Movies like Basic

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Basic (2003)
 6.5
 58K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, intense, rough, serious, realistic, bad ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: twists & turns, army investigation, military, corruption, murder, mind game, crimes, military life, rivalry, army, survivor, deadly, helicopter, death, covert operation, government agent, life philosophy, conspiracy, secrets, vengeance, jungle, swat team, missing person, investigator, disappearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama

Most similar movies to Basic

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and suspense films with plots about mentor, chase, corruption, crimes, murder, catastrophe and twists & turns mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Basic: The General's Daughter (1999), Perfect Stranger (2007), A Few Good Men (1992), Primal Fear (1996), The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, father daughter relationship, military life, fighting the system, politics, u.s. army, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perfect Stranger (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A journalist goes undercover to ferret out businessman Harrison Hill as her best friend's killer. Posing as one of his temps, she enters into a game of online cat-and-mouse.
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, mind game, hidden identity, mystery, murder, manipulation, manipulations, uncover truth, dishonesty, seduction, undercover, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 226K
A Few Good Men (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When cocky military lawyer Lt. Daniel Kaffee and his co-counsel, Lt. Cmdr. JoAnne Galloway, are assigned to a murder case, they uncover a hazing ritual that could implicate high-ranking officials such as shady Col. Nathan Jessep.
Style: intense, twists and turns, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, army investigation, navy, suicide, marines, lawyer, military, murder, legal, sexism, hotshot lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: cuba, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 176K
Primal Fear (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: An arrogant, high-powered attorney takes on the case of a poor altar boy found running away from the scene of the grisly murder of the bishop who has taken him in. The case gets a lot more complex when the accused reveals that there may or may not ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, tense, psychological ...
Plot: legal investigation, split personality, mental illness, courtroom drama, corruption, lawyer, psychopath, murder, bishop, crime, hotshot lawyer, dissociative identity disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, hostage, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, save the day, master criminal, mind game, crime, danger, financial driven terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 29K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: memory loss, kidnapping, hostage, amnesia, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, survival, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 63K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, woman in danger, missing person, police investigation, violence against women, serial killer, crimes, who done it, profiler, investigation, mystery, forensics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 50K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, heist, gangsters, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, crimes, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, fan ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.1
 37K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police corruption, crime, crimes, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 57K
Mindhunters (2004)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, UK, Finland, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.
Style: surprise ending, scary, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, profiler, mind game, trap, isolation, island, dishonesty, investigation, law enforcement, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.2
 180K
Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, serious, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, courtroom drama, legal investigation, lawyer, obsession, adultery, guilt, perfect crime, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 41K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, police investigation, mystery, investigation, murder mystery, dishonesty, deadly, foot chase, doctor patient relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 20K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, crime, policewoman, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, who done it, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, who to trust, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 8K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, crimes, investigation, deadly, woman in danger, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. ...
Style: surprise ending, clever, suspenseful, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master criminal, manipulations, mysterious character, mistaken identity, crime, twists & turns, crimes, deception, neo noir, mafia, disorder, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1979, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.0
 83K
Righteous Kill (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two veteran New York City detectives work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago; is there a serial killer on the loose, and did they perhaps put the wrong person behind bars?
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crimes, crime, vigilantism, partners, law enforcement, mind game, fighting crime, deadly, partners against crime, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 43K
The Hunted (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. Former Special Operations instructor, L.T. Bonham is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum, his former student, who has 'gone rogue' ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, chase, swat team, murder, haunted by the past, violence, maniac, psychopathic killer, psycho killer, fbi, ex soldier, dark past ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 1990s
Place: oregon, kosovo, usa, british columbia, balkan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 66K
Oldboy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An everyday man has only three and a half days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 20 years without any explanation.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, teens
Plot: father daughter incest, incest, solitary, older man younger woman relationship, vengeance, strong sexual content, psychological torture, one man army, race against time, escape attempt, neo noir, imprisonment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, september 11 2001, 20th century ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: vengeance, vigilantism, justice, master criminal, murder, fighting the system, prison, twists & turns, crime, death, mind game, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 55K
Out of Time (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, faked death, frame up, crime, cons and scams, law enforcement, double murder, race against time, police detective, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 38K
High Crimes (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female attorney learns that her husband is really a marine officer awol for fifteen years and accused of murdering fifteen civilians in El Salvador. Believing her husband when he tells her that he's being framed as part of a U.S. Military ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: army investigation, murder, justice, lawyer, life turned upside down, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer, supportive spouse, arrested, hidden identity, legal investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, mexico, los angeles, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.3
 60K
True Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: journalist, uncover truth, crimes, prison, moral dilemma, police investigation, journalism, prison visit, unlikely partners, accused of murder, mistaken identity, justice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Seeking Justice (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vigilantism, life turned upside down, group of criminals, secret movement, crimes, conspiracy, conspiracy theory, investigative reporter, secret organization, mysterious stranger, runaway, chess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 34K
No Way Out (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, military, political corruption, love triangle, army investigation, danger, neo noir, kgb, mystery, crimes, mysterious character, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 74K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, crime, crimes, investigation, dishonesty, conspiracy, boxer, mission of murder, law enforcement, police officer, political activism, boxing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 105K
Street Kings (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Tom Ludlow is a disillusioned L.A. Police Officer, rarely playing by the rules and haunted by the death of his wife. When evidence implicates him in the execution of a fellow officer, he is forced to go up against the cop culture he's been a ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, harsh, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, neo noir, violence, dirty cop, gunfight, police investigation, tough law enforcer, vigilantism, right and wrong, doubts and hesitations, undercover cop, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Striking Distance (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, rough, realistic, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, frame up, police investigation, police corruption, chase, homicide detective, tough law enforcer, danger, rescue, car chase, psychopath ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, 1990s, year 1991
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, san francisco, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 49K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: travel, murder, train, tourist, crime, couples, couple relations, train ride, crimes, sexual tension, dishonesty, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, china, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 243K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, private detective, tragic event, pedophile, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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