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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Body Heat
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
113 min.
 7.4
Gone Baby Gone
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
114 min.
 7.7
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Most similar movies to Palmetto

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out sexy, realistic, suspense and serious films with plots about corruption, dialogue, crimes, twists & turns, murder, runaway and crime mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres. Some movies like Palmetto: Mulholland Falls (1996), Sea of Love (1989), Jade (1995), China Moon (1994), Body Heat (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mulholland Falls
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.8
 33K
Sea of Love
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, erotic, sexy, tense, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Jade
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, murder mystery, chase, corruption, car chase, strong sexual content, femme fatale, sexuality, prostitution, violence, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
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    User:   93%
 
 6.2
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China Moon
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, surprise ending, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crime, neo-noir, investigation, betrayal, neo noir, infidelity, police corruption, small town, twists & turns, noir, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida
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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 ...
Plot: murder, crime, betrayal, femme fatale, neo-noir, lawyer, adultery, greed, neo noir, obsession, sexuality, investigation ...
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Jennifer 8
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, surprise ending ...
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Time: 20th century, 90s
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Style: suspenseful, tense, stylized, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, crime, espionage, murder, gambling, secret agents, strong sexual content, neo noir, sex, revenge, twists & turns, male nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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    User:   64%
 
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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, twists and turns ...
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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System:   60%
    User:   60%
 
Someone to Watch Over Me
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, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   65%
 
 6.1
 7K
Knight Moves
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A psychologist falls for a world-class chess player suspected of odd murders linked to his game.
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   52%
 
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: murder, military, investigation, betrayal, crime, conspiracy, mystery, rape, corruption, violence, reluctant partners, sexualized violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   53%
 
 6.6
 10K
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, twists and turns, serious ...
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
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, california, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   54%
 
 6.2
 7K
Blink
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 ...
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    User:   64%
 
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
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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, clever, serious ...
Plot: murder, betrayal, crime, obsession, sex, crime gone awry, adultery, neo-noir, neo noir, lawyer, pornography, male nudity ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   53%
 
Best Laid Plans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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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: suspenseful, clever, suspense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, small town, heist, betrayal, neo noir, murder, twists & turns, kidnapping, plot twist, death, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nevada, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   45%
 
American Gigolo
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his clients is murdered and Detective Sunday begins ...
Style: serious, gloomy, suspenseful, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: murder, crime, redemption, stylish, prostitution, loneliness, police investigation, investigation, guilt, prostitute, murder mystery, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
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System:   53%
    User:   58%
 
 6.2
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Twilight
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, witty, serious, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, crime, murder, investigation, neo noir, amateur detective, nudity (topless - notable), cancer, police investigation, dialogue, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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 6.5
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Shattered
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: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, amnesia, investigation, betrayal, chase, murder, memory loss, memory, twists & turns, hospital, secrets ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oregon
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System:   49%
    User:   45%
 
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Mortal Thoughts
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, crime gone awry, friendship, death, police investigation, murder mystery, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   46%
 
 6.5
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Lonely Hearts
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, serial killer, police investigation, murder, obsession, women, chase, death, violence, neo noir, seduction, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
 6.6
 8K
Suspect
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a Supreme Court judge commits suicide and his secretary is found murdered, all fingers point to Carl Anderson (Liam Neeson), a homeless veteran who's deaf and mute. But when public defender Kathleen Riley (Cher) is assigned to his case, ...
Style: suspenseful, clever, tense, surprise ending, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, murder, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyer, crime, chase, conspiracy, dedicated lawyer, police investigation, murder mystery, homeless ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, vietnam, washington d.c.
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System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
 6.3
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Black Widow
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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 ...
Plot: crime, obsession, investigation, murder, femme fatale, mystery, twists & turns, fbi, crimes, identity, plot twist, police investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 6.3
 31K
Femme Fatale
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.
Style: sexy, stylized, suspenseful, clever, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, heist, voyeurism, femme fatale, betrayal, identity, murder, paparazzi, twists & turns, stylish, hotel, mistaken identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, cannes, paris france
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System:   47%
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 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 ...
Plot: police investigation, mystery, investigation, serial killer, kidnapping, chase, murder, missing person, police, interracial romance, brutality, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: north carolina, los angeles, usa, washington d.c.
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System:   47%
    User:   54%
 
 6.7
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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, twists and turns ...
Plot: murder, crime, gay, neo noir, death, violence, parents and children, redemption, police investigation, twists & turns, family drama, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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System:   47%
    User:   44%
 
 6.1
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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, suspenseful, realistic, 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%
 
Internal Affairs
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, serious, rough, sexual ...
Plot: police corruption, crime, police investigation, vengeance, investigation, police, neo noir, murder, strong sexual content, corruption, manipulation, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   52%
 
A Perfect Murder
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, clever, exciting, suspense ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, crime, betrayal, artist, greed, revenge, adultery, chase, investigation, marriage, private detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   43%
    User:   39%
 

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