Movies like Bad Times at the El Royale

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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
 7.1
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Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption... before everything goes to hell. A young concierge greets the strangers: a down-on-his-luck priest, a singer, an impressionable Southern girl and her older sister, a vacuum cleaner salesman, and a charismatic cult leader.
Style: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, psychological, suspenseful, rough, microfilm
Plot: surveillance, disorder, hotel, violence, criminal, deadly, ruse, danger, motel, dishonesty, hippie, money, death, survival, psychopath, betrayal, deception, gunfight, society, dark secret, submachine gun, vacuum cleaner, motel room, concierge, post traumatic stress disorder ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, year 1969, 1950s, year 1959
Place: california, washington d.c., nevada

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending and realistic films with plots about murder, violence, death, crimes, revenge, betrayal and blood mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Bad Times at the El Royale: The Hateful Eight (2015), 88 Minutes (2007), Panic Room (2002), Arlington Road (1999), Wind River (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hateful Eight (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.
Style: captivating, dark humor, stylized, exciting, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 19th century
Place: wyoming, usa
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88 Minutes (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A college professor who moonlights as a forensic psychiatrist for the FBI, receives a death threat claiming he has only 88 minutes to live.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manipulation, fbi, death threat, death, frame up, forensics, paranoia, crimes, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s, year 1997
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c., seattle washington
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Panic Room (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Trapped in their New York brownstone's panic room, a hidden chamber built as a sanctuary in the event of break-ins, newly divorced Meg Altman and her young daughter Sarah play a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with three intruders - Burnham, Raoul ...
Style: tense, stylized, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: home invasion, thief, confinement indoors, disorder, millionaire, danger, neo noir, locked in a room, cat and mouse, crimes, crime gone awry, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, psychological, bleak ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Wind River (2017)
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Duration: 107 min.
Story: An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, surprise ending, bleak, sentimental
Plot: investigation, murder, native american reservation, violence, murder investigation, forest, rape, fbi, snow, mountain, finding a dead body, fbi agent ...
Time: 2010s
Place: wyoming, united states, usa
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Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
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Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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8MM (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A small, seemingly innocuous plastic reel of film leads surveillance specialist Tom Welles down an increasingly dark and frightening path. With the help of the streetwise Max, he relentlessly follows a bizarre trail of evidence to determine the fate ...
Style: disturbing, rough, captivating, suspense, twists and turns ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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The Betrayed (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Destroyer (2018)
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Duration: 121 min.
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Style: suspense, melancholic, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: tense, bleak, twists and turns, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Side Effects (2013)
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A woman turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's upcoming release from prison.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: depression, murder, deception, mental illness, mentally unstable, doctors and patients, life turned upside down, manipulation, psychiatrist, mental institution, dishonesty, patient ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2004
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Perfect Getaway (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, scary ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: secret agents, secret service, investigation, rescue, undercover, race against time, secret agent, politics, danger, dishonesty, missing person, kidnapping ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, tense ...
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Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
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Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Rescue Me (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When Robyn the daughter of Special Agent in Charge Alex Campbell of the FBI is kidnapped along with her best friend Chloe Hart, Alex is forced to take a close look at those around him to help determine who he can trust and who he can't if he ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, contemplative, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 2011, year 1995 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Blown Away (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Blown Away tells the story of Jimmy Dove who works for the Boston bomb squad. Shortly after Dove leaves the force his partner is killed by a bomb that Dove thinks might have been made by someone he knows.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Better Way to Die (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Boomer (Wiper) is a rookie cop based in the urban hellhole that is downtown Chicago. After his involvement in a drug bust operation which results in the death of Carlos (Carmen Argenziano), his mentor and father figure, Boomer becomes disillusioned ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, undercover, mistaken identity, hitman, gangsters, manhunt, danger, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, rivalry, special agents, race against time ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Too Scared to Scream (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A killer of young women is loose in an exclusive apartment complex and a detective is out to stop him. The chief suspect is a Shakespeare-spouting doorman who lives with his invalid mother. Meanwhile, an undercover cop moves into the apartment ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, brutal, suspense, psycho film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, police detective, psychopath, manipulation, slasher, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, manipulations, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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