Movies like The Survivor 2008

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The Survivor (2008)
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The Survivor (2008)
Original name: Supraviețuitorul
Genre: Crime
Country: Romania
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After WWII Comisarul Moldovan spent years as a political prisoner of the communist regime. The favorite entertainment of the Russian Colonel in charge of the prison was to have the inmates play Russian Roulette. Only his unbelievable luck and survivor spirit helped Moldovan live through his detention. Out of the prison the ex-policeman joins an international Russian Roulette illegal gaming circuit. In late 70's faith brings him to a Central European town where Goldberg, an old acquaintance of his is organizing an "improved" version of the game where two opponents are shooting each other. Step by step Moldovan meets lots of familiar faces, both friends and enemies. It looks like the whole Bucharest's underworld from the 40's chose to meet here.
Style: tense, realistic, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: survival, danger, russian roulette, vengeance, gambling, haunted by the past, social decay, crimes, contests and competitions, intrigue, murder, society, deadly, rivalry, mafia, prison, crime, graphic violence, urban, uninhibited rivalry, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), corruption
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, romania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, deadly, danger, rivalry and vengeance mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Survivor: 13 (2005), Trivial (2007), Killing Words (2003), 13 (2010), Bloodlines (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, crime, murder, contests and competitions, danger, deadly, reward, profanity, social decay, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Trivial (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An inspector who just suffered a family tragedy is looking for a missing older man. Man's family is of no help, or are they hiding something? He is helped by a ghost of an actress who died 30 years ago, or is he slowly going insane?
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, law enforcement, haunted by the past, uncover truth, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger, murder, death of wife, pursuit, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: normandy, europe, france
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100%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, abduction, monologue, videotaping, video tape ...
Time: contemporary
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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, rough ...
Plot: russian roulette, greed, gambling, murder, revolver, crimes, fish out of water, danger, life is a bitch, social decay, profanity, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, ohio, delaware, grand central station manhattan new york city, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, crimes, deadly, intrigue, rivalry, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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41%
Varg Veum - The Consorts of Death (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Varg Veum investigates the murder of a married couple; prime suspect is the stepson, but Veum does not think he is guilty. Not even when he confesses.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, tense
Plot: mystery, investigation, murder, private detective, uncover truth, law enforcement, race against time, crimes, danger, deadly, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
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40%
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I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, deadly, betrayal, survival, rivalry, danger, trapped, murder, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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39%
The Divine Move (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Professional baduk (go) player Tae-seok loses a high-stakes game to infamous underground gambler Sal-soo, and ends up framed for the murder of his own brother and locked up in prison. He vows revenge and trains ferociously. After serving his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, vengeance, dishonesty, rivalry, deadly, crimes, murder, prison, violence, graphic violence, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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 4.2
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Jack Falls (2011)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Former undercover police officer Jack Adleth returns to London seeking those who tried to have him killed in Amsterdam.
Style: serious, tense, neo noir, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, crimes, vengeance, assassination attempt, rivalry, danger, haunted by the past, police corruption, law enforcement, crime boss, deadly, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, london
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19%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 2K
Antikiller (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Former criminal investigator, Major Korenev, nicknamed Fox is released from prison. He has been detained there as a result of planted incriminating evidence of unlawful investigation techniques. Setting accounts with Shaman - a big criminal boss, ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: crimes, criminal heroes, fighting crime, rivalry, gang, danger, criminal, brutality, corruption, criminal gang, law and order, smuggler ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 725
Code 37 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A famous writer is violated in a sex-movie-theatre. He had a date with Roos, a young student who works also as a prostitute. Quickly it becomes clear that more students are active in the prostitution. Enough reason for Hannah and her team to go ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, murder, gain trust, haunted by the past, parents and children, law enforcement, college, prostitution, danger, rivalry, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe, ghent
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
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Dossier K. (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium, Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Vincke and Verstuyft are detectives of the Antwerp police department. This time they have to deal with the Albanian mob and some problems in their own police division.
Style: serious, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, vengeance, crimes, danger, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, mafia, murder, partners against crime, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, albania, antwerp, europe
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33%
 4.8
 583
G.B.H. (2017)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Damien, a London copper has a past he's trying to forget. Before joining the force he ran with a football firm, getting involved in tear-ups up and down the country. Now he's on the other side of the law and faces a tough decision, side ...
Style: serious, rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fighting crime, haunted by the past, chaos, moral dilemma, political unrest, hopes, society, going straight, chaos and mayhem, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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33%
Varg Veum - The Dead Have It Easy (2012)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Varg Veum tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night, but he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from?
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, race against time, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, danger, who done it, violence, conspiracy, graphic violence, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Simple Justice (1989)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When an unknown assailant viciously murders the participants in a bank robbery and murder case, it could be a case of vigilante justice - that is, if the two cases are connected. That's for the police to decide - and it's a puzzle that ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
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Time: 80s
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Frozen Silence (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In 1943, during the midst of World War II, a serial murderer appears in the Blue Division, volunteer body of Spanish soldiers who fought on the Russian front with German troops. After finding the body of a Spanish soldier who has been stuck in the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: army investigation, murder, serial killer, crimes, war, riddles and clues, world war two, soldier, military, superior officer, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Hidden Child (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Erica's parents are killed in a traffic accident. She moves to Fjällbacka and discovers she has a brother.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: life is a bitch, investigation, uncover truth, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, secret past, intrigue, dishonesty, against humanity, crimes, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In 1976, a Mi'gMaq teenager plots revenge against the sadistic Indian agent who imprisoned her in a residential school where rape and abuse are common.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, teenage life, vengeance, life is a bitch, crimes, drug dealing, society, rivalry, youth, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Twisted Sisters (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twisted Sisters is a dark thriller dealing with the personal struggle between two twins. Jennifer was given everything a girl could wish for, Norah learned to survive on nothing. Now it is time for the tables to turn. Locating, stalking and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, scary ...
Plot: twins, murder, pregnancy, rivalry, deadly, danger, stalking, crimes, amateur detective, couples, family relations, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hamburg germany
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29%
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My Kingdom (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, family relations, vengeance, murder, parents and children, betrayal, drug dealing, dishonesty, deadly, prostitute, crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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28%
 4.9
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Big Muddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martha Barlow, a modern day outlaw, must reconcile her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, murder, haunted by the past, danger, parents and children, on the run, survival, small town, family relations, teenage son, female nudity, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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27%
Paris Countdown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, survival, psychopath, race against time, betrayal, danger, on the run, friendship, murder, chase, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, mexico, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, vigilantism, danger, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, suspect, group of friends, strong violent content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Black Godfather (1974)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The heroes in The Black Godfather are members of an African-American criminal organization. Like Brando in The Godfather, they're not averse to robbery and murder, but they do draw the line at narcotics. When the Mafia infiltrates the ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, dishonesty, fighting crime, undercover, crimes, law enforcement, crime, rising to stardom, criminal heroes, gangsters, deadly, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Killing Affair (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Peter Weller (Robocop) stars as Baton Morris, a drifter suspected of murder, in this crime drama. A widow (Kathy Baker) living in West Virginia takes in the man (Weller) whom she believes murdered her husband. As she spends more time with him, she ...
Style: tense, mind bending, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: fall in love, crime, hostages, couples, hostage, haunted by the past, isolation, woman in danger, vengeance, danger, rivalry, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: west virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Runaway (2010)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
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Story: Cathy Connor and Eamonn Docherty are brought up together in the East End. As the daughter of a prostitute, Madge, Cathy's life is difficult, especially when everyone assumes that she will be following in her mother's footsteps. But when ...
Style: tense, serious, bleak, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, on the run, gangsters, murder, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, gender, danger, society, betrayal, suffering ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.2
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Officer Down (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A policewoman unwittingly puts her family in danger when she uncovers corruption in her department.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, fighting the system, uncover truth, law enforcement, danger, rivalry, deadly, crimes, vengeance, police corruption, vigilantism, cop as target ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.0
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The Odds (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling. A 17-year old must find his best friends' killer before the game is exposed.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gambling, investigation, murder, uncover truth, youth, crimes, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, amateur detective, suburbs, poker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: false accusation, mind game, mystery, fighting the system, investigation, psychopath, deadly, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, danger, protagonist as suspect, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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24%