Movies like Passion and Paradise

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Passion and Paradise (1989)
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Passion and Paradise (1989)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Sir Harry Oakes is a wealthy magnate, living amongst the British aristocrats who have made their home in the Bahamas just prior to World War II. Their small community is one of privilege and status and when Sir Harry's beloved daughter marries a handsome but penniless gigolo, Alfred De Marigny, Sir Harry is outraged by the union. But before Sir Harry can break up the marriage he is brutally and viciously murdered and his son-in-law is the prime suspect. Nothing is as it appears and Sir Harry's death soon points towards intrigue and deception on an international scale.
Plot: gambling

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, gambling, murder, deadly, dishonesty, crime and female nudity mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres. Some movies like Passion and Paradise: The River King (2005), Assumed Killer (2013), Flutter (2011), Phantom Halo (2014), Dead at 17 (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The River King (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Abel Grey is sent to investigate the death of a boy from an exclusive local school, who is found floating in the river. Fearing scandal, the school insists it was suicide. But after discovering from the boy's girlfriend, Carlin, that he was ...
Style: suspenseful, serious
Plot: chase, law enforcement, deadly, uncover truth, life is a bitch, mystery, crimes, student life, murder, school, investigation, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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100%
 3.5
 367
Assumed Killer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bernard Salzmann's thriller Assumed Killer tells the tale of a reporter investigating a serial killer. After she suffers an accident and becomes an amnesiac, she begins to suspect her husband may be the person responsible for the brutal slayings
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: memory loss, serial killer, investigation, murder, danger, deadly, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, amateur detective, media, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
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64%
 5.2
 305
Flutter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Chancer John lives for playing the odds - and he's always willing to take a calculated risk. But when he meets the mysterious and beautiful female bookie Stan, he discovers there's much more to gambling than just greyhounds and horses. ...
Plot: betting, female antagonist, gambling, husband wife relationship
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58%
 5.2
 776
Phantom Halo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two brothers barely scrape by as their father continues to gamble and drink away the money they do bring home. They hatch a plan for a robbery but at what price?
Plot: father son relationship, brother brother relationship, gambling
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 511
Dead at 17 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Alyssa's 17-year-old son Jason commits suicide, something doesn't sit right. As she and her daughter Danni begin to take a deeper look in the circumstances surrounding Jason's death, they discover that he may have been involved ...
Plot: stripper, murder, psychopath, group of friends, loss of son, dark secret, disposing of a dead body, nightclub, murder disguised as suicide, death of son, accidental death, pole dancer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
No Place to Hide (1981)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Amy is the Mannings only daughter. After the death of her rich father, she lives together with her stepmother. Recently she sees a man in black following her, waiting for her in her car, wanting to kill her. The police can't help her. But who ...
Plot: slasher, cabin, lake, insanity, sexploitation, police, chase, student, art student, stepmother, dead father, classroom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Horseplayer (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A blonde (Sammi Davis) seduces a quirky liquor-store worker (Brad Dourif) as inspiration for her artist boyfriend (M.K. Harris).
Style: psychotronic
Plot: liquor store, neo-noir, murder, gambling, neo noir
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.4
 207
Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fresh out of prison, all Ray wants is to get back with Lacy, but she's in a stable relationship now with Elliott, a pacifist, and wants nothing to do with him. When she's kidnapped by Ray's former associates, he and Elliott must team ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, crimes, rivalry, vengeance, love triangle, danger, friends, confined, daring rescue, missing person ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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The Steam Experiment (2009)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A deranged scientist locks 6 people in a steam room and threatens to turn up the heat if the local paper doesn't publish his story about global warming.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: global warming, human nature, mind game, danger, confined, psychopath, crimes, mad scientist, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 187
Fantasten (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Claus, a car salesman and a passionate gambler, gets his 19-year-old son Silas mixed up in considerable gambling debts owed to criminals, he is forced to put his own life at risk to save his son.
Plot: russian roulette, criminal, female nudity, gambling, casino, father son relationship, male nudity, teenage boy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Lies of the Victors (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Fabian Groys, a renowned journalist for a political news magazine, enjoys great freedom, since the stories he uncovers make for good sales. When he loses a hot story about the German army, the editor saddles him with a young female intern. Fabian ...
Plot: porsche, journalist, gambling, injection, press conference, zoo, suicide, male nudity
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30%
 5.1
 215
49 Days (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Liu (Stephen Fung) awaits execution after he is convicted of murdering his friends. According to Chinese superstition, the souls of the dead have 49 days to wander the earth before going to heaven or hell for an eternity. Liu and his lawyer (Gilian ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: ghost, frame up, curses spells and rituals, life is a bitch, danger, dishonesty, deadly, reincarnation, city life, unfulfillment, legal, martial arts ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 589
Fatal Desire (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Fatal desire tells the story of the first Internet-related murder in the United States. Sharee Miller is a 27-year-old fiancee, when interviewing with Jerry Cassaday in an Internet chat room. Soon they are in the real life begin a passionate affair. ...
Style: suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: casino, computers and web, domestic disturbance, parents and children, teenage life, supportive spouse, couples, deadly, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, love and romance, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rhode island, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 1K
I, the Jury (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Jack Williams was the best friend of Vietnam veteran and detective Mike Hammer. When Jack is murdered, Mike makes it his business to solve the crime. He is helped by his secretary Velda, and partly helped, partly hindered by the Chief of Police, Pat ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial killer, private detective, femme fatale, psychopath, vengeance, power relations, danger, clinic, dishonesty, couples ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.4
 2K
Finder's Fee (2001)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After finding a wallet in the street tepper calls the owner in order to return it. After making the call he discovers that the lottery ticket inside is a $6 million winner. To add to things his friends are on their way over for their weekly poker ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: lottery, poker, neo noir, cons and scams, crimes, gambling, dishonesty, mind game, lottery ticket
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Big Sleep (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The classic Raymond Chandler tale retold with Mitchum taking over the Bogart role.
Style: talky, clever, stylized, cynical, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, neo noir, femme fatale, forbidden love, gambling, blackmail, crime, mystery, gangsters, crimes, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Wake in Fright (1971)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney, but as one night stretches into several he plunges headlong into ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, bleak, christmas horror
Plot: gambling, sexism, teacher, beer, drunkenness, violence, coin toss, mining town, australian outback, kangaroo, fish out of water, wilderness ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia, mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Cold Creek Manor (2003)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Wanting to escape city life for the countryside, New Yorkers Cooper Tilson (Quaid), his wife Leah (Stone) and their two children move into a dilapidated old mansion still filled with the possessions of the previous family. Turning it into their ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Lazarus Project (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After Ben Garvey foolishly turned back to crime, he thought his life was over when he was sentenced to death by lethal injection. But his death sentence isn't quite what it seems, as Ben regains consciousness near an eerie psychiatric ward, ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, psychological, tense, scary ...
Plot: lethal injection, mental institution, death penalty, chainsaw, afterlife, mysterious character, uncover truth, crime, rehabilitation, crime gone awry, paranoia, psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.5
 450
Backfire (1987)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mara McAndrew's marriage is falling apart. Her husband, Donnie, a Vietnam veteran, suffers troubling flashbacks about the war, leaving him unresponsive to her needs. Mara wants out, but she also wants Donnie's money. When Mara meets a ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: murder, cheating wife, inheritance, infidelity, family problems, crime, couple relations, deadly, betrayal, unsupportive spouse, crimes, manipulations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.1
 12K
Owning Mahowny (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was ...
Style: psychological, sincere, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: gambling, casino, money, embezzlement, obsession, niagara falls, banker, surveillance, addiction, crime, police investigation, debt ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, canada, atlantic city new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.6
 746
Innocent Lies (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In September 1938 a British detective comes to a small French coastal town in order to investigate the death of a colleague. Prime suspects are the members of English aristocratic family with plenty of skeletons in the closet. This is a loose ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, incestuous desire, mystery, who done it, dishonesty, best friends, crime, deception, jealousy, wealth, seduction ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
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The Gambler (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Lithuania
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Paramedic Vincentas is a passionate gambler, who is forced to make radical decisions to return the debts. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Love, life and death will be at stake.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, tense
Plot: gambling, unsupportive coworkers, disorder, workplace romance, dishonesty, workplace, ambition, nothing to lose, doctors and patients, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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The Price of Desire (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mac (Dan Frank) and Monica (Kira Reed) want to add an element of sexual intrigue to their marriage so they begin picking up men and playing games with them. Monica gets to add a little spice to her life, while Mac can fulfill his voyeuristic ...
Plot: black panties, female nudity, sex, open marriage, cuckolded husband, blow job, infidelity, adultery, red panties, white panties, thong panties, threesome ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 4.6
 115
After the Game (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After the Game is a crime fiction murder mystery with a theme of "after the game of poker" and "after the game of life." It deals with revenge, deceit, lust and greed, and explores karma and the afterlife. Aging gambler Benny ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: murder, gambling, vengeance, afterlife, crimes, crime, rivalry, deadly, dishonesty, mind game, sex, female nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
I Dream of Murder (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Johanna is a therapist on the verge of a midlife crisis. When one of her patients is found brutally murdered, she takes it upon herself to solve the mystery. But why is this stressed-out shrink willing to risk her marriage, her career and her entire ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: midlife crisis, serial killer, murder, deadly, investigation, power relations, doctors and patients, crimes, mystery, nightmare, dream, female psychiatrist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.3
 560
Confined (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A couple moves into a quiet neighborhood. With too much time on her hands, the woman begins to suspect that someone is confined in the basement next door.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: couples, deadly, danger, woman in danger, family relations, captivity, dishonesty, suburbs, parents and children, crimes, life is a bitch, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.6
 792
Obsessed (2002)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman claims she had an affair with a married neurosurgeon and stands trial for allegedly harassing him.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, manipulations, mental illness, mind game, psychiatrist, dangerous attraction, dishonesty, infidelity, prison, doctor, doctors and patients, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Another Man's Wife (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After a traumatic car accident, a couple and their daughter decide to spend a short vacation in a cabin in the woods. While trying to rebuild their lives, the constant reminder of the woman who they overwhelmed remains indelible in the minds of the ...
Plot: cabin, bed, kissing, boxer shorts, campfire, burning man, infidelity, adultery, underwear, car accident, forest fire, cabin in the woods ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.
Style: psychological, bleak, disturbing, depressing, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, mother son relationship, massacre, antisocial behavior, parents and children, family relations, haunted by the past, guilt, violence, family problems, estrangement, mass murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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