Movies like Dance with a Stranger

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Dance with a Stranger (1985)
 6.7
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Dance with a Stranger (1985)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain, Mike Newell's Dance With a Stranger (1985) concentrates on Ellis's (Richardson) short-lived relationship with motor-racing driver David Blakely (Rupert Everett).
Style: disturbing, psychological, touching, serious, realistic, reflective, bleak, sexy, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: murder, obsession, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), single mother, death sentence, nightclub, true crime, female criminal, capital punishment, crimes, couple relations, graphic violence, love and romance, love affair, danger, social differences, society, couples, dangerous attraction, deadly, romance, older woman younger man relationship, gunshot, vengeance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, tokyo, california

Most similar movies to Dance with a Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and talky films with plots about murder, crimes, runaway, obsession, brutality, storytelling and mentor mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Dance with a Stranger: Heavenly Creatures (1994), 10 Rillington Place (1971), Provoked: A True Story (2006), The Krays (1990), Bully (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, lesbian romance, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, british, pregnancy, mistaken identity, death sentence, hanging, abortion, crime, crimes, social differences, sexual abuse ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: england, london, usa, boston, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Provoked: A True Story (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, India
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Provoked is the true story of Kiranjit Ahluwalia, a Punjabi woman who moved to London after her marriage with Deepak Ahluwalia. Her husband seemed caring at first but then began to beat her up. He started drinking a lot and sleeping around with ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: murder, arranged marriage, prison, life sentence, hopes, deadly, hotshot lawyer, family problems, fighting the system, crimes, life is a bitch, courtroom drama ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.6
 8K
The Krays (1990)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The Krays is a film based on the lives and crimes of the British gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray, twins who are often referred to as The Krays and were active in London in the 1960s.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gangsters, twins, murder, family relations, world war two, gang, crime, crimes, lookalikes, ballet, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.9
 34K
Bully (2001)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After finding himself at the constant abuse of his best friend Bobby, Marty has become fed up with his friend's twisted ways. His girlfriend, a victim of Bobby's often cruel ways, couldn't agree more and they strategize murdering ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, bleak, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, nihilism, teenage sex, teenage rape, rivalry, gay slur, vengeance, youth, teenage life, bully, social decay ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 16K
Infamous (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Style: serious, sincere, tense, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: murder, investigation, obsession, writer's life, friendship, human nature, crimes, obsessive quest, journalism, gossip and rumors, fame, manipulation ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, new york, mexico, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 2K
Tom & Viv (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of the marriage of the poet TS Eliot to socialite Vivienne Haigh-Wood, which had to cope with her gynaeological and emotional problems and his growing fame.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, contemplative, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfillment, writer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, crumbling marriage, lifestyle, romance, infidelity, parents and children, couple relations, couples, family relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.8
 26K
Bugsy (1991)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: New York gangster Ben 'Bugsy' Siegel takes a brief business trip to Los Angeles. A sharp-dressing womanizer with a foul temper, Siegel doesn't hesitate to kill or maim anyone crossing him. In L.A. the life, the movies, and most of all ...
Style: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, casino, gangsters, crime, crimes, rise and fall, ambition, money, love affair, bohemian life, elimination, gambling ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 70s
Place: las vegas, usa, new york, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 6K
Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Paul Snider is a narcissistic, small time hustler who fancies himself a ladies man. His life changes when he meets Dorothy Stratten working behind the counter of a Dairy Queen.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: crimes of passion, rise and fall, fame, obsession, murder, deadly, couple relations, playboy, couples, family problems, crumbling marriage, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, profanity, rebelliousness, couple relations, tragic love, graphic violence, couples, unsuccessful, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, london, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Murderous Maids (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, deadly, master and servant, crimes, family relations, couples, infidelity, violence, true crime ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 13K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: serious, captivating, factual, intense, talky ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, hollywood, tv show, filmmaking, tv star, rise and fall, adultery, addiction, crumbling marriage, showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 13K
Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, sexual relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, neo noir, court case, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1954, 50s ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, law enforcer killer, deadly, confined, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.9
 23K
In Cold Blood (1967)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: A 1967 film based on Truman Capote's book of the same name. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their ...
Style: disturbing, gloomy, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, death row, friendship, confession, execution, death sentence, interrogation, drifter, hanging, on the run, true crime, farmer ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1965, year 1959 ...
Place: kansas, usa, missouri, texas, midwest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 500
Another Life (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A woman is wrongly accused of murdering her husband in Edwardian London. Just before the outbreak of World War I, Edith Graydon married her boyfriend Percy Thomson. He survives the war but theirs is not a happy marriage. She doesn't really love ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, unlikely criminals, femme fatale, forbidden love, dangerous attraction, rescue, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, couples, life is a bitch, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1910s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Comfort of Strangers (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An Italian diplomat's son follows and seduces English lovers in Venice.
Style: psychological, erotic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: obsession, seduction, couples, danger, love and romance, couple relations, culture clash, investigation, murder, stranger, swingers, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: venice, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he helps couples get divorces by ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, private detective, murder, divorce, police investigation, betrayal, investigation, law enforcement, vengeance, who done it, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: england, brighton, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 3K
B. Monkey (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When wistful introvert Alan Furnace meets quick-witted bombshell Beatrice, he has no idea of her secret life as "B. Monkey" -- the top thief-for-hire in London's criminal underworld. Charmed by Furnace's innocent and chivalrous ...
Style: realistic, serious, cult film, surprise ending, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teacher, school, heist, robbery, thief, jazz club, crimes, crime, romance, love and romance, criminal heroes, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 70s
Place: london, england, paris france, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 165K
Black Mass (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, captivating, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, brutality, corruption, crime, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, arms dealing, crimes, illness, gangster ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1985, year 1982 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, miami, santa monica california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
44 Inch Chest (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Provocative, outrageously profane and surprisingly tender amidst an explosion of unbridled testosterone, 44 INCH CHEST explores the masculine ego at breaking point, testing whether fear is stronger than love. Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, ...
Style: tense, surreal, serious, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, confined, crimes, rivalry, abduction, jealous husband, couples, friendship, family relations, danger, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: serious, suspense, atmospheric, captivating, intense ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crime, crimes, fatal attraction, romance, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Veronica Guerin (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this true story, Veronica Guerin is an investigative reporter for an Irish newspaper. As the drug trade begins to bleed into the mainstream, Guerin decides to take on and expose those responsible. Beginning at the bottom with addicts, Guerin then ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: journalism, murder, gangsters, investigation, strong female character, drug lord, drug dealing, police, crimes, tragic hero, uncover truth, price of justice ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, amsterdam, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 118K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands, Denmark, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.
Style: surreal, realistic, rough, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, social misfits, violence spree, society, robbery, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, confined, human nature, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 10K
Chapter 27 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The movie takes place in the three days leading up to Lennon's murder and is intended to be an exploration of Chapman's psyche, without putting substantial emphasis on the murder. The title "Chapter 27" suggests a continuation of ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mental illness, losing-it hero, social misfits, mentally unstable, lifestyle, crimes, deadly, killer, celebrity, alone ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 133K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, psychological, disturbing, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, rape, destructive relationship, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, misanthrope ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, ohio, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, couples, family problems, romance, crumbling marriage, love, artists and showbiz, adultery ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.3
 13K
Mona Lisa (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: George is a small-time crook just out of prison who discovers his tough-guy image is out of date. Reduced to working as a minder/driver for high class call girl Simone, he has to agree when she asks him to find a young colleague from her King's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, intense, gloomy ...
Plot: gangsters, prostitute, pimp, chauffeur, crimes, crime, friendship, redemption, couples, opposites attract, social differences, romance ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: europe, london, england, brighton, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 36K
Chopper (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The true and intense story of Mark 'Chopper' Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison.
Style: dark humor, disturbing, cynical, rough, cult film ...
Plot: prison, brutality, convict, criminal, murder, judge, self destructing, criminal heroes, prison life, notoriety, drug use, stabbing ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1978
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.1
 46K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%