Movies like Drones

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Drones (2013)
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Drones (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Drones begins in the Nevada desert, where new girl Sue Lawson joins airman Jack in a hot, windowless bunker from which they manoeuvre unmanned drones across the plains of Afghanistan. Their first day at work is awkward but polite, with Jack all too aware of Sue’s privileged status as daughter of a well-respected general. This, however, will be no ordinary mission: as they train their sights on an unarmed terrorist suspect, a power struggle erupts between the smart, sophisticated Sue and the dogged, blue-collar Jack.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, captivating
Plot: terrorism, moral dilemma, danger, desert, deadly, u.s. military, strong female presence, computer game, us military, middle east conflict
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, nevada

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Most similar movies to Drones

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about danger, crimes, deadly, murder, chases and races, woman in danger and confined mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Drones: Favor (2013), Dark Blood (2012), The Employer (2013), Venom (2011), From the Inside (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.3
 925
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, deadly, life turned upside down, dishonesty, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, graphic violence, buddies, disorder
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 1K
Dark Blood (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Filmed in 1993 but never completed due to River Phoenix's death, Dark Blood tells the story of Boy, a young widower living on a nuclear testing site in the desert. Boy is waiting for the end of the world and carves Katchina dolls that ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: desert, captivity, isolation, dangerous attraction, couples, danger, on the road, under the surface, radiation, nuclear testing, contamination, off the road
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, arizona, utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.4
 1K
The Employer (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Five highly qualified applicants interview for a coveted job with the Carcharias Corporation, a powerful conglomerate whose business practices are shrouded in mystery. On the night before the last round of interviews, they are all kidnapped and ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, confined, danger, rivalry, contests and competitions, survival, kidnapping, death, corporate crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 2.8
 210
Venom (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After a car breaks down in an isolated desert, a mother and young daughter are relentlessly pursued by a deadly snake
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: off the road, desert, survival, chase, danger, dangerous animal, deadly, on the run, snake, child in peril, crash, pursuit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, deadly, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, gangsters, crimes, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, danger, car accident, deadly, devil, mafia
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.8
 3K
Stash House (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave and Emma have found the perfect house, until they discover a stash of heroine and end up imprisoned in it by violent thugs.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: survival, stash, danger, confined, couples, crimes, trapped, gangsters, rivalry, new house, escapades, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 655
Four Assassins (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four assassins meet in a hotel suite to resolve unfinished business. A tense drama set in the cosmopolitan world of Hong Kong.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, rivalry, hotel, deadly, danger, murder, criminal heroes, crimes, graphic violence, indoor, urban, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 3.8
 683
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: obsession, family in danger, psychopath, stalking, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, graphic violence, strong female presence, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Accidental Witness (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Victor Sandeman is a senior partner with Brunel Global Securities. He is experiencing major financial problems, ones that can be solved if the planned $100 million merger of the company takes place. However, the company's owner, Raymond Brunel, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting
Plot: murder, disorder, crime gone awry, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, cop witness relations, deadly, workplace, crimes, danger, witnessing a crime, manipulations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 12K
Brake (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A Secret Service Agent is held captive in the trunk of a car and endures high-speed mental and physical torture as terrorists attempt to extract needed information for their sinister plot.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: agent as target, confined, captivity, terrorism, isolation, secret place, race against time, secret agents, danger, running out of air, husband wife relationship, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Paris Under Watch (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An anonymous hacker has hacked all of Paris' cameras and observes the city unbeknownst to its inhabitants. Petty crimes and moments of stolen intimacy, he sees everything. Until the day that an explosion lays wasted to the Gare ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, danger, politics, rivalry, deadly, track down, surveillance, state affairs, mind game, voyeurism, police, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Terrible Angels (2012)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Detective Ben Nolan is sent to investigate the story of a convicted prostitute and known drug dealer Linda Grossel. Linda explains that she was kidnapped and held captive for weeks. As the investigation unfolds, Linda's sanity is put to ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: uncover truth, danger, law enforcement, investigation, abduction, police detective, crimes, graphic violence, life is a bitch, woman in danger, captivity, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.6
 702
Sick Boy (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sick Boy stars Skye McCole Bartusiak as Lucy, a young woman who steps in for a friend to take a job babysitting a young boy confined to his room due to a mysterious illness. Lucy begins to suspect the child’s mother, played by horror legend Debbie ...
Style: tense, serious, scary, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: woman in danger, child illness, danger, confined, deadly, parents and children, family problems, violence, murder, family relations, domestic disturbance, evil
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 1K
Red Line (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Terrified commuters are on the ride of their lives when terrorists send a subway train speeding out of control during rush hour. With the saboteur among them, a group of citizens are now trapped underground and in a race against time if they hope to ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, tunnel, train, confined, race against time, escapades, danger, deadly, bomb, terrorist, survival, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.0
 989
Honour (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A story centered on a young woman is targeted by her family for an "honour killing" and the bounty hunter who takes the job.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: track down, hitman, on the run, danger, crimes, deadly, parents and children, family relations, family problems, woman in danger, chases and races, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 3K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, deadly, small town, investigation, hairdresser, baseball bat, car wash, barbershop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Sicarivs: The Night and the Silence (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A hit man receives the assignment to kill a woman. But what seems as another job complicates when he is about to execute her, but does not. He will have to go after those who gave him the contract, for, in his profession, those who do not comply ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder of a nude woman, hitman, race against time, danger, woman in danger, on the run, deadly, murder, chases and races, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.6
 573
Shadow of Fear (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a new boy is employed to work in a coffee shop, he turns out to be a schizophrenic who refuses to take his medication, and makes the life of the popular young waitress who works there a misery.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, mental illness, woman in danger, danger, psychopath, crimes, life turned upside down, threat, possessed human, hunted, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the ...
Style: bleak, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: rivalry, gang, danger, tunnel, secret place, police, crimes, murder, violence, social misfits, imaginary, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
 101
Chosen (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film follows Michael Todd, a lonely college student, with no direction in his life; he is assigned a research paper about a local New Orleans legend, the tale of Erica Fisc, a girl who disappeared some twenty years prior. As he looks into the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, investigation, danger, on the run, cult
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 569
Deviation (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Told over one horrifying night, Deviation will take you on a white-knuckle journey into the mind of Frank Norton, a dangerous schizophrenic murderer as he escapes from Broadmoor Hospital and embarks on a murderous rampage across London. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, isolation, deadly, confined, split personality, crimes, kidnapping, killing spree, danger, violence spree, hostages, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Teenage Bank Heist (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Cassie works as a teller at the bank where her mother is the branch manager. When the bank is robbed, Cassie is taken hostage. She soon finds out that the bank robbers are teenage girls, one of whom is her best friend, Abbie. In this propulsive real ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, heist, track down, danger, race against time, confined, parents and children, friendship, on the run, crimes, abduction, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Enter the Dangerous Mind (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A psychological thriller set in the world of underground dubstep, Snap is the story of Jim Whitman, a brilliant but painfully introverted musician who develops a crush on a young social worker.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, mental illness, dangerous attraction, danger, haunted by the past, stalking, composer, crimes, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, tied feet, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Closed for the Season (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Trapped in a forgotten amusement park, a young woman (Kristy) finds herself terrorized by the living memories of the park. She must break free from the park's grasp before she becomes its next victim.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: ghost, amusement park, deadly, danger, haunted by the past, theme park, supernatural, clown, survival, evil, graphic violence, roller coaster ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.2
 782
For Elise (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young college is responsible for the care of an innocent little girl, but soon all he knows give a twist that will endanger his own life. All begin when crossing under the floor of the third floor to the left, a road without knowing directly the ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, survival, isolation, race against time, crimes, track down, danger, deadly, indoor, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Jerusalem Countdown (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When nuclear weapons are smuggled into America, FBI Agent Shane Daughtry (David A.R White) is faced with an impossible task -- find them before they are detonated. The clock is ticking and the only people who can help are a washed up arms dealer ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, christian film
Plot: terrorism, christian, race against time, danger, law enforcement, nuclear threat, chases and races, state affairs, fbi agent, nuclear bomb, prayer, terrorist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.2
 278
The Contract (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Anna has a bad week. Her boss is a pain to her, as is the grocery store clerk. Her friend was bad to her, her husband couldn't take his eyes off a waitress, and her babysitter annoyed her. One night at the local pub, she tells a man about her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough, scary ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, danger, deadly, mysterious character, crimes, contract killing, violence, brutality, fight, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.3
 1K
Summoned (2013)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follow three individuals who served on the jury for one of San Francisco's most high profile serial killer cases. Now someone, or something, is killing them off one by one.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes, uncover truth, murder, serial killer, haunted by the past, mysterious character, danger, woman in danger, stalking, law enforcement, police detective, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Ignorance of Blood (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Javier Falcón, Chief of the Sevilla Homicide Division, must solve two different cases in a short time. In the first case he is personally involved. An old friend of his infiltrated an Islamic terrorist cell and now the group is trying to recruit ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, kidnapping, terrorism, danger, crimes, law enforcement, rescue, ransom, crime, police officer, father son relationship, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%