Movies like Dance with a Stranger

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Dance with a Stranger (1985)
 6.8
 2K
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, single mother, nightclub, female criminal, capital punishment, true crime, vengeance, crimes, couple relations, love and romance, love affair, danger, social differences, society, couples, dangerous attraction, deadly, older woman younger man relationship, romance, tragedy, love, dancing, pregnancy, party ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, tokyo, london, california

Most similar movies to Dance with a Stranger

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and enigmatic films with plots about murder, dialogue, crimes, storytelling, obsession, runaway and brutality mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Dance with a Stranger: 10 Rillington Place (1971), The Krays (1990), Provoked: A True Story (2006), Heavenly Creatures (1994), Tom & Viv (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
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, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, british, mistaken identity, pregnancy, abortion, hanging, crime, death sentence, society, social differences, injustice ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 18th century
Place: england, london, usa, boston, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.7
 7K
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Plot: twins, murder, gangsters, crime, gang, crimes, couple relations, family relations, men hatred, parents and children, gays and lesbians, lookalikes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, bleak, realistic
Plot: murder, prison, domestic violence, arranged marriage, siblings relations, domestic disturbance, life sentence, society, courtroom drama, punjab, legal, fighting the system ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, love, passion, crime, best friends, tragic event ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
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, sincere, emotional, serious ...
Plot: unfulfillment, family relations, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle, couples, family problems, family life, infidelity, writer's life, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 7.1
 15K
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: witty, talky, psychological, clever, sincere ...
Plot: murder, obsession, friendship, investigation, homosexual, execution, hanging, singer, newspaper, respect, writer's life, gay ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, manhattan new york city, mexico, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.0
 32K
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: gloomy, disturbing, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, gay slur, strong sexual content, crime gone awry, vengeance, best friend, teenage life, disorder, social decay, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa, bronx new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: sexual, suspense, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, crime gone awry, sex, adultery, femme fatale, crimes of passion, neo noir, infidelity, confession, conspiracy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, suspenseful, disturbing, erotic, atmospheric ...
Plot: obsession, culture clash, murder, investigation, seduction, danger, couple relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance, crimes, terrorism, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 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: serious, realistic, suspense, surprise ending, sexy ...
Plot: teacher, school, heist, robbery, jazz club, thief, crime, romance, couple relations, love and romance, criminal heroes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 12K
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: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, sex addict, friendship, hollywood, tv show, filmmaking, rise and fall, adultery, obsession, addiction, couple relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 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: sexual, erotic, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, destructive relationship, adultery, drifter, boat, extramarital affair, river, couple relations, mysterious character, sex, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: scotland, europe, edinburgh scotland, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.5
 52K
Straw Dogs (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: David Sumner, a mild-mannered academic from the United States, marries Amy, an Englishwoman. In order to escape a hectic stateside lifestyle, David and his wife relocate to the small town in rural Cornwall where Amy was raised. There, David is ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rape, murder, lust, self defense, revenge, vengeance, family in danger, brutality, rivalry, breaking point, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, cornwall
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 5K
Star 80 (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rise and fall, murder, fame, obsession, playboy, crimes of passion, family problems, fall in love, domestic disturbance, couple relations, unfulfillment, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 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: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, murder, mentally unstable, mental illness, social misfits, losing-it hero, crimes, deadly, killer, celebrity, alone, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, tense, realistic, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, tragic love, couples, deadly, crimes, writer's life, gays and lesbians, unsuccessful, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, year 1964 ...
Place: england, europe, morocco, australia, brighton ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 8.0
 22K
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, tense, gloomy, rough, realistic ...
Plot: murder, confession, on the run, interrogation, gas station, execution, hanging, death row, friendship, farmer, true crime, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1959, year 1960, year 1965 ...
Place: kansas, usa, texas, missouri, alaska ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.7
 22K
Vera Drake (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, neighbor, abortion, pregnancy, rape, injustice, female protagonist, tailor, miscarriage, women's prison, police, working class ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, burma, korea, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 108K
Bronson (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, Cayman Islands
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, rough, realistic, serious, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, society, social misfits, robbery, crime, human nature, criminal heroes, violence spree, confined, crimes, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, seance, family in danger, crime, crime gone awry, supernatural ability, deadly, missing person, dishonesty, missing child, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Designated Mourner (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jack and Judy are husband and wife, and Howard is Judys father. They live in some fictional undemocratic and repressive country, and tell us a story about their lives, mostly from Jack's point of view.
Style: talky, biting, tense, clever, bleak ...
Plot: prison, journalism, society, couples, survival, life is a bitch, dealing with death, writer's life, couple relations, politics, poetry, hotel ...
Time: 1900s, future
Place: london, england, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, bleak, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, kidnapping, death row, police officer killed, capital punishment, courtroom drama, police investigation, crime, deadly, legal, law enforcer killer, confined ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: surreal, bleak, biting, tense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, murder, police investigation, police, courtroom drama, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, life is a bitch, protagonist as suspect, crimes, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: rough, tense, thought provoking, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: journalism, murder, investigation, drug lord, drug dealing, police, gangsters, crimes, uncover truth, tragic hero, life is a bitch, price of justice ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, california, new jersey, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
 152K
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, captivating, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, corruption, crime, brutality, violence, fbi, murder, organized crime, illness, arms dealing, gangster, mafia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 2011, year 1995, year 1985 ...
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 3K
Sweeney Todd (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, tense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, cannibalism, obsession, vengeance, crime, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, rivalry, mind game, prison ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.4
 12K
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: realistic, touching, gloomy, rough, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, chauffeur, crime, gangsters, friendship, redemption, crimes, unfulfilled love, hopes, society, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, london, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, rejection, friendship, murder, jealousy, manipulations, sexual tension, secret identity, mistaken identity, psychopath, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, new york, atlantic ocean ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: murder, lesbian incest, lesbian, sexual relations, master and servant, society, infidelity, youth, couples, deadly, humble, siblings relations ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Under Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, sexual ...
Plot: private detective, murder, neo noir, adultery, divorce, hotel room, manipulations, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, femme fatale ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959
Place: brighton, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%