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The House on Carroll Street (1987)
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The House on Carroll Street (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a neighbouring house, the more so since one of those involved is her main senator prosecutor. Starting to look into things, she gradually enlists the help of FBI officer Cochran who was initially detailed to check her out. Just as well when things turn nasty
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, political thriller, suspense, exciting, clever, gloomy, contemplative, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, undercover, idealism, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, mccarthyism, old woman, secrets, moral ambiguity, world war two, crimes, conspiracy, deadly, nazi, nudity (full frontal - brief), fbi, espionage, ship, wedding, german, female nudity, train ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
Place: new york, usa, germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, murder, deadly, investigation, law enforcement and danger mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The House on Carroll Street: Executive Power (1997), Formosa Betrayed (2009), City Hall (1996), The Idealist (2015), Watchful Eye (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Executive Power (1997)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While protecting the U.S. President, Secret Service agent Nick Sager helps him to dispose of the body of a young girl, who accidentally died during an adulterous encounter. Some time later, a few weeks before the elections, the disillusioned ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, political thriller
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, political corruption, conspiracy, torture, secret agents, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, undercover, state affairs, legal investigation, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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95%
Formosa Betrayed (2009)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, an FBI Agent is assigned to investigate the murder of a respected professor. Through his investigation, he unearths a spider web of international secrets that has been thriving within college campuses across America for decades. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, police detective, rebellion, fighting the system, society, crimes, law enforcement, politics, who to trust, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: asia, taiwan
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91%
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City Hall (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The accidental shooting of a boy in New York leads to an investigation by the Deputy Mayor, and unexpectedly far-reaching consequences.
Style: tense, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, talky ...
Plot: investigation, political corruption, conspiracy, police, mayor, crimes, uncover truth, society, corruption, murder, mafia, idealism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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77%
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The Idealist (2015)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A whistle blower attempts to reveal the secret behind a nuclear disaster that occurred during the height of the Cold War.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, tense
Plot: journalist, idealism, uncover truth, life is a bitch, state affairs, dishonesty, whistleblower, contamination, cold war, conspiracy, catastrophe, human
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s
Place: greenland, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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 195
Watchful Eye (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Malibu detective Shannon (Renee Rea) goes undercover in a group house to discover who murdered one of the women living there. Shannon gets caught up in the sex and parties, not knowing that her every action is being secretly broadcast on satellite ...
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voyeurism, murder, femme fatale, bondage, police, investigation, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, danger, crimes, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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State Affairs (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A plane explodes above the Gulf of Guinea. An escort girl is murdered in a Parisian park. Thousands of miles separate these two events, and yet Nora Chahyd, believes there's a connection between them, much to his superiors chagrin. As Nora ...
Style: political thriller, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: undercover, investigation, deadly, law enforcement, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, political corruption, murder, police detective, hitman, political intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Skulls II (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After joining the Skulls, Ryan Sommers (Robin Dunne) is warned not to betray any secrets about the organization or its high-powered members. However, when Ryan witnesses a murder within the Skulls' private chambers, he finds that the closer he ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, college, lacrosse, secret, betrayal, initiation, life is a bitch, investigation, college life, police corruption, uncover truth, leadership ...
Time: contemporary
Place: connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Murder in the Central Committee (1982)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The plot follows a private detective, an ex communist and former CIA agent, who travels from Barcelona to Madrid to discover the identity of the assassin of the leader of the Spanish Communist party who was stabbed during a blackout while presiding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic, biting
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, graphic violence, deadly, politics, rivalry, strong sexual content, dishonesty, government agency, undercover, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, danger, undercover, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, phone sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Chameleon (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An undercover agent (Anthony LaPaglia) uses his rare personality disorder in pursuing the drug-cartel leader responsible for the deaths of his wife and kids.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: undercover, vengeance, chases and races, law enforcement, dealing with death, drug dealing, good versus evil, crimes, dishonesty, government agency, special agents, working undercover ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.0
 564
Bare Witness (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest business' there) by Julie Spencer, one of Max ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, prostitute, investigation, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, life is a bitch, manipulations, law enforcement, danger, dishonesty, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Fourth Protocol (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Plan Aurora, led by Kim Philby is a plan that breaches the top-secret Fourth Protocol and turns the fears that shaped it into a living nightmare. A crack Soviet agent, placed under cover in a quiet English country town, begins to assemble a nuclear ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kgb, espionage, politics, chase, betrayal, race against time, undercover, secret agents, military base, political intrigue, danger, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, england, europe, london, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Absolute Deception (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Australia, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A widowed reporter recruits the help of a federal agent to investigate her late husband's secrets, but the two become the target of unknown attackers. When FBI Agent John Nelson’s key informant, Miles, is abducted and shot, all that’s left ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, special agents, uncover truth, undercover, investigation, manhunt, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger, couple relations, deadly, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, australia, hong kong, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Shadow Conspiracy (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bobby Bishop (Sheen) is a special assistant to the President of the United States. Accidentally, he meets his friend professor Pochenko on the street. Pochenko has time to tell Bishop about some conspiracy in the White House but then immediately ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, political thriller, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political conspiracy, politics, political corruption, on the run, assassination, betrayal, witnessing a crime, intrigue, crimes, assassination attempt, conspiracy, legal investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1961)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: It's the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union with the Communists launching a spy satellite that has the Free World leaders in a panic. Fears about the nature of the satellite force the United States to send an ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic
Plot: espionage, cold war, rivalry, undercover, chases and races, save the day, danger, escapades, dishonesty, chaos, government agency, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, future, year 1957, near future
Place: russia, usa, new york, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 79
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, frame up, uncover truth, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.6
 724
Blowback (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, psychopath, religions or cults, violence spree, undercover, danger, deadly, legal, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Little Nikita (1988)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, family relations, teenage boy, espionage, investigation, crimes, fbi, kgb, parents and children, teenage life, double agent, graphic violence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, ussr, san diego california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Ipcress File (1965)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This espionage thriller represents a landmark in spy movies introducing the sly, dry intelligence agent Harry Palmer. The story, centers on Palmer's investigation into British Intelligence security. He's soon enmeshed in a world of ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: espionage, cold war, spy, political intrigue, double agent, undercover, investigation, dishonesty, race against time, danger, rivalry, politics ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, albania, london, europe, scotland yard ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 19
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, deadly, political corruption, danger, murder, dishonesty, political conspiracy, crimes, graphic violence, partners, state affairs ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Enemy Within (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Colonel Casey discovers what appears to be plans by General Lloyd to use fake military excercises to assist Jack Giddings in his plans to remove President Foster from office. Colonel Casey, and President Foster must find evidence that there is a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, political thriller
Plot: conspiracy, manhunt, undercover, government agency, race against time, betrayal, state affairs, political corruption, fighting the system, military, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 3.7
 441
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, psychopath, who done it, false accusation, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 237
Presumed Dead (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A famous crime novelist's protigie disappears before the release of author's first new book in years. Is the seeming crime an elaborate publicity stunt, or was this author so desperate for material that he created his own sinister ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: mind game, missing person, investigation, police detective, murder, uncover truth, mystery, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Avenger (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After his own daughter was killed in Panama in 1994, former CIA agent Calvin Dexter became a private 'specialist' in cases which wouldn't reach justice trough the regular legal channels. Two years later he accepts to find Richard ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: manhunt, undercover, special agents, save the day, working undercover, track down, rivalry, government agency, state affairs, race against time, justice, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., former yugoslavia, africa, bosnia, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
42%
 6.3
 902
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, dishonesty, life turned upside down, deadly, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, disorder, graphic violence, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 ⇓
40%
The Candidate (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jonas Bechmann, a defense attorney, is a man of the system. Until the day he himself is accused of murder. Taking matters into his own hands, he throws himself into the hunt for a group of blackmailers who threaten to expose him as the killer. But ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: murder, investigation, track down, frame up, false accusation, cons and scams, law firm, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Sorted (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young lawyer gets more than he bargains for while investigating his brother's mysterious death.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, nightlife, life is a bitch, danger, deadly, crimes, drugs/alcohol, clubbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, murder, investigation, betrayal, manipulation, manipulations, love and romance, legal investigation, dishonesty, dedicated lawyer, protagonist as suspect, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%