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 serious, suspenseful, realistic and tense films with plots about crimes, murder, deadly, dishonesty, gambling, danger and crime 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: serious, suspenseful, enigmatic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, mystery, murder, school, deadly, dishonesty, teenager, danger, crimes, student life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serial killer, memory loss, murder, investigation, life is a bitch, uncover truth, crimes, amateur detective, deadly, danger, mystery, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
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%
 4.5
 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, dancing, father son relationship, party, mother daughter relationship, canadian, cover up, strip club, accidental death, drugged drink ...
⇓ 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: university, psychiatrist, sexploitation, police, stepmother, art student, student, chase, lake, insanity, slasher, cabin ...
⇓ 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, cult film
Plot: liquor store, neo-noir, neo noir, gambling, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, bleak
Plot: lottery, poker, mind game, dishonesty, gambling, crimes, cons and scams, neo noir, lottery ticket
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, tense, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: global warming, mind game, human nature, danger, confined, crimes, psychopath, mad scientist, race against time, law enforcement, deadly, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: michigan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, semi serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, prison, rescue, rivalry, friends, missing person, love triangle, vengeance, danger, crimes, daring rescue, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 208
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: teenage boy, male nudity, father son relationship, russian roulette, female nudity, gambling, criminal, casino
⇓ 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: gambling, journalist, male nudity, suicide, press conference, zoo, injection, porsche
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: serious, bleak, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, frame up, crimes, danger, power relations, reincarnation, dishonesty, deadly, life is a bitch, city life, legal, destiny ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.7
 849
Luckytown (2000)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Kirsten Dunst plays a young woman (Lidda), who is searching for her father (James Caan). She finds herself at odds with her boyfriend who wants nothing but a carefree lifestyle.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: vengeance, gambling, gangsters, criminal heroes, romance, fall in love, uninhibited rivalry, parents and children, crimes, rivalry, betrayal, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: rough, serious, suspenseful, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, psychopath, femme fatale, murder, investigation, serial killer, vengeance, transsexual, sexual relations, witnessing a crime, crime, violence spree ...
Time: 80s
⇓ 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, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, neo noir, forbidden love, femme fatale, gambling, blackmail, crime, mystery, gangsters, 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: bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious, christmas horror
Plot: gambling, sexism, kangaroo, mining town, australian outback, teacher, beer, drunkenness, violence, coin toss, wilderness, social relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: cheating wife, murder, inheritance, infidelity, family problems, crime, couple relations, betrayal, deadly, dangerous attraction, crimes, unsupportive spouse ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, psychological, serious, tense, scary ...
Plot: lethal injection, mental institution, death penalty, chainsaw, mysterious character, uncover truth, afterlife, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, rehabilitation, paranoia ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: country house, danger, family problems, mystery, crimes, teenage girl, murder, hospital, horse, haunted house, twists & turns, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.2
 1K
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, workplace situations, workplace intrigue, nothing to lose, workplace, ambition, disorder, dishonesty, love and romance, doctors and patients, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 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, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: incestuous desire, murder, investigation, brother sister incest, who done it, dishonesty, mystery, crime, crimes, best friends, deception, secret ...
Time: 30s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: france
⇓ 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: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious, rough
Plot: murder, gambling, afterlife, mind game, rivalry, vengeance, crime, crimes, dishonesty, deadly, lesbian, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: serial killer, murder, midlife crisis, power relations, deadly, mystery, crimes, doctors and patients, investigation, bar, marriage, 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: dishonesty, couples, family relations, captivity, woman in danger, danger, deadly, parents and children, suburbs, crimes, life is a bitch, captive ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: mother son relationship, psychopath, antisocial behavior, massacre, adolescence, evil child, family relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, guilt, violence, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, connecticut, new york
⇓ 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: tense, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, serious ...
Plot: obsession, manipulations, mind game, psychiatrist, dangerous attraction, mental illness, dishonesty, infidelity, prison, doctor, doctors and patients, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Stranger at the Door (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Katherine "Kathy" is happily married to businessman Greg Norris and lives in his beautiful home with his about 18-year old daughter Tara. When suddenly a charming young man, who Tara first saw lurking around in the garden, turns up on ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: garden, family in danger, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, family relations, adoption, parents and children, cons and scams, dishonesty, deadly, adopted son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.4
 11K
The Other Man (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of a husband who suspects his wife of adultery, and sets out to track down the other man in her life.
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: family problems, dishonesty, obsession, crumbling marriage, love affair, human nature, infidelity, betrayal, love triangle, adultery, secret lover, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, milan italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Spiral Staircase (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: People are trapped in a house with a killer.
Plot: dark and stormy night, mute, serial killer, dead woman, mansion, island, murder, spiral staircase, secret, storm, based on a novel, plot twist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%