Movies like The Pass 1998

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The Pass (1998)
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The Pass (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman with a compulsive gambling problem which has led to his wife leaving him, travels to Reno, Nevada for some gambling therapy which takes a turn when he picks up a psychotic serial killer posing as a hitchhiker.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, hitchhiking, crimes, neo noir, life is a bitch, addiction, police corruption, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, down on your luck, serial killer, hitchhiker
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, crime and danger mostly in Thriller, Action and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Pass: Postmortem (1998), Dirty Work (2006), Absence of the Good (1999), Fatal Instinct (1992), Dream Man (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.0
 2K
Postmortem (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The only thing James wants is to remain away from Scotland. One day, however, he receives a fax, a printout of an unknown person's obituary. The next day, he is charged and arrested for the murder of this person.
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, manhunt, deadly, law enforcement, profiler, police detective, writer's life, crimes, mind game, psychopath, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s
Place: glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.3
 263
Dirty Work (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bad City is the tangled story of three men's lives: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, prostitute, police investigation, police detective, gangsters, reluctant partners, danger, police corruption, gambling, dangerous attraction, crimes, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Absence of the Good (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes' home life is beginning to crumble in the wake of his ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: serial killer, family problems, law enforcement, psychopath, police corruption, rivalry, murder, death in the family, deadly, addiction, haunted by the past, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 4.3
 340
Fatal Instinct (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A homicide detective (Michael Madsen) falls for a resort owner (Laura Johnson) suspected of slaying a playboy developer.
Style: erotic, serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, neo noir, power relations, femme fatale, crimes, dangerous attraction, fall in love, sexual relations, crime, mystery, danger, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 4.7
 243
Dream Man (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Kris is a homicide cop with psychic abilities. She works to prove that the prime suspect in her latest case (the much younger husband of the millionaire victim) is innocent. But are her visions true, or planned by someone who knows what she can see?
Style: sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: love and romance, dangerous attraction, supernatural ability, love affair, romance, murder, police detective, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, couples, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Midnight Witness (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Renegade cops are videotaped murdering a motorist and the witnesses are in danger of being their next victims.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, on the run, police corruption, police detective, crime, chases and races, witnessing a crime, crimes, life is a bitch, chase, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
To Protect and Serve (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A rookie cop becomes the chief suspect in the killing of some of his crooked cohorts.
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: vigilantism, rivalry, good versus evil, survival, police corruption, vengeance, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, partners, danger, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
From the Inside (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Alone in their isolated home where no cars pass and no one lives nearby, Vincent and Tally suffer together in a loveless marriage. But what they don't know is that they are not as alone as they think -- a criminal and his psychotic brother are ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, dishonesty, danger, crime gone awry, rivalry, kidnapping, cons and scams, crimes, murderous pair, cheating, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 4.0
 312
The Confidant (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The feature weaves an intricate tale about childhood best-friends that have an unusually strong bond and a more intriguing secret. Both young men are on the right path to promising futures, a first round NFL draft pick, and a talented art major on a ...
Style: realistic, rough, bleak, serious, sexy ...
Plot: neo noir, dishonesty, rivalry, gambling, betrayal, murder, ambition, obsession, vengeance, deadly, best friends, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Marked for Murder (1990)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A snooty female production assistant and an eager gopher at a TV station are assigned by their boss to locate a mysterious cassette. They quickly find themselves framed for murder and pursued by government agents.
Style: rough, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, frame up, video cassette, agent, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, government conspiracy, government ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 2K
The Barber (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eugene is a small town barber, beloved by the local community, but hiding a deadly secret. John is hunting for a serial killer not to expose him but to learn the business! They form a twisted bond and turn the town upside down as Eugene teaches John ...
Style: realistic, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, mind game, crimes, small town, deadly, shovel, undercover, buried alive, barbershop, baseball bat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.1
 1K
Hear No Evil (1993)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jillian Shanahan, a deaf woman, becomes the target of a ruthless and corrupt cop. The cop is looking for a stolen coin, which he plans to keep for himself. A journalist briefly acquires the coin and hides it in Jillian's apartment, then his car ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, deaf, corruption, chase, mute or deaf, disability, rivalry, stalking, danger, woman in danger, tough heroes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear (1998)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A neglectful mother overhears her husband on the telephone at their workplace talking with their babysitter. She discovers they are having an affair and are going to have a baby. She concocts an evil plan to win back her husband and remove the girl ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, infidelity, nanny, dishonesty, rivalry, danger, family in danger, crumbling marriage, crimes, criminal heroes, babies and infants, family problems ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.3
 153
Twin Sisters (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman flies from Los Angeles to Montreal to investigate the supposed death of her identical twin. What she finds out could get her killed.
Style: rough, mind bending, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: murder, danger, twins, estrangement, amateur detective, undercover, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, death in the family, disorder, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.5
 315
Dog Watch (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A San Francisco detective (Elliott) goes wild when he discovers his partner dead and the presumed culprit standing over him. After beating the man to death, he comes to his senses and realizes that he has to get rid of the body of the beaten man. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, rough, realistic
Plot: police corruption, police detective, investigation, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, murder, crimes, life is a bitch, crime, kicked in the crotch, amazing grace hymn ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.0
 575
The Collector (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Une policière, Maud Graham, suit un tueur en série qui agresse des femmes. En même temps, elle héberge un jeune prostitué et un fugueur de 12 ans. L'action se déroule dans la ville et capitale de la province du même nom, Québec.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: serial killer, murder, kidnapping, pedophilia, police detective, mind game, riddles and clues, crimes, who done it, police investigation, life is a bitch, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.3
 862
Tough Luck (2003)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A tense and intricate web of deceit and betrayal entangles Archie, a wandering grifter who is hired by a traveling carnival owner to murder his beautiful wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, frame up, manhunt, crime gone awry, betrayal, criminal heroes, cons and scams, femme fatale, dishonesty, law enforcement, protagonist as suspect, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.1
 169
The Paint Job (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Taav's first feature occupies the same setting and psychological territory as David Lynch's visions of small-town America. About a love triangle, involving house painter Wesley (Patton), his boss Willie (Pastorelli) and Willie's ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, love triangle, deadly, dishonesty, couples, crime, crimes, love and romance, painter, neighbor ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 5.8
 647
Payback (1995)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Oscar Bonsetter tells a dying prisoner that he will take revenge on the sadistic guard who killed him. In exchange, Oscar is told of a stash of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he goes to get revenge, he gets sidetracked by ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: femme fatale, neo noir, vengeance, crimes, prison, love triangle, couple relations, dangerous attraction, heist, dishonesty, ex convict, armed robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.6
 342
BlackMale (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Plot is actually pretty crafty and full of (surprisingly) unsuspecting twists. The special effects are actually quite realistic which is surprising for such a low budget movie. Bokeeem Woodbine plays his role with a serious emotion that only ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: disorder, deadly, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, cons and scams, siblings relations, heist, blackmail, female nudity, sex, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 1K
Sorted (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young lawyer gets more than he bargains for while investigating his brother's mysterious death.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, nightclub, rave, nightlife, deadly, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, amateur detective, investigation, clubbing, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 14
Impunity (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: South Africa
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: danger, deadly, political corruption, political conspiracy, law enforcement, dishonesty, partners, partners against crime, police investigation, murder, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.2
 142
Dangerous Love (1988)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A psychopath kills members of a video dating club and records their deaths.
Style: suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: chases and races, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, false accusation, law enforcement, deadly, dishonesty, righting the wronged, frame up, murder, crime ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Top of the World (1997)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being robbed. The police believe their big win was a staged ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, chases and races, crimes, crime gone awry, partners, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 338
Freeway (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A deeply-disturbed priest goes on a murderous night-time rampage across America's highways.
Style: suspenseful, tense, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mystery, murder, danger, strong sexual content, law enforcement, deadly, psychopath, manhunt, crimes, crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Deathly Compulsion (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A present-day thriller about a man with a needle in his brain. This needle poisons his mind and tortures him with morbid thoughts and an urge to kill. When he finally commits a murder there is a witness, who is drawn into a deadly game of cat and ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: murder, heroes, crime, protagonist as suspect, race against time, serial killer, police investigation, crimes, chases and races, law enforcement, psychopath, deadly ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.3
 1K
Taped (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johan and Saar make a final attempt to save their marriage by going on vacation to Buenos Aires. In keeping a promise to their daughter they will make a video of their activities there. When they accidentally witness (and videotape) a brutal murder ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chases and races, urban, misfit, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, police corruption, fish out of water, on the run, danger, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, realistic, serious, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: murder, bar, police investigation, vengeance, false accusation, crime gone awry, protagonist as suspect, crime, dangerous attraction, manipulations, crimes, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, london, australia, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.7
 373
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Story: Slight off-balance police inspector Palmer (Alison Eastwood) works with Father Brian (Judd Nelson) to solve for a religion-based killer, while she deals with her teen-aged goth sister.
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, mystery, religions or cults, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, crimes, who done it, danger, murder, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Double Jeopardy (1992)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Jack Hart lives with his lawyer wife and yound daughter and enjoys a wonderful life. Jack's old girlfriend, Lisa, comes into town and they have an affair. Lisa kills her current boyfriend in self-defense and Jack witnesses the whole thing. Lisa ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological
Plot: femme fatale, investigation, murder, betrayal, legal investigation, manipulations, love and romance, dedicated lawyer, legal, dishonesty, courtroom drama, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%