Resourceful movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant resourceful movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense and clever films and TV shows about / with resourceful, danger, murder, storytelling, escapades, chase, corruption, crimes, dialogue and survival plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as resourceful: Castle (2009), Elementary (2012), Psych (2006), Intelligence (2014), Sherlock (2010), Home Alone (1990), The River (2012), Over the Hedge (2006), All Is Lost (2013), Escape Plan (2013).

List of resourceful movies

 8.2
 132K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.9
 92K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, intelligence, private detective, prodigy, partners, law enforcement, mind game, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.4
 77K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: intellectual, humorous, not serious, witty, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, intelligence, buddies, partners, who done it, resourceful, investigation, crime, unconventional method, best friends, friendship, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
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 7.0
 18K
Intelligence (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A drama centered on a high-tech intelligence operative who is enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain, and the director of the elite government cyber-security agency who supports him.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: inventions and discoveries, government agency, computers and web, espionage, heroes, resourceful, computer system, hi-tech, life risking, fellow agent, secret agents, working undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: witty, clever, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, sherlock holmes, crime, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
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 7.5
 402K
Home Alone (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, not serious, exciting ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, holiday, family, when the parents are away, danger, neighbor, crime gone awry, precocious child, young heroes, vacation, one man army ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: usa, america, paris france, chicago illinois, illinois ...
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 6.9
 16K
The River (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The River follows the story of wildlife expert and TV personality Emmet Cole. Emmet set course around the world with his wife, Tess, and son, Lincoln, while filming what would become one of the most popular shows in television. After he goes missing ...
Style: scary, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: jungle, missing person, research, supernatural, mysterious place, adventurer, adventure, resourceful, search, expedition, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, latin america, south america
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 6.7
 142K
Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: rescue, squirrel, turtle, adventure, family, animal life, heroic mission, resourceful, fight back, cons and scams, environmentalism, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa
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 6.9
 70K
All Is Lost (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a veteran mariner awakes to find his vessel taking on water after a collision with a stray shipping container. With his radio and navigation equipment disabled, he sails unknowingly into a violent storm and ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, rough, captivating, harsh ...
Plot: survival, sea disaster, isolation, boat, adventure, ocean or sea, desperation, storm, human spirit, hopes, overcoming, forces of nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.7
 209K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, prison escape, against the odds, torture, outsmarting, resourceful, survival, convict, off the grid, tough heroes, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, future
Place: usa, colorado, morocco
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The Looney Tunes Show (2011)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 23 min.
Story: The Looney Tunes Show is an American animated sitcom which premiered May 3, 2011 on Cartoon Network. The show features characters from the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies theatrical cartoons updated for the 21st century. It is produced by Warner ...
Style: humorous, exciting, entertaining, tense, light ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: friendship, neighbor, escapades, goofy hero, resourceful, dimwit, disorder, buddies, imaginary, suburbs, bugs bunny, cartoon rabbit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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The Next Three Days (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, intense, emotional, clever ...
Plot: daring rescue, family relations, life turned upside down, false accusation, evidence, injustice, confined, resourceful, freedom, determination, peril, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, canada, venezuela, haiti
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 7.4
 487K
Limitless (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract ...
Style: clever, intellectual, psychological, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: intelligence, life turned upside down, prodigy, success, rise to the top, superhuman powers, drug abuse, overnight success, addiction, rags to riches, greed, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.4
 425K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, chases and races, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, fighting the system, win over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, white house, president, hostages, daring rescue, one man army, secret service, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, terrorist attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
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 6.5
 105K
Premium Rush (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: delivery, corruption, chase, race against time, organized crime, police corruption, life turned upside down, on the run, dishonesty, danger, resourceful, dirty cop ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, china, san francisco ...
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 6.8
 171K
Unstoppable (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and only two men can stop it: a veteran engineer and a young conductor. Thousands of lives hang in the balance as these ordinary heroes attempt to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, chase, runaway train, race against time, save the day, determination, danger, chases and races, resourceful, unstoppable, characters in danger, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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 7.7
 59K
Cell 211 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, hidden identity, confined, prison riot, prison guard, penitentiary, rebellion, survival, danger, trapped, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
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 8.1
 326K
The Thing (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, alien encounter, monster, isolation, transformation, paranoia, space and aliens, danger, fear, scientist, supernatural, evil ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: antarctica, south pole
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 7.9
 7K
Strike (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A war veteran turned private detective operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, ironic, talky
Plot: private detective, danger, mind game, investigation, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, partners, police investigation, disability, female partner, loner, misfit ...
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 7.9
 39K
Leverage (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Leverage follows a five-person team: a thief, a grifter, a hacker, and a retrieval specialist, led by former insurance investigator Nathan Ford, who use their skills to fight corporate and governmental injustices inflicted on ordinary citizens.
Style: exciting, realistic, stylized, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hacker, thief, escapades, crime, unconventional method, crimes, team, mastermind, surveillance, hidden identity, dishonesty, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 78K
Revolution (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Revolution focuses on the struggle to survive 15 years after a global blackout.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Plot: future dystopia, survival, apocalypse, adventure, fate of humanity, chaos, society, chases and races, danger, heroes, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: usa
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 8.4
 60K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: clever, talky, touching, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, student, private detective, investigation, teenage life, danger, high school, sheriff, ex couple relations, teacher, private investigator, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
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Phineas and Ferb (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Family, Musical, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 15 min.
Story: Each day, two kindhearted suburban stepbrothers on summer vacation embark on some grand new project, which annoys their controlling sister, Candace, who tries to bust them. Meanwhile, their pet platypus plots against evil Dr. Doofenshmirtz.
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, exciting, captivating ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers
Plot: secret identity, mad scientist, mischievous children, experimenting, gadget, rivals, intelligence, chaos and mayhem, good versus evil, siblings relations, secret agents, scientist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.5
 702K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, evil alien, alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 7.5
 448K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, destiny, bomb, suspicion, save the day, nuclear threat, imaginary, time loop, danger, race against time, terrorism ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, afghanistan
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The Spacewalker (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no ...
Style: propaganda film, based on true events, factual, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: spacewalk, cosmonaut, cold war, against the odds, pilot, courage, space program, heroic mission, media coverage, stranded, period piece, outer space ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: soviet union, usa, russia
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King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, fbi, secret service, sexual tension, investigation, resourceful, crimes, outside help, ex law enforcer, hot and sexy, suspicion, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Hotel Babylon (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hotel Babylon is a British television drama series based on the book of the same name by Imogen Edwards-Jones, that aired from 19 January 2006 to 14 August 2009, produced by independent production company Carnival Films for BBC One. The show ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, stylized, witty ...
Plot: workplace romance, concierge, hotel, ambitious, ambition, boss, sexual tension, homosexual, social relations, staff, ex convict, workplace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london
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Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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