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Cold in July (2014)
 6.8
 33K
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 soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge.
Style: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, bleak, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, tricky, stylized ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, private detective, violence, intruder, crimes, vigilantism, investigation, partners, unlikely partners, law enforcement, deadly, gory, home invasion, father son relationship, death, revenge, cemetery, flashlight, visceral, twists & turns, family drama, organized crime, vengeance, crime ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: texas, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and suspense films with plots about murder, crime, crimes, corruption, dialogue, deadly and brutality mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Cold in July: No Country for Old Men (2007), Internal Affairs (1990), Sin City (2005), Blue Ruin (2013), Blood Simple. (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: tense, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, death, hitman, crimes, peril, human nature, sheriff, psychopath, escape, shooting, track down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Internal Affairs (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Keen young Raymold Avila joins the Internal Affairs Department of the Los Angeles police. He and partner Amy Wallace are soon looking closely at the activities of cop Dennis Peck whose financial holdings start to suggest something shady. Indeed Peck ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: crime, police corruption, police investigation, manipulation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement, manipulations, workplace intrigue ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 730K
Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, dark hero, crimes, vengeance, justice, distopia, social decay, anti heroes, crime, torture, gory, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 63K
Blue Ruin (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The quiet life of a beach bum is upended by dreadful news. He sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance but proves an inept assassin and finds himself in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Style: atmospheric, tense, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: vengeance, violence, death, revenge, crimes, vigilantism, homeless, haunted by the past, deadly, vigilante, life turned upside down, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: virginia, usa, delaware
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 84K
Blood Simple. (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The owner of a seedy small-town Texas bar discovers that one of his employees is having an affair with his wife. A chaotic chain of misunderstandings, lies and mischief ensues after he devises a plot to have them murdered.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, tense, cynical, serious ...
Plot: extramarital affair, neo noir, murder, crime gone awry, private detective, hitman, crimes, crime, neo-noir, deadly, dishonesty, adultery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 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, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, police investigation, crimes, crime, vengeance, partners against crime, mentally unstable, stalking, chases and races, maniac, police detective ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 13K
Thunderheart (1992)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: An FBI man with Sioux background is sent to a reservation to help with a murder investigation, where he has to come to terms with his heritage.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: native american reservation, murder, fbi, native american, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s
Place: south dakota, usa, india, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Killer Inside Me (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Sweden, Canada, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what ...
Style: disturbing, rough, psychological, bleak, tense ...
Plot: killer, sadism, murder, small town, neo noir, psychopath, deputy, sheriff, crimes, danger, mad, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, armored car, murder, heist, betrayal, crime, crimes, noir, gambling, wedding, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, deadly, dishonesty, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 68K
Death Sentence (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, harsh, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, gang, vigilantism, violence, murder, tragic event, justice, crimes, character change, loss of son, haunted by the past, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
 11K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, 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: tense, psychological, cynical, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, family problems, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crimes, crime, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, murder of wife ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.4
 12K
Switchback (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, crime, crimes, missing person, law enforcement, hitchhiker, murder mystery, train, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, anti hero, anti heroes, secret service, murder, undercover, loss of friend, crimes, vengeance, police investigation, tough law enforcer, track down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
King of New York (1990)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, atmospheric, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, gangsters, gang, cocaine, violence, crimes, crime, rivalry, mafia, organized crime, neo noir, gunfight ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, bronx new york city, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, murder, mind game, rape, mystery, crimes, crime, lawyer, serial killer, murder mystery, interrogation, prime suspect ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: puerto rico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Morning After (1986)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, mystery, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, deadly, partners, unlikely partners, crimes, corpse, amnesia, ex cop, actress ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 18K
Point Blank (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: After being double-crossed and left for dead, a mysterious man named Walker single-mindedly tries to retrieve the rather inconsequential sum of money that was stolen from him.
Style: surreal, rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, organized crime, vengeance, revenge, betrayal, gangsters, anti hero, anti heroes, left to die, crimes, crime, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, san francisco, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 6K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, investigation, crimes, crime, small town, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), self defense, frame up, interrogation, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 8K
Ms .45 (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A shy and mute seamstress goes insane after being attacked and raped twice in one day. She wanders the New York streets at night in a sexy black dress with her attacker's gun strapped to her garter belt, blowing away any man who tries to pick ...
Style: tense, disturbing, bleak, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: rape, vigilantism, sexual abuse, halloween, female killer, vengeance, mute, killing spree, revenge, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Set in 1929, a political boss and his advisor have a parting of the ways when they both fall for the same woman.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, tense, cynical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, neo noir, corruption, organized crime, mafia, betrayal, violence, blackmail, love triangle, jewish, mayor, gang war ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 39K
Sudden Impact (1983)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: When a young rape victim takes justice into her own hands and becomes a serial killer, it's up to Dirty Harry Callahan, on suspension from the SFPD, to bring her to justice.
Style: tense, serious, intense, harsh, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, chase, serial killer, vengeance, crimes, crime, female killer, police detective, against the rules, law enforcement, justice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, pacific ocean, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 5K
Best Seller (1987)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hit man Cleve approaches writer/cop Dennis about a story for his next book: How Cleve made a living, working for one of the most powerful politicians in the country. To get the story right, they travel around the country to gather statements and ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, heist, hitman, psychopath, police detective, serial killer, crimes, vengeance, danger, writer's life, mind game, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: texas, california, new york, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, fighting crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.6
 21K
Horsemen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A recently widowed detective still grieving over his wife's death discovers a shocking connection between himself and the suspects in a serial killing spree linked to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, deadly, autopsy, crime scene, orphan, interrogation, police, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 9K
Next of Kin (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Truman Gates, a Chicago cop, sets out to find his brother's killer. Meanwhile, another of his brothers, Briar (a hillbilly) decides to find the killer himself.
Style: rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vigilantism, police investigation, murder, vengeance, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, justice, gangsters, brother brother relationship, death of brother, one against many ...
Time: 80s
Place: kentucky, chicago illinois, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.5
 5K
The Horseman (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tender drama unfolds between a grieving father and a troubled teenage girl as they drive northbound along the quiet outback roads of Australia. What she doesn't know is that between stops, he is leaving behind a bloody trail of bodies in a ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: vengeance, rage, crimes, vigilantism, violence spree, realism, gory, on the road, hitchhiker, brutality, murder, heroin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Vietnam veteran, Charles Rane, returns home after years in a POW camp and is treated as a hero. When thugs invade his home to steal the silver coins he received for his service, they mangle his hand and leave him and his family for dead. Rane ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vigilantism, murder, violence, vengeance, homecoming, vietnam veteran, death wish, human nature, rivalry, crimes, crime, buddies ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: vietnam, asia, texas, mexico, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.3
 15K
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: tense, suspenseful, psychological, intense, tricky ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, murder, kidnapping, single parent, crimes, crime, manipulation, mysterious character, mind game, obsession ...
Time: 80s
Place: new orleans, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%