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Blood Diamond (2006)
 8.0
 458K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful, intense, emotional, realistic, bleak, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: mercenary, smuggling, treasure hunt, adventure, gem, greed, journalist, rebel, journalism, obsessive quest, fisherman, rape, rescue, against humanity, search, photographer, massacre, shooting, reporter, war crime, black market, protest, execution, civil war, journey ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, morocco, belgium, cape town south africa, zimbabwe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, dramatic and interesting films with plots about brutality, death, greed, violence, murder, corruption and storytelling mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Blood Diamond: The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Tears of the Sun (2003), Apocalypto (2006), The Revenant (2015), The Perfect Storm (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sir Robert Beaumont is behind schedule on a railroad in Africa. Enlisting noted engineer John Henry Patterson to right the ship, Beaumont expects results. Everything seems great until the crew discovers the mutilated corpse of the project's ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: dangerous animal, jungle, danger, adventure, culture clash, survival, swahili, lion, bridge, colonialism, adventurer, obsessive quest ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Tears of the Sun (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, moral dilemma, war crime, daring rescue, danger, rescue, war, rebel, genocide, u.s. army, army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 268K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, harsh, epic ...
Plot: survival, slavery, adventure, chase, manhunt, tribe, solar eclipse, native, sacrifice, death, prophecy, jaguar ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 624K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, Western
Country: USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, tense, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, lone hero, revenge, snow, old west, betrayal, native american, manhunt, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Perfect Storm (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In October 1991, a confluence of weather conditions combined to form a killer storm in the North Atlantic. Caught in the storm was the sword-fishing boat Andrea Gail. Magnificent foreshadowing and anticipation fill this true-life drama while minute ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ship, sea disaster, storm, forces of nature, adventure, storm at sea, shark, male camaraderie, rescue, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlantic ocean, portugal, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 29K
Without Name (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set on the border, where Mexico becomes the crucible and the fearsome gangs of today’s Mexican countryside, the gauntlet, to freedom. The stories of a girl living in Honduras and hungering for a brighter future, and two teen gang members, for whom ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, bleak, sentimental ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, chase, rape, social problems, search, train, smuggling, robbery, kiss, shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 198K
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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, spy, government agency, espionage, danger, torture, off the grid, track down, bomb, intelligence agency, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, jordan, dubai, manchester england, syria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 8.1
 310K
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: genocide, racism, cruelty, atrocity, war crime, hotel, blacks and whites, against humanity, violence, death, murder, french ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, congo, somalia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Allie Fox, an American inventor exhausted by the perceived danger and degradation of modern society, decides to escape with his wife and children to Belize. In the jungle, he tries with mad determination to create a utopian community with disastrous ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, realistic, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jungle, utopia, adventure, obsessive quest, danger, village life, village, dysfunctional family, power, nature, mental illness, thanksgiving ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, central america, latin america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: sincere, bleak, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: racism, society, fighting the system, legal, crimes, legal action, life is a bitch, state affairs, interracial relations, injustice, rebellion, discrimination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.4
 32K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A rogue submarine captain pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control on-board their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, exciting, bleak, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, treasure hunt, sea, gold, survival, betrayal, adventure, escapades, tough heroes, ocean or sea, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 11K
The Wild Geese (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Switzerland, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, betrayal, military, soldier, aging, rescue, racism, kidnapping, adventure, war, vengeance, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, england, london, europe, zimbabwe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.5
 25K
Beyond Borders (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in ...
Style: touching, captivating, sentimental, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: charity, negotiation, starvation, surgery, desert, cia, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, year 1984, year 1995 ...
Place: africa, england, chechnya, ethiopia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises ...
Style: tense, captivating, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mole, mafia, working undercover, undercover cop, organized crime, crimes, crime, mind game, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa, china, harvard university, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 6K
Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, race against time, stadium, political intrigue, deadly, danger, rescue, chases and races, state affairs, crimes, gunfight ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, miami, florida, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, doctor, politics, corruption, torture, against humanity, blacks and whites, attempted murder, head of state, assistant, atrocity, polygamy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 35K
The Hunter (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Martin, a mercenary, is sent from Europe by an anonymous biotech company to the Tasmanian wilderness on a hunt for the last Tasmanian tiger.
Style: tense, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, sole survivor, little boy, environmentalist, hunter, obsessive quest, bio weapon, danger, escapades, crying ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 52K
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: serious, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: politics, cia, terrorism, kidnapping, government agency, undercover, state affairs, senator, police brutality, war on terror, surveillance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, usa, washington d.c., north africa, cape town south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Dogs of War (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, military, revolution, undercover, soldier, torture, battlefield, covert operation, war, adventure, politics, mind game ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 197K
Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, assassination, politics, revenge, terrorism, murder, jewish, vengeance, morality, justice, paranoia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.6
 388K
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, marines, soldier, sniper, iraq war, determination, peril, violence, tough heroes, rescue, terrorism, self sacrifice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
 87K
The Experiment (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 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: psychological, tense, thought provoking, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, experiment, torture, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Django Unchained (2012)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Style: dark humor, realistic, rough, captivating, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, bounty hunter, slavery, old west, african american, vengeance, gunfight, society, rescue, courage, friendship, dentist ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, manhunt, terrorism, military, assassination, torture, espionage, track down, 9/11, explosion, al qaeda, terrorist group ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, poland, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.7
 51K
Gold (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Kenny Wells, a modern-day prospector, hustler, and dreamer, is desperate for a lucky break. Left with few options, Wells teams up with an equally luckless geologist to execute a grandiose, last-ditch effort: to find gold deep in the uncharted jungle ...
Style: tense, philosophical, suspense, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gold, greed, jungle, ugly american, mining, money, business, cheating, justice, life philosophy, treasure hunt, rags to riches ...
Time: 1990s
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 90K
Deliverance (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: wilderness, rape, survival, murder, friendship, boat, nightmare, interrogation, sheriff, cover up, survivor, adventure ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dark of the Sun (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through the Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to rescue $25 million in uncut diamonds.
Style: serious, exciting, realistic
Plot: train, betrayal, mercenary, heist, chainsaw, adventurer, danger, intrigue, battles, tough heroes, heroes, obsessive quest ...
Time: 50s, 1960s
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, intense ...
Plot: revenge, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, rivalry, deadly, hopes, life is a bitch, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 14K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: jungle, danger, survival, dangerous mission, dynamite, oil company, rope bridge, existentialism, low lives, escapades, adventure, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: nicaragua, new jersey, jerusalem, latin america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stranded on an island, a group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery.
Style: psychological, captivating, rough, scenic, brutal ...
Plot: island, isolation, survival, adventure, human nature, social relations, coming of age, leadership, cruelty, death, literature, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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