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Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersHackers, Snipers, Spy, Special Forces, Hired assassins
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Fight
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Tense, Disturbing

When a D.E.A. and S.W.A.T. cartel takedown ends in a shootout, S.W.A.T. Agent Travis Hall seizes a mysterious prisoner taking him into custody. Before long, the S.W.A.T. compound is under siege by wave-after-wave of assault teams attempting to recover the prisoner known as “The Scorpion” for the tattoo blazed across his back. When Travis discovers that his prisoner is a Secret Ops double agent planted within the cartel, it’s up to him and his expert S.W.A.T. team to keep “The Scorpion” and his billion dollar secrets safe.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:56
CharactersZombie, Family, Scientists, Soldier
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, End of the world, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
TimeFuture
StyleAction, Tense, Epic, Serious, Disturbing

Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPolice
PlotTreason, Abduction, Investigation, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Office, New York
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration03:10
CharactersPolice, Friends, Partners, Veterans
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense

A slightly unhinged former Navy SEAL lands a job as a police officer in Los Angeles where he's partnered with a veteran detective trying to keep maintain a low stress level in his life.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:46
CharactersScientists, Terminally ill, Businessmen, Virologists
PlotSurvival, Disasters, Investigation, End of the world, Viruses
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

As an epidemic of a lethal airborne virus - that kills within days - rapidly grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Police, FBI, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Skirmishes, Fight, Money
PlaceDeserts, Mexico, USA
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A troubled man runs away to Mexico and is recruited to join a paramilitary group of teens fighting the drug cartels. He proves himself to the group, but questions their motive.

Markimdb: 2.8
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
CharactersScientists, Veterans
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, Death, Supernatural, Viruses
PlaceCemetery, USA
StylePsychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A pharmaceutical company recruits a well-known scientist to help develop a vaccine against a deadly virus.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
PlotMartial Arts, Fight, Friendship, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Action, Fascinating, Heavy

Cal is a dedicated cop who also serves as a sergeant in the Marine Corps Reserve. When his reckless half brother lands in jail for accidentally killing a man, Cal and his buddies hatch a plan to break him out of prison -- no matter what the cost.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, India, France
Duration01:46
CharactersZombie, Spy, Bodyguards, Businessmen, Presidential
PlotSurvival, Passion, Friendship, Viruses, Success
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Tense, Serious

An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Psychics, Maids
PlotFriendship, Mystery, Female friendship
PlacePrison, Mansions, USA, Office, New York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Tense, Serious

A man with the ability to enter peoples' memories takes on the case of a brilliant, troubled sixteen-year-old girl to determine whether she is a sociopath or a victim of trauma.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genrethriller, drama, western
CountryUSA
CharactersHorses, Snipers, Teachers, Students, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Death, Water, False accusations
PlaceSchool, Deserts, USA, Small cities
StyleAction, Serious, Disturbing

After crossing the border illegally for work, Miguel, a hard-working father and devoted husband, finds himself wrongfully accused of murdering a former sheriff’s wife. After learning of his imprisonment, Miguel’s pregnant wife tries to come to his aid and lands in the hands of corrupt coyotes who hold her for ransom. Dissatisfied with the police department’s investigation, the former sheriff tries to uncover the truth about his wife’s death and discovers disturbing evidence that will destroy one family’s future, or tear another’s apart.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersKillers, Police, Writers, Journalists
PlotOn real events, Death, Justice
PlacePrison, Court, Mexico, USA, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating

A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

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: 4.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs, Horses, Gangsters, Angels, Soldier
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Supernatural, Religious, Birthday
PlaceIraq, Metro, USA, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

After witnessing a miracle, a young Latina woman experiences strange things as a police detective searches for the truth behind his partner's death.

Markimdb: 3
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersBlonde girls, Fathers, Lovers
PlotFriendship, Death, Mental disorders, Art, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing, Slashers

Inspired by actual events, a group of 12 year old girls face a night of horror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:01
CharactersSpecial agents, Journalists
PlotPursuit, Weapon, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTwisted plot, By books, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A former Weather Underground activist goes on the run from a journalist who discovers his identity.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersWitch, Teens
PlotInvestigation, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Small cities, New York
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:13
CharactersGangsters, Police
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Revenge, Investigation
PlacePrison, Ghetto, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:45
CharactersSuperhero, Batman, Terrorists, Heroes, Police
PlotLove, Survival, Revenge, Fight, Political
PlacePrison, Mansions, USA
StyleExciting, DC, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman encounters the mysterious Selina Kyle and the villainous Bane, a new terrorist leader who overwhelms Gotham's finest. The Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:29
CharactersFriends
PlotFriendship, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
TimeDark ones
StylePsychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

On the night a comet is passing near Earth, eight friends at a dinner party experience a troubling chain of reality bending events. When the power goes out, they discover that the only house on the street left with power also holds many secrets.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryIndia
CharactersSuperhero, Robots, Monsters, Heroes, Scientists
PlotFight, Death, Chase, Funeral, Rivalry
PlaceForest
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

An ornithologist who commits suicide returns as fifth force to wreack vengeance on mankind for harming birds with mobile phone radiation. The only thing that is standing in his way is 2.0, the upgraded version of Chitti, the robot.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersZombie, Teens, Scientists, Friends, Terminally ill
PlotSurvival, Fight, Friendship, Viruses, Multi-part
PlaceCourt, Deserts, Labyrinths, Ghost towns, Laboratory
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Cyberpunk

Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Investigators
PlotInvestigation, Death, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Shy and reserved, Claire Decker, 30ish, is a part-time investigator for Social Services. Typically, she solves cases where senior citizens have died alone, leaving no indication of who must handle their estate. This time however, Claire is reluctantly drawn into a puzzling murder case. The local police have been unable to solve the horrific crime, or even decipher the victim's true identity. A beautiful and enigmatic young blond, known only as "The White Orchid," has been brutally murdered. As Claire is drawn deeper and more intimately into the dead woman's life, she finds herself taking dangerous chances and pushing personal and professional boundaries. As she gets closer to the truth, Claire must effectively become the charismatic "White Orchid" in order to solve the mysterious crime.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Heroes, Friends
PlotLove, Revenge, Drug addict, Death
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his blood brother Jacob. Billy and Rae are boyfriend and girlfriend, much to the dismay of Jacob who has always loved Rae from afar. Billy's philosophy of life, and how that interfaces with having a deadly virus, comes to a head when Billy and Jacob compete in a very unique game of "Tag", with the future of Rae and "the family" dependent upon the outcome.

Markimdb: 4.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:22
CharactersMonsters, Demons, Killers, Students
PlotSurvival, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceParty, USA
StylePsychological problems, Philosophical, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

When three college students move into an old house off campus, they unwittingly unleash a supernatural entity known as The Bye Bye Man, who comes to prey upon them once they discover his name. The friends must try to save each other, all the while keeping The Bye Bye Man's existence a secret to save others from the same deadly fate.

Markimdb: 3.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersHired assassins, Couriers, Pilots
PlotAbduction, Pursuit, Hostage, Chase, Conspiracies
PlaceAircraft, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing

Sean Haggerty only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, China, USA
Duration02:21
CharactersPolice, Neighbors, Foster children, Single mothers, Poor
PlotOn real events, Death, Supernatural, Life after death, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious

A foster family in South Central a few weeks before the city erupts in violence following the verdict of the Rodney King trial in 1992.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:35
PlotConspiracies, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

Spies, cops and armed children cross paths on a day of danger, mystery and possible transformation. Five unusual characters are unknowingly connected to an extraordinary smuggling operation, as religious conspiracy collides with urban crime.

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: 7.4
Genredrama, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersLesbians, Cowboys, Friends, Sheriffs
PlotWedding, Friendship, Rivalry
PlaceWild West, USA, Small cities
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, For men

Follow the 10-year reunion of the Deadwood camp to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.





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