Movies like Dead Heart

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Dead Heart (1996)
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Dead Heart (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country:
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ray Lorkin, chief lawman in the tiny rural settlement of Wala Wala, Australia, fears that long-simmering tensions between the area's aborigine natives and white settlers are on the verge of erupting. When it's discovered that Kate, the white wife of local schoolteacher Les, has despoiled a sacred site by secretly meeting her aborigine lover, Tony, there, a shocking murder threatens to rip the small town apart.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: interracial relations, infidelity, murder, culture clash, aborigine, horny wife, prison, crimes, village, vengeance, desert, racism, injustice, life is a bitch, against the odds, track down, against the rules, village life, police corruption, danger, social differences, society, small town life, dishonesty, false accusation ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia

Most similar movies to Dead Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, dishonesty, deadly, life is a bitch, investigation and crime mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Dead Heart: Strange Fruit (2004), Deadline (2012), Jindabyne (2006), Strangerland (2015), Heaven's Prisoners (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Strange Fruit (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: New York attorney William Boyals has escaped the Louisiana bayou of his childhood, but he must return to investigate the death of a childhood friend who, like Boyals himself, was both black and gay.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: racism, police corruption, murder, small town, fighting the system, investigation, crimes, rebellion, dishonesty, life is a bitch, legal, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new york, southern usa
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95%
 4.7
 397
Deadline (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Deadline is the story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved, and unpunished for almost twenty years. That changes when Nashville Times reporter Matt Harper (Steve Talley) meets an ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, society, crimes, family relations, price of justice, injustice, interracial relations, life is a bitch, parents and children, redemption, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tennessee, usa, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.3
 6K
Jindabyne (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending ...
Plot: murder, fishing, police detective, countryside, serial killer, small town, investigation, crimes, couple relations, couples, law enforcement, weekend ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.2
 9K
Strangerland (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Newly arrived to a remote desert town, Catherine and Matthew are tormented by a suspicion when their two teenage children mysteriously vanish.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing child, australian outback, couple relations, family in crisis, troubled marriage, social relations, family problems, missing daughter, desert, haunted by the past, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crimes, crime, police investigation, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, danger, alcohol abuse, air disaster ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 5.8
 345
Sioux City (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young Lakota Sioux, adopted by a wealthy Jewish couple in Beverly Hills, gets in touch with his cultural roots and solves a mystery in this thriller
Style: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, native american, family relations, murder, adoption, house fire, adopted son, spirituality, death of mother, amulet, redemption, racism ...
Time: 90s
Place: beverly hills, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
One Night the Moon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, family relations, missing person, society, mystery, wilderness, missing child, husband wife relationship, search, search party, racism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 549
Cactus (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man is kidnapped from his city home in the quiet hours of the night and, the kidnapper, John Kelly, embarks on a journey into the Australian Outback towards the place where his hostage is due for delivery. As time and distance roll by, the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: on the road, wilderness, escapades, danger, hostages, unlikely criminals, hostage, nothing goes right, road trip, abduction, australian outback, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Brokedown Palace (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Best friends Alice and Darlene take a trip to Thailand after graduating high school. In Thailand, they meet a captivating Australian man, who calls himself Nick Parks. Darlene is particularly smitten with Nick and convinces Alice to take Nick up on ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, emotional, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: prison, weekend, friendship, false accusation, smuggling, escape attempt, injustice, heroin, drug dealing, prison life, coming of age, graduation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: thailand, hong kong, china, asia, southeast asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 1K
Backyard (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An astonishing fictional account of the unending series of murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, which began in 1996. Most of the victims are low-paid laborers who have been drawn to the town by the possibility of work at American-owned ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, serial killer, fighting crime, police investigation, incompetent police, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, danger, woman in danger, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Black and White (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, hotshot lawyer, racism, illiteracy, legal investigation, fighting the system, injustice, social differences, courtroom drama, false accusation, price of justice, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Alexandra's Project (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Steve is a man who has it all, a successful career, wonderful children, beautiful home and a loving wife. However, returning to his home after work on his birthday, he finds his house deserted and darkened with almost all the lightbulbs missing, all ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, infidelity, family relations, birthday, murder, mind game, deadly, family problems, family in crisis, dishonesty, mental illness, psychological torture ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, protagonist as suspect, mysterious character, investigation, husband murders wife, crimes, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Reckoning (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When a detective is called in to investigate the roadside execution of his partner, he discovers at the crime scene a data card from a video camera. The card contains footage shot by two runaway teenagers who are making a documentary about the drug ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, deadly, family problems, police investigation, partners against crime, life is a bitch, uncover truth, partners, danger, dishonesty, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Double Jeopardy (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: false accusation, faked death, prison, sailboat, betrayal, crime, crimes, vengeance, manipulation, manhunt, presumed dead, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, san francisco, southern usa, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, haunted by the past, investigation, suspect, disappearance, widow, mystery, crimes, couples, righting the wronged, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Sisterhood of Night (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When a teenage girl says she's the victim of a secret network called The Sisterhood of Night, a quiet suburban town becomes the backdrop for a modern-day Salem witch trial.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: small town, mystery, investigation, social relations, crimes, life is a bitch, teenage life, society, danger, dishonesty, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, infidelity, murder, paranoia, architect, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 883
Fault (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 151 min.
Story: The film starts with the murder of Priti (Divya Dutta), wife of Shekhar (Aftab Shivdasani), a well-known journalist. Inspector Lokhande (Ashutosh Rana) investigates the case and accuses Shekhar of the murder, saying he has enough evidences to arrest ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, melancholic ...
Plot: murder, fall in love, couple relations, law enforcement, deadly, false accusation, courtroom drama, bollywood, crimes, romance, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 6K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, investigation, crime, crimes, dishonesty, small town, nudity (full frontal - brief), frame up, self defense, interrogation, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Sister's Secret (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Katherine (Alexandra Paul) finds out her father's company is about to close the paper mill they own in her hometown in rural Pennsylvania, she comes up with a plan to save it. Needing the approval of the city council, she goes back and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: homecoming, murder, dishonesty, family relations, workplace, betrayal, deadly, parents and children, family business, vengeance, mother daughter relationship, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
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The Quarry (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: This thriller investigates the mysterious assassination of a gay pastor in rural South Africa. Without witnesses or explanations, the crime appears to the police and others as a jigsaw puzzle without enough pieces. The police then suspect and arrest ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: mistaken identity, interracial relations, small town, countryside, escape, gays and lesbians, criminal heroes, society, deadly, chases and races, graphic violence, small town life ...
Time: 90s, quarry
Place: south africa, africa, belgium, canada, holland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 468
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, crime, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, dangerous attraction, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, manipulations, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 2K
Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, investigation, greed, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, danger, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After sixteen years of marriage and four children, Betty Broderick's high-powered attorney husband decides to leave her for a younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. Hurt by his betrayal and feeling helpless against his legal ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime, battle of the sexes, couples, family problems, vengeance, suburban life, suburbs, infidelity, social decay, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: serious, suspenseful, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, who done it, dishonesty, investigation, legal investigation, frame up, false accusation, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 539
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: investigation, murder, insurance, crimes, mystery, crime, law enforcement, dishonesty, danger, deadly, police detective, hitman ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Against the Grain (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Pakistan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fatima, a committed schoolteacher living the cosmopolitan high life in Karachi, has her life shattered when her nanny, Nusrat, inexplicably disappears. Though her friends and family beg her not to disturb the status quo and confront the powerful ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, emotional, tense, realistic
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, society, missing person, danger, woman in danger, injustice, crimes, dishonesty, culture clash, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pakistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
White Man's Burden (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate factory, loving husband and father of two children. While ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, racism, eviction, unemployment, distopia, vengeance, social differences, factory, switching roles, social decay, interracial relations, hostage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sins of the Preacher (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After the apparent suicide of her daughter, a woman tries to prove that her son-in-law killed her.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, legal investigation, legal action, false accusation, mystery, protagonist as suspect, couple relations, dishonesty, legal, injustice, clergy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%