Movies like Insomnia 1997

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Insomnia (1997)
 7.2
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Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins Erik's death on the fugitive. Jonas continues to pursue the killer as he seeks to protect himself; however, his mounting guilt and the omnipresent sun plague him with an insomnia that affects his sanity.
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, neo noir, enigmatic, cerebral, macabre, cynical, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, insomnia, murder, mystery, police detective, serial killer, manipulation, murder mystery, police officer killed, dishonesty, loss of partner, investigation, police corruption, small town, frame up, betrayal, fog, hallucination, sleeping, rivalry, police, brutality, chase, twists and turns ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe

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Most similar movies to Insomnia

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, suspense and suspenseful films with plots about police investigation, murder, secrets, crimes, dialogue, twists and turns and investigation mostly in Thriller, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Insomnia: Se7en (1995), Memories of Murder (2003), Murder by Numbers (2002), The Crimson Rivers (2000), Marshland (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
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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%
 8.6
 1.6M
Se7en (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, surprise ending, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, twists and turns, police, psychology, police investigation, psychopath, insanity, crimes, killings, murder, powerful ending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Memories of Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 1986 Gyunggi Province. The body of a young woman is found brutally raped and murdered. Two months later, a series of rapes and murders commences under similar circumstances. And in a country that had never known such crimes, the dark whispers about ...
Style: neo noir, realistic, suspense, psychological, disturbing ...
Audience: date night
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police, rape, murder investigation, twists and turns, unsolved crime, murder, crimes, police detective, investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 80s, year 1986, year 2003, 20th century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: murder, psychopath, fbi, sociopath, serial killer, strong female lead, police investigation, brutality, investigation, haunted by the past, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police investigation, police detective, genetics, demon, twists and turns, crimes, police officer, mystery, ritual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 34K
Marshland (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Spanish deep South, 1980. A series of brutal murders of adolescent girls in a remote and forgotten town bring together two disparate characters - both detectives in the homicide division - to investigate the cases. With deep divisions in their ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, enigmatic, serious, tricky ...
Plot: police investigation, investigation, serial killer, murder investigation, torture, crimes, partners, kidnapping, murder, partners against crime, sexual abuse, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, year 1980, 80s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 16K
The Cure (1997)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist ...
Style: psychological, scary, atmospheric, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, amnesia, hallucination, hypnosis, mystery, interrogation, murder mystery, mind control, stranger, psychosis ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 9K
Blink (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Emma is an attractive girl in her 20s who has been blind for 20 years. A new type of eye operation partially restores her sight, but she is having problems: sometimes she doesn't "remember" what she's seen until later. One night ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, exciting, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, psychopath, blindness, investigation, police investigation, murder mystery, woman in danger, police detective, strong female character, female protagonist, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
100%
 6.3
 18K
Tightrope (1984)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Wes Block is a detective who's put on the case of a serial killer. His victims are young and pretty women, which he rapes and murders. The murders are getting personal when the killer chooses victims who are acquaintances of Block. Even his ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, neo noir, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, father daughter relationship, police investigation, kidnapping, crimes, manipulation, murder mystery, rape, obsession, police detective, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
 7.2
 74K
Manhunter (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: FBI Agent Will Graham, who retired after catching Hannibal Lecktor, returns to duty to engage in a risky cat-and-mouse game with Lecktor to capture a new killer.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, scary, neo noir, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, fbi, murder mystery, profiler, psychopath, obsession, mind game, violence, brutality, murder, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: alabama, maryland, florida, washington d.c., baltimore ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.7
 40K
The Vanishing (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, France, West Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Rex and Saskia are enjoying a biking holiday in France when, stopping at a gas station, Saskia disappears. Confounded, Rex searches everywhere, but to no avail. Three years later, he's still obsessed with finding her, pleading his case on ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, obsession, twists and turns, mystery, crimes, missing person, road trip, police investigation, character study, insanity, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: france, europe, california, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 39K
Thesis (1996)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: While doing a thesis about violence, √Āngela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...
Style: psychological, scary, disturbing, macabre, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, violent, voyeurism, death, twists and turns, mystery, investigation, videotaping, loser, research, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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 ⇓
30%
The Interview (1998)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A duel between a suspected murderer and a detective pressed by people who want results. But whose skin is really wanted.
Style: suspense, talky, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police, twists and turns, police investigation, mystery, crimes, manipulation, mind game, psychology, investigation, justice, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.4
 8K
No Good Deed (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: While doing a friend a favor and searching for a runaway teenager, a police detective stumbles upon a bizarre band of criminals about to pull off a bank robbery.
Style: suspense, tense, neo noir, stylized, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: robbery, police detective, crimes, hostage, femme fatale, police, manipulation, rivalry, confined, compassion, music festival, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s
Place: san francisco, usa, new york, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 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 ⇓
30%
The Boston Strangler (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Boston is being terrorized by a series of seemingly random murders of women. Based on the true story, the film follows the investigators path through several leads before introducing the Strangler as a character. It is seen almost exclusively from ...
Style: tense, psychological, disturbing, rough, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, split personality, true crime, serial rapist, double life, crimes, police investigation, murder, mystery, strangulation, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
29%
 6.1
 83K
Snake Eyes (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, crimes, assassination, twists and turns, investigation, conspiracy, brutality, mentor, mission of murder, dishonesty, police officer, political activism ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey, atlantic city new jersey, atlantic city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, dark ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, sherlock holmes, jack the ripper, murder, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, track down, private detective, psychic, anarchist, violence ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 70s, 1930s, 1880s
Place: england, scotland, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 53K
Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: suspense, twist ending, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: train, travel, murder, drugs, snow, twists and turns, murder mystery, death, crimes, couples, winter, train travel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia, china, moscow russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.1
 9K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, scary, twist ending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: chess, serial killer, investigation, murder, crimes, police investigation, sex scene, mystery, revenge, nudity (full frontal - brief), police, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 8K
Homicide (1991)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Gold is a career cop who is reassigned from a hunt for a cop killer to the investigation of the murder of an old Jewish woman in Baltimore, and in the process finds himself exploring his own sense of identity.
Style: neo noir, realistic, thought provoking, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, anti semitism, jewish, police, judaism, murder, conspiracy, investigation, police investigation, blackmail, eccentricity, guilt ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.4
 6K
Cop (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, psychological, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police corruption, psychopath, investigation, crimes, mystery, police officer, violence, vigilante, vigilantism, adaptation ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
 7.1
 27K
Klute (1971)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: This acclaimed thriller stars Jane Fonda as Bree Daniel, a New York City call girl who becomes enmeshed in an investigation into the disappearance of a business executive. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel, and eventually begins a ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, prostitute, conspiracy, missing person, obsession, murder, crimes, private investigator, investigation, mystery, pimp, prostitution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, california, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: twist ending, suspenseful, psychological, talky, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lawyer, serial killer, rape, police investigation, murder, mystery, crimes, twists and turns, psychology, investigation, mind game, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%