Movies like Blood Diamond

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Blood Diamond (2006)
 8.0
 468K
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, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, bleak, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: mercenary, adventure, smuggling, treasure hunt, gem, greed, rebel, journalism, black market, unlikely partners, obsessive quest, civil war, fisherman, journalist, rape, rescue, against humanity, character change, brutality, revolution, search, photographer, massacre, shooting, reporter ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century, year 2003
Place: africa, south africa, morocco, belgium, zimbabwe, cape town south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, harsh and intense films with plots about death, brutality, storytelling, murder, violence, dialogue and greed mostly in Drama, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Blood Diamond: The Ghost and the Darkness (1996), Black Sea (2014), Tears of the Sun (2003), Django Unchained (2012), The Mosquito Coast (1986). 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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scenic, tense ...
Plot: dangerous animal, adventure, danger, jungle, survival, obsessive quest, colonialism, lion, bridge, adventurer, heroes, culture clash ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: africa, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 32K
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, treasure hunt, sea, gold, survival, betrayal, adventure, escapades, human nature, dishonesty, obsessive quest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 1941
Place: black sea, russia
⇓ 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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, soldier, brutality, moral dilemma, war crime, jungle, u.s. army, daring rescue, danger, rescue, army, war ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nigeria, africa, iraq, hawaii
⇓ 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, rough, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, old west, bounty hunter, gunfight, slavery, vengeance, african american, society, rescue, courage, torture, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, texas
⇓ 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, realistic, thought provoking, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: adventure, jungle, utopia, obsessive quest, village life, danger, village, dysfunctional family, immigrants, power, nature, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, latin america, central america, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.8
 273K
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, intense, suspenseful, harsh, epic ...
Plot: survival, slavery, tribe, adventure, chase, manhunt, solar eclipse, native, sacrifice, prophecy, death, warrior ...
Time: ancient history, 16th century
Place: central america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 634K
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, snow, native americans, native american, revenge, old west, grizzly bear, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 30K
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, suspenseful, rough, road movie ...
Plot: gang, immigrants, juvenile delinquency, social problems, chase, hopes, youth, lifestyle change, illegal immigration, train, robbery, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america, central america, guatemala, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, behind enemy lines, heroes, danger, battles, dishonesty, against the odds, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: africa, zimbabwe, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.1
 316K
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, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: genocide, racism, atrocity, cruelty, against humanity, war crime, hotel, blacks and whites, violence, death, murder, corpse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, somalia, congo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 47K
Alive (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The amazing, true story of a Uruguayan rugby team's plane that crashed in the middle of the Andes mountains, and their immense will to survive and pull through alive, forced to do anything and everything they could to stay alive on meager ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, emotional, serious, exciting ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, stranded, danger, starvation, air disaster, human spirit, human nature, isolation, against the odds, rescue, escapades ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: andes mountains, uruguay, latin america, chile, south america
⇓ 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, serious, rough ...
Plot: racism, society, fighting the system, legal, injustice, rebellion, discrimination, crimes, interracial relations, lawyer, state affairs, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: south africa, africa, canada, england, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, undercover, soldier, torture, war, espionage, political intrigue, gunfight, covert operation ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: africa, central america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.7
 92K
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: adventure, wilderness, hillbilly, canoe, survival, friendship, survivor, rape, danger, rescue, murder, cover up ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: georgia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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 1993, 1990s, year 1989 ...
Place: africa, england, chechnya, ethiopia, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.7
 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, thought provoking, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: wilderness, survival, mercenary, hunter, little boy, obsessive quest, danger, bio weapon, single mother, missing father, killing an animal, greed ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: florida, miami, usa, washington d.c., beirut lebanon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, atrocity, politics, corruption, torture, blacks and whites, head of state, attempted murder, assistant, genocide ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: uganda, africa, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 8.5
 1.1M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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, twist ending, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, mafia, mole, working undercover, crimes, undercover cop, mind game, organized crime, crime, police, undercover, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, taiwan, harvard university, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 88K
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, thought provoking, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prison, torture, experiment, rape, violence, disorder, surveillance, manipulation, humiliation, power relations, rivalry, abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: betrayal, train, heist, mercenary, chainsaw, danger, intrigue, military, soldier, rivalry, leadership, against the odds ...
Time: 50s, 1960s
Place: congo, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 41K
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, martial arts, survival, track down, mercenary, crimes, danger, deadly, tough heroes, ex military, gunfight, one against many ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s, 80s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: adventure, island, isolation, survival, human nature, coming of age, social relations, leadership, cruelty, death, literature, innocence lost ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, terrorism, manhunt, military, assassination, terrorist group, espionage, track down, 9/11, navy seal, explosion, undercover agent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, year 2011 ...
Place: pakistan, middle east, iraq, langley virginia, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.6
 397K
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, iraq war, sniper, army, marines, soldier, peril, determination, war, violence, tough heroes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2004, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: rescue, treasure hunt, slave trade, survival, political unrest, culture clash, rebelliousness, rich and poor, master and servant, danger, imperialism, prisoner ...
Time: 19th century
Place: brazil, africa, latin america, rio de janeiro, japan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: storm, ship, sea disaster, forces of nature, adventure, storm at sea, male camaraderie, rescue, natural disaster, danger, escapades, survival ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: atlantic ocean, portugal, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A shipping disaster in the 19th Century has stranded a man and woman in the wilds of Africa. The lady is pregnant, and gives birth to a son in their tree house. Soon after, a family of apes stumble across the house and in the ensuing panic, both ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, culture clash, tarzan, adventurer, orphan, rescue, fish out of water, stranded, shipwreck, feral man, wilderness, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, victorian era, 20th century, 1910s
Place: africa, england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: politics, assassination, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, political conspiracy, political corruption, reporter, state affairs, political intrigue, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, usa, los angeles, seattle washington, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, redemption, vengeance, tragedy, deadly, rivalry, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: nebraska, usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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