Movies like Palmetto

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Palmetto (1998)
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Palmetto
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.
Style: suspenseful, gloomy, serious, sexy, realistic, suspense, erotic, sincere, tense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, mystery, murder, sex, police investigation, neo noir, neo-noir, cons and scams, plot twist, noir, greed, chase, betrayal, twists & turns, pornography, urban, paranoia, dialogue, confined, adaptation, crimes, secrets, storytelling, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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Bound
Crime, Romance, Thriller
USA
108 min.
 7.4
Body Heat
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 7.4
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Most similar movies to Palmetto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspense, serious, realistic and sexy films with plots about twists & turns, corruption, runaway, mentor, crimes, dialogue and greed mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Palmetto: Mulholland Falls (1996), Sea of Love (1989), China Moon (1994), Transsiberian (2008), Jennifer 8 (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mulholland Falls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 107 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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Sea of Love
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
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Audience: boys' night
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Story: Detective Kyle Bodine falls for Rachel Munro who is trapped in a violent marriage. After shooting her husband, Kyle relucantly agrees to help hide the body, but Kyle's partner is showing an unusual flair for finding clues.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, surprise ending, sexy ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
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    User:   68%
 
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Transsiberian
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Trans-Siberian train journey from China to Moscow becomes a thrilling chase of deception and murder when an American couple encounters a mysterious pair of fellow travelers.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, serious ...
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 6.3
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Jennifer 8
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending, serious ...
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Story: In Queens, Mike Keegan is celebrating with his wife Ellie, his son Tommy and friends his recent promotion to detective in a precinct in Manhattan. Meanwhile, in a fancy club, the socialite Claire Gregory witnesses the murder of the owner of the ...
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Audience: boys' night
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    User:   59%
 
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Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
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    User:   50%
 
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Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, scary, psychological ...
Plot: mystery, serial killer, chess, investigation, crime, murder, police investigation, betrayal, resort, protagonist as suspect, murder mystery, police ...
Time: 90s
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    User:   58%
 
 5.4
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Duration: 108 min.
Story: Nelson Crowe is a CIA operative under the thumb of the Company for a disputed delivery of $50,000 in gold. They blackmail him into working for the Grimes Organization, which is set up as a private company for hire, to blackmail prominent ...
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Plot: betrayal, crime, espionage, murder, gambling, secret agents, strong sexual content, neo noir, sex, revenge, twists & turns, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   51%
 
 6.5
 7K
Shattered
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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: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, serious ...
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System:   59%
    User:   63%
 
 6.2
 9K
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    User:   61%
 
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    User:   63%
 
 6.6
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The Big Easy
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Remy McSwain is a New Orleans police lieutenant who investigates the murder of a local mobster. His investigation leads him to suspect that fellow members of the police force may be involved.
Style: clever, sexy, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: crime, police, police corruption, corruption, murder, police investigation, investigation, romance, neo noir, verbal byplay, uncover truth, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.4
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Bound
Genre: Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 90s
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 7.4
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Body Heat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.
Style: atmospheric, sexual, sexy, cynical, clever ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
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Just Cause
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crime, revenge, prison, police, rape, investigation, manipulation, neo noir, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
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The Deep End
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: With her husband Jack perpetually away at work, Margaret Hall raises her children virtually alone. Her teenage son is testing the waters of the adult world, and early one morning she wakes to find the dead body of his gay lover on the beach of their ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   51%
    User:   42%
 
 6.6
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Kiss the Girls
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense, surprise ending ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
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The General's Daughter
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When the body of Army Capt. Elizabeth Campbell is found on a Georgia military base, two investigators, Warrant Officers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill, are ordered to solve her murder. What they uncover is anything but clear-cut. Unseemly details ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, military, investigation, betrayal, crime, conspiracy, mystery, rape, corruption, violence, reluctant partners, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
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 6.3
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Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Federal agent Alexandra Barnes believes that Catherine Petersen is a serial killer who marries rich men and then murders them for their money. But since Catherine is seemingly a master of disguise and has multiple identities, Alexandra can't ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, stylized ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, murder, serial killer, police investigation, conspiracy, uncover truth, neo noir, corruption, investigation, police, brutality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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System:   47%
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Devil in a Blue Dress
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman ...
Style: clever, stylized, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The intriguing relationship between three desperados, who try to kidnap a wealthy child in hope of turning their lives around.
Style: suspenseful, surreal, cynical, tense, suspense ...
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Time: 80s
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System:   46%
    User:   48%
 
The Morning After
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Failed actress Alex Sternbergen wakes up hungover one morning in an apartment she does not recognize, unable to remember the previous evening -- and with a dead body in bed next to her. As she tries to piece together the events of the night, Alex ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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System:   44%
    User:   42%
 
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The Two Jakes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, cynical ...
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, private detective, mystery, betrayal, infidelity, adultery, dialogue, crimes, corruption, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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System:   44%
    User:   50%
 

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