Movies like The Conversation

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The Conversation (1974)
 7.8
 99K
The Conversation (1974)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Surveillance expert Harry Caul is hired by a mysterious client's brusque aide to tail a young couple. Tracking the pair through San Francisco's Union Square, Caul and his associate Stan manage to record a cryptic conversation between them. Tormented by memories of a previous case that ended badly, Caul becomes obsessed with the resulting tape, trying to determine if the couple are in danger.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, disturbing, suspense, gloomy, meditative ...
Plot: surveillance, wiretap, paranoia, character study, alienation, obsession, losing-it hero, conspiracy, mystery, loner, unfulfillment, loneliness, neo noir, saxophone, complex characters, heroes, disorder, off the grid, attempted murder, suspicion, character on the edge, mission gone awry, privacy invasion, audio tape, claustrophobia ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa

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Most similar movies to The Conversation

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns and psychological films with plots about obsession, paranoia, storytelling, mystery, secrets, twists & turns and murder mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like The Conversation: Blow Out (1981), Blow-Up (1966), The Game (1997), The Lives of Others (2006), Night Moves (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 45K
Blow Out (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jack Terry is a master sound recordist who works on grade-B horror movies. Late one evening, he is recording sounds for use in his movies when he hears something unexpected through his sound equipment and records it. Curiosity gets the better of him ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, psycho film, serious, captivating ...
Plot: political conspiracy, conspiracy, assassination, neo noir, politics, crimes, amateur detective, witnessing a crime, state affairs, hitman, anti hero, life turned upside down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 57K
Blow-Up (1966)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. But in the course of a single day he accidentally captures on film the commission of a murder. ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: photographer, tennis, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), photograph, fashion, jazz, darkroom, photo shoot, counterculture, corpse, singleness ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london, europe, england, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 346K
The Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, mind game, life turned upside down, uncover truth, disorder, manipulation, game, neo noir, psychology, existentialism, businessman, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Lives of Others (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in East Berlin with the backdrop of an undercover Stasi controlled culture. Stasi captain Wieler is ordered to follow author Dreyman and plunges deeper and deeper into his life until he reaches the threshold of doubting the ...
Style: tense, gloomy, sincere, bleak, compassionate ...
Plot: surveillance, cold war, interrogation, espionage, blackmail, german, communism, spy, iron curtain, politics, voyeurism, stasi ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: germany, east germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 12K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: tense, psychological, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 23K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, atmospheric, cynical ...
Plot: prostitute, missing person, pimp, obsession, investigation, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, mystery, perversity, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa, manhattan new york city, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 40K
The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide, and begins to suspect his landlord and neighbors are trying to subtly change him into the last tenant so that he too will kill ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, conspiracy, suicide, ghost, satire, tenant, mental illness, supernatural, mystery, identity, haunted by the past, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 170K
Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: paranoia, insanity, mathematics, code, rabbi, obsession, alienation, surveillance, neighbor, delusion, loner, mathematician ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 10K
Rubicon (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: conspiracy, undercover, surveillance, boss, uncover truth, espionage, government agency, cia, loner, deception, government facility, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The China Syndrome (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A modern nightmare nearly becomes reality in this tension-filled story about an "incident" at a nuclear power plant. Jane Fonda stars as Kimberly Wells, an ambitious TV reporter covering a story on energy sources, who is present at the ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: radiation, conspiracy, investigation, danger, journalism, media, control room, politics, nuclear, uncover truth, catastrophe, swat team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 18K
Coma (1978)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A young woman doctor discovers something sinister going on in her hospital. Relatively healthy patients are having 'complications' during simple operations and ending up in comas. The patients are then shipped off to an institute that ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hospital, black market, investigation, coma, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, danger, neo noir, conspiracy, intern, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 9K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, danger, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, italy, los angeles, europe, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 864K
Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.2
 1.1M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, plot twist, insanity, investigation, paranoia, mental illness, psychiatrist, psychology, island, uncover truth, isolation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 276K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, dark, psychological, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, police investigation, insomnia, investigator, murder, small town, guilt, fbi, gunfight, investigation, police corruption, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 394
Frozen Days (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Meow is a young woman roaming the streets and nightclubs of Tel Aviv. She lives in empty apartments and surfs the internet chat rooms. She decides to meet Alex, her chat buddy. They plan to meet in a nightclub but a suicide bombing prevents their ...
Style: psychological, bleak, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, losing-it hero, obsession, mystery, identity, apartment, false name, drugs, nightlife, scooter, drug, bathtub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Parallax View (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An ambitious reporter, investigating a senator's assassination, realizes witnesses to the shooting are systematically dying and discovers a multi-million dollar corporation which serves as a front for the recruitment of political assassins.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: politics, political conspiracy, senator, investigation, corruption, murder, assassination, political corruption, undercover, reporter, political intrigue, media ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: seattle, los angeles, usa, seattle washington, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 169K
Enemy (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Spain, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A mild-mannered college professor discovers a look-alike actor and delves into the other man's private affairs.
Style: twist ending, psychological, bleak, tense, surreal ...
Plot: symbolism, mystery, paranoia, actor, obsession, mental illness, delusion, professor, life turned upside down, disorder, mysterious character, lookalikes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 8K
Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: disturbing, erotic, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, neo-noir, suspicion, mind game, haunted by the past, neo noir, car accident, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 95K
The Invitation (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Will and his new girlfriend Kira are invited to a dinner with old friends at the house of Will’s ex Eden and her new partner David. Although the evening appears to be relaxed, Will soon gets a creeping suspicion that their charming host David is ...
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending, twists and turns, dark, scary ...
Plot: dinner party, suicide, deception, conspiracy, obsession, suspicion, stabbing, cult, paranoia, group of friends, husband wife relationship, mass murder ...
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 183K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, tennessee, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.0
 141K
The Gift (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A husband and wife try to reinvigorate their relationship but their lives are threatened by a "friend" from the husband's past who holds a horrifying secret about him, sending their world into a tailspin.
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending, surprise ending, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: stalker, bullying, revenge, bully, secrets, paranoia, husband wife relationship, past, stalking, friendship, manipulative person, lie ...
Place: los angeles, chicago illinois, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 44K
The Hole (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.
Style: psychological, twist ending, tense, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: obsession, claustrophobia, youth, danger, twists & turns, bunker, psychologist, psychology, mystery, survival, school, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesic, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Style: psychological, twists and turns, mind bending, surreal, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, mystery, neo noir, hallucination, obsession, hollywood, dreams, surrealism, strong sexual content, lesbianism, alternate reality, cowboy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, hollywood star
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.1
 46K
The Samura (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught.
Style: tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: loner, hitman, neo noir, gangsters, anti hero, police investigation, jazz, assassination, lone wolves, surveillance, betrayal, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 36K
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: bleak, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, non-linear ...
Plot: mental illness, childhood trauma, haunted by the past, murder, misfit, betrayal, mental patient, mystery, vengeance, family relations, infidelity, past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 1950s
Place: london, europe, africa, east end london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The American Friend (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Tom Ripley, who deals in forged art, suggests a picture framer he knows would make a good hit man.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, captivating, rough ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, assassination, murder, forgery, neo noir, gangsters, race against time, life is a bitch, danger, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, west germany, new york, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 1.1M
Memento (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby ...
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: neo noir, plot twist, mystery, memory loss, twists & turns, uncover truth, paranoia, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.8
 54K
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: serial killer, murder, investigation, murder mystery, promise, crimes, mystery, small town, obsession, law enforcement, track down, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 34K
The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, obsession, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, obsessive quest, rivalry, torment, vacation, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%