Arson movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant arson movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspense, interesting, suspenseful and tense films and TV shows about / with arson, fire, murder, catastrophe, storytelling, brutality, mentor, death, dialogue and violence plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as arson: Backdraft (1991), Stone (2010), Cop Land (1997), Secret Window (2004), House of Wax (2005), Hesher (2010), Point of Origin (2002), City on Fire (1979), Skins (2002), Backdraft 2 (2019).

List of arson movies

 6.7
 72K
Backdraft (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: They say a blast of flames can take a life ... and hide a secret. But now firemen brothers Brian and Stephen McCaffrey are battling each other over past slights while trying to stop an arsonist with a diabolical agenda from torching Chicago.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, investigation, arson, corruption, danger, family relations, rescue, rookie, pyromaniac, crimes, psychopath, funeral ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa
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 5.4
 40K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york, new jersey
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 6.9
 87K
Cop Land (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, intense, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, sheriff, small town, arson, mafia, corruption, murder, internal affairs, violence, fighting the system, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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 6.6
 183K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
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 5.3
 116K
House of Wax (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Style: scary, suspense, gothic, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: slasher, serial killer, psychopath, murder, ghost town, traffic jam, group of friends, small town, torture, wax museum, violence, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 70s ...
Place: usa, louisiana, new york, florida, paris france
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 7.0
 51K
Hesher (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young boy has lost his mother and is losing touch with his father and the world around him. Then he meets Hesher who manages to make his life even more chaotic.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: antisocial behavior, loner, dysfunctional character, youth, depression, arson, stranger, death in the family, family problems, rebelliousness, misfit, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Point of Origin (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact-based drama about an arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, arson, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, tragic hero, escapades, heroes, rescue, danger, race against time ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
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 4.2
 1K
City on Fire (1979)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.
Style: disaster movie, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: revenge, arson, fire, explosion, burning building, catastrophe, trapped, rescue, firefighter, city, disaster film, hospital ...
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 7.1
 1K
Skins (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An inspirational tale about the relationship between two Sioux Indian brothers living on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy ...
Plot: native american reservation, family relations, arson, brother brother relationship, vandalism, vigilantism, homecoming, life is a bitch, crime, crimes, social relations, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: nebraska, asia, usa, vietnam, south dakota
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 4.9
 2K
Backdraft 2 (2019)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Belgium
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Years after the original Backdraft, Sean, son of the late Steve "Bull" McCaffrey, is assigned to investigate a deadly fire only to realize it is something much more sinister.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, arson, danger, escapades, crimes, police investigation, terrorism, chase, arms dealer, society, police, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: chicago illinois
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 7.5
 50K
Burning (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Deliveryman Jongsu is out on a job when he runs into Haemi, a girl who once lived in his neighborhood. She asks if he'd mind looking after her cat while she's away on a trip to Africa. On her return she introduces to Jongsu an enigmatic ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting ...
Plot: love triangle, class differences, fire, metaphor, arson, burning, palm reading, disappearance, tragic love, childhood friend, aspiring writer, suspicion ...
Time: 2010s
Place: korea, south korea
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 6.1
 22K
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person ...
Style: disturbing, sexual, witty, sexy, controversial ...
Plot: transvestism, obsession, perversion, mother son incest, vandalism, strong sexual content, arson, sexual perversion, dehumanization, nudity (full frontal - brief), zoophilia, cannibalism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maryland, usa, baltimore, california
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A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. This movie is extremely alarming, an expression which here means "a ...
Style: offbeat, exciting, humorous, semi serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: orphan, adventure, inheritance, danger, loss of parent, attempted murder, death in the family, dishonesty, young heroes, child in peril, siblings relations, arson ...
Time: 1940s
Place: peru
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Harvest of Fire (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense
Plot: amish, culture clash, fbi, rescue, arson, crimes, investigation, partners, law enforcement, special agents, unlikely partners, fish out of water ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa
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Land of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, future dystopia, post apocalypse, survival, siege, back from the dead, gory, heroic mission, soldier, chaos and mayhem, danger ...
Time: future, year 1995, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: pittsburgh
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 6.8
 130K
A Simple Favor (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mommy vlogger Stephanie joins her best friend Emily's husband, Sean, to investigate her sudden disappearance from their small town.
Style: exciting, captivating, enigmatic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: secret, deception, missing person, blackmail, female friendship, ruse, murder investigation, small town, murder, mother, investigation, single mother ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london, new york, michigan, connecticut
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Mikael Blomkvist, publisher of Millennium magazine, has made his living exposing the crooked and corrupt practices of establishment Swedish figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with a meticulously researched thesis about sex ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: investigation, hacker, crime, murder, dishonesty, police investigation, friendship, cover up, false accusation, journalism, journalist, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Trial by Fire (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The tragic and controversial story of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was executed in Texas for killing his three children after scientific evidence and expert testimony that bolstered his claims of innocence were suppressed.
Style: emotional, realistic, disturbing, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: trial, lawyer, arson, court, justice, death penalty, fighting the system, false accusation, legal, freedom, prison, hopes ...
Place: texas
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The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
Style: harsh, suspense, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: dark hero, battlefield, revenge, corruption, small town, violence, good versus evil, brutality, murder, criminal, deception, dark past ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1960s, 60s
Place: california
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 4.6
 4K
Eloise (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Four friends break into an abandoned insane asylum in search of a death certificate which will grant one of them a large inheritance. However, finding it soon becomes the least of their worries in a place haunted by dark memories.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense, bleak
Plot: mental institution, time travel, mad doctor, phobia, torture, mental illness, missing person, haunted, inheritance, death certificate, ghost, baby ...
Time: year 1982
Place: michigan
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Weapons of Mass Distraction (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As two warring media moguls grapple for ownership of a coveted professional football team, they use the newspapers, magazines and television stations they own to destroy each other's reputations.
Style: humorous, witty, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: arson, media, satire, dishonesty, urban, uninhibited rivalry, media satire, workplace situations, graphic violence, sport team, workplace, blind ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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 5.4
 14K
Replicant (2001)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Scientists create a genetic clone of a serial killer in order to help catch the killer, teaming up with two cops.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, cloning, psychopath, serial killer, martial arts, police investigation, crimes, genetic engineering, rivalry, criminal heroes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, washington state
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Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film is inspired by Michael Lesy's book of the same name ...
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: arson, unemployment, murder, hostage, danger, deadly, society, life is a bitch, immigrants, crimes, investigation, media ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1990s, 90s, 1880s
Place: wisconsin, usa
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Sunshine State (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A woman and her new husband returns to her hometown roots in coastal northern Florida, and must deal with family, business, and encroaching real estate development.
Style: dark humor, sincere, touching, witty, realistic ...
Plot: small town, architect, fighting the system, rebellion, social differences, americana, love affair, haunted by the past, childhood sweetheart, old love, social relations, racism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, puerto rico, bolivia, peru ...
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The Longest Yard (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In this rough-and-tumble yarn, actually filmed on-location at the Georgia State Prision, the cons are the heroes and the guards are the heavies. Eddie Albert is the sadistic warden who'll gladly make any sacrifice to push his guards' ...
Style: humorous, rough, captivating, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, underdog, american football, sport, football, prison life, contests and competitions, partners, rivalry, confined, against the odds, moral dilemma ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 1930s
Place: florida, usa, georgia, new jersey
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 6.8
 37K
Romper Stomper (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman ...
Style: disturbing, controversial, realistic, psychological, cult film ...
Plot: skinhead, racism, gang, violence, love triangle, immigrants, vandalism, strangulation, arson, profanity, nazi, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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 7.4
 3K
Gormenghast (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 232 min.
TV show
Story: A four-episode television serial based on the Gormenghast series by Mervyn Peake. It was produced and broadcast by the BBC. Gormenghast is an ancient city-state which primarily consists of a rambling and crumbling castle. The narrative, based on the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, epic, captivating
Plot: intrigue, master and servant, blind ambition, rise to the top, adventure, leadership, social differences, lookalikes, rivalry, escapades, betrayal, state affairs ...
Time: ancient history
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The Last Emperor (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Italy, France
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation ...
Style: epic, emotional, non-linear, serious, realistic ...
Plot: emperor, suicide attempt, communism, world war two, arranged marriage, childhood, teacher, breast feeding, divorce, empress, arson, confession ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 1910s ...
Place: china, asia, beijing china, japan
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 7.3
 23K
Manderlay (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, bleak, psychological, intense ...
Plot: slavery, racism, interracial relations, freedom, social differences, righting the wronged, liberal, discrimination, society, blacks and whites, understanding, injustice ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: alabama, usa, southern usa
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I Heart Huckabees (2004)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
Style: humorous, surreal, witty, not serious, philosophical ...
Plot: existentialism, jealousy, private detective, surveillance, divorce, investigation, suburbs, rivalry, self discovery, escapades, strong sexual content, french ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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