Movies and TV shows like The Purge 2018

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The Purge (2018)
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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 throws at them. As the clock winds down with their fates hanging in the balance, each character is forced to reckon with their pasts as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
Style: brutal, tense, suspense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, bloody, bleak, political thriller
Plot: distopia, survival horror, brutality, murder, mass murder, social injustice, masked killer, serial killer, terrorism, serial murder, threat, gunfight, murderer, party, revolution, torture, betrayal, rebellion, evil, massacre, psycho killer, night, nightmare, blood, killing spree ...
Time: near future

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Most similar movies to The Purge

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, suspense and scary films and TV series with plots about murder, death, violence, blood, danger, serial killer and survival mostly in Thriller, Horror and Drama genres. Some movies like The Purge: The Purge: Election Year (2016), Deadly Class (2018), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), Snowpiercer (2020), Hannibal (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: survival horror, abuse of power, murder, party, sadism, blood, evil man, experiment, african american, racism, night, nightmare ...
Time: year 2014, year 2017, 2010s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Deadly Class (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Follow a disillusioned teen recruited into a storied high school for assassins. Maintaining his moral code while surviving a ruthless curriculum, vicious social cliques, and his own adolescent uncertainties may prove fatal.
Style: brutal, atmospheric, sadistic, bloody, dark ...
Plot: drugs, youth, danger, death, training, boarding school, assassin, gang, murderer, teenager, private school, violence ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
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 6.9
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Snowpiercer (2020)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, the remnants of humanity inhabit a gigantic, perpetually-moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival are questioned in this riveting ...
Style: apocalyptic, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspenseful, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: post apocalypse, struggle for survival, class distinction, rebellion, train, apocalypse, class system, humanity, inequality, distopia, humanity in peril, survival ...
Time: 2020s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 240K
Hannibal (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him ...
Style: psychological, tense, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, cannibal, mind game, psychopath, cannibalism, death, mental patient, psychiatrist, crime, graphic violence, special agents, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 42K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: paranormal phenomena, danger, investigation, death, small town, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, interracial adoption, blood, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 6K
Blood Drive (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a near-dystopian future, a former cop is forced to take part in a death race where the cars run on human blood. You lose a leg and you lose your head.
Style: bloody, tense, road movie, macabre, rough
Plot: crimes, murder, car race, survival, ex cop, gunfight, danger, rivalry, sex scene, surrealism, police investigation, dishonesty ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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 ⇓
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 6.7
 13K
Slasher (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, crimes, survival, investigation, husband wife relationship, betrayal, prison, jealousy, teenager, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Would You Rather (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.
Style: tense, suspenseful, scary, rough, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, moral dilemma, danger, group of strangers, survival, deathtrap, confinement indoors, mind game, game, threat, sadism, choice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
American Horror Stories (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series of stand alone episodes delving into horror myths, legends and lore.
Style: atmospheric, anthology, scary, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, insanity, death, ghost, danger, supernatural power, fear, evil, nightmare, family problems, psycho killer ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 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 ⇓
35%
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Blood Prism (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: A successful art gallery coordinator, living a double life as a serial killer, preys on the hopeless as she attempts to find meaning behind the voices she hears. When she believes she is falling in love with a depressed comic book artist; she ...
Style: suspense, slasher, psychotronic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, woman in danger, threat, violence, masked killer, vengeance, serial murder, brutality, obsession, pursuit, characters killed one by one, alter ego ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fear the Walking Dead (2015)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: What did the world look like as it was transforming into the horrifying apocalypse depicted in "The Walking Dead"? This spin-off set in Los Angeles, following new characters as they face the beginning of the end of the world, will answer ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, zombie apocalypse, apocalypse, chaos, plague, family relations, parents and children, survival, life is a bitch, danger, society, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
American Horror Story (2011)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, tense, scary, captivating ...
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, mental institution, danger, death, ghost, witch, nightmare, evil, insanity, evil force, nun ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 60s, year 2011 ...
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa, massachusetts, north carolina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Lucid (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A woman with increasingly disturbing and violent dreams consults a famous sleep therapist known for his controversial treatments. Her experience plummets her into the dark, twisted depths of her subconscious, grasping for her sanity.
Style: scary, bleak, suspense, slasher, psychotronic ...
Plot: nightmare, dream, serial killer, murder, maniac, masked killer, homicidal maniac, gossip and rumors, violence, strong violent content, death, terror ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.5
 16K
Hell Fest (2018)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Halloween night at a horror theme park, a costumed killer begins slaying innocent patrons who believe that it's all part of the festivities.
Style: suspense, bleak, suspenseful, scary, rough ...
Plot: amusement park, masked killer, halloween, maniac, psycho, serial killer, psychopath, group of friends, violence, mystery killer, psycho killer, homicidal maniac ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Black Summer (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, tense, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: zombie, survival, apocalypse, panic, death, escape, blood, summer, chaos, zombie apocalypse, survivor, walking dead ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.7
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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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, rough, psycho film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, halloween, serial killer, violent, masked killer, violence, evil, mask, small town, serial murder, psychiatrist, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1978, year 1963 ...
Place: midwest, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Wolf Creek (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An anthology series which centers on different characters being targeted by crazed serial killer Mick Taylor in the Australian outback.
Style: slasher, suspense, psychological, tense, anthology ...
Plot: maniac, outback, australian outback, serial killer, survival, murder, fear, violence, death, pursuit, chase, danger ...
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31%
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Sacrament (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Leaving the city behind for a weekend of booze, bud and bonding at the coast, seven friends find themselves stranded en route to South Padre Island when a big storm interferes with their plans. The town of Middle Spring is more than happy to welcome ...
Style: psychotronic, suspenseful, scary, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: cannibalism, gay slur, gay couple, revenge, sadistic killer, serial killer, maniac, killing spree, true crime, violence, murderer, torture ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: melancholic, psychological, rough, bleak, captivating
Plot: rape, slavery, surrogate mother, sexism, infertility, totalitarianism, protest, tyranny, violence against women, violence, kidnapping, alternate reality ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Harper's Island (2009)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: A group of family and friends travels to a secluded island for a destination wedding. They've come to laugh... to love... and, though they don't know it... to die. As the wedding festivities begin, friendships are tested and secrets ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: island, serial killer, serial murder, multiple suspects, murder, danger, murderer, fear, friends, gory, threat, wedding ...
Place: washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 7K
Kill Theory (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Whilst celebrating a graduation at a secluded vacation home, a group of college students find themselves targeted by a sadistic killer who forces them to play a deadly game of killing one another in order to survive.
Style: slasher, surprise ending, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: psychopath, friendship, murder, rivalry, survival, moral dilemma, isolation, strong violent content, friends, gory, deadly, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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3% (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: In a future where the elite inhabit an island paradise far from the crowded slums, you get one chance to join the 3% saved from squalor.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense, exciting
Plot: rivalry, life is a bitch, society, murder, danger, vengeance, culture clash, crimes, violence, death, dishonesty, redemption ...
Time: future
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 2.6
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Clownface (2019)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A deranged serial killer known as "Clownface" terrorises the residents of a small town.
Style: slasher, psychotronic, tense, suspense, scary ...
Plot: killer clown, kill, maniac, serial killer, murder, survival, masked killer, mask, serial murder, brutality, crimes, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
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Freedom (2000)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama, Action
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Freedom is a short-lived 2000 American science fiction television show on the UPN network. There were 12 episodes filmed but only 7 were aired in the US. Some episodes were further aired internationally, and the full series is still occasionally ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic, bleak
Plot: distopia, freedom fighter, resistance, military, dictatorship, rebelliousness, heroic mission, rebellion, revolution, society, danger, state affairs ...
Time: near future, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 62K
The Collector (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.
Style: slasher, scary, brutal, macabre, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, trap, home invasion, gory, torture, held captive, deathtrap, homicidal maniac, hostage, masked man, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Hush (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A deaf woman is stalked by a psychotic killer in her secluded home.
Style: slasher, twist ending, suspense, scary, tense ...
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, deaf, survival, trapped, masked killer, deafness, brutality, blood, murder, murderer, violence ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%