Movies like Stray

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Stray (2019)
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Stray (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An orphaned teenager forms an unlikely friendship with a detective. Together they investigate her mother's murder, and uncover the supernatural force that proves to be a threat to her family.
Style: enigmatic, psychological thriller, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: female detective, murder, orphan, supernatural power, crime investigation, intergenerational friendship, save the day, unlikely friendships, murder investigation, threat, mysterious girl, police investigation, japanese woman

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and exciting films with plots about murder, crimes, police investigation, danger, law enforcement, crime and deadly mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like Stray: No Mercy (2010), Anji (2004), Certain Prey (2011), Trauma Center (2019), Nothing Without You (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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No Mercy (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Forensic pathologist Kang (Seol Kyeong-gu) is assigned to examine the dismembered corpse of a female murder victim. Detective Min (Han Hye-jin) points to a fanatic environmentalist, Lee Sung-ho (Ryoo Seung-beom), as the primary suspect. But when ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, police investigation, autopsy, crime, mind game, crimes, forensics, regret, tragic hero, arrest, daughter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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95%
 6.0
 590
Anji (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Anji (Telugu: అంజి) is a 2004 Telugu film (dubbed in in Tamil as Kolli Malai, Hindi as Diler and in Malayalam as Chekavan) produced by M. S. Arts with Chiranjeevi in the lead role. It was made over seven years with a budget of 25 crores, ...
Plot: supernatural power, orphan, good versus evil, murder, hindu, cave, hinduism, one armed man, diary, mythology
Time: year 1932
Place: himalaya
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81%
 5.5
 1K
Certain Prey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief, Lucas Davenport, has to face off against a duo unlike any he's ever encountered; a lethal hit woman and a ferociously cunning killer determined to hunt him down.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating, serious
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, crime, danger, crimes, police detective, hitman, female detective, blackmail, law enforcement, deadly, duct tape ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 4.2
 13K
Trauma Center (2019)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Lt. Wakes is a vengeful police detective determined to solve the murders of his partner and an informant, and joins forces with a witness injured during the shootings. After the killers pursue the witness across the abandoned floor of a hospital, ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: murder, asthma, hospital, chase, danger, pursuit, police investigation, corrupt cop, crimes, woman in danger, damsel in distress, hunt down ...
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Nothing Without You (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A psych-patient, accused of a violent murder, turns to her court-appointed psychiatrist to prove her innocence and sanity. Her psychiatrist must help her decipher delusion from truth to unravel the mystery of her reality.
Style: psychological thriller, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, psychiatrist, patient, psychiatrist patient relationship, doctor patient relationship, female psychopath, woman in danger, society, female protagonist, murder, danger, dishonesty
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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69%
 7.1
 2K
Raid (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Raid is a mysterious drifter and ex-criminal who comes and goes as he pleases. He has been away from the country for an extended period of time but learns on his return that his ex-girlfriend Tarja has presumably died in a fire that he soon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, suspenseful
Plot: conspiracy, murder investigation, mental institution, crime investigation, violence, police, friendship, murder, police detective, police officer, arson, alcoholic ...
Time: near future, future
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Love Lies Bleeding (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A struggling young couple stumbles upon a cache of dirty money after a shootout in their apartment building.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, criminal's revenge, chase, police corruption, dishonesty, race against time, witnessing a crime, lovers on the run, death of husband, female detective, death, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: iraq, middle east, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 460
Slow Burn (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The murder of the ex-wife of Doctor Sam Charney (Rutger Hauer) leads Detective Della Wilder (Pam Grier) to uncover a series of women's murders somehow linked to a big pharmaceutical company.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heroes, psychopath, crimes, who done it, reluctant partners, police investigation, law enforcement, female detective, dishonesty, partners, serial killer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Interrogation (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the FBI receives a threat that endangers the entire city, an interrogator and an I.T. specialist are plunged into a series of mind games with a criminal mastermind, desperately racing against time to uncover the villain's true agenda as ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: threat, fbi, deadly, danger, fbi agent, crimes, rivalry, disorder, death, life is a bitch, murder, society ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Mask of the Ninja (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In a heavily wooded private estate in the Malibu Hills, towering above the tumbling Pacific, millionaire CEO Kenji Takeo and his daughter, Miko, prepare for the arrival from Japan of Takeo's wife, Kumiko. But the calm of Solstice Canyon is ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, undercover, adventure, rivalry, police investigation, gangsters, gory, law enforcement, murder, curses spells and rituals, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.9
 10K
Deep Cover (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The black policeman Russell Stevens applies for a special anti-drug squad which targets the highest boss of cocaine delivery to LA: the Colombian foreign minister's nephew. Russell works his way up from the bottom undercover, until he reaches ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, undercover, police investigation, gangsters, brutality, deadly, betrayal, organized crime, drug trafficking, drug traffic, racial slur, drug addiction ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1972, 70s
Place: ohio, los angeles, cleveland ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Force of Nature (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a heist during a hurricane and encounter trouble when a disgraced cop tries to force everyone in the building to evacuate.
Style: tense, disturbing, exciting, heroic, captivating ...
Plot: natural disaster, art theft, hurricane, storm, robbery, police investigation, race against time, reluctant hero, retired cop, hunt down, fight scenes, police raid ...
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 266
Bird (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Fed up with the meaninglessness of her life, Samantha Flores, an unassuming and shy young woman, living in the city of Los Angeles is convinced by a friend, Juliette, a vivacious call-girl, to go out one night posing as her. What was supposed to be ...
Style: exciting, psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: friendship, love, betrayal, murder, danger, criminal underworld, vengeance, crimes, friends, love and romance, deadly, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
No Place to Hide (1992)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Detective Joe Garvey is called in to a mysterious case: a ballerina has been slayed on stage during a performance, it seems she didn't even fight. At her house Garvey finds her 14 years old precocious sister Tinsel. She's not very ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, scary, serious, slasher ...
Plot: orphan, murder, on the run, conspiracy, police, revenge, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, supernatural ability, convent ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Crimes of Passion: Tragedy in a Country Churchyard (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A murder investigation takes detective Christer Wijk to a small village, where he needs to separate rumors and facts to trail the murderer.
Style: disturbing, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: murder investigation, murder, winter, village, priest, police detective, church, crime, crimes, christmas, husband wife relationship, storytelling ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Arne Dahl - Himmelsöga (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 120 min.
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Story: Through a christmas decorated Stockholm staggers a half naked and beaten woman. The tracks lead police to a warehouse with illegal medical preparations that can be linked to international smuggling organization Maximus. According to Interpol is the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense
Plot: police, crime investigation, police detective, drug traffic, revenge, police investigation, murder, illegal drugs, crimes, special unit, swedish police, drug trafficking ...
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Terror at London Bridge (1985)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: London Bridge, London, England, 1888: Jack the Ripper dies in the Thames river. London Bridge, Lake Havasu, Arizona, 1985: the last original stone used to rebuild London Bridge is laid and all the city is happy...but then some strange murders start ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, serial killer, ghost, supernatural, knife murder, time travel, jack the ripper, small town life, reincarnation, supernatural romance, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 80s
Place: london, arizona, england, usa, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.2
 261
Pimp Bullies (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Five suspects holding a piece of the truth behind an unsolved crime.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, police investigation, life is a bitch, gangsters, hitman, crimes, sex scene, revenge, crime, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 4.6
 338
Flashfire (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Police detective Jack Flinder is already in trouble with the rest of his force for imprisoning a corrupt partner, but now he has a new problem to deal with. Another officer has been murdered in a hotel room, where he was with a prostitute named ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, police corruption, prostitute, arson, fighting crime, assassination, tough law enforcer, mystery, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.5
 4K
Blood Out (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When big city detectives refuse to further investigate his kid brother's gang related murder, small town Sheriff Michael Spencer drops the badge and goes undercover to find his brother's killer and avenge his death.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, murder, police investigation, crimes, vengeance, working undercover, hitman, undercover, tough law enforcer, gangsters, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, louisiana, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 2.4
 456
Death Toll (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: New Orleans has the No. 1 per capita murder rating in the nation. A decade earlier the city was dubbed the "Murder Capital of the Country." Drugs and violence controlled the streets, taking a toll on the city's law enforcement, ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, street gang, undercover, police corruption, track down, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners against crime, partners, danger, master criminal, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 2K
Villain (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: ADGP Mathew Manjooran, returns to work after a seven-month sabbatical, only to take voluntary retirement. His last day has him investigating a case involving triple murder, including a police officer. Soon a pattern emerges and each clue also links ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting, contemplative
Plot: murder investigation, ex-cop, police investigation, serial killer, society, track down, graphic violence, interrogation, who done it, evidence, investigation, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.8
 482
Unbound (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Julius Fonteneau has decided to take the law into his own hands after his daughter has gone missing. His only friend supports him while his wife resents him and the police are growing suspicious of his intentions. He must determine right from wrong ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, revenge, husband wife relationship, kidnapping, violence, psycho killer, deception, blood, dishonesty, vigilante, vigilantism, justice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.1
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Lazarat (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In an Albanian town known for drug production and trafficking an elite group of cops set out to end the war waged against the local police.
Style: suspense, disturbing, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drugs, rivalry, drug deal, drug dealing, ambition, life is a bitch, industry, murder, crimes, drug traffic, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: albania
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 4K
Hijacked (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A special agent's plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord that he is chasing.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, save the day, terrorism, danger, crimes, rivalry, secret agents, confined, hijacking, police officer, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.9
 190
Ladykillers (1988)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female police detective enlists her boyfriend to help her track down a murderer picking off the dancers at an upscale male strip club in Los Angeles.
Style: captivating, suspense, enigmatic, tense
Plot: policewoman, murder mystery, serial killer, investigation, police investigation, female police officer, strip club, murder, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dancing, beefcake, male stripper ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Johan Falk: Spelets regler (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's been two years since John Falk and Frank Wagner broke their cooperation and Frank started working undercover with the police. Frank's search for Kevin crosses Johan's investigation and opens up a new collaboration between them - ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Plot: graphic violence, danger, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, drug dealing, crime investigation, murder, police procedural, drug smuggling, crime, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Sinners and Saints (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In lawless storm ravaged New Orleans, eleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and the abandonment of his wife. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, gunfight, partners, danger, undercover, dishonesty, tough cop, serial murder, swat team, death of son, revenge, semiautomatic pistol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 7K
Drive (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: A getaway driver is attracted to a female neighbor whose husband owes money to a local gangster. As a result he is drawn deeper into a dangerous underworld.
Style: suspense, rough, disturbing, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: chases and races, escapades, murder, danger, armed robbery, absent father, mafia, garage, crime gone awry, jewel, jewelry, heist
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Hunt and Play (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 174 min.
Story: Raghavan (Kamal Haasan) is an honest cop in Tamil Nadu. His wife Kayalvizhi (Kamalinee Mukerji) dies in a violent incident. Raghavan is deputized to investigate the murder of Rani, the daughter of his colleague Arokiya Raj (Prakash Raj) in a remote ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, deadly, crimes, police station, who done it, murder, rape and murder, devious, law enforcement, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%