Movies like Dead Beat

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Dead Beat (1994)
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Dead Beat (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In 1965, Rudy, a Midwestern high-school kid, moves to Albuquerque; lonely and friendless, he's attracted to Kit, slightly older, with a car, his own apartment, and spending money. Kit loves Elvis and loves the ladies; plus, he's a complete phony: his tan is fake, he wears lifts, he lies to girls, and he pretends to care about Rudy. Kit also shares a dark secret with two other devoted followers, Jimmy and Martha. He meets his match in Kirsten, a spoiled rich girl who gives as good as she gets. When she and a younger cousin disappear, Rudy must choose between loneliness and the law. Written by
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, desert, teenage life, crimes, best friends, youth, crime, love and romance, elevator, manipulations, good versus evil, murder, manipulation, couples, who done it, coming of age, mind game, deadly, murderous pair, rivalry, ego clash, lovers on the run, teenager, criminal, outcast ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, new mexico

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Most similar movies to Dead Beat

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, mind game, serial killer, danger and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Horror and Crime genres. Some movies like Dead Beat: Games (1967), The Barber (2014), True True Lie (2006), Son of Sam (2008), The Collector (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Games (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A mysterious woman (Simone Signoret) in black moves in with married Manhattan thrill-seekers (James Caan, Katharine Ross) and helps one trick the other.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: mind game, graphic violence, murder, infidelity, cons and scams, couples, manipulation, manipulations, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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95%
 5.9
 2K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, deadly, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, barbershop, undercover, car wash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.5
 349
True True Lie (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After 12 years in an asylum, as she is reunited with friends and family, Dana begins to realize the events that led to her stay there may not have been imaginary.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: murder, mind game, woman in danger, haunted by the past, mental illness, teenage life, youth, deadly, mentally unstable, crimes, best friends, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 415
Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, based on true events
Plot: murder, law enforcement, danger, investigation, police investigation, crimes, psychopath, serial killer, deadly, rivalry, mind game, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.0
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The Collector (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Une policière, Maud Graham, suit un tueur en série qui agresse des femmes. En même temps, elle héberge un jeune prostitué et un fugueur de 12 ans. L'action se déroule dans la ville et capitale de la province du même nom, Québec.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, kidnapping, mind game, police detective, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, pedophilia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Absence of the Good (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes' home life is beginning to crumble in the wake of his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: serial killer, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, psychopath, family problems, riddles and clues, addiction, crimes, investigation, golden years, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 4.1
 413
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, deadly, crimes, danger, crime, parents and children, dishonesty, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, danger, obsession, survival, crimes, rescue, mind game, slasher, deadly, psychopath, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, michigan, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 3.7
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The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, deadly, dealing with death, crime, crimes, religions or cults, investigation, mystery, danger, murder, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 4.2
 1K
Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, obsession, serial killer, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.2
 1K
Liars All (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On New Year's eve in London, a provocative game spins out of control and ends in murder, the true killer elusive amidst conflicting testimony and hidden motives.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, youth, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, deadly, truth or dare, danger, sex scene, graphic violence, drugs/alcohol, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Relentless IV: Ashes to Ashes (1994)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Sam Dietz is back and must find and stop another serial killer before he kills again. Detective work for Dietz is tough having to juggle two gorgeous women - one his partner, and the other his shrink, who holds the key to the case.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: serial killer, crimes, danger, police investigation, psychopath, police detective, curses spells and rituals, riddles and clues, who done it, track down, teenage life, graphic violence ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 3.1
 222
Fashion Victim (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Andrew Cunanan started his murderous spree in Minnesota, continued through Chicago, and despite being the subject of an intense manhunt, was able to kill fashion great Gianni Versace, in Miami, before killing himself.
Style: sincere, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, fbi, fashion designer, manhunt, crimes, on the run, violence spree, deadly, murder, gay interest, killing spree, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, danger, crime gone awry, rivalry, deadly, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, crimes, dishonesty, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.5
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Tempted (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wealthy man married to a beautiful younger woman puts her fidelity to the test.
Style: sexy, realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, betrayal, obsession, crimes, manipulations, dishonesty, mind game, rivalry, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 ⇓
58%
 6.7
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The Sadist (1963)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, sadism, murder, car trouble, junkyard, teacher, runaway, snake, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 60s
Place: california, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.0
 2K
Postmortem (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, deadly, profiler, manhunt, mind game, crimes, police detective, law enforcement, writer's life, psychopath, american abroad ...
Time: 90s
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulations, dedicated lawyer, dishonesty, legal, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Hider in the House (1989)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A deranged man hides in the attic of a new house and becomes obsessed with the unsuspecting family that moves in.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, attic, crimes, woman in danger, obsession, dangerous attraction, who done it, mental illness, voyeurism, family life, mentally unstable, deadly ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Twist of Fate (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A beautiful attorney's hunt for a serial killer is frustrated by his accomplice's twisted scheme to keep the killer free at all costs
Style: psychological, rough, twists and turns, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: serial killer, law enforcement, deadly, legal, dishonesty, legal investigation, stalking, courtroom drama, destiny, dangerous attraction, danger, twins ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Intimate Stranger (1991)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A policeman (James Russo) guards a barroom singer (Deborah Harry) whose phone-sex sideline has put a killer (Tim Thomerson) on her trail.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: phone sex, prostitute, murder, psychopath, mind game, danger, stalking, chases and races, rivalry, police investigation, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, dishonesty, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Video X: The Dwayne and Darla-Jean Story (2007)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: This shocking video presents the actual home video footage shot by Kentucky killers Dwayne Foote and Darla-Jean Stanton as they embark on a deadly rampage. Watch in awe as the heartless lovers stumble into a situation that triggers one of the most ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, exciting
Plot: murder, found footage, murderous pair, lovers on the run, love affair, dishonesty, crimes, chases and races, cons and scams, couples, deadly, lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 775
Hangman (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Death by noose. A nasty way to die if you're not dropped from a length, but instead just had the support kicked from beneath you. A series of murders like this is taking place, linked to a net-based game of 'Hangman', the words of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, mind bending, atmospheric ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, police detective, psychopath, mysterious character, mind game, serial killer, false accusation, track down, dangerous attraction, deadly, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 3.1
 488
Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A film based on the true story of Ed Kemper, a serial killer who murdered ten in Santa Cruz, CA during the late sixties and early seventies.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary
Plot: violence spree, serial killer, murder, investigation, police detective, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, danger, slasher, woman in danger, stalking ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.0
 318
The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: neo noir, rivalry, intrigue, best friends, betrayal, murder, vengeance, gambling, dishonesty, ambition, crimes, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 3K
Dead Tone (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: As another semester draws to a close at the University of Dreyskill, a simple game dreamt to help students avoid studying becomes a bloody battle for survival in this stalk-and-slash frightener from filmmaking duo Brian Hooks and Deon Taylor.
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending, realistic ...
Plot: slasher, serial killer, crimes, psychopath, rivalry, deadly, youth, mind game, survival, gory, investigation, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: colorado, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
No One Can Hear You (2001)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Families are dying and reporter Trish (Kelly McGillis) finds herself reporting on a serial killing spree. After her daughter Lisa's (Kate Elliott) best friends are killed, she fears that her family may be on the killers list. Sheriff Webster ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, investigation, mind game, serial killer, teenage life, family life, law enforcement, crimes, danger, deadly, murder, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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After Image (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, obsession, danger, mind game, who done it, disability, couples, crimes, deadly, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%