Movies like Dead Air 1994

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Dead Air (1994)
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Dead Air (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A distraught disc jockey (Gregory Hines) seeks out a mystery caller (Debrah Farentino) who may be the killer of his girlfriend (Laura Harrington).
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending
Plot: killer, split personality, police, disc jockey, schizophrenic, telephone, african american, radio show, d.j., murder, dj, radio station, bar, small town, death of girlfriend, mind game, love interest, police interrogation, tragic villain, radio dj, loss of girlfriend, telephone call, anonymous telephone call, audio tape, mystery killer

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Most similar movies to Dead Air

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and surprise ending films with plots about murder, police, serial killer, mystery, crimes, violence and deadly mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Horror genres. Some movies like Dead Air: Bodily Harm (1995), Fear (1990), Blade (1973), Memento (2000), Red Wind (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.9
 306
Bodily Harm (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Homicide cop Rita Cates takes a murder case where the victim is a Las Vegas stripper. The investigation immediately takes a perverse turn when she discovers the prime suspect: a psychotic ex-cop with whom she once had a torrid affair. That initial ...
Style: twist ending
Plot: murder, striptease, police protagonist, affair, dagger, murder investigation, erotic thriller, unhappy ending, murder suspect, suspicion, police, sex scene ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 1K
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 ⇓
85%
 5.4
 221
Blade (1973)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A homicide detective goes after a woman-hating serial killer, who uses knives to murder his victims.
Style: slasher, psychotronic
Plot: father daughter relationship, police, uncle niece relationship, middle aged man, murder of daughter, son, liberal, police officer, slasher killer, violence, murder, congressman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 8.4
 1.2M
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 ⇓
80%
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 3.9
 94
Red Wind (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A psychotherapist who specializes in treating people in abusive relationships inadvertently causes a patient to kill her abusive husband.
Style: psychological thriller, twist ending
Plot: psychotherapist, murder, husband wife relationship, abusive relationship, private detective, doctor patient relationship, misunderstanding, psychopath, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, female protagonist, man pretending to be a woman ...
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 3.4
 237
Cover Me (1995)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Police are stymied when a serial killer begins hacking up nude models all over L.A. In desperation, they hire sexy ex-policewoman Holly Jacobsen to do a little undercover work. At first her boyfriend Bobby Colter, also a cop, agrees to the plan, but ...
Style: psychological thriller, cult film
Plot: serial killer, escort, topless, lesbian interest, strip club, strangulation, panties, lesbian, black panties, murder, abusive mother, stripper ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 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 ⇓
74%
Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is ...
Style: serious, realistic, slasher, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, oedipus complex, split personality, radio show, radio dj, voyeurism, motel, cross dressing, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 80s, 40s ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.3
 5K
Mirage (1965)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: New York City. David Stillwell struggles to recover his memory before the people who are trying to kill him succeed. Who is he, who are they, and why is he surrounded by murder?
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, scary ...
Plot: police detective, chase, investigation, manhunt, private detective, murder, dishonesty, crimes, uncover truth, mind game, deadly, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mike Stone's back and his old partner, Steve Keller, is missing. So Mike heads up an investigation. At the same time, he is investigating another brutal murder. And he is trying to decide which of two inspectors shall he recommend for the ...
Plot: murder, mystery, disappearance, priest, gunfight, police officer, police, warden, rookie, police captain, drug addict, revolver ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Killing Mind (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A female former FBI agent, now a cop in Los Angeles is assigned to catch a ballerina's murderer, but runs into resistance by fellow cops who don't think a woman detective can handle the case.
Plot: female fbi agent, death by electrocution, german shepherd, burglar, murder investigation, ballerina, crime scene, new job, fbi, anonymous letter, newspaper reporter, woman in danger ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.5
 256
Deceptions (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a wealthy socialite kills her husband, she claims self-defense. The cop assigned to the case is suspicious but becomes obsessed with the sensual young woman.
Plot: police, murder, duplicity, investigation, sex, erotica, love, seduction, bikini, femme fatale, socialite
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.3
 456
The Rendering (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ten years after being molested in art school by habitual rapist Theodore Gray, who is serving 25 years but eligible for parole, Sarah Reynolds leads a happy life in a gallery and with her handsome husband, lawyer Michael Reynolds, and helps police ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, blackmail, trial, court, prison, haunted by the past, psychopath, mind game, manhunt, woman in danger, vengeance, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 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 ⇓
59%
 4.9
 312
Listen (1996)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young woman thinks one of her neighbors in her apartment building is a serial killer and begins to suspect both her current boyfriend and former girlfriend of being the killer.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, mind bending, sexy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, telephone, gays and lesbians, law enforcement, crime, best friends, murder, sexual relations, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.
Style: suspenseful, slasher, scary, psychological, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stalking, nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, police investigation, obsession, mind game, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.8
 3K
Irul (2021)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A dark rainy night, an empty house, a stranded couple and an unknown man. A sleek game of the cat and the mouse starts playing on, as the three of them find a dead body in the basement.
Style: psychological thriller
Plot: stranded, serial killer, break in, mind game, breakdown, novel, violence, rainy night, murder, stranger, corpse, thief ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.5
 187K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychology, split personality, insanity, nervous breakdown, losing-it hero, isolation, murder, mentally unstable, stalking, paranoia, divorce, stephen king ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Girls Nite Out (1982)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college.
Style: slasher, surprise ending, splatter, cult film
Plot: college, quest, scavenger hunt, masked killer, cheerleader, rage, flatulence, gore, teenager, serial killer, psychopath, radio dj ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.6
 268
Dead on Sight (1994)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A psychic woman has visions of the Clock Killer's past and future murders.
Plot: dream, sex scene, police, drinking, caress, hypnosis, panic attack, diner, female nudity, crying, psychic, caressing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 234K
Identity (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, mind bending, surprise ending, psycho film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, stranded, dissociative identity disorder, psychology, mystery, split personality, motel, psychiatrist, characters killed one by one, investigation, psycho terror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, nevada, united states, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
McBride: Dogged (2007)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The annual LA Kennel Club Dog Show gets treated to an unexpected surprise when a backstage murder incriminates the winning canines' handler.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, legal, legal investigation, courtroom drama, mystery, dedicated lawyer, partners, murder investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Priest of Evil (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is an honest and conscientious cop;one of the city's very best;who loses his daughter in tragic circumstances. Despite the support he receives;Timo is unable to recover ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, psychotronic, ambiguous ending
Plot: police, serial killer, police corruption, chase, revenge, marital problem, bad cop, husband wife relationship, murder, parent child relationship, death of child, death of daughter ...
Time: 2000s
Place: helsinki finland, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Final Embrace (1991)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A detective assigned to protect a pop singer gets romantically involved with her twin sister after the singer is murdered.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: chase, police detective, handcuffed, seductress, police, erotic thriller, music video, female killer, orgasm, passionate sex, woman in underwear, split personality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.6
 120
Paula-Paula (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An audio/visual experience from Jess Franco about a murdered woman named Paula, and the main suspect/culprit, her friend - also named Paula.
Style: erotic, sexploitation film, non-linear, avant garde, experimental
Plot: split personality, murder, erotica, female nudity, sex, lesbianism, erotic thriller, sex show, sexploitation, exploitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 62K
Urban Legend (1998)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: There's a campus killer on the loose who's making urban legends, like the one about eating pop rocks and soda at the same time will make your stomach explode and the one about a psycho with an axe stepping into the backseat of your car at ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, urban legend, college, serial murder, murder, death, strangulation, gory, deadly, gas station, hanging, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.7
 36K
The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, obsessive quest, rivalry, torment, vacation, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.5
 900
Silent Retreat (2016)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Six members of a media company go on a weekend business retreat at an isolated lodge in the woods. When one of the members goes missing, they discover that the lodge was formerly a private mental institution that had been shut down after allegations ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, atmospheric, brutal ...
Plot: isolation, retreat, pursuit, trapped in a building, chase, couple relations, vengeful ghost, ghost child, danger, trap, escape, torture ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lust for Vengeance (2001)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five women obsessed with sex & drugs pay for their sins.
Style: suspenseful, rough, suspense, bleak, slasher ...
Plot: mysterious man, serial killer, danger, murder, revenge, female victim, obsession, friendship, sadist, fear, voyeurism, black gloves ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%