Movies like Blue Ruin

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Blue Ruin (2013)
 7.1
 73K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough, neo noir, brutal, intense, dark, melancholic ...
Plot: vengeance, death, crimes, homeless, vigilantism, haunted by the past, revenge, violence, vigilante, rivalry, disorder, violence spree, life turned upside down, murder, brutality, character study, drifter, car, family feud, family, rage, alienation, strong violent content, estrangement, plan gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware

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Most similar movies to Blue Ruin

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, murder, vengeance, violence, gun, brutality and revenge mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Blue Ruin: Prisoners (2013), No Country for Old Men (2007), Boy Wonder (2010), Four Brothers (2005), Cold in July (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 678K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, torture, disappearance, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: neo noir, tense, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: greed, hitman, sheriff, death, brutality, psychopath, human nature, crimes, track down, peril, stolen money, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal, murder, pimp, childhood trauma, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, vigilantism, boxing, lone wolves, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 144K
Four Brothers (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.
Style: harsh, sentimental, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, robbery, murder, funeral, uncover truth, mob boss, parents and children, criminal heroes, interracial adoption, sibling relationship, loss of family member, orphan ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, detroit, michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 36K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: private detective, home invasion, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, unlikely partners, death, self defense, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: neo noir, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, blackmail, debt, crime gone awry, crimes, greed, deception, family problems, plan gone awry, sibling relationship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brazil, manhattan new york city, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 69K
A Simple Plan (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: greed, crime gone awry, crimes, betrayal, human nature, treasure, character change, dishonesty, couple relations, disorder, fbi, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 60K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: rape, sexual abuse, murder, teasing, family in danger, self defense, revenge, brutality, village life, vengeance, breaking point, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, cornwall, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 95K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, cynical ...
Plot: extramarital affair, private detective, hitman, murder, crime gone awry, crimes, dishonesty, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, gas station, nightmare ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 449K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, tense, neo noir, bleak, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, police investigation, child abuse, loss of child, death in the family, loss of daughter, sexual abuse, childhood, child rape, loss of loved one, child molestation ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 70s, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
King of the Ants (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young drifter, struggling to makes ends meet, accepts a job to kill a prominent accountant. When he isn't paid for the hit, revenge is now his path.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, rough, scary ...
Plot: accountant, hitman, nightmare, crimes, murder, vengeance, criminal heroes, kidnapping, golf, drifter, desert, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, harsh, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: motorcycle, haunted by the past, family relations, loner, rookie, money problems, police officer, corruption, destiny, death, chief of police, father son relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 17K
13 (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sebastian, a young man, has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. Something else he does not know is that Gerard Dorez, a cop on a knife-edge, is tailing him. When he reaches his ...
Style: tense, disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: overdose, life is a bitch, crimes, murder, fish out of water, social decay, reward, contests and competitions, suicidal, gambling, visceral, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, death in the family, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 186K
Falling Down (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: On the day of his daughter's birthday, William "D-Fens" Foster is trying to get to the home of his estranged ex-wife to see his daughter. His car breaks down, so he leaves his car in a traffic jam in Los Angeles and decides to walk. ...
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, road movie ...
Plot: anger, losing-it hero, midlife crisis, depression, birthday, traffic jam, layoff, frustration, alienation, rage, life is a bitch, insanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 31K
The Salton Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After the murder of his beloved wife, a man in search of redemption is set adrift in a world where nothing is as it seems. On his journey, he befriends slacker Jimmy "The Finn", becomes involved in rescuing his neighbor Colette from her ...
Style: neo noir, tense, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: methamphetamine, death of wife, drug abuse, drug lord, vengeance, crimes, working undercover, double life, haunted by the past, rivalry, undercover, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 42K
13 (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, crimes, fish out of water, life is a bitch, society, social decay, police detective, drug overdose, game of death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, new york, midwest, delaware ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.1
 2K
Headshot (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A hitman named Tul is shot in the head during an assignment. When he wakes up from a two month coma Tul discovers that he literally sees everything upside down.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, disorder, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, secret movement, frame up, assassination, sexual content, graphic violence, rivalry, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Out of the Furnace (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.
Style: bleak, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: justice, disappearance, ex convict, crimes, revenge, track down, vigilantism, financial problem, loss of sibling, merciless, going straight, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, pennsylvania, indiana, new jersey, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: robbery, family relations, self defense, small town, double life, attempted murder, revenge, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, vigilantism, rivalry, drug dealing, revenge, murder, death of father, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, kidnapping, transplant, ransom, black market, vengeance, mute or deaf, factory worker, suicide, layoff, crime gone awry, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 63K
Sabotage (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, swat team, drug cartel, police investigation, crime scene, vengeance, brutality, crimes, tough law enforcer, dishonesty, hostage, strip club ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2014
Place: mexico, georgia, usa, atlanta, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 6.4
 107K
Faster (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Driver (Dwayne Johnson) has spent the last 10 years in prison planning revenge for the murder of his brother. Now that Driver is free to carry out his deadly plan only two men stand in his way- Billy Bob Thornton plays a veteran cop and Oliver ...
Style: stylized, twists and turns, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, hitman, police investigation, ex convict, policewoman, revenge, corruption, lone hero, one man army, crimes, tough guy, police officer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.5
 5K
The Horseman (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender drama unfolds between a grieving father and a troubled teenage girl as they drive northbound along the quiet outback roads of Australia. What she doesn't know is that between stops, he is leaving behind a bloody trail of bodies in a ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: rage, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, violence spree, hitchhiker, realism, on the road, murder, brutality, heroin, police officer killed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.9
 8K
Empire (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A big time drug dealer Victor Rosa is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a big deal with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. stockbroker. Thinking this will be his chance to go out on top Victor soon finds out that he has ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, vengeance, crimes, wall street, drug dealing, cons and scams, criminal heroes, going straight, violence, greed, pregnancy, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, new york, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crimes, operation, doctor, girlfriend, money ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 151K
The Drop (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.
Style: tense, twists and turns, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, robbery, gangsters, crime boss, crimes, criminal's revenge, organized crime, fall in love, hitman, bartender, blackmail, catholic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.1
 41K
Narc (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An undercover narc dies, the investigation stalls, so the Detroit P.D. brings back Nick Tellis, fired 18-months ago when a stray bullet hits a pregnant woman. Tellis teams with Henry Oak, a friend of the dead narc and an aggressive cop constantly ...
Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, drug overdose, undercover, police corruption, police brutality, child abuse, police investigation, investigation, drug addiction, drug dealing, police detective, police shootout ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: detroit, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, fall in love, hopes, disorder, redemption, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%