Movies like An Occasional Hell

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An Occasional Hell (1996)
 4.8
 703
An Occasional Hell (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A former policeman-turned college professor of forensics, is asked by a widow to solve the murder of her unfaithful husband and the disappearance of his mistress who may have been linked to some drug dealers.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, erotic
Plot: murder, investigation, infidelity, haunted by the past, disappearance, widow, crimes, college, disability, love triangle, crime, love and romance, mystery, couples, dishonesty, law enforcement, curses spells and rituals, deadly, police detective, protagonist as suspect, righting the wronged, female director, love, sex, erotica ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina

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Most similar movies to An Occasional Hell

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, mystery, investigation and couples mostly in Thriller, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like An Occasional Hell: Shattered (1991), Sketch Artist (1992), Criminal Passion (1994), Sensation (1994), Escape Clause (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.5
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Shattered (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about events and places that he can't remember. He meets pet ...
Style: disturbing, neo noir, erotic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, investigation, infidelity, murder, neo-noir, suspicion, mind game, haunted by the past, car accident, mystery, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sketch Artist (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A sketch artist for the police helps a witness recall who she saw leaving the scene of a murder, and discovers that the person is his wife. Not willing to believe she was responsible, he resketches the pictures so they don't look like her, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, murder, sketch artist, mystery, crimes, false accusation, police detective, deadly, law enforcement, female star appears nude, dishonesty, legal ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Criminal Passion (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.
Style: rough, suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, dishonesty, dancer's life, tough law enforcer, mystery, serial killer, love and romance, crimes, betrayal, deadly, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.0
 609
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: sexual, atmospheric, suspenseful, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: murder, crimes, deadly, supernatural, danger, supernatural ability, power relations, couples, dangerous attraction, college, experiment gone awry, sex scene ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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 5.7
 596
Escape Clause (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A man finds out that his wife has paid $10,000 to have him killed. Then both the would-be killer and the wife turn up dead ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: investigation, hitman, murder, insurance, danger, crimes, deadly, crime, couples, police detective, mystery, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 4.1
 440
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, media ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
He Died with His Eyes Open (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: On Ne Meurt Que Deux Fois, a French murder mystery based upon a novel of the same name, is an unusual, involving film with excellent performances by its entire cast. Police Inspector Staniland (Michel Serrault) is investigating the death of a ...
Style: neo noir, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, crime, investigation, crimes, mystery, who done it, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, couples, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Scarlet Letter (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Policeman Ki-Hoon's life is duplicitous, oscillating between the amenable, newly pregnant wife and a very appealing mistress- the singer Ga-yee. His world gets shaken up when he gets news during a murder investigation that Ga-yee is pregnant ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: murder, investigation, love affair, introspection, police detective, mystery, deadly, family problems, law enforcement, forbidden love, infidelity, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 5.2
 924
Cold Heaven (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An adulterous woman's faith in God is tested when her husband dies and miraculously comes back to life.
Style: stylized, sexual, psychological, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, crumbling marriage, love and romance, unfulfillment, dishonesty, investigation, dealing with death, betrayal, clergy, deadly, crimes, murder ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 3K
November (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Sophie Jacobs is going through the most difficult time of her life. Now, she just has to find out if it's real.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: murder, photographer, investigation, mystery, crimes, deadly, haunted by the past, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, interracial relations, guilt, loss of loved one ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
 4K
Silent Fall (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. Richard Dreyfuss as a controversial therapist, seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, autism, mystery, investigation, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, life is a bitch, deadly, dealing with death, haunted by the past, doctors and patients ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 666
Fever (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A struggling artist is implicated in a string of macabre murders.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, psychological, gloomy, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, crimes, crime, mystery, mentally unstable, manipulations, mysterious character, estrangement, addiction, voyeurism, urban, city life ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Woman of Desire (1994)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A yacht captain, Jack Lynch, is accused of murdering his boss and raping the victim's wife, Christina Ford. Nothing is how it first appears. Jack seeks the help of veteran attorney Walter J. Hill to help prove his innocence.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, erotic, tense ...
Plot: murder, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, courtroom drama, twins, false accusation, frame up, investigation, dishonesty, legal investigation, who done it, resort ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 5K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.6
 2K
Siesta (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Claire (an American) wakes up in a terrible state at the end of a runway in Spain. As she tries to account for her state (blood-soaked and bruised), she has flashbacks from the past few days. She thinks she's killed someone, but isn't ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: murder, stalking, mystery, uncover truth, memory loss, who done it, mysterious character, danger, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.6
 2K
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 ⇓
36%
The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dean Cain portrays Scott Peterson, the California man accused of murdering his 8 month pregnant wife, Laci. Based on a true story.
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: murder, pregnancy, uncover truth, missing person, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, mysterious character, protagonist as suspect, husband murders wife, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Kate's Addiction (1999)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychotic woman becomes dangerously jealous when her best friend begins dating a handsome man. She will stop at nothing to keep the two apart, even if it means destroying their relationship or even murdering one of them.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: obsession, murder, lesbian sex, deadly, best friends, gays and lesbians, psychopath, couples, addiction, college, drug abuse, danger ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 4.1
 126
Love Her Madly (2000)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three men are dangerously obsessed with the same woman.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, captivating, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, obsession, crimes, mystery, investigation, erotica, femme fatale, performer's life, artists and showbiz, music band, deadly, college ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 2K
Mercy (2000)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Palmer (Ellen Barkin) is on the trail of an elusive serial killer. During her investigation she meets Vickie Kittrie (Peta Wilson), who belongs to an exclusive club of women who engage in secret sessions of bondage and ...
Style: erotic, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbianism, murder, serial killer, voyeurism, investigation, s&m, mind game, bondage, femme fatale, deadly, mystery, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Kissed by Winter (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Following her son's death, Victoria moves to a small community to work as a doctor at the local clinic. She attempts to forget and move on with her life but finds it impossible when a local boy is found dead in the snow and Victoria must tell ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, murder, amateur detective, love and romance, intrigue, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, dishonesty, female director, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Skeletons in the Closet (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A father suspects his son to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?
Style: psychological, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, mind game, mysterious character, uncover truth, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, crimes, mystery, single parent, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
A Killer Upstairs (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, false accusation, investigation, crimes, legal, mystery, amateur detective, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Rosary Murders (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A killer of Detroit clergy confesses to a priest (Donald Sutherland), who turns sleuth because he cannot tell the police.
Style: disturbing, atmospheric, bleak, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, moral dilemma, psychopath, serial killer, haunted by the past, church, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, society, legal, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Quo Vadis, Baby? (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A private detective investigates her sister's suicide 16 years earlier.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, neo noir
Plot: private detective, investigation, haunted by the past, uncover truth, crimes, dishonesty, murder, sister, suicide, law enforcement, family relations, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Psychiatrist Ann Hecker is ending one relationship and possibly starting an important new one, while finding that some of the sexual exploits her patients relate are weighing on her. Turning to a married friend from her research days for guidance, ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: protagonist as suspect, serial killer, woman in danger, s&m, investigation, psychiatrist, erotic thriller, female protagonist, danger, dishonesty, love affair, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Shadow of Doubt (1998)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An attorney (Melanie Griffith) uncovers a political conspiracy in the brutal killing of a wealthy young woman.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: politics, courtroom, murder, amateur detective, mystery, criminal heroes, legal action, crime, deadly, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 850
Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: neo noir, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo-noir, addiction, mystery, graphic violence, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 501
Fourth Story (1991)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't want to be found. But since Shepard is strongly ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: private detective, investigation, missing person, couples, femme fatale, manipulations, law enforcement, amateur detective, love and romance, mystery, hidden identity, police detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
That Beautiful Somewhere (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A detective teams up with a young female archaeologist to unravel the mysterious death of a 'bog body' found in a native swamp rumoured to have curative powers. It is the story of two wounded souls searching for healing and redemption
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: swamp, redemption, investigation, police detective, mystery, crimes, murder, deadly, opposites attract, rivalry, law enforcement, female corpse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%