Striking a match movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant striking a match movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, weird and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with striking a match, murder, night, cigarette smoking, opening a door, telephone call, apology, bespectacled male, violence and death plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Australia, Canada and other countries.
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striking a match movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as striking a match: Shutter Island (2010), Let Us Prey (2014), Mad Max (1979), Old (2021), Tesla (2020), Trouble Every Day (2001), Running on Empty (1982), National Lampoon's Repli-Kate (2002), The Big Doll House (1971), Monte Walsh (1970).

List of striking a match movies

 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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 5.8
 10K
Let Us Prey (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rachel, a rookie cop, is about to begin her first night shift in a neglected police station in a Scottish, backwater town. The kind of place where the tide has gone out and stranded a motley bunch of the aimless, the forgotten, the ...
Style: scary, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police station, police brutality, police, mysterious stranger, psychopath, murder, serial killer, stranger, chaos, confined, police officer killed, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, scotland
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 6.8
 209K
Mad Max (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a self-destructing world, a vengeful Australian policeman sets out to stop a violent motorcycle gang.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, road movie, futuristic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, post apocalypse, chase, car, revenge, biker, vengeance, dystopic future, car chase, chaos, violence spree, society ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 5.8
 120K
Old (2021)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A group of families on a tropical holiday discover that the secluded beach where they are staying is somehow causing them to age rapidly – reducing their entire lives into a single day.
Style: suspense, mysterious, macabre, tense, psychological ...
Plot: time, vacation, medical experiment, race against time, island prison, island, aging, rapid aging, human experiment, ocean, escape, climbing ...
Time: 2020s
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 5.1
 9K
Tesla (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of the Promethean struggles of Nikola Tesla, as he attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that would change the world.
Style: clever, stylized, factual, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: inventor, scientific experiment, rivalry, invention, progress, electrician, genius, inventions and discoveries, science, discovery, scientist, restaurant ...
Time: 19th century, year 1943, future
Place: new york, chicago illinois, colorado, pittsburgh
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Trouble Every Day (2001)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Japan, Luxembourg
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Scientist Shane Brown neglects his new bride, instead spending their honeymoon searching for an old colleague who disappeared after a research paper he had written was discredited by the medical community. It turns out that Dr. Semeneau is living in ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, scary, psychological, rough ...
Plot: vampire, violence, murder, cannibalism, male nudity, rape, serial killer, dangerous attraction, wanting to die, flesh eating, locked in a room, bloodbath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, ghana
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Running on Empty (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mike loves his fast cars and his hot women. When he fancies the girlfriend of the local street racing king, Fox, he gets way in over his head in racing for his girl, his money and his life. Through racing, sex, nightclubs and small road trips the ...
Style: road movie, semi serious, realistic
Plot: car, love triangle, race, speed, rivalry, gangsters, contests and competitions, ambition, love and romance, wooing, factory, car chase ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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National Lampoon's Repli-Kate (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A scientist and his sidekick accidentally clone a journalist and decide to turn the mistake into Repli-Kate, their idea of the perfect woman, who loves, beer, football, and frat parties.
Style: humorous, semi serious, entertaining, light, sex comedy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: laboratory, fall in love, experiment gone awry, twins, disorder, perfectionist, experiment, clones, empire, high school, journalist, silly humor ...
Time: contemporary
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The Big Doll House (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women--along with the help of two men--plot an escape.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: exploitation, women's prison, women in prison, erotica, sexploitation, woman in danger, fugitives, criminal heroes, prison life, captivity, female prisoner, escape attempt ...
Time: 70s
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 7.0
 3K
Monte Walsh (1970)
Genre: Western
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Monte Walsh is an aging cowboy facing the ending days of the Wild West era. As barbed wire and railways steadily eliminate the need for the cowboy, Monte and his friends are left with fewer and fewer options. New work opportunities are available to ...
Style: funny, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: aging, working class, guilty pleasure, heroes, small town, graphic violence, bittersweet, social relations, friends, wiretap, lone wolves, lifestyle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: arizona, usa
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 8.0
 1.0M
Deadpool (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Deadpool tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new ...
Style: stylized, exciting, parody, humorous, funny ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: superhero, revenge, violence, immortality, escapades, dark hero, mutant, invulnerability, regeneration, dark humor, fight scenes, x men ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york
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The Boys Club (1996)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three teenage boys in small-town Southern Ontario are thrilled when Luke Cooper, a mysterious American fugitive with a gunshot wound in his leg, decides to crash their secret hideout. Luke tells them that he's a cop on the run from corrupt ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, lgbtq, prison, hostage, youth, on the run, friendship, small town, murder, psychopath, man boy relationship, enemy ...
Time: 90s, year 1995
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, ontario canada
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 6.1
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Squizzy Taylor (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This Australian crime drama chronicles the life of notorious, keen witted, acid tongued 1920s Melbourne gangster Squizzy Taylor.
Plot: blond, visit, death of protagonist, short man, gangsters, tragedy, riding a bicycle, male protagonist, accountant, murder victim, blonde, teenage girl ...
Time: 1910s, 1920s
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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Captain Johnno (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Captain Johnno" is a deaf boy who befriends an Italian fisherman in this Australian made-for-TV family film.
Plot: coming of age, youth, deaf, italian abroad, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, rain, teaching, radio, disability, map ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: australia, south australia
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The Funhouse Massacre (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Six of the worlds scariest psychopaths escape from a local Asylum and proceed to unleash terror on the unsuspecting crowd of a Halloween Funhouse whose themed mazes are inspired by their various reigns of terror.
Style: slasher, sadistic, brutal, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: halloween, killer clown, psychopath, cannibalism, escaped mental patient, amusement park, murder, trapped, mental institution, cult, violence, torture ...
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The Midnight Hour (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Phil, Melissa, Mitch, Mary, and Vinnie are high school friends, who unwittingly raise the dead on Halloween night. Once the dead have returned, Pitchford Cove will never be the same again....or will it?
Style: scary, slasher, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, halloween party, halloween, ghost, supernatural, vampire, werewolf, occult, christmas, lycanthropy, supernatural being, cemetery ...
Time: 80s
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 6.9
 1K
Storm Boy (1976)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Mike is a lonely Australian boy living in a coastal wilderness with his reclusive father. In search of friendship he encounters an Aboriginal native loner and the two form a bond in the care of orphaned pelicans.
Style: semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing
Plot: coming of age, aborigine, bird, youth, animals, boy, australian aboriginal, pelican, animal life, family relations, friends, misfit ...
Place: australia, south australia
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 5.4
 891
The Pyx (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, devil, cult, death, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, investigation, gays and lesbians, law enforcement, supernatural ability, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal
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 4.9
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Guardian Angel (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Detective - turned - bodyguard Cynthia McKay (Cynthia Rothrock) is hired by a psychotic icy seductress, Nina Lindell (Lydie Denier), the same woman who killed Mckay's lover months earlier. With vendetta in her heart McKay accompanies the ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, car chase, forgery, graphic violence, psychopath, battles, injustice, custody, heroic mission, vengeance, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
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They Still Call Me Bruce (1987)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bruce Won arrives in America in search of an American G.I. who saved his life in the Korean War. He meets an orphan boy and together they land themselves in a string of outrageous situations. This high-strung farce culminates when a case of mistaken ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, surprise ending
Audience: teens
Plot: mistaken identity, korean war, motorcycle gang, martial arts, farce, karate, friends, disorder, escapades, misfit, goofy hero, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, texas, los angeles, houston texas
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 4.8
 190
Blind Fear (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A blind employee at a New England lodge is in danger when a gang of killers arrives to stay at the lodge.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending
Plot: breaking the law, death of killer, older man younger woman relationship, murder of friend, murder, tragic event, death of protagonist, woman kills a man, assassination attempt, assassin, truck, woman in danger ...
Place: maine, new england
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Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lou Andreas Sand, a once famous model, recalls her past as she tries to make success in the modeling world of New York, her stressfull workdays, her affair with Mark, an advertising executive, her friendship with photographer Aaron, and her downward ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: fashion, photographer, mental illness, modeling, sex crime, drug addiction, character study, cult, mental breakdown, suicide attempt, psychiatrist, paranoia ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, jamaica, paris france
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The Silent House (2010)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Uruguay
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Laura (Florencia Colucci) and her father Wilson (Gustavo Alonso) arrive at a cottage off the beaten path in order to repair it since its owner (Abel Tripaldi) will soon put the house on sale. They will spend the night there in order to start the ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, tense, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: haunted house, domestic disturbance, family in danger, survival, family problems, escapades, found footage, village, home invasion, father daughter relationship, plot twist, painting ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america
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Ticket to Heaven (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: David is a young man seduced by a religious cult that uses starvation, exhaustion, and brainwashing to mold recruits into money hustling disciples of a messiah-like leader. Chronicles David's chilling transformation into a gaunt, mindless ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: cult, religion, religions or cults, religious cult, sleep deprivation, sect, atheism, mind control, brainwashing, clergy, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada, california, usa, san francisco
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Thieves Like Us (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Bowie, a youthful convicted murderer, and bank robbers Chicamaw and T-Dub escape from a Mississippi chain gang in the 1930s. They hole up with a gas station attendant and continue robbing banks. Bowie, who is injured in an auto accident, takes ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak
Plot: murder, great depression, gangsters, heist, prison, bank robbery, lovers on the run, on the run, thief, female nudity, love, bank ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Murder by Phone (1982)
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A disgruntled phone company employee develops a device whereby those answering a phone can be murdered, and it's up to Nat Bridger to stop the killer.
Style: slasher, weird
Plot: murder, revenge, technology, exploitation, receptionist, dead woman, male protagonist, tour guide, tractor, teenage daughter, murder of mother, train ...
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Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.
Style: suspenseful, clever, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, murder, mystery, crimes, writers, paranoia, marriage, death, hotel, satire, twists and turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, new york state, poland
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 7.1
 3K
Malcolm (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius, who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. Malcolm, with Franks help, turns to a life of crime. Malcolm ...
Style: surreal, semi serious, humorous, offbeat
Plot: autism, unemployment, crimes, remote control, heist, bank, gadget, genius, cons and scams, disorder, dishonesty, misfit ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, lisbon portugal
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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Quiet, withdrawn 13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives peacefully in her home in a New England beach town. Whenever the prying landlady inquires after Rynn's father, she politely claims that he's in the city on business. But when the ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, slasher ...
Audience: teens
Plot: orphan, killer child, teenage girl, poisoning, murder, friendship, father, underage sex, life is a bitch, human nature, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: maine
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The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Middle-aged widow Beatrice Hunsdorfer (Joanne Woodward) and her daughters Ruth (Roberta Wallach) and Matilda (Nell Potts) are struggling to survive in a society they barely understand. Beatrice dreams of opening an elegant tea room but does not have ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, psychological, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: redemption, coming of age, teacher, dysfunctional family, single father, family problems, parents and children, family life, cheerleading, life is a bitch, mental illness, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, connecticut
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