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Palmetto (1998)
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Palmetto (1998)
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, realistic, sincere, sexy, suspense, erotic, tense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, sex, neo noir, scam, cigarette smoking, crime, mystery, femme fatale, murder, cons and scams, police investigation, urban, confined, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, power relations, frame up, missing person, political corruption, who done it, false arrest, testimony ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and suspense films with plots about murder, crimes, crime, dishonesty, neo noir, betrayal and deadly mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Palmetto: Out of Time (2003), China Moon (1994), After Dark, My Sweet (1990), Mulholland Falls (1996), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 6.5
 51K
Out of Time (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Matt Lee Whitlock, respected chief of police in small Banyan Key, Florida, must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion. Matt Lee has to stay a few steps ahead of his own police force and everyone he's trusted in ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, small town, frame up, crime, arson, faked death, divorce, protagonist as suspect, double murder, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 5K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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, twists and turns, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: murder, neo noir, investigation, neo-noir, crime, frame up, self defense, small town, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
After Dark, My Sweet (1990)
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, suspense, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, kidnapping, boxer, mental illness, crime gone awry, crime, femme fatale, murder, vengeance, cons and scams, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, neo noir, police, political corruption, crime, police investigation, mystery, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, celebrity, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, neo noir, alcoholic, crime, corpse, private investigator, mafia, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary ...
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.4
 27K
Body Heat (1981)
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: sexy, atmospheric, sexual, cynical, clever ...
Plot: femme fatale, murder, neo-noir, neo noir, prison, crime, betrayal, crimes of passion, faked death, lust, protagonist as suspect, smoking ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 3K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, kidnapping, murder, protagonist as suspect, crime, betrayal, blackmail, criminal, crime gone awry, manipulations, cons and scams, police corruption ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, betrayal, neo noir, hospital, poker game, alcoholic, mansion, pistol, hostage, rain, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: This remake of the 1946 movie of the same name accounts an affair between a seedy drifter and a seductive wife of a roadside cafe owner. This begins a chain of events that culminates in murder. Based on a novel by James M. Cain.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspense, serious, clever ...
Plot: murder, obsession, betrayal, sex, adultery, crime gone awry, neo noir, conspiracy, confession, infidelity, crime, neo-noir ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.0
 7K
Harper (1966)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Harper is a cynical private eye in the best tradition of Bogart. He even has Bogie's Baby hiring him to find her missing husband, getting involved along the way with an assortment of unsavory characters and an illegal-alien smuggling ring.
Style: clever, cynical, stylized, tense, witty ...
Plot: cons and scams, neo noir, murder, private detective, mystery, missing person, crime, partners against crime, police investigation, investigation, crimes, kidnapping ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 33K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Seen-it-all New York detective Frank Keller is unsettled - he has done twenty years on the force and could retire, and he hasn't come to terms with his wife leaving him for a colleague. Joining up with an officer from another part of town to ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, erotic, sexy, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, police, femme fatale, suspect, newspaper, crime, police detective, oldies, strong sexual content, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 1K
Three Way (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Lew is a small time loser with a troubled past and a very big secret. Overhearing a couple plan a kidnapping, Lew is tempted to come up with a scheme of his own. He decides to get to the victim first and then blackmail the real criminals. His plan ...
Style: dark humor, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, murder, blackmail, love, adultery, yacht, crime gone awry, crime, small town, femme fatale, hostages, jewelry ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Underneath (1995)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Michael Chambers has come home to Austin, Texas. To the mother who's starting a new life and the brother driven by old jealousies. To the places he remembers and the memories he can't forget. And to Rachel, the woman he married and then ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, betrayal, crime, murder, heist, armored car, noir, couple relations, city, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 9K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, witty, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, murder, mystery, missing person, femme fatale, crime, amateur detective, investigation, ex-cop, retired, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, neo-noir, betrayal, crime, small town, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, couples, couple relations, neo noir, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 10K
Night Moves (1975)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Private detective and former football player Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as a former Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return ...
Style: clever, tense, suspense, cynical, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, neo noir, florida keys, mystery, missing person, neo-noir, femme fatale, crime, espionage, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: florida, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
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, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, murder, neo noir, private detective, jazz club, crime, neo-noir, mystery, jazz, amateur detective, political corruption, oldies ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Experiment in Terror (1962)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she tells the police. However she manages to contact F.B.I. agent ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, neo noir, psychopath, special agents, crime, mind game, bank robbery, heist, woman in danger, chases and races, confined, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 6.5
 28K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, memory loss, ransom, amnesia, murder, confined, police, factory, survival, infidelity, mystery, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.2
 10K
Jade (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Someone does a nasty hatchet job on a San Fransisco big noise and the Assistant D.A. takes charge of the investigation. Through a web of blackmail and prostitution involving the Governor, an old lover of the law man emerges as a prime suspect and he ...
Style: erotic, sexual, twists and turns, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, strong sexual content, femme fatale, sexuality, mysterious character, legal investigation, crime, manipulations, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.1
 355
Love Is a Gun (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A model causes an obsessed police photographer to lose his girlfriend and become a murder suspect.
Style: suspenseful, serious, surreal, realistic, mind bending
Plot: investigation, false accusation, murder, crime, strong sexual content, neo noir, betrayal, crimes, false accusations, deadly, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Someone to Watch Over Me (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
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 ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, marriage, neo noir, socialite, romance, police detective, witnessing a crime, crime, urban, woman in danger, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.4
 46K
Bound (1996)
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: sexy, suspense, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lesbian, mafia, femme fatale, women's prison, gays and lesbians, love affair, neo noir, murder, crime, gangsters, lesbian lover, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Traces of Red (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack, a Palm Beach detective, becomes involved in a case of multiple murders. All the women can be linked to Jack in some way. Jack and his partner have no leads, but numerous suspects. The murders continue, along with anonymous letters from the ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, sexual, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, mystery, femme fatale, reluctant partners, serial killer, manipulations, crime, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, who done it, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 2K
The Betrayed (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revelation, warehouse, criminal, crime, crime gone awry, theft, psycho, trust, murder, mystery, missing child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 12K
Final Analysis (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Barr is a psychiatrist who falls in love with the sister of one of his clients. She's beautiful and married to a gangster. She hates her husband but is unable to escape from him.
Style: sexual, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, serious ...
Plot: murder, femme fatale, psychiatrist, infidelity, sex, betrayal, neo-noir, crime, mystery, gangsters, manipulations, lust ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Best Laid Plans (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Rich, successful Bryce meets beautiful Lissa at a bar one night and invites her back to his house, not suspecting for a moment that Lissa isn't really who she seems. What unfolds next is a dangerous, tangled web of double-crosses and seduction.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, clever, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, crime, crime gone awry, small town, cons and scams, crimes, dishonesty, couples, manipulations, couple relations, nothing goes right, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Mortal Passions (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A scheming woman (Krista Errickson) seeks to kill her husband to collect the insurance money, and is willing to seduce anyone she can to do it - including her husband's brother.
Style: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tragic ending
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, inheritance, infidelity, dishonesty, crime, manipulations, cons and scams, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 566
Tick Tock (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Stunning trophy wife Rachel Avery is stuck in a cold, loveless marriage with her millionaire husband, Holden. So when Holden goes away on a trip, Rachel hooks up with her close friend Carla, and the two hatch a plan to murder Holden and collect on ...
Style: serious, rough, erotic, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: murder, blackmail, sex, betrayal, crime, legal investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, femme fatale, private detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Last Seduction II (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Femme fatal/con artist Bridget Gregory travels to Barcelona and targets another businessman to scam him of his money while a relentless private investigator tries to track her down.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, private detective, crime, hidden identity, bank, protagonist as suspect, crime gone awry, investigation, manipulations, dangerous attraction, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, new york, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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