Movies like Night Sins

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Night Sins (1997)
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Night Sins (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 240 min.
Story: A female FBI investigator takes over jurisdiction in Dear Lake, a small northern town just as a young boy is abducted. Her investigation leads to a bigger series of abductions and murders dating back over 20 years. Her investigation also brings her into a mutual attraction with the small-town police chief who shares her investigation.
Style: tense, enigmatic, melancholic, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: female protagonist, child murder investigation, police, policewoman, search, murder, religious fanatic, mind game, serial child killer, missing child, fbi, psychopath, child abduction, suicide, pedophilia, church, journalism, homosexuality, corpse, car accident, van, dead children, bone, bloody body of a child

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Most similar movies to Night Sins

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, tense, serious and realistic films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, police, mind game, danger and rivalry mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Night Sins: In the Company of Darkness (1993), Murder of Innocence (1993), Kept (2001), Blue Steel (1990), Deceptions (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
In the Company of Darkness (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After young policewoman Gina Pulasky succeeds in handling a domestic fight particularly well, she's added to a small team of detectives assigned to a case of gruesome child killings. She proves herself to be a worthwhile reinforcement by ...
Style: enigmatic, captivating, disturbing, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, serial killer, child murder investigation, infiltration, disguise, bloody body of a child, murderer, dead children, serial child killer
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Murder of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In this shocking account based on a true story, newlywed Laurie Wade finds her marriage, and eventually the rest of her life, shattered by her deep-rooted psychotic behavior. The young woman soon begins a terrifying descent into insanity and brings ...
Style: bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, psychopath, murder, misfit, deadly, crime, mentally unstable, crimes, ice pick, obsessive compulsive disorder, pistol, nanny ...
Time: 90s
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69%
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Kept (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dead bodies are piling up, and the leads the two LA homicide cops have point to Barbara, business manager for a successful architectural firm she runs with her husband Lance. The dead men were interns at the firm, and each of them was Barbara's ...
Style: suspense, exciting, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: investigation, erotica, murder, serial killer, police, architect, murder suspect, undressing, lust, corpse, sex scene, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 5.8
 13K
Blue Steel (1990)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A female rookie in the police force engages in a cat and mouse game with a pistol wielding psychopath who becomes obsessed with her.
Style: suspenseful, tense, exciting, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, stalking, obsession, serial killer, murder, psychopath, crimes, neo noir, mind game, crime, police investigation, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Deceptions (1990)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When a wealthy socialite kills her husband, she claims self-defense. The cop assigned to the case is suspicious but becomes obsessed with the sensual young woman.
Plot: police, murder, duplicity, bikini, investigation, femme fatale, socialite, sex, erotica, seduction, love
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Table for One (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A wife, her two-timing husband and a flirting neighbor are unpredictable competitors in a warped game that turns into a life-or-death affair.
Style: sexual, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mind game, infidelity, murder, unfulfillment, love triangle, obsession, love affair, vengeance, couple relations, wedding, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The White Orchid (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Shy and reserved, Claire Decker, 30ish, is a part-time investigator for Social Services. Typically, she solves cases where senior citizens have died alone, leaving no indication of who must handle their estate. This time however, Claire is ...
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, investigation, femme fatale, neo noir, disguise, danger, female protagonist, crimes, brutality, death, police, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Elizabeth, a sexually yielding policewoman is miserable in the narrow-minded town she is living, while Rita, a lonely eel-hatchery worker, is trying to escape from the sticky situations of her life.
Style: suspense, contemplative, tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police, policewoman, hanging, violence, teenager, resurrection, small town, surrealism, feminist, death, murder, suicide ...
Time: 21st century
Place: greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Under Suspicion (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A police inspector, suspecting an attorney of two child sex murders, has him held for a questioning session that goes on for hours.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: mind game, investigation, dishonesty, murder, injustice, life is a bitch, police inspector, interrogation, questioning, mystery, serial child killer, suspect ...
Time: 80s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Every Secret Thing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One clear summer day in a Baltimore suburb, a baby goes missing from her front porch. Two young girls serve seven years for the crime and are released into a town that hasn't fully forgiven or forgotten. Soon, another child is missing, and two ...
Style: enigmatic, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing
Plot: missing child, police detective, teenage girl, suspect, manipulation, child murder, interrogation, kidnapping, life is a bitch, murder mystery, uncover truth, ex convict ...
Place: baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Arise from Darkness (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on the early events of psychic Lazaro Ruben Torres, clinically declared dead five times. In the process of trying to reconnect with his daughter Lazaro discovers the man who killed her.
Style: psychotronic, scary, bleak, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: afterlife, near death experience, paranormal, death, ghost, religion, paranormal phenomena, supernatural horror, murder, killer, church, cheating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Brainstorm (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Brainstorm, released in 1965, is a late film noir whose male protagonist at first prevents the suicide of his employer's wife, falls in love with her, and is later driven to crime and insanity.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, scary ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, suicide attempt, mind game, rivalry, mentally unstable, crimes, crime, dishonesty, infidelity, insanity, physician ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.4
 228
Roulette (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When three very different people (Mike Baldwin, Will Haza, Ali Lukowski) from three completely different worlds begin a deadly game of Russian Roulette, they soon discover that their pasts are a trilogy of overlapping events that have brought them ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: russian roulette, suicide, life is a bitch, deadly, destiny, mind game, down on your luck, unreliable narrator, game of death, danger, woman in danger, gun
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Before the Fire (2020)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Deep in the throes of a global pandemic, up and coming TV star, Ava Boone, is forced to flee the mounting chaos in Los Angeles and return to her rural hometown. But as she struggles to acclimate to a way of life she left behind long ago, her ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: pandemic, small town, homecoming, chores, virus, danger, quarantine, dark past, troubled past, female protagonist, fear, survival ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.2
 8K
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: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: murder, serial killer, blindness, mind game, crime, crimes, investigation, woman in danger, deadly, stalking, psychopath, police detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: psychological, tense, suspense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, midlife crisis, mystery, investigation, doctors and patients, crimes, therapist, female protagonist, police, car accident, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Beauty and the Dogs (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Tunisia, France, Sweden, Norway, Lebanon, Qatar, Switzerland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mariam just wanted to enjoy the night, when a tragic event occurs. Despite the trauma, the pretty tunisian student is determined to go to the police. But what can be done when your persecutor is your only chance?
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: rape, policewoman, party, police station, student, police violence, police brutality, police, female protagonist, female director, tattooed man, belly dancing ...
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, dysfunctional family, family problems, obsession, infidelity, family life, family in danger, hidden identity, deadly, stalking ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.7
 27K
Cape Fear (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Sam Bowden witnesses a rape committed by Max Cady and testifies against him. When released after 8 years in prison, Cady begins stalking Bowden and his family but is always clever enough not to violate the law.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, stalking, family in danger, neo noir, small town, crimes, crime, danger, revenge, murder, lawyer, obsession ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, deadly, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, graphic violence, sexual content, crimes, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI trainee, Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, a psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal. Starling needs clues to help her capture a serial killer. But her Faustian relationship ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, crime, investigation, maniac, cannibalism, murder, fbi, psychology, killings, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maryland, virginia, usa, chicago illinois, memphis ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.1
 154K
Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, twist ending, rough, psychological, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, vengeance, pedophile, pedophilia, torture, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, deception, manipulation, mind game, sociopath, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Roman (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Roman (Lucky McKee) is a lonely young man who yearns to find love, happiness and companionship. Tormented by his ungrateful co-workers and trapped in a life of tedium as a welder in a local factory, Roman's one pleasure is his obsession with ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: isolation, murder, factory, serial killer, mind game, psychopath, dangerous attraction, obsession, destructive relationship, mentally unstable, danger, stalking ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
 437
Sugar Cookies (1973)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A film producer murders his star actress during an erotic "game" and makes it look like suicide. The dead girl's lesbian lover discovers what happened, and plots her revenge.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, revenge, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, vengeance, couples, filmmaking, crimes, love and romance, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, crime ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 ⇓
32%
Prime Suspect 1973 (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.
Style: exciting, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: policewoman, police, murder, sexism, bank robbery, female police officer, female objectification, blonde, uniform, choked to death, black pantyhose
Time: 70s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.4
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, island, psychopath, couple relations, confined, danger, honeymoon, insanity, wilderness, vengeance, newlyweds, isolation ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 8K
The Calling (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Detective Hazel Micallef hasn't had much to worry about in the sleepy town of Port Dundas until a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, riddles and clues, psychopath, murder, crimes, danger, deadly, society, law enforcement, graphic violence, religions or cults ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Perfect Wife (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Leah's brother dies in a car accident, she vows revenge on the doc who failed to save him.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, revenge, serial killer, femme fatale, psychopath, family problems, couples, infidelity, couple relations, crime, dishonesty, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%