Movies like Pacific Heights

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Pacific Heights (1990)
 6.4
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Pacific Heights (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, clever, scary, serious, realistic, cynical, neo noir, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, manipulation, mind game, yuppie, con artists, cheating, lodger, manipulations, mastermind, fight back, danger, family problems, urban, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, eviction, mysterious character, domestic disturbance, cons and scams, profanity, terrorizing, indoor, neighbor, attempted murder ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, beverly hills

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Most similar movies to Pacific Heights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about murder, deadly, crimes, psychopath, danger, rivalry and dishonesty mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Pacific Heights: The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), Single White Female (1992), Fracture (2007), Internal Affairs (1990), The Rich Man's Wife (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A suburban family chooses seemingly sweet Peyton Flanders as their newborn's nanny. Only much later does the infant's mother, Claire Bartel, realize Peyton's true intentions -- to destroy Claire and replace her in the family. The ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, tense, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: nanny, obsession, vengeance, asthma, family in danger, danger, psychopath, domestic disturbance, haunted by the past, loss of child, rivalry, manipulations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, san francisco
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Single White Female (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Attractive Manhattanite Allison Jones has it all: a handsome beau, a rent-controlled apartment, and a promising career as a fashion designer. When boyfriend Sam proves unfaithful, Allison strikes out on her own but must use the classifieds to seek ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: obsession, wannabe, mental illness, psychopath, manipulation, borderline personality disorder, lookalikes, manic, manipulations, woman in danger, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fracture (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, intellectual, enigmatic, serious ...
Plot: murder mystery, mind game, courtroom drama, investigation, manipulation, lawyer, legal investigation, obsession, outsmarting, adultery, murder, perfect crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ 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, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, manipulation, internal affairs, psychopath, crimes, yuppie, corrupt cop, rivalry, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A rich man's wife finds she has a bad prenuptial agreement with an even worse husband. Over drinks with a stranger, she fantasizes about doing her husband in to void the prenupt. The stranger decides to turn her imagination into reality much to ...
Style: tense, non-linear, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, bar, police investigation, vengeance, crimes, manipulations, manipulation, couples, dangerous attraction, false accusation, mind game, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, london, australia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Perfect Tenant (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Twenty years ago Danny Summer found his father hanging from the rafters on Christmas Eve. Ever since that night he has been plotting revenge. When Brian Hartwell moves into Jessica Michael's guesthouse, she has no idea that her new tenant has a ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, haunted by the past, mind game, mysterious character, split personality, psychopath, crimes, mentally unstable, chase, rivalry, danger, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Wait Until Dark (1967)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: After a flight back home, Sam Hendrix returns with a doll he innocently acquired along the way. As it turns out, the doll is actually stuffed with heroin, and a group of criminals led by the ruthless Roat has followed Hendrix back to his place to ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, clever, psychological, serious ...
Plot: heroin, disability, blindness, plot twist, murder, search, crimes, crime, drug dealing, stabbing, neighbor, photographer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, montreal quebec, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.2
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Impact Point (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Pro Beach Volleyball star, Kelly Reyes, faces challenges everyday, fierce competitors, the press, but nothing could prepare her for him.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, scary
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, rivalry, danger, murder, stalking, mind game, obsession, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, psychopath, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Jennifer 8 (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: A big city cop from LA moves to a small town police force and immediately finds himself investigating a murder. Using theories rejected by his colleagues, the cop, John Berlin, meets a young blind woman named Helena, who he is attracted to. ...
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, fall in love, obsession, murder, school, falling in love, mystery, police investigation, blindness, crimes, crime, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Jagged Edge (1985)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires lawyer Teddy Barnes to defend him, despite the fact she ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, partners against crime, dishonesty, fighting crime, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Perfect Guy (2015)
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a painful breakup, Leah seems to meet the perfect guy. But she soon discovers his violent side that disrupts her life.
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: fatal attraction, woman in danger, obsession, stalking, stalker, mind game, danger, vengeance, psychopath, rivalry, couple relations, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Suspended Animation (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Hollywood animator Tom (Alex McArthur) gets lost in the Michigan woods after a snowmobile ride goes wrong. He finds refuge at an isolated cabin inhabited by two sisters (Laura Esterman and Sage Allen). Initially grateful to them, Tom soon realizes ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 4.9
 411
Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hangman (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
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Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 3.9
 793
Shelter Island (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ally Sheedy is a retired golfer turned motivational speaker. Patsy Kensit plays her lover and also works with her. There is another girl as well. There are some difficulties at work, a New York firm. So Ally decides she's going to go away for ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, tense, surprise ending ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
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Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
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Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Lady Beware (1987)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Young and good looking Katya, a window dresser for a big department store in Pittsburgh, begins a love story with a journalist, Mac Odell. She is however stalked by Jack, a married man who has a fixation with her. Jack makes Katya's life ...
Style: neo noir, sexy, serious, realistic, psychological ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Sadie and Kevin have decided to spend a romantic weekend together at his lake house. But when an unexpected- and unfortunate- text from her best friend Jennifer to Kevin reveals a lurid love affair between the two, Sadie spirals a into a hunger for ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, surreal, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, sexy, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: infidelity, dangerous attraction, betrayal, femme fatale, obsession, manipulations, dishonesty, mind game, crimes, rivalry, manipulation, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, tense, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Friend of the Family II (1996)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Style: erotic, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, neo noir ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.6
 57K
Copycat (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, murder mystery, psychology, police investigation, mind game, maniac, profiler, crimes, police detective, agoraphobia, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 35K
13 Sins (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A bright but meek salesman, drowning in debt as he's about to get married, receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he's on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a multi-million dollar cash prize.
Style: psychological, twist ending, scary, serious, twists and turns ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 2K
Exit Speed (2008)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: bus, gang, murder, survival, psychopath, danger, rivalry, deadly, vengeance, escapades, crimes, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%