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Compromising Positions (1985)
 5.9
 924
Compromising Positions (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.
Style: humorous, clever, realistic, cynical, witty, suspenseful, talky, semi serious
Plot: infidelity, investigation, suburbs, murder, amateur detective, crimes, crime, mystery, journalism, family problems, couples, who done it, dishonesty, media, law enforcement, suburban life, deadly, social decay, protagonist as suspect, unsupportive spouse, obsession, death, male female relationship, mistress, womanizer ...
Time: 80s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, investigation, couples and mystery mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Compromising Positions: Lonely Street (2008), Twilight (1998), Extramarital (1998), Out Cold (1989), Presumed Innocent (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.2
 523
Lonely Street (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Bubba Mabry, a gullible private detective, becomes the prime suspect in a tabloid reporter's murder after being hired to snoop on him by a mysterious celebrity.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, murder, who done it, uncover truth, investigation, goofy hero, journalism, amateur detective, disorder, celebrity culture, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.2
 10K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.1
 415
Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, tense, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, infidelity, writers, uncover truth, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.6
 685
Out Cold (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A comedy about an angry married couple, a private investigator, and a walk-in freezer.
Style: rough, suspenseful, witty, humorous, clever ...
Plot: private detective, frame up, infidelity, murder, partners, crime, deadly, misfit partners, nothing goes right, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Presumed Innocent (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Life takes a nasty twist for D.A. Rusty Sabich when the woman he has been romantically involved with is murdered. He is assigned to investigate the case, but is soon charged with the murder.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious, surprise ending ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, courtroom drama, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, legal investigation, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.6
 114
Lansdown (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In this dark comedy, defense lawyer Jake Jorgenson's carefully constructed life begins to unravel when he kills his wife's lover.
Style: cynical, dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, goofy hero, crime gone awry, vengeance, couples, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, disorder, husband wife relationship, adultery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, couples, crime, obsession, crimes, who done it, couple relations, family problems, deadly, investigation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 126
The Big Empty (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman hires P.I. Lloyd Meadows to investigate her husband, a respectable social worker. What seemed to be a simple case of adultery turns into an ugly mess fast.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, clever, twists and turns, witty ...
Plot: neo noir, infidelity, private detective, hidden identity, investigation, crime, power relations, couples, who done it, store, school, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, uncover truth, fighting the system, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, society, tragic hero, deadly, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, haunted by the past, investigation, suspect, disappearance, widow, mystery, crimes, couples, righting the wronged, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Time (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ted Ryker is the top salesman in the New York office of a business machine company; the corporate stock lives by quarterly sales numbers, the competition is keen, and the economy may be in a downturn. Ted's company is marking time until a new ...
Style: humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, couples, love affair, dishonesty, couple relations, transplant, urban, mind game, city life, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, mystery, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, legal, law enforcement, amateur detective, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 329
The Operator (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A scoundrel is tormented by a seemingly-omniscent telephone operator.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, talky ...
Plot: gambling, infidelity, vengeance, mind game, deadly, false accusation, investigation, danger, womanizer, downfall, family problems, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, cynical, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, love and romance, odd couple, mystery, elderly, aging, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown place called the Sunset Motel nearby. Soon the wife is having an ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, dark humor ...
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, manipulation, investigation, mystery, betrayal, disorder, power relations, couples, infidelity, dishonesty, manipulations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, husband murders wife, crimes, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.6
 539
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: investigation, murder, insurance, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, police detective, hitman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, witty, stylized ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, neo noir, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, love and romance, dishonesty, obsession, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, salt lake city utah, los angeles, austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 6.1
 9K
The Details (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When a family of raccoons discover worms living underneath the sod in Jeff and Nealy's backyard, this pest problem begins a darkly comic and wild chain reaction of domestic tension, infidelity and murder.
Style: humorous, cynical, dark humor, semi serious, realistic
Plot: murder, infidelity, raccoon, lifestyle, life turned upside down, family problems, society, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, disorder, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.0
 767
Complicity (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Local journalist, Cameron Colley writes articles that are idealistic, from the viewpoint of the underdog. A twisted serial killer seems to have some motives. His brutal murders are also committed on behalf of the underdog. The stories begin to merge ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: journalism, serial killer, murder, uncover truth, false accusation, police detective, investigation, protagonist as suspect, frame up, deadly, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In The Man With Bogart's Face, an affectionate send-up of the Bogart detective films of the 1940s, Robert Sacchi plays a man who idolizes Humphrey Bogart so much he has his features altered to look exactly like his idol. He then opens up a ...
Style: cynical, suspenseful, psychological, offbeat, witty ...
Plot: murder, private detective, plastic surgery, hollywood, femme fatale, deadly, danger, power relations, disorder, couples, graphic violence, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 5K
Lemming (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: After the death of his boss's wife, a young engineer faces the sudden psychological metamorphosis of his own wife, seemingly possessed by the soul of the deceased...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: extramarital affair, suburbs, murder, infidelity, suicide, love affair, cuckold, couple relations, dishonesty, couples, crimes, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Kissed by Winter (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but finds it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, amateur detective, mystery, love and romance, uncover truth, intrigue, dishonesty, who done it, crimes, female director, countryside ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Unfaithful Wife (1969)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Insurance executive Charles suspects his wife Hélène of playing the field, so he has a private detective locate his wife's lover, author Victor Pegala. Confronting Victor, Charles tries to adopt an air of indifference, but the conversation ...
Style: suspenseful, cynical, atmospheric, psychological, clever ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, unfaithful wife, murder, private detective, investigation, suburbs, crimes, crime, mystery, crimes of passion, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, versailles, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, sexy, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Writer, ex-con and 40-something bottle-baby Tim Madden, who is prone to black-outs, awakens from a two-week bender to discover a pool of blood in his car.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, alcohol abuse, chief of police, police chief, memory loss, investigation, crimes, drug abuse, terminal illness, mind game, manipulations ...
Time: 80s
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Love at Large (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, twists and turns
Plot: private detective, mistaken identity, nightclub, manipulations, love and romance, deadly, couple relations, fall in love, infidelity, murder, manipulation, mystery ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
All-American Murder (1991)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Artie Logan is the new guy on Campus. Suddenly, he meets Tally Fuller: the most popular and beautiful girl at Fairfield college and she finally agrees to go on a date with him. But that night she is brutally killed by a blowtorch-wielding maniac and ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, witty, talky, cynical ...
Plot: murder, college, slasher, investigation, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, school, college life, false accusation, race against time, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.6
 385
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, deadly, amateur detective, danger, uncover truth, journalism, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman suddenly disappears after an early morning walk, and her husband is accused of murder.
Style: talky, cynical, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, perry mason, hotshot lawyer, wrong place wrong time, legal, amateur detective, power relations, crimes, rivalry, investigation, legal investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%