ending, slasher, sinister
Plot: survival horror, abuse of power, murder, party, sadism, blood, evil man, experiment, politics, terrorism, racism, fighting the system, african american, night, nightmare, class differences, atrocity, social injustice, mass death, violence, killing spree, secret police, human rights, nazism, explosion ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017, year 2014
Place: new york, new jersey, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful and tense films with plots about blood, brutality, murder, violence, death, blood splatter and held at gunpoint mostly in Action, Thriller and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like The First Purge: The Purge: Election Year (2016), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), Midnight Ride (1990), Hard Target 2 (2016), Pandemic (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Leo Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next Presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge. On ...
Style: brutal, bloody, suspense, intense, psychological thriller ...
Audience: teens
Plot: class differences, gunfight, distopia, fighting the system, survival, murder, violence, politics, death, social decay, rebellion, female politician ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c., florida
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100%
 5.7
 213K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twist ending, scary, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, deadly, society, violence spree, future dystopia, self defense, danger, social decay, survival, chaos, escapades ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: masked man, survival horror, distopia, survival, future dystopia, graphic violence, group of strangers, death, murder, psychopath, rage, sniper ...
Time: 21st century, future, near future, 2020s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
 15K
The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night ...
Style: brutal, tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: distopia, survival horror, murder, brutality, social injustice, mass murder, masked killer, serial murder, terrorism, threat, serial killer, gunfight ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Forever Purge (2021)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 103 min.
Story: All the rules are broken as a sect of lawless marauders decides that the annual Purge does not stop at daybreak and instead should never end as they chase a group of immigrants who they want to punish because of their harsh historical past.
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, vigilante, survival horror, mayhem, desert, brutality, terrorist group, violence, anger, threat, urban setting, mass murder ...
Place: usa, texas, el paso texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 941
Midnight Ride (1990)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A house wife just left her cop husband, when she picks up Justin McKay she'll wish she never did as she's plunged into a nightmare and the grip of a psychotic killer.
Style: slasher, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, woman in danger, stalking, serial killer, chase, danger, on the run, immigrants, psychopath, martial arts, hostage, duct tape over mouth ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Hard Target 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Forced into a deadly cat-and-mouse game, a disgraced mixed martial arts fighter is hunted through the jungles of Southeast Asia.
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, brutal, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough guy, jungle warfare, mixed martial arts, jungle, kickboxer, human prey, machismo, fistfight, martial arts, rescue, survival, hunting ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: bangkok thailand, las vegas, burma
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.4
 9K
Pandemic (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the near future, a virus of epic proportions has overtaken the planet. There are more infected than uninfected, and humanity is losing its grip on survival. Its only hope is finding a cure and keeping the infected contained. Lauren is a doctor ...
Style: suspense, serious, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Plot: virus, pandemic, zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, apocalypse, survivor, rescue, survival, scientist, teenage girl, violence, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: near future, 2010s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 13K
The Crazies (1973)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Citizens of a small town are infected by a biological weapon that causes its victims to become violently insane. As uninfected citizens struggle to survive, the military readies its own response.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: epidemic, hazmat suit, plague, quarantine, virus, bio weapon, survival, on the run, danger, rescue, race against time, scientist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: pennsylvania, vietnam, usa, asia, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 92K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: stylized violence, cyborgs, murder, memory loss, survival, psychopath, chase, terrorist group, one against many, violence, soldier, terrorist ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, France, Canada, South Africa, Australia, UK, Japan, China
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, Alice (Milla Jovovich) is the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity's final stand against the undead. Now, she must return to where the nightmare began - The Hive ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: post apocalypse, end of the world, survival horror, zombie apocalypse, chaos, post apocalyptic, female fighter, zombie, distopia, mutant, bio weapon, female warrior ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.4
 14K
I Am Wrath (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, bleak, surprise ending ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police corruption, danger, brutality, violence, dark hero, sociopath, paranoia, street shootout, hairdresser, corrupt politician ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.3
 1K
Dead Trigger (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 2021 - 5 years after the outbreak of a mysterious virus that turned humans into bloodthirsty, undead beasts much of the world’s population has been decimated. When governments were unable to keep the disease at bay, the Contagion Special Unit was ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, exciting, intense, rough ...
Plot: zombie apocalypse, virus, swat team, rescue mission, military, top secret, martial arts, tough guy, game, battles, danger, survival ...
Time: 2020s, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 80K
Project Power (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: drug lord, super powers, super strength, ghetto, superhuman powers, experimental drug, pills, invisibility, mad scientist, strength, police officer, police ...
Time: 2010s, 2020s
Place: mississippi river, new orleans, mississippi
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 42K
Morgan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A corporate risk-management consultant must determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment.
Style: suspense, twist ending, surprise ending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, moral dilemma, genetics, experiment, danger, violence, escape, surveillance, cloning, fight, isolation, secret laboratory ...
Time: future, contemporary, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.4
 20K
Black and Blue (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Exposure follows a rookie Detroit African-American female cop who stumbles upon corrupt officers who are murdering a drug dealer, an incident captured by her body cam. They pursue her through the night in an attempt to destroy the footage, but to ...
Style: suspense, tense, bleak, slang, neo noir ...
Plot: drug lord, rookie, police, police corruption, danger, criminal gang, organized crime, policewoman, police chase, mercilessness, corrupt cop, justice ...
Time: 2010s
Place: detroit, louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
S.W.A.T.: Under Siege (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: survival, chase, martial arts, foot chase, corrupt cop, death of friend, murder, husband wife relationship, police chase, self mutilation, violence, police ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle washington, washington state, seattle, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 7K
SuperFly (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Career criminal Youngblood Priest wants out of the Atlanta drug scene, but as he ramps up sales, one little slip up threatens to bring the whole operation down before he can make his exit.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: money, nightclub, police, arrest, driving, corruption, cocaine, escape, jewelry, fight, car chase, party ...
Time: 2010s
Place: atlanta georgia, montenegro, hong kong, texas, birmingham alabama ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In a post-apocalyptic New York City, a policeman infiltrates the Bronx, which has become a battleground for several murderous street gangs.
Style: rough, bleak, suspenseful, futuristic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang war, chase, gang, rivalry, motorcycle chase, social decay, vigilantism, street gang, karate, gory, chaos, wild ride ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: new york, usa, new york state, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
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Criminal (2016)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Bulgaria
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Bill Pope is a CIA agent on a mission in London tracking down a shadowy hacker nicknamed "The Dutchman." When he gets mysteriously ambushed and killed, an experimental procedure is used to transfer his memories into dangerous ex-convict ...
Style: suspense, exciting, disturbing, intense, rough ...
Plot: cia agent, memory, tough guy, brutality, prisoner, manhunt, terrorism, undercover, mission, convict, cia, swat team ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, west virginia, delaware, big ben london, russia
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33%
American Assassin (2017)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Following the murder of his fiancée, Mitch Rapp trains under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley. The pair then is enlisted to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: terrorist, cia, counter terrorism, mentor, tough guy, terrorist plot, kickboxing, hand to hand combat, recruit, mole, government agent, revenge ...
Time: 2010s
Place: romania, warsaw poland, istanbul turkey, rome italy, virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Code of Honor (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, ...
Style: tense, suspense, rough, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: murder, brutality, danger, anti hero, sociopath, gangsters, anti heroes, fbi agent, chase, ex special forces, tough guy, killer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Eleventh Hour (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An ex-Navy SEAL, Michael Adams, (Matthew Reese) was captured during a raid to free Japanese prisoners from a North Korean prison camp. He endures the North Koreans torture for three years -- seen only as flashbacks -- then released back into ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, exciting, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: female agent, vendetta, violence, chase, husband wife relationship, political prisoner, tragic hero, conspiracy, prisoner, female assassin, attempted murder, secret service agent ...
Time: 2000s
Place: korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 5.1
 2K
VANish (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three thugs kidnap Emma, the daughter of a drug kingpin, and have no idea that murderous blood that runs through her veins. As time passes, the unlucky threesome finds themselves in danger from the police, gangsters and their captive.
Style: tense, serious, suspense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, on the road, danger, road trip, crimes, confined, captivity, graphic violence, rivalry, chaos, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 4.0
 7K
Rogue (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Battle-hardened O’Hara leads a lively mercenary team of soldiers on a daring mission: rescue hostages from their captors in remote Africa. But as the mission goes awry and the team is stranded, O’Hara’s squad must face a bloody, brutal ...
Style: suspense, brutal, bleak, disturbing, bloody ...
Plot: manhunt, animal attack, human trafficking, female warrior, marines, mercenary, lion, crocodile, fight, chase, rescue, danger ...
Time: 2020s, 2010s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 154K
6 Underground (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: After faking his death, a tech billionaire recruits a team of international operatives for a bold and bloody mission to take down a brutal dictator.
Style: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, non-linear, psychotronic
Plot: street shootout, parkour, fight, mission, teamwork, deception, justice, machismo, courage, disguise, brutality, paranoia ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: california, florence, paris france, afghanistan, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Army of the Dead (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, unusual plot structure, road movie, suspense ...
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, walking dead, survival, heist, apocalypse, danger, tiger, panic, moral dilemma, death, leader ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s
Place: las vegas, usa, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Chain of Command (1994)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Merrill Ross (Michael Dudikoff) is thought to be a C.I.A. agent gone bad and teaming with some other alphabet named agency to take over the oil rich country of Qumir, he finds he's in the middle of a very explosive situation. Not knowing ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: computer cracker, night, taxi driver, cell phone, rescue, death of friend, photograph, rooftop, military, pool cue, limousine, assassination attempt ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 34K
Braven (2018)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A logger defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, twists and turns, scenic ...
Plot: home invasion, mercilessness, cocaine, siege, drug dealer, murder, survival, family in danger, plot twist, child in peril, fight to the death, wilderness ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
24 Hours to Live (2017)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, China, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An assassin seeks redemption after being given a second chance at life.
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: redemption, stylized violence, gunfight, reincarnation, haunted by the past, rescue, near death experience, conspiracy, murder, tragic hero, mercilessness, hallucination ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south africa, cape town south africa, florida, hong kong, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%