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, heroin addict, lie detector, brother brother relationship, video camera ...
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, dishonesty, family relations, parents and children, danger and murder mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like The Chameleon: Who Is Clark Rockefeller? (2010), Americons (2015), Raising Jeffrey Dahmer (2006), A Quiet Life (2010), 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, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: dishonesty, family relations, cons and scams, criminal heroes, hidden identity, track down, disorder, parents and children, love and romance, impersonation, crime, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
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95%
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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: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: rise and fall, corporate crimes, ambition, cons and scams, dishonesty, real estate agent, crime, crimes, journey
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, family relations, psychopath, human nature, deadly, haunted by the past, crimes, parents and children, family problems, father son relationship, violence spree ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, 80s, 90s, 60s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 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: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: faked death, parents and children, gangsters, hidden identity, hitman, deadly, family relations, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, haunted by the past, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, naples italy, frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: criminal heroes, mysterious character, fall in love, dishonesty, mind game, love affair, parents and children, gangsters, crimes, unlikely criminals, crime family, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, moral dilemma, investigation, family relations, danger, crimes, hidden identity, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: couples, dishonesty, family relations, couple relations, crimes, mystery, infidelity, murder, deadly, cons and scams, crime, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, investigation, missing person, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, intrigue, danger, dishonesty, sexual content, graphic violence, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 451
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, society, obsession, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, danger, family relations, injustice, family problems, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.7
 687
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, island, law enforcement, orphan, life is a bitch, mystery, investigation, family in danger, danger, sexual content, witnessing a crime, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, sicily, europe
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, sentimental, serious
Plot: single parent, murder, cons and scams, hidden identity, on the run, dishonesty, family relations, femme fatale, crimes, parents and children, free spirit, false identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, north carolina, usa
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, uncover truth, couple relations, law enforcement, woman in danger, crimes, couples, danger, who done it, extradition, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family relations, gang, crimes, parents and children, love and romance, danger, society, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 658
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, suspense, captivating
Plot: woman in danger, cons and scams, false accusation, crimes, dishonesty, identity theft, impersonation, female stalker, crime, criminal heroes, secretary, photocopier ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ 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, tense, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: assassination, hitman, conspiracy, crimes, dishonesty, proposal, politics, gang, cons and scams, gangsters, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, mumbai india
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Plot: investigation, murder, danger, intrigue, rivalry, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, righting the wronged, crimes, mystery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.1
 820
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, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, human nature, protecting from truth, downfall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, rivalry, society, family relations, murder, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, captivating, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: dishonesty, cons and scams, crimes, escapades, ambition, hidden identity, mistaken identity, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, celebrity culture, society, forgery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, serious, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, under the surface, family relations, danger, crimes, disorder, life turned upside down, secret, child in peril, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 263
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, heist, family relations, society, unemployment, down on your luck, family in crisis, parents and children, plan, danger, bankruptcy, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.9
 148
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, serious, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: crimes, haunted by the past, murder, danger, on the run, parents and children, survival, family relations, small town, teenage son, female nudity, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: tense, thought provoking, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: legal, murder, crimes, courtroom drama, courtroom, injustice, false accusation, family relations, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 918
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, mystery, uncover truth, murder, crimes, couples, danger, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, captivating, tense, psychological, rough ...
Plot: crimes, mystery, hitman, danger, law enforcement, special agents, murder, rivalry, deadly, criminal heroes, crime, female director ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, cia, blackmail, judge, crime, crimes, uncover truth, police corruption, protagonist as suspect, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.7
 140
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: partners against crime, police investigation, partners, journalism, crimes, law enforcement, reporter, uncover truth, danger, deadly, urban, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.3
 574
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, crime, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, obsession, amateur detective, destructive relationship, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, psychological, disturbing, captivating, atmospheric ...
Plot: serial killer, murderous pair, on the run, deadly, partners, crimes, violence spree, crime, on the road, man boy relationship, prison, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maryland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 434
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, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, dishonesty, parents and children, sex, coitus, pubic hair, female nudity, male nudity, cunnilingus
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 279
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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, dishonesty, family problems, couples, family relations, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%