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
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, desert, youth, murder, love and romance, elevator, best friends, couples, teenage life, rivalry, who done it, manipulation, mind game, good versus evil, coming of age, ego clash, murderous pair, lovers on the run, teenager, criminal, runaway, outcast, cult, teenage boy ...
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, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about deadly, murder, 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), Absence of the Good (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Games (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: suspense, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: mind game, game, cons and scams, infidelity, murder, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, rivalry, couples, graphic violence, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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95%
 5.8
 3K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: serial killer, mind game, obsession, murder, crimes, small town, investigation, hairdresser, empire, monster, buried alive, barbershop ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 4.5
 378
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, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, woman in danger, mind game, mental illness, teenage life, supernatural, crimes, best friends, mentally unstable, youth, doctors and patients ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 1.8
 462
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: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, slasher ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, murder, investigation, police investigation, law enforcement, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, murderer, satanism ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, dealing with death, crimes, life is a bitch, rivalry, protagonist as suspect, mind game, golden years, investigation, law enforcement, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.0
 451
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, parents and children, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, cons and scams, blackmail, serial killer, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.0
 618
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, police detective, mind game, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 3.8
 426
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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: suspense, scary, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, investigation, law enforcement, murder, crimes, dealing with death, mystery, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, empire, who done it ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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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: scary, serious, realistic, slasher, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, survival, crimes, mind game, rescue, woman in danger, isolation, psychopath, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, michigan, usa, california
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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: serial killer, police investigation, one night stand, rivalry, murder, stalking, psychopath, mind game, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, obsession, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: youth, murder, new year's eve, crimes, mind game, sex scene, truth or dare, wild party, homicide detective, drunkenness, graphic violence, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 3.8
 366
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, tense, serious, suspenseful, erotic ...
Plot: psychopath, murder, serial killer, obsession, family relations, mystery, crimes, youth, mind game, parents and children, teenage life, woman seduces a man ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 3.1
 273
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: captivating, serious, suspenseful, sincere, realistic
Plot: serial killer, fashion designer, fbi, manhunt, lgbt, on the run, crimes, violence spree, murder, gay interest, killing spree, fashion ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: slasher, realistic, serious, mind bending, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, stalking, partners against crime, crimes, mind game, reluctant partners, track down, lone wolves, partners, hotshot hero, law enforcement, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.5
 1K
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: realistic, tense, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, betrayal, dangerous attraction, female nudity, breast suckling, mind game, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, vengeance, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, dishonesty, murderous pair, crimes, crime gone awry, rivalry, kidnapping, cons and scams, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), money, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.0
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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: tense, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, psychopath, manhunt, profiler, law enforcement, crimes, mind game, writer's life, murder suspect, american abroad ...
Time: 90s
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, serious, suspenseful, psychological, neo noir
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, love and romance, legal investigation, manipulation, courtroom drama, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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 5.2
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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: erotic, serious, realistic, slasher, mind bending ...
Plot: lawyer, making love, sex scene, serial killer, legal investigation, stalking, mind game, special agents, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 3.0
 577
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: realistic, serious, slasher, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, violence spree, murder, investigation, police detective, law enforcement, woman in danger, stalking, rivalry, police investigation, who done it ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
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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: mind bending, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crimes, police investigation, mysterious character, mind game, psychopath, police detective, mystery, track down, false accusation, dangerous attraction, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 3.6
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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, realistic, serious, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, investigation, psychopath, mystery, who done it, life is a bitch, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: neo noir, erotic, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: phone sex, prostitute, making love, sex scene, murder, crimes, stalking, track down, law enforcement, police investigation, rivalry, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, exciting
Plot: found footage, murder, murderous pair, lovers on the run, love affair, lovers, couples, crimes, dishonesty, cons and scams, heist, robbery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kentucky
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.0
 452
Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, exploitation, woman with a gun, chase, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, police investigation, manhunt, law enforcement, car chase, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.8
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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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, photographer, obsession, disability, couples, crimes, mind game, who done it, track down, mute or deaf, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: serious, suspenseful, rough, slasher, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, investigation, mind game, teenage life, family life, murder, law enforcement, crimes, journalism, home invasion, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.5
 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: slasher, serious, scary, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, crimes, psychopath, mind game, rivalry, youth, survival, murder, investigation, death, university, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 3.9
 819
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: serious, tense, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: crimes, lesbian sex, island, mind game, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, mysterious character, stalking, isolation, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Devil's Dominoes (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On their way to a weekend hunting trip in the Ozarks, four friends get in to a car accident, killing the driver of the other car...
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, gangsters, rivalry, partners, dishonesty, murder, car accident, mafia, devil, danger, deadly
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%