Movies like The Merry Gentleman

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The Merry Gentleman (2008)
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The Merry Gentleman (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A woman who leaves an abusive relationship to begin a new life in a new city, where she forms an unlikely and ironic relationship with a suicidal hit man (unbeknownst to her). Enter a worn, alcoholic detective to form the third party in a very unusual triangle as this story begins to unfold.
Style: serious, captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological, gloomy, realistic, contemplative
Plot: hitman, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, crimes, redemption, police investigation, murder, christmas, suicidal thoughts, assassin, jacket, coat, friendship, friends, urban, law enforcement, deadly, police detective, profanity, killer, party, police, valentine's day, marijuana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois

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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 crimes, murder, crime, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation and danger mostly in Crime, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Merry Gentleman: As Blood Runs Deep (2010), The Gunman (2004), The Confession (2011), Emmett's Mark (2002), Stiletto (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
As Blood Runs Deep (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Small-town detective Noah Cordin is called to solve a juvenile homicide that occurred during a home burglary in his affluent town of Hilliard. The dead boy's mother, Allison Connor, is a member of the Meskada County Board of Commissioners, and ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, working class, small town, social differences, deadly, dead boy, investigation, crime scene, burglar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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95%
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The Gunman (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detective Ben Simm's wife is killed, he has to learn to be both father and mother to his little girl while searching for a Vigilante that has his own sense of justice.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, police detective, serial killer, psychopath, track down, vigilantism, who done it, murder, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Confession (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 63 min.
TV show
Story: The Confession is a 10-part web series created by Kiefer Sutherland, written and directed by Brad Mirman, and starring Kiefer Sutherland and John Hurt. It premiered on Hulu on March 28, 2011. Each episode is between five and seven minutes long. It ...
Style: tense, contemplative, twists and turns, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hitman, confession, priest, church, haunted by the past, christmas, crimes, redemption, religions or cults, victim, regret, doubts and hesitations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Emmett's Mark (2002)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the Philadelphia police department, Emmett Young is a hotshot, a workaholic newly promoted to homicide. He learns he has a disease that will soon kill him painfully, so he hires a stranger to arrange his own death. With one eye on the calendar ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, private detective, murder, terminal illness, hitman, serial killer, law enforcement, crimes, special agents, life is a bitch, murder investigation, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Stiletto (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The seemingly random killings of an assassin puzzle her former lover, a wealthy Greek crime boss whose organization is jeopardized by his love for her, and the detective following her rising body count
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, vengeance, police investigation, hitman, rivalry, betrayal, tough heroes, danger, dishonesty, criminal's revenge, police detective, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
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The Prodigy (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "The Prodigy" tells the story of small-time enforcer Truman Fisher's vicious conflict with a sadistic assassin who has chosen the unwilling Truman to be his successor. The assassin, who goes by the alias Rains and whose exploits have ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, suspense, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, riddles and clues, police detective, psychopath, danger, law enforcement, rivalry, gang, police investigation, deadly, gangsters, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
City by the Sea (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man struggling to come to terms with the sins of his father makes the terrible discovery that his own son has fallen into a life of crime in a drama based on a true story. Vincent LaMarca is a dedicated and well-respected New York City police ...
Style: serious, intense, twists and turns, emotional, talky ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime, crimes, homicide detective, parents and children, family problems, haunted by the past, father son relationship, law enforcement, life is a bitch, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Columbus Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: An heiress who's been shut inside her apartment building for nearly two decades is forced to confront her fears after one of her neighbors is killed and a detective arrives to begin the investigation.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police investigation, isolation, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, privacy invasion, concierge, crime, nosy, heir heiress, indoor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Ministers (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A NYPD detective attempts to avenge the death of her father, but unwittingly becomes involved with one of his killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: vengeance, crimes, rivalry, danger, profanity, deadly, law enforcement, unlikely couple, murder, graphic violence, romancing a criminal, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mafia film in Tarantino style with a star-studded cast. Jimmy’s “The Saint” gangster career has finally ended. Yet now he finds him self doing favors for a wise godfather known as “The Man with the Plan.”
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, tense, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, gangsters, hitman, crimes, buddies, one last job, mafia, deadly, fall in love, coffin, crime, disorder ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Small Town Murder Songs (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Walter is the chief of police in a small Ontario town that has its first murder victim, an attractive young woman who is found naked on the shores of the nearby lake. The woman isn't local and while the Ontario Provincial Police have taken the ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, gothic, tense, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, redemption, murder, small town, haunted by the past, crimes, crime, social relations, police detective, ex lover, introspection, sect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.9
 438
The Box (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An ex-con tries to go straight but also wants to get back money he's owed for the job that put him in prison. He meets a waitress who's also seen her share of trouble and they start up a tenuous relationship. Then there's a murder and ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, going straight, criminal heroes, lovers on the run, starting over, love affair, woman in danger, couples, hopes, crimes, love and romance, criminal's revenge ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.0
 1K
The Riverman (2004)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, psychopath, serial killer, mind game, life is a bitch, crimes, track down, woman in danger, deadly, brutality, violence, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., florida, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Beautiful & Twisted (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Following the murder of hotel heir Ben Novack Jr., police focus their investigation on his wife, Narcy.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, crimes, femme fatale, couples, danger, deadly, husband wife relationship, psychopath, crime, investigation, rivalry, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 5K
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: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
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 ⇓
53%
Reversible Errors (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
Story: A corporate lawyer's interest in a decade-old murder case is piqued by a new confession that could clear the convicted killer, who sits on death row.
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, legal, investigation, false accusation, police investigation, testimony, lovers reunited, uncover truth, confined, fighting the system, politics, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.8
 8K
Bad Country (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Baton Rouge police detective Bud Carter busts contract killer Jesse Weiland, he convinces Jesse to become an informant and rat out the South's most powerful crime ring.
Style: exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, murder, investigation, informant, police, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, danger, deadly, snitch, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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People Mountain People Sea (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A story of vengeance set in China’s wild Southwest, where brutality can be the norm rather than the exception.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, tense, captivating ...
Plot: vengeance, obsession, track down, redemption, murder, poverty, crimes, journey, danger, rivalry, hopes, mountain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, quarry
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
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Zulu (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, South Africa
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, rough ...
Plot: police investigation, racism, gang war, crimes, crime, law enforcement, society, police detective, atrocity, partners, graphic violence, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Godmoney (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A streetwise young man leaves his sordid past behind, moving from New York to the Los Angeles suburbs to start a simple, honest life. When he meets a small-time drug dealer with insatiable ambition, his past returns to haunt him.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: crimes, going straight, crime, youth, supernatural ability, life is a bitch, hopes, drug dealing, addiction, starting over, bus, redemption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, california, los angeles, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.7
 7K
Fragments (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychotic man opens fire in a diner, murdering numerous people before killing himself. The survivors struggle in different ways following this horrendous event: a doctor doubts his own instincts and elects to use an experimental medical procedure ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: group of strangers, haunted by the past, destiny, murder, mentally unstable, survival, deadly, crimes, family relations, hitman, post traumatic stress, gambling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 8K
Lila & Eve (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lila, a grief-stricken mother reeling from her son’s murder, attends a support group where she meets Eve, who urges her to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers.
Style: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, suspense ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, vengeance, track down, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, hidden identity, graphic violence, female bonding, organized crime, female protagonist, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Fissure (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Still reeling from a personal tragedy, Detective Paul Grunning is sent on a routine call to a local professor's home. When things turn deadly, he must navigate a fractured reality to solve the mystery before it's too late.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Plot: police detective, murder, uncover truth, mind game, mystery, police investigation, who done it, danger, crimes, deadly, rivalry, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Least Among Saints (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends — and one another’s last shot at redemption.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, captivating, tense ...
Plot: friendship, haunted by the past, family problems, escapades, redemption, boy, orphan, journey, crimes, danger, obsessive quest, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Accused at 17 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, prank, vengeance, mystery, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, murder, youth, deadly, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Illegal Tender (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After the gangsters who killed his father come to settle a score, a teenage boy and his mother turn the tables on the killers - one Latino family's quest for honor and revenge as the hunted become the hunters.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, pregnancy, haunted by the past, gang, crimes, rivalry, drug dealing, vigilantism, revenge, murder, death of father, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: puerto rico, usa, latin america, bronx new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Detective 2 (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Mysteries keep revolving around Tam’s life.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement, danger, murder, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, deadly, urban, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 2.9
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Red Swastik (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Bollywood version of Basic Instinct - has to be seen to be believed!!!
Style: tense, suspense, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: femme fatale, police investigation, crimes, serial killer, police detective, psychopath, murder, rivalry, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, new delhi
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulation, crime gone awry, manipulations, femme fatale, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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