Movies like D.O.A.

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D.O.A. (1988)
 6.2
 10K
D.O.A. (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney Fuller.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, psychological, tense, gloomy, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspense, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: race against time, murder, college, mystery, police investigation, destiny, crimes, investigation, psychopath, crime, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, infidelity, danger, amateur detective, couples, who done it, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, poisoning, toxic, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas

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Most similar movies to D.O.A.

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, mystery, investigation, law enforcement and police investigation mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like D.O.A.: Mortal Thoughts (1991), Horsemen (2009), Malice (1993), Cleaner (2007), Coma (1978). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Mortal Thoughts (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: psychological, clever, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, investigation, betrayal, mystery, crimes, crime, police investigation, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, law enforcement, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
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100%
 5.6
 22K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, crime scene, interrogation, orphan, police, law enforcement, uncover truth, psychopath, estrangement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 24K
Malice (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches infants, Andy's a college professor. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense, neo noir ...
Plot: mystery, serial killer, murder, college, insurance fraud, investigation, dishonesty, couple relations, married couple, infidelity, double life, femme fatale ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 38K
Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, crime, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, hidden truth, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, neo noir, captivating ...
Plot: coma, hospital, black market, investigation, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, danger, conspiracy, intern, murder, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, crimes, legal, mystery, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 14K
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: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crime, crimes, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, heiress, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 23K
In the Cut (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Following the gruesome murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined woman living in New York City--as if to test the limits of her own safety--propels herself into an impossibly risky sexual liaison. Soon she grows increasingly ...
Style: twists and turns, serious, rough, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: eroticism, police investigation, police detective, strong sexual content, crime, crimes, law enforcement, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, serial killer, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: femme fatale, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, dishonesty, life is a bitch, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1941
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 13K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, crime, crimes, law enforcement, vengeance, hitchhiker, missing person, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Jericho Mansions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A murder in an old apartment building leads the superintendent to suspect everyone, and eventually himself, of the murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: investigation, mysterious character, mystery, mind game, uncover truth, amateur detective, danger, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, race against time, memory loss ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Bedroom Window (1987)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Terry Lambert is sleeping with Sylvia, the wife of his boss. One night, while in Terry's apartment, Sylvia witnesses a man assault a young woman, Denise, on the road below. Not wanting to reveal her affair with Terry, she keeps quiet. Terry ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: rapist, false accusation, legal, investigation, serial killer, infidelity, police investigation, murder, mind game, femme fatale, danger, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: courtroom drama, courtroom, murder, mistress, lawyer, infidelity, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Unforgettable (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Ray Liotta stars as a medical examiner who has been acquitted for his wife's murder but many still question his innocence. Obsessed with finding his wife's killer, a possible solution presents itself in an experimental serum designed by a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, memory, mystery, investigation, serial killer, experiment, race against time, crimes, uncover truth, false accusation, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.4
 358
Pendulum (2001)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The nature and lure of power: in Dallas, a councilman is on trial for corruption, the D.A. is running for the US Senate, a serial killer is slashing prostitutes, and a professor is murdered. Amanda Reeve is assigned to investigate the law-school ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, politician, police corruption, uncover truth, life is a bitch, investigation, crime, deadly, dangerous attraction, who done it, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.9
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.8
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Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo-noir, addiction, mystery, graphic violence, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.4
 2K
Mercy (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) is on the trail of an elusive serial killer. During her investigation she meets Vickie Kittrie (Peta Wilson), who belongs to an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and ...
Style: erotic, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbianism, murder, serial killer, voyeurism, investigation, s&m, mind game, bondage, femme fatale, deadly, mystery, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 6.4
 1K
Murder 101 (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, arranges to meet with one of his students one night. When the student is found murdered and Lattimore has no alibi, he suspects he is being framed by the subject of his book.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, dishonesty, frame up, police corruption, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dr. Arthur Calgary visits the Argyle family to return an address book lost some time ago by Jack Argyle, only to find out that Jack has been executed for the murder of his mother. Calgary can prove that Jack was innocent. In spite of opposition from ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, frame up, death row, false accusation, mystery, law enforcement, legal, injustice, nudity (full frontal - brief), alibi ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, canada, antarctica
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
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Fear (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Psychic Ally Sheedy helps police solve murders by mentally linking with the murderer. Then she discovers a murderer with the same talent - who wants to share the fear of his victims with her!
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bleak, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, supernatural ability, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, supernatural, stalking, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.1
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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 ⇓
48%
The River Murders (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The sins of the past are not forgotten in this chilling suspense thriller. When the first body was discovered, it seemed a coincidence. But now homicide detective Jack Verdon has cause to worry: the victims of a series of brutal sex murders are all ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crimes, murder, uncover truth, woman in danger, cop as target, false accusation, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, crimes, mystery, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.9
 587
Mysteria (2011)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A once famous and now a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter fighting to finish his latest script with an unrealistic deadline. He finds himself in the center of a murder investigation involving a prominent politician's wife. The surrounding events ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: writer's life, murder, police investigation, life is a bitch, deadly, hollywood, protagonist as suspect, losing-it hero, disorder, down on your luck, artists and showbiz, mystery
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.4
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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, neo noir, twist ending, tense ...
Plot: plot twist, mystery, twists & turns, memory loss, paranoia, uncover truth, murder, manipulation, haunted by the past, amnesia, vengeance, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, mystery, police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, false accusation, frame up, dishonesty, law enforcement, dedicated lawyer, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: jamaica, caribbean, west indies, latin america, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.3
 3K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, murder, investigation, danger, psychopath, female detective, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.3
 388
Killjoy (1981)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Story of a young woman's murder and the people who become involved with it.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, mystery, psychopath, hospital, crimes, stabbed to death, murder investigation, morgue, lovers ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, single parent, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%