Movies like Blood Diamond

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Blood Diamond (2006)
 8.0
 488K
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, intense, thought provoking, bleak, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: mercenary, gem, adventure, smuggling, greed, treasure hunt, rebel, journalism, black market, obsessive quest, civil war, fisherman, journalist, rape, terrorist, rescue, against humanity, character change, brutality, revolution, search, photographer, massacre, shooting, reporter ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999
Place: africa, south africa, london, morocco, belgium, cape town south africa, zimbabwe

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Most similar movies to Blood Diamond

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, intense and dramatic films with plots about murder, violence, brutality, death, storytelling, corruption and mentor mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Blood Diamond: Hotel Rwanda (2004), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Django Unchained (2012), Black Sea (2014), Tears of the Sun (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 328K
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, thought provoking, rough, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, racism, war crime, un, cruelty, massacre, refugee, corpse, atrocity, blacks and whites, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo, tanzania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, against humanity, genocide, atrocity, politics, corruption, torture, blacks and whites, violence, attempted murder, head of state ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, rough, serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gunfight, bounty hunter, old west, slavery, vengeance, racism, african american, gory, torture, society, rescue, courage ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: usa, mississippi, tennessee, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 34K
Black Sea (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Russia, USA
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, bleak, exciting, tricky ...
Plot: submarine, underwater, sea, treasure hunt, boat, gold, adventure, danger, ocean or sea, sunken ship, survival, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1941, year 2008
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, war crime, army, brutality, moral dilemma, jungle, danger, daring rescue, rescue, war, genocide ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, village life, danger, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, power, nature, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, baltimore, latin america, central america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.9
 454K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, futuristic, captivating, rough ...
Plot: future dystopia, chaos, apocalypse, heroic mission, pandemic, neo noir, survival, redemption, birth, mission, protest, faith ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: europe, london, england, seattle, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: disturbing, emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: racism, legal, interracial relations, fighting the system, society, rebellion, discrimination, injustice, crimes, lawyer, life is a bitch, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.
Style: realistic, emotional, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: christianity, orphan, civil war, idealism, gunfight, character change, priest, protector, rescue, kids in trouble, tough heroes, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, sudan, uganda, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 31K
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, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, lifestyle change, youth, illegal immigration, robbery, train, corpse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 285K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico, UK
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, intense, suspenseful, serious, harsh ...
Plot: survival, tribe, slavery, chase, manhunt, adventure, native, solar eclipse, prophecy, death, sacrifice, warrior ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 681K
The Revenant (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, 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: atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, lone hero, native american, violence, snow, native americans, old west, bear attack, grizzly bear, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, serious, realistic, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, betrayal, rescue, battles, behind enemy lines, dishonesty, political corruption, political unrest, against the odds, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scenic, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, danger, survival, jungle, obsessive quest, bridge, colonialism, lion, heroes, adventurer, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
 6.5
 26K
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, emotional, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: charity, negotiation, surgery, starvation, desert, pianist, landmine, love affair, romance, obsessive quest, war, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1993, 20th century, year 1995 ...
Place: africa, london, england, cambodia, chechnya ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: exciting, serious, suspense, harsh, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, adventure, military, revolution, soldier, undercover, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, gunfight, guerilla warfare ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, new york, central america, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 96K
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, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: wilderness, hillbilly, adventure, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rape, rescue, danger, murder, boat ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 36K
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, thought provoking, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: wilderness, hunter, survival, mercenary, little boy, danger, obsessive quest, bio weapon, single mother, missing father, killing an animal, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 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, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, race against time, political intrigue, stadium, graphic violence, zeppelin, state affairs, crimes, chases and races, deadly, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, washington d.c., los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 43K
Hard Target (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a woman's father goes missing, she enlist a local to aid in her search. The pair soon discover that her father has died at the hands of a wealthy sportsman who hunts homeless men as a form of recreation.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ex military, chase, martial arts, survival, mercenary, crimes, track down, danger, tough heroes, deadly, gunfight, one against many ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, adventure, isolation, survival, human nature, coming of age, social relations, innocence lost, violent, leadership, cruelty, death ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, rivalry, life is a bitch, hopes, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, exciting, controversial, tragic
Plot: battles, betrayal, train, heist, mercenary, chainsaw, military, rivalry, soldier, political unrest, against the odds, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 60s
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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 7.2
 10K
Theeb (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Jordan, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: desert, world war one, survival, coming of age, adventure, danger, escapades, teaching the ways of the world, culture clash, bedouin, british soldier, journey ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1916
Place: middle east, saudi arabia, jordan, ottoman empire, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.5
 27K
24 (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Former federal agent Jack Bauer confronts African dictator Benjamin Juma, whose forces have been ordered to capture the children Bauer oversees for malicious military training.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: heroes, special agents, politics, political unrest, police corruption, chases and races, secret agents, danger, tough heroes, daring rescue, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c., south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 7K
Slave Coast (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: West Germany, Ghana
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octávio Countinho. Not knowing that his new guest is the notorious bandit and impressed by his ruthless ways, Don Octávio hires ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: slave trade, rescue, treasure hunt, survival, political unrest, culture clash, rebelliousness, master and servant, rich and poor, danger, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: africa, brazil, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 413K
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, iraq war, army, military, sniper, marines, terrorism, gulf war, bomb squad, war, peril, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 48K
The East (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities irrevocably changed after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, intense ...
Plot: environmentalism, terrorism, fighting the system, ecological disaster, radical, undercover, environmental issues, social activist, powerful corporation, danger, rebellion, poisoning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.6
 20K
Dark Blue (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Set during the Rodney King riots, a robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.
Style: tense, disturbing, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police brutality, police corruption, rookie, police investigation, crimes, partners, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime and punishment, testimony, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1992
Place: los angeles, usa, california, southern california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.7
 239K
Noah (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A man who suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.
Style: captivating, biblical, exciting, epic, suspense ...
Plot: apocalypse, survival, chaos, angel, god, forces of nature, christianity, adventure, human nature, god or devil, end of the world, chosen one ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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