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Palmetto (1998)
 6.1
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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, serious, realistic, suspense, twists and turns, psychological, intense, tense, atmospheric, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unfaithful wife, kidnapping, police investigation, femme fatale, scam, crimes, crime, mystery, frame up, murder, who done it, neo noir, political corruption, law enforcement, husband wife relationship, adultery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex convict, release from prison, writers, cigarette smoking, secrets, plot twist, manipulation, extramarital affair ...
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 crimes, murder, crime, neo noir, manipulation, betrayal and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Palmetto: The Last Seduction (1994), Out of Time (2003), Mulholland Falls (1996), China Moon (1994), Body Heat (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, money, betrayal, neo noir, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, runaway, bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
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 6.5
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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, twist ending, twists and turns, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, frame up, faked death, crime, law enforcement, cons and scams, double murder, race against time, protagonist as suspect, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, miami, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, investigation, political corruption, police, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, partners against crime, neo noir, tough law enforcer, law enforcement ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.3
 6K
China Moon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, investigation, crimes, crime, dishonesty, nudity (full frontal - brief), frame up, self defense, interrogation, twists & turns, hotel lobby ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, sexual, atmospheric, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, murder, adultery, neo-noir, lust, betrayal, crimes, crime, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.3
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Out of Season (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Romania, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, hitman, manipulation, crime gone awry, manipulations, femme fatale, hidden identity, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
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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, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crime, crimes, dishonesty, amateur detective ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.8
 38K
Sea of Love (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, tense, sexy, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, murder, police, femme fatale, police detective, newspaper, crime, crimes, sexual relations, strong sexual content, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 7.1
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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: tense, psychological, cynical, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, neo noir, investigation, infidelity, murder, missing person, femme fatale, espionage, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, florida, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
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Deceiver (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The gruesome death of a prostitute brings suspicion on one of her clients, James Wayland, a brilliant, self-destructive and epileptic heir to a textile fortune. So detectives Braxton and Kennesaw take Wayland in for questioning, thinking they can ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: murder, mind game, police investigation, secret, violence, crimes, prostitute, law enforcement, investigation, deadly, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: West Germany, USA
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: serious, sexy, suspense, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, obsession, betrayal, infidelity, conspiracy, crime, crimes, fatal attraction, romance, love affair, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
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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, suspenseful, rough, suspense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, murder mystery, investigation, femme fatale, crimes of passion, strong sexual content, sex, manipulation, mysterious character, dangerous attraction, manipulations, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Right Temptation (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.
Style: suspenseful, serious, erotic, suspense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: love triangle, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, private detective, infidelity, power relations, couples, manipulations, betrayal, investigation, obsession, frame up ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 13K
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
Plot: murder, lawyer, courtroom, mystery, crimes, crime, danger, legal, court, courtroom drama, neo noir, beach house ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 13K
Insomnia (1997)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detectives Jonas and Erik are called to the midnight sun country of northern Norway to investigate a recent homicide, but their plan to arrest the killer goes awry, and Jonas mistakenly shoots Erik. The suspect escapes, and a frightened Jonas pins ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: police investigation, murder, insomnia, neo noir, crime, crimes, police detective, mystery, loss of partner, dishonesty, deadly, murder mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
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Harper (1966)
Genre: 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: cynical, suspenseful, enigmatic, psychological, twists and turns ...
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, neo noir, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, las vegas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.6
 67K
Kiss the Girls (1997)
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: twist ending, serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: psychopath, serial killer, woman in danger, missing person, violence against women, police investigation, who done it, profiler, crimes, forensics, investigation, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c., california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
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: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, dark humor ...
Audience: boys' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Gone Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: mystery, missing person, police investigation, murder mystery, twists & turns, investigation, disappearance, missing wife, manipulation, femme fatale, adultery, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012, 2010s, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, st. louis missouri, manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Transsiberian (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, Spain, Lithuania
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: rough, tense, suspenseful, serious, twist ending ...
Plot: travel, murder, train, tourist, crime, couples, train ride, crimes, sexual tension, dishonesty, marital problem, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, china, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
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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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: extramarital affair, murder, psychiatrist, infidelity, gangsters, betrayal, love triangle, family problems, femme fatale, manipulation, mystery, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Killing Time (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After bagging his latest victim, a murderous sociopath (Kiefer Sutherland) decides to steal the dead man's identity and pose as the deputy of a remote coastal town, where the local sheriff (Beau Bridges) and his lover (Camelia Kath) are cooking ...
Style: rough, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, small town, frame up, mistaken identity, disorder, investigation, mystery, hidden identity, law enforcement, crime, manipulation, love triangle ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Cleaner (2007)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Single father and former cop Tom Cutler has an unusual occupation: he cleans up death scenes. But when he's called in to sterilize a wealthy suburban residence after a brutal shooting, Cutler is shocked to learn he may have unknowingly erased ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crimes, murder, police corruption, crime, ex law enforcer, murder investigation, mystery, ex cop, graphic violence, buried truth, corrupt law enforcer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: neo noir, armored car, murder, heist, betrayal, crime, crimes, neo-noir, couple relations, couples, wedding, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: neo noir, missing person, murder, jazz, jazz club, private detective, political corruption, crime, crimes, neo-noir, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, texas, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Black Dahlia (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Israel, Bulgaria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lee Blanchard and Bucky Bleichert are former boxers-turned-cops in 1940s Los Angeles and, when an aspiring young actress turns up dead, Blanchard and Bleichert must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: police investigation, pornography, dangerous attraction, femme fatale, neo noir, obsession, murder, hollywood, love triangle, danger, mystery, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1947, year 1946
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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 ⇓
28%
 6.4
 11K
The Hot Spot (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A loner moves in to a small Texas town, finds himself a job, and sets about plotting to rob the local bank.
Style: atmospheric, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: neo noir, femme fatale, infidelity, accountant, dishonesty, crimes, manipulation, love triangle, love and romance, cons and scams, dangerous attraction, bank robbery ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, virginia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.9
 26K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, crimes, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%