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Cutter's Way (1981)
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Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, serious, neo noir, sexy, noir ...
Plot: murder, revenge, murder mystery, investigation, false accusation, veteran, alcohol abuse, crimes, dishonesty, vietnam war, conspiracy, existentialism, betrayal, vigilantism, blackmail, paranoia, catastrophe, prostitute, relationships, loneliness, friendship, obsession, love triangle, death, addiction ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, southern california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, tense, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about crimes, murder, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, deadly and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like Cutter's Way: Night Moves (1975), Mother (2009), Mulholland Falls (1996), The Morning After (1986), 8 Million Ways to Die (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: neo noir, cynical, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: private detective, missing person, investigation, murder, infidelity, mystery, crimes, manipulation, loneliness, crime gone awry, complex characters, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
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 7.8
 63K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, revenge, parents and children, family relations, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, single parent, mentally challenged, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002
Place: south korea, asia, korea, tokyo
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100%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, crimes, police investigation, investigation, police, mystery, gangsters, conspiracy, betrayal, dishonesty, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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55%
The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, mystery, amnesia, murder mystery, corpse, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, ex cop, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Scudder is a detective with the Sheriff's Department who is forced to shoot a violent suspect during a narcotics raid. The ensuing psychological aftermath of this shooting worsens his drinking problem and this alcoholism causes him to lose his ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alcoholic, investigation, private detective, murder, track down, downfall, going straight, rehabilitation, crimes, mystery, police corruption, redemption ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.5
 15K
Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, neo noir, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, murder, crimes, mystery, legal, court, courtroom drama, surveillance, adultery, divorce, guilt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.2
 2K
Slam Dance (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: false accusation, murder, uncover truth, frame up, injustice, mystery, dishonesty, betrayal, law enforcement, manipulation, crimes, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.5
 7K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, justice, police investigation, crimes, investigation, guilt, mind game, law enforcement, brutality, prostitute, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 7.2
 87K
Arlington Road (1999)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Threats from sinister foreign nationals aren't the only thing to fear. Bedraggled college professor Michael Faraday has been vexed (and increasingly paranoid) since his wife's accidental death in a botched FBI operation. But all that takes ...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: conspiracy, terrorism, terrorist, paranoia, professor, bomb, murder, uncover truth, fbi, mysterious character, secrets, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, washington d.c., kansas, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.1
 26K
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: neo noir, suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, prostitute, conspiracy, missing person, obsession, private investigator, investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, pimp, prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 7K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: neo noir, psychological, twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, crimes, investigation, sex scene, dishonesty, interrogation, fall in love, romance, small town, police corruption, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, false accusation, law enforcement, police detective, sex scene, serial killer, life is a bitch, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 82K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, exciting, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, crimes, assassination, investigation, conspiracy, brutality, mentor, mission of murder, dishonesty, police officer, political activism, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Star Chamber (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.
Style: exciting, suspense, intense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: vigilante, conspiracy, hitman, vigilantism, judge, secret society, crimes, murder, vengeance, political corruption, justice, lawyer ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
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True Crime (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Boozer, skirt chaser, careless father. You could create your own list of reporter Steve Everett's faults but there's no time. A San Quentin Death Row prisoner is slated to die at midnight – a man Everett has suddenly realized is innocent.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, serious, tense ...
Plot: death sentence, death row, crimes, investigation, race against time, lawyer, false accusation, prison, journalism, uncover truth, journal, reporter ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
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44%
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, murder, investigation, prostitute, serial killer, conspiracy, nazi occupation, mystery, crimes, general, nazi, war ...
Time: 1940s, year 1965, year 1944, year 1942, 60s ...
Place: paris france, france, poland, warsaw poland, hamburg germany ...
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43%
 6.5
 12K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: neo noir, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: gay, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, gay teenager, wound, mother son relationship, tragedy, murder mystery, police investigation, conspiracy, fight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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43%
 6.4
 45K
Blood Work (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Still recovering from a heart transplant, a retired FBI profiler returns to service when his own blood analysis offers clues to the identity of a serial killer.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, murder, crimes, investigation, police investigation, mystery, revenge, police corruption, conspiracy, brutality, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles
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43%
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The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, ...
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, mysterious character, rivalry, crimes, gender, couples, couple relations, haunted by the past, lgbt, missing person, conspiracy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
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43%
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Harper (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: neo noir, cynical, psychological, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, mystery, crimes, missing person, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, kidnapping, private investigator, ransom, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: california, las vegas, usa, los angeles
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43%
 5.4
 658
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: twist ending, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, female nudity, inheritance, vietnam veteran, family problems, infidelity, couple relations, topless, manipulation, dangerous attraction, betrayal ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.2
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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, neo noir, suspense, talky, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, crimes, murder, mystery, terminal illness, female nudity, nude swimming, missing person, betrayal, corruption, police investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
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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: neo noir, suspenseful, erotic, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: memory loss, private detective, investigation, murder, infidelity, amnesia, suspicion, mystery, plastic surgery, mind game, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, missing child, pedophile, kidnapped child, conspiracy, police investigation, disappearance, crimes, moral dilemma, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Mighty Quinn (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Police chief Xavier Quinn investigates the gruesome murder of Donald Pater, one of the wealthiest residents on a Caribbean island. He was found decapitated in his Jacuzzi. Although the local political establishment, especially crooked Governor ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, neo noir, sexy ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, childhood friend, mystery, police investigation, snake, partners against crime, investigation, justice, crime gone awry, crimes, cia agent ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, nicaragua, west indies, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.6
 96K
Blood Simple (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, extramarital affair, crime gone awry, adultery, murder, infidelity, hitman, crimes, betrayal, murder mystery, gunfight, visceral ...
Time: year 1984, 20th century, 80s
Place: texas, austin texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 52K
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: neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns, disturbing, intense ...
Plot: conspiracy, political conspiracy, serial killer, surveillance, assassination, crimes, conspiracy theory, investigation, murder, politics, hitman, whodunit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, california, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.5
 61K
Out of Time (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: twist ending, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, murder, murder mystery, faked death, betrayal, conspiracy, frame up, investigation, double murder, law enforcement, cons and scams ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, miami, america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: neo noir, sexy, tense, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: mental illness, kidnapping, crimes, boxer, femme fatale, murder, crime gone awry, self sacrifice, tragic hero, drifter, widow, sexual tension ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, court, legal investigation, legal, courtroom drama, murder, hotshot lawyer, crimes, arrest, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, beverly hills, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%