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The Chameleon (2010)
 5.6
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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, uncover truth, mystery, 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, fbi agent, heroin addict, beer, brother brother relationship, video camera, smoking, brother sister relationship, dna testing ...
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, dishonesty, crime, murder, family relations, deadly and mystery mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Chameleon: Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010), Happy End (2011), Bad Company (1995), VIPs (2010), Elephant Song (2014). 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, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: cons and scams, hidden identity, kidnapping, dishonesty, track down, disorder, chases and races, love and romance, family relations, criminal heroes, crimes, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
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95%
 5.9
 428
Happy End (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: They are people who have important significance for each other, but are not honest with each other. They live in a shadow world of lies and half truths and just waiting for the truth to come forward so they can continue their lives in a new ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, psychological, serious
Plot: dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, male nudity, cunnilingus, coitus, sex, female nudity, pubic hair
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, stylized ...
Plot: murder, cons and scams, cia, blackmail, judge, crime, uncover truth, police corruption, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction, undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: dishonesty, ambition, escapades, cons and scams, crimes, unlikely criminals, criminal heroes, hidden identity, mistaken identity, celebrity culture, society, forgery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Elephant Song (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A psychiatrist is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient about the disappearance of a colleague.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: mind game, doctors and patients, uncover truth, dishonesty, mental institution, investigation, power relations, missing person, dialogue, mystery, manipulation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, family in crisis, violence spree, psychopath, parents and children, haunted by the past, family problems, family relations, human nature, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 80s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: psychological, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: coma, family relations, hitman, dishonesty, deadly, restaurant, small town, faked death, drugs/alcohol, haunted by the past, crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, frankfurt germany, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.3
 638
Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: bar, small town, murder, protagonist as suspect, cons and scams, manipulations, mystery, dangerous attraction, hidden identity, femme fatale, police investigation, hitman ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 5.3
 568
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, realistic, rough, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, mystery, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, obsession, amateur detective, destructive relationship, murder, escaped prisoner, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: realistic, rough, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, crime, crimes, parents and children, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, righting the wronged, intrigue, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.6
 677
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: exciting, suspenseful, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, witnessing a crime, life is a bitch, special agents, mystery, deadly, crime, crimes, danger, family in danger, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 439
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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: missing child, danger, confined, parents and children, chases and races, crimes, life is a bitch, family in crisis, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.2
 526
Americons (2017)
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: exciting, tense, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, ambition, dishonesty, cons and scams, crime, corporate crimes, real estate agent
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 366
Caroline? (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Hallmark Hall of Fame presents the story of a mysterious woman claiming to be the deceased daughter of a rich man tries to solve the problems of his untrusting son and supposedly physically and mentally handicaped daughter. But one question stands ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, mind bending, gloomy ...
Plot: switching roles, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, disorder, mistaken identity, haunted by the past, cons and scams, danger, hidden identity, betrayal, power relations ...
Time: 80s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Secrets and Lies (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Detective Andrea Cornell is a tough, thorough Homicide Detective who leaves no stone unturned. Her unwavering dedication to her job makes her the most formidable opponent - or a highly valuable ally.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, murder, protagonist as suspect, law enforcement, who done it, child killer, life turned upside down, family relations, mystery, disorder, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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: realistic, disturbing, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, car, sniper, prison, lawyer, on the run, chases and races, crime, crimes, violence spree, murderous pair, on the road ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.8
 3K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, clever ...
Plot: law enforcement, master criminal, uninhibited rivalry, family relations, infidelity, gang, intrigue, betrayal, police corruption, rivalry, parents and children, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.2
 278
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, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, adoption, investigation, crimes, babies and infants, parents and children, life is a bitch, uncover truth, woman in danger, danger, black market, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 5.9
 108
State of Mind (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Reeling from the discovery of her husband's adultery, Grace moves back to her family home with her son. Amidst all this emotional turmoil, forensic psychologist Grace is asked by police to determine the guilt or innocence a man who killed his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, dishonesty, couples, criminal psychologist, mind game, investigation, single parent, law enforcement, family problems, deadly, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.8
 7K
Sarkar Raj (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The politically influential Shankar Nagre agrees to back a power plant scheme presented by corporate hotshot Anita Rajan; providing their enemies, which include upcoming political firebrands, an embezzling facilitator and shady businessmen with a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic
Plot: hitman, assassination, proposal, crimes, crime, parents and children, cons and scams, death in the family, dishonesty, family problems, gang, bollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 1K
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: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, tense ...
Plot: legal, family relations, murder, courtroom drama, injustice, society, courtroom, false accusation, crimes, parents and children, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 639
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
Plot: woman in danger, false accusation, crime, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, identity theft, female stalker, secretary, photocopier
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Boss of Bosses (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rise and fall, murder, hitman, law enforcement, godparent, gangsters, criminal's revenge, working undercover, unfulfillment, legal investigation, criminal heroes, blind ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Police Chief Jesse Stone's relationship with his ex-wife worsens, he fears he will relapse into alcoholism. To get his mind off his problems, Jesse begins working on the unsolved murder of a bank teller shot during a robbery. Meanwhile, ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, crime, murder, life is a bitch, law enforcement, deadly, heist, coma, cold case, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, year 1992
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.2
 220
Her Fatal Flaw (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: If you think your dating life is hard, check out what happens to poor Laney! Talk about a love hangover: The nice guy this prominent attorney spent last night with winds up being the main suspect in the brutal murder of a Chicago city councilman. If ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, woman in danger, police detective, manipulations, mystery, murder, legal investigation, courtroom drama, legal, dishonesty, danger, courtroom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 985
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: realistic, serious, psychological, tense, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, life is a bitch, parents and children, moral dilemma, deadly, dishonesty, disorder, uncover truth, murder, life turned upside down, kidnapping, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: realistic, sentimental, suspenseful, rough, serious
Plot: murder, single parent, on the run, hidden identity, family relations, femme fatale, cons and scams, parents and children, crime, crimes, dishonesty, cowboy hat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: private detective, intrigue, danger, missing person, dishonesty, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, crime, investigation
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.3
 13K
Close-Up (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into ...
Style: realistic, clever, semi serious, avant garde
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, cons and scams, legal, fighting the system, filmmaking, mistaken identity, reporter, filmmaker, artists and showbiz, lawsuit, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: tehran iran, iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.3
 37K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, tricky ...
Plot: criminal heroes, cons and scams, murderous pair, on the run, homecoming, crime, murder, crime gone awry, robbery, partners, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%