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List of the best movies like A Prayer Before Dawn (2018): Polar, Lizzie, Bastille Day, True History of the Kelly Gang, Harriet, Kickboxer: Retaliation, Just Mercy, Driven, Rodin, Galveston.

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Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:58
CharactersDogs, Snipers, Hired assassins, Killers
PlotSurvival, Martial Arts, Revenge, Cars, Weapon
PlaceRussia, Castle, Hotels
StyleExciting, Action, By comics, Fascinating, Disturbing

When a retiring assassin realizes that he is the target of a hit, he winds up back in the game going head to head with a gang of younger, ruthless killers.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers, Photographers, Sisters
PlotOn real events, Money, Investigation, Friendship, Death
PlacePrison, Trains, Court
Time19th century
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense

Massachusetts, 1892. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie lives a claustrophobic life under her father's cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan, a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, Belgium, Luxembourg, China, Germany
Duration02:25
CharactersCIA, Spy, Terrorists, Thieves, Police
PlotMartial Arts, Skirmishes, Money, Investigation, Death
PlaceEngland, France
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense

Michael Mason is an American pickpocket living in Paris who finds himself hunted by the CIA when he steals a bag that contains more than just a wallet. Sean Briar, the field agent on the case, soon realises that Michael is just a pawn in a much bigger game and is also his best asset to uncover a large-scale conspiracy.

Markimdb: 6
Genredrama, western, crime, biography
CountryAustralia, United Kingdom, France
CharactersDogs, Horses, Criminals
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Dancing, Bank robbery
PlacePrison, Australia
Time19th century
StyleAction, Depressive

Set against the badlands of colonial Australia where the English rule with a bloody fist and the Irish endure, Ned Kelly discovers he comes from a line of Irish rebels—an uncompromising army of cross dressing bandits immortalised for terrorising their oppressors back in Ireland. Nurtured by the notorious bushranger, Harry Power and fuelled by the unfair arrest of his mother, Kelly recruits a wild bunch of warriors to plot one of the most audacious attacks of anarchy and rebellion the country has ever seen.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryChina, USA
CharactersDogs, Horses, Heroes, Singers
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Weapon, Chase, Freedom
PlaceCemetery, New York
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Makes me think

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Markimdb: 5
Genreaction, drama, crime, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersHeroes, Tough guys, Trainers
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Revenge, Fight, Fights without rules
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Action, Inspirational, Depressive, Serious

One year after the events of "Kickboxer: Vengeance", Kurt Sloan has vowed never to return to Thailand. However, while gearing up for a MMA title shot, he finds himself sedated and forced back into Thailand, this time in prison. He is there because the ones responsible want him to face a 6'8" 400 lbs. beast named Mongkut and in return for the fight, Kurt will get two million dollars and his freedom back. Kurt at first refuses, in which a bounty is placed on his head as a way to force him to face Mongkut. Kurt soon learns he will have no other choice and will undergo his most rigorous training yet under some unexpected mentors in order to face Mongkut in hopes to regain his freedom.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersLawyers, Photographers, Judge, Sheriffs, Singers
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Weapon, Computers, Justice
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

The powerful true story of Harvard-educated lawyer Bryan Stevenson, who goes to Alabama to defend the disenfranchised and wrongly condemned — including Walter McMillian, a man sentenced to death despite evidence proving his innocence. Bryan fights tirelessly for Walter with the system stacked against them.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Puerto Rico
CharactersFBI
PlotLove, On real events, Fight, Money, Friendship
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Light

FBI informant Jim Hoffman lures troubled automobile magnate John DeLorean to an undercover sting for cocaine trafficking.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26
CharactersHorses, Artists, Models, Photographers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceJapan, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersHired assassins, Killers, Lawyers
PlotDancing, Revenge, Cancer, Chase
PlacePrison, Sea, Beach, Texas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Fascinating, Tense

After a violent encounter, Roy finds Rocky and sees something in her eyes that prompts a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he flees to Galveston, an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Spain, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:24
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Hired assassins, Killers, Doctors
PlotLove, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Revenge, Death
PlaceVillage, Africa
StyleExciting, By books, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that country's minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is back, suffering from PTSD and digging wells to atone for his violent past. After an attempt is made on his life, Terrier flies to London to find out who wants him dead -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once loved, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryGermany, France, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:05
CharactersDogs, Horses, Military, Students, Soldier
PlotLove, On real events, Survival, Abduction, Slavery
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Forest
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Touching

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama
CountryItaly, France, USA, Germany, Qatar
CharactersDogs, Teachers, Singers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Travel, Fight, Motorcycles
PlaceShips, Trains, Italy, Africa, Party
StyleAction, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Touching

Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersHorses, Indians, Wolves, Cats, Bartenders
PlotLove, Survival, Dancing, Money, Friendship
PlaceWild West, Mountains, Forest, Beach, Hotels
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Black humor

The Wild West, circa 1870. Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope. As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersGangsters, Special agents, FBI, Partners, Bartenders
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Gambling, Skirmishes, Political
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersDogs, Teens, Serial killers, Students, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Dancing, UFO, Friendship, Weapon
PlaceSchool
TimeGraduation
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

Jeffrey Dahmer struggles with a difficult family life as a young boy. During his teenage years he slowly transforms, edging closer to the serial killer he becomes.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:48
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Hired assassins, Bodyguards, Lawyers
PlotRobbery, Martial Arts, Revenge, Cars, Fight
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Depressive

A man is out for justice after a group of corrupt police officers are unable to catch his wife's killer.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersMafia, Gangsters
PlotGambling, Money, Friendship, Weapon, Power
PlacePrison, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

After a group of Irish mobsters in Hell's Kitchen are sentenced to jail, their wives take their place—and do as good of a job, if not better.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersSnipers, Mafia, Gangsters, Teachers, Hired assassins
PlotLove, Passion, Friendship, Death, Water
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A young assassin is sent to kill a retired mob boss. But things get complicated when she begins to like him.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA, Mexico
CharactersStrong women, FBI, Judge, Single mothers
PlotOn real events, Drug addict, Hostage, Weapon, Chase
PlaceCourt, Helicopters, USA
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Based on a miraculous true story that drew the attention of the entire nation, is the dramatic, thrilling, and spiritual journey of Ashley Smith and Brian Nichols. After being taken hostage by Brian in her own apartment, Ashley turns to Rick Warren’s inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life, for guidance. In reading from the book, Ashley not only finds purpose in her own life, but helps Brian find a more peaceful resolution to a harrowing situation.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountrySpain, Bulgaria, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Horses, Hired assassins, Rich, Journalists
PlotLove, On real events, Motorcycles
PlacePrison, Aircraft, Russia
StyleExciting, Soulful, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

The film chronicles the rise and fall of the world's most feared drug lord Pablo Escobar and his volatile love affair with Colombia's most famous journalist Virginia Vallejo throughout a reign of terror that tore a country apart.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersPhotographers, Archers
PlotWedding, Money, Friendship, Religious, Snow
PlaceTrains, Scotland
Time19th century
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

In every generation, a torch passes from father to son. And that timeless dynamic is the beating heart of Tommy's Honor - an intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryGermany, France
Duration01:21
CharactersTerrorists, Lawyers, Sisters, Birds
PlotLove, Wedding, Money, Investigation, Pursuit
PlacePrison, Sea, Court, Greece, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

Katja's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. Her quest for justice soon pushes her to the edge as the two suspects stand trial for murder.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany
CharactersHeroes, Tough guys, Soldier
PlotSkirmishes, Fight, Friendship, Hostage, Funeral
PlaceSyria
StyleExciting, Action, Tense

Major Ronan Jackson (Devon Sawa), an accomplished fighter pilot for the Israel Defense Forces and son of a U.S. Senator (Robert Patrick), is shot down while flying through Syrian airspace. After miraculously surviving the crash, Jackson is taken captive by a group of Hezbollah militiamen. A gripping and powerful story packed with hard-hitting action, Jarhead: Law of Return follows a squad of elite soldiers, led by Gunnery Sergeant Dave Torres (Amaury Nolasco), as they risk their own lives in the hopes of saving an ally they've never met.

Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSnipers, Terrorists, Thieves, FBI, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Dancing, Martial Arts, Money
PlaceAircraft, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Africa, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersHackers, Hired assassins, Thieves, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Robbery, Martial Arts, Bank robbery, Skirmishes
PlaceAircraft, Party, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

When Alex, an infiltration expert with a secret past, accidentally reveals her identity during what should have been a routine heist, she quickly finds herself mixed up in a government conspiracy and entangled in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a master assassin and his team of killers. Armed with her own set of lethal skills, Alex looks to exact revenge for her murdered friends while uncovering the truth.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, crime
CountryColombia, Denmark, Mexico, Germany, Luxembourg, France
CharactersFamily, Birds
PlotOn real events, Revenge, Money, Death, Weapon
PlaceAircraft, Deserts, Beach
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:30
CharactersHorses, Indians, Cowboys, Police, Sheriffs
PlotRevenge, Poker, Money, Investigation, Friendship
PlaceWild West, Deserts, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

Aging sidekick Lefty Brown has ridden with Eddie Johnson his entire life. But when a rustler kills Eddie, Lefty is forced from his partner’s shadow and must confront the ugly realities of frontier justice.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:31
PlotOn real events, Survival, Adventure, Prison Break, Friendship
PlacePrison, Jungle, Islands
StyleAction, Inspirational, Fascinating, Tense, Depressive

A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersTeens, Family, Scammers, Bodyguards, FBI
PlotOn real events, Dancing, Gambling, Basketball, Wedding
PlacePrison, Party, Casino
StyleHeavy, Tense

The story of a teenager, Richard Wershe Jr., who became an undercover informant for the police during the 1980s and was ultimately arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.





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