Movies like The Owls

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The Owls (2010)
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The Owls (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: Two middle-aged, lesbian couples accidentally kill a younger lesbian and hide the body, without reporting it to the authorities. Their guilt and long-kept, dark secret comes back to haunt them, as an unexpected stranger shows up in their lives, bringing tension and discord. Little do they know that this mysterious stranger has a plan which includes all four of them.
Style: neo noir, tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, queer cinema
Plot: murder, vengeance, danger, rivalry, mysterious character, crimes, couple relations, haunted by the past, couples, gender, deadly, missing person, conspiracy, female director, disposing of a dead body, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, woman in danger, pregnancy, female nudity, masturbation, jealousy, alcohol abuse, tattoo, swimming pool ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to The Owls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, crime, danger, dishonesty and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Owls: N-Secure (2010), .45 (2006), One on One (2014), Beautiful & Twisted (2015), The Ministers (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.6
 8K
.45 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kate and her brutish boyfriend Big Al sell handguns on the streets of New York. She's smart, stylish, and self-confident, but all that leaves her when Al, in a jealous and self-indulgent rage, beats her. Three friends encourage her recovery: ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, femme fatale, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, couples, vengeance, obsession, rivalry, curses spells and rituals, passion, emotional manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 5.7
 896
One on One (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On May 9th, a female high school student was brutally murdered. There are 7 suspects and 7 shadows that terrorize them. Who are they and which one of them is you?
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: murder, crimes, danger, vigilantism, rivalry, vengeance, terrorist group, investigation, high school student, suspect, group of friends, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, crimes, couples, danger, deadly, psychopath, husband wife relationship, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, vengeance, danger, rivalry, profanity, law enforcement, deadly, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, strong violent content, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Killing Words (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A mild-mannered psychopath plays mind-games with a woman he has tied to a chair in his basement.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: mind game, psychopath, murder, serial killer, woman in danger, vengeance, haunted by the past, deadly, abduction, monologue, video tape, word game ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, crime gone awry, vengeance, disorder, couples, dishonesty, rivalry, betrayal, deadly, danger, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.2
 642
Fatal Desire (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fatal desire tells the story of the first Internet-related murder in the United States. Sharee Miller is a 27-year-old fiancee, when interviewing with Jerry Cassaday in an Internet chat room. Soon they are in the real life begin a passionate affair. ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense, sexy ...
Plot: parents and children, gangsters, pregnancy, love and romance, computers and web, crime, crimes, dishonesty, domestic disturbance, teenage life, child, casino ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 5.0
 108
Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, police investigation, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Demons from Her Past (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A woman returns to her hometown searching for answers after she's released from prison, having served a 25-year sentence for a crime she didn't commit.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, crimes, mystery, righting the wronged, rivalry, homecoming, injustice, frame up, abduction, cover up, wrongful conviction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Cries in the Dark (2006)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Detective Carrie Macklin and her little sister Elle had always been the closest of friends. But when Elle goes missing after a run-in with a relocated sex offender, it is up to Carrie to find her little sister...who is nine months pregnant. Carrie ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: murder, police investigation, deadly, law enforcement, missing person, sex maniac, missing child, track down, woman in danger, dishonesty, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.7
 423
The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: haunted by the past, vengeance, investigation, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 3.9
 294
Fatal Secrets (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: "BALANCING THE BOOKS" is a character-driven suspense drama about an attractive woman who enlists the help of her two best friends to confront a traumatic experience she can no longer deny. Julia, divorced and successfully self-employed, ...
Style: psychological, suspense, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: danger, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, secret, couple relations, uncover truth, maniac, murder, graphic violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.5
 1K
The Caller (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jimmy Stevens, a senior VP at an international energy firm, blows the whistle on his company's deadly and corrupt practices in Latin America. Knowing he will be assassinated for his betrayal, he places an anonymous call securing the services of ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Plot: private detective, murder, whistleblower, uncover truth, mysterious character, investigation, survival, amateur detective, danger, dishonesty, deadly, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, year 2008
Place: france, new york, europe, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, infidelity, couples, family problems, couple relations, crimes, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.8
 8K
Lila & Eve (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, vengeance, track down, crimes, dishonesty, hidden identity, deadly, graphic violence, organized crime, female protagonist, female bonding, witness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Wolves in the Snow (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Wolves in the Snow begins with the news that Antoine has been cuckolding Lucie for years. A violent marital argument ensues resulting in Antoine's death. After lying about Antoine's whereabouts, Lucie discovers his secret life of ...
Style: tense, rough, suspenseful, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: gangsters, murder, criminal's revenge, mystery, rivalry, crimes, danger, rescue, dishonesty, couples, vengeance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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To Kill a Man (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: How far will you go to protect your family? Jorge is a peaceful hard-working man who seeks a simple, quiet life for himself and his family. One day, he is mugged and humiliated by a gang of thugs led by Kalule, a delinquent from his neighborhood. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: revenge, family in danger, couple relations, danger, deadly, crimes, rivalry, couples, vigilante, murder, police, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, husband murders wife, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
A Private Affair (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Divorced private detective Francois Maneri is assigned by his agency to investigate the disappearance of Rachel, a young student who has been missing for six months. After interviewing Rachel's family, friends and classmates, Francois is ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dishonesty, obsession, mystery, deadly, crimes, murder, search, private detective, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
All Around the Town (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman, seemingly good but still psychologically disturbed from being kidnapped as a little girl, becomes the obvious suspect in a murder.
Style: suspenseful, tense, enigmatic, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: split personality, murder, kidnapping, mystery, legal investigation, mental illness, memory loss, missing child, vengeance, who done it, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Awakened (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Samantha believes that her father murdered her mother. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: supernatural, uncover truth, investigation, murder, haunted by the past, crimes, mystery, parents and children, small town, small town life, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 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: neo noir, serious, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, murder, couples, crime gone awry, betrayal, deadly, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, mistaken identity, uncover truth, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, mystery, crimes, dishonesty, riddles and clues, murder, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Malice Aforethought (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is married to a particularly overbearing woman who reminds him at every turn that he is living in her house. But the good doctor has outside interests to help him cope.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mystery, investigation, mysterious character, mind game, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, serial killer, obsession, couple relations, dangerous attraction, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.1
 227
Knockdown (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Six years ago Jack "The Ripper" Stemmons, an American boxer had his career destroyed by a St. Louis bookie. After Jack seeks revenge he is forced into hiding. Jack disappears half way around the world in Thailand. There he falls victim to ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: haunted by the past, crimes, mysterious character, boxer, past, starting over, rivalry, danger, sexual content, bookies, fixed match, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Gone but Not Forgotten (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An Oregon woman vanishes. In her wake remains a single black rose & a note reading gone but not forgotten. Now a man stands accused: a private eye has gone missing: a detective knows more than she lets on: & a tough female attorney has ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: serial killer, mind game, deadly, rivalry, psychopath, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, who done it, investigation, private detective, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 5K
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: tense, captivating, serious, neo noir, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, false accusation, alcohol abuse, veteran, dishonesty, crimes, murder mystery, investigation, revenge, prostitute, arson, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s
Place: vietnam, california, asia, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 8K
Knight Moves (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, disturbing, scary ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, murder, investigation, crimes, police investigation, psychopath, haunted by the past, manipulation, protagonist as suspect, mystery, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%