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Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration02:05
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Lawyers, Criminals, Businessmen
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Success, Oil, Pads
PlaceWild West, USA, New York
Time19th century, Dark ones, Winter
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city's history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Chase, Pads, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Coming from a police family, Tom Hardy ends up fighting his uncle after the murder of his father. Tom believes the killer is another cop, and goes on the record with his allegations. Demoted to water-way duty Tom, along with new partner Jo Christman, navigate the three rivers looking for clues and discovering bodies. This time the victims are women Tom knows, he must find the killer to prove his innocence.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers, Friends
PlotPassion, Investigation, Seduction
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to investigate a series of murders linked by the lonely hearts columns he finds he is getting seriously and possibly dangerously involved with Helen, one of the main suspects.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:35
CharactersGangsters, Musicians
PlotLove, Fate
PlaceVillage, England, India, London, Asia
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Epic

The story is about two Davids living in different parts of India whose lives eventually come together in a twist of events., who are about to take a step which is going to change their lives forever.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Alcoholics
PlotInvestigation, Hostage, Mystery
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Heavy

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
PlaceIndia
StyleAction, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

A CBI officer goes in search of a ruthless serial killer. Things get worse when the murderer targets the former and her family

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Friends
PlotUndercover
PlaceNew York
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Terry Noonan returns home to New York's Hells Kitchen after a ten year absence. He soon hooks up with childhood pal Jackie who is involved in the Irish mob run by his brother Frankie. Terry also rekindles an old flame with Jackie's sister Kathleen. Soon, however, Terry is torn between his loyalty to his friends and his loyalties to others.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersGangsters, Musicians, Stewardesses, Businessmen
PlotLove, Passion, Death
PlaceIndia, Cemetery, Asia
StyleExciting, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy

ACP Vishnu is sent on a mission to investigate and clean the underbelly of Goa. During his investigation, he uncovers a huge racket and discovers the involvement of various politicians.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersGangsters, Brothers
PlotSkirmishes, Cars, Fight, Investigation, Death
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A notorious gangster Vedha surrenders himself to encounter specialist Vikram whom he challenges every step of the way by narrating his life events in the form of riddles that needs to be solved in order to capture him.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Police, Partners
PlotMartial Arts, Martial Arts, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

A former government operative renowned for his stealth, Jack Cole is now a Los Angeles police detective. When a series of horrible murders occurs in the metro area, Cole is assigned to the case, along with tough-talking fellow cop Jim Campbell. Although the two men clash, they gradually become effective partners as they uncover a conspiracy linked to the killings, which also involves terrorism and organized crime.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Hired assassins, Special agents, Terminally ill
PlotPursuit, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar (he's allowed a few days' grace before his murder), he pursues a final case, the serial killing of young women. Emmett develops a profile of the assailant. Meanwhile, his fixer hires an ex-cop to kill Emmett, a lonely security guard whom the fixer taunts and belittles. In this limited time, can Emmett sort out what's important? Written by

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:44
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Death, Pursuit, Justice, Rivalry
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:50
CharactersHorses, Serial killers, Bears, Special agents, FBI
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Investigation, Chase
PlaceMountains, Canada
StyleExciting, Smart, Serious, For men, Disturbing

When a cunning murderer vanishes into the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest, pursuing FBI agent Warren Stantin must exchange familiar city streets for unknown wilderness trails. Completely out of his element, Stantin is forced to enlist the aid of expert tracker Jonathan Knox. It's a turbulent yet vital relationship they must maintain in order to survive... and one that becomes increasingly desperate when Knox's girlfriend Sarah becomes the killer's latest hostage!

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Heroes
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Pursuit, Chase
StyleExciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense, Serious

An unconventional undercover Chicago cop and his partner are recruited to commit the murder of a New Orleans criminal kingpin.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:43
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Priests
PlotRevenge, Wedding, Intrigue
PlaceMexico, New York
StyleSerious, Disturbing

After witnessing her lover being murdered by his jealous wife, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to organized crime, and, surprisingly, so does Michael, whose father is a powerful don. When the priest finds himself falling in love with Angela, his religious vows and family ties are both severely tested.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersGangsters
PlotMartial Arts, Revenge, Chase, Rivalry
PlaceNew York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Gino Felino (Steven Seagal) is an NYPD detective from Brooklyn who knows everyone and everything in his neighborhood. Killing his Partner was someone's mistake, because he's now Out For Justice.

Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryIndia
CharactersHeroes, Special agents, Partners
PlaceIndia
StyleAction, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Three friends from Delhi go missing in a small village - Jhanjhar, in Bihar. It's 2 months and there is no clue about their disappearance. The media and students movement demand action from the authorities. It's then that the government orders a Central Bureau of Investigation enquiry with officers Sidhant Chaturvedi (Akshaye Khanna) and Pratap Kumar (Ajay Devgn) to solve the case.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:40
CharactersKillers
PlotMystery
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

A Lower East Side bartender becomes entangled in a murder mystery involving a desperate woman, a missing drug dealer and the scion of a powerful investment firm.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersKillers, Heroes, Police, Twins, Criminals
PlotLove, Revenge, Money, Investigation, Friendship
StyleLight, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersAlcoholics, Lovers, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Time travel, Investigation, Obsession, Mental disorders
PlaceTrains, New York
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Heavy, Tense, Serious

Rachel Watson, devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:36
CharactersMafia, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotWeapon, Cheating
PlaceEngland, London, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Heavy, Serious, For men

An elite hitman returns to erase his past only to find that somebody has messed with his future.

Markimdb: 5.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins
PlotBoxing, Revenge, Investigation, Chase, Rivalry
TimeNew Year
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Remake of the British classic. Jack Carter, a mob enforcer living in Las Vegas, travels back to his hometown of Seattle for his brother's funeral. During this visit, Carter realizes that the death of his brother was not accidental, but a murder. With this knowledge, Carter sets out to kill all those responsible.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGangsters, Surgeons
PlotGambling, Pursuit, Pads, False accusations
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleHeavy, Depressive, Serious, For men, Disturbing

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a dealer, and then try to cover-up their crime.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersSnipers, Gangsters, Special Forces, Bikers, FBI
PlotDancing, Martial Arts, Fight, Motorcycles, Money
PlaceGhetto, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Colonel Robert Sikes is on a mission to rid his city of crime. As a stealthy, one-man assault team, he will take on street gangs, mobsters, and politicians with extreme prejudice until his mission is complete. His former protégé, William Porter, teams up with the local police department to bring his former commander to justice and prevent him from further vigilantism.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersGangsters
PlotAdventure, Passion, American Football, Love triangle, Rivalry
PlaceMexico, Los Angeles
StyleTense, Serious, Disturbing

She was a beautiful fugitive. Fleeing from corruption. From power. He was a professional athlete past his prime. Hired to find her, he grew to love her. Love turned to obsession. Obsession turned to murder. And now the price of freedom might be nothing less than their lives.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:53
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, FBI, Criminals
PlotInvestigation, Hostage
PlaceSmall cities
StyleAction, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersTerrorists, Friends, Soldier
PlotRevenge, Friendship, Political, Rivalry
PlaceIreland, New York
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersFirefighters, Gangsters, Hired assassins
PlotRevenge, Pursuit, Chase, Justice, Rivalry
PlaceLos Angeles
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

A fireman takes an unexpected course of action when a man whom he's been ordered to testify against—after being held up at a local convenience store—threatens him.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersMafia, Serial killers, Hired assassins, Reporters
PlotJustice, Uprising
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, For men

Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities before they happen, it may be too late...

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersGangsters, Spy, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Political, Chase, Intrigue, Justice
PlaceEngland, London
StyleSerious, Disturbing

When a plot against a prominent Middle Eastern politician is uncovered, David Pollock, a professor of ancient hieroglyphics at Oxford University, is recruited to help expose the scheme. Pollock must find information believed to be in hieroglyphic code and must also contend with a mysterious man called Beshraavi. Meanwhile, Beshraavi's lover, Yasmin Azir, seems willing to aid Pollock -- but is she really on his side?





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