Movies like Dead in the Water

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Dead in the Water (2002)
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Dead in the Water (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young, rich, and randy Gloria (Dominique Swain) takes the family motorboat for some fun in the sun off the coast of Brazil. Along with her are her longtime boyfriend Danny (Scott Bairstow), his best friend Jeff (Henry Thomas), and the son of an important and infinitely influential client, Marcos (Sebastian DeVicente). It probably wasn't a good idea to take three gorgeous men the same age out on a boat with a bikini-clad beauty who lately has been questioning her relationship with her main squeeze, but it gets even worse than expected. There's tragedy, betrayal, and more tragedy as the faulty value systems of the wealthy brats spin out of control.
Style: serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: ocean, murder, boat, violence, survival, friendship, forbidden love, danger, couples, dishonesty, deadly, friends, island, couple relations, love and romance, boyfriend, crimes, explosion, bikini, betrayal, ocean or sea, rich, suicide attempt, swimming, yacht ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america

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Most similar movies to Dead in the Water

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, danger, dishonesty, crime and couples mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Dead in the Water: Paris Countdown (2013), Final Cut (1998), Assassins Tale (2013), Rushlights (2013), The Box (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Paris Countdown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to repay their debts, Milan and Victor, best friends and co-owners of a Paris nightclub, are lured into a drug deal that goes bad. Tortured by police, they negotiate their freedom against an overwhelming testimony that condemns their ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, psychopath, survival, race against time, friendship, betrayal, danger, on the run, murder, chase, police ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, mexico, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
77%
 4.2
 842
Assassins Tale (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three assassins deal with life, love, addiction and trust as each tries to find the answers to a better life. Together, they prove to be the most trustworthy in this tangled web of murder, greed, friendship and betrayal.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, crimes, deadly, destiny, dishonesty, betrayal, murder, danger, violence, heroes, low lives, lone wolves ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 5.9
 2K
Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: serious, tense, captivating, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, neo noir, murder, couples, crime gone awry, betrayal, deadly, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 4.7
 443
The Box (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A disgraced former LAPD detective leads a home invasion in search of millions in stolen money. The plan goes awry and homicide detectives seeking answers interrogate the only survivors; a thief and a victim.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, heist, police investigation, mind game, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, betrayal, law enforcement, rivalry, danger, deadly, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 3.4
 596
N-Secure (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: N-Secure is a no holds-barred thrilling drama mixed with murder, mayhem and manipulation among affluent professionals. This film sheds light on a man's downfall from the pinnacles of success into the depths of his damaged character. His ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: betrayal, murder, infidelity, breakup, crimes, danger, couples, rivalry, couple relations, obsession, jealousy, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 3.8
 628
The Contractor (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Elizabeth Chase is busy remodeling her new home with her lawyer husband, Paul and daughter, McKenzie. To make sure it's finished before a charity event they're hosting, the couple hire a contractor, Javier, to help. However Elizabeth ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: family in danger, obsession, psychopath, stalking, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, vengeance, strong female presence, graphic violence, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, danger, deadly, psychopath, husband wife relationship, crime, investigation, death, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 845
Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, disorder, graphic violence, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Four Dogs Playing Poker (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: With the help of their mentor Felix, a group of the best friends and first-time thieves steal a valuable statuette for a ruthless black market art dealer. After the amateurs botch the delivery of the objet d'art, the dealer kills Felix and ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, friends, crime gone awry, betrayal, heist, black market, crimes, disorder, dishonesty, partners, deadly, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, california, latin america, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Fjällbacka Murders: In the Eye of the Beholder (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Erica's sister Anna is visiting at the same time as the TV program "Antiques cubed" is in town to record at the castle in Fjällbacka. When Anna runs into the TV host for the show, Claes Wager, sparks quickly evolve into a flirt ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, crimes, love affair, deadly, family relations, danger, couples, strong female presence, siblings relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, armored car, murder, heist, betrayal, crimes, crime, neo-noir, going straight, couples, wedding, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, woman in danger, mind game, deadly, betrayal, obsession, dangerous attraction, couples, serial killer, legal ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 2K
Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, mind game, deadly, couples, manipulation, dangerous attraction, alcohol abuse, dishonesty ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.5
 967
American Crime (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young smalltown reporter, Jessie St. Claire, begins investigating a killer stalking his victims making video tapes. This might just be the career opportunity, which she has hoped for. When she herself becomes a target and suddenly disappears, the ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: murder, crimes, investigation, stalking, deadly, mind game, crime, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, uncover truth, journalism ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Four Stories of St. Julian (2010)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set entirely in one location, the film follows four strangers who become trapped in the elevator of St. Julian-a decrepit, inner-city building. An assassin, a religious zealot, a mother, and a thief...just moments after being confined, it becomes ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, realistic
Plot: confined, redemption, isolation, rivalry, mind game, crimes, race against time, danger, religions or cults, murder, elevator, panic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.1
 557
I Against I (2012)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Focusing on the timeless themes of jealousy, murder and betrayal, 'I Against I' is set over one night and utilises different time lines to reveal a dark and unexpected conclusion to a simple mystery premise. The main protagonists, opposite ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, tense ...
Plot: crimes, gangsters, deadly, betrayal, survival, rivalry, danger, trapped, murder, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Let the Devil Wear Black (1999)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man comes face-to-face with personal treachery after suspecting that his father may have been murdered.
Style: psychological, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, serious
Plot: murder, betrayal, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, couples, family relations, parents and children, deadly, dealing with death, college, neo noir ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
46%
Buried Alive II (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A woman inherits a fortune, causing her husband and his lover to plot her demise by poisoning her. The only trouble is it only places her in a deep coma that resembles death. When an accident occurs in the embalmer's office he doesn't ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, betrayal, deadly, rivalry, crimes, vengeance, murder, infidelity, love triangle, crime, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
45%
 1.8
 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 ⇓
43%
Ten 'til Noon (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Between 11:50 and 12:00 noon, a crime is commited. In the same ten minute period, we follow the lives of the ten people, all connected to this crime. As we see each person's point of view, we are propelled closer and closer to the truth of what ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, vengeance, crime gone awry, couples, disorder, dishonesty, betrayal, danger, rivalry, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
 4.4
 628
Spider's Web (2002)
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A wily businessman plots with a sultry executive to swindle $40 million from his father. But who is conning who?
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, erotic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, infidelity, dangerous attraction, disorder, couples, criminal heroes, crimes, crime, danger, fall in love, embezzlement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Twisted Sisters (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Twisted Sisters is a dark thriller dealing with the personal struggle between two twins. Jennifer was given everything a girl could wish for, Norah learned to survive on nothing. Now it is time for the tables to turn. Locating, stalking and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: twins, murder, pregnancy, rivalry, crimes, deadly, danger, amateur detective, stalking, family relations, couples, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hamburg germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 431
Surveillance (2006)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of an security guard whose spotless record at crime prevention marks the horrifying reality of deception, blackmail and murder.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, captivating, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, danger, psychopath, murder, manipulation, dishonesty, rivalry, mystery, security guard, police, obsession, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Blindfold: Acts of Obsession (1994)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A therapist turns an unhappy wife on to a deadly fantasy game with her husband.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, erotic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bondage, danger, serial killer, deadly, crimes, sexual relations, obsession, woman in danger, couple relations, strong sexual content, policewoman, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Train: Some Lines Should Never Be Crossed... (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Vishal Dixit leads an ordinary life with his wife and daughter but his once idyllic marriage is crumbling. When he meets a beautiful married woman en route to work on the train, it sparks a torrid adulterous affair. Vishal soon finds that an ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, realistic, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, couples, family problems, love and romance, couple relations, crimes, dangerous attraction, disorder, dishonesty, danger, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young, beautiful wife cheating on her rich, older husband amidst the neon lights of Las Vegas. Four men hired to do a job, but there is a traitor in their midst. Adultery, betrayal, kidnapping and murder lead to the ultimate double cross and no ...
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, gambling, woman in danger, tough heroes, law enforcement, dishonesty, gangsters, confined, betrayal, danger, crimes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.7
 419
Layover (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An airport affair of a business man turns into a nightmare when it turns out that the woman is married to a dangerous jewelry dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, danger, femme fatale, dishonesty, love affair, frame up, murder, airport, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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