Movies like Motives

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Motives (2004)
 5.3
 892
Motives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Motive is an edgy thriller that centers around Emery Simms, a highly educated and successful business tycoon who happens to be married to the quintessential wife Constance. Things go dangerously awry when the thrill seeking Emery engages in an adulterous fling with the wildly free-spirited and exotic Allanah. Timing couldn't be any worse when the politics of high society, shady business deals, bad press, and a violent murder collide, they threaten to destroy more than just his shaky marriage. As police probe into his situation, they uncover a labyrinth of deception, agendas and motives, where the stakes are enormous and nothing is what it seems.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexual, tense, sexy
Plot: manipulations, manipulation, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, infidelity, danger, couples, fatal attraction, murder, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, crime gone awry, protagonist as suspect, prison, tennis, search, passionate kiss, poetry, porsche, interrogation, fight to the death, sensuality, attraction, desire ...
Time: contemporary

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Most similar movies to Motives

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and sexy films with plots about couples, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, deadly, murder and infidelity mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Motives: Addicted (2014), Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (2000), Pandora's Box (2002), Heart of Stone (2001), Out of Season (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.1
 9K
Addicted (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A gallerist risks her family and flourishing career when she enters into an affair with a talented painter and slowly loses control of her life.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, sexual
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, lust, temptation, obsession, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, lie, fatal attraction, couples, sexual relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: frame up, murder, false accusation, psychopath, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations, mind game, disorder, danger, protagonist as suspect, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 430
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, realistic, serious
Plot: protagonist as suspect, manhunt, friendship, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, false accusation, femme fatale, murder, prison, prison life, frame up, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 4.9
 626
Pandora's Box (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Stuck in a dull marriage, successful shrink Mia DuBois follows a patient's advice and exposes her wild side at a private underground club, where she meets a handsome stranger and begins an affair that may cost her more than just her husband.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexy, tense, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, nightclub, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, love and romance, mysterious character, femme fatale, manipulations, crimes, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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 4.9
 152
Heart of Stone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A beautiful woman doesn't know if the killer is her lover ... or her husband ... or someone else!
Style: suspenseful, sexy, erotic, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: serial killer, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, obsession, who done it, love affair, manipulation, mind game, manipulations, murder, couples, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.3
 648
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 ⇓
61%
Man of Her Dreams (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After suspecting her husband is playing the field, a nervous woman finds a sympathetic ear in the form of a strange man. The drawback is that her sensitive new-found friend is an obsessive psychopath.
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: psychopath, infidelity, stalking, dishonesty, couple relations, couples, obsession, deadly, crimes, dangerous attraction, danger, neglected wife ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 4.6
 405
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, friendship, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulation, manipulations, stalking, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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59%
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 4.9
 342
Dead On (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In an erotic update of "Strangers on a Train", airline pilot Ted Beaumont and his lover, Erin Davenport, scheme to rid themselves of their respective spouses. Ted's wife disappears mysteriously and thinking that all is proceeding ...
Style: rough, sexual, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, murder, femme fatale, crimes, manipulations, betrayal, crime, strong violent content, love triangle, train, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.5
 347
Dark Hearts (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When struggling artist Colson finds his muse in sultry singer Fran, their daring romance spirals out of control into a dangerous game of deception and betrayal.
Style: serious, realistic, surreal, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: danger, couples, love affair, dangerous attraction, siblings relations, betrayal, dishonesty, love and romance, gory, manipulations, destructive relationship, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 5.4
 40K
Stone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: manipulation, prison, arson, deception, seduction, manipulations, couples, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, detroit, michigan, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Pretty When You Cry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife is caught in a web of sex and violence.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, erotic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, mystery, betrayal, couples, obsession, dangerous attraction, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.7
 420
Layover (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An airport affair of a business man turns into a nightmare when it turns out that the woman is married to a dangerous jewelry dealer.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surprise ending, suspense, tense
Plot: manipulation, manipulations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, danger, dishonesty, femme fatale, love affair, frame up, murder, airport, airplane ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 393
Body Chemistry (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A research project on sexual response leads two doctors into an affair where their deepest passions and darkest fantasies are revealed.
Style: sexy, suspenseful, psychological, erotic, serious ...
Plot: fatal attraction, obsession, infidelity, seduction, laboratory, love triangle, love affair, dangerous attraction, danger, stalking, sexual relations, mental illness ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 4.8
 616
Say Nothing (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Housewife Grace Needham (Nastassja Kinski) has a one-night stand with Julian Grant (William Baldwin), who then becomes obsessed with sinking her marriage to husband Matt (Hart Bochner). The twist here is that Julian is a millionaire global ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, sexy, suspense, sexual ...
Plot: stalker, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, manipulations, femme fatale, manipulation, infidelity, mentally unstable, dishonesty, murder, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.3
 926
In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, crimes, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Lured Innocence (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A reporter sent to cover a murder trial discovers a web of deceit stemming from a torrid affair.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: small town life, infidelity, obsession, investigation, crimes, family problems, couple relations, couples, crime, deadly, who done it, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 3.9
 501
Bound by Lies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Detecive Max Garrett is assigned to protect the sultry photographer Laura Cross from a ruthless killer, he has no idea what he's in for. The more involved Garrett gets in the case, the more attracted he is to Cross, but as they get closer, ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: photographer, uncover truth, dangerous attraction, reluctant partners, police investigation, mystery, life is a bitch, dishonesty, deadly, betrayal, manipulations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Deadly Betrayal (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes his hot lover, to her Boston bookstore employer and ...
Style: tense, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, danger, crimes, love and romance, betrayal, couples, murder, stalking, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.3
 532
Exit in Red (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ed Altman is a psychiatrist who relocates to Palm Springs, Calif., in order to avoid a lawsuit. However, he happens to wander directly into more trouble when he begins an affair with the rich and beautiful Ally Mercer (Annabel Schofield), who has ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, psychiatrist, power relations, love affair, betrayal, extramarital affair, sexuality, infidelity, frame up, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.4
 17K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, older man younger woman relationship, dangerous attraction, manipulation, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, parents and children, manipulations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 681
Missionary (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A wife and mother starts an affair with a young missionary... with disastrous consequences.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, stalking, danger, single parent, parents and children, couples, love triangle, sex scene, extramarital affair, obsession, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.7
 2K
Impulse (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Acting on impulse, Claire Dennison (Willa Ford), enjoys a brief fling with a sexy stranger (a dead ringer for her husband), only to realize that the object of her desire is a crazed, manipulative, and tenacious psychopath.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, tense, sexual ...
Plot: sexual fantasy, infidelity, psychopath, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, love affair, danger, stalking, obsession, woman in danger, sexual relations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 4.1
 511
Playing House (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In this taut thriller, newlyweds Jen and Mitch find that three's company and four's a crowd when they ask their friend Danny to move in with them to share expenses. But a sweet situation turns sour when Danny invites a new person into the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, obsession, manipulation, manipulations, friends, uninvited guest, danger, power relations, couples, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.5
 549
Cover (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When someone is murdered on New Year's Eve, the prime suspect is Valerie Maas, a church-going home-maker whose life unravels when she discovers that her husband of many years has been leading a double life. Her strength of character and faith ...
Style: serious, tense, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, church, infidelity, investigation, family problems, couples, law enforcement, crumbling marriage, drug abuse, addiction, hospital, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.6
 108
Deceit (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Ellen's life is turned upside down after her wealthy hubby vanishes at sea. Everyone close to her is a liar - especially Ellen's missing spouse. Was this a case of an affair gone bad? A corporate cover-up? Or something far more sinister? ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, mind bending
Plot: infidelity, murder, couple relations, love affair, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, couples, life is a bitch, deadly, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.5
 1K
Tempted (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A wealthy man married to a beautiful younger woman puts her fidelity to the test.
Style: tense, realistic, sexy, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, betrayal, obsession, mind game, manipulations, rivalry, crimes, dishonesty, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.1
 418
Extramarital (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An aspiring writer gets involved in the investigation of her best friend after she is killed while having an affair.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, sexy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, journalism, murder, infidelity, writers, uncover truth, love triangle, sexual relations, who done it, dangerous attraction, love affair, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.1
 562
Sensation (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lila a college student discovers a latent ability to see into the past. When a professor hires her for some psychological tests she becomes the target of the killer of the woman she sees in her dreams.
Style: psychological, gloomy, sexual, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, supernatural ability, crimes, deadly, supernatural, danger, power relations, couples, experiment gone awry, dangerous attraction, college, apartment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Midnight Hour (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alex Sheppard, a college student who hosts a late-night talk show on the campus radio station, finds herself in dire straits when she enrolls in the school her recently murdered sister attended in order to track down the killer. Little does Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, enigmatic, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, woman in danger, deadly, danger, law enforcement, crimes, police investigation, couples, psychopath, dangerous attraction, who done it ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%