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The First Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 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: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, surprise ending, sinister
Plot: murder, abuse of power, experiment, survival horror, sadism, nazism, party, night, racism, african american, money, fighting the system, psychological thriller, political oppression, mass death, gory violence, atrocity, social injustice, class differences, terrorism, serial killer, nightmare, politics, secret police, human rights ...
Time: 2010s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful and serious films with plots about death, blood, violence, murder, blood splatter, brutality and shot in the chest mostly in Thriller, Horror and Action genres. Some movies like The First Purge: The Purge: Election Year (2016), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), Halloween (2018), Midnight Ride (1990), Jason X (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Purge: Election Year (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
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: suspense, brutal, bloody, intense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, murder, violence, gunfight, class differences, politics, death, social decay, social injustice, female politician, political conspiracy, rebellion ...
Time: near future
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival horror, survival, future dystopia, social decay, machete, murder, sniper, gatling gun, motorcycle, one day, masked man, apartment ...
Time: 21st century, future, 2020s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 5K
The Purge (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspense, tense, brutal, suspenseful, bloody ...
Plot: murder, social injustice, brutality, blood, family in danger, violence, party, massacre, night, survival, african american, death ...
Time: near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 55K
Halloween (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. This film, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, suspense ...
Plot: halloween, masked killer, boogeyman, serial killer, murder, slasher, violence, sadistic psychopath, maniac, death, halloween costume, stabbed to death ...
Time: 2010s
Place: midwest, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 5.2
 632
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, serial killer, slasher, chase, on the run, stalking, murder, psychopath, danger, hostages, protagonist as suspect, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: moscow russia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.4
 44K
Jason X (2001)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the year 2455, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled, not to live, but to research ...
Style: futuristic, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: slasher, knife murder, slasher killer, serial killer, outer space, good versus evil, murder, space station, scientist, cryogenics, spacecraft, survival ...
Time: future, 2000s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 9K
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, serious, rough, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: small town, plague, quarantine, virus, blood, death, murder, disease, epidemic, military police, scientist, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pennsylvania, asia, usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat.
Style: scary, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, slasher, human monster, death, murder, gory, psychopath, danger, survival, vengeance, zombie, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 1990s
Place: texas, california, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who ...
Style: suspense, tragic ending, sinister, surprise ending
Plot: cure, desert, trial, battle, scientist, murder, zombie, survival, city, fight, imprisonment, illness ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 75K
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
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: stylized, bloody, entertaining, exciting, intense ...
Plot: murder, car chase, violence, extreme violence, chase, stylized violence, gunfight, revenge, fight scenes, mad scientist, cloning, conspiracy ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Chrissie and her friends set out on a road trip for a final fling before one is shipped off to Vietnam. Along the way, bikers harass the foursome and cause an accident that throws Chrissie from the vehicle. The lawman who arrives on the scene kills ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, serial killer, murder, psychopath, violence, gore, blood, torture, chainsaw, cannibalism, sadism, knife ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Germany, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Australia
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, suspenseful, serious, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, chaos, bio weapon, mutant, supernatural, end of the world, survival, chases and races, female soldier, post apocalyptic, monster, pistol ...
Time: future
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 34K
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, surprise ending, twist ending, intense, tricky ...
Plot: artificial intelligence, robot, genetics, cloning, violence, science, isolation, chase, brutality, interrogation, broken nose, broken neck ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 21K
Cell (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a strange signal pulsates through all cell phone networks worldwide, it starts a murderous epidemic of epic proportions when users become bloodthirsty creatures, and a group of people in New England are among the survivors to deal with the ...
Style: scary, twist ending, melancholic, surreal, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: apocalypse, cell phone, virus, murder, zombie, survival, brutality, insanity, adaptation, violence, suicide, ice cream truck ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston, maine, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 41K
The Collection (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, mercenary, trap, slasher, gore, kidnapping, party, escape, gory, hotel, masked killer, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 26K
Firestarter (1984)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As youths, Andy McGee (David Keith) and his future wife, Vicky (Heather Locklear), participated in secret experiments, allowing themselves to be subjected to mysterious medical tests. Years later, the couple's daughter, Charlie (Drew ...
Style: psychological, stylized, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, fire, telepathy, on the run, government agency, college, intelligence, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, chases and races, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 524K
Logan (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Style: suspense, harsh, emotional, futuristic, scenic ...
Plot: superhero, immortality, chase, redemption, survival, death of protagonist, father daughter relationship, fight scenes, road trip, mentor, anti-hero, little girl ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: mexico, north dakota, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 340K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, monster, quarantine, chaos, giant monster, found footage, danger, survival horror, helicopter, skyscraper, escape, destruction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
 14K
Beyond Skyline (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, China, Canada, Indonesia, Singapore, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Detective Mark Corley storms his way onto an alien spaceship to rescue his estranged son. When the ship crashes in Southeast Asia, he forges an alliance with a band of survivors to take back the planet once and for all.
Style: light, surprise ending, suspense
Plot: alien, survival, invasion, minefield, hybrid, alien monster, exploding car, mixed martial arts, tough cop, tracking device, tough girl, warrior ...
Time: 2010s
Place: southeast asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: cigarette smoking, cigar smoking, security camera, elevator, telephone call, telephone, death, limousine, government agent, bar, chase, wine cellar ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Universal Soldier: Regeneration (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux. Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis from the original Universal Soldier and a ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, super strength, superhuman, dynamite, super soldier, police car, hostage, massacre, terrorism, military, race against time ...
Time: 1960s, 2000s, 80s
Place: virginia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.5
 63K
The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: surprise ending, gothic
Plot: alien, predator, military, cigarette smoking, massacre, machismo, warrior, destruction, invisibility, school teacher, hunter, autism ...
Time: 20th century, 2010s
Place: mexico, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.8
 185K
Halloween (1978)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In John Carpenter's horror classic, a psychotic murderer, institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish teenage girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.
Style: scary, suspense, suspenseful, rough, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: halloween, serial killer, slasher, psychopath, violence, teenage life, masked killer, small town, psychiatrist, evil, doctors and patients, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978, 1960s, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 302K
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: John McClane is an off-duty cop gripped with a feeling of déjà vu when on a snowy Christmas Eve in the nation's capital, terrorists seize a major international airport, holding thousands of holiday travelers hostage. Renegade military ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, christmas, airport, save the day, chase, lone hero, gunfight, airplane, danger, master criminal, fight scenes, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c., california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA, France, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead. The human race’s last and only hope, Alice, awakens in the heart of Umbrella’s most ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, futuristic, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: zombie, plague, future dystopia, genetic engineering, virus, heroic mission, hand to hand combat, pandemic, chase, mutant, survival, bio weapon ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., moscow russia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 12K
Dreamscape (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A government funded project looks into using psychics to enter people's dreams, with some mechanical help. When a subject dies in his sleep from a heart attack Alex Gardner becomes suspicious that another of the psychics is killing people in ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: monster, psychic, dream, danger, science, telekinesis, politics, nuclear holocaust, supernatural ability, usa president, deadly, assassination ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: illinois, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 17K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, supernatural, dark fantasy, monster, escape, murder, psychopath, good versus evil, slasher, deadly creature, supernatural ability, zombie ...
Time: 1990s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 173K
The Purge (2013)
Genre: Horror, 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, family in danger, future dystopia, self defense, danger, society, life is a bitch, home invasion, escapades, chaos, violence spree, social decay ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Armed Response (2017)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a team of highly trained operatives who find themselves trapped inside an isolated military compound.
Style: macabre, gothic, suspense, surprise ending, dark
Plot: security camera, fear, death, escape, brutality, massacre, escape attempt, shot in the chest, gun, bathtub, flashback, chase ...
Place: afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.1
 24K
See No Evil (2006)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight (Jacobs) has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain -- a group that includes the cop ...
Style: serious, rough, scary, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, danger, hotel, religious fanatic, murder, chase, slasher, gory, axe, monster, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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