Movies like Heaven 1998

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Heaven (1998)
 6.5
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Heaven (1998)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A struggling architect, being sued for divorce by his wife and struggling with booze and gambling, finds work remodeling a friend's strip club, the Paradise. There he meets a transsexual stripper who is bothered by accurate, but extremely violent visions of future events. The increasingly violent visions start including the architect, who doesn't believe in the prophesy. One who does however is a psychiatrist who is seeing both the stripper and the architect and is sleeping with the ex-wife. He uses the prophecies for his own financial gain. Finally the scenes from the vision move into reality amidst many plot turns.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, complex, brutal, colourful, intense, interesting ...
Plot: betrayal, gambling, transsexual, stripper, architect, a vision, addiction, crimes, crime, murder, supernatural, investigation, obsession, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, family problems, dishonesty, custody, single parent, deadly, crumbling marriage, crime gone awry, estrangement, gang rape ...
Time: future
Place: australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and twists and turns films with plots about crimes, murder, crime, storytelling, dialogue, neo noir and twists & turns mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Heaven: The Underneath (1995), Shade (2003), Cold in July (2014), House of Games (1987), The Gambler (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, crime, crimes, neo-noir, femme fatale, couples, wedding, cons and scams ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.3
 12K
Shade (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Tiffany, Charlie and Vernon are con artists looking to up the ante from their typical scams. They figure a good way of doing this is taking down Dean "The Dean" Stevens, a well-known cardsharp, in a rigged game. However, they first need ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, betrayal, crimes, dishonesty, vengeance, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, criminal's revenge, cons and scams, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.8
 34K
Cold in July (2014)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, suspenseful, tense, bleak ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, violence, deadly, unlikely partners, home invasion, death ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.3
 21K
House of Games (1987)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.
Style: twists and turns, psychological, clever, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, gambling, cheating, psychiatrist, crimes, crime, betrayal, cons and scams, cards, love affair, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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The Gambler (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Literature professor Jim Bennett leads a secret life as a high-stakes gambler. Always a risk-taker, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster and offers his own life as collateral. Staying one step ahead, he pits his creditor against the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, addiction, crimes, gangsters, moral dilemma, human nature, casino, gambling debt, family relations, race against time, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california, nevada, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.3
 1K
Borderline (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, South Africa
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for the criminally insane at the local prison, is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, obsession, false accusation, murder, prison, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, ex husband ex wife relationship, family problems, police detective, mental illness, custody ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 3K
Incognito (1997)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Harry Donovan is an art forger who paints fake Rembrandt picture for $500,000. The girl he meets and gets into bed with in Paris, Marieke, turns out to be an arts expert Harry's clients are using to check the counterfeit picture he painted.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: forgery, betrayal, art, frame up, mystery, crimes, cons and scams, law enforcement, dishonesty, espionage, murder, forger ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, usa, europe, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.7
 4K
Criminal Law (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A rising young attorney successfully defends a man accused of murder, only to have the same type of murder then happen again. Right away the previously defended man hires the attorney again, and although the attorney is quite certain that he is the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, courtroom drama, chase, police investigation, crimes, crime, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, legal investigation, who done it ...
Time: 80s
Place: boston, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
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 31K
Pathology (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Medical student Ted Grey graduates at the top of his class and quickly joins an elite pathology program, whose top students invite him into their circle. There he uncovers a gruesome secret: They play a game in which one tries to commit the perfect, ...
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, medical school, psychopath, perfect crime, hospital, crimes, deadly, danger, doctors and patients, intern, forensics, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.3
 173K
Cape Fear (1991)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Sam Bowden is a small-town corporate attorney. Max Cady is a tattooed, cigar-smoking, bible-quoting, psychotic rapist. What do they have in common? Fourteen years ago, Sam was a public defender assigned to Max Cady's rape trial, and he made a ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: family in danger, rape, rapist, lawyer, fear, dangerous attraction, crime, violence, prison, serial killer, crimes, revenge ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.7
 445
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, criminal heroes, crime gone awry, mind game, police investigation, law enforcement, confined, master criminal, betrayal, crimes, survival ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.4
 58K
Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, dentist, chase, vengeance, attempted murder, espionage, intrigue, investigation, rivalry, trap, betrayal, german ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, france, manhattan new york city, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, cynical, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crimes, crime gone awry, manipulation, cons and scams, nothing goes right, manipulations, dishonesty, disorder, small town, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A divorced father discovers that his 12-year-old son's new stepfather is not what he made himself out to be.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, divorce, mystery, family relations, deadly, crimes, crime, parents and children, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: maryland, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jackie Cogan is an enforcer hired to restore order after three dumb guys rob a Mob protected card game, causing the local criminal economy to collapse.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, brutal, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robbery, crime gone awry, hitman, neo noir, gambling, mafia, criminal heroes, criminal, murder, gangsters, poker, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2008, 2000s, 70s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, orlando florida, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Under Suspicion (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A lawyer is asked to come to the police station to clear up a few loose ends in his witness report of a foul murder. "This will only take ten minutes", they say, but it turns out to be one loose end after another, and the ten minutes he is ...
Style: talky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rape, murder mystery, murder, mind game, mystery, crime, crimes, lawyer, serial killer, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Johnny Handsome (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A career criminal who has been deformed since birth is given a new face by a kindly doctor and paroled from prison. It appears that he has gone straight, but he is really planning his revenge on the man who killed his mentor and sent him to prison.
Style: serious, intense, harsh, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, plastic surgery, rehabilitation, robbery, vengeance, betrayal, crime, crimes, doctor, girlfriend, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, usa, texas, new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 5K
Mute Witness (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Billy is mute, but it hasn't kept her from becoming a successful makeup artist. While in Russia, working on a film directed by her sister's boyfriend, Andy, Billy finds herself trapped in the studio one night and is horrified to see a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mute, snuff, police, woman in danger, witnessing a crime, gang, chase, filmmaking, russian, investigation, brutality ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
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 1K
Relentless (1989)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, exciting, suspense, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crime, crimes, vengeance, stalking, mentally unstable, partners against crime, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, uncover truth, mystery, betrayal, mind game, legal investigation, manipulation, couples, alcohol abuse, dangerous attraction, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: riviera, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.4
 15K
Unlawful Entry (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After a break-in at their house, a couple gets help from one of the cops that answered their call. He helps them install the security system, and begins dropping by on short notice and unofficial patrol, and spends a lot of time discussing the ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: obsession, stalking, psychopath, murder, suburbs, violence, jealousy, police investigation, mind game, dangerous attraction, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
 51K
Wild Card (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal skills and a gambling problem gets in trouble with the mob, he has one last play… and it's all or nothing.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, gangsters, crimes, bodyguard, tough heroes, crime, casino, dishonesty, lone wolves, betrayal, violence, greed ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.6
 61K
Runner Runner (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, twist ending, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: gambling, cons and scams, mind game, fbi, ambition, casino, manipulation, manipulations, temptation, power relations, boss and employee, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s
Place: costa rica, puerto rico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 6.7
 33K
Confidence (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: What Jake Vig doesn't know just might get him killed. A sharp and polished grifter, Jake has just swindled thousands of dollars from the unsuspecting Lionel Dolby with the help of his crew. It becomes clear that Lionel wasn't just any ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense, tricky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, crimes, crime, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, mastermind, disorder, con artists, con men, deception, group of criminals, faked death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
City of Ghosts (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A con man travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, intense ...
Plot: betrayal, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, police investigation, dishonesty, cons and scams, father son relationship, kidnapping, character study, greed, unlikely friendships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, cambodia, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
City of Industry (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A retired thief swears revenge on the lunatic who murdered his brother and partner, while going on the run with the loot they stole.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, murder, betrayal, neo noir, revenge, crime, crimes, gangsters, gang, stripper, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, florida, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 2K
Circus (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, gangsters, betrayal, crimes, crime, master criminal, deadly, rivalry, criminal's revenge, murder, vengeance, gambling ...
Time: 90s
Place: brighton, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Air I Breathe (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star (Gellar) falls prey to a ...
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, non-linear ...
Plot: gangsters, gambling, horse race, destiny, doctors and patients, hitman, power relations, supernatural ability, dishonesty, crimes, singer, debt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: neo noir, robbery, dysfunctional family, debt, blackmail, crime gone awry, jewelry store, crime, crimes, greed, plan gone awry, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, brazil, rio de janeiro, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Blood and Wine (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.
Style: tense, serious, melancholic, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: heist, dysfunctional family, family relations, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, family problems, greed, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, parents and children, wine ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%