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, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gambling, murder, hitchhiking, crimes, life is a bitch, addiction, police corruption, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, down on your luck, dog, serial killer, desert, highway, hitchhiker, police officer, heroine, eyeglasses
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to The Pass

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, law enforcement, danger and crime mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like The Pass: Postmortem (1998), Dirty Work (2006), Absence of the Good (1999), The Confidant (2010), Marked for Murder (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, writer's life, psychopath, law enforcement, police detective, deadly, manhunt, mind game, profiler, crimes, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: glasgow scotland
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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: suspenseful, serious, rough, tense, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, prostitute, police investigation, reluctant partners, dangerous attraction, gambling, dishonesty, crimes, tough heroes, police corruption, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, chicago illinois
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84%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: serial killer, dealing with death, deadly, protagonist as suspect, psychopath, family problems, police corruption, murder, golden years, mind game, investigation, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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82%
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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: neo noir, bleak, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: rivalry, betrayal, intrigue, best friends, murder, vengeance, obsession, crimes, dishonesty, ambition, gambling, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, frame up, video cassette, agent, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, crime, deadly, dishonesty, government conspiracy, tv station ...
Time: 80s
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61%
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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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, siblings relations, heist, cons and scams, deadly, crime gone awry, dishonesty, disorder, blackmail, doctor, lesbian, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
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59%
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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: suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: obsession, murder, mind game, serial killer, crimes, deadly, small town, investigation, hairdresser, baseball bat, undercover, shovel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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59%
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Favor (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kip's perfect life is put in jeopardy when the waitress with whom he's having a casual fling is accidentally killed in their motel room. Desperate, he turns to childhood friend and loser, Marvin, to help get rid of the body. Marvin agrees ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: murder, crimes, friends, deadly, dishonesty, life turned upside down, disposing of a dead body, death, danger, graphic violence, disorder, buddies
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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59%
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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: rough, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police corruption, chase, dishonesty, on the run, crime, danger, life is a bitch, chases and races, crimes, deadly, witnessing a crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 11
White Lie (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, neo noir
Plot: uncover truth, injustice, betrayal, writer's life, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder, artists and showbiz, gun, hostage, writers, theft
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense, realistic
Plot: murder, danger, dishonesty, crime gone awry, crimes, cons and scams, kidnapping, murderous pair, deadly, rivalry, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
 17
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, police investigation, political conspiracy, deadly, murder, political corruption, dishonesty, danger, crimes, partners against crime, partners, murderous pair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa
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52%
 6.7
 73
Nexus (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Holly is a struggling singer whose life is torn apart when she loses custody of her daughter, Chloe. When she travels to her soon to be ex-husbands estate in the country, for a weekend visit with Chloe, she is shocked to discover that he is missing. ...
Style: neo noir, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: conspiracy, false accusation, on the run, uncover truth, frame up, life turned upside down, betrayal, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, murder, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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48%
 4.3
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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: neo noir, serious, realistic, erotic, rough ...
Plot: strong sexual content, power relations, danger, murder, couples, police detective, crime, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, fall in love, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 4.4
 75
Zoom Hunting (2010)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Yang Ruyi (32), a fashion magazine photographer, lives with her elder sister Yang Ruxing (33), a rational, introverted detective fiction author. Ruyi has inadvertently photographed a couple making madly passionately love. Few days later in a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: murder, amateur detective, voyeurism, crimes, deadly, dishonesty, infidelity, family relations, couples, adultery, siblings relations, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, mystery, unlikely criminals, hitman, danger, crime, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, manipulations, parents and children, manipulation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, manhunt, frame up, betrayal, crime gone awry, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, gangsters, law enforcement, femme fatale, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans, alabama
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46%
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, serial killer, who done it, psychopath, deadly, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, nightlife, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, danger, drugs/alcohol, clubbing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, mystery, woman in danger, corruption, chase, museum, coin, nudity (full frontal - brief), deaf, mute or deaf, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: a vision, romance, supernatural ability, deadly, love and romance, dishonesty, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, danger, love affair, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 3.7
 385
The Lost Angel (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
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: psychological, rough, suspenseful, scary, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, crucifix, danger, investigation, law enforcement, dealing with death, deadly, crimes, mystery, murder, curses spells and rituals, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.3
 163
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending ...
Plot: twins, murder, manipulations, hidden identity, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty, disorder, strong sexual content, crime, deadly, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec, canada, montreal, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 587
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, rough, realistic, neo noir
Plot: murder, serial killer, police investigation, kidnapping, mind game, police detective, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, life is a bitch, law enforcement, pedophilia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, nanny, murder, family problems, dishonesty, babies and infants, rivalry, criminal heroes, deadly, crimes, danger, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.3
 20
Tucked Away (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On the surface, Ray Ryan has it all. He's a successful advertising executive with a new promotion. He has a nice home and a beautiful fiancée. Underneath it all is a dark secret he's finding harder to hide. Ray's nightmares are ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, crimes, deadly, life is a bitch, murder, secret, abusive father, aging
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.6
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Frame by Frame (1996)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A pair of romantically entangled cops become suspects in the brutal murder of one of their mates.
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: policewoman, triad, law enforcement, partners, deadly, investigation, crime, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, pregnancy, gambling ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.7
 1K
The Suspect (2013)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned turn.
Style: tense, atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: racism, crimes, police investigation, false arrest, law enforcement, society, dishonesty, small town, murder, death, disorder, discrimination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), escapades, crimes, investigation, good versus evil, rivalry, murder, survival, vigilantism, police corruption, vengeance, police detective ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 4.6
 668
Blowback (2000)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Whitman is a psychotic religious killer who was caught by Inspector Morell a former seminarian, whose religious knowledge led to Whitman's capture. Whitman was tried and sentenced to death. However, he was rescued by a secret government group ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, police detective, psychopath, religions or cults, undercover, danger, violence spree, deadly, legal, special agents, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san diego california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%