Movies like Gone in the Night

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Gone in the Night (1996)
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Gone in the Night (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 190 min.
Story: A couple is unjustly accused of the murder of their daughter. Based on a true story and book of the same title.
Plot: court, kidnapping, trial, parent child relationship, private investigator, murder, daughter, false accusation, child murder, husband wife relationship, news reporter, intruder
Time: 80s
Place: illinois

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Most similar movies to Gone in the Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and rough films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, kidnapping, husband wife relationship, dishonesty and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Gone in the Night: Innocent Victims (1996), Before He Wakes (1998), Dusk (2015), Deadly Intentions (1985), Murder of Innocence (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Innocent Victims (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: Army Sergeant Tim Hennis is wrongly convicted of killing the wife and children of an Air Force captain. Based on a true story.
Plot: u.s. air force, sergeant, captain, u.s. army, mother daughter relationship, murder, court, trial, investigation, child murder, testimony, multiple murder ...
Time: 80s
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100%
Before He Wakes (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Initially cleared of "accidentally" killing her husband, an idyllic wife and mother comes under suspicion when police learn that her first husband also perished under similar circumstances. As the investigation unfolds, it becomes clear ...
Plot: murder, black widow, true crime, high school basketball, life insurance, widow, family relations, basketball coach, court, deception, greed, trial ...
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43%
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Dusk (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: John Whitmore wakes to find his wife, Anne, has disappeared from their bed overnight and a recorded ransom message now remains in her place.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, alzheimer's disease, marriage, blackmail, cabin, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, husband and wife, kidnapper, amnesia, husband wife relationship, father son relationship ...
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39%
Deadly Intentions (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: Katherine married Dr. Charles Raynor. She later discovers that Raynor is a sadist who torments her physically and mentally. She divorces him and take their child away. He then decides to kill her but when his plot is discovered he is charged with ...
Plot: domineering mother, husband wife relationship, doctor, murder, overbearing mother, psychopath
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Hunt for the Unicorn Killer (1999)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: An account of early 1970s social activist Ira Einhorn, who allegedly murdered his girlfriend and then fled the country.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, chases and races, on the run, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, amateur detective, protagonist as suspect, fugitives, law enforcement, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, investigation ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Murder of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this shocking account based on a true story, newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. The young woman soon begins a terrifying descent into insanity and brings ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, crimes, crime, misfit, deadly, mentally unstable, murder, ice pick, suicide by gunshot, stabbing, shot to death ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Terror in the Shadows (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Five years ago, Christine went after the baby she gave up for adoption, claiming he'd been stolen, and wound up killing Alex Williams' wife and the baby the Williams' had adopted. Now, Alex has remarried to a woman with a young son ...
Plot: revenge, adoption, kidnapping, insanity
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The McMartin family's lives are turned upside down when they are accused of serious child molestation. The family run a school for infants. An unqualified child cruelty "expert" videotapes the children describing outrageous stories of ...
Style: bleak, clever, disturbing, talky, serious ...
Plot: school, sexual abuse, false accusation, courtroom, legal, courtroom drama, conspiracy, life is a bitch, fighting the system, crimes, society, rebellion ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Friends 'Til the End (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Heather and Suzanne were childhood friends, both singers, who have always been competing against each other. The insecure Suzanne, who usually lost all the competitions, grows emotionally disturbed and hyper-competitive and carrying a grudge against ...
Plot: sorority, stage fright, murder, deception, obsession, seduction, rock band, college life
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Third Degree Burn (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A down-and-out private eye (Treat Williams) gets too close to the wife (Virginia Madsen) of a rich man (Richard Masur) soon found dead.
Plot: private investigator, false accusation, frame up, adultery, murder, escape, private detective, femme fatale, ex cop, car trouble
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Where Are the Children? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Thriller about the kidnapping of two children and the investigation that follows, based on the book by Mary Higgins Clark.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending, psychological thriller
Plot: family relations, missing person, false accusation, kidnapping, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, rivalry, mystery, family problems, injustice ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Not Without My Daughter (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.
Style: tense, thought provoking, bleak, touching, factual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: islam, culture clash, confined, escape, life is a bitch, society, family problems, isolation, escape attempt, family in crisis, hopes, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, middle east, michigan, persia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Vengeance (1980)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Four hoodlums break into a jeweller's house and brutally murder him, his wife and daughter. On the run they kidnap Jenny, a Senator's grand daughter and her boyfriend, but discover that the two will not be taken easily. In the melee that ...
Plot: murder, sexual assault, attempted rape, kidnapping, death, murder of a nude woman, bound and gagged, tied to a chair, mass murder, rape, lifting up dress, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Sleeping with the Devil (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Professional nurse Rebecca Dubrovich is swept off her feet by charming millionaire Dick Strang, and the two begin a passionate romance. Only when it is too late does Rebecca discover that Strang has a very dark side...
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: marital abuse, paraplegic, abusive husband, saving a life, fear, despot, rehabilitation, love, beating, gym, nurse, woman in danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Calendar Girl, Cop, Killer? The Bambi Bembenek Story (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of attractive cop Laurencia Bembenek, who, in 1982, was sentenced to prison for killing her husband's ex-wife in Milwaukee, WI.
Style: factual
Plot: female killer, police, female police officer, model, murder, policewoman
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Mother Knows Best (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman urges her daughter to get married. And when her daughter does, she doesn't think that she made a good choice. So she goes out and hires a killer to kill her son-in-law.
Plot: murder, mother daughter relationship, marriage, hitman
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Without Evidence (1995)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, deadly, police detective, crime, life is a bitch, false accusation, police investigation, dishonesty, prison, uncover truth, law enforcement, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, rough, serious ...
Plot: assassination, murder, politics, moral dilemma, political conspiracy, kidnapping, political corruption, crimes, mission gone awry, dishonesty, frame up, conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Nuts (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is ...
Style: psychological, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, self defense, courtroom drama, court, prostitute, hearing, mental illness, crimes, call girl, life is a bitch, parents and children, wrongfully committed ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
In Broad Daylight (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to pay his sweets triggers off his persecution complex. As ...
Style: based on true events
Plot: assault, threat, trial, bullying, rifle, court, large family, vigilantism
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Too Good to Be True (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A self-entitled woman is determined to keep her new man to herself at all costs.
Plot: murder, sister, sociopath, jealousy, pregnancy, death, pregnant wife, sister sister relationship, miscarriage, pregnant woman, female sociopath, female psychopath ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Rampage (1987)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rampage delves into the subject of legal insanity, so often the default defense in modern-time gruesome crime trials. Alex McArthur plays an outwardly normal guy who goes on incredible killing and mutilating sprees until (and even after, when he ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: courtroom, capital punishment, death sentence, courtroom drama, shot to death, death in the family, who done it, murder, dealing with death, deadly, investigation, gory ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As procedure dictates, the police take each member of the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: false accusation, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, suspect, law enforcement, crimes, crime, fighting the system, courtroom drama, teenage life, injustice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Lady in Waiting (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A divorced cop investigating the sadistic murders of high-class prostitutes discovers that the prime suspect is his ex-wife's new boyfriend...
Plot: serial killer, strangulation, false accusation, dying during sex, female full frontal nudity, orgy, woman on top, sex scene, murder of a nude woman, ex husband ex wife relationship, femme fatale, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Armed and Innocent (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true story, an eleven year old boy left home alone, kills two intruders in self defense. He and his family then try to cope with the boy's anguish and the dead intruders' friends who want revenge.
Plot: child protagonist, boy, husband wife relationship, family relations, injury, deer hunting, dead deer, child uses gun, rifle, revenge, little boy, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Incident at Deception Ridge (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a double-crossing husband runs off with his wife's ransom money, her kidnappers come after him and the missing money. He leads them on a treacherous journey through the wilderness.
Plot: kidnapping, bus, bound and gagged, blindfold, blindness, asthma
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: cult film, tense, mind bending, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, beauty pageant, murder, stalking, crimes, confined, danger, psychopath, contests and competitions, rivalry, serial killer, small town ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Show of Force (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this thriller, television reporter Kate Ryan de Meléndez investigates the death of two radical Puerto Rican activists, whom she begins to believe may have been framed and murdered by undercover American agents.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, mystery, undercover, police corruption, crimes, media, amateur detective, legal, law enforcement, journalism, political conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Abducted (1986)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A mixed-up mountain boy kidnaps a pretty college student.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: kidnapping, father son relationship, hunting, wilderness, jogging, murder, attempted rape, abduction, dysfunctional family, shotgun, attempted escape, runner ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bad Influence (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael, a wimpy young executive, is about to get pulverized by a jealous boyfriend in a bar when a handsome, mysterious stranger steps in--and then disappears. Later that night, while jogging, Michael runs into the stranger on a pier. He introduces ...
Style: neo noir, psychological, suspenseful, clever, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, betrayal, friendship, psychopath, false accusation, frame up, boss, neo-noir, couples, dishonesty, mysterious character, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%