Movies like The Caveman's Valentine

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The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
 5.8
 6K
The Caveman's Valentine (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In this spine-tingling and visually stunning thriller, Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Unbreakable, Shaft, Pulp Fiction delivers a "full-throttle performance" (People) as Romulus Ledbetter, a misunderstood musician turned recluse, hiding from personal demons in a New York City cave. When Romulus finds the frozen body of a young drifter in a tree, the authorities - including his police officer daughter (Aunjanne Ellis) - claim the death is accidental. Romulus is convinced the man was murdered by prominent art photographer David Leppenraub (Colm Feore). But how can he prove he's right when everyone thinks he's insane?
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, intense, dark, suspense, realistic, contemplative, complex ...
Plot: mental illness, interracial relations, mystery, murder, investigation, crimes, parents and children, life is a bitch, deadly, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia, conspiracy theory, redemption, corruption, moral ambiguity, family relations, couple relations, performer's life, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, society, amateur detective, haunted by the past, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to The Caveman's Valentine

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, mystery, police investigation and crime mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Caveman's Valentine: The Pledge (2001), Cleaner (2007), Freedomland (2006), Meeting Evil (2012), I'll Be Seeing You (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 52K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: twists and turns, bleak, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 37K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police corruption, crime, crimes, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 15K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, hospital, interracial relations, missing child, vengeance, police detective, crimes, psychopath, mystery, racism, mother child relationship, lie ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 12K
Meeting Evil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Follows disillusioned young family man John as a mysterious stranger, Richie takes him on a murder-fueled ride that transforms the weak-willed John into a desperate hero willing to go to any length to protect his family.
Style: suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, mysterious character, moral dilemma, family in danger, life is a bitch, deadly, human nature, crimes, violence spree, danger, graphic violence, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, murder, missing person, danger, dishonesty, riddles and clues, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, talky
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, fighting the system, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty, teenage life, tragic hero, society ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, intense, twists and turns, emotional, talky ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crimes, crime, homicide detective, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, family relations, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Extreme Measures (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room disappears. The trail leads Luthan to the door of the eminent ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, scary, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, doctors and patients, uncover truth, cure, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 20K
Twisted (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Recently promoted and transferred to the homicide division, Inspector Jessica Shepard feels pressure to prove herself -- and what better way than by solving San Francisco's latest murder? However, as Shepard and her partner, Mike Delmarco, soon ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, realistic, scary ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, crime, policewoman, law enforcement, drugs/alcohol, who done it, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, who to trust, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 1K
Brigham City (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wes Clayton is a lawman and a bishop in a Mormon community called Brigham. The town is shaken when a woman from California is found murdered. Clayton and his young deputy work with an FBI agent sent to investigate. As a civil and spiritual leader in ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, small town, serial killer, mystery, investigation, mormon, crimes, crime, human nature, deadly, law enforcement, social relations ...
Time: contemporary, future
Place: utah, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.7
 396
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, crimes, murder, family relations, society, idealism, parents and children, life is a bitch, price of justice, hopes, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, mind game, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, mysterious character, life is a bitch, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, single parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.6
 14K
The Dead Girl (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, depressing ...
Plot: investigation, murder, missing person, uncover truth, newspaper, life is a bitch, family relations, prostitute, forensics, mystery, vandalism, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 891
Firecracker (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A tale of murder in small-town Kansas. When Jimmy is lured away from his abusive family by a traveling sideshow carnival, he encounters Sandra, one of the main attractions. The happiness they find together causes them to confront the darkness in ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, disturbing, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, murder, small town, mystery, psychopath, family problems, friendship, mental illness, haunted by the past, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 3K
The Badge (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A sheriff begins an investigation into the death of a local transsexual after hearing that high ranking politicians may have been involved. Although he is homophobic, his investigation causes him to be rejected by others, forcing him to seek help ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, mystery, fighting the system, dishonesty, political corruption, politics, investigation, small town, law enforcement, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans, united states, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 35K
Spider (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.
Style: psychological, disturbing, bleak, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, mental patient, murder, betrayal, misfit, vengeance, mystery, infidelity, past, delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, britain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: voodoo, murder, investigation, journalism, crime, crimes, small town, unlikely criminals, police investigation, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
In the Electric Mist (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lt. Dave Robicheaux, a detective in New Iberia, Louisiana, is trying to link the murder of a local hooker to New Orleans mobster Julie (Baby Feet) Balboni, who is co-producer of a Civil War film. At the same time, after Elrod Sykes, the star of the ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, lyrical ...
Plot: swamp, murder, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, life is a bitch, serial killer, baseball ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.5
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, photographer, mystery, investigation, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, loss of loved one, guilt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, amateur detective, investigation, divorce, mystery, family relations, crimes, parents and children, crime, family problems, deadly, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maryland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the true story of double killings occurring in Rochester, NY during the 80’s and the troubled police officer determined to solve them, with or without the help of her department
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, obsession, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, mind game, mental illness, haunted by the past, woman in danger, deadly, psychopath ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
King of the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Seymore is a young man with the mind of a child. He loves three things in life: basketball, sneaking out for cigarettes, and his mother. But all life's simple pleasures are brutally torn from him when he witnesses his mother gunned down by a ...
Style: psychological, serious, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: mentally challenged, fighting crime, social decay, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, vengeance, crimes, crime, parents and children, murder, disability, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.4
 364
Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, murder, uncover truth, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, small town life, small town, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, investigation, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The General's Daughter (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, betrayal, father daughter relationship, military life, fighting the system, politics, u.s. army, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, realistic
Plot: deadly, mind game, psychopath, serial killer, rivalry, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, police investigation, danger, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, emotional, bleak ...
Plot: loss of child, investigation, redemption, obsession, lawyer, dysfunctional family, revenge, family problems, parents and children, losing-it hero, deadly, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A sleuthing garage sale maven suspects foul play when her friend dies in an old house with a cursed reputation. Even though police evidence - and even webcam footage of the death – point to natural causes – this mysterious death in a cursed” ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, murder, mystery, who done it, crimes, riddles and clues, uncover truth, danger, couples, strong female presence, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 62K
Dream House (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Publisher, Will Atenton quits a lucrative job in New York to relocate his wife, Libby and their daughters to a quaint town in New England. However, as they settle into their home the Atentons discover that a woman and her children were murdered ...
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, plot twist, riddles and clues, memory loss, parents and children, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%