Movies like The Chameleon

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The Chameleon (2010)
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The Chameleon (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The amazing true story of Frédéric Bourdin, who after having plundered all the centers for runaway minors and deliquents in Europe, even thought he has come of age, now passes himself off as Nicholas Barclay, a 13-year-old American who had vanished three years ago. To his astonishment, Nicholas's family welcomes him like their son, leaving Interpol and the FBI aghast. It is the beginning of a race against time for the investigators, family and Bourdin. But who is manipulating whom? And who is Frederic Bourdin in reality?
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: fbi, mystery, uncover truth, dishonesty, hidden identity, cons and scams, family relations, parents and children, family life, sibling relationship, impostor, missing son, crimes, special agents, law enforcement, disagreement, prison, beer, fbi agent, swamp, brother sister relationship, smoking, heroin addict, lie detector, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana

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Most similar movies to The Chameleon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and suspenseful films with plots about crimes, crime, family relations, dishonesty, danger, murder and parents and children mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Chameleon: Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010), Americons (2015), Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006), Bloodlines (2005), Wisegal (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Called "the longest running con in FBI history," Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, the man that people knew as "Clark Rockefeller" had brilliantly impersonated numerous people, ranging from a talk show host to a Pentagon Advisor ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious
Plot: family relations, hidden identity, criminal heroes, dishonesty, cons and scams, track down, parents and children, disorder, love and romance, impersonation, kidnapping, crime ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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95%
 5.1
 345
Americons (2015)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A broken down collegiate football hero gets a shot at stardom during the eleventh hour of LA's nihilistic sub-prime mortgage boom.
Style: captivating, realistic, tense, serious, exciting
Plot: corporate crimes, ambition, rise and fall, dishonesty, cons and scams, real estate agent, crime, crimes, journey
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer, the events within the family behind, and leading up to, his capture
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, human nature, family relations, psychopath, deadly, haunted by the past, parents and children, crimes, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 80s, 70s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.7
 93
Bloodlines (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: After Elaine Hopkin is found dead, apparent an OD suicide, her firstborn Mark wouldn't even inform his dad James Hopkin, who was locked up for murder. Kid sister Justine, a cocky uniformed cop, goes visit him, only to learn he was just ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, rivalry, deadly, danger, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, intrigue, righting the wronged, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Wisegal (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama centered around Patty Montanari, the widowed mother of two who went to work for her lover Frank Russo, a captain in a Brooklyn crime family.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: criminal heroes, fall in love, mysterious character, dishonesty, love affair, crimes, gangsters, unlikely criminals, mind game, parents and children, crime family, rise and fall ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.8
 2K
A Quiet Life (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, everyone believed him dead.
Style: serious, tense, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: parents and children, deadly, gangsters, hidden identity, faked death, hitman, dishonesty, crimes, criminal heroes, family relations, haunted by the past, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: family relations, couples, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, deadly, murder, siblings relations, cons and scams, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: parents and children, kidnapping, uncover truth, murder, crimes, hidden identity, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, danger, woman in danger, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.1
 462
Amber's Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This is the tragic and true story of the abduction of Amber Hagerman. Her family and the community's efforts to find her and bring her kidnapper to justice prove to be a groundbreaking movement toward implementing a government-run tracking ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, family relations, injustice, crimes, society, danger, life is a bitch, parents and children, obsession, family problems, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Life's gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish. He's back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, intrigue, crimes, danger, dishonesty, crime, who done it, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Joely Richardson plays a con artist who changes identities faster than most women change hair color. Going on the lam with her daughter (Hayden Panettiere), she scams her way into a prosperous marriage and, when that union sours, pulls off a murder ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: single parent, murder, cons and scams, hidden identity, on the run, femme fatale, dishonesty, crimes, family relations, parents and children, free spirit, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 671
Identity Theft (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This movie is rated 14+ because it includes: -Sexual content and Nudity, by this it only shows kisses between the two main characters and ways of showing affection like hugging, ect. It also shows women in no such lingere, nor men. All characters ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: cons and scams, woman in danger, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, identity theft, impersonation, female stalker, criminal heroes, crime, photocopier, doppelganger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fatal Honeymoon (2012)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Fatal Honeymoon tells the shocking story and controversy surrounding a newlywed who tragically dies on her dream honeymoon and the subsequent investigation as to whether or not her husband was guilty of killing her.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, couple relations, uncover truth, law enforcement, woman in danger, crimes, couples, danger, crime, who done it, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
 700
Ginostra (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: An FBI Agent from America and his bride and young child travel to the Sicilian island of Ginostra to solve the murder of a key witness.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, mystery, life is a bitch, investigation, orphan, crimes, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, family in danger, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
 661
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, family relations, crimes, parents and children, danger, love and romance, society, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.6
 3K
VIPs (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A human look on the life of one of the biggest frauds in the world happened by important people in Brazil.
Style: exciting, realistic, captivating, serious, stylized
Plot: crimes, escapades, dishonesty, ambition, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, mistaken identity, unlikely criminals, celebrity culture, forgery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
 829
After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, human nature, downfall, protecting from truth, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, society, rivalry, family relations, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, under the surface, parents and children, danger, family relations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, crimes, disorder, secret, life is a bitch, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 266
Now or Never (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: As a mother, in principle, you do not rob banks. But these days, it can be a solution for the future of your home, and not to give up on your dreams. Playing the thieves can quickly become dangerous and bad encounters can turn into a love story ...
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, family in crisis, society, down on your luck, unemployment, parents and children, plan, danger, bankruptcy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.0
 5K
Blue Caprice (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A narrative feature film inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, violence spree, crimes, on the run, crime, partners, deadly, on the road, man boy relationship, car, sniper, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 145
Big Muddy (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Western
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Martha Barlow, a modern day outlaw, must reconcile her dark past after her teenage son commits a horrible crime.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, crimes, danger, on the run, parents and children, small town, family relations, survival, teenage son, female nudity, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Hours of the Day (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Abel lives with his mother in a small town on the outskirts of Barcelona. His life, grey and boring, is based on the small family business, his mother's house, his girlfriend's bed, and the town bars. However under an appearance of quiet ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, family relations, murder, social relations, family life, mental illness, deadly, gory, store, small town life, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: barcelona, spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 3K
Bad Company (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: black man white woman relationship, murder, cons and scams, blackmail, judge, crime, crimes, uncover truth, rivalry, femme fatale, police corruption, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Common (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Multi-award-winning writer Jimmy McGovern's brand new film based on the UK's controversial joint enterprise law. Jimmy McGovern's gritty drama stars Nico Mirallegro as guileless 17 year old Johnjo O'Shea, who goes from innocent ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, courtroom drama, crimes, courtroom, false accusation, family relations, parents and children, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Natalee Holloway (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On May 30, 2005, on a high school graduation trip to Aruba, she disappeared without a trace.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional
Plot: investigation, missing person, family relations, crimes, mystery, parents and children, teenage girl, disappearance, strong female presence, life is a bitch
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, year 2005
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 947
Mystery (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A car full of irresponsible youths hit a woman on a rainy freeway and think she is trying an insurance scam.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, atmospheric, tense ...
Plot: infidelity, dishonesty, car accident, double life, sex scene, uncover truth, mystery, murder, crimes, danger, couples, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Devil's Teardrop (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When a man known only as "The Digger" opens fire in a train station many are left dead. The only clue the FBI has is a hand written letter with demands on it. Agent Margurete needs help analyzing it and the best is retired specialist ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: hitman, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, danger, special agents, murder, rivalry, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.8
 146
Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, partners, journalism, law enforcement, reporter, uncover truth, danger, deadly, crime, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 281
Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, couples, parents and children, life is a bitch, crimes, dishonesty, danger, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.3
 575
Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, crime, dishonesty, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%