Movies and TV shows like Waco

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Waco (2018)
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Waco (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 292 min.
TV show
Story: The FBI and ATF seize religious leader, David Koresh's Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas in the spring of 1993. A six-part television series covering a deadly standoff between the federal government and the Branch Davidians spiritual sect more than two decades ago will be filmed in New Mexico.
Style: tense, captivating, suspense, disturbing
Plot: siege, cult, fbi, standoff, showdown, raid, cult leader, true crime, gunfight, fbi agent, shoot out, united states of america, fire
Time: year 1993, 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa

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Most similar movies to Waco

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out tense, serious, realistic and suspenseful films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, fbi, crime, deadly, danger and investigation mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like Waco: The Looming Tower (2018), FBI: Most Wanted (2020), FBI (2018), Boardwalk Empire (2010), Quantico (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Looming Tower (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 492 min.
TV show
Story: Tracing the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda, it takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.
Style: based on true events, rough, suspense, disturbing
Plot: cia, terrorism, fbi, danger, brutality, war, deadly, iraq war, 9/11
Time: september 11 2001
Place: usa
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100%
FBI: Most Wanted (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Fugitive Task Force relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the ...
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: fbi, fbi agent, task force, runaway, criminal, murder, criminal justice, chase, society, crimes, danger, propaganda
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FBI (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The New York office of the FBI brings to bear all their talents, intellect and technical expertise on major cases in order to keep their city and the country safe.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: fbi, federal bureau of investigation, police investigation, fbi agent, propaganda, violence, female protagonist, partners, danger, crimes, exploding building, catastrophe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, tense, saga ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, criminal heroes, mob boss, smuggling, crime boss, businessman, politician, corruption, americana, ambitious ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, atlantic city, chicago illinois, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 57K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: fbi, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, fbi agent, terrorism, on the run, secret, terrorist bombing, terrorist, frame up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
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Dark Angel (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 62 min.
TV show
Story: Drama about the real-life Victorian serial killer Mary Ann Cotton.
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, disturbing
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: serial killer, victorian england, true crime, manipulation, femme fatale, deadly, crimes, violent, murder, violence, insanity, danger ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.3
 2K
The Widower (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Over a thirteen year period, a seemingly mild‐mannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, set about poisoning and murdering his first wife, attempting to do the same to his second wife and moving on to a further scheme to deceive his third fiancée.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, honeymoon, woman in danger, couple relations, unlikely criminals, danger, true crime, poisoning, insurance, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century, 90s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: fbi, cult, confined, danger, law enforcement, deadly, leadership, investigation, rebellion, psychopath, rebelliousness, isolation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Helter Skelter (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 194 min.
TV show
Story: The investigation of two horrific mass murders leads to the capture and trial of the psychotic pseudo-hippie Charles Manson and his "family".
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, death sentence, hippie, charles manson, dishonesty, legal, criminal heroes, legal investigation, deadly, leadership, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.7
 12K
Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, contemplative
Plot: serial killer, true crime, murder, detective inspector, police, murderer, chase, murder investigation, crimes, serial murder, uncover truth, death ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 8.6
 223K
Mindhunter (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
Style: psycho film, bleak, idiotic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, psychology, criminal psychologist, police investigation, fbi, murderer, fbi agent, serial murder, killings, police, murder ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.8
 898
Fatal Vision (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 181 min.
TV show
Story: A retiree spends nine years relentlessly seeking to prove that his son-in-law, a former Green Beret Army doctor, murdered his pregnant wife and two children
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, pregnancy, courtroom drama, infidelity, law enforcement, investigation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer, deadly, legal investigation, crime ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: north carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 11K
Aquarius (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: In the late 1960s, a Los Angeles police sergeant with a complicated personal life starts tracking a small-time criminal and budding cult leader seeking out vulnerable women to join his “cause.” The name of that man is Charles Manson.
Style: tense, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, police detective, missing person, police investigation, crimes, murder, hippie, policewoman, interrogation, police, drugs, name calling ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1969 ...
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.4
 105
Big Apple (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Big Apple is an American television drama series that was originally broadcast in the United States on CBS in 2001. The story centers on two New York City Police Department detectives Mooney and Trout working with the FBI to solve a murder with ties ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, suspense
Plot: organized crime, police detective, police, fbi, justice, law enforcement, criminal, legal, nypd, order, police officer, law and order ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 8.0
 6K
Sleeper Cell (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A chilling and unflinching look at all sides of a complicated issue, focusing on an African-American Muslim who joins an Islamic sleeper terrorist cell in the United States while working undercover for the FBI.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: muslim, undercover agent, terrorist, undercover, terrorism, heroes, danger, race against time, fbi, chases and races, pretense, bomb ...
Place: los angeles, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.6
 2K
Standoff (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The series focused on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members negotiated hostage situations and shared relationships.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: policewoman, fbi, partners against crime, spouse in danger, negotiation, hostage, coworker relationship, workplace romance, romancing partners, love and romance, lovers, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 84K
The Following (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, mind game, fbi, psychopath, killings, cult, crimes, special agents, police investigation, crime, violence, good versus evil ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Deliberate Stranger (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a law student and where other girls disappear. It takes the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, psychopath, murder, true crime, protagonist as suspect, legal, manhunt, deadly, crime, mind game, rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: utah, colorado, usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 7.5
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Reprisal (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: A hyper-noir story that follows a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, sets out to take revenge against her brother and his bombastic gang of gear-heads.
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, bloody, disturbing
Plot: neo-noir, gang leader, revenge, gang, femme fatale, vengeance, danger, murder, crimes, violence, brutality, adaptation ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Manhunt: Unabomber (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
Style: suspense, neo noir, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful
Plot: terrorism, psychoanalysis, serial killer, federal bureau of investigation, terrorist, mathematics, fbi, true crime, danger, crime investigation, mountain cabin, manifesto ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.4
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The Handler (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Handler is a crime series created by Canadian writer-producer Chris Haddock, airing in the United States on CBS in the 2003-04 season. The show starred Joe Pantoliano as Joe Renato, an FBI agent assigned to train and handle young undercover ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: fbi, crimes, special agents, law enforcement, crime, officers and cadets, basic training, undercover, government agency, working undercover, undercover agent, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 856
In Cold Blood (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, psychologically penetrating nonfiction novel. While in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: murder, countryside, death sentence, obsessive quest, investigation, journalism, crimes, deadly, cons and scams, track down, false accusation, fugitives ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 8.0
 10K
Millennium (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A retired FBI serial-profiler joins the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, good versus evil, fbi, conspiracy, investigation, prophecy, secret movement, supernatural, cult, murder investigation, crimes, supernatural ability ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Seduced by Madness: The Diane Borchardt Story (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
Story: True crime story of a Wisconsin teacher's aide who hired teenaged students to murder her estranged husband.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, sexual, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crime, protagonist as suspect, youth, manipulations, crumbling marriage, legal, dishonesty, mentally unstable, investigation, life is a bitch, mind game ...
Time: 90s
Place: wisconsin, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Bundy and the Green River Killer (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A police detective consults with incarcerated serial killer Ted Bundy to help him catch The Green River Killer. Based on terrifying true life elements which inspired Silence of the Lambs. In 1984, police in Washington State are investigating a spate ...
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspense, atmospheric, clever
Plot: fbi, maniac, serial killer, true crime, mind game, investigation, violence, crimes, human monster, murder, manipulation, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 15K
Parkland (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: November 22nd, 1963 was a day that changed the world forever — when young American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. This film follows, almost in real time, a handful of individuals forced to make split-second decisions ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, factual, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, assassination, fbi, state affairs, society, doctors and patients, americana, power relations, deadly, kennedy assassination, secret service, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1963
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.0
 10K
Show Me a Hero (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987 during Yonkers' worst crisis when federal courts ordered public housing built in the white, middle class side of town, dividing the city in a bitter battle fueled by fear, racism, murder and politics.
Style: rough, captivating, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Plot: politics, racism, state affairs, crimes, society, life is a bitch, interracial relations, lawsuit, mayor, urban, murder, workplace romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Gangland Undercover (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: This drama series is a fictionalized retelling of the story of meth dealer-turned-ATF informant Charles Falco, who spent three years inside one of America's most dangerous motorcycle gangs, the Vagos. Although Falco originally took on the ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: motorcycle gang, working undercover, informant, crimes, undercover, organized crime, undercover agent, gang, reenactment, outlaw, criminal, drug dealer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 40K
Numb3rs (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by actual cases and experiences, Numb3rs depicts the confluence of police work and mathematics in solving crime as an FBI agent recruits his mathematical genius brother to help solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles from a ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, crime, prodigy, fbi, murder investigation, police detective, mathematics, partners against crime, crimes, workplace, mathematician, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 5K
Chase (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network. The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of Houston, Texas. Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnson serve as ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: policewoman, fugitives, escaped prisoner, crimes, track down, wanted, police investigation, chase, special agents, law enforcement, rivalry, u.s. marshal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%