Movies like The Cradle Will Fall

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The Cradle Will Fall (2004)
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The Cradle Will Fall (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The suicide of a pregnant woman begins to look like murder and a county prosecutor is called in to investigate.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, pregnancy, danger, who done it, serial killer, femme fatale, law enforcement, woman in danger, power relations, murder investigation, murder mystery, violence, male female relationship, murder of a pregnant woman, crimes, riddles and clues, hospital, mystery, deadly, dedicated lawyer, investigation, suicide, snow, clinic, telephone ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Cradle Will Fall

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, danger, crime, law enforcement and mystery mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Cradle Will Fall: Brother's Keeper (2002), Try to Remember (2004), Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008), We'll Meet Again (2002), American Crime (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, danger, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
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100%
Try to Remember (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Fifteen years after a murderer is convicted he is released and all the witnesses against him begin to be murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, scary ...
Plot: manhunt, psychopath, police investigation, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, friendship, woman in danger, law enforcement, rivalry, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Varg Veum - Sleeping Beauty (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After extricating 17-year-old Lisa Halle from a life of prostitution in Copenhagen, private investigator Varg Veum becomes ensnared in a tangle of parental neglect and bad love when he is hired to locate Lisa's boyfriend, Peter Werner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: private investigator, woman in danger, life is a bitch, prostitute, danger, deadly, crimes, who done it, murder, law enforcement, private detective, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
We'll Meet Again (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Socialite Molly Lasch is released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for the murder of her husband, Dr. Gary Lasch. Now, with the help of Fran, an investigative reporter, Molly sets out to prove her innocence. Together they uncover a ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, righting the wronged, uncover truth, false accusation, woman in danger, law enforcement, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, partners, amateur detective, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, deadly, investigation, crimes, stalking, crime, mind game, serial killer, psychopath, uncover truth, who done it, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, couples, betrayal, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, serious
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, danger, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, mind game, murder, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oregon, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 2.9
 223
Red Swastik (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Bollywood version of Basic Instinct - has to be seen to be believed!!!
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, murder, psychopath, police detective, rivalry, infidelity, who done it, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 3.6
 203
Quiet Kill (2004)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An attractive married woman and a member of the 'Country Club Tennis Set', is being neglected by her workaholic doctor husband, Jerry (Corbin Bernsen). Lonely and insecure, Amy foolishly falls for the seductive charms of a much younger ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, prostitute, stalker, serial killer, love affair, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, rivalry, danger, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 1.8
 445
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, law enforcement, danger, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, deadly, serial killer, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 3.1
 550
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, woman in danger, stalking, isolation ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.1
 121
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, police investigation, who done it, deadly, danger, crimes, rivalry, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 4.0
 564
Bare Witness (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest business' there) by Julie Spencer, one of Max ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.3
 678
Throwdown (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young criminal defense attorney struggles with a homicide case that is not as cut and dry as it appears while battling a drinking habit. The story goes beyond the lives of those directly related to the case and shines a much needed spotlight on ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: legal investigation, rivalry, law enforcement, legal action, crimes, murder, dedicated lawyer, legal, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, power relations, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.2
 380
The Stray (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After a drifter is struck by a car the driver offers to take him back from the hospital to her home in order to nurse him back to health...which turns out to be one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, danger, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, violence, male female relationship, restaurant, revenge, seduction, murder, drifter, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: venice beach california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 3.7
 416
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.0
 445
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, mystery, rivalry, dishonesty, manipulation, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Varg Veum: Woman in the Fridge (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An international oil drilling company hires private investigator Varg Veum to find their missing systems designer, Arne Samuelsen. Varg discovers the headless body of a woman jammed into the fridge in Arne's apartment - and is promptly knocked ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hit and run, police, murder, missing person, investigation, private detective, mystery, crimes, who done it, corporate crimes, violence, refrigerator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Thrill of the Kill (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Haunted by her sister's suspicious death, Kelly Holden enlists the help of murder-mystery novelist Graydon Jennings to help solve the crime. Together they discover that Kelly's sibling was living quite the double life -- sleeping with a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, who done it, danger, obsession, murder, crimes, woman in danger, dishonesty, deadly, false identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 3.1
 518
Bad Bizness (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexploitation film, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, prostitute, crimes, danger, city life, working undercover, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Fallen Angels (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jakob Aasen has hired his old friend, private investigator Varg Veum, to spy on his wife Rebecca, whom he suspects of infidelity. Against his better judgement Varg accepts the job, and in an ironic twist he and Rebecca rekindle their former love. ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: whodunit, murder, danger, crimes, investigation, police detective, private detective, law enforcement, deadly, woman in danger, fallen angel, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.7
 39
Murder Rap (1988)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a young audio fanatic accidentally records a brutal murder, his pursuit of the killer lures him into a sinister plot of revenge and deceit, Texas style.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, mind bending, sexy, tense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, power relations, family problems, couples, righting the wronged, dangerous attraction, love affair, hip hop, danger ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 1K
Duress (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Haunted with nightmares of his wife's recent suicide and struggling to mend the relationship with his only daughter, Richard is caught as a witness to the violence of Abner Solvie. He finds himself at the mercy of a charismatic killer and ...
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, crimes, parents and children, danger, family relations, blackmail, widower, father daughter relationship, murder, salvation, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Mean Season (1985)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A routine investigation of a shocking murder takes a bizarre twist when the killer contacts the reporter and appoints him his personal spokesman. As the killer's calls and clues increase, the reporter is lured into a deadly trap.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, murder, woman in danger, journalism, serial killer, crimes, danger, mystery, police investigation, deadly, crime ...
Time: 80s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Freeway Killer (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: For years he terrorized California motorists as he rode the endless highways searching for his next victim. The discarded bodies turned up beaten, sexually assaulted and horribly mutilated. Deceptively charming and intelligent, the scheming murderer ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, deadly, who done it, psychopath, strong violent content, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, danger, physical appearance, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Mary Higgins Clark. Under hypnosis, a mental patient admits to several recent murders. He also offers a strange defense when he claims that he is the reincarnation of a 19th century man who was wrongly executed.
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: reincarnation, police detective, woman in danger, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, serial killer, danger, assault, college student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.3
 318
Never Forget (2008)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man (Phillips) who wakes up with amnesia also finds his supposed friend has accused him of murder.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, amnesia, rock, memory loss, puzzle, dishonesty, best friends, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Killing Game (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eve Duncan is contacted, 10 years after the disappearance and murder of her 7-year-old daughter Bonnie, by a man claiming to be her killer. Taunted by his clues about Bonnie's case and his threats to kill again, she throws herself into her ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, crimes, track down, haunted by the past, deadly, mystery, murder, danger, death, riddles and clues, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Varg Veum - The Dead Have It Easy (2012)
Genre: Crime
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Varg Veum tries to help a scared girl lost in the woods at night, but he fails to avoid her death. What was this young asylum seeker fleeing from?
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, race against time, crimes, dishonesty, who done it, danger, violence, conspiracy, deadly, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%