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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, surreal, interesting ...
Plot: mental illness, murder, mystery, investigation, crimes, interracial relations, parents and children, life is a bitch, deadly, father daughter relationship, murder investigation, schizophrenia, conspiracy theory, redemption, corruption, moral ambiguity, family relations, couple relations, mentally unstable, artists and showbiz, society, amateur detective, haunted by the past, couples, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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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, deadly, murder, investigation, police investigation, mystery and crime mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like The Caveman's Valentine: The Pledge (2001), Cleaner (2007), Freedomland (2006), City by the Sea (2002), The Alphabet Killer (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 50K
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: bleak, twists and turns, serious, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, investigation, promise, mystery, small town, obsession, crimes, track down, law enforcement, murder mystery, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 36K
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 corruption, police investigation, crime, murder, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, ex cop, mystery, crimes, protagonist as suspect, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 15K
Freedomland (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, missing child, vengeance, police detective, interracial relations, psychopath, racism, mystery, crimes, mother child relationship, police corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, emotional, talky, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, homicide detective, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, father son relationship, drugs/alcohol, family relations, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, obsession, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, mind game, haunted by the past, mental illness, deadly, psychopath, police investigation, woman in danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, investigation, medical research, doctor, cure, doctors and patients, uncover truth, deadly, morgue, doctor patient relationship, homeless man, frame up ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.3
 19K
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, bleak, realistic, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, policewoman, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, crimes, who done it, drugs/alcohol, who to trust, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 11K
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, realistic
Plot: murder, life is a bitch, crimes, family in danger, danger, deadly, violence spree, down on your luck, mysterious character, moral dilemma, human nature, foreclosure ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: transsexual, murder, uncover truth, politics, mystery, dishonesty, political corruption, fighting the system, investigation, small town, society, small town life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 13K
Thunderheart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, fbi, native american reservation, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, native american, haunted by the past, injustice, moral dilemma, special agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, political corruption, police, police investigation, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, fighting crime, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: army investigation, murder, conspiracy, u.s. army, betrayal, father daughter relationship, fighting the system, military life, politics, mystery, military, reluctant partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 60K
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, suspenseful, tense, scary, twist ending ...
Plot: haunted house, supernatural, memory loss, riddles and clues, parents and children, plot twist, murder, investigation, haunted by the past, family in danger, nervous breakdown, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.0
 2K
The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, journalism, law enforcement, amateur detective, psychological thriller, policewoman, police inspector, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 3K
Hukkle (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary - an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: mystery, murder, investigation, social relations, deadly, crimes, small town, murder mystery, female assassin, feminism, crime, small town life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.6
 6K
Agnes of God (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a dead newborn is found, wrapped in bloody sheets, in the bedroom wastebasket of a young novice, psychiatrist Martha Livingston is called in to determine if the seemingly innocent novice, who knows nothing of sex or birth, is competent enough ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: nun, hypnosis, psychiatrist, court, trial, murder, convent, mystery, investigation, crimes, clergy, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal quebec, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, gloomy, rough ...
Plot: murder, divorce, investigation, amateur detective, kidnapping, crime, parents and children, family relations, deadly, family problems, couples, computers and web ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maryland, san francisco
⇓ 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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, voodoo, journalism, crime, small town, unlikely criminals, culture clash, lawyer, courtroom, murder trial, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Murder in Greenwich (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, 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, talky, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, investigation, deadly, small town life, fighting the system, dishonesty, law enforcement, who done it, teenage life, protagonist as suspect, mystery, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Still of the Night (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When one of his patients is found murdered, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Rice is visited by the investigating officer but refuses to give up any information. He's then visited by the patient's mistress, Brooke Reynolds, whom he quickly falls for ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, neo noir, mystery, obsession, investigation, infidelity, crimes, doctors and patients, love and romance, deadly, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 57K
Basic (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, army investigation, murder, military, mind game, crimes, twists & turns, military life, rivalry, army, survivor, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: panama
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, serious, bleak, rough ...
Plot: murder, psychopath, serial killer, moral dilemma, church, haunted by the past, mystery, society, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, clergy ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 6.8
 34K
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: offbeat, psychological, bleak, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: mental illness, betrayal, haunted by the past, murder, delusion, infidelity, past, mental patient, misfit, identity crisis, deadly, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, london, east end london, britain, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 5K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, veteran, crimes, alcohol abuse, dishonesty, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, arson, conspiracy, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 3K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, haunted by the past, dealing with death, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.1
 31K
6 Souls (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A female forensic psychiatrist discovers that all of one of her patient's multiple personalities are murder victims. She will have to find out what's happening before her time is finished.
Style: scary, suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, split personality, psychiatrist, supernatural, mental illness, mentally unstable, family relations, forensics, doctors and patients, parents and children, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1910s, 2000s
Place: usa, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Brad (Michael Shannon) has committed murder and barricaded himself inside his house. With the help of his friends and neighbours, the cops piece together the strange tale of how this nice young man arrived at such a dark place; Based on a true ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, law enforcement, family problems, family relations, delusion, psychopath, mental illness, deadly, parents and children, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, peru, san diego california, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 3K
Freeze Frame (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sean Veil is an ultra paranoid murder suspect who takes to filming himself round the clock to provide an alibi, just in case he's ever accused of another crime. Problems arise however when the police do come calling and the one tape that can ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, false accusation, haunted by the past, alibi, mind game, uncover truth, mystery, life is a bitch, mental illness, suspect, crime, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: realistic, bleak, psychological, serious, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, murder, deadly, law enforcement, small town life, haunted by the past, small town, single parent, mind game, alcohol abuse, police investigation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%