Pursuit movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant pursuit movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense and melancholic films and TV shows about / with pursuit, chase, murder, violence, danger, gun, betrayal, crimes, death and cigarette smoking plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
pursuit movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as pursuit: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Unsane (2018), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), The Revenant (2015), Original Sin (2001), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The 12th Man (2017), Zoo (2015), Bad Samaritan (2018), Make Like a Thief (1964).

List of pursuit movies

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, witty, melancholic ...
Plot: hotel, mentor protege relationship, disorder, greed, inheritance, friendship, murder, cons and scams, adventure, unlikely partners, escapades, prison escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1960s, 30s, year 1968 ...
Place: europe, eastern europe, hungary, central europe, alps
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Unsane (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman is involuntarily committed to a mental institution amid uncertainty as to whether her greatest fear is real or delusional.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, disturbing, psychological
Plot: mental institution, fear, maniac, psychological thriller, murder, obsession, pursuit, psychiatric ward, crimes, mental disorder, stalker, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: pennsylvania, portugal
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Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Hungary, Canada
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard, ...
Style: tech noir, melancholic, futuristic, bleak, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, bounty hunter, genetics, investigation, violence, police detective, dark future, genetic engineering, neo noir, mission, inventor ...
Time: future, 2040s, near future, year 1966
Place: las vegas, los angeles, california, san diego california
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, vengeance, violence, revenge, betrayal, native american, manhunt, native americans, old west, brutality, greed ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s
Place: usa
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Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: atmospheric, sexy, erotic, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: love and romance, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, couple relations, obsession, passion, passionate sex, desire, cons and scams, sexuality, sex, seduction ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, delaware, morocco, havana cuba ...
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, alien, spacecraft, escape, cowboy, outlaw, small town, danger, gunfight, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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The 12th Man (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Norway
Duration: 135 min.
Story: After a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his 11 comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud finds himself fleeing from the Gestapo through the snowbound reaches of Scandinavia.
Style: uplifting, suspense, based on true events, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance fighter, gestapo, world war two, one man army, courage, life & death, coping, lone hero, pursuit, survival, storytelling, self mutilation ...
Place: norway
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Zoo (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Set amidst a wave of violent animal attacks sweeping across the planet, a young renegade scientist is thrust into a race to unlock the mystery behind this pandemic before time runs out for animals and humans alike.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: dangerous animal, extinction, experiment, save the world, survival, pandemic, partners, mutation, cure, veterinarian, reporter, safari ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Always Watching: A Marble Hornets Story (2015)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of student film makers are creating "Project Marble Hornets" when the production is interrupted by a series of paranormal events in this tense and shocking horror.
Style: rough, bleak, suspense, suspenseful, scary
Plot: found footage, handheld camera, danger, pursuit, fear, uncover truth, monster, love triangle, on the road, hallucination
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Bad Samaritan (2018)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A thieve makes a disturbing discovery in the house where he breaks in. Later, when he returns to the same house with his partner in crime, things are not longer how he expected.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: violence, obsession, captive, investigation, murder, police, psychopath, danger, burglar, rescue, robbery, confession ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oregon, portland oregon
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Make Like a Thief (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Finland, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Arrested for a murder he didn't commit, American adventurer Bart Lanigan is about to be deported from Finland on a freighter. In the Helsinki harbor, he himself becomes a target for a hit man but manages to escape back to land. Lanigan contacts ...
Plot: tourism, sauna, nightclub singer, pursuit, criminal, airport, embezzlement, false identity, deception, foreigner, chase, money ...
Place: finland, scandinavia, helsinki finland
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The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (1976)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Candy and Ellie Jo are a pair of sexy bank robbers who blast their way into small-town banks with a carload of dynamite! When they take Slim hostage, it begins a thrill-packed crime spree across the state of Texas.
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, pursuit, prison, small town, chase, on the run, criminal heroes, on the road, folk hero, crime, fugitives, bank ...
Time: 70s
Place: texas, usa
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Slow West (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Western
Country: UK, New Zealand
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the Old West, a 17-year-old Scottish boy teams up with a mysterious gunman to find the woman with whom he is infatuated.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: drinking, violence, native american, frontier, outlaw, bounty hunter, rifle, pursuit, pistol, death of father, horse, fire ...
Time: 19th century
Place: colorado, usa, ireland, scotland, california
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Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Millie Dillmount, a fearless young lady fresh from Salina, Kansas, determined to experience Life, sets out to see the world in the rip-roaring Twenties. With high spirits and wearing one of those new high hemlines, she arrives in New York to test ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, stenographer, pursuit, flapper, love, boss and employee, farce, love and romance, workplace, amateur detective, opposites attract, workplace romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan new york city
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Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three cowhands, between jobs, have the bad dumb luck to pitch night camp in the same valley as a cabin full of guys who just robbed a stagecoach and killed the guard. Come morning, a posse arrives, forms up along the ridge, and takes for granted ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, disturbing, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confrontation, pursuit, robbery, outlaw, on the road, hanged man, vigilante, on the run, false accusation, criminal heroes, old west, anti heroes ...
Time: 19th century
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The Last Run (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A former getaway driver from Chicago has retired to a peaceful life in a Portugese fishing village. He is asked to pull off one last job, involving driving a dangerous crook and his girl-friend to France.
Plot: pursuit, escape, neo-noir, driving, convertible, gravestone, border, boat, gun, police, cafe, car accident ...
Place: portugal
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The Desperate Trail (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Amiable con man Jack Cooper is on a westbound stagecoach, headed for the next batch of suckers who will mistake him for an easy mark. Fiery Sarah O'Rourke rides the same coach, handcuffed to lawman Bill Speakes and headed for the hangman. In a ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cowboy, thief, pursuit, chase, manhunt, sexual abuse, criminal heroes, old west, fugitives, gang, hostages, one man army ...
Time: 19th century
Place: new mexico
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The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, negotiation, fbi, marriage, infidelity, forest, marital problem, cabin, pursuit, psychopath, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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Humboldt County (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Peter is a medical student about to graduate and begin his residency. When his professor fails him, he winds up in bed with an actress and singer named Bogart rolling through Los Angeles. He accompanies her to the redwoods of northern California, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: medical student, drug dealing, sex, student, pursuit, fish out of water, hippie, drugs/alcohol, self discovery, eccentric family, small town, stoners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, medical school, usa, new jersey
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Slasher (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Thirty years ago, in the sleepy community of Waterbury, a killer known as “The Executioner” murdered Sarah Bennett's parents. Now Sarah and her husband Dylan have returned to town, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, friendship, betrayal, crimes, survival, investigation, husband wife relationship, forest, flashback, blood, teenagers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Friend Request (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Enjoying college life as a popular student, Laura shares everything with her more than 800 friends on Facebook. But one day, after accepting a friend request from a social outcast named Marina, Laura’s life is cursed...
Style: rough, surprise ending, suspense, scary, bleak ...
Plot: internet, social network, vengeful ghost, college, social outcast, witch, death, suicide, end of friendship, psychotic, friendship, facebook ...
Time: 2010s
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S i R E N (2016)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities. Feature film adapted from the V/H/S (2012) anthology segment 'Amateur Night.'
Style: enigmatic, scary, captivating, exciting, bleak
Plot: creature feature, bachelor party, siren, monster, raped by monster, female nudity, impossible love, murder, pursuit, save the lady, sex trafficking, demon rape ...
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The Fugitive (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: The Fugitive is an American drama series created by Roy Huggins and produced by QM Productions and United Artists Television that aired on ABC from 1963 to 1967. David Janssen stars as Richard Kimble, a doctor who is falsely convicted of his ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, chase, manhunt, fugitives, on the road, protagonist as suspect, pursuit, integrity, crime, on the run, uncover truth, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, phoenix arizona, tucson arizona, arizona, california ...
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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany, Canada, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients who are just not getting any ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, entertaining, inspirational, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, travel, happiness, adventure, introspection, escapades, road not taken, teaching the ways of the world, psychiatrist, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, midlife crisis, life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, africa, london, california
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El Lute II: Tomorrow I'll Be Free (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of a man fighting with all his might for his life and his freedom. Eleuterio (”El Lute”) embarks upon an action-packed future, fuelled by the notions of freedom and dreams of living just as his countrymen, ever-growing in his ...
Plot: pursuit, poverty, police, brother brother relationship, underwear, rat, female nudity, wedding
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Taste of Excitement (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man has been killed on the Dover/Boulogne car ferry. What is the connection between him and the attempts being made to kill Jane Kerrell, a young girl in her early twenties? As she speeds through the French countryside to the South of France, ...
Plot: helicopter, kidnapping, pursuit, chase, woman in danger
Place: europe, south of france, southern france
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W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Story of a happy-go-lucky small time crook who runs into a country music group looking for their big break. They end up helping each other out in unexpected ways.
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: country music, on the run, country, criminal heroes, music band, triumph, pursuit, unlikely partners, cons and scams, chases and races, dishonesty, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: tennessee
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Pork Pie (2017)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This remake of 1981’s Goodbye Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of New Zealand protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.
Style: road movie
Plot: lost love, media, outlaw, pursuit, police, protest
Place: new zealand
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Street Warriors (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Perros Callejeros is based on the juvenile delinquency of the 1970s and 80s in Spain. The story is set in Barrio de la Mina in Barcelona one of the most conflict neighbourhoods in Spain. The characters chosen were real juvenile delinquents all with ...
Plot: juvenile delinquent, pursuit, robbery, purse snatcher, teen violence, street life, car theft, police detective, gang, hospital, murder, violence ...
Place: barcelona spain
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The Chase (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack Hammond is sentenced to life in prison, but manages to escape. To get away from the police he takes a girl as hostage and drives off in her car. The girl happens to be the only daughter of one of the richest men in the state. In a while the car ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, realistic, idiotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, chase, kidnapping, police, hostage, shotgun, gunfight, standoff, violence, on the run, fugitives, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: mexico, california, usa, san francisco
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