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, serious, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, deadly, murder, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger and crime mostly in Thriller, Action and Crime genres. Some movies like The Pass: Postmortem (1998), Dirty Work (2006), Absence of the Good (1999), BlackMale (2000), Fatal Instinct (1992). 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, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, law enforcement, manhunt, mind game, profiler, psychopath, deadly, crimes, writer's life, police detective, american abroad ...
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, prostitute, police detective, police investigation, deadly, dishonesty, danger, police corruption, gambling, law enforcement, reluctant partners, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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, suspenseful, serious, suspense
Plot: serial killer, deadly, police corruption, psychopath, rivalry, murder, protagonist as suspect, family problems, law enforcement, haunted by the past, addiction, mind game ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 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, suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, siblings relations, disorder, dishonesty, crime gone awry, deadly, cons and scams, blackmail, lesbian, female nudity, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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 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, realistic, sexy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: strong sexual content, neo noir, dangerous attraction, crime, mystery, crimes, fall in love, femme fatale, power relations, police detective, sexual relations, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, sexual
Plot: mystery, crimes, dangerous attraction, romance, love and romance, supernatural ability, love affair, murder, danger, police detective, deadly, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, on the run, police detective, crimes, witnessing a crime, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, chase, injustice, misfit ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, survival, good versus evil, vengeance, police corruption, partners, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, serial killer, police detective, danger ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: murder, cons and scams, crimes, rivalry, danger, crime gone awry, murderous pair, kidnapping, dishonesty, deadly, cheating, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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: sexy, realistic, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: neo noir, manipulations, crimes, betrayal, ambition, obsession, murder, gambling, vengeance, rivalry, best friends, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, video cassette, agent, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, crime, mystery, government conspiracy, government ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, nightclub, uncover truth, investigation, amateur detective, nightlife, deadly, danger, crimes, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, clubbing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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, serious, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: obsession, serial killer, murder, mind game, small town, deadly, crimes, barbershop, shovel, baseball bat, investigation, buried alive ...
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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, mystery, deaf, corruption, chase, mute or deaf, crimes, police corruption, tough heroes, disability, rivalry, stalking ...
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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, infidelity, nanny, babies and infants, family relations, family problems, deadly, dishonesty, couples, danger, family in danger, criminal heroes ...
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: realistic, mind bending, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, undercover, estrangement, amateur detective, danger, twins, investigation, manipulations, crime, death in the family, switching roles, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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: rough, serious, bleak, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police corruption, police detective, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, murder, law enforcement, dishonesty, deadly, bagpipes, amazing grace hymn ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ 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: suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, frame up, manhunt, betrayal, cons and scams, crimes, criminal heroes, protagonist as suspect, gangsters, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, serial killer, murder, love and romance, crimes, crime, love triangle, couples, deadly, dishonesty, adultery, painter ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, police investigation, kidnapping, pedophilia, police detective, mind game, who done it, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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, dishonesty, prison, couple relations, dangerous attraction, heist, love triangle, adultery, armed robbery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.7
 419
Final Move (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The LA police are baffled: someone is killing people who have been found innocent of violent crimes. At the crime scenes, DNA evidence and clues linked to chess point to a suspect who's dead, recently executed for murders with a similar M.O. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, psychopath, serial killer, who done it, mystery, life is a bitch, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: murder, crimes, state affairs, murderous pair, uncover truth, partners against crime, danger, police investigation, law enforcement, political conspiracy, partners, political corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 4.0
 526
Bare Witness (2002)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Professional killer Gav Reed commits a grave mistake allowing himself to be videotaped (as she always does, for a documentary she hopes to sell to Hollywood about the real nocturnal 'eldest business' there) by Julie Spencer, one of Max ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, suspense ...
Plot: murder, prostitute, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, femme fatale, investigation, serial killer, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, who done it, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
No Rest for the Wicked (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Madrid, the beginning of the century. One day, the police inspector Santos Trinidad coming home very drunk, is involved in a triple murder. But there is a witness who managed to escape and that could incriminate him. Santos undertakes an ...
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, dishonesty, danger, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, violence, death, neo noir, secret past, judiciary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, rough
Plot: chases and races, life is a bitch, crime, mystery, murder, frame up, righting the wronged, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, false accusation, crimes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.1
 401
Choke (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Henry, an uptight businessman who sometimes acts with questionable ethics, nevertheless rejects Ron, a scam artist who wants a partner. Ron won't let up and finds a lever to blackmail Henry, whose daughter Gina has killed a pedestrian in a ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: murder, hitman, unlikely criminals, mystery, danger, deadly, dishonesty, parents and children, crimes, crime, manipulations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, police investigation, criminal heroes, tough law enforcer, crimes, chases and races, partners, law enforcement, dishonesty, crime gone awry, false accusation, heist ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Two Shades of Blue (1999)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Susan Price has written a #1 bestseller, a steamy novel about a woman's search for the ultimate sexual experience entitled, "The Dark Side of Judith." When Susan is framed for the murder of her fiance, billionare publisher Jack ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: murder, undercover, danger, frame up, woman in danger, life turned upside down, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect, crimes, deadly, phone sex, strong sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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: serious, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: deadly, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, mystery, danger, psychopath, law enforcement, strong sexual content, chases and races, manhunt, amateur detective ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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