Movies like Dead Air 1994

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Dead Air (1994)
 5.2
 195
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

Most similar movies to Dead Air

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about murder, police, crimes, mystery, serial killer, deadly and investigation mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Dead Air: Bodily Harm (1995), Fear (1990), Life is an Art (2010), Blade (1973), The Vast of Night (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 4.8
 260
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, evidence, murder suspect, dagger, affair, female protagonist, police, female police officer, getting away with murder, ex cop, suspicion ...
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.1
 977
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: bleak, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, police, rivalry, amateur detective, deadly, witnessing a crime, supernatural, police investigation, supernatural ability, stalking ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Life is an Art (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: You need to suffer, to understand....
Plot: investigation, police, killer, murder, serial murder, crime scene, murder investigation, profanity, schizophrenic, ritual murder, swat
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.5
 204
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: psychotronic
Plot: liberal, murder of daughter, congressman, uncle niece relationship, brother brother relationship, violence, murder, police officer, slasher, slasher killer, investigation, karate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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The Vast of Night (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: At the dawn of the space-race, two radio-obsessed teens discover a strange frequency over the airwaves in what becomes the most important night of their lives and in the history of their small town.
Plot: teenager, small town, radio show, tape recorder, ufo, telephone call, switchboard operator, conspiracy theory, telephone operator, high school basketball, dust, sister ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: oedipus complex, serial killer, murder, psychopath, split personality, radio show, voyeurism, motel, radio dj, cross dressing, woman in danger, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 80s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 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: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, dishonesty, frame up, police corruption, who done it, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, false accusation, mind game, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.4
 1.1M
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, twist ending, tense, suspense ...
Plot: plot twist, memory loss, neo noir, mystery, revenge, uncover truth, twists & turns, paranoia, haunted by the past, amnesia, suprisingly clever, vengeance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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%
 7.3
 4K
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, tense ...
Plot: chase, police detective, manhunt, murder, private detective, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, mind game, deadly, uncover truth, skyscraper ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 5.3
 419
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: trial, blackmail, prison, psychopath, manhunt, mind game, woman in danger, haunted by the past, vengeance, danger, mystery, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 4.6
 224
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: murder, police, duplicity, bikini, erotica, seduction, love, sex, femme fatale, socialite, investigation
⇓ 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, investigation, voyeurism, s&m, mind game, bondage, femme fatale, deadly, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 301
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, sexy, mind bending, erotic ...
Plot: serial killer, phone sex, telephone, gays and lesbians, crimes, love and romance, mystery, crime, best friends, dishonesty, vengeance, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, legal investigation, riddles and clues, legal, dedicated lawyer, danger, courtroom drama, deadly, bathroom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, scary, psychological, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: nanny, private detective, murder, psychopath, stalking, urban legend, serial killer, vengeance, slasher, police investigation, obsession, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 179K
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: psychological, twist ending, macabre, surprise ending, scary ...
Plot: split personality, psychology, nervous breakdown, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, isolation, arson, stalking, divorce, paranoia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, new york state, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.6
 254
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: crucifix, caressing, classroom, caress, panic attack, hypnosis, crying, female nudity, diner, drinking, hypnotism, violin ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.3
 223K
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: suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending, psycho film, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder mystery, dissociative identity disorder, motel, investigation, psychology, isolation, stranded, split personality, coincidence, psychiatrist, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: nevada, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Final Embrace (1992)
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: woman in bra and panties, murder investigation, split personality, criminal, music video, pop singer, female singer, musical performance, seductress, exploding car, passionate sex, shot to death ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: investigation, murder, crime gone awry, betrayal, mystery, crime, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, unlikely criminals, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, partner, drug addict, gunfight, warden, rookie, evidence, police captain, priest, judge ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, suspense, bleak, surprise ending
Plot: serial killer, mysterious man, friendship, female victim, murder, obsession, revenge, danger, voyeurism, sadist, fear, black gloves ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.0
 325
Poison (2000)
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Traci is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother, Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects Traci.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, deadly, youth, crimes, mystery, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, ambiguous ending, psychotronic, surprise ending
Plot: police, serial killer, police corruption, revenge, chase, marital problem, dysfunctional marriage, death of child, father daughter relationship, murder, violence, husband wife relationship ...
Place: helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 2K
Nemesis Game (2003)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sara Novak is an introverted college student with a few skeletons in her closet. Shying away from classmates, she prefers to spend time with Vern, an older comic store owner who shares her passion for mind games and riddles. But when the riddles she ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: mind game, murder, uncover truth, investigation, danger, obsession, riddles and clues, dangerous attraction, college, serial killer, woman in danger, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 3.7
 103
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: experimental, erotic, non-linear, sexploitation film, avant garde
Plot: split personality, murder, lesbianism, sex, erotica, female nudity, erotic thriller, exploitation, sexploitation, sex show
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Truth About Charlie (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Truth About Charlie is a 2002 remake of the 1963 film Charade (which starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn). It is also an homage to François Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player and that film's star Charles Aznavour appeared as himself ...
Style: stylized, realistic, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: date night
Plot: murder, mystery, hidden identity, crime, crimes, romance, family problems, death in the family, danger, dishonesty, chase, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 111K
Happy Death Day (2017)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A college student relives the day of her murder over and over again as she tries to discover her killer's identity.
Style: surprise ending, twist ending, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: time loop, college, masked killer, mystery killer, time travel, murder, dying repeatedly, sorority, dead teenager, birthday, college student, slasher killer ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.7
 33K
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: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak, mind bending ...
Plot: missing person, obsession, kidnapping, mind game, mystery, crimes, disappearance, rivalry, obsessive quest, torment, vacation, serial killer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, holland, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%