Movies like The Mauritanian

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The Mauritanian (2021)
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The Mauritanian (2021)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.
Plot: sex, torture, african american, christmas, airplane, rape, terrorist, pregnancy, vietnam war, god, violence, german, food, desert, brutality, church, terrorism, telephone, courtroom, white house, muslim, beach, french, usa president, freedom ...
Time: year 2001, year 2003, year 2005, year 2002
Place: afghanistan, germany, cuba, jordan, baltimore, new mexico, hamburg germany ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and twists and turns films with plots about murder, violence, brutality, flashback, death, storytelling and vengeance mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Mauritanian: Romans (2017), The Fifth Estate (2013), Rendition (2007), The Secrets We Keep (2020), The Experiment (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Romans (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An adult victim of childhood sexual abuse confronts the horrors of his past
Style: tense, suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, disturbing
Plot: haunted by the past, dark past, revenge, child abuse, self mutilation, fight, borderline personality disorder, child molester, tragic past, psychopath, priest, brutality ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, Belgium
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his early supporter and eventual colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg, and how the website's growth and influence led to an irreparable rift between the two friends.
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: computers and web, journalism, politics, whistleblower, uncover truth, internet, rebelliousness, against the rules, war crime, international relations, fighting the system, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2011, year 2007 ...
Place: europe, brussels belgium, pentagon, germany, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.8
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Rendition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: When an Egyptian terrorism suspect "disappears" on a flight from Africa to Washington DC, his American wife and a CIA analyst find themselves caught up in a struggle to secure his release from a secret detention facility somewhere outside ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, cia, kidnapping, terrorist, war on terror, state affairs, government agency, undercover, introspection, senator, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, chicago illinois, washington d.c., usa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Secrets We Keep (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In post-World War II America, a woman, rebuilding her life in the suburbs with her husband, kidnaps her neighbor and seeks vengeance for the heinous war crimes she believes he committed against her.
Style: psychological thriller, psychological, suspenseful, emotional, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, post world war two, revenge, husband wife relationship, murder, holocaust, captive, tragic past, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, redemption, suffering ...
Time: year 1959, year 1946
Place: okinawa, romania, virginia, bucharest, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 91K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted ...
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: torture, experiment, prison, violence, rape, disorder, surveillance, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Five Minutes of Heaven (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of former UVF member Alistair Little. Twenty-five years after Little killed Joe Griffen's brother, the media arrange an auspicious meeting between the two.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: redemption, vengeance, haunted by the past, reconciliation, life is a bitch, acceptance, murder, tv show, memory, ira, secrets, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 1975, 70s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Company You Keep (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.
Style: captivating, serious, suspense, twists and turns, tricky ...
Plot: newspaper, police investigation, hidden identity, journalist, uncover truth, special agents, crimes, investigative reporter, secret, robbery, police, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1972, year 1979 ...
Place: usa, new york, michigan, vermont, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Land of the Blind (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A soldier recounts his relationship with a famous political prisoner attempting to overthrow their country's authoritarian government.
Style: serious, bleak, psychological, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, prisoner, against the odds, rebelliousness, danger, state affairs, haunted by the past, injustice, crimes, fighting the system, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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A Dry White Season (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Taking place during the 1976 Soweto uprising, the story follows a white school teacher whose life and values are threatened when he asks questions about the death of a young black boy who died in police custody.
Style: emotional, disturbing, thought provoking, rough, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, crimes, rebellion, injustice, discrimination, lawyer, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Punishment Park (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in ...
Style: realistic, serious, clever, gloomy, offbeat ...
Plot: desert, soldier, politics, murder, anti war, police brutality, militant, punishment, siege, military, violence, distopia ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: washington d.c., california, indochina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Statement (2003)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: Canada, France, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, realistic ...
Plot: war criminal, investigation, politics, murder, on the run, fighting the system, state affairs, life is a bitch, danger, law enforcement, haunted by the past, deadly ...
Time: 1940s, 1990s, 90s
Place: france, europe, vichy, paris france, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 214K
Body of Lies (2008)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The CIA’s hunt is on for the mastermind of a wave of terrorist attacks. Roger Ferris is the agency’s man on the ground, moving from place to place, scrambling to stay ahead of ever-shifting events. An eye in the sky – a satellite link – ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, espionage, government agency, intelligence agency, off the grid, torture, danger, bomb, explosion, beating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, amsterdam, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Midnight Express (1978)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, suspense, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, torture, lawyer, injustice, escape, drug smuggling, brutality, escape attempt, trial, convict, suprisingly clever, anger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: turkey, greece, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 3K
Five Corners (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic young man returns to his old neighborhood after release from prison. He seeks out the woman he previously tried to rape and the man who protected her, with twisted ideas of love for her and hate for him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: violence, psychopath, stalking, friendship, prison, crimes, rape, police detective, rapist, deadly, danger, hate ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, bronx new york city, usa, mississippi, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Murder in the First (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story. A petty criminal sent to Alcatraz in the 1930s is caught attempting to make an escape. As punishment he is put in solitary confinement. The maximum stay is supposed to be 19 days, but Henri spends years alone, cold and in ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, murder, lawyer, courtroom, solitary, theft, warden, prisoner, fighting the system, crimes, workplace situations, prison life ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, year 1941 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Billy Bathgate (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, jury, crimes, crime, coming of age, bribery, couples, wanted, graphic violence, rise to the top, love and romance, rivalry ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Intrigo: Death of an Author (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Sweden, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young author comes into possession of a manuscript sent by critically acclaimed writer, Germund Rein, shortly before he commits suicide.
Plot: jealousy, cat, garden, attempted murder, pregnancy, dual identity, inheritance, lawyer, writers, infidelity, bookstore, male orgasm ...
Place: amsterdam, berlin germany, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 3K
Eureka (1983)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An Alaskan gold prospector (Gene Hackman) lives in luxury with his family on an island gangsters want.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: wealth, island, gangsters, greed, ambition, rise and fall, parents and children, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, intrigue, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 1920s, 1940s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: caribbean, bahamas, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, India
Duration: 129 min.
Story: What was intended to be a peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention turned into a violent clash with police and the National Guard. The organizers of the protest — including Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden and Bobby Seale ...
Style: factual, political, thought provoking, suspense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, activist, injustice, political activism, riot, courtroom, trial, protest march, black panther party, politician, counterculture, african american ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1969, year 1994, year 1968
Place: chicago illinois, oakland california, ohio, connecticut, mississippi river ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Dinner (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two brothers and their wives meet up at a haute-cuisine restaurant to discuss what to do about a horrific crime that their sons committed together. As the quartet debate their options, the conversation reopens old wounds between the siblings.
Style: ambiguous ending, enigmatic, rough, suspenseful, cynical
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Crime + Punishment in Suburbia (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This is a contemporary fable loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment". Roseanne is outwardly a perfect and popular teen. However, her image is hiding the abuse at her stepfather's hands, and she decides to ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, high school, dysfunctional family, suburbs, americana, guilt, rape, trial, crime and punishment, obsession, youth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Antebellum (2020)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful author Veronica finds herself trapped in a horrifying reality and must uncover the mind-bending mystery before it's too late.
Style: brutal, rough, disturbing, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: slavery, torture, justice, racial slur, brutality, racism, american civil war, african american, humanity, freedom, rape, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: louisiana, virginia, new orleans, north carolina, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 11K
Edmond (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, psychological, cynical, rough ...
Plot: bipolar disorder, midlife crisis, racism, murder, prejudice, fortune teller, starting over, destiny, self control, society, unlikely criminals, redemption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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The Experiment (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
Style: rough, psychological, disturbing, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison life, prison rape, prison, experiment gone awry, human nature, psychology, confined, switching roles, violence, danger, brutality, fistfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 84K
Knock Knock (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Chile, Israel
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on his door for help. What starts out as a kind gesture results in a dangerous seduction and a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Style: brutal, suspense, psychological, sexy, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: threesome, seductress, seduction, torture, female psychopath, home invasion, rape, married man, violence, female nudity, infidelity, one night stand ...
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
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Syriana (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, cia, capitalism, globalization, espionage, politics, corruption, spy, danger, political conspiracy, political unrest, deal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, lebanon, persia, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Business of Strangers (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Julie Styron thinks she is going to be fired, but instead discovers that she is being promoted. Trapped in an airport hotel, she wants to celebrate but finds only the company of her young assistant, Paula Murphy. As the night progresses, the two ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, trust, airport, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, rivalry, revenge, sex, women, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him to write his life story. Lesser learns that Panzram's ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, death row, murder, prison, empathy, redemption, crime, crimes, prison life, human nature, introspection, deadly ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: minnesota, new jersey, california, israel, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
 32K
Instinct (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In a prison for the criminally insane, deranged anthropologist Ethan Powell is set to be examined by a bright young psychiatrist, Theo Caulder. Driven by ambition and a hunger for the truth, Caulder will eventually risk everything -- even put his ...
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, psychologist, prison, estrangement, gorilla, doctors and patients, redemption, treatment, crimes, research, violence, insanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, florida, africa, rwanda, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.0
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The Near Room (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Charlie Colquhoun is a journalist whose career is floundering. As a teenager, he fathered a daughter, Tommy, who was committed to foster care as an infant. Seventeen years later, Charlie, Tommy and Charlie's old schoolmate Harris Hill, now a ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder, blackmail, child pornography, sex, dock, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, courtroom, drug abuse, father son relationship, hard hat, cigarette smoking, sunglasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%