Movies like The Deep End

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The Deep End (2001)
 6.5
 12K
The Deep End (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their rural lakeside home. What would you do? What is rational and what do you do to protect your child? How far do you go and when do you stop?
Style: neo noir, tense, suspenseful, suspense, emotional, psychological, intense, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: gay, murder, twists and turns, crimes, gay teenager, life is a bitch, conspiracy, tragedy, murder mystery, mother son relationship, police investigation, wound, plot twist, fight, friendship, life & death, crime gone awry, character study, debt, lgbt, graphic violence, woman in danger, death, blackmail, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Deep End

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, interesting, serious and talky films with plots about dialogue, murder, twists and turns, corruption, crimes, storytelling and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Deep End: Hollywoodland (2006), Insomnia (2002), Cassandra's Dream (2007), Cutter's Way (1981), Night Moves (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
 35K
Hollywoodland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a ...
Style: neo noir, intense, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, murder, hollywood, mystery, fame, uncover truth, cover up, starlet, dishonesty, actor's life, crimes, showbiz ...
Time: 50s, year 1959, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
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100%
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Style: suspense, disturbing, bleak, realistic, neo noir ...
Plot: robbery, dysfunctional family, heist, blackmail, crime gone awry, greed, crimes, adultery, murder, divorce, character study, debt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, rio de janeiro, brazil, manhattan new york city
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100%
 7.2
 297K
Insomnia (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.
Style: neo noir, dark, atmospheric, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, small town, police corruption, investigation, investigator, police, guilt, murderer, snow, insomnia, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: alaska, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Cassandra's Dream (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go bad and the two become enemies.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, crimes, twists and turns, redemption, debt, investigation, loser, siblings relations, moral dilemma, gangsters, gambling, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 6.8
 7K
Cutter's Way (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: murder, revenge, murder mystery, investigation, twists and turns, false accusation, veteran, alcohol abuse, crimes, dishonesty, vietnam war, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, vietnam, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.1
 16K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: neo noir, cynical, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, missing person, crimes, infidelity, mystery, crime gone awry, complex characters, loneliness, manipulation, espionage ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.3
 7K
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: neo noir, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, crimes, twists and turns, sex scene, dishonesty, interrogation, fall in love, romance, betrayal, plot twist, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.2
 167K
Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, cerebral, serious ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, business, guilt, character study, murder, conspiracy, crimes, law firm, mental illness, divorce, twists and turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, california, wisconsin, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, neo noir ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, mystery, amnesia, corpse, twists and turns, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, crimes, partners, unlikely partners, ex cop ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.9
 457K
Mystic River (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.
Style: psychological, twist ending, suspense, emotional, tense ...
Plot: mystery, vengeance, loss of child, sexual abuse, murder, police investigation, childhood, child abuse, investigation, death in the family, tragic event, vigilantism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 60s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mulholland Falls (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Los Angeles, a special crime squad of the LAPD investigates the murder of a young woman.
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, murder, crimes, investigation, police, mystery, police investigation, gangsters, conspiracy, revenge, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.6
 19K
Ripley's Game (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: serial killer, gangsters, crimes, greed, vengeance, murder, human nature, redemption, dishonesty, cons and scams, intrigue, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, berlin germany, milan italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: disturbing, tense, enigmatic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, mystery, disappearance, crimes, overbearing parent, divorce, twists and turns, investigation, dysfunctional marriage, mentally unstable, justice, obsession ...
Time: 80s, future, year 2000, 20th century, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, new jersey, california, usa, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, clever, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, missing person, murder, african american, racism, political corruption, mystery, jazz club, home invasion, private investigator, violence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1948
Place: los angeles, texas, california, usa, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.4
 22K
The Yards (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he finds his aunt married to Frank Olchin, one of the big ...
Style: bleak, tense, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: gangsters, betrayal, political corruption, corruption, murder, crimes, whistleblower, character study, police corruption, false accusation, injustice, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 2000s
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
American Gigolo (1980)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, suspenseful, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, gigolo, pimp, prostitution, frame up, infidelity, prostitute, character study, redemption, sex scene, crimes, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california, palm springs california, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 7K
Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, kidnapping, crimes, insanity, twists and turns, loneliness, mental illness, ransom, character study, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, anger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, england, europe, san diego california, tijuana mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.5
 7K
Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: surprise ending, suspense, psychological, suspenseful, talky ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, twists and turns, investigation, guilt, mind game, law enforcement, brutality, prostitute, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: psychological, suspense, cerebral, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, serial killer, manipulation, murder, sociopath, murder mystery, psychopath, gay, envy, secret identity, jealousy, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, mediterranean sea, europe, palermo italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A career officer and his wife work with a police detective to uncover the truth behind their son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
Style: suspense, tense, heartbreaking, touching, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, army, guilt, military, army investigation, war crime, war, crimes, murder investigation, character study, cover up, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2004
Place: iraq, new mexico, tennessee, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: suspense, clever, psychological, tense, talky ...
Plot: betrayal, crime gone awry, murder, mystery, police investigation, crimes, twists and turns, character study, redemption, obsession, unlikely criminals, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Reservation Road (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two fathers' lives intersect when one of them is involved in a terrible and sudden hit-and-run car accident that leaves the other's son dead. In response, the two men (Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo) react in unexpected ways as a ...
Style: psychological, tense, intense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: redemption, investigation, obsession, dysfunctional family, loss of child, family, lawyer, character study, family problems, losing-it hero, parents and children, cover up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: neo noir, sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: betrayal, adultery, crimes, infidelity, romance, femme fatale, sex, obsession, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), love affair, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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The Night Listener (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, melancholic, enigmatic ...
Plot: radio, mystery, gay, listener, adaptation, mental illness, aids, mysterious character, amateur detective, twists and turns, lgbt, winter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 65K
Mother (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mother lives quietly with her twenty-eight-year-old son, Do-joon, providing herbs and acupuncture to neighbors. One day, a girl is brutally murdered, and Do-joon is charged with the killing. Now, it's his mother's call whether to prove ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, psychological, intense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, twists and turns, revenge, family relations, parents and children, determination, uncover truth, amateur detective, mentally challenged, mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002
Place: south korea, korea, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 17K
Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: surprise ending, suspenseful, tense, sexy, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, blindness, obsession, murder, police investigation, small town, crimes, killer, nudity (full frontal - brief), blind character, surveillance, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, los angeles, berlin germany, usa, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, child abuse, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, mystery, murder, maid, sexual abuse, small town, women, strong female lead, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 736
Killer (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: This lyrical, modern-day film noir finds cynical hit man Mick (Anthony LaPaglia) tiring of his job and asking his boss, mob kingpin George (Peter Boyle), for time off. George gives him the assignment of his life, however, prompting Mick's ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: hitman, gangsters, obsession, assassination, femme fatale, redemption, love, nudity (full frontal - brief), violent, visceral, violence, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Will Graham, a former London crime boss who has left his former life to live as a recluse in the forest. Haunted by the blood of those he has murdered, Will wishes never to return. But when his brother commits suicide, following a sexual assault at ...
Style: neo noir, atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crimes, violence, suicide, dark hero, justice, character study, moral ambiguity, life is a bitch, revenge, investigation, brothers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, stylized, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, police investigation, obsession, murder, police corruption, mystery, crimes, lesbian, love triangle, gangsters, greed ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, post world war two, year 1946
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%