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Box 21 (2020)
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Box 21 (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 270 min.
TV show
Story: Romanian Lidia is lured to Sweden, where she is locked up and prostituted. In her search for revenge, her fate is intertwined with the police officer Ewert Gren, who chases a dangerous criminal.
Style: tense, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, tragic
Plot: sex slavery, forced prostitution, woman in danger, vengeance, human trafficking, one man army, female bondage, peril, forced into action, crimes, confined, group of criminals, vigilantism, rescue
Place: eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, serious and realistic films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, danger, crime, vengeance, investigation and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Box 21: Matrioshki (2005), Kidnap and Ransom (2011), Birthmarked (2001), Human Trafficking (2005), El marginal (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Matrioshki (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Young women from Lithuania and Russia are taken to Belgium by a gang involved in the sex trade to work as sex slaves.
Style: touching, suspense, suspenseful, tense, erotic
Plot: sex slavery, sex trafficking, human trafficking, organized crime, prostitution, striptease, brothel, life is a bitch, police corruption, violence against women, gangsters, sex club
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kidnap and Ransom (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Kidnap and Ransom is a British television three-part miniseries, originally shown on ITV in January 2011 with a second series following in February 2012. The series follows the work of a British hostage negotiator Dominic King, played by Trevor Eve, ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: rescue, ransom, captivity, crimes, race against time, confined, danger, negotiation, kidnapping, police, negotiator, abduction ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.6
 178
Birthmarked (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: After the death of her mother, a young woman embarks on a hunt for several men, who appear to be connected by a piece of music, which she plays to each of them over the phone, before killing them.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mystery, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, murder, female assassin, serial killer, crime, fictional country ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
Story: When a sixteen-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned seventeen-year-old girl from Romania, and a twelve-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, slavery, prostitute, child abduction, violence against women, captivity, human trafficking, sex trade, sex trafficking, rape of a minor, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, europe, asia, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Detective Inspector Irene Huss: The Torso (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: On a beach in Gothenburg found parts of a dismembered man's body. The only thing that is going on, a tattoo on the torso. Irene Huss find a similar previous cases that will take her to Copenhagen, where she is forced to look for a friend's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, victim, husband wife relationship, murder investigation, body mutilation, violence, tattoo parlor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.2
 3K
El marginal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An ex-cop entered a prison as convicted under a false identity in order to infiltrate within a group of prisoners that has just kidnapped the teenage daughter of an important national judge.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: prison, pastor, justice, investigation, violence, dishonesty, life is a bitch, vengeance, danger, prison life, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.4
 5K
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, haunted by the past, buddies, friendship, rivalry, murder, danger, death, graphic violence, crime, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 16K
Quicksand (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Maja, a student in Stockholm, finds herself on trial for murder after a tragedy at her school. More doubts and suspicions arise when new revelations are made.
Style: tense, scary, bleak, suspense, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: school shooting, investigation, death, youth, murder, court, runaway, vengeance, crimes, disorder, society, adaptation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: stockholm sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 5.7
 1K
Trafficked (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this story inspired by real characters, three girls from America, Nigeria and India are trafficked through an elaborate global network and enslaved in a Texas brothel, and must together attempt a daring escape to reclaim their freedom.
Style: realistic, disturbing, rough, serious
Plot: sex slavery, sex trafficking, brothel, human trafficking, escape, slavery, forced prostitution, forced labor, woman in danger, captivity, abduction, female friendship ...
Place: houston texas, nigeria, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
12 Hours to Live (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, danger, woman in danger, crimes, chase, hostage, terminal illness, hostages, kidnapping, diabetic, salvation, weapons ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
To Serve and Protect (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
TV show
Story: Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, murder, confined, crime, police investigation, chases and races, crime gone awry, law enforcement, hostages, danger, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Fifth Woman (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 229 min.
TV show
Story: The 5th woman unfolds autumn 1994. An elderly man found in a gillrad pitfall impaled to death on the sharp sharpened bamboo poles, ecstatic praise of crows. Shortly afterwards disappears a florist without a trace and he also found executed in the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, vigilantism, murder, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, hospital ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.6
 2K
Kidnap (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India, China
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A fortnight before her eighteenth birthday, Sonia goes missing. Her family receives a call informing them that she has been kidnapped and her estranged father, a US-based businessman, must now follow the kidnapper’s instructions to the letter if ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: woman in danger, kidnapping, chase, hostage, stockholm syndrome, mind game, vengeance, parents and children, family relations, confined, danger, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Queen of the South (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, Spain, Malta
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, crimes, cartel, drugs/alcohol, shooting, murder, adventure, danger, vengeance, destiny, chase, captivity ...
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 2K
The Widower (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Over a thirteen year period, a seemingly mild‐mannered male nurse, Malcolm Webster, set about poisoning and murdering his first wife, attempting to do the same to his second wife and moving on to a further scheme to deceive his third fiancée.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, crimes, woman in danger, danger, honeymoon, unlikely criminals, couple relations, true crime, cons and scams, crime, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 2K
The Method (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, exciting ...
Plot: investigation, mental illness, serial killer, crimes, danger, psychosis, brutality, haunted by the past, murder, human nature, uncover truth, good versus evil ...
Time: year 2015
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 13K
McMafia (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alex Godman, the English-raised son of Russian mafia exiles, has spent his life trying to escape the shadow of their past, building his own legitimate business and forging a life with his girlfriend Rebecca. But when a murder forces his ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: russian mafia, criminal underworld, vengeance, business, husband wife relationship, dishonesty, assassins, assassin, greed, danger, betrayal, smuggling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.4
 17K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, serious ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, forced prostitution, kidnapping, sex slavery, child molestation, sex slave, missing child, anal rape, sex with a minor, slavery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico city, poland, texas, new jersey, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 8.5
 180K
The Punisher (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
TV show
Story: A former Marine out to punish the criminals responsible for his family's murder finds himself ensnared in a military conspiracy.
Style: brutal, bloody, exciting, disturbing, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilante, justice, violence, vengeance, gunfight, vigilantism, murder, revenge, superhero, one man army, death, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Arne Dahl: Requiem (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Early one morning, a bank office in the middle of Stockholm is hit with a violent robbery. When the police storm the premises, the robbers have vanished without a trace. The event mystifies the A Unit who, under the supervision of US Intelligence, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, gloomy
Plot: police investigation, heist, law enforcement, crimes, police detective, bank robbery, police, crime, swedish police, special unit
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 4K
Modus (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Belgium, UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: During a snowy Christmas season in Sweden, psychologist and profiler Inger Johanne Vik finds not only herself but also her autistic daughter drawn into the investigation of a number of disturbing deaths, through which she meets detective Ingvar ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspense, captivating
Plot: religious fanaticism, murder, criminal psychologist, serial killer, winter, crimes, uncover truth, investigation, family relations, danger, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.2
 492
Trance (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Russia, France, Portugal
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Sonia, a girl from St Petersburg, decides to seek a better life in western Europe. She first gets a job at a car dealer in Germany. But she is suddenly kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery. She will be dragged from country to country and ...
Style: touching, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: sex slavery, organized crime, russian, forced prostitution, human trafficking, prostitute, abduction, brothel, violence against women, humiliation, female director, naivete ...
Place: italy, st. petersburg russia, russia, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 3K
Red Widow (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Marta Walraven's mob husband is brutally murdered, she takes on gangsters and the FBI to unveil the truth about his death. As she digs into this dark underworld, she'll test her own strength, relying on her resourcefulness, ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: chick flick
Plot: intrigue, family relations, unlikely criminals, vengeance, dishonesty, crimes, parents and children, death of husband, suburbs, drug lord, rivalry, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.6
 114
Clutch (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
TV show
Story: Tough, street smart, and resourceful pickpocket Kylie is forced to take care of herself after her boyfriend Matt finds himself in deep trouble with a gang of vicious mobsters he owes a huge sum of money to.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, on the run, woman in danger, escapades, rivalry, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, gangsters, vengeance, pickpocket, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 1K
Good Cop (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A dutiful Liverpool beat cop discovers what he is truly capable of after his partner is brutally murdered in a targeted attack by a local gang.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Plot: loss of friend, crimes, rivalry, police, life turned upside down, vigilantism, law enforcement, revenge, investigation, murder, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Trade Of Innocents (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Thailand
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the back streets of a tourist town in present-day Southeast Asia, we find a filthy cinder block room; a bed with soiled sheets; a little girl waits for the next man. Alex (Dermot Mulroney), a human trafficking investigator, plays the role of her ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, sincere
Plot: sex slavery, sex with a minor, human trafficking, innocence lost, life is a bitch, fighting the system, injustice, hopes, crimes, investigation, society, sex maniac ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
 875
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, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vigilantism, danger, crimes, vengeance, rivalry, terrorist group, investigation, high school student, suspect, group of friends, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 11K
Tin Star (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Jim Worth, an expat British police officer starting a new life with his family as police chief in Little Big Bear, an idyllic town near the Rocky Mountains. When his small town is overrun by migrant workers from a massive new oil ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: family relations, revenge motive, danger, crimes, rocky mountains, justice, death, threat, life is a bitch, murder, small town sheriff, abduction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 7K
Eye Candy (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tech genius Lindy, convinced by her roommate to begin online dating, begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors may be a deadly cyber stalker. When her friends at the elusive cyber-police uncover a potential serial killer in Manhattan, all ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, woman in danger, missing person, deadly, murder, love and romance, crimes, computers and web, looking for love, hacker, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.5
 257K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: biker, motorcycle gang, gang, crime, crimes, family relations, friends, power struggle, motorcycle, group of criminals, arms dealing, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%