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The Philanthropist (2009)
 7.5
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The Philanthropist (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Philanthropist is an American action drama series that premiered on NBC on Wednesday, June 24, 2009. The program was a limited summer series, principally filmed in South Africa. It opened to strong ratings, but saw a drop in viewers in subsequent weeks. The Philanthropist is a Carnival Films production in association with The Levinson/Fontana Company and Original Media. Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Peter Horton, Charlie Corwin, Gareth Neame, and Teri Weinberg served as executive producers. On October 21, 2009, the series was canceled by NBC. Fans attempts to keep the show on the air using Facebook and a charitable cause called "Save The Philanthropist through Charity" were unsuccessful.
Style: feel good, serious, contemplative, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: billionaire, danger, haunted by the past, rescue, self discovery, ex couple relations, hopes, selflessness, loss of child, disorder, treatment, society, goodhearted, redemption, idealism, life turned upside down, dedication, hotshot, social activist, rich man, good deed, traveler
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and captivating films and TV series with plots about danger, hopes, society, disorder, family relations, rivalry and redemption mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Philanthropist: One Bad Choice (2015), I Am (2010), The Cleaner (2008), Trauma (2009), Agent X (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One Bad Choice (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: How one bad decision can change where your life goes.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, redemption, haunted by the past, hopes, crimes, unlikely criminals, juvenile delinquent, reenactment, bug, life, teenager
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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I Am (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the City of Angels, despair and heartache are the daily mail -- delivered with painful regularity whether we want them or not. Through I AM, we join an eclectic cast as they try to untangle themselves from the web of sin. All along the way, they ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, society, religions or cults, unfulfillment, inheritance, journalist, police, hopes, disorder, life turned upside down, attorney ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 7.1
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The Cleaner (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After hitting rock-bottom from his own addictions during the birth of his twins, William Banks strikes a tentative deal with God. In exchange for a second chance, he vows to kick his addictions and dedicate his life to helping others. Now, along ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: addiction, going straight, rescue, hopes, life is a bitch, belief, family life, human nature, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, drug rehab ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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69%
 7.7
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Trauma (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When emergencies occur, the trauma team from San Francisco City Hospital is first on the scene, traveling by land, by sea or by air to reach their victims in time. From the heights of the city's Transamerica Pyramid to the depths of the San ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, medical drama
Plot: paramedic, rescue, hospital, doctor, partners, workplace, workplace situations, responsibility, coworker, determination, team, daring rescue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Agent X (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Hidden from the view of the public - and even from the President - there is a top secret agent who is trained and ready to serve, deployed only at the careful discretion of the Vice President.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, heroic mission, politics, undercover, state affairs, heroes, vice president, spy, strong female presence, secret agent, daughter
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
American Odyssey (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In this "Traffic"-like action drama, an international conspiracy explodes when three strangers' lives unexpectedly collide - a female soldier, a corporate lawyer and a political activist.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, crimes, uncover truth, graphic violence, family relations, state affairs, society, danger, dishonesty, corporate crimes, left to die, military
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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59%
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CHAOS (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A comedic drama about a group of rogue CIA spies in the Office of Disruptive Services (ODS), who combat threats to national security amidst bureaucratic gridlock, rampant incompetence and political infighting.
Style: twists and turns, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, state affairs, secret agents, against the rules, law enforcement, workplace, national security, top secret, mistrust, new job, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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57%
 7.4
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Chosen (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Ian Mitchell is a lawyer and father who one day receives a box containing a gun and a picture of a stranger, along with instructions to kill the pictured person. He is subsequently attacked by another stranger, and discovers that he has been chosen ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, survival, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, mystery, race against time, disorder, danger, rivalry, who to trust, family in danger, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Mrs. Worthington's Party (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Father Jonathan Keene - a cold, impatient Catholic priest arrives in a tiny fishing village the week before Christmas to do what he does best: shut down a dying parish...
Style: feel good, serious, realistic, contemplative, touching
Plot: redemption, priest, christmas, clergy, self discovery, introspection, society, cause and meaning, social relations, religions or cults, hopes, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Hiding (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
TV show
Story: In order to survive, Lincoln Swift must take his family into witness protection and give evidence against his former employer, vicious crime boss Nils Vandenberg. With new names and fresh identities, the Swifts are ripped from their Gold Coast home ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: hidden identity, life turned upside down, family in danger, witnessing a crime, witness protection, dishonesty, family relations, hopes, crimes, parents and children, starting over, master criminal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.7
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Rush (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. William Rush is not your average on-call doctor. He's not attached to any hospital, he's highly discreet no matter what the ailment as long as the client can pay his cash-only premium and the doctor can party with the best of them. He ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, tense
Plot: doctor, workplace, doctors and patients, moral dilemma, patient, surgery, working the system, treatment, old love, power relations, lifesaver, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Day I Was Not Born (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Argentina
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a stopover in Buenos Aires on her way to Chile, 31-year-old Maria recognizes a nursery rhyme. Maria doesn't speak a work of Spanish, but without understanding what she is singing, she remembers the Spanish lyrics. Disturbed and thrown ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, contemplative, sentimental ...
Plot: redemption, self discovery, parents and children, haunted by the past, protecting from truth, adoption, family relations, uncover truth, life is a bitch, hopes, society, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
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49%
 4.4
 809
Killer Wave (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 175 min.
TV show
Story: Suddenly the US east coast is hit by a type of natural disaster formerly reserved, except after a major earthquake, for the Pacific and Indian ocean rims: tidal waves of the destructive tsunami type. Scientist and fiction author John McAdams attends ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, save the day, rescue, undercover, danger, forces of nature, investigation, save the world, race against time, adventure, conspiracy, giant wave ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
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48%
The Book of Jer3miah (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A college freshman, Jeremiah Whitney, accepts the undertaking to protect a mysterious Mesoamerican box. When Jeremiah's parents are mysteriously murdered, Jeremiah learns that he is the target of a frightening conspiracy. Every facet of his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, cliffhanger ...
Audience: teens
Plot: destiny, conspiracy, chase, uncover truth, riddles and clues, life turned upside down, young heroes, mystery, heroic mission, danger, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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47%
 7.2
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Off the Map (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: La Ciudad de las Estrellas, a tiny town in the South American jungle, is home to an understaffed, understocked medical clinic where three idealistic doctors come looking for change.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, medical drama ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: nurse, doctors and patients, doctor, patient, starting over, idealism, fish out of water, workplace, love and romance, surgery, career, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south america, latin america
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46%
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Hysteria (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An investigative thriller about a haunted young doctor who is summoned back to her hometown to investigate an epidemic that may be linked to social media - and her own tragic past.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, plague, haunted by the past, computers and web, youth, danger, doctors and patients, hospital, society, social relations, strong female presence, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Ben Hur (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Canada, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: About the struggle between the Roman Empire and its rebellious conquest Judaea, and two best friends caught in a terrible moment in history.
Style: exciting, rough, captivating, epic, serious ...
Plot: roman empire, rebellion, vengeance, military, slavery, dishonesty, danger, betrayal, political unrest, rivalry, society, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history, 1st century
Place: holy land, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
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Flash Gordon (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Flash Gordon is an American science fiction television series that debuted on Sci Fi in the United States on August 10, 2007 and continued airing new episodes through February 8, 2008. It has also appeared on the United Kingdom Sci Fi Channel and ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, exciting, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: space opera, rivalry, good versus evil, adventure, danger, heroes, save the world, partners, space and aliens, state affairs, chases and races, space travel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
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42%
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The Cape (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: "The Cape" is a drama series following Vince Faraday, an honest cop on a corrupt police force, who finds himself framed for a series of murders and presumed dead. He is forced into hiding, leaving behind his wife Dana and son, Trip. Fueled ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: superhero, secret identity, fighting crime, vigilantism, crimes, rivalry, undercover, dishonesty, danger, frame up, presumed dead, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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200 M.P.H. (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When the older brother (Tommy Nash) he idolizes is run off the road by a ruthless drug dealer (Darren Thomas) during a nighttime street race known as Sepulveda Suicide, Rick Merchant (Jaz Martin) channels his grief into getting revenge behind the ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: car chase, street racing, contests and competitions, vengeance, rivalry, chases and races, danger, drive away, car racing, motorcycle, strip club, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
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39%
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Suskunlar (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Turkey
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Suskunlar, is a Turkish television drama series based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of Sleepers.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, vengeance, buddies, friendship, rivalry, murder, danger, death, friends, crime, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
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39%
 7.4
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Outcast (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, bleak, melancholic
Plot: demon, uncover truth, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, haunted by the past, good versus evil, chaos, investigation, clergy, danger, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 594
Saved (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: “Saved” chronicles medical school dropout turned paramedic Wyatt Cole, who finds the breakneck pace of his 24-hour shift a welcome escape from his inner demons.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: addiction, gambling, rescue, hopes, medical school, firefighter, dishonesty, paramedic, couple relations, rivalry, floods and fires, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.4
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Ring the Bell (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When high-powered sports agent Rob Decker arrives looking for his next major league prospect, he finds more than he bargained for at the Cooke Boys Ranch. As he works to secure Shawn Hart, the top high school baseball prospect in the country, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, christian film
Plot: small town, redemption, introspection, disorder, social relations, society, hopes, misfit, scout, americana, small town life, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
In the Beginning (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
TV show
Story: Biblical tales from the books of Genesis and Exodus, including the stories of Abraham's devotion and Joseph's betrayal.
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, christian film, epic ...
Plot: heroic mission, human spirit, adventure, miraculous event, religions or cults, rescue, state affairs, hopes, danger, redemption, bible, desert ...
Place: middle east, egypt, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Go with Peace Jamil (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An Arabic tale that takes place in Scandinavia. About ancient religious hatred, about love, punishment, guilt and redemption, about being responsible for one's own actions and refusing a path of violence. Jamil stands in the middle. He is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, bleak, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: chase, introspection, social relations, crimes, society, rivalry, gangsters, chases and races, deadly, danger, on the run, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jekyll and Hyde (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by the original novella by Robert Louis Stevenson, Jekyll and Hyde is set in 1930s London and follows Robert Jekyll, the grandson of Henry Jekyll, on his quest to discover his real identity, his true family history and the nature of his ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: split personality, anti heroes, self discovery, escapades, supernatural ability, experiment gone awry, disorder, good versus evil, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroes, adventure ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 974
Hide Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful businessman attempting to resurrect his life buys and boards a dilapidated sailboat.
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: self discovery, starting over, friendship, hopes, small town, haunted by the past, death of wife, redemption, father daughter relationship, society, elderly, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 393
Moving On (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Moving On is a British television series set in contemporary Britain consisting of standalone dramas all sharing the theme of someone going through some kind of change in their life and moving on.
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: introspection, starting over, hopes, life turned upside down, family problems, family relations, redemption, couples, parents and children, couple relations, optimism, change
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
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Flipper (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Flipper, is an American revival television series of the original 1964 Flipper television series. The first two seasons aired in first-run syndication; seasons 3 and 4 aired on the PAX network. The 1995 version brought back Bud Ricks as a scientist ...
Style: feel good, realistic, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: dolphins, ocean, escapades, friendship, danger, adventure, family relations, rescue, ocean or sea, family, animal actor, beach ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%