Movies like The Lesser Evil

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The Lesser Evil (1998)
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The Lesser Evil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Twenty-two years ago four friends went to the quarry on the edge of town with a case of beer and a loaded handgun. At the end of the day the beer was gone, the gun was empty and a stranger lay dead at the bottom of the quarry. Now, the four are together again, trying to deal with their actions in the face of guilt and a new police investigation.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: friendship, crimes, vengeance, friends, clergy, law enforcement, deadly, rivalry, reunion, dog, lawyer, hunter, gun, betrayal, suicide attempt, cemetery, pursuit, male nudity, bully, memory, teenage boy, dying man, loyalty, moral dilemma, gay slur ...
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Lesser Evil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about crimes, deadly, rivalry, murder, dishonesty, flashback and danger mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like The Lesser Evil: Jill Rips (2000), A Killer Within (2004), Below Utopia (1997), The Giving Tree (2000), Forfeit (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Jill Rips (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A tough guy goes undercover on a personal mission of vengeance into the hardcore world of S&M, to find out who's responsible for the death of his brother.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, vengeance, law enforcement, investigation, crime, dishonesty, deadly, crimes, tough heroes, death of brother, prostitute, undercover cop ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Killer Within (2004)
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Addison Terrill, a former district attorney now in a lucrative private practice, has what seems to be the perfect life. But life as he knows it is turned upside down when he arrives home from work late one night to find his wife brutally murdered ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, who done it, legal, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, legal action, false accusation, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 5.0
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Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, crimes, deadly, confined, danger, reunion, heist, family gatherings, gunfight, home invasion, mansion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Giving Tree (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nine former schoolmates, staying at a secluded mountain cabin for a reunion, try to figure out why one of their friends and their hostess would invite them there and commit suicide which prompts them to look into the mysterious and dark past of ...
Style: contemplative, talky, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, human nature, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, vengeance, parents and children, haunted by the past, introspection, mountain ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 5.0
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Forfeit (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: An armored car guard's elaborate plan for revenge is threatened by his relationship with an old friend -- a brilliant and unpredictable television preacher.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak ...
Plot: prison, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, vengeance, rivalry, dishonesty, life is a bitch, scapegoat, couples, betrayal, crimes, intrigue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.1
 25
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Point of Origin (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fact-based drama about an arson investigator searching for the perpetrator of a string of deadly fires in 1980s California.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: firefighter, arson, arsonist, deadly, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, escapades, race against time, tragic hero, danger, rescue ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Road to Paloma (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a brutal injustice occurs on a Native American reservation, a son must find redemption for the actions of his past. Road to Paloma is the beautiful journey of two bikers traveling across America's vast west. While Native American Wolf ...
Style: serious, realistic, road movie
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing to lose, vigilantism, on the run, friendship, family relations, on the road, crimes, vengeance, chases and races, heroes, rivalry, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Brother's Keeper (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The FBI sought the help of Lucinda Pond (Jeanne Tripplehorn), a former agent of the body, to try to locate the author of a series of murders that allegedly may have committed his brother. Lucinda, who left the police years ago, decides to help ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, moral dilemma, police investigation, haunted by the past, crime, crimes, danger, mind game, rivalry, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.5
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Officer Down (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: police corruption, vigilantism, law enforcement, crimes, crime, haunted by the past, vengeance, dishonesty, police detective, murder, manipulation, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The American Trap (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: One of the greatest conspiracies of all time, and one lone man is trying to uncover it.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: assassination, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, trap, dictator, mafia, cuban revolution, cia, conspiracy, john f. kennedy, american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, russia, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 1K
Dark Tourist (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: JIM TAHANA doesn't leave much of an impression when he passes you by. But look closer and you'll sense his hunger - the deep hunger of an insatiable American soul - always scanning to devour something - anything that might fill the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, obsession, mystery, crimes, deadly, anti heroes, friendship, anti hero, childhood trauma, violence, killing spree ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mother's Boys (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sexy but unstable wife and mother Jude walked out on her family three years ago. Now, just as suddenly, she is back. But her husband, Robert, has fallen in love with Callie, an assistant principal at his sons' school. He asks Jude for a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, realistic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mentally unstable, injury, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, dysfunctional family, stalking, danger, deadly ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
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Confession (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a small Catholic boarding school an unspeakable act has been committed. When High School student, Luther Scott, confesses to Father Michael Kelly, Kelly is bound silent to the particulars of a grisly murder. Now, framed guilty by the desperate ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, catholic, mystery, investigation, courtroom drama, false accusation, moral dilemma, dishonesty, legal, deadly, crimes, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Back to Even (1998)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When an expert counterfeiter finds himself in debt to a dangerous bookie and on the run from the mob, he races to clear his name and settle the score.
Style: rough, suspenseful, tense, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: on the run, forgery, rivalry, crime, betrayal, dishonesty, chases and races, urban, city life, friendship, crimes, bookies ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Tracks of a Killer (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Business mogul David Hawkner and his wife are enjoying a quiet vacation by themselves at their isolated retreat. The serenity is broken when they become the targets of a handsome, crazed killer.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, captivity, uninhibited rivalry, psychopath, crimes, rescue, deadly, confined, adventure, danger, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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43%
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Lying in Wait (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Young bachelor Babee is looking after his dead mother's estate when married couple Keith and Vera move in. Babee becomes attracted to them by the beautiful Vera and the risk taking Keith. However at a party Vera crashes her car, putting Keith ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, vengeance, deadly, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, hollywood, cons and scams, rivalry, estate, sexual content, neck breaking, coma ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Tangled (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A young man is found bruised, beaten and stumbling down a secluded road. As the police try to piece together what happened, the convoluted relationship between a young woman and her two suitors gradually emerges.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological, tense ...
Plot: love triangle, dangerous attraction, investigation, missing person, obsession, uncover truth, police investigation, teenage life, psychopath, mind game, mysterious character, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Darkness Falls (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: With his pregnant wife at death's door after a car crash, desperate husband John Barrett invades the home of Mark Driscoll and his rich, neglected wife Sally. He holds the couple hostage in order to understand the events that led to his wife ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: captivity, hostage, confined, family problems, couples, vengeance, haunted by the past, estate, danger, crimes, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Single White Female 2: The Psycho (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A warped woman takes deadly measures to help a new roommate get rid of her problems.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, psychopath, murder, woman in danger, mentally unstable, deadly, female psychopath, roommate, workplace intrigue, friendship, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Five Fingers (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Martijn, an idealistic Dutch pianist, travels to Morocco to help start a food program for malnourished children. Within moments of his arrival, however, Martijn is abducted by a group of terrorists, injected with a debilitating drug, and imprisoned. ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, torture, idealism, charity, confined, missing person, race against time, danger, rivalry, deadly, presumed dead ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Motives 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Vivica A. Fox and Shemar Moore return for this thrilling sequel to Motives that picks up three years after the events of the original film. Innocent convict Emery Simms is serving time for a crime he didn't commit; while most convict's ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: femme fatale, protagonist as suspect, friendship, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, false accusation, manhunt, murder, prison, prison life, frame up, on the run ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 2.9
 2K
Blackwoods (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Matt is haunted by the death of a girl from a car accident he caused years ago. Matt was drunk and as he reached for the car radio, he struck the girl as she crossed the road. The guilt that he feels has altered his sense of reality, making ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: losing-it hero, vengeance, crimes, deadly, betrayal, in the woods, hotel, hostages, hostage, haunted by the past, guilt, motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Crossing Guard (1995)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his daughter died in a hit and run, Freddy Gale has waited six years for John Booth, the man responsible, to be released from prison. On the day of release, Gale visits Booth and announces that he will kill him in one week. Booth uses his time ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, bleak, intense ...
Plot: hit and run, murder, obsession, haunted by the past, revenge, vengeance, redemption, tragedy, crimes, hopes, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, nebraska, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Nobody Knows Anybody (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Película española basada en la novela homónima escrita por Juan Bonilla. Simón, un aspirante a escritor frustrado que se dedica a escribir crucigramas para un periódico, recibe un misterioso encargo: debe incluir la palabra Adversario el ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, psychological thriller
Plot: psychopath, murder, crimes, terrorism, riddles and clues, rivalry, writer's life, deadly, danger, friendship between men, explosion, clergy ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
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Unveiled (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Using the natural beauty and mystique of Marrakech, Morocco as a backdrop, Stephanie uses herself as bait to discover the sadistic murderer of her childhood friend. C.I.A. agents Peter Masters and Jeremy Avery lead her on an erotic and intriguing ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, bait, intrigue, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, danger, dishonesty, rivalry, buddies, deadly, vengeance ...
Time: 90s
Place: morocco, africa, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 2K
Final Cut (1998)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of friends gather for a wake, and are shown a video shot by Jude (Jude Law) and starring them before he dies. Things go rapidly downhill.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, suspense, cynical ...
Plot: murder, friends, crimes, dishonesty, infidelity, violence, investigation, greed, danger, mother daughter relationship, love and romance, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.3
 734
Angel of Death (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Denmark
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets of the Old Town in time-honored ritual. But for one celebrant this Holy Week is different. For him Semana Santa is a time to ...
Style: slasher, serious, scary, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual abuse, fascism, mind game, danger, investigation, psychopath, deadly, serial killer, clergy, rivalry, who done it, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.6
 2K
Sin (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Retired cop Eddie Burns gave 15 years and the use of his left arm to the Reno homicide squad. When his wayward sister, Kassie, goes missing Eddie Burns finds himself subjected to a fiendish and ingenious campaign of revenge by the mysterious Charlie ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, vengeance, murder, kidnapping, betrayal, police investigation, mind game, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, criminal's revenge, undercover, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A Hollywood film executive gets blackmailed by a derelict who uses some damaging information to move into his house and take over his perfect life for himself.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, manipulation, dishonesty, mind game, manipulations, psychopath, protagonist as suspect, disorder, cons and scams, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%